Ramona Singer is the only lady to have held an apple every season of The Real Housewives of New York's nine-year run. During that time she's renewed her vows, renewed herself, had Turtle Time, walked a runway, gone through a divorce, and been through nearly a decade of Housewives squabbles and feuds. Throughout this time, though, there was only one moment when she almost walked away from it all.
"The only time I thought [about leaving] was Season 2," Ramona told The Daily Dish podcast. "Jill [Zarin] had the idea to keep everybody separated during the reunion. She and Bethenny [Frankel] were on the opposite couch...I had both — not just Jill, but Bethenny—going after me nonstop."
She continued, "They attacked me like you cannot believe. I went home and couldn’t get out of bed for a day. I remember then, Mario, I said, 'I don’t think I can do this show anymore. I don’t think I can do this.' He actually said to me, 'Hey, it’s like giving birth. You’ll forget it.' Now reunions are a piece of cake for me."
One reason Ramona may find reunions easier to handle now is a newfound confidence.
"I think I’ve gotten better now with my words, and I’m able to stand up for myself more. Back then, I was not able to. I don’t really have the verbal skills, the quick wit that Bethenny or Dorinda [Medley] does. I’m just more business smart."
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