Catherine Ommanney

Catherine Ommanney is trying to improve, while still keeping true to herself.

on Oct 1, 20100

"In Washington D.C. you got to watch what you say, and watch what you do." Oh really??? I got that part majorly wrong then!! Whoops.

I’m not really someone who edits myself and yes we "all" agree I do sometimes need to. This whole experience has taught me many things about myself, the way I can come across unintentionally, and the way people perceive me. I am pretty misunderstood, and I am always learning in the hope of improving whilst keeping true to myself. (I definitely laugh masses when no one else is so it must just be me!)

“If you cant take it, don’t dish it” True. I agree. The difference is that other than the Salahis (and their sidekicks) I have not intentionally been rude to anyone over the past seven episodes. I really haven’t. I tease people, Mary over the Lolly issue etc. but we (cast) all know it’s in jest and in no way malicious. The fact that I’ve appeared to be, is what it is, and since I genuinely really adore all my other fellow cast members, even when we clash on opinions, I would never set out to try to upset them. Honesty over bitchiness any day. Even with Edwina (Republican lobbyist) we actually got on very well and shared many laughs. It’s good to debate! I saw her again for dinner too, and even though we are very different I found her good company and a good sport!

Lunch scene with Lynda and Mary: I am ALWAYS eating. Have you noticed? Any scene where there is food I’m all over it.

 

I truly believed and still do to this day, that if the Salahis were honest people they would have better karma with their business affairs. Better luck. More friends and be respected. Dream on?...

 

So when I talk about their "winery," and I’m asking the ladies, “Why weren’t they straight up and say that they are in trouble?” I meant it when I said we could have all supported their efforts to "rebuild" rather than to "rebullshit." I was still deeply confused by them and their "extraordinary" spin on everything?

Great fun fashion show and "naughty lovely Paul" was making me giggle the entire show across the room (especially when he managed to get himself a sneaky cosmo and dab it like perfume on his neck). David Catania (who I adore too) who was sitting next to him, was close to wetting himself with Paul as always, hugely entertaining charades that night and very red cheeked!! It was a beautiful event.

I was always incredibly proud of Charles and his work, hence that scene with giving that award-winning picture to Mr. President. It’s a great shame that it was never to materialize -- stay tuned. Hope that is the last time I have to see us together -- now we are on the home stretch with the finale episode next week.

190 comments
Lisabellza
Lisabellza

Cat I am very curious....where were you brought up in England ? You seem awfully posh and no offence just wanted to know more about you ....

Candace10
Candace10

Dear Cat, I have loved you from day one. I love seeing you, listening to you and laughing with you. I adore your humor and other than Stacie's momentary unsettling moment from her perspective, I think everyone "gets" you. Stacie is a darling and highly intelligent. It is impressive that she took time to think things out that might have been a bit tricky in these times. And I do find her choice of that nasty friend odd but it takes all kinds. As for those silly attention mongers, who gives a ____? Certainly, not I.

It is very sad for me to think of Charles being unable to deal with what he had originally supported. I have to say that no one could have known that the horrible couple would have "highjacked" the show and I do understand how he was turned off. I am sorry about his choice to behave badly in front of the kids. That behavior is yet another show and quite frankly, a serious one. The DC show might have been the best of all the Housewives franchise as the women, other than the bimbo, are so very interesting and involved with things other than themselves. It is very rare to see Republicans and Democrats get along so very well and invite one another into useful conversation. You ladies are interesting and interested and I do hope that you, Cat, will return. Much love to you in your new direction wherever it takes you, Candace 10

ViewerDownSouth
ViewerDownSouth

Cat, you don't need to change a thing about yourself or personality. You have great character and I commend you for calling 'em like you see 'em and telling it like it is. You are REAL, and unfortunately, with all this "political correctness" taking over society, there's not many people being real these days. You are a breath of fresh air--please don't edit yourself (when you start doing that, you stop being real.) I wish the Salahis would just go away and crawl back under 100 lbs of grocery grapes!! They're so fake. But as long as they're on the show at least we all have plenty to laugh at. By the way, I've never had any problem understanding what you say and I just love your accent. Lynda is a hoot and she's strong-minded as well--you two make a good pair. Keep being you and take care!

