The New ‘RHONY’ Cast: A Reason to Tune in Again

Real Housewives New YorkLast night on Andy Cohen’s Big Bravo Dog and Pony Show (otherwise known as Watch What Happens Live) we finally got to lay eyes on the three women who will be joining “Countess” LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Ramona Singer for cattiness in the Big Apple as full-fledged Real Housewives of New York? Last summer Bravo slashed the cast of the stagnating Real Housewives of New York firing Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop (who I still think is some sort of bedazzling zombie unleashed on New York City as a sign of the apocalypse) and now we get a look at their replacements.

From the clip we saw last night (check it out below) it looks like they’re not going to mix well with the veterans. Just who are these women and what do we know about them? Here’s all the info we could dig up for now.

Aviva Drescher



Occupation: She’s a real actual housewife.

Family: Divorced from real estate mogul Harry Dubin, who fathered her son Harrison. Currently married to fancy pants banker Reid Drescher, who fathered her children Hudson, and Sienna. She is helping to raise Veronica, her husband’s daughter from a previous marriage. The Nanny star Fran Drescher is her cousin and thinks Aviva shouldn’t be doing the show.

Fun Facts: Aviva, a native New Yorker, has a masters degree in French Literature and a law degree. She had a childhood accident on a conveyor belt at a diary farm which resulted in her losing part of one leg. Housewife She’s Most Likely to Feud With: Fellow former banking wife Sonja Morgan.

Carole Radziwill


: 47

Occupation: Journalist and author.

Family: Carole’s husband Anthony Radziwill died of cancer in 1999. His mother is Lee Radziwill, who is Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ sister. She was close friends with Carolyn Bessette, who married her husband’s cousin John F. Kennedy Jr. She has no children.

Fun Facts: Carole has won three Emmys and a Peabody award for her work with ABC news covering topics like the Gulf War and landmines in Cambodia. She wrote a New York Times bestseller What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love about the death of her husband, his cousin, and her best friend. She’s been on Oprah and her net worth is estimated on the internet (the most trusty resource in the world) as $50 million.

Housewife She’s Most Likely to Feud With: Fellow married-into-royalty Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.

Heather Thomson


: A lady never reveals

Occupation: Fashion designer and founder of Spanx rip-off Yummie Tummie

Family: Hmmm. We can’t find any. Can she be single?

Fun Facts: Heather helped Sean Puffy Doody Combs start his Sean Jean fashion line and has also designed for Beyoncé and other celebrities who lend their names to clothes. Her shapewear was one of Oprah’s Favorite Things but she was not actually on the show like Carole Radziwill. But she was on Nate Berkus. She is not the comedian.

Housewife She’s Most Likely to Feud With: Fellow wannabe fashion tycoon Ramona Singer.

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