Why 'RHONY' star Sonja Morgan felt 'very uncomfortable' during the cast's Hamptons trip (Exclusive)

Sonja Morgan is caught in the middle on "The Real Housewives of New York" this season.

During the cast's recent trip to the Hamptons on the hit Bravo show's current eleventh season, Morgan stayed at Ramona Singer's house with Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley, but went to dinner with Bethenny Frankel, Luann de Lesseps and Barbara Kavovit, despite clear divisions between both sides.

Instead of it coming off as playing both sides of the field, though, it's become clear that Sonja genuinely doesn't know which side to choose -- and maybe she doesn't have to!

"It was very uncomfortable for me in the Hamptons, because I wanted to stay with Bethenny, but I thought, 'Let's give her some space in case she really needs it, because she's going through the ups and downs of mourning Dennis,'" Sonja told AOL exclusively during her CoolSculpting Bikini Denial campaign launch. "The blondes wanted me to stay with them and be the straw that stirs the drink."

SEE ALSO: Countess Luann reveals her least favorite 'RHONY' co-star ever

She went on to explain that she feels a bit of pressure when it comes to making sure that her co-stars know she's being her true self and not just telling them what she thinks they want to hear.

"Sometimes I feel like I want people to know that I'm real and authentic," Sonja explained to AOL. "But when you're in the middle, it's hard. I don't want someone to ever feel like I'm playing them."

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Sonja Morgan attends WE TV 'Bridezillas' season 12 fashion show at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on March 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Sonja Morgan is seen on March 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 04: TV personalities Sonja Morgan (L) and Luann de Lesseps attend the 'Gloria Bell' New York screening at Museum of Modern Art on March 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 04: Reality TV personality and Real Housewife of New York City Sonja Morgan visits 'Extra' at The Levi's Store Times Square on March 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 04: Reality TV personalities and Real Housewives of New York City Ramona Singer (L) and Sonja Morgan visit 'Extra' at The Levi's Store Times Square on March 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Sonja Morgan, Mario Cantone and Luann de Lesseps attends the The 3rd Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefitting The Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 Studios on February 7, 2019 in New York City, NY. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Sonja Morgan prepares backstage during the The 3rd Annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefitting The Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 Studios on February 7, 2019 in New York City, NY. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/14: Sonja Morgan attends Susanne Bartsch and David Barton's Toy Drive at TMPL West Village. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: Sonja Morgan attends the Improv Asylum Grand Opening Event on November 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Improv Asylum )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer and Tinsley Mortimer attend the Improv Asylum Grand Opening on November 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Improv Asylum )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Jill Zarin (L) and Sonja Morgan attend the Lotte New York Palace Annual Tree Lighting on November 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Lotte Place New York Palace)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Sonja Morgan and Andrew Werner attend the 2018 American Friends of Blerancourt Dinner on November 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Sonja Morgan attends Phobia Relief Day on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Sonja Morgan attends the 2018 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Dorinda Medley, and Jill Zarin attend the 2018 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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And, at the end of the day, Sonja considers the relationships on the current cast of "RHONY" to be built on genuine connection on the backs of intense, real issues in their lives. In addition to Bethenny suddenly losing her fiancé, Dennis Shields, Luann continues to conquer her addiction as she strives to maintain her sobriety.

"There's a lot of meat on the bones here, because these are really solidified, deep relationships with girls that really care for each other," she explained to us. "But, we trust each other to go there and tell us to fix ourselves and then we give it right back. Your life is like our life, and we don’t hide anything. I certainly don’t."

"We just jump right into it this season, and I think that’s because our relationships are so deep and solidified and real. New Yorkers are real and there’s no BS'ing," Sonja went on. "We can go there and we trust each other to go there, so if we want to vent on each other like sisters, we do that. But what comes with that is, Bethenny lost Dennis and it was especially tough because her daughter was part of that dynamic and he was her go-to guy. Luann fell off the wagon, and it was embarrassing for her, but we’re there for each other when we need each other."

That being said, the "RHONY" ladies aren't afraid to call it like it is.

"But also, we can really go at it and we use our words, because we’re New Yorkers -- and they cut!" Sonja added with a laugh.

During her ten seasons on "Real Housewives," Sonja has consistently proven that she doesn't have a filter and is open to sharing almost everything about her life on the show. Continuing in that spirit of being an open book, the reality star is also opening up about a fat-reduction treatment that she recently underwent for the sake of her summer bikini body.

"I love my body. I'm juicy and I'm confident, but I wanted to focus on the area where my swimsuits cut in, so I had CoolSculpting done and I fell in love," she told us during our sit-down interview. "It wasn't that I was unhappy with my body, but I just wanted this one spot targeted."

"Everything in moderation," she added. "I'm very conservative, so I look into everything, but I don't do everything."

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Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
Countess Luann de Lesseps performs during her #CountessAndFriends show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday, March 23. (Credit: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
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