Catherine Ommanney

Catherine refutes the idea she's an "Obama-basher" and talks about the latest D.C. press tour drama.

on Aug 5, 20100

 

OK, if anyone is looking for me, I will be hiding behind the sofa tonight after being portrayed as an Obama-basher! Yes, I was disappointed because of the no-show on awards night for my husband, but I'm a huge fan of the President. I moved my family to the US to support Charles' job with the new administration! Stacie and I are firm friends, as are Lynda and Mary, and we are all on our knees with exhaustion after our bumper-to-bumper press tour with wine throwing, accusations and no sleep, but I'm hoping everyone enjoys the full season and doesn't judge us until they see our true selves unfold! Because trust me, you ain't seen nothing yet!

 

135 comments
Huge fan
Huge fan

Cat!! you are extraordinary! I think you are a wonderful mother and sooo funny. All I can say is bullocks!! To all the haters. I watched every show and I thought you made the show very interesting. I am a mother who wished she had the gull to be as confident and hillarious as you! I really hope you come back next season. I felt so sorry for how you only had your girls after losing a good friend. My thoughts were with you! I hope you'll be on the show next season, I can't wait to hear more of your thoughts!

Patrick L
Patrick L

OUCH Sweetie! Just because you may not agree with some else's opinions or care for their personality, there is no reason to be so FRENCH! LOL

peony89
peony89

Cat, I LOVED it when you confronted the "Republican Healthcare Lobbyist".

Tekila's mom
Tekila's mom

Hi Cat, I love you for being the way you are -- you are funny, smart, beautiful and I love the way you are connected with your daughters. Hugs

Jami in Kansas City
Jami in Kansas City

I agree Stephanie! She is my fave because of her wit and charm and she is absolutely adorable! I don't find her abrasive at all, she just tells it like she see's it and that is refreshing. Frankly, I would love to see more of her on the show at less Salahi's....

Stephanie in Atlanta
Stephanie in Atlanta

Cat is the best. The people on here bashing her are complete morons. She is gorgeous, classy and sharp. I would kill to have a friend like Cat to keep life interesting!!

Dupont Dish
Dupont Dish

I absolutely LOVE Cat ! I think she is getting a bad rap about her directness but if you have been to Europe you would know that their communication style is a lot more direct when it comes to opinions and it is very different than what many American's are used to. She is labeled 'rude' because passion is easily confused with anger. I think underneath the editing and filming she's just stating her opinion and seems like a really cool person. On top of all of that she is one of the most beautiful women I have seen in a long while. Cat, I hope we run into each other in D.C sometime!

-Biased because I love Brits :-)

jritter
jritter

Have to say you are an asset to the D.C. cast. Keep them on their toes! You have become the main reason I watch...Great job Cat!

"E"
"E"

Kat you looked great tonite. Just heard you got divorced! Sorry my heart goes out to you.Wish you the best in the future! Good luck.

Desmo
Desmo

Cat, you are AMAZING. I didn't know quite how to take you in the beginning but I get it now. I LOVE a no B.S zone and I loathe phoniness. I think you did pretty well to be honest around all of that nonsense. The blonde barbie and her whackadoodle husband frankly give me the creeps. I don't think you are an Obama basher either. You just call things as you see them fearlessly. I'm a huge fan of his and don't see anything wrong with what you've said. Keep it real lady. xoxo

Cat Fan
Cat Fan

Cat you are my fave housewife...!

No one has more quick-witted comebacks than you, amazing.

Keep it up - can't wait to read your book sometime soon =)

R. Cain
R. Cain

Cat....I felt the earth move while watching your lunch with Edwina Rogers....Bravo! I've watched most of the Housewives shows which I'd compare to watching a self-made trainwreck happen in slow motion. Most the characters are like Michaele: self-serving, phony and egotistical to the point of not being able to maintain any recognizable framework of a healthy relationship. Some might call you the 'bitch' for speaking in your mind in crusty D.C......I say that city needs a good exfoliation.......peel away my new favorite housewife, peel away......

 frances
frances

cat i love the way you are ,you are the only real one in the show

Mare68
Mare68

I agree with you on all points. I love the Housewives shows, but I am very disgusted in the way most of these women talk about anything conservative or Republican. (and I'm sure the comment about southerners was along the same vein). I was absolutely disgusted watching last night's episode when Cat was BASHING Republicans to her young, impressionable daughters! (calling Republicans the "dregs" like the crap you find in the bottom of your wine glass!). Then to watch her show up dressed as Sarah Palin; and to sandbag the Republican Lobbyist and try to make her look like a fool when she was having lunch with her. TOTALLY CLASSLESS!!! PLEASE DO US ALL A FAVOR AND TAKE YOUR POLITICS BACK TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY!! WE DON'T NEED YOUR INANE OPINIONS, NOR YOUR CHILDISH ANTICS HERE!!!!

sweetBBy9
sweetBBy9

you are a very rude person who rubs me the wrong way if u dont like america why are u even still here u are not doing us any favors by being here

Tkb4tk...
Tkb4tk...

