Leah McSweeney Returns To Calling Herself A ‘Former’ Housewife

She hasn’t dropped her apple yet.

Leah McSweeney took to Instagram to clarify that she has not been fired from “Real Housewives of New York City” after calling herself a “former ‘Real Housewife of New York'” in a TikTok posted yesterday.

Given the ongoing saga surrounding Bravo’s overhaul of the show, fans took the phrasing as confirmation that she’d gotten the boat.

But McSweeney, 40, begged to differ in a short video she posted on Instagram Stories a few hours after sharing TikTok.

“Okay, I wasn’t trying to cause a stir… I wasn’t trying to make a major announcement by saying I’m a ‘former ‘housewife’ from New York,” she began as she seemingly crossed a sidewalk in New York City. sauntered.

“The show hasn’t been on, or it hasn’t been filmed in a year and a half. So why would I call myself a ‘housewife’? Just say ‘former’, it’s no big deal.”

She continued: “I’m on the ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ [Season 3] and I’ll be at BravoCon, and I can’t wait to see everyone there” — referring to her upcoming appearance at BravoCon 2022, which will take place in three days from October 14.

“Shabbat shalom,” McSweeney concluded, signing off.

McSweeney, the designer behind the streetwear label Married to the Mob, is one of the newer faces of “RHONY,” which debuted at the show in 2019 after Bethenny Frankel’s second exit.

McSweeney starred in seasons 12 and 13.

In March 2022, Bravo announced a retooling of “RHONY,” coinciding with subpar ratings and a disjointed dynamic among the cast — including series OG’s Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and the show’s first black “Housewife,” newcomer to the show. Eboni K. Williams.

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McSweeney stars in the upcoming third season of ‘The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’.
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The plan, as described to Variety by producer and showrunner Andy Cohen, was to create a new version of “RHONY” from scratch — namely, with an all-new cast including a bevy of would-be influencers like Texan-turned-New Yorker Lizzy Savetsky.

Meanwhile, established personas will be relegated to a spin-off tentatively titled “RHONY: Legacy”.

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