“The Real Housewives of New York City” has finally cast its first-ever Black Housewife.
On Thursday, TMZ reported that lawyer and television host Eboni K. Williams has joined the reality TV show as a full-time cast member.
“NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black Housewife,” Williams 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 will be joining returning Housewives Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, and Sonja Morgan.
After the news broke, Andy Cohen — an executive producer on “RHONY” and the host of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” — gave Williams a warm welcome on Twitter.
A native of North Carolina, Williams received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African-American studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Currently the co-host of “State of the Culture” on Revolt TV, Williams has also co-hosted a talk show on WABC Radio in New York City and was a co-host of Fox News Channel's 2017 show “Fox News Specialists.”
Last month, TMZ reported that motivational speaker Bershan Shaw had begun filming for the show’s upcoming 13th season.
While sources told TMZ that Williams was a better fit as a full-time cast member, they say it is still possible for Shaw to make appearances.