The storied New York City gossip rag always has the juiciest scoop on RHONY scandals. From arrest reports to divorce court and, of course, late night revelry at the Regency, Page Six has chronicled every misstep the RHONY ladies have taken. Look back on the cast’s biggest scandals, as told by Page Six.
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If you don’t want it to end up on Page Six…
At this point, the New York Post's storied gossip section, Page Six, might as well be RHONY's paper of record. Since RHONY began, Page Six has chronicled scandals big and small that have haunted the NY ladies. Let's revisit some of the biggest – and most hilarious.
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Kelly Bensimon’s spat with her boyfriend Nick
Kelly may have had her own Page Six society column, but that didn't save her from becoming the subject of a story back in 2009 when the paper branded her a "butt-kicking boyfriend beater." Kelly got into a spat with her boyfriend Nick Stefanov that left him with a black eye, a fat lip, and a "blood-gushing gash." Yikes.
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Dorinda attacked a banker with a high heel
This one went down at, where else? The Regency. Page Six claims Dorinda popped by the RHONY haunt after a "well-lubricated lunch" and proceeded to get into a heated argument with none other than Harry Dubin. When Harry's banker Sylvester Miniter IV tried to break things up, Dorinda apparently tried to attack him with her high heel. Alas, the cameras were not rolling, keeping it a classic Dorinda scene we'll never get to see.
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Bethenny’s sex scenes
Ramona may have turned Bethenny's 1994 sex scenes in the b-movie Hollywood Hills 90028 into a storyline in season nine, but Page Six had discovered the film way back in 2009. The trailer for the campy movie, BTW, is a must-watch and you can see it right here.
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Sonja’s intern says she’s a boss from hell
Apparently working for Ms. Sonja Morgan is a bit of a nightmare. Sonja's former intern of three years, Rachel McMahon, claimed she's a boss from hell who's "rude, selfish and insensitive" and regularly reduced her to tears. Sonja snapped back, telling Page Six Rachel was a "nut" who was just looking for attention.
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The cougar den
Housewives traipsing about New York with male twenty-something companions is a Page Six perennial. The paper chronicled the time Ramona brought a hunk with the stage name "Robert Wayne" to a RHONY premiere party, Luann "devouring" a Brazilian with long locks at Beautique (that one tracks!), and Sonja's spinning carousel of boy toys, from a 22-year-old landscaper who sent her nudes to a 23-year-old developer who footed her bills in St. Tropez, and Dominik Persey, a male model who indeed ended up on the show.
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Ramona the gatecrasher
Another very regular item of the Housewives Behaving Badly variety? The RHONY gatecrashers. There was the time Ramona was spotted getting the boot from a private party she'd inadvertedly crashed, and another when John gave her the boot from his now infamous dry cleaning party (one of many Page Six items proven correct once the show aired). Even Carole has one of these items – she reportedly showed up to a swanky supper club in a pair of Chuck Taylors and was denied entry at the door.
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Martha Stewart dissed Luann
According to Page Six, Lu and Martha were at a dinner with an ambassador who told Luann he'd like to be on her TV show. Martha cut in and whispered "You don’t want to do that. It’s lowbrow, very B-list." (Way harsh, Marth!) Always ready with a clap back, Lu pulled no punches, snapping, "Martha, I can hear you. Should I tell him about your shady past?" Snap!
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Carole shades Luann
It's not just Martha Stewart shading Lu. After Luann announced her single "Girl Code," Carole told the paper she was recording her own tune, "Ya dumb hypocrite." Sadly, she was kidding and the diss track is still missing from our iTunes.
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Bethenny’s “personality coach”
We all know Bethenny can come off as a little brash and apparently so does Bethenny. Page Six reported she hired a personality coach to help her "tone down her sh-t" when she made her big return to RHONY.
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Sonja vs. Molly Ringwald
Sonja was reportedly a little tipsy when she showed up to Molly Ringwald's $300-a-ticket cabaret show at The Carlyle. According to Page Six, Sonja drunkenly introduced herself, unprompted by Molly, and the '80s starlet had to ask Sonja to put her phone away from the stage.