Cat, you are about as normal as a woman can be. There is nothing wrong about a woman who expresses herself the way she wants to. You are honest with a touch of humor & style.

Peggie
Peggie

Please bravo tv, stop show those women from DC

ConfusedViewer
ConfusedViewer

Cat, don't you mean "ex-husband?" You and Charles broke up, right? The girls are back in London, the yellow (rented) house shuttered...?

Lala0406
Lala0406

I am a devoted (it is my guilty pleasure once a week) Housewives follower! Love them all….but this one. When your husband made the comment regarding North Carolina to your children and you laughed I turned off the TV. Not everyone in NC is a “Deliverance banjo picker”. How rude and childish NO CLASS WHAT SO EVER!

stephkruz
stephkruz

OMG Thank God someone said it. Cat is amazing and I love her. She is very real and I love that. But it is true she is just British! Unfortunately American woman hide what they are really thinking! Cat doesn't and I don't think she should. She is saying what the rest of us are thinking. But the others need to just understand that she isn't from America therefore her brain is wired differently. Maybe different is better. I adore Cat!

Lady of the Lake
Lady of the Lake

I agree, I am still living in the United States ? To not like someone , president or model, does not mean you are rasist. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Catnapper
Catnapper

Since when is it disrespectful to not like Sake' or Tyra? Are people so THIN SKINNED you cannot say you dislike anything? CAT happens to appear to actually be an individual and not an automaton like most.

Viewer in NY
Viewer in NY

The Housewives franchise is one of my guilty pleasures. However, the shows have become ridiculous and boring with a bunch of dull, old hens. This is now Bravo's version of Flavor of Love. Please, PLEASE try to get some shows that include interesting and intelligent people who are not social climbing wanabes. By the way, maybe try a reality show with unmarried, interesting decent people....there's a thought.

Sherry
Sherry

You are my favorite, hands down. You say what you think and your daughters look adorable.

I am glad you are on the show.

Shortcakes
Shortcakes

Catherine, You're by far my favorite DC housewife!! The only reason I am going to continue to watch this show is because of you.

nancy27c
nancy27c

Applause to you Cat! I'm so sick of people bashing each other just because they have a differing opinion (i.e. politics, religion, family, lifestyles, etc.) from whomever is the majority in the room at the time. Why must we shrink from extending our opinions? I've had to deal with this as I've gone back to school at age 44, just because I know if I have a differing opinion from a college professor, it may mean my grade (and therefore my future profession) may be in jeopardy. Unfortunately, I've learned to keep my tongue rather than give mine even when I could see a flaw in the argument of said professor. When I graduate, I am planning to write to the college and tell them that they are not the institution that welcomes diversity as they seem to think, but tell them that they squash true debate and exchange of ideas. Bravo to you for your courage!!! May we all develop some as well!

Cathy Bentley
Cathy Bentley

I just want to know how do I go about finding out what brand of aviator sunglasses Catherine is wearing in the show

Nita viewer from Los Angeles
Nita viewer from Los Angeles

Being a African American women I feel that you were just speaking your mind and you are really out of your comfort zone. Watching the episode when you were invited to the dinner party you looked very uneasy & out of place. I think that if you were in a all Lynda's home eating down home southner cooking by Paula Deen you still would have been out of place. In America we tend to take everything personally so if you dont eat @ a dinner party @ someone home and tell then the wine nasty it's taken to heart. If someone is invited to my home for dinner and picks throguh the food and turns there nose up will never come back. I dont your culture so that might be ok in London!

FanofCat
FanofCat

Maybe she should run for office.

Lora
Lora

This is the first interesting and somewhat intelligent show about housewives in BravoV. And to be honest, the real reason it's interesting is because of you, Cat. It was Great idea to add European charm to it. Love it.

