Eboni K. Williams Makes History as First Black Real Housewives of New York City Cast Member
There's a new housewife in town!
Eboni K. Williams joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City and made history as the first black cast member on the Bravo episode. "NYC is full of successful and dynamic black women. I look forward to being the first black housewife to join this legendary franchise," said the lawyer and television presenter in a statement on Thursday, October 8, a slice of life in this city that has never been was seen before. Anyone who is aware of my work knows that I am not holding back. I'll keep it as real here as anywhere else. "
The 37-year-old, presenter and executive producer of Revolt Black News, will appear on the show alongside stars Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Leah McSweeney.
In August, RHONY star Dorinda Medley announced her decision to leave the reality series after six seasons. "What a trip it was. I laughed and cried and tried to make it nice," she told fans. "But all things must come to an end. This was a great opportunity for me to heal when my late husband Richard died."
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As fans may recall, Dorinda joined RHONY in 2015 and became a beloved member of the cast.
Two months before Dorinda's departure, Tinsley Mortimer announced she was leaving the series. And in 2019, before the show's 12th season, fan favorite Bethenny Frankel also left RHONY for good.
"I've decided to leave the Housewives franchise to explore my next chapter," she said in a statement. "It's time to focus on my daughter, my philanthropy and my production partnership with Mark Burnett, and to produce and act in shows that represent a change in conversation for women. With the changes in modern culture, I want to highlight strength , Trust and unstoppable power that women have. "
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