Cat your wonderful!
Cat your wonderful!

Cat,

Well I haven't read this blog yet, but I will, and I will be watching the reunion show at the same time. You are very straightforward and I do not think a lot of people here, or atleast people I know are like that, well maybe except for one person I know! Dont change, your awesome, seem like a great mother, and when the time is right I hope you find a wonderful man who will sweep you off your feet! Haha yeah well anyway. Have a wonderful night.

P.S... my middle name is jade, and also I don't care for Barrack Obama or Tyra Banks either! ;-) and its not because of their race, i just dont care for them! I don't understand why they made a deal about it.

Anyway!

Best of luck and wishes to you and your girls!

J from Ma.
J from Ma.

Cat, I wish you and your girls all the best in the years to come. You are a very strong gal and I know that you will turn your reality into dreams. Press on!! Enjoy life!!

cathylove
cathylove

Cat, I think you are great and you do seem so relatable. I watch all of the Housewive Shows (regretably at times), I probably should get a life, and I enjoy your honest and forthrightness. You say what everyone is thinking, anyway, so no apologies. I actually think you are a tender hearted woman, it shows, and I enjoy the fact that you're not fussy. Sorry about the events in your personal life. I went through something similar a year ago, only we weren't married and he was very verbally abusive. Sometimes, it's good to "press delete". Onward and upward, darling. Love you and Good Luck

Lisa in Colorado
Lisa in Colorado

Cat, you are a laugh riot! I want to party with you girl! You are so witty and so funny. Anytime you are in Colorado look me up - yes, "fly-over country" can be fun too, you'd be surprised! Please don't let people turn you into plain vanilla - stay just the way you are! As for Charles, he is gorgeous and talented and brilliant - but what a pompous sanctimonious ass! You deserve so much better!

nicole-michigan
nicole-michigan

Cat, I'm so sorry to hear that your marriage didn't work out. I can't imagine being left alone for long periods of time. On a happy note, I have loved watching you on the show. You crack my *** up. You say it like it is and to there face. Love it. Can't wait for the reunion. Love you nd your girls.

Jean40
Jean40

Cathy, as a fellow Brit, I found your boorish behavior insulting. How dare you come to this country and act so classless....HOW DARE YOU! Your working visa has expired so, please, take this time to PACK your bag and leave.

I believe the Secret Service check your background and decided you were persona-non-grata, for entrance, to the WH Christmas Dinner. Karma will always come back and BITE..and BITE it did.

Have a save trip back to Britain.

ViewerinOregon
ViewerinOregon

Please go back to jolly old England and leave us poor ignorant yanks alone! PLEEZEEEEEEEEE!! If you had even a tiny portion of a "real life" and family you would have made your escape ages ago. Talk about hippocrites! You Cat take the cake!

Xena Xena
Xena Xena

Remember, they are all being paid, and they are on the show of their own choosing.

martha phillips
martha phillips

Cat i think your are delightful. I have a good friend from England and she has been to my home here in the USA. Whenever i see you and how you tell it up front I see my friend Katie. She will just say what she thinks and be up front. She has the same personalti as you do and I love her very much. I have enjoyed the Housewives od DC more than any of them due to your prensece. I really do like Mary, Lynda, and Stacie. The other one of who we will not mention is not in her right mind along with her husband. I saw that at the begining. I am sorry she caused you to bve uninvited to the White House and of your divorce. Im glad you are staying in DC where Mary,Lynda,and Stacie are. Good luck with whatever you do. Marty

robyn mun
robyn mun

Dear Cat,

You are a straight shooter and I so appreciate it!! You have a wonderful sense of humor and I get it, as I'm sure others who are "real" do too! I'm sorry to hear about you and Charles. Both of you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay true to yourself. Don't change for others, or because of a producer, etc.... you just be you! If you lived by me, I think we'd be best of friends! God Bless You & Yours! robyn

DIGNIFIEDaddict;
DIGNIFIEDaddict;

Ignoring them altogether, if possible, is the most mature way. If you have to see them...turn your back and walk the other way.

