The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Apparently, the on-screen discord among the stars of The Real Housewives of New York has made its way to real life in a way many of us haven't experienced since high school.
Three of the Bravo show's leading ladies allegedly made a promise to each other that they would all dart out of Dave Quinn's Housewives-studded Not All Diamonds and Rosé book launch party at Capitale on Tuesday night as soon as their newest co-star, Eboni K. Williams, walked in.
And in shocking news, Williams' close friend – Leah McSweeney – was also apparently in on the plan.
"Luann, Leah and Ramona had a pact [that] as soon as Eboni showed up, they would leave," an insider told the outlet. "When Eboni entered from the right, they all were on the left and exited."
"They fled as soon as she walked in," the source said.
While it's unclear when things went south between Williams and McSweeney, the majority of the cast apparently still blames the newcomer for the show's staggering decline in ratings in Season 13.
Page Six's insider said that "the infighting in 'New York' is still happening," and the reason they gave leads us to believe this source may be affiliated with Eboni: "They just hate her because they ain't her."
Despite the alleged pettiness at the start of the night, Eboni reportedly remained unbothered by her co-stars' "dramatic departures" and had a ball at the party, where dozens of fellow Housewives and Bravolebrities gathered to celebrate the tell-all's release.
"Eboni was amazing. She finally met Dorinda [Medley] in real life and danced the night away," said the source, as a rep for Williams told the outlet that she did indeed have "a blast" at the posh shindig.
Reps for Singer, de Lesseps and McSweeney had no comment when contacted by Page Six.
While ratings for the network's once-top franchise did take a noticeable dip this last year, Williams does not feel she's to blame. As the series' first Black Housewife, the 38-year-old lawyer and political commentator used her platform to have what she felt were much-needed conversations about race and race relations in America, especially in light of George Floyd's death.
She's previously said that if her all-white co-stars hadn't exhibited micro-aggressions toward her during filming, she wouldn't have needed to initiate the conversations that appeared to make them uncomfortable.
Both de Lesseps and Singer hit roadblocks in receiving Williams' messages, but as Radar previously reported, Ramona's inability to get around hers cost her her job as the longest standing full-time cast member of the show.