Filming for the ninth season of The Real Housewives of New York got underway this week.
Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer hit the ground running by confirming the news on social media with Bravo cameras in tow.
— Luann D'Agostino (@CountessLuann) October 20, 2016
— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) October 13, 2016
— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) October 22, 2016
The network has yet to announce that the series will be returning — but after a climatic eighth season anchored by a major courtship controversy — the high ratings speak for itself.
Reportedly returning for the show’s ninth season are: Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan. Julianne “Jules” Wainstein will be exiting the Bravo series after her rookie season to focus on family and a bitter divorce.
Dorinda called into the ‘Tomorrow Show’ with Keven Undergaro on Thursday where she dished on Jules‘ departure:
“They came to a mutual agreement. I don’t want anyone to think they kicked her off the show. They didn’t. They came to a mutual agreement. She went there and said, ‘I can’t talk about my divorce. I can’t bring my children on. You can’t be in my apartment.’ It’s a show, if [we] can’t talk about [your] divorce, [your] children, or be in [your] apartment, what are we going to talk about?”
When season eight wrapped, Luann was left devastated after Bethenny revealed incriminating news about her costar’s fiancé, Thomas D’Agostino. The couple’s road to the altar has been a bumpy one, but Luann remains ecstatic about her future with her fiancé, and excited about the big day — scheduled to take place on New Year’s eve, in Palm Beach, Florida. Luann de Lesseps revealed in her Bravo blog that she had forgiven Tom for his cheating.
“I was very hurt when Bethenny shared with me, after showing the other girls, the photo of Tom at the Regency. It took me some time to pull myself together after the initial shock. My gut reaction was to think about how this looked to my friends and family, and it wasn’t until I had time to think that I began to understand what I was feeling.”
Whether the wedding will be featured in season 9 is unclear — we’ll have to stay tuned and watch what happens!