The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan isn’t talking openly about the details of her current financial situation. But she did open up exclusively to In Touch about how her recent financial blow — which includes owing $7 million and possibly losing her Upper East Side town house — has changed her life.
“As a ‘Housewife’ in the chain of [Bravo] TV shows, I think that we all respect what’s going on in America right now,” Sonja said. “A lot of people are going through financial distress. We’re all struggling to work and take care of our families.”
Sonja says the most important thing in her life is her family and “spending time with my daughter.”
Being a single mom — Sonja and her husband, John Adams Morgan, are currently fighting a bitter divorce battle — is a challenge for the reality star. “Things change when you are doing it alone. You can’t fire up the Viking and set the table for five people anymore,” she explains. “Now I have toaster oven dinners… and I don’t have to scrub pots and pans after, either!”
One thing Sonja refuses to sacrifice? Her style. “I always dress to the nines,” she said. “But even when all the money was coming in, I always looked for sales or bargains. I don’t like to waste money.”
She’s even getting back into the career world, pursuing what she calls the “lifestyle expert” business. “I’m sharing all my tips: how to cook, packing tips, travel tips, how to date…”
“I want people to be inspired,” Sonja said. “I want them to know money comes and money goes. You can’t take it to your grave. You have to learn from your mistakes.”