Erin Lichy learned her lesson after trying to make a joke Real Housewives of New York City Co-star Change Hassan during a cast trip to Anguilla.
“I can take responsibility, maybe I shouldn’t have pulled the prank,” Erin, 36, exclusively shared We weekly on Monday, September 18. “I also thought we were joking. I didn’t think it would go so deep. Knowing it and looking back on it now, I know not to mess with it.”
During the Sunday September 17 episode of RHONYCameras captured the aftermath of Erin briefly stealing Ubah’s phone as a prank. Erin saw the action as playful retaliation for Ubah pushing her into the pool earlier during the vacation, but 40-year-old Ubah wasn’t happy about it: she had used her phone to check in with her during the trip family. (Oebah thought too Sai DeSilva Pushing her into the pool was revenge enough for Erin’s accidental dive.)
The episode ended with a “to be continued” cliffhanger that teased a tense shouting match between Ubah and Erin. In retrospect, Erin wishes she had never picked up the phone, but she also didn’t think the prank would be that big of a deal.
“I said this at the reunion or on the show, I don’t even remember it, but what if I got mad because I got thrown in the pool?” she asked Us. “What if that really scared me? What should I do if I have had a past trauma involving being thrown off a boat? You never really know. So you take risks with new friends. And in that situation, she took a chance. Luckily it went well, but I took a chance. It was not well received. I have learned.”
Erin went on to say that she and Ubah have now put the drama behind them – although no further shenanigans are likely to take place in the future.
“I knew she had a spicy side, but I love her. Really,” Erin said Us, adding that the fight actually brought the couple closer together. “And I almost appreciate seeing that other side of her, because it almost brings a depth to her that I didn’t quite understand. And even the way she talks about it after she says, “I know I’m getting hot, but that’s because I love you so much.” It sounds a little crazy, but… that’s why I love her more.’
The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo Sundays at 9pm ET.
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi