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EBONI K. WILLIAMS JOINS THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY AS THE FIRST BLACK CAST MEMBER. She’ll be joining returning Housewives Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney and Sonja Morgan

It’s official! The Real Housewives of New York City has found its newest Housewife.

Attorney and television host Eboni K. Williams has joined the cast, making history as RHONY‘s first Black Housewife, PEOPLE has confirmed.

“NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife,” she said in a statement. “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 receiving an apple comes after actress Garcelle Beauvais was cast on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 10, becoming the first Black Housewife in a predominantly white cast. (The Real Housewives of Potomac and The Real Housewives of Atlanta historically feature all-Black casts, with the exception of original RHOA star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, who left for her own spinoff, Don’t Be Tardy, in 2012.)

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