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It is always an adjustment when a new housewife comes along. Sometimes, it is for the good (looking at you, Jackie Goldschneider) and sometimes, it is for the bad (Carlton Gebbia, Peggy what's her name from last season of RHOC). With the departure of longtime housewife, Carole Radziwill, 'RHONY' needed someone new and why not bring in a friend of Luann de Lesseps since she is riding on the success of her cabaret show. Enter Barbara Kavovit, whom we last saw in season nine when she was telling Carole how Luann would rather go through with the marriage to Tom then call it off and be embarrassed. Basically, she was seemingly throwing her friend and her happiness under the bus, dreading a sham wedding but was still going for support. It all led to more Tom fodder in the Berkshires that holiday. But now, we will get to see Kavovit in a new light, as more than just a concerned wedding guest.
She is friends with both Luann and Dorinda, so maybe she is the one who will bring them back together this season. She's a construction girl so she knows how to build and fix things, which is exactly what we need on this show. Someone as tough and strong as Bethenny and an author, to boot. But, let's face it: you have to be an entrepreneur or a writer or both to be on this show. One thing we do know for sure is she is already going at it with OG, Ramona Singer who mocked Barbara. She basically insinuated she has no idea what position on the show Kavovit will hold but the new addition was not bothered. She called out Singer as being "nasty " and "condescending." We already like her. Season 11 of 'RHONY' premieres tomorrow night on Bravo at 9pm.