MSJ
MSJ

It's not that Cat is rude she is just British. They just speak their mind before they think and they don't care what other people think.

flchristine
flchristine

Whats the difference between high school students and poiticians???????? high school students get over the need to be popular

flchristine
flchristine

we only have to think twice about our selves is when we see eye to eye with society. Thank God there is eternity.....we can't take things only love

flchristine
flchristine

family in town love that. sorry so late

Viewer in the burbs
Viewer in the burbs

Cat, I love your honesty. Don't change for anyone. Brutal honesty is great.

A.Franco
A.Franco

Cat, A HUGE fan!! I like your honesty and how you stick to your own convictions,I too am not a fan of Tyra "self-absorbed" Banks, I do think you are misunderstood, which has a lot to do with the way the show is edited. I cant wait to find out more of your story. Hang in there!

texmexi
texmexi

I am also enjoying the show -- and of all cast members -- find Cat to be hard to like due to her brusque remarks. I also am blunt. However, as time ebbs, I find that some grace with my remarks make for a kinder comment. You do not always have to say what is on your mind. The one thing that concerns me with Cat is how she is very unaware how she comes across when saying she doesn't like Obama, Tyra, and such at a party hosted by African Americans who DO like these famous people. C'mon, Cat. You shot yourself in the foot for that. Even Janet Jackson's celebrity chef couldn't stand you at that point. It really makes you look foolish and very insecure. Get to know and love the south before you slam it.

lkg
lkg

lol so funny

Mollene Mao Chou
Mollene Mao Chou

Wow. You were SO obviously uncomfortable at Stacie's Aunt's home and couldn't even British it up enough to be polite about the wine or about even staying for the entire meal. You were right about showing your true colors and it looks like you might consider minding your own manners before being critical of others. You just might be the "Jill" of this series. Hope not, for your sake. Drop the Legend In Your Own Mind status. Please.

Year Ray
Year Ray

Having opinions is certainly a right each individual possesses, yet something new has evolved in this nation as regards social relations and positioning ideas. When all in catagory A feel X, and all in catagory B feel Y, then we have to question these ideas or at least accept that they may not be reasoning as much as positing/positioning.

VA Mom
VA Mom

Remember to put yourself in American's shoes. If we were to go to your country and start questioning your leaders, you would most likely stand up for them even if you didn't believe in every decision they make. Keep that in mind when talking about politics here because Americans are very patriotic even if we're not always on the same page.

TLR
TLR

Please continue to stick with your principals and stand up for what you believe. Don't let those ignorant women both you. You are so cool, have a great sense of style and a wicked sense of humor. I'm a fan!

Virginia Drews
Virginia Drews

I agree I'm sure there a plenty of brash, rude, social climbing Americans to choose from. By the way Cat was rude this week at the dinner, she should have quietly disgarded the drink and sampled a little of all of the dishes including the desert. But it has to be noted she was the only one with enough manners to arrive on time. As for the cooking lesson and her comments it was uncomfortable to watch but I find Tyra Banks really annoying to watch so I switch her off and don't waste my time talking about her and I personally wouldn't want either president past or present at a private family wedding.

Seneka
Seneka

Then you titled your blog No Judging but what do you call what you did on the first episode?

UncleCoolSnoopy
UncleCoolSnoopy

CAT -- you are my FAVORITE of the DC Housewives. You are not only drop dead gorgeous, have a wonderful sense of humor, but a straight shooter. I am not a big fan of the whole housewives series, but living in DC I had to watch the season premiere. And because of Cat, I will watch the show every Thursday. GO CAT!!!

Insulted American
Insulted American

I find your comments rude. It's fine to have an opinion, however it is impolite to use your opinion in order to steer the event's attention away from your host. I love your accent. I find your demeanor brash and unappealing. I really don't care how you feel about Obama or Tyra or Sake. To that end, you don't have to interject with negativity at every turn just to have Something to say. The old adage goes, if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything". A little restraint would have been better in this case. I feel like you just came off as pompus.

For those of you who think you speak for All Americans, or Most Americans on any matter of politics or race or whatever.... speak for yourselves.

Viewer303
Viewer303

how very typically british you are.

BravoFanette
BravoFanette

I guess every group of Housewives will have its own "Kelly" and it looks like you might be the Kelly of this group. I understand that people do not have to agree on political matters (Thank God!) or any matter (Thank God bis!) but disrespecting the president and expecting him to to respond to an invitation for your (second) wedding is a tad bit immature on your part. I really hope that what you say won't end up costing your husband his job!!!!!