The “Real Housewives of New York City” has a new cast member.
Eboni K. Williams has been tapped to join the beloved Bravo reality show as its first black Housewife.
“NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife,” Williams, 37, said in a statement to Page Six. “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.”
She’ll be joining returning “Housewives” Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney and Sonja Morgan. Williams currently works as the host and executive producer of “Revolt Black News.”
Prior to Williams’ hiring, it was rumored that Bravo had handed an apple to Bershan Shaw.
McSweeney, who confirmed she’ll be back for a second season, previously advocated for more diversity on the reality show.
“I hope that there’s not only diversity of race, but an even deeper diversity of where someone lives or what their interests are,” McSweeney told us in August. “I hope that there’s just more diversity all across the board because New Yorkers are not a monolith, obviously. I think that it is gonna head in that direction.”