CRISTINAFROMNY
CRISTINAFROMNY

Hi Cat, I hope and assume you willl very much enjoy the off time now that the show season is over. It must be stressful beyond words to have to endure and work through a personal crisis while you are being judged under the lens of a camera non stop. Will you return? I cannot claim to be a full fledged fan BUT do want to say that certain parts of your personality have made me look at your differently. I also realize it is likely you were lashing more than usual becuase you were so burdered with emotinoal stress which we didnt' know about until later. That would explain some of your bad behavior. I thought it was classy when you were all huddled around the TV watching the Salahis at that hearing, that you didn't say a word. You only watched and observed. Whereas Linda and Mary a little bit, were ecstatic beyond words over what was happening, Linda was practically manic with excitment and it was a hideous display of "mean girl" behavior. I was glad and impressed that you didnt' succumb to that. I am not sure if you consider any of these women your "real friends". It seems you and Mary are quite close and I could see you being compatible, she is passive and you are the strong one. I hope you will keep your friends close because this is a time when you need the friendship of good friends to help you get through those patches in the road. I also hope you will recognize those that are toxic to be around and who do not have your best interest at heart. I finally, hope you might consider taking the high road with the Salahis and vowing to not talk about them on the show or in your blog, and when you see them say hello, how are you and keep it at that. They know your feelings..it is clear. But by taking the high road, you will come out smelling like a rose and hopefully setting an example for the others. I am not a fan of theirs, but do pity what they have been through and always try to put myself in others shoes who are under duress. I love that you take what people say and listen and appreciate it. It shows you are a big person and I give credit to anyone who is always open for self improvement! Good luck-keep smiling:)

Pixiesnix
Pixiesnix

Am I a bad person for wanting to see the cast if DC interact with the casts of Atlanta and NJ? I have a feeling certain DC ladies would come away with black eyes and missing teeth.

Kathleen Natalia
Kathleen Natalia

Cat!! You're by far my favorite housewife of DC!!!! You are the most honest and relatable one of the bunch. I love your bluntness, please don't apologize for who you are. At least you're honest. You're a beautiful women, I'm sorry to hear of your personal issues. Goodluck. You're amazing and a perfect role model for your gorgeous daughters. Stay strong, be positive, be you. xo, kv

Jayson
Jayson

Hi Kat, Wow!!! I heard the comments Michaele said about your divorce and believe they were uncalled for. I hope that when I see the full show next week we see you go crazy on her New Jersey style. (Theresa)

2quiettherehousewivesfan
2quiettherehousewivesfan

Cat, are you sorry you signed up for this show? Did this drama play a part in tearing your marriage apart? We liked you from the beginning, a real person taking no crap and calling it like it was. Too many people have lost touch with being real, right sometimes. wrong sometimes. Since when does having different likes and dislikes in people, places and things become a crime? I dislike Tara Banks, too. (Love Oprah) That friend of Stacey's has had it out for you since the beginning. She is the one on the show that is hateful!!

