Thursday, May 6, 2010
Newest NYC HouseWife, Sonja Morgan
Who is Sonja Morgan? Born November 25, 1963, is the ex-wife of John Morgan, one of five sons of Henry Sturgis Morgan, a great-grandson of J. Pierpont Morgan, the greatest American financier of the Gilded Age, and Catherine Adams, a great-great-granddaughter of John Adams, the second President of the United States. David Patrick Columbia, of New York Social Diary, writes of Sonja Morgan, "I first met Sonya Morgan about twelve years ago when, as the still single Sonya Tremont, she was the hostess at (the Italian restaurant across from Bice) on Madison Avenue and 54th Street. Sonya was very well known among the New York money men and power brokers for being good looking, savvy and with a go-get-em charm. She was so good at her job (bringing in big name businessmen clientele that I wrote a profile on her for Quest). It was a story about a girl who came to the big town from Albany and made her way into the international set who made the circuit from Europe to New York, the Bahamas, Aspen and Malibu, and used her connections to make her way in business. Several years ago, she ran into John Morgan whom she knew through the restaurant at a cocktail party. " When asked by Entertainment Weekly why she's appearing on The Real Housewives of New York City, the socialite replied: "I’m on the show to have a good time and commercialize myself...I’ve been writing my screenplay since the minute my divorce started. It’s very sexy, sort of like a Candace Bushnell society novel.(page 6)"