Sonja Morgan isn’t following in the footsteps of the many Real Housewives of New York City cast members who have bashed former star Bethenny Frankel by suggesting the new season will be better now that she’s gone. In fact, during an interview with Daily Mail TV on April 2, Morgan made it clear that when it comes to Frankel’s role on the show, no one will ever truly fill her shoes.
“My girl B is never replaceable. And you all know that,” she said.
While rumors swirled last summer that suggested Frankel had been replaced on The Real Housewives of New York City by new cast member Leah McSweeney — who was ultimately confirmed as a new addition to Season 12 at BravoCon in November 2019 — Morgan said that McSweeney actually joined the cast prior to Frankel’s exit.
“Leah was coming in before Bethenny told us she was leaving,” she shared. “Let’s get that straight.”
Morgan went on to suggest that she didn’t hit it off with the newbie, saying that while her co-star Ramona Singer is an itch she can’t scratch, McSweeney is “like a rash.”
As Real Housewives of New York City fans saw in the trailer for Season 12, McSweeney definitely didn’t hold back when it came to showing her true personality on the show. At one point in the sneak peek, she was caught making out with Tinsley Mortimer.
Looking back on the filming of the new episodes, Morgan said that the 12th season of the Bravo reality series was intense because, at this stage in the game, she and her co-stars know what buttons to push with one another.
“What a hot mess comin’ up… Which I know you love. We’re always funny, but wherever we go there’s drama,” she teased.
Morgan went on to say that while she may not exactly be best friends with McSweeney, she’s definitely someone who represents what it truly means to be a bona fide New Yorker.
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As The Inquisitr previously reported, Morgan spoke to Hollywood Life earlier this year about Frankel’s exit from the show. She said she was excited to see that Frankel was pursuing other things and doing what she believed would be best for her 9-year-old daughter, Bryn, and her boyfriend, Paul Bernon, whom she’s been dating since September 2018.
“I’m happy for her,” Morgan revealed. “She made a choice and I’m happy that she’s done that.”
Frankel will soon be seen in HBO Max’s The Big Shot with Bethenny.