Sorry to hear about your divorce. Wishing you and your girls the strength to find the path through all this.

yoganut
yoganut

You have grown on me, but I still dont' approve of your harsh treatment of the Salahis, I have failed to see that they have done anything personally to YOU. If they have maybe you should set the record straight, because it looks at times that people like you and Lynda are unnecessarily harsh to them and they come out with our sympathies and we look at you two as the mean jealous girls. I always say and you should be able to relate to this more than anyone, when someone is going through a difficult period....put yourself in their shoes for a few minutes. Imagine what they must be feeling, on top of being brutalized by the other housewives. I am amazed and frankly in awe of how Michaela has been able to remain, calm and dignified,never losing her cool. It would be amazing to see you offer an olive branch to not become bosom buddies with her but to become civil and respectful. You would have my undying support and admiration to be able to take the high road like that! I hope you will come back next season, you really did make it entertaining....and really hope you are finding happiness after the tough times you have had lately. Love your fight and spunk, just channel it into a positive way. All the best, Kat!

smart girl
smart girl

Cat, Someone posted that you have that "English sense of humor". I have an English friend and have not ever heard her say such blunt things like you do. I find you to be very rude and hurtful. I think you are probably a kind person, but that is not what comes out of your mouth. It was said well by one comment that being polite to those you don't like is part of growing up. Please, please think before you speak. Words can be so hurtful. Also, it is not your job to judge others anyway. You can not possible know all the facts about everyone. You speak of karma regarding the Salahi's. What does that say about your karma and actions, since you are finishing up a divorce?

You are not a person I enjoy watching and I hope you will work on your behavior to become a more polite and less judgemental person. Thumper's rule is a good one. "If you can't say something nice, dont say anything at all!!!"

smart girl
smart girl

Thank you!! I'm so glad someone finally called it right!! Cat saying she doesn't want to be two-faced is just an excuse to be rude to others. It shows an utter lack of respect for people.

jeanneX
jeanneX

You get many love comments here I see.

I have to tell it like I see it too.

You come across as bitterly unfair and mean to Michaele. Her husband and she may have problems, but I felt extremely sympathetic to them during your attack.

Obviously you won't care about my reaction because you have others who like you. But just be aware that some of us find your comments offensive and over the top.

holliesn
holliesn

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! You never take crap from anyone and cant even stand to even breath the same air as a phony. I havent seen you be rude to anyone this seaon except Salahis and they deserved every bit of it. I would love for you to be a friend of mine. I think you would be an awesome drinking buddy. Please continue to speak your mind and dont change for those cameras and for anyone else. Its A whole lot more of us that love you than hate you.

P.S. I am a fan of Tyra but I get what you were saying about her.

DianeE
DianeE

I hope you get your own show! I'm a huge fan, and I truly love your truth! You are an inspiration, and anyone that thinks differently needs to realize that sugar coating life doesn't serve anyone.

I do hope you are doing well, and that your children are happy. The previews for the reunion look enticing. I would only hope that you let Michaele have it for mentioning your marriage which is none of her business. She should talk.......

As for the Salami's well, karma bitch slaps can be fun to watch. The idea that they had an email for an invitation makes me laugh. Seriously.......seriously, an email? Yeah, an email would do for a formal State Dinner. I'm sure Katie Couric got an email too, and India's leader got one as well. That's the norm, isn't it? Hope the White House Calligrapher is getting unemployment compensation.

Love you, Cat >"

curiousone
curiousone

I'm sorry to hear of your divorce and wish you the best in these tough times.

Regarding the Salahi's, here's a thought to ponder:

The mean girl treatment given by the rest of the 'ladies' towards Micheale actually made her a more sympathetic character while making the rest of the cast look petty. I came to the show thinking she was horrible and ended the show with huge amounts of sympathy for her because of how the rest of the cast behaved.

CherNewYork
CherNewYork

YOU are fantastic NOT plastic!

It's unfortunate that due to other's selfish acts you were uninvited from the White House. You and Charles deserved the evening together over the Salahi's any day. While they provided the "you dont want to miss it" type of drama I do think the show would have lacked with out them, I found them to be annoying and really make social elites look spoiled, superficial and attention needy - it's nothing more than just acting more important than they are.

I really enjoy you, Carolyn from New Jersey and NeNe from Atlanta the most. You all represent women with opinions who are not afraid to let them roll off the tongue! Love it!

Cheers!

