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Eboni K. Williams Joins Real Housewives Of New York City, Becoming First Black Cast Member

Well, we were somewhat surprised earlier this year when ABC announced that they’d have their first Black Bachelor next season, and now it looks like Real Housewives of New York City is following suit.

It was announced this week that Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast of RHONY, which is a history making hire because she will be the first black cast member on the show.

The attorney/tv host sent the following statement to the media:

NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife. 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.

Williams is 37-years-old, and works as host/exec producer of Revolt Black News. She will be joining fellow co-stars Luann de LessepsSonja MorganRamona Singer and Leah McSweeney

Some of you may remember that back in August Dorinda Medley announced she would be leaving the show after six seasons. She had nothing but nice things to say about her time on the series…

What a journey this has been. I have laughed and cried and tried to Make it Nice. But all things must come to an end. This was a great outlet for me to heal when my late husband Richard passed away.

Dorinda was a pretty beloved member of the cast for several seasons, so Williams will have big high heels to fill.

The upcoming season of the show will look a lot different, with no Dorinda and no Tinsley Mortimer.

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