RHONY Reunion Blog Reactions
The 'Wives weigh in on Aviva's apology and other battles.
The Real Housewives of New York City reunion turned out to essentially be one big, blanket apology from Aviva Drescher, and though she seemed genuinely sorry for her actions through the season, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan simply weren't having it. And as is the custom, the 'Wives are expounding upon their reunion arguments and stances in their blogs this week. Here's some choice snippets:
The Aviva Apology Tour Continues: "Tonight I apologized to Ramona and Sonja for the way I spoke to them in St. Barths. I was wrong to allow my emotions get the best of me. As a result, not only did I hurt people, but my message was lost. I have really learned my lesson and only wish that I had sincerely apologized sooner. Seeing myself get over-emotional I know that I have to take a break before I speak. I need to give myself time to process what is going on and how to reconcile the given situation at hand before I offer my own contribution. I see in retrospect how my emotion sometimes blurred my perspective and how I shared it. My problem was that I often said what I was thinking instead of thinking about what I was saying." Read Her Full Post
Ramona Gives Her the Hand: "Aviva, Aviva, Aviva. Where do I begin? It seems as if she allowed her phobias and anxieties to overrule her and our group. It also seems as if Aviva used her anxieties as an excuse for the name calling and displaced anger toward me. Aviva apologized to me on the reunion. Do I believe she is sincere? You tell me. It seems to me that she only decided to apologize after the fans turned on her. The first part of St. Barth’s, Aviva was not there or featured in the episode. She still took it upon herself to write her blog trashing me and Sonja. Leading up to the episode where she lost it, Aviva was talking to many different press outlets and taking to her Twitter to attack us. It was only when there was a major backlash against her on Twitter, the press, and Bravo blog comments that she decided to apologize on the reunion to me. I wish no one ill will and I am taking in Aviva’s apology. I am cautious though as her actions have not matched her words. I do not open my heart easily. I admit I have a tough exterior, but inside I'm a mush ball. I befriended Aviva quickly and am really shocked how things turned out." Read Her Full Post
Carole's First Reunion: "I thought the reunion would be more like the presidential debates -- a few lies and some posturing, a handshake then back home. But there were surprises on the couch. For one thing, it was freezing. It felt like a vault. The room had the ambiance of the opera after the curtain went down and the Phantom had gone home. We were instructed to wear: 1920s evening meets Truman Capote Black & White Ball. This seemed, on the face of it, a contradiction. The famous ball was in 1966, but six of this, half of that. This is the Housewives where contradiction and frack and friction go hand in hand. It felt, a bit, like a closing argument in Law and Order. Objection! Overruled! Steely Glare! It was great fun, with echoes of all the best potboilers, and a little bit of Clue. Who took Colonel Mustard and a Pirate into the Ballroom?" Read Her Full Post
Sonja Sympathizes, But Is Still Scorned: "I just know at that moment when Aviva shared her story, I remembered the girl I first met and who trusted me. The one I embraced happily. I think Aviva's hard on herself so she's hard on others, and if she could wake up each day and love herself and know that other people meet her to love her, that would be a good start. Ramona did not set her up, and I'm not a double dealer! We really did want to be friends with Aviva and her hurtful words are hard to erase. At this point, Aviva's apologies are like the boy who cried wolf. We have to see over time. I hope she can keep her promise this time and not continue to insult me and make up untrue stories, because I cannot accommodate "friends" like that, no matter how hurt they are from past trauma. I have a little girl to support, a world I built for myself, and people who depend on me." Read Her Full Post
Heather's 'Holla' Etymology Lesson: "But before I get into my perspective on Part 1, I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I use the term “holla” and what it means. I will start by telling you that I did not "plan it" as part of my opening title line for the show, it happened while recording my line, "My success is built on making women look and feel there best." In the studio while recording it one of our producers said, "It feel like it needs a 'Heatherism' on the end? Maybe try ending it with something that comes organically to you and we’ll see how it sounds?" “Holla" naturally flowed out of me as a positive shout out to all the ladies who over the past 4 years have been rockin' and lovin' bought my Yummie Tummie products and it stuck. Now I can’t go anywhere without out getting a "holla" from folks I meet on the street, to every tweet #holla and even from my closest friends, who say "holla" when I walk into a room. On Twitter, my newest Jewish friends shout out to me with a "challah" (which is a Jewish bread that is pronounced very much the same way as holla, that among other things, is traditional to Friday night dinner), wishing me a lovely Shabbat and I LOVE IT ALL! It's so fun and feel good! I have always used "holla" as a positive "shout out," or as an "acknowledgement" that I use with friends. Some use it as a follow up, i.e.: "Holla back when you can" when leaving a message. "Holla" is a term that I picked up years ago and whether I am 30 or 42, I use it when it feels right, but it has never defined me until the show aired." Read Her Full Post