Alex K
Alex K

You've become my favourite housewife and the only one that I can really identify with. Love your integrity and resilience--I know that I'll be reading Inbox Full when it comes out!

Missiej
Missiej

Cat....you are a bright, strong woman. I can tell that you are a loyal friend, too. You say it like it is, and I respect that. I so look forward to watching the show. It is my Thursday night treat. I DVR the show and sometimes watch it again before the next episode. When you are on you make me smile because I know that you always have something important and meaningful to say. I know that you will raise your girls to be independent and strong women. You go girl!

Proud American
Proud American

Well done Cat for tell those two fake con artists what you think of them....And I agree with you. They have no shame...typical of con artists seeking fame.Take of yourself and your two girls.

Barbaviolinteacher
Barbaviolinteacher

Love the awards below..right on the mark. I have wavered back and forth between loving you and despising you. When you have been rude and overtly mean to some I really didnt' like you but I have seen a softer, more tender side which has made me warm up to you quite a bit. I know you have been hurting and to have that displayed on TV cannot be easy, for this you have my support. I hope you find love and companionship again, if thats what you are after. You are a beautiful lady and certainly a dynamo of a personality so I am sure if you channel it in a postiive light....you will find true happiness and love once again!

I DON"T UNDERSTAND
I DON"T UNDERSTAND

I don't understand why you have caused so much controversy. From the first minute you were on the show I thought you were hilarious. If you edit that sense of mischief you have you'd be boring! As for you telling it like it is with the Salahis, LOVE having you and Linda refusing to be fake and standing up against bad (and disturbing) behavior. GO GIRL! I'm a huge fan:)

whitebunny
whitebunny

Being nice to the people you don't like isn't called two faced, it's called growing up.

Narita-Shi
Narita-Shi

Hello Cat Just wanted to say how much I enjoy watching you the show. I wish you and your girls the best and I hope you come back next season. I love your fashion style, the way you speak and your no nonsense way of apporaching life and the folks on the show. DC seems like a really happening place to be. You are bright, pretty, educated and outgoing. I think you should enjoy the best of both, spend time in DC making new friends and enjoying the ones you have already and time in Great Britian, with old friends and family. God Bless you Narita-Shi

BillP
BillP

Cat, please come back next season! You say what so many viewers are thinking. Your scenes are always a delight to watch.

ladyinred
ladyinred

KAT, KAT, KAT! I want to annoucne my own little awards show, and the categories and winners are.........

1. most improved- KAT 2. sweetest- Mary 3. most level headed-Stacy 4. most smiley-Michaela 5.meanest-Lynda

You have grown on me tremendously! I still have a hard time taking the abrasive side as it so goes against who i am and who i am attracted to but just your own admittance of needing to become a better person and always having room for improvement, shows such a humble side to you that it really makes me warm up to you.I give you credit, you have had a rough rough year and had to deal with so much but somehow managed to keep it together. I am cheering for you to find happier days ahead, I have a hunch its closer than you think!! You are a special lady, good luck!

LW
LW

The last comment posted was something I was also thinking about. I watched Stacie place a call to M to see if she could get the scoop and has sugar in her voice and asks about a party while sitting there with others with claws out. That's scary. For all of you who prefer people to be nice would you have wanted to be M in that situation with a supposed friend calling you up playing nice-nice on speaker with a group of people giggling about you? Or go to a person's house have them be real sweet and as soon as you left, went off about you to others. I so would not want that in my life. With you, Cat, what you see is what you get and that is something people can trust and count on. They may not like what you say but you are honest and have integrity. No one can question that.

Lawschoolmom
Lawschoolmom

Want to wish you luck in the days and months ahead as I would assume you will forge a new life for yourself. I hope you find love and happiness very soon (when you are ready). Though I was not a fan of yours, and am not sure I would call myself an actual fan yet...I do have to commend for being the only one to say you take the constructive criticism posts and actually read them and apply them to becoming a better person. That takes a big person..and I was impressed that you had the confidence to do that. Too bad Lynda cannot take your cue! So you have certainly been racking up lots of points in my book and i hope you come back and thank you for adding a lot of spice to the season! All the best to you Kat!

rebelyellow
rebelyellow

You are my FAVORITE. I think EVERY human being in the world needs at least ONE person like YOU in their lives........I take the same critisism from people for my "blunt" ways.....but at least I am staying true to what I represent, believe and feel. Not only that but you are hilarious...

