Earlier this week, Ramona wrote on Twitter, “I have decided to move on with my life without Mario. I tried my best to make my marriage work. I am excited for the new chapter in my life.”
Bravo tweeted its support, writing “Sending love and support to the lovely @ramonasinger! Stay strong! #newchapter.” However, sources say Bravo is ALSO looking to hire Mario’s mistress Kasey Dexter to co-star on the show.
“Bravo wants Mario’s mistress, Kasey Dexter, to join the cast. The ratings for the show are terrible and this would make great TV,” a close TV source tells NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB.
[Ramona] threw Mario out in late July because “she discovered he was back with his mistress.” It was after the publication of photos that [Ramona] publicly stated she was moving on from her marriage. [via Naughty but Nice Rob]
The report comes DAYS after the cheaters were photographed flaunting their affair.
In other casting news, Bethenny Frankel is reportedly in talks to return to the Real Housewives of New York as a guest star. “Bethenny has been in formal talks with Bravo to return to RHONY . . . Bravo has told Bethenny she could return as a special guest star, which wouldn’t require as much filming, which is appealing to her,” a source claimed.
“Producers need to shake up the cast because the ratings have just plummeted. They are also exploring the prospect of bringing Bethenny’s frenemy, Jill Zarin back,” the source added of the “beyond boring” show. “Recently Jill appeared on ABC‘s Wife Swap, and fans on social media have been asking for her to return.”