Heather Thomson signed on to appear in a part-time role on “The Real Housewives of New York City” in late 2020 after previously starring on the show in a full-time role.
Unfortunately, after taking on the downgraded position, Thomson came to the realization that when it comes to how she would like to divide up her time, she didn’t believe it was in her best interest to spend it with the ladies of the show, especially after a dramatic encounter with Leah McSweeney on an episode of the Bravo reality show last month.
Heather Thomson’s Time Is Precious
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight on June 1, Thomson said that because her free time is so precious to her, she made the decision to stop filming season 13 of “Real Housewives of New York City” just weeks into production on the currently airing episodes.
“I get 24 hours in the day, just like you do and just like everybody else does,” Thomson told the outlet, via video chat. “When it came to deciding how I wanted to spend that 24 hours after that weekend, it was pretty easy for me to decide it wasn’t with the girls.”
Heather Thomson Never Wanted A Full-Time Role
Looking back at the discussions she had with production ahead of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Thomson said it was never her intention to appear on the series or even consider a full-time role.
“I couldn’t go back full time, I talked to Bravo execs about that, so a ‘friend of’ the show sounded really great,” she explained. “The trips, the cast trips, were a time when there was just the women. There weren’t a lot of extras.”
Thomson appeared on the show full-time from season five through season seven.
‘RHONY’ Was Different During Heather Thomson’s Days
According to Thomson, “The Real Housewives of New York City” had a much different dynamic when she was starring in a full-time position than it does today.
“When I was on, there were husbands and boyfriends and all kinds of people. It’s really more insular now, with all the women being single,” she noted. “I thought that I could lean into that [for] this season for the show. But, ultimately, that’s not how it worked out for me, but that’s OK.”
Heather Thomson Is Done With The Show For Good
After experiencing intense drama with McSweeney during a girls trip, Thomson reached a breaking point with the women and decided the series was no longer for her.
To see more of “The Real Housewives of New York City” cast, don’t miss new episodes of the show’s 13th season, which are currently airing every Tuesday night at 9/8c on Bravo.
And, to get more details about what went down between Thomson and McSweeney during production on the new episodes, scroll down to the article below.