‘RHONY’: Could Alicia Quarles Be the Next Cast Member?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps and Alicia Quarles

Now that Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer have left The Real Housewives of New York City, rumors are flying about who will be a part of the solid.

Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps and Alicia Quarles
Bethenny Frankel, LuAnn de Lesseps and Alicia Quarles |Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Gilt City

From Rachel Uchitel to journalist Alicia Quarles, followers are speculating over who’s subsequent to carry the coveted apple. Leah McSweeney not too long ago addressed casting rumors, sharing that buzz doesn’t all the time equate to affirmation. “I don’t know her personally,” McSweeney informed Extra when requested about the potential of Uchitel becoming a member of the solid. “I know that normally if it’s reported that somebody is going to be on the show before it starts to film, it’s probably not right.”

Quarles not too long ago addressed the rumor that she was on the shortlist for RHONY. “I can’t confirm nor deny,” Quarles stated on the Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast. “I can just say that I’m friends with all the women on there. They’re wonderful. It’s a bomb franchise. So you know, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be.”  

“Listen, I’m the ultimate New Yorker,” she added. “So I’m just saying if it happens, it’s all good.”

Alicia Quarles is aware of many current and previous solid members

Yontef identified that he noticed Quarles at one in every of Luann de Lesseps’ cabaret exhibits the place Quarles helped Sonja Morgan along with her gown. “Good women help good women,” Quarles remarked.

“So yeah, I’ve actually, I’ve known Bethenny [Frankel] the longest,” she stated. Adding, “I’m still friends with Bethany. You know, she’s doing her thing. Bethenny is one of those people I will probably always be friends with. We just get each other. She’s real. She’s direct to the point. She’s about her business. I like it.” 

“I’ve known Luann the longest after that, probably over 10 years,” Quarles continued. “We just connected. We were at a charity event in the Hamptons with my ex-husband’s organization. Luann was there. I was there. We were both bored. And we just, we bonded. We’ve been getting into trouble ever since.”

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Quarles added that what you see is what you get in relation to de Lesseps.  She additionally celebrated with de Lesseps when her single “Viva La Diva” was launched.

“I’m also friends with Dorinda [Medley],” Quarles stated. “I have a lot of love for her. So between Luann and Dorinda talking about Jovani, I was Jovani’d out.”

Quarles says Dorinda Medley’s exit is a loss for the franchise

“It’s a big loss for this franchise,” Quarles stated. “You know, I know Dorinda personally so maybe I’m biased. I think she had a rough season and a rough edit, but that happens to all of us. You know, she was finally mourning Richard. She was going through a lot and that played out on camera.”

“But I think for somebody that’s been a cast member for so long, you have to give them grace,” she continued. “So I think the viewers are going to miss her. I’m certainly going to miss her, but she’s a resilient person. She’s wonderful.”

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Quarles has talked to Medley since she left RHONY. “She’s doing really well,” she stated. “The thing about Dorinda is she’s not going to sit there and cry over spilled milk. She’s a strong woman and she’s at her house in the Berkshires, honey and she’s living.”

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