The Real Housewives of New York City Season 8 Update: Who's In and Who's Out

Find out the latest about Bravo's Big Apple ladies

By Chris Harnick Nov 16, 2015 5:45 PMTags

No need to get Ramotional: The Real Housewives of New York City is back in full-swing and despite recent reports, everybody (who hasn't announced they're leaving the show) will return, including Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Luann de Lesseps, Carole Radziwill, Bethenny Frankel and Dorinda Medley.

A source told us filming has begun on season eight of the Bravo reality series. Page Six reported Sonja, Ramona and Luann were going to go to pay per scene for their roles, but our source told us everyone is happy with their contracts. E! News has also learned a new cast member, Juliana Weinstein, has also started filming. Another source confirmed veteran cast members were stalled in negotiations, so the other newer cast members got a jump on filming. And don't fret, Bethenny is definitely bringing it. Our source said she's not holding back and is already calling people out on their stuff.

These rumors are nothing new. Countess Luann was demoted from full-time Housewife to "friend" back in season six, yet she still had quite a presence before moving back to a full-time Housewife in season seven. Plus rumors about Ramona having a recurring status with the show also circulated back before season seven started, but she still had quite a lot of screen time last season.

Both Ramona and Luann are original cast members. Sonja joined the show during season three.

Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman are not returning to RHONY. Kristen told E! News she was going to focus on her business ventures. "My experience during my time on RHONY was fantastic and I made some great new friends," Kristen told E! News in a statement. "At this time in my life, I have decided to concentrate on my family and my new business ventures Pop Of Color nail polish and Last Night's Look, my fashion blog. I will remain a Housewife and part of an amazing franchise forever and that is what is important."

The Real Housewives has had its fair share of comings and goings over the years. Bethenny, an original cast member, left the show after season three only to return full-time. Dina Manzo served as a regular cast member on The Real Housewives of New Jersey for two seasons before departing and returning again for season six. Jacqueline Laurita and Kathy Wakile left RHONJ only to return as recurring players. Real Housewives of Orange County always has familiar faces popping up at parties, namely Jeana Keough. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills parted ways with Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong, Kim Richards and Brandi Glanville, yet all five appear in the season six trailer. And down in Atlanta, Sheree Whitefield is back on Real Housewives of Atlanta as a recurring player and NeNe Leakes left after season seven only to return and surprise the cast during their big Bahamas trip.

Click through the gallery below to find out who's in and who's out across the franchise. Plus, you can meet stars of The Real Housewives of Potomac, Bravo's latest Real Housewives series now.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)