The celebrities of Bravo gathered last night for a Watch What Happens Live special, but it wasn’t all fun and games. Andy Cohen attended to some business too, by introducing the newest cast members of Real Housewives of New York City.

Joining existing cast members LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan are Heather Thomson, Carole Radziwill and Aviva Drescher.

Heather is a successful fashion designer and stylist who is the creator of the “Yummie by Heather Thomson” shapewear line. She is married and has two young children.

Carole is a best-selling author and journalist, whose work in television news shows such has PrimeTime Live and 20/20 earned her many awards including three Emmys. She became a widow after her husband, who was a cousin to John F. Kennedy, Jr., lost his battle with cancer in 1999. Carole still contributes to publications such as Glamour and is working on her first novel.

Aviva, cousin to TV star Fran Drescher, is a New York native who lives with her investment banker husband and four children on the Upper East side where she is a stay-at-home mom. She lost her leg in a tragic farm accident when she was six years old and she continues philanthropic efforts for amputees like herself.

The three new ladies are replacing Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, Alex McCord and Cindy Barshop, who were all fired at the end of last season.

Season five will premiere on Monday, June 4. Here’s a sneak peek:

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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Gina Pusateri

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV