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It has been a few seasons since the 'RHONY' has cast a new housewife. In fact, the last newcomer was Tinsley Mortimer in season nine because Barbara Kavovit was just a "friend of" for season 11, not holding an apple. For season 12, rumors were swirling OG housewives Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps would be out on their behinds and after the reunion, no one was seemingly going to miss the high horse Countess. Now, this same Countess revealed the truth behind the cast shake-ups...and it looks like it has nothing to do with her or the Singer Stinger. Barbara will not be returning, though it was de Lesseps who introduced her to the cast. Luann spoke with Michelle Collins on SiriusXM to spill the tea and dispel other casting rumors, most prominently that her ex-husband Tom D'Agostino's ex-girlfriend, Missy Pool, was in the running to join the series per good friend, Ramona. Yes, as you may have seen over the past few seasons, Singer and Pool are close friends and Pool would appear at events thrown by Singer which were also attended by D'Agostino and de Lesseps or just the latter. It was very awkward but classic Ramona.
In terms of bringing Missy on as a regular, Luann said this: "I don't think that's going to happen. I think they already cast somebody else. Can't tell you who, but I think they did!" Apparently, the singer/performer/whatever she is, does not know much about the new apple holder but hopefully she will be fun and fabulous...and not touch the Morgan letters. As for Barbara's exit, there was nothing in depth or any bad blood which we know about but she did let Luann know she was not Adele and it was enough for us to be happy! The rest of the cast- Bethenny Frankel, Sonja Morgan, Tinsley Mortimer, Dorinda Medley- are all set to return for the new season set to start filming in just a few weeks! Cannot wait to see who this mystery housewife is but if you follow these ladies on Instagram, we will probably know sooner rather than later!