Who Is RHONY Newcomer Sai De Silva?

At BravoCon 2022, the cast of the reboot of "The Real Housewives of New York" was announced to the public for the first time (via Today), and there's plenty to know about the newest additions to Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise. One of the new names is that of Sai De Silva, who, per Page Six, has already said a little bit about what viewers can expect from her: "I'm going to bring a little bit of sass, some New York spunk, which I feel is really great for TV."

De Silva has also expressed that she's looking forward to the changes that could come with the rebooted version of "RHONY," telling Page Six, "You know what? It's a new cast, and it's a new start, so maybe we can rewrite something a little bit different."

The first thing, of course, is learning more about De Silva and how her background might influence the upcoming reboot.

Sai De Silva is a blogger

As published by Today, Sai De Silva is the creative director for Scout the City, a lifestyle blog, and she has also been seen on NBC's "Today" as a guest. The website also notes that she is Afro-Latina, from New York City itself, and is married with two children. In a piece for Vogue, De Silva and her children, London Scout and Rio Dash, were featured. Of parenthood, she told the outlet, "Having kids has definitely made me realize how precious time is. One minute you're spoon feeding them and the next you have a nine year old who's going on 19."

De Silva has been married to David Craig since 2009, but she has noted that her husband prefers his privacy, according to The U.S. Sun. From this, it's unclear how much Craig will be seen alongside De Silva during her season of "The Real Housewives of New York."

The 'RHONY' newcomer is from Brooklyn

Viewers of the reboot of "The Real Housewives of New York" have even more to look forward to from new housewife Sai De Silva, particularly because she says that she isn't always the person she appears to be online. De Silva told People, "I think people sometimes forget that I am originally from Brooklyn and I do have another edge to me, that people might not see on social media."

One fun fact about De Silva is that she was a bartender for eight years, as she explained to Page Six: "I can hold my liquor very well. I was a bartender in New York City for about eight years. I'm pretty good at holding my liquor, but I also know when to stop drinking."

De Silva also shared with People that she isn't going to be one to drag her castmates down, saying, "I can go toe to toe, but for the most part, I'm always here to spread some positivity and uplift other women."

While a drama-free season of any "Real Housewives" series seems out of the question, it wouldn't hurt to see a little more on-screen positivity.