Eboni K. Williams becomes first Black woman to join ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’
- Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City," and is now the show's first Black cast member in 13 seasons.
- Williams is an attorney, TV host, and author, and is currently the host and executive producer of "Revolt Black News."
- She'll be joining returning cast members: Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, and Sonja Morgan.
- "NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I'm excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife," Williams said in a statement to People.
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Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City," making her the first Black cast member in the show's 12-year history.
TMZ broke the news of Williams' casting on Thursday. In a statement to People, Williams said she was "excited" to join the show's cast and "share a slice of life in this city that hasn't been seen before."
"NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I'm excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife," she added. "Anyone who's aware of my work knows I don't hold back. I'm going to keep it just as real here as I do everywhere else."
Williams is a TV host, author, and attorney, who currently hosts "Revolt Black News." She's also a cohost on Revolt TV's hip-hop talk show, "State of the Culture."
On "RHONY," Williams will join returning cast members, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, and Sonja Morgan.
Earlier this year, the reality show announced that Tinsley Mortimer, who moved to Chicago, and Dorinda Medley, wouldn't be returning to the series.
Williams' arrival to "RHONY" follows a trend in Bravo reality shows to diversify its cast. Actress Garcelle Beauvais became the first Black woman to join the cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" last year, and "Southern Charm" added a person of color to their cast: Leva Bonaparte, an Indian-born Persian woman who runs Charleston nightlife.
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