In light of her recent drinking controversy, Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan has decided to give it all up. Although fans may be hard pressed to imagine Morgan abstaining from alcohol, the reality star revealed that her co-stars were ultimately behind her decision to quit. How did they make Morgan get sober?
In an interview with People, Morgan opened up about her decision to leave her alcohol-induced days behind her. Apparently, Morgan has never considered herself a heavy drinker. However, after cameras caught her drunk in Atlantic City last season, Morgan has not been able to shake rumors of a drinking problem.
“I came back this season and they started up again with the drinking,” Morgan revealed in the interview. “And I love to party, I like to get fall-down tipsy but they just wouldn’t let up about it. So you know, I said, ‘I’ll just quit drinking and take the air out of their tires.'”
Although most people find it difficult to stop drinking, Morgan went on to share how she hasn’t had any issues dropping the habit. Instead, the reality star explained how she has never felt the need to drink, despite whatever is going on in her life.
According to Perez Hilton, Morgan clearly blames her fellow Real Housewives of New York co-stars for having to stop drinking. However, other cast members of the series have since shared the positive effect it’s had on Morgan’s personality.
“She’s more calm,” Dorinda Medley observed. “Her skin looks great. I really think I’ve never seen Sonja looking better.”
Even Morgan’s friend and RHONY newcomer Jules Wainstein had good things to say about Morgan’s transformation.
“She’s doing amazing, and that is impressive. She’s never looked better,” Wainstein stated. “Sonja is a strong woman and can do whatever she wants to and do it well. She’s hilarious and she doesn’t take life seriously, like I do.”
Meanwhile, LuAan de Lesseps revealed that Morgan’s drinking had a lot of negative effects on her relationships with the other women on the show. In fact, de Lesseps had to back up Morgan on several occasions.
“It’s the jealous b**ches who are always snitches,” de Lesseps shared after she explained how the other ladies excluded Morgan from certain events.
Interestingly, Morgan’s commitment to stop drinking follows the launch of her own line of cocktails, named Tipsy Girl. With that in mind, Morgan and de Lesseps hinted that Morgan’s business will be one of the topics of conversation on RHONY’s new season. This is especially true considering how it competes directly against Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl products.
At this point, fans will have to wait and see if Morgan is able to follow through with her decision to abstain from all alcohol. As the drama continues to ramp up on the Real Housewives of New York, Morgan might fight it hard and harder to fulfill her promise.
Fans can watch the drama unfold as the Real Housewives of New York continues Wednesday nights on Bravo.
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