Can you believe we've lived through a decade of The Real Housewives of New York? Over the weekend the cast got together at the Tribeca TV Festival with executive producers Andy Cohen and Lisa Shannon to field fan questions, dish about some behind the scenes secrets, and celebrate 10 years of gifs, memes, and catfights.
Among the topics of discussion were the cast's yearly trips, which Cohen vaguely said are paid for in "a combination," to which he was met with boos from the audience for his lack of details. "You're booing us? We came out on a Sunday and you're booing us?" said Cohen. Your fans came out on a Sunday too, Andy, and they came out for some piping hot tea.
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Oh, and the seating arrangements at the reunions? If they seem like they're set up to maximize drama and give everyone optimum yelling space, it's because they are. "Whomever has the bigger story that season gets to sit next to Andy, and we take into consideration who is not friendly at that moment and that is how the couches get divided," said Shannon. "We also take into account who will be fighting or talking across the couches," she added, making it easier for the cameras to track reactions.
Of course whenever a group of RHONY superfans comes together someone is bound to ask about Jill Zarin and the possibility of a return. "The Housewives is like the mob, you can never get out of the family. You will always be identified as one for the rest of your life," said Cohen. "Never say never. I think it would be cool."
And what about inducting new members into the Housewives mob? Dorinda Medley revealed that she already had someone in mind and had reached out to none other than Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga's mother. "I'm trying to get Cynthia to join the show," she said. The mother of Mother Monster a real housewife? It doesn't get much more New York than that.