Jenna Lyons was one of the biggest presences The Real Housewives of New York City – even if she wasn’t at the center of the action. When it comes to the second season of the Bravo reboot, fans have been wondering if the designer will return.
The cast recently reunited without Jenna Lyons
The RHONY ladies met up with executive producer Lisa Shannon for drinks in New York City on November 19th. In a photo shared by Sai De Silva on her Instagram Story, and which several of the ladies later re-shared on their own Instagram accounts, they posed around a table together, smiling, with everyone except Jenna Lyons in attendance.
Erin Lichy, Brynn Whitfield, Ubah Hassan, Sai De Silva and Jessel Taank all looked warm and glowing during the meet.
It’s not the first cast appearance where Jenna Lyons is missing
Heading into BravoCon in Las Vegas last month, Jenna Lyons was nowhere to be found. Appearing at the CFDA Fashion Awards during this time, she told reporters, “I had some things to take care of.”
“I said some really important things to do, like twiddle my thumbs,” Lyons joked Entertainment tonight. “No, I had an event and had to take care of some other personal things. And I’m preparing for it – I have to leave tonight, I have to take a flight, so I just couldn’t do it. It did not work.”
In July, Jenna Lyons admitted that reality TV was “a big risk.”
Jenna Lyons spoke with W Magazine about her time on the show in July and shared:
“It was a huge risk for me that I could probably take once in my life.”
“I no longer work in a corporate environment like I used to, so I no longer have the same sense of responsibility towards a company. And given that I have this company that I would like to support, it felt like an honest way to do it,” she explained.
A former housewife doesn’t think Jenna Lyons should stick around for another season of RHONY
On her podcast Two Ts in A Pod, RHOC’s Tamra Judge suggested that Jenna Lyons was too reserved to appear on reality TV.
“She has to go. I mean, I hate saying that about anyone. I like her as a person. But sometimes reality TV isn’t for everyone,” Tamra said amid rumors that Lyons may have quietly gotten engaged to girlfriend Cass Bird.
“And just because you might not be good at reality TV doesn’t mean you’re a bad person,” Judge continued. “It probably actually makes you normal. And maybe a little private.”