Eboni K. Williams Joins ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ for S13 As First Black Cast Member

Posted October 8, 2020

Bravo is keeping their promise to add more diversity to their predominantly white casts on their series, and now as previously teased ‘The Real Housewives of New York City‘ will see it’s first Black Housewife on the show.

Following the addition to Garcelle Beauvais as the first Black housewife on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ last season, now RHONY will welcome Eboni K. Williams to the fold for Season 13.

via People:

Attorney and television host Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast, making history as RHONY‘s first Black Housewife, PEOPLE has confirmed.

“NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife,” she said in a statement. “Can’t wait to share a slice of life in this city that hasn’t been seen before. 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.”

TMZ was the first to report the news of Williams’ casting on Thursday.

She’ll be joining returning Housewives Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney and Sonja Morgan.

Williams, 37, is currently the host and executive producer of Revolt Black News. She also has hosting credits on Fox Sports, Fox News Channel, NBA 2K and more.

But before joining the television world, the North Carolina-native earned her law degree at school at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. After receiving her Juris Doctor degree, specialized in family law and civil litigation.

In 2017, she released her book titled Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance & Success.

Eboni took to Instagram to confirm the news.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Y’all, Bravo messed around and gave your girl an 🍎… Things just got EXTREMELY interesting. #RHONY @bravotv

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Her co-star Leah McSweeney also took to IG to share her excitement. Leah who joined the show for season 12 which just ended, has been very vocal about wanting the series to reflect more diversity.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Let the games begin 👸🏼👸🏾 @ebonikwilliams #rhony

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