If you are looking for a "real" portrayal of the lives of rich New York housewives, you probably shouldn't tune into RHONY. Some of them are seriously faking their fabulous lifestyles. The biggest transgressor this season: Sonja Morgan.
Many a scene has been shot in her amazing Upper East Side townhome, but the reality star is so deep in debt, she has to rent it out to make ends meet.
Lucky for Sonja, that piece of property goes for a whopping $25,000 a month. Still, that will barely make a dent in the millions she reportedly owes. In fact, that hefty rent only covers her taxes on the property. Her ultimate plan is to sell the five-story, five-bedroom home that also has a fireplace, garden, gym, and sauna. These days, those are luxuries she can't afford. This is all just more proof that these reality shows are nothing but smoke and mirrors.
For years, we have seen Sonja struggle with legal and financial worries. She even declared bankruptcy is 2010. However, she tried to keep up appearances by throwing lavish parties and hiring an army of interns (to do what exactly, I'm not sure). But behind-the-scenes, her world was crumbling.
It has been a long fall for the ex-wife of John Morgan, the heir to J.P. Morgan. She has certainly tried to maintain that lifestyle for the show, but without her swanky Manhattan pad, that may be even more difficult going forward. For now, it seems she's staying afloat with her salary from the show and by promoting herself as a fashion and lifestyle expert. Let's hope that pays well.
Are you surprised by Sonja's financial situation?
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