Lizzy Savetysky quit the RHONY reboot after her husband used the N-word while recounting a conversation between two cast members, insiders close to the show reveal.
According to Page Six, the once soon-to-be reality star’s husband repeated the N-word on set when he was recounting a discussion between two cast members with sources close to the show revealing that things went left when Lizzy and co-star Brynn Whitfield filmed a scene together a few weeks ago.
Insiders revealed to the gossip outlet that Brynn asked Lizzy, who is Orthodox Jew, to set her up with a Jewish man. Savetsky said that while she has no problem with Jews dating gentiles, she prefers only to set up Jews with other Jews. According to the report, she also added that Orthodox Jews favour marriages between Jews to preserve the ethnic lineage and that Judaism is not just a belief system, but also a people.
According to the Page Six report, Brynn felt “affronted” and said something to the effect of “horrific people [meaning Nazis] who did evil things to your people,” which reportedly shocked Lizzy. The report states that the drama got so bad that the two had an off-camera conversation in which they discussed the “power of racial slurs.”
Sources told the gossip outlet that Brynn, who is half-Black, used the full N-word during the call and Lizzy got the impression that Brynn planned to “tell other cast members that Savetsky had also used the N-word during the call.” Yikes.
The insider goes on to spill that Lizzy’s husband, Dr. Ira Savetsky, called producers to express his disappointment and used the full N-word in his recounting of what happened between Brynn and his wife. While he later apologized, the damage was reportedly “already done” and that is when “conversations began” about Savetsky exiting the series. ‘
Lizzy Savetsky quits RHONY reboot
As previously reported, Lizzy announced her exit from the RHONY reboot just last week, citing antisemitism on the part of fans.
“I will not be continuing on The Real Housewives of NYC,” she shared on Instagram. “As a proud orthodox Jewish woman, I thought participating in this series would be a great chance to represent people like me and share my experience.”
She continued, “Unfortunately, from the time of my announcement in the cast, I was on the receiving end of a torrent of antisemitic attacks. As this continued, I realized that this path was no longer right for me and my family. I’m looking forward to my next chapter. Stay tuned — and thank you for your support!”
At the time, Bravo also confirmed the news in a statement obtained by Page Six: “After thoughtful consideration and discussion with Lizzy, we have reached the mutual conclusion that Lizzy will not be a cast member on RHONY.”
Season 14 of The Real Housewives of New York City, which is set to feature Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Erin Dana Lichy, Jessel Taank, Jenna Lyons and Brynn Whitfield, is now filming and will premiere on Bravo sometime in 2023. RHONY: Legacy, the spinoff featuring former cast members, is also set to return next year.