Catherine Ommanney

Cat shares her final thoughts and thanks about this season.

on Oct 19, 20100

Firstly when it comes to gratitude, other than being blessed to have my wonderful girls and my family and loyal friends all over the world, I want to thank my fellow cast mates here. 

Lynda for her incredible, unwavering support and her love throughout the past year and all she has done for me in helping put "humpy dumpty back together again." We once talked and laughed for three and a half hours together over the phone, for example, and still hadn't run out of things to say! I loved her the moment I met her. We must have had past lives together.  

Mary -- Adore her! Thanks for so many laughs as well as tears. It has been a great blessing to get to know her and share this crazy experience and journey with her. Another dear friend for life, one that I could call on in the middle of the night.

 Stacie -- although we got off to a rocky start, and looking back I wish she had told me to my face how she felt. Then I could have understood sooner that I was being offensive, which was never my intention. I have grown very fond of Stacie, even though we are quite different, we have actually got many things in common. If Erika hadn't been around her the entire time, I think we would have gotten to enjoy each others company, while appreciating our differences, sooner for sure. 

Paul. What a breath of fresh air you have been to my life! So many fun times and thank you for "getting" me from the start, since I know I'm an acquired taste! You are a one off and your mother is an awesome lady, which speaks volumes too!

I also really want to thank all the fabulous crew along with the producers that I spent so much time with. They looked after me, my girls, and even my dogs so well! Above all to Matt, who has been my rock, and Jen. Without them both I would have ended up being taken off in a straight jacket a couple of weeks into filming! And I’m sure many viewers would have been happy! Some of the hair and makeup women what can I say? OMG! See end of blog comment, says it all. 

No idea what the future holds, but I want to thank all those who have written in with support, love, and serious food for thought about my big mouth. I have been humbled, big time, by you all for taking the time to let me know your thoughts. Some made me laugh, some made me sad, some made me feel sick, but all triggered my mind. Something for the grandchildren to read one day!

It's an extremely surreal experience being dissected for every word or look one makes in five months (or doesn't but it looks like), but I think the basis of all our true characters came out in the wash.

263 comments
Donna-Marie
Donna-Marie

I think you are fabulous. i liked you from the minute I saw you and heard you speak. Your "in your face" opinions at times are right up my al"ley. Lol. It reminds me of myself. Some people "get" people like us, allot don't. Lol. But so be it. You are a lovely person and am so glad to have been able to see this show, all the way down in New Zealand!!! Go Cat! And the husband...well I could see trouble coming a mile away with his expressions. Didn't like that. Take care girl. <3

 

garyjamesmasterson1966
garyjamesmasterson1966

cat you are british you have no right what so ever to be in that show and how dare you ridicual micheale 

Mom in CA
Mom in CA

Cat, Wishing you all the best. Your blogs shed a lot of lights into your well being as it was clear as days that you now (at Watch What Happen & Reunion Shows) look so radiant, happy and much younger/fresher - not tensed like you did during the filming of the show. God Bless. Take care. Looking forward to read yr book and see you next season :-)

Finally Someone genuine...
Finally Someone genuine...

I watch these reality programs for several reasons, not least of which is the pure entertainment... but one strong reason is that they make me feel better about myself......... Sick as that might seem.......

Normally I don't write on these blogs, but just want to tell you Cat that I'm sorry to see you go. You were a breath of fresh air. It's sad to see those like Michaele grow and flourish from the media spot light this show puts on them as individuals. It's a terrible influence. I certainly understand your desire to keep your life private. God knows I would not want to be under the microscope these shows put people under. BUT a person who speaks their mind without personal gain as a catalyst, and exposes themselves as a genuine human being, is an influence I would so much prefer affecting the tender minds of the youth that make up such a large percentage of the viewing audience. These shows DO influence people. I've seen and heard "LOVE LOVE LOVE" more often since the NJ housewife said it then EVER before, just as a tiny unimportant example. I wish there were more like you who were willing to surpass the glitz and phony glamor these people so desire, and show a REAL person with real opinions, ideas, and feelings, as a truly "Real" life portrayal.

Thanks for having the guts enough to share with the world as much as you have.

normano
normano

I really have enjoyed you the past year and wish you all the best. I think you pegged the Salahi's for what they really are, schemers and scammers. It took a little time to understand you, your wit, your humor and I have come to really like you.

Your children are a blessing and it's easy to see how you adore them. They too have a great sense of humor.I don't blame you for wanting only the best for your children, what mother wouldn't.

I hope you remain friends with Mary and Lynda and improve your relationship with Stacie. I love Jason and Stacey and think things got said that they will regret. Again best of luck in whatever you decide, and may your dreams come true.

alley_girl
alley_girl

Cat, your the star of the show! Loved the reunion show and your response to Michaele when she told you "anyone can get into the White House Xmas Dinner." It was priceless! Maybe she can make a "mother christmas doll" and a "ill fitting" tight santa suit doll and and donate them to her charity along with her other doll! Your quick wit, is hilarious! You were my favorite of the housewives. Can't wait for your book. Hope to see you next season!

