Anthony Scaramucci has flirted with reality television, and now it seems his wife may be eyeing a spot on the small screen as well.
Deidre Ball is reportedly in talks to join The Real Housewives of New York City for its 12th season, joining stars like Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer.
A source told Page Six that Ball has been meeting with producers at Bravo, who want ‘new blood’ for the long-running series.
‘It’s reality TV gold,’ a network insider told the site. ‘I’d love to have her on.’
RHONY producers reportedly feel they have been ‘striking out with new cast members’, including Tinsley Mortimer and Barbara Kavovit.
Mortimer, who joined the cast in 2016, is rumored to be getting cut next season.
‘No one knows her and it’s like starting all over every season,’ one source told Page Six. ‘How many seasons can they sit around talking about her dating or not dating Scott [Kluth]?’
And another insider claims Kavovit, who only joined the show this year, is already ‘out’.
‘She didn’t become a part of the ensemble,’ they added.
The show is also reportedly struggling through salary negotiations with embattled star Luann de Lesseps, who is currently on probation.
De Lesseps pleaded guilty to battery, trespassing, and disorderly intoxication after she refused to leave another guest’s room at a Palm Beach hotel on Christmas Eve in 2017.
‘She wants to double her salary but her storyline is getting old,’ a source said.
Ball and Scaramucci would surely fit into the wild RHONY crowd.
Scaramucci, an investment banker, will long be remembered for serving as Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director for just 10 days.
The Long Island native made headlines when, just days into the job, he gave an explosive interview to the New Yorker in which he claimed Reince Priebus, who at the time was Trump’s chief of staff, was a ‘f*****g paranoid schizophrenic’ before declaring ‘I am not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c**k’.
Days later, it was revealed that Ball – who was nine months pregnant at the time with the couple’s second child – had filed for divorce.
Sources close to Ball made it clear the split was due to Scaramucci’s job with Trump.
‘She liked the nice Wall Street life and their home on Long Island, not the insane world of DC,’ one source told the New York Post at the time.
‘She is tired of his naked ambition, which is so enormous that it left her at her wits’ end. She has left him even though they have two children together.’
But Scaramucci quickly got the boot and by November the couple were back together, calling off their divorce.
Ball later told US Weekly that the pair were afraid to tell their family and friends that they had reconciled.
‘It was like the Sharks versus the Jets at this point. It was like West Side Story with our families. It was like the Hatfields and McCoys,’ she said.
‘We couldn’t even let anyone see us together because they’d be like “What are you doing?”‘
Scaramucci had a brief stint on this year’s second season of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.
The former White House official appeared on the beloved CBS reality show for less than a week when he announced he wasn’t a full-fledged cast member.
‘Just like I left my mark in Washington, I’m going to leave my mark on the Big Brother game,’ he told cast members in his final episode.
The cast then had to compete in a Scaramucci-themed challenge, deciding which news headlines about him were real and which were ‘fake news’.
Ball met Scaramucci while they were both working at his Manhattan hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, in 2007.
They tied the knot in 2011, shortly after Scaramucci’s divorce from his first wife, Lisa Miranda, was finalized.