Pop the champs! ‘RHONYC’ is back and there’s some serious drama brewing in the Big Apple. Tonight, it happened to revolve around Aviva — keep reading to see who ganged up on her!
After almost two years off the air, The Real Housewives of New York City is back. On the Season 6 premiere, we meet new housewife, Kristen Taekman, and the cattiness was at an all-time high with the ladies leading an anti-Aviva Drescher movement. Did Aviva make nice with her frenemies?
The Ladies Gab About — What Else? — Each Other
Season 6 opens with glitz and glam at Carole Radziwill‘s author picture photoshoot, with returning housewife Heather Thomson tagging along for moral support. We love to see these ladies laughing amicably — and not even over Pinot!
Speaking of Pinot Grigio, Ramona Singer pays Sonja Morgan a visit at her Upper East Side apartment. Sonja is sporting an identical ‘do to Ramona, and we have to say, both of these blondes look mighty fine. In a moment of fabulous foreshadowing, Sonja lets us in on her little secret: “New haircut, new boys.” Word on the street is, she’s into the under-30 crowd these days, and lucky for us, we meet her 20-something boy toy later in the episode.
While civil girl talk is nice and all, the next scene brings in the first bit of real drama with a typical Real Housewives move: screening calls. Carole avoids Aviva‘s call, explaining that the two have held their distance since last season’s argument at Carole’s book party.
Remember, Ramona isn’t too fond of Aviva either, calling her “vicious,” adding that she has “really nothing to say to her.” Good thing Heather is throwing her birthday party and all ladies will be confined in the same club.
Sonja Morgan: She’s A Cougar
Heather’s party rolls around that night and Sonja walks in with none other her boyfriend Benjamin on her arm. “I went from 80 to 20 in six seconds because my ex is in his 80’s and Ben is in his 20’s, but people are ageless to me,” says Sonja. “Big Ben — he’s the big to my bang!” A little bit of jealousy is sparked in the sexy Sonja when she sees another knockout blonde taking to Benny Boo — and it’s (gasp!) new Housewife, Kristen.
Meet The New Housewife
New housewife, Kristen, is a mother of two, bombshell model and wife of eight years to Josh Taekman, an entrepreneur and former coworker of Heather’s. Midway through tonight’s episode, cameras take us into the couple’s date night and we get some insight into their marriage. Kristen bribes Josh with sexual favors, in return for his punctuality. Then he gives her diamond earrings so she promises she’s going down to third base (punctuality no longer necessary). Takeaway from the new blonde in town: “It’s a joke between Josh and I that I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I’m pretty. I get away with a lot.”
All Against Aviva
Back at the party, Aviva greets Sonja by asking about her ex-husband Harry, but in the strangest way possible, the ladies make nice.
As for Carole, the feelings aren’t so mutual when she’s bombarded with the news that Aviva is writing a memoir and wants to enlist her editing help. Two authors going head-to-head? Read between the lines, and that spells trouble. “It’s so typical for you to launch right into, ‘How can you help me?,'” rants Carole, adding, “That reminded me some of the reasons why I wanted to keep a friendly distance from her, in the first place.”
Next up, Aviva tries to diminish the distance between her and Ramona, grabbing her away from her husband to make amends. “I want to give you a hug, if you’ll receive it,” says Aviva, but Ramona wasn’t quite in the hugging mood. “Aviva wants a hug? Are you kidding me?” says Ramona. “You’re lucky I’m not stabbing you with a knife.” The ladies share some fighting words, Ramona attacks Aviva’s character and needless to say, the season’s first cat fight was pretty epic.
Sonja Hosts Ladies’ Lunch & Aviva and Ramona Whine Over Wine
Sonja preps for a ladies’ tea party or shall we say, her interns prep for the tea party. The woman has more in-house interns than we can count, but it looks like they maxed out at four. Ramona and Kristen join Sonja and her minions for yet another session of girl-on-girl gabbing. Cat fights, alcohol and a wacky meditation session were served on a silver platter.
One of the talking points at Sonja’s tea party was that Aviva called Ramona to request to meet for cocktails. The frenemies end up meeting for a drink, which quickly turns into a few shots of tequila. Good thing because this girl date is awkward with a capital A! Of course, with libations, comes comedic relief. “The shot wasn’t a big deal,” said Aviva. “I’ve swallowed much worse.” Gotta hand it to her for having a good sense of humor in a sticky situation!
The drinks keep on flowing, the ladies tip way past tipsy and actually end up having an amazing time together. We love to see these two making up! We just hope that their hangover doesn’t outlast their friendship.
Coming Up On Season 6
If you thought episode one was fabulous, get excited for more. The season promo has us giddy for many upcoming Manhattan moments — Sonja puts on what looks to be a burlesque show, a yacht party goes to the deep end, the clique heads to a rodeo and the drama hits an all-time high with Carole screaming, Aviva scolding and Heather crying. And did we mention Countess LuAnn is back? Yep, that’s happening.
On the serious side, Ramona sends her daughter off to college and Kristen and her husband hit rocky relationship troubles. The season promo wraps with a full-blown brawl that ends with Aviva’s detached leg falling to the floor, and not gracefully. Ladies, play nice!
HollywoodLifers, have you missed The Real Housewives of New York City? Is this cast your favorite of the franchise?