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There was some major Turtle Time happening in New York City on Wednesday, April 6. The cast of The Real Housewives of New York City gathered at 42West in Manhattan to celebrate the show's Season 8 premiere on Wednesday night at a fete hosted by Dorinda Medley and newbie Julianne "Jules" Wainstein.
Ramona Singer was ready for a Pinot Grigio at the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
Luann de Lesseps looked très chic on the red carpet of the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
Sonja Morgan was ready to have a "great tiiiiiiiime" on the red carpet of the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
No one was there without Dorinda Medley as she took the red carpet of the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
Welcome to RHONY! Newbie Julianne "Jules" Wainstein struck a pose on the red carpet of the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
Guests drank, ate, and danced to songs like Luann's "Money Can't Buy You Class" before clips from the Season 8 premiere were screened during the bash.
In Wednesday night's premiere episode, we got a little taste of Ramona's new lease on life, and the entrepreneur promised The Daily Dish at the party that we'll be seeing "a new Ramona" who is "lighter, happier, more even-keeled."
And Ramona is definitely still "dating and skating" these days. "Last year, the viewers saw me going through the finalization of my divorce. It was very emotional," Ramona told The Daily Dish at the event. "This year, I'm embracing being single. I'm loving every minute of it. I'm dating, no one in particular. And it just proves, all women, you can have fun on your own without a man."
Dorinda and her much-talked-about beau John Mahdessian never looked happier at the event, even if her castmates still weren't thrilled about their relationship in the Season 8 premiere. "We love each other. It's going great," John told The Daily Dish after giving Dorinda a big kiss.
Dorinda Medley and John Mahdessian never looked more in love than at the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
This is what happens when Andy Cohen takes a selfie with Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, and Jules Wainstein on the red carpet of the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
Teresa Giudice, who thanked Dorinda in the acknowledgments of her book Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again, came out to support her fellow Tri-State area 'Wives with family attorney James J. Leonard Jr.
Teresa Giudice was all smiles with her attorney James J. Leonard Jr. at the RHONY Season 8 premiere party at 42West in New York on April 6, 2016.
However, Teresa was missing her husband Joe Giudice, who began his prison sentence two weeks ago, during the festivities. "Had fun last night supporting my good friend @DorindaMedley & #RHONY last night, only thing missing was my Juicy Joe .. Miss him," Teresa tweeted Thursday.
Plenty of other familiar faces came out to support these New Yorkers, including Carson Kressley, who will be appearing on the upcoming season of The Celebrity Apprentice with Kyle Richards and Porsha Williams, RHONY alum Cindy Barshop, Secrets and Wives' Liza Sandler, and The Singles Project's Joey Healy.
Well, it sure sounds like we can expect a lot of change and drama in the Big Apple this season of RHONY. And we should also look out for another classic catchphrase, according to Dorinda, the inspiration behind the now-iconic line from last season, "What are you doing here without Dorinda?" She predicted that this season's catchphrase is going to be, "If you can't betave yourself, you can all go home!"
You heard the lady. Get acquainted with the line and everything else that's going to go down this season of RHONY, below.
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