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Eboni K. Williams Reacts to Leah McSweeney and Heather Thomson's Drama
The RHONY cast member explains how she would have handled her part in the conflict differently.
Eboni K. Williams' first trip with her fellow New York Housewives has certainly been an eventful one. So far during The Real Housewives of New York City Hamptons getaway, we've seen the ladies participate in a healing session at a Burning Man-themed party, painting a nude model, and fishing on the beach with plenty of drama along the way.
We've also seen them get into many deep conversations about important issues. It was during one such discussion at Luann de Lesseps' home about Ramona Singer's aversion to talking about sex that memorably ended with Leah McSweeney walking away from the table as she called everyone "a ho."
During her June 8 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Eboni agreed with the talk show host that it was "interesting" how Leah's comments soon got "lost in the sauce" amid everything that would happen with the group after that lunch.
"I really think that she was just caught up in the moment. She did apologize," Eboni shared her reaction to Leah's comments (clip below). "She was like, 'Obviously, I didn't mean you, but I was just trying, you know, impact.' And for the sake of communication impact, Andy, I was OK being lumped in the whole category. It was fine. It was well worth it."
Of course, that was far from being the most dramatic moment during the RHONY girls' trip. The next day, Leah expressed her dissatisfaction in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, and Heather Thomson encouraged her to still vote come Election Day.
As the group got ready for their 1970s beauty pageant party that night, Eboni told Leah that Heather had expressed to her that she was "bothered" about Leah saying she wasn't sure if she would be voting in the election. Leah then confronted Heather about this, which caused some major friction between the women, which we'll see the conclusion of in the next episode of RHONY.
Eboni commented on Leah and Heather's drama during her appearance on WWHL, especially her part in it.
"Yeah, I'll say this. What we saw at the end of the episode, Andy, as you know, was just the beginning of the Leah-Heather throwdown. I do regret what I said, only because I had no idea that Lee-Lee, as I affectionately call her, was gonna pop off the way that she did, you know what I mean? And the reality is, I did have my own feeling and perspective about Leah's decision, or at least contemplation, rather, of whether or not she was gonna vote," Eboni explained (clip above). "And we're so close and what I love about Leah and I's relationship is we love each other enough to create space for us to be grown-ass women and adults and make our own decisions. So I probably could have expressed that without attaching the Heather component, which just set it off."
Later in the episode, Andy asked Eboni to weigh in on various hot topics from this season of RHONY (clip below) and posed the question, "Was your buddy Leah unfairly unwelcoming to Heather?" To that, Eboni replied, "Leah was doing a lot. I think eventually there was a good reason, but she was a little, she was a little hot off the take."
Despite all of the conflict that we've seen go down in the Hamptons so far this season of RHONY, Eboni said that some really productive discussions have come out of it. "I just want people to know that I'm excited about the conversations that our episodes have sparked. I think they're super positive and important," Eboni said at the end of WWHL's June 8 episode. "I'm just happy to see us all move forward."
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