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RHONY's Harry Dubin (The Man, The Myth, The Legend)

Ep. 17

On the heels of the season 12 premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City, the man, the myth, the legend, Harry Dubin, steps Behind The Rope. Harry chats about, what else other than his real life, shall we say, “experiences” with the women behind #RHONY. Harry takes us back to his first, housewife that is, Miss Sonja Tremont. After a chance meeting at a bar in DC, with only a first name, Harry tracks down Sonja after hitting up no less than 10 hotels, for the beginning of a several decade on again, off again, “relationship”. Once on the New York scene, Harry set his sights in another direction, a leggy blonde he met on the Upper East Side, Aviva Drescher. When his marriage to Aviva ended, he spent his time passing the days with Sonja, who was now Sonja Morgan, soon to be of #RHONY. Through Sonja, he met Luann, who he said knew what she wanted, him, and got it. There was also Kelly Bensimon, yup her too and Ramona, who he describes as a great kisser. Dorinda thew a shoe at Harry at The Regency and then there is Tinsley, oh Tinsley. Of course, no Big Apple sit down would be complete without Bethenny, Jill & Heather. Finally, Harry is more than eager to play a NSFW version of who would you rather #RHONY edition.


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