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Jill secretly recorded Andy Cohen
When Jill Zarin sat down with Housewives head honcho Andy Cohen for a one-on-one interview, her entourage apparently secretly recorded the whole thing, worried Jill's words would be twisted in the edit. The incident was reportedly part of why Jill was fired from RHONY.
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Ramona's scandalous divorce from Mario provided months of juicy scoops for Page Six, from a detailed account of the night the cops were called to break up a spat at the Hamptons home, to an interview with Ramona's brother, who claimed Ramona had cheated on Mario, too. Relive that whole messy divorce saga right here.
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Jules vs Michael
Every time there's trouble in paradise for a RHONY couple, Page Six is on the case. When Jules and Michael filed for divorce, the paper covered the story for weeks, reporting on a 911 call Jules made during a fight, the scoop that she knew his mistress and her outrageous $1,000 a week Uber bill.
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Bethenny vs. Jason
Bethenny's divorce was another scandal the gossip rag covered at every turn. No matter what happened in the ugly battle, Page Six had the scoop, from Jason's nasty emails to Bethenny, their run-ins at their daughter's school, his subsequent stalking chargers, or the time Bethenny tore up her divorce docs and tossed them in the pool at the Four Seasons.
Related: The nastiest divorces in Real Housewives history
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Luanne’s wild night out at a wedding
We've seen Luann have a whole lot of fun on RHONY, but there was one night out the cameras didn't catch, but Page Six did. In 2008, Lu and the Count went to a wedding in the Hamptons where, according to the paper, Lu rushed the stage to join the band, knocked over a drum kit and tried to make out with both married men and women. She was apparently even busted with one husband by his pregnant wife.
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Tom and Lu
Page Six was the first to report Tom and Lu were dating in 2016. Then the paper had an item about a fake story Bethenny was allegedly trying to plant about Tom and Luann hooking up at The Regency. It later reported their marriage was "hanging on by a thread" just weeks before their split. The paper even reported claims Lu's ex Jacques was part of the reason they decided to divorce.
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There's no sleep for the gossip cops at Page Six. They were among the first to report Lu's surprise arrest on Christmas Eve 2017 and continued to write about every detail of the case as it progressed, from Lu checking into rehab to her rejecting a plea deal. They even interviewed Luann's longtime friend Julie Olson, who revealed Lu had previously dated the man she was caught in bed with the night of her arrest, and an unnamed source who claimed the Count thought she was tarnishing the family name.
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Ramona’s alleged designer dress scam
We've all heard of Ramona's #DressGate dating back to her appearance on Bethenny's short-lived talk show, but here's some designer dress goss you might have missed. According to a law suit Page Six got their hands on, Ramona allegedly had her assistant submit fake receipts to RHONY production for designer clothes and "routinely" billed them for dresses she made her assistant return for refunds.
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The cruise from hell
Before the drama happens on RHONY, we usually read about it on Page Six. They must have spies all over New York (they def do) because the paper always seems to get the scoop on the show during filming. The cruise from hell is the latest example. While production sources denied some of the reporting, Page Six had a very detailed – and very dramatic – story about the boat's engine starting on fire and the ladies getting hysterical when they "thought they were going down like the Titanic.”
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Sonja’s accidental invite
Oopsies! In 2017 Sonja planned to host an intimate party at her home for 30 people but accidentally invited nearly 1,000 people instead. As she explained to Page Six, she had problems using Paperless Post. According to the paper, she had to have a former FBI pal come over to act as a bouncer in case hundreds of people started showing up.
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Luann spotted smoking weed
Page Six has kept a very close eye on Luann's sobriety and has had several items about Luann's alleged post-rehab brushes with booze (her rep's repeatedly denied she's drinking). More surprising was a spring 2018 story that claimed Luann was spotted smoking a joint. That one her reps didn't deny. “Luann smokes occasionally to help with anxiety and pain from her accident," they told the paper, referring to a 1999 car crash.