In an Instagram live following the July 2, 2020 episode of The Real Housewives of New York, castmembers Leah McSweeney and Elyse Slaine went in on fellow castmate Ramona Singer’s daughter, Avery Singer. Singer’s daughter, who rarely appears on the show, made a cameo during Singer’s self-recorded interview. Singer’s daughter made a comment as Singer was speaking negatively about her friend, Elyse Slaine.
On the Instagram live, Slaine revealed, “I have to say, I’m completely super disappointed. I’ve known Avery since she was a little girl, and my whole family has treated Ramona and Avery like family, in fact. You know, my husband coached her during job interviews and did mock interviews with her. He mentored her and then made the phone call to his friend to…that’s the reason why Avery got this job, where she is now. I’m definitely upset about it, I don’t know why Avery would react that way.”
After Slaine said that, McSweeney asked, “Did Ramona ever thank you for getting Avery a job?”
In response, Slaine asked her husband, Reinhold Gebert for the answer. “Reinhold says no, he was never thanked.” said Slaine.
“I’ve always been fond of her, I guess she’s sort of just defending her mom,” Slaine added during the Live.
Leah McSweeney Instagram Live on July 2, 2020 pic.twitter.com/nDCSKYOWxN
— Jane Herz (@Jane_Herz) July 3, 2020
Slaine and Ramona Singer Are Not Currently Speaking
In May 2020, Singer slammed Slaine in an interview with People Now, saying that Slaine “doesn’t bring anything to the mix,” and that she “doesn’t fit in” with the rest of the cast. After these comments were made, Slaine took to her Instagram stories to show screenshots of past text messages with Singer in which Singer had written, “the show needs you lol,” and “they love you.”
“Ramona and I did have a falling out midseason,” Slaine shared in a June 2020 interview with Heavy, “We have not spoken. We have mutual friends who are trying to get the two of us to sit down and have a talk. I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of that happening because we are in the same friend group, and we did have a nice friendship before our falling out. I honestly don’t know what the falling out was about. I guess she had second thoughts about having me on the show but I never understood what the issue was because I felt like I consistently had her back on the show, so I don’t know why she started having second thoughts about it.”
McSweeney and Avery Singer Have Feuded Before
This is not the first time that McSweeney has feuded with the Singer’s on social media before. In May 2020, McSweeney and Avery Singer feuded on Instagram. According to Us Weekly, during the May 28, 2020 episode of RHONY, Avery Singer recorded clips of McSweeney stumbling in Rhode Island and shared them on her Instagram stories. In one clip, Avery said to mom Ramona, “This is nuts. I’m embarrassed for you. These people are crazy. How are you associated with them?”
Following Avery Singer’s comments, McSweeney posted a string of Instagram stories in response, writing: “@ramonasinger are you sure you want to involve @averysinger in our drama? She’s 25 so she’s fair game to me. In fact I’m closer to age to her than I am to you.”
In another Instagram story, McSweeney told Avery Singer to “sit down sweetie.”
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Hurricane season is here and tonight it’s “Hurricane Leah". I want to preface this episode by saying I went on this trip to Rhode Island not really wanting to even go. I didn’t know the women that well at this point, and I was in an already-vulnerable mood. I wanted my sister there for support. She was also six months postpartum and looking forward to her first baby-free overnight trip. Moms: haven’t we all been there? But enough about me. Tune in tonight for Ramona. Watch her get embarrassed by MY “bad” behavior. Yes, you heard it right: the woman who defecates on hotel room floors (and expects others to clean it up), who calls her own friends fat, and who tries to flex on IG during a pandemic is supposedly embarrassed that I got shitfaced. Please! #RHONY #BravoTV #illsavetherestforthereunion