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Why Don't We See More of Andy Cohen on The Real Housewives of New York City?

The famous New Yorker says he stays "as far away as possible."

By Laura Rosenfeld
Unseen Moment: Andy Cohen Joins the Ladies

Andy Cohen lives and works in the Big Apple, so you would think we'd see more of him out on the town with The Real Housewives of New York City. He is good friends with the ladies, after all. However, Andy hasn't really appeared in the series in all of its 10 seasons, although he did hang out with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in the Hamptons in Season 6 (clip above).

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Andy sat down with Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, and RHONY executive producer Lisa Shannon to look back on 10 years of the show at the Tribeca TV Festival on September 23, and he explained why we haven't seen much of him in all these seasons. "I stay as far away as possible," he said. "I want you guys to be in your moment."

But that doesn't stop other New Yorkers from excitedly coming up to the Housewives, not always realizing that they're filming. "I think it's amazing to see the faces when we walk in as a group," Dorinda said during the event. "It's almost like people don't realize we're real."

Of course, the RHONY ladies are real, and being a real person in your daily life can pose some challenges when you become a Housewife. "You realize you have this platform and this ability to affect people. And [fans] really think they know you, and they hug you," Dorinda shared. "You have to become a lot more self-aware. The frivolity of life goes out the door. I used to walk my dog Lucy in my pajamas, and then people started taking pictures of me. I thought, 'There goes that. No more walking the dog in my pajamas.'"

Never change, Dorinda! We love you, pajamas and all.

Andy found himself in the middle of some major RHONY drama during the Season 10 reunion. Check it out, below.

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