Who Is Leah McSweeney? Everything About RHONY's New Star
Popular TV franchise The Real Housewives of New York City has made its newest addition. The cast member to join the hit reality series is none other than Leah McSweeney.
Interested to know more about Leah and the person she replaced to enter RHONY?
Read below to get the answers with some more facts about Leah.
Leah’s Age & Bio
Leah McSweeney was born on 27 August 1982 in New York. While in New York, she attended the all-girls Catholic School called the Convent of the Sacred Heart. Unfortunately, she was expelled from the institution at the age of 13.
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Her family then moved to Connecticut, where Leah resided until her high school graduation. She then moved back to Manhattan to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Career & Net Worth: From Fashion To RHONY
The newest member of RHONY launched her line of streetwear called Married To The Mob (MTTM) after she had a run-in with the NYPD.
When Leah was age 20, she filed a lawsuit against the NYPD because of a physical altercation she got into with the department. The reality star ended up winning the case and was awarded a $75,000 settlement.
She used the said settlement award and started her brand in 2004. By 2018, MTTM clothing was sold by more than a hundred retailers and got together with brands like Nike and Reebok.
The reality TV star’s streetwear was so fashionable that it was featured in several magazines such as Inked, Nylon, Paper, and Vogue, eventually turning into a multi-million dollar fashion line.
Coming towards her career in TV, RHONY isn’t her first encounter with the TV. Leah was first seen in a 2010 episode of Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker. It also led to her appearance in other TV shows such as VH1’s Love and Hip Hop: New York.
Finally, on 15 November 2019, she officially became one of the Real Housewives of New York City and replaced Bethenny Frankel, who left the show. The news was announced during BravoCon.
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As the founder and CEO of such a big brand, her total net worth is sure to reach a high number. But, the exact figures remain unknown as of 2019.
Is Leah Married? More On Husband & Family
As of most recent news (early 2017), she was linked to the comedian Michael Che. However, the connection did lead to a rather unpleasant story. The two started texting via a dating app. But soon enough, Leah began to blast towards Michael due to his inappropriate behavior, as admitted by Leah.
Per her family, the RHONY alum has a daughter named Kier, born in 2007. She is the product of love between Leah and her former boyfriend, Rob Cristofaro. He is the founder of a streetwear brand called Alfie.
Leah McSweeney with her daughter Kier on 15 February 2019 (Photo: Leah McSweeney's Instagram)
In a nutshell, it does look like Leah is single for now, but her lowkey life makes it hard to base the speculation on anything. Let’s hope the reality star reveals the truth someday.