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Ramona Singer Confirms RHONY Exit



While we're all pretty much aware that we're getting a rebooted RHONY series and a Legacy spin-off, one of the OG's of RHONY is confirming that after 13 seasons, she will not be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.



“I do not want to do the show any longer,” she told us Friday. “It’s not for me at this time.”

But sources tell us that Bravo didn’t offer the longest-serving member of the cast an opportunity to return for their revamped line-up.


Earlier this year, the network announced that it planned to overhaul the series by starting over with a whole new “RHONY” cast and introducing a “Legacy” edition of the show, which would feature fan favorites from earlier seasons.


On Thursday, Page Six reported that execs were hoping to keep Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan from last season of “RHONY” for the new show and add alums Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin and Dorinda Medley, plus a couple of TBD veterans.



Insiders told us that the network had been open to inviting Singer to be on the new show until recently but went off the idea, in part because Singer — perhaps sensing the writing could be on the wall — had begun trashing the “Legacy” show in the press.


“I’ve been there for a long time. I mean, never say no, never say never,” she said on “Reality with the King” podcast late last month.


“But I also feel like the ‘Legacy’ [show], how could it be really good? The people they are gonna bring back are the people they didn’t want to renew anyways.”


Singer, 65, added, “So now what? Are you gonna call it ‘The Loser Show,’ the ‘Loser Legacy’?”


A network insider tells us the remarks weren’t the whole ballgame, but it didn’t help her chances of getting a contract.


“I don’t think that was the defining moment,” chuckles the source, “but she does seem to put her foot in her mouth a lot.”


It’s something of the end of an era. Singer is the only member of the cast who had been with the show since it launched in 2008 as the second of the “Real Housewives” and has weathered endless on-screen battles and cast shake-ups.

Bravo didn’t comment.




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