Sad to see that your husband and you did not work out, but you seem to be a pretty strong chika, you will be fine, and I look forward to seeing you again lady!

a mum
a mum

Dear Catherine, You've been my fave all season! The unfortunate assumption of you by many is that they don't get your English sence of humour. My daughter lives in the City so I have got to enjoy the English and have several English friends. I'm surprised that you are not hot-footing it back to the UK; I certainly would. Take care.

Best

Lise

Debbie Ryan
Debbie Ryan

I think you are FAB. I am American and lived in England the past 20 years so I totally get how you are. That is why I LOVE English women and men - they are not fake and they say it as they see it. You are the only reason to watch that show. You're brilliant and the only one with style and aura.

jinx46
jinx46

Cat - in the first few episodes I thought you were the mean girl. I now, however, hail you as an awesome person who calls it like she sees it. You are REAL and I really hope you will be here for season 2! You are awesome!!!!

Sponge444
Sponge444

I promised myself I wasnt going to watch another housewife show...then I did. It just happened to be the one with the republican lobbyist.. and you were perfect in every way. When you asked her to pay your medical bills I almost fell off the couch. Thank you for having the guts to say what you did and to whom you did. You are my fave, take care and stay true to yourself, screw everyone else.

sponge

Ashlata
Ashlata

Hi Cat,

You're extraordinary! I wish you all the best. You're such a joy to watch, especially with your witty comments. I wanted to pee my pants or snot boogeys at times from laughing. Great fun! I'm glad you are who your are, so don't think to change for a second. Well, you could filter that mouth of yours at times but no one's perfect, right? Sorry about your divorce. Keep that pretty head up, all will fall into place. Take care! (haha....salami, good one!)

godiva de maus
godiva de maus

I like you Cat. Maybe it's that English part of my background (my mother's family immigrated from England) and I do recall my Grandmother's comments being misunderstood as "mean" when they were nothing of the sort. I appreciate you calling out Tareq on his being bossy at the Stomping... you were spot on. Could you have used a bit more tact at Stacy's Aunt's? Yes, you could have... but I think it came from a point of not understanding where you were and who you were with than an actual desire to be rude.

Keep on being you Cat, there are those of us who love you for being you. Hope you get a spin off.

CatFan
CatFan

Cat, Your my favorite by far!!! Can't wait to read your book. I wish for you to find a wonderful, attentive, and caring man who adores your daughters and yourself.

beet
beet

Love you Cat! You are probably THE best housewife ever. I love your honesty and refusal to bite your tongue. Really sad to hear about your divorce. I think it is his loss. You are absolutely terrific.

cordy
cordy

Cat you are sooo real! After watching the final show I found you to be the only one that isn't two faced. The others were bashing Michele and then when they confront her they are so nice. On the hand you say it to her like it is. More people should have your honesty. I'm so sorry about your marriage..good luck!

Katie Elam
Katie Elam

Don't change EVER! As you can see from the comments of the viewers the only people who seem to have a problem with your lack of an edit button are the people in DC who are following the herd. You are a black sheep, my friend. A black sheep in diamonds. You have two beautiful, amazing girls. You followed your heart with Charles and I'm very sorry that didn't work out for you. But not everybody has the guts to do that. People don't like to hear the truth, but I think it sounds so much better in a british accent. Stay Fantastic!

fun
fun

Love cat, love, cat, love cat all the way! Tons of blessing to your pure, honest, Cat's color!! Your streight-forward, ture feeling sink into my heart! You are the one real person!!!!!