Maureen B
Maureen B

Please don't leave the show! You're the best part of it! I love how you just say it like it is, no phoniness involved. You're cute, funny, stylish and just totally awesome. I'm so sorry about your divorce. I hope you find true happiness someday. Your daughters are beautiful and you can see how much they love you. Take care of yourself and please, if the show is renewed, come back!

samit
samit

caaaaaaaaat! please please please come back. you are the best. i would just miss you toooooo much. love lynda and mary too, but without you there is no show.

Kvammer9
Kvammer9

Cat, I will say it again, in the beginning, I didn't like you. After a couple of episodes you became more endearing. By the time that Ericka stomped on you, you were by far my favorite. I LOVE YOU! I love your girls and your Father how cool is he? I am sorry for the way that Micheale and Stacie acted on the Reunion Show. I don't think Stacie is really your friend. I liked her in the beginning, now, not so much. She played the RACE card, yet made it seem like it was coming from you. She has been tainted by Ericka - Yuck! I don't even like typing that gal's name, she is horrid and of course jealous of your wit and beauty. You are sooooo BEAUTIFUL, you should be a model, I love your looks! Good thing I am married to a man, if I liked women - I would want a gal exactly like you. TTFN

Kait
Kait

you are an amazing woman and screw who ever tells you otherwise!!

I do look forward to reading your book.. I hope everything turns out well with that!!

Viewer92
Viewer92

Love you Cat. I think you would be alot of fun to hang out with. I hope you stay around for next season. Good luck to you and your girls.

Joy T
Joy T

You make me smile, Cat!

My husband and I really enjoyed you throughout season 1 of the show. We found you to be refreshingly real and unafraid to be who you are. I can't imagine what it would be like to have every word, phrase or facial expression judged by America. I think we are all taken out of context at times or simply placed into an attitude or role most convenient for society at that moment. Keep calling the kettle black.

TCJ
TCJ

Cat, i wish you and your family (including charles) all the best. You were great on the show - yes a little harsh at times but real. what M said to you was horrible - and she calls you the bully??? I prya they do notask her back but it was funny how you were on to the her and her husband from the VERY BEGINNING... you were never fooled! luv ya and look forward to seeing you in season two (my fingers are crossed!)

JDGeorgia
JDGeorgia

Girl! I feel your pain. Divorce was the hardest thing that ever happened to me. I was so brittle and fragile. I simply cannot imagine going through that with cameras rolling and playing me back on global TV. Bless your heart.

Two words of advice, if I may be so presumptuous. First, let this blog be the last time you speak of Charles in public. I understand the desire to set the record straight, but years from now you'll feel better if you can look back and know you took the high road. Just say, "We were in love, but it didn't work out. Not all marriages do." Second, do not ever again engage in conversation with Michaele Silahi. You would not sit down with a mental patient and expect to have a rational dialogue, so why do so with her? The woman is a mental case. Don't think about her. Don't speak to her. Don't speak of her.

Although I quite enjoyed you on the show, unlike other, I think you should leave. You need your own show. Your intellect and wit are far superior to the other housewives, and you have a genuine gift for design. Don't waste it on a show with crazy, small people.

Viewerjlo
Viewerjlo

Love your personality Kat. Your one cool Cat...

Viewer ileana
Viewer ileana

Cat

I think you are an awesome lady and whatever rudeness might of come across in the beginning was all washed away in the end. I hope you find much happiness along side your girls. God Bless

DeAnna Davis
DeAnna Davis

Good luck to you. And hey we've over 90 dialects in Anchorage, and the miss is like a crist refreshing salad. Come jump in, you'd love it, but you need to spend at least two years here to get used to the dark in the winters. I'll look forward to you book.

PleasePost
PleasePost

Cat, like many others here, I just adored watching you this season - you made the show. It was fantastic to see positive and supportive friendships develop with Lynda and Mary -- real friendships between women on Bravo for once! It wasn't boring, it was a welcome change. And even though there was initial tension between you and Stacie, you both behaved like adults who respected each other. You, Lynda, Mary & Stacie are intelligent, strong, classy and genuine. And, your blogs have been so touching because of your self honesty, humor and humility. Keep writing!

Best wishes to you and your girls, you have alot of love in your life. We think you're gorgeous, the REAL blond beauty on this show. Hope you come back next season -- we'd love to see you navigating the single mom life in DC.

Patricia Bauer
Patricia Bauer

Cat,

I admire you for telling it like it is. It is refreshing to hear someone be so up front, open and honest. I do hope that you will stay with the show and be back next season. I wish you and your daughters all the best.

