The Real Housewives of New York City friend of the show, Elyse Slaine, confirmed on Tuesday that she would not be attending the upcoming reunion. The reality star responded to a tweet asking about her status, and the former bond trader replied simply.
“I won’t be at the reunion.”
Twitter user LoveAndyC asked the star if she would be at the taping and speculated that Ramona Singer was to blame. Elyse and her co-star Ramona went at it on social media last week. The new reality actress was in a cameo when cast newbie Leah McSweeney accused the blond businesswoman of defecating during sex. The video quickly went viral, and Ramona shared her thoughts when she commented on an Instagram post that referenced it.
“These girls are blatantly lying to create fake news in order to try and gain their own fame. It is very sad, immature and quite frankly mean girl behavior,” Ramona wrote.
Some fans questioned if she was the reason that Elyse would not be at the taping. Fans speculated that the original cast member was blocking her former bestie’s attendance because Elyse had a lot of information on her. Ramona and Elyse’s friendship dates back many years, and the ladies run in the same social circles in New York City.
“I wonder if elyse[sic] not being there was influenced by Ramona in any form,” a fan questioned.
“That’s because she knows too much about Ramona,” another fan tweeted.
Others speculated that Elyse’s status as a friend of the show determined her attendance.
“Why would Elise[sic] be at the reuniuon[sic] anyway except for a few minutes – isn’t she “a friend” aka an extra,” one commenter asked.
Bravo has two cast member levels on their housewives franchises — full-time members and friends of the show. The latter has less air-time. However, the reality star’s level doesn’t necessarily determine whether or not they are invited to attend a reunion. Several friends of the program have attended before, including Marlo Hampton from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Camille Grammer-Meyer from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Some fans were not happy about the news.
“I have grown to really like Elyse,” a fan wrote.
“How about no Ramona, Elyse takes her seat,” commented another.
Not many details about RHONY Season 12 finale have been released. Although, as The Inquisitr previously reported, an insider expected Tinsley Mortimer to attend after quitting mid-season.