RHONY’s Sonja Morgan Still Texts Man She Met on ‘Crappie Lake’

Sonja Morgan and Luann de Lesseps traveled to Benton, Illinois, for the content material, however it seems like one in all them could have made a possible love connection whereas filming their new collection.

Sonja, 59, hit it off with a person named Billy Richard whereas she and Luann, 58, filmed their new collection Welcome to Crappie Lake, which debuts on Sunday, July 9. “He texts me on a regular basis,” Sonja solely informed Us Weekly forward of the Crappie Lake premiere. “He likes to drive, so each time we converse he goes, ‘I’m gonna get my truck and are available on up there and see you.’”

Billy — a New Orleans native who was simply visiting a buddy in Benton — would have fairly the 20-hour drive forward of him, however he doesn’t appear deterred. “He has an enormous truck with huge wheels,” Sonja quipped.

The truth star added that she and Billy have mentioned assembly up in Louisiana, although she famous she’d fairly fly than drive. “Driving is to this point. We’ll see, we’ll see,” Sonja informed Us. “I believed the man was native!”

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Luann, for her half, developed an attraction to a different Benton man, however she didn’t see many choices for long-term relationships. “They’re all type of married in these small cities,” she defined to Us. “There’s not loads to do, so I perceive why individuals could be married. You want a accomplice.”

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Welcome to Crappie Lake follows the longtime buddies and Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis costars as they try and convey a few of their urbane appeal to a city with a inhabitants of simply 7,000. Over the course of eight episodes, the duo go mudding, catch catfish and drive tractors, amongst different issues.

Lesser friendships may need crumbled beneath the burden of so many uncommon stressors, however Sonja and Luann had no such drawback. “One of many best issues that got here out of this journey is that Luann and I all the time make it work,” Sonja defined. “We come to a contented medium, and neither of us are improper. We simply have totally different and opinions on issues.”

Luann agreed, although if the buddies land a season 2 she’s hoping they get the possibility to movie in a extra temperate locale. “It was scorching. I imply, past,” she recalled of Benton. “It’s the one place I’ve ever been the place if it rains, it will get hotter.”

Luann & Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake premieres on Bravo Sunday, July 9, at 9 p.m. ET.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi