Sonja Morgan’s internship program is officially closed.
The Real Housewives of New York City
star became famous for keeping a rotating roster of interns coming in and out of her Manhattan townhouse on the Bravo hit, but now she says she’s done with them.
“Oh, you know, I really enjoyed my experience with the interns and it was gratifying,” Sonja tells ET. “I needed them, they needed me. But, once I was out of the Chapter 11 reorganization and I had my bank accounts back, and I could -- I can't! It's a lot of work. It's exhausting to be side-by-side with a student all day. You have to check their work and critique.”
Sonja and co-star Dorinda Medley stopped by the ET studios for a Facebook Live chat about season nine of RHONY.
“It’s much more complicated than you think,” Dorinda says of Sonja’s internship program. “There’s a lot of legal things.”
“They don’t work autonomously,” Sonja notes. “It’s a side-by-side [thing].”
Sonja admits it became exhausting to train new people all the time, and she simply doesn’t have the energy to do it. Now, she has a full-time assistant, Connor.
“I have a great assistant now,” she says. “I'm in a different place now, too. I'm not in flight or fight every day. Now, I wanna, you know, collapse and take stock and just relax. I want to breathe now.”