Lizzy Savetsky, a Jewish influencer, and activist has left the RHONY (Real Housewives of New York City) reboot due to “a flood of antisemitic abuse.” She was the program’s newest member but left the Bravo reality show in the midst of production. Lizzy revealed her decision in an Instagram post on November 16, 2022, stating that she would no longer be a part of the next season 14 of RHONY.
Her decision comes less than a month after Bravo announced she will join Erin Dana Lichy, Jenna Lyons, Sai De Silva, Ubah Hassan, Jessel Taank, and Brynn Whitfield on the show. The RHONY housewives have been reduced to six. A Bravo representative also verified the story to Variety. According to the statement:
“After careful deliberation and conversation with Lizzy, we have mutually decided that Lizzy will not be a cast member on RHONY.”
Former RHONY star Lizzy Savetsky describes herself as a “proud Jew.”
Lizzy Savetsky is a “proud Jew & zionist” and a “matchmaker,” according to her Instagram page. She is the wife of cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ira Savetsky and the mother of three children: Stella, 9, Juliet, 8, and son Ollie, 2. She is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. Lizzy earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, according to her LinkedIn page.
She was a straight-A student, country music performer, and cheerleader throughout her school days. She’s even competed in Miss Teen Texas. She said to aish.com:
“I was a chronic perfectionist who was never content and was constantly looking for more.” I wanted everything. I wanted to attend the proper events and dress appropriately. I wanted to be all things to all people. I was killing it everywhere I went.”
Lizzy volunteers with various non-profits to serve the Jewish community. According to her official website, lizzysavetsky.com:
“Lizzy is an ardent advocate for Israel and the Jewish people, and she works with a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations to help her people and country.” As a consequence, she was requested to participate in the Celebrate Israel Parade as an Honorary Grand Marshal.”
Lizzy even started a social media campaign called Real Love, Real Loss to de-stigmatize pregnancy loss among Jewish women throughout the world. According to her website,
“Lizzy developed a social media campaign on her own to collect $57,000 for a Torah for the Israeli army in commemoration of the souls who died in the womb.”
She even created her own IGTV series, BASHERT, to assist Jewish singles in finding love. Lizzy also utilizes her platform to show off her stylish sense and educate people about her deeply held values. Lizzy released a video in early October in which she blasted rapper Kanye West’s racist statements. She stated:
“In support of his antisemitic agenda, I continue to get incredibly unpleasant, even dangerous remarks.” My children’s great-grandmother did not escape Auschwitz, therefore we could not stand by and watch while individuals threatened our very survival as a nation. We must speak out! I take these threats seriously, and you should as well.”
The new RHONY season 14 cast was announced last month at BravoCon 2022. Filming was set to begin in the autumn, with new episodes due to debut in 2023. Lizzy has only shot a few times, but she stopped shooting after getting many anti-Semitic remarks. She will no longer be a cast member of RHONY.