Who is RHONY newcomer Lizzy Savetsky?

The times. You change.

On Aug. 22, Page Six reported that Bravo had tapped Texas native and influential Lizzy Savetsky to join her brand new “Real Housewives of New York” cast. “Bravo has found that people don’t respond well to people’s constant bickering and fighting [previous] to water. They’re hoping this new cast will be a little bit more inspirational and draw in the younger audience,” a source revealed of the big reshuffle. Don’t count out these New York OG housewives just yet, though. According to housewife wrangler Andy Cohen, the network still has plans to bring back certain members of the old cast for a brand new “Legacy” show.” What you have is a group of women who’ve been on the show for a long time, they are a group of alumni of the show who have been associated with the show for a long time and I think people have a great, great affection for them. They’re people who are still in each other’s lives in tremendous ways,” Cohen explained on Sirius XM radio during an episode of Jeff Lewis Live (via Heavy).

But what is there to know about RHONY’s brand new apple holder? Well, in the words of MTV’s docu-series Diary, you think you know, but you have no idea…

Lizzy Savetsky wears many hats

Real Housewives of New York Newcomer Lizzy Savetsky Wears Many Hats!

On the surface, Savetsky might look like your perfect Bravo housewife: beautiful, with great fashion sense, and a big bank account to boot. But make no mistake – there’s a lot more to this beauty than meets the eye. During an interview with the Texas Jewish Post in 2021, Savetsky spoke candidly about how she met her plastic surgery husband, their three children, her work as a fashion influencer, and her strong Jewish faith. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Savetsky has consistently used her large Instagram following to support causes close to her heart, including anti-Semitism and miscarriages. “I had to do something tangible,” Savetsky said of starting her own movement. “All donors ‘received’ a letter in the Torah as a merit of the lost soul.” Oh, and one more thing: she also works as a matchmaker through her IGTV series, aptly titled Bashert. According to Savetsky, the company aims to be “a light-hearted approach to a serious problem.” phew! Talk about being busy!

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Lizzy Savetsky struggles with alcoholism

Unfortunately, it wasn’t all sunshine and roses for Lizzy Savetsky.

In July, Savetsky opened up about her struggles with alcoholism. “It was Shabbat afternoon. I started drinking in the synagogue and then continued at home. We had guests over and I passed out while we were entertaining them. I don’t remember anything until I woke up the next morning,” she recalled during an interview with Aish.com. “In that moment I realized that I could lose everything. I was ready to surrender everything to God and give this fight my best.” Thankfully, Savetsky has been sober since Aug. 1, 2021 — an accomplishment she partially credits to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. “I never realized that my drinking had nothing to do with alcohol. I was mentally ill. It blew me away when I first started exploring AA. Alcohol was not discussed at all in most meetings. That’s not why neither of us drank. The things that got me drinking are what I work my days on.”

We hope Savetsky’s story will continue to inspire others – maybe while the cameras roll on Real Housewives of New York!

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration website or contact the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).