Leah McSweeney seemingly confirms she was fired from ‘RHONY’

Leah McSweeney seemingly confirmed she will not be returning for the “Real Housewives of New York City” reboot.

McSweeney — who starred on the Bravo show for two seasons beginning in 2019 — posted a TikTok video on Friday where she sarcastically advised future “Housewives” to not repeat her same mistakes.

“As a former ‘Real Housewife of New York,’ these are five things that I would never do,” McSweeney, 40, said while seemingly emphasizing the word “former.”

She suggested to never “get fully nude,” “get blackout drunk on national television,” “throw food in someone’s face,” “steal the spotlight at another woman’s birthday party,” and of course, “leave the vibrator in the chicken” — which, if fans remember, were all things she did.

Leah McSweeney talking in a selfie video
Leah McSweeney called herself a “former” star on “The Real Housewives of New York City” in a video on Friday.

Bravo didn’t immediately respond to WM Leader’s request for comment.

McSweeney didn’t clarify her remarks, but that didn’t stop fans from speculating about her departure in the comments.

“Waittttt former? Nooooooo,” one user commented.

“former!!!????? girl WHAT,” another asked.

“NOT FORMER 😩😩😩😩😭😭😭,” a fan added.

“i don’t want RHONY with out leah, she deserves to still be on! 😩,” someone else wrote.

“Former? 😢 @bravoandy fix this now 😢,” another fan added, referring to executive producer Andy Cohen.

Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Leah McSweeney talking on "RHONY"
McSweeney previously explained she didn’t want to get her hopes up of being asked back to the Bravo show.
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McSweeney’s comment marks the first time someone from the previous cast has given an update on where they stand with the show, as many have previously alluded to not receiving any information.

WM Leader broke the news that Texan fashion influencer Lizzy Savetsky would be joining the rebooted “RHONY” cast.


Back in March, Cohen revealed that “RHONY” would return to Bravo with two different series: one with a new lineup of cast members and another based around former fan favorites he temporarily dubbed “RHONY Legacy.”

“We’ve spent a lot of time figuring out where to go. And the plan that we’ve come up with, I think, is a real gift to the fans,” he told Variety at the time.

The network has yet to announce either of the casts, but Cohen emphasized that they were prioritizing casting the “RHONY” reboot first.