BRAVO MEDIA'S FIERCEST LADIES OF GOTHAM RETURN WITH THE PREMIERE OF "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY" ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 AT 9PM ET/PT
New Housewife Julianne "Jules" Wainstein Joins Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and Sonja Morgan
Network Launches The Real Housewives of New York City Bus Tour To Give Fans the Ultimate "Real Housewives" Experience
NEW YORK - March 1, 2016 -The all new season of Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New York City" premieres on Wednesday, April 6 at 9pm ET/PT with Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, Luann de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and new housewife - socialite Julianne "Jules" Wainstein. This tumultuous season is marked by the pursuit of love: the ladies who have it are trying to keep it, and the ones who don't are trying to get it. And now for the first time ever viewers can come along for the ride. For a sneak peek of the series, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-8/videos/the-rhony-wives-are-back
To kick off the new season, Bravo has partnered with On Location Tours offering fans the ultimate "Real Housewives" experience. Starting Wednesday, April 6, On Location Tours will host bus tours every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, giving riders the chance to relive some of the most memorable moments of the series and get a sneak peek of locations from the upcoming season. The tour begins at Tipsy Parson, which is featured in an upcoming episode and other locations include Beautique, where the popular phrase "What Are You Doing Here Without Dorinda" was coined; Le Cirque, home of the infamous leg toss; and the "Watch What Happens Live" studios, where all the best-kept "Real Housewives" secrets are revealed, and there's much, much more! The ride concludes at Bravo's headquarters, the legendary 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where fans can purchase exclusive "Real Housewives" merchandise newly featured in The Shop at NBC Studios. Tour tickets are available to pre-order now.
It's a season of new beginnings for the women. Bethenny is officially ready to start dating again while taking her Skinnygirl empire to the next level, but unexpected health issues threaten to derail her plans. Embracing a new chapter in her life, Ramona is single and ready to mingle - but first she has to sharpen her dating skills. Dorinda continues to grow in her relationship with John but constantly finds herself defending it to others, leaving her torn between her heart and her friends. Carole is enjoying her growing romance with her younger beau, Adam, but needs to come to grips with what their relationship truly means. With her daughter away at boarding school, Sonja is experiencing empty-nest syndrome as she focuses her sights on rebuilding friendships and tackling new business ventures. Recently engaged Luann couldn't be happier with her new relationship, but unsettling rumors surrounding her behavior put her on the outs with most of the ladies. Julianne "Jules" Wainstein is new to the mix, but she's no stranger to mixing things up. With two young kids taking all of her attention, Jules strives to start a business while leaning hard on her husband to be more supportive.
Meet the new housewife:
Julianne "Jules" Wainstein
Stay-at-home mom and socialite Julianne Wainstein, known as "Jules" to her friends, joins "The Real Housewives of New York City" this season, bringing a youthful and dynamic point of view. The Hong Kong-born beauty had a colorful upbringing traveling the world with her parents and gaining experiences that ignited her own love of travel and culture.
Inspired by her father's successful career as a fashion entrepreneur, Jules studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, eventually securing her first job as an assistant buyer and designer at a boutique fashion company in SoHo. A true businesswoman at heart, Jules honed her socialite skills as an event planner for the Women's International Zionist Organization, a non-party international movement that raises money for schools and programs for women and the elderly in Israel.
Today, Jules lives with her husband of eight years, Michael Wainstein - a principal at Private Capital Group - and their two children, five-year-old Jagger and two-year-old Rio. The couple splits their time between their homes in Manhattan, Water Mill, and Miami while traveling the globe with the hope that their children will one day share their passion to explore. Whether walking a red carpet or attending a charity gala, Jules loves the social scene Manhattan has to offer and is part of an elite circle of classy women that includes good friend and current housewife Dorinda Medley.
Jules juggles her various career opportunities, spending time with her family and friends, and volunteering with as many charities as possible.
"The Real Housewives of New York City" is produced by Shed Media with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon, Andrew Hoegl, and Barrie Bernstein serving as Executive Producers. Andy Cohen is also an Executive Producer.
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