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Who is Leah McSweeney's mom? Meet Bunny!

RHONY star Leah McSweeney and her mother Bunny have been seen to have a rocky relationship on the show. We got to know the mom more.

During episode 16 of season 13, Bunny accuses Leah of being addicted to plastic surgery, which is just one of their disagreements.

However, the more that Bunny has featured on the show, the more fans are beginning to like her, so we found out more about the Bravo star…

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Your First Look at The Real Housewives of New York City Season 13 | Bravo

Your First Look at The Real Housewives of New York City Season 13 | Bravo

Who is Bunny McSweeney?

A Leo, Bunny was born on 14th August 1952 and turned 69 in August 2021.

Having briefly lived in New York, Bunny, also known as Bernadette, now lives in Newtown, Connecticut with her husband Bryan.

The couple who have been married for 50 years share three children together, Leah, Sarah and Daniel.

Standing at just 5’1″, Bunny’s education took her to medical school where she received her degree in 1986.

Bunny’s career

Working as a medical professional for over 35 years, Bunny had her own practice in her hometown of Newtown, Connecticut.

Bunny was a social worker specialising in the clinical field focusing on behavioural and social health, which later allowed her to support her daughter, Leah when suffering from alcoholism in her younger years and once again in 2019.

According to Starsoffline, Bunny is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million following her career.

Bunny and Leah’s relationship

Bunny and her TV personality daughter, Leah McSweeney have endured an unstable relationship throughout the years. Although the pair haven’t seen eye to eye on a number of issues, the main cause of their unhappy relationship stems from Leah’s alcoholism.

Prior to joining the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, Leah had been sober for 9 years, however as a young girl her alcoholism affected their mother-daughter relationship so heavily that Bunny kicked Leah out in the hope that she would end her alcohol misuse.

Bunny’s hard parenting did encourage Leah to change her ways and sober up, however when Leah began drinking again in 2019, Bunny once again cut off all contact with her daughter.

Today the pair continue to have a strained relationship as seen on the 16th episode of season 13, however, they appear to be in a better place than they once were.



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Cara is a journalism student studying at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a passion for entertainment, news and storytelling, which is where her love for journalism started.