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    Real Housewives of NYC: Who's the New Hot Guy?

    Brian Farrell, Sonja Morgan Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com; Joe Pugliese/Bravo

    Sonja Morgan, you've done yourself good.

    In the first two episodes of season four of The Real Housewives of New York City, Ms. Sonja is keeping company with a new (and slightly younger) man.

    Who is he?

    Read on for the deets.

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    While Sonja refuses to call Brian Farrell her boyfriend, they're dating. (At least they are in the first two episodes).

    Farrell is a hunky artist (think pro-surfer Kelly Slater) who grew up in Southampton, Long Island. According to his Facebook page, he was born in 1968 (that makes Sonja about five years his senior) and his childhood wasn't pretty. He writes that he had an alcoholic and physically abusive father.

    He also says that his art career flourished at first, but went downhill during a battle with severe depression that left him hospitalized after several suicide attempts.

    Fortunately, with the right treatment, he bounced back. "Today, I am no longer drinking or take any medications," he writes on his Facebook page. "I enjoy a healthy life of yoga, surfing, sleep and diet."

    So how the heck did he and Sonja hook up? Through mutual friends. "We have all these hedge-fund banker friends together," Sonja explains in the season premiere (airing April 7). "I get my financing from them and they buy his paintings."

    The sparks apparently flew when Brian helped Sonja hang some artwork. "He comes in these tight white T-shirts with the jeans hanging low," Sonja gushes during a double date with Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and her French beau Jacques Azoulay.

    No word if Sonja and Brian are even still together, but no matter. From the looks of it, the new season is going to be just as full cups of crazy as the last season. Wait, just wait, until you see Sonja and Alex McCord go at it. It's pure reality show ridiculousness—and we love it!

    And we'll leave it at that. We don't want to spoil too much for ya.

    And now we want to hear from you! Looking forward to the new season of NYC Housewives? Sound off below.

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