Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan has had plenty of financial problems over the years. It all started in 2006, when she was served divorce papers by her millionaire husband, John Adams Morgan, who btw is more than 30 years her senior. Morgan struggled to collect her marriage settlement ($3 million), and then lost a lawsuit which required her to pay back $7 million. It’s taken Sonja almost 10 years to become debt-free. So she’s celebrating by taking her RHONY friends on a lavish trip to Turks and Caicos.
So how did Sonja meet a man who is the descendent of two U.S. presidents? (John Adams and John Quincy Adams.) Morgan’s great-grandfather was J. Pierpont Morgan. His grandfather JP Morgan Jr., the one who built the Morgan Library. His father was Henry Sturgis Morgan who started Morgan Stanley. The story goes that Sonja and John met in the mid 90s at the Italian restaurant San Pietro. She was a hostess at the upscale power lunch place on Madison Avenue. Later, they ran into each other on the slopes of Aspen. They had dinner together that night, when he proposed to her. A few months later they married and had a daughter, Quincy. Of Morgan’s four wives, Sonja holds the record for the longest marriage (9 years). Real Housewives of New York airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Bravo.