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Did Sonja Morgan Cheat On John Adams Morgan? New Details On The Dorinda/Sonja 'Real Housewives' Feud

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Did Sonja Morgan cheat on John Adams Morgan? In 2006, Real Housewives of New York Star Sonja Morgan famously divorced her then-husband, John Adams Morgan. If I'm not mistaken, it is 2018 which means that the split in the Morgan marriage was more than decade ago, so why on earth has suddenly become the focus of the current season of RHONY?

Why? Because Sonja can't stop talking about her ex and their life together and people — namely her co-stars  — have had enough and frankly, she ain't alone. 

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1. The latest fight

In a recent episode of the show, the Real Housewives of New York gaggle was supposed to be enjoying a nice brunch at Countess Luanne "I have my own Pandora station" De Lesseps' Sag Harbor home. Everything was going just fine until cast member Dorinda Medley had one too many cocktails and refused to roll her eyes at Sonja any more.

You see, Sonja kind of totally stepped in it. She compared her divorce to the death of Dorinda's husband, the New York businessman Richard Medley. Now let's get one thing straight: divorce is not a cakewalk, it's brutal, and for many people the experience of separating and eventually divorcing can feel like a death. I'm so not gonna minimize anyone's experience with the big D. That said, when you divorce someone, they are still alive, and you've usually made some level of choice to leave them. Death isn't a choice and you never get to see that person again. It's very different than divorce, even if it evokes similar feelings. 

You see the beautiful explanation I did there, being sympathetic to both divorced folks and widows and widowers? That's literally all any of the housewives had to do to end the Sag Harbor brunch melee. But they didn't. Because they are all clearly insane, and also because that does not make good television. 

2. Dorinda's reaction

Instead, Dorinda lost her mind and yelled, “You got divorced how many years ago? And we talk about Mr. Morgan like he was just having tea in your house! Your husband left you, and my husband died. People were f–king around. So don’t you dare compare your f–king marriage to me burying my husband. Because you were f–king around on the South of France!” 

What Dorinda said struck a nerve because Sonja spent the rest of the episode telling anyone who would listen that she never cheated on her ex.

3. Sonja's heartbreak

In fact, she claims she is still in love with John, or as she calls him "Mr. Morgan". 

She also sent a brutal text to her so-called bestie on the show Ramona Singer for not standing up for her during the fight and revealing what she knows (the "truth") about her divorce.

So that begs the questio: What is the truth about Sonja's marriage and subsequent divorce? It might have happened in 2006, but it's still having an effect on Sonja and it caused a massive fight that has completely divided the women of RHONY. There's no doubt this altercation is going to have serious ramifications on the rest of the season. 


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4. How did Sonja and her ex meet?

Here's what's been confirmed about Sonja's relationship with "Mr. Morgan".

The couple met at San Pietro, an Italian restaurant in New York City. But Sonja wasn't dining at another table — she was actually John A. Morgan's waitress!

They met again while both were visiting Aspen and in 1988 they tied the knot.

Sonja describes their relationship as a whirlwind saying, “He was relentless. And when he asked me out on a dinner date, finally, after he sent me a letter and flowers and chocolates, I said, ‘OK, let’s go to dinner.’ After the dinner, he proposed. He really loved me. He was perfect. He was a good husband, and he was a great lover. It was an excellent marriage.”

5. Why they split

If that's the case, why the split?

If you ask Sonja, like the New York Post did in 2006, you'll get a strange answer that sounds more like a line from a movie than anything else. “You wouldn’t believe the story," Sonja told the paper. "There were some people I shouldn’t have trusted.”


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6. John Morgan's side of the story

The truth is that if Sonja, a known-flirt, did cheat and this was the cause for the end of her marriage, it's never been something that's open for public consumption. Neither she nor her ex John ever confirmed the cheating rumors.

Meanwhile, as Sonja flounders in her faux pas, John admits to owing her $3,000,000 — he probably forgot all about it planning his wedding to wife number four in 2010. Just sayin'! 

Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two cats, Batman and Margo and usually  pint of ice cream, but never the same pint. You can find her writing here, there, and also on Twitter. 

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