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Luann de Lesseps Addresses 'RHONY' Hiatus & Whether the Show Will Return

Luann de Lesseps Addresses 'RHONY' Hiatus & Whether the Show Will Return

Luann de Lesseps is getting candid about the future of The Real Housewives of New York.

The 56-year-old reality star spoke with Page Six and shared an update about whether the series would return.

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New York is not going anywhere,” Luann said, adding that she’s staying patient as Bravo “[gets] casting in order” for the next season.

Her comments come after Andy Cohen told Michael Rapaport the show was “on pause” after season 13.

“We have a lot of casting happening, and we’re looking at every option, man,” Andy said.

Luann went on to say that while she was somewhat “disappointed” by the break in filming, she’s been using the extra time to her advantage.

“I got to say, I’ve been so busy with my cabaret tour and shows and getting ready, that it’s kind of a blessing that we weren’t filming this fall because I really needed the time,” she explained. “When I got that call, I was in St. Tropez and they said, ‘You don’t have to be back.’ I was like, ‘Yes!’ And I stayed a little longer.”

She also said that she’s been “grateful” to have been busy promoting her role on the Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip spin-off.

“That was really fantastic for me,” Luann shared.

As for what’s happening with RHONY, she said: “The casting is not up to me, obviously. Of course, they weigh in with [me] because I’ve been around for a long time. I try to go into things with no preconceived notions like I did on the Ultimate Girls Trip. I didn’t have any expectations. I just wanted to have the full experience.”

The “Money Can’t By You Class” performer continued, “I feel the same way about casting and I’ve heard that they’ve got some great candidates. I don’t know who’s staying, who’s going, but I’m looking forward to the next season. It’s going to be a strong one.”

Luann also discussed whether or not Eboni K. Williams would be back.

“I don’t know who’s coming and who’s not coming back. But I think we all landed in a very good place with [Eboni] at the end of the season,” she said. “Even though we didn’t have the reunion, I felt like we landed and ended in a good place. I’m not opposed to having her back. Let’s see what happens.”

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