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'RHONY' Star Leah McSweeney Looks Back On Debut Season And Teases The Season 12 Reunion

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By Lindsay Cronin

Leah McSweeney is looking back on her debut season of "The Real Housewives of New York City."

Just over a week after she and her cast mates filmed a dramatic reunion special for season 12, during which many tears were shed, the newest member of the Bravo reality series spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the way she was received by the audience.

"It's been so nice and it's so great," Leah began. "I can't imagine if, what if everyone hated me and they were like harassing me on social media?"

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According to Leah, she would not bode well, especially amid the coronavirus quarantine, if she had to deal with a lot of backlash from people not liking her on the show.

"I would not be able to deal with [negativity from viewers] and the pandemic at the same time right now. I just wouldn’t be able to. So, God gives you only what you can handle and honestly I would not be able to handle that anyway. It's so nice, it's nice to have support," she admitted.

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Speaking of the "Real Housewives of New York City" reunion taping, Leah admitted that all of the ladies on the cast cried.

"I don't think one person didn't shed a tear," she revealed. "Except Andy -- I don't think he shed, I don't think he was crying. Everyone else cried at one point or another. Everyone."

During production, Leah and her cast mates were seated six feet apart.

"That part was a little sad actually, but maybe it was better?" Leah wondered. "Then no one can get in each other’s faces and scream."

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While the cast was spaced apart, that doesn't mean there was any lack of drama.

"Like, the fighting started happening before I even -- like, when it was just time for us to talk about what we were wearing, it already started," Leah said. "I'm like, this is crazy. Like, is this supposed to be going on right now?"

Looking back on the taping, Leah said it was "great to see Tinsley" before noting that the former cast member got to "speak her truth" and "get some things off her chest."

Leah McSweeney Teases 'Resolution' At The 'RHONY' Reunion

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Continuing on, Leah spoke of resolution.

"You got to tune in, you got to watch," she explained of the upcoming episode. "You know, there's a lot of resolution, though, that does come. I definitely left feeling like a lot of things were resolved. Some things weren't, but a lot of things were."

To see more of Leah and her cast mates, tune into new episodes of the 12th season of "The Real Houswives of New York City" on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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