Eboni spoke to The Sun about the network’s decision to shake up the cast during an appearance at Stacey Bendet’s Alice + Olivia party, which celebrated the designer’s 20-year career.
Eboni, who was wearing a pair of hot pink Alice + Olivia shorts and a matching blazer, revealed that she had recently shared a “nice chat” with the Bravo OG. Fans watched Eboni and Ramona clash throughout the season, most notably during Eboni’s Black Shabbat dinner party.
Eboni shared that Ramona called her “about a month ago” after returning from a trip to Rwanda. The duo caught up on each other’s lives, and Eboni told her former co-star that she’d “see her in the Hamptons this summer.”
Bravo executive, Andy Cohen, revealed during a March interview with Variety that the network was rebooting the show with a new group of women who will reflect the city’s diversity.
The decision to rework the Bravo formula came after crashed ratings and heavy social media backlash.
Cohen said—“I think that if you look at any series, where the ratings are declining week to week as the series goes on, and the viewer feedback is growing disenchanted on social media, etc. — I think that was a big red flag for us.”
Eboni told The Sun that she is “really open-minded, trusts the process, and trusts the fabulous executives at Bravo.”
“Stand by and stay tuned,” Eboni teased. “They are working diligently on what [the new RHONY cast] looks like. They are really curating a multi-cultural existing group of friends.”
A future “legacy” spinoff series will feature a group of former RHONY cast members. Cohen has yet to reveal which of the RHONY veterans will stay, and who will be cut.
“Our loyal fans have spoken as to what they want to see and what they don’t want to see — and we’ve taken that all into account,” Cohen said.
He added—“And this is a series where you’re going to expect to see fan favorites from the show’s great history.”
“It’s organic, you know? They were in each other’s lives, and they are in each other’s lives. We’re looking at people who are beloved by fans.”
Cohen pointed out that the network will be offering something for everyone.
“We’re totally revitalizing RHONY’ with the energy and spirit of the city of New York and bringing it up to date,” he said, “while also giving the fans the gift of being able to visit with their old friends.”
Last November, TMZ reported that Bravo canceled the Season 13 reunion after Eboni formally accused Ramona of racism. Her allegation set a third-party investigation into motion. Ramona was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, but Eboni was supposedly “dissatisfied” with the findings of the investigation, Page Six reported.
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