Rebecca k
Rebecca k

Cat~ i think you are awesome. i wish you nothing but the best in your future and can't wait to read your book. Your blog was honest and tasteful. Michaele is an idiot who is too weak to get away from her pathological liar, obsessive and controlling husband, who has apparently really rubbed off on her. I wanted to smack her through the screen at the reunion when she made the statement you quoted in your blog. She has no class and is completely beneath you. You're a great momma and a breath of fresh air to America. I hope to see you on season 2! You and Lynda were my favs!

Lucia
Lucia

I too judged Cat too soon. She showed her claws and spoke her mind but was always honest. Sorry for all the stress that this past year brought to you. You are a hoot and we all enjoyed watching you interact with everyone. Never a dull moment. Best wishes to you in all you and your children encounter. Hope you are staying in the states.

KIMMYLU
KIMMYLU

HI CAT I'M ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS I THINK YOU ARE THE STAR OF THE SHOW I LOVE HOW OUT SPOKEN YOU ARE AND YOUR JUST ONE OF THE REALEST HOUSEWIVES HAND DOWN I HOPE AND PRAY THAT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT IN YOUR LIFE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT SEASON CAUSE IF YOUR NOT ON HOUSEWIVES I DON'T THINK I WILL WATCH IT LOVE YOU AND KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.PEACE

ma_jolie
ma_jolie

Cat, you are hilarious!!! I don't think I've ever laughed out loud so much during a real housewives show. some moments that just killed me:

1. mother christmas 2. your reaction to michaele's claim that she has visited london many times 3. bollocks

and there are many, many more. PRICELESS

all the best to you and your children!

Sheafan
Sheafan

Love you Cat! You are obviously too smart for the others. I loved your meeting with the lobbyist on health care! Too funny! Please come back for 2nd season. I will not watch it otherwise. Take good care of yourself and your lovely children. Watching you three together provided the most insight into the real Cat. Loved it! Blessings... T.Shea

Diana & Scott
Diana & Scott

Cat, We love love love you. Your flair for sarcasm is a bright spot in an otherwise boring show filled with unreal and boring people. You come off as very classy lady and compared to someone like Michale its quite evident. My heart went out to you when that awful creature brought your marriage into the conversation. Of course all the real people with half a brain see that she wanted the heat off of her and Tearq's lies and life of make belief. best wishes to you. I'm looking forward to your book! :)

Syracuse
Syracuse

I love you and thank you for allowing us into your life, I feel bad about the turn of events, Life is crazy and I do believe that good always comes from bad, so your good is coming I wish you happiness, and I wish that there be a 2nd dc season and everyone returns except for MS and Erika !!

Teresa B.
Teresa B.

Cat - can't get enough of you. You are so true and you tell it like it is. That is just what the show needs. I hope you come back. Can't wait for your book. Your children are so cute and funny too. Take good care girlfriend.

Jorge
Jorge

Dear Cat: Of all the DC Housewives you are my favorite one. Thanks for being so genuine and being yourself no matter what. Thank you for outing the Salahis and telling them how plastic and fake they are. Don't they have any shame playing with a disease like MS just to get publicity. I wish you the best and hoping to see you in th e next season of the DC Housewives.

Jorge

Joan Burke Ross
Joan Burke Ross

Where and when will I be able to get Catherine "Cat" Ommanney's book "Inbox Full?"

Riella
Riella

Cat, Ukrainian washwoman? WTF? Some viewers have odd imaginations. Thanks for sharing that. Oh, and Michaele's comment about hubby coming back. Oh my. That woman reads too many Harlequin Romance novels. Can you say "la la land?"

I've enjoyed catching glimpses into your life, and the way you've interacted with your girls, your friends, and yes, even your husband. I can see that you are the kind of person who would be a friend for life, under the right circumstances. You don't take friendships lightly - you analyze, and then make spot-on observations about people. You are not an "I love everybody" person, and that's what makes you so genuine.

I love the way you call a spade a spade. You're not afraid to speak your mind, and that's so refreshing in this superficial world we live in.

I hope you find true love, and true joy - not the BS kind that Michaele claims she has, but the real thing.

I'd love to see you next season, sporting a really hot ex-pat on your arm. A nice Brit, with a wicked sense of humor. Actually, an Australian or a South African would do nicely too. Oops. I'm getting carried away. I do wish you the best, Cat. I honestly do think you're a lovely soul.

Frankie H.
Frankie H.

Cat, It was a pleasure getting to know you and your children on RHODC. I "got" you from the beginning because i'm married to an Englishman and i spent a lot of time in London....and YES, English people are VERY direct. My experience in England, with my husband, inlaws and English friends was beneficial to me because it helped me build character. They told it like it was and up until my English experience, i was fed euphemisms, not conducive to my personal growth. You are awesome, you are fantastic, you are fabulous and you are the dog's bollocks!! I hope you come back next season. The show would be missing someone special if you didn't!! Love ya!!!

emmaw
emmaw

you are possibly my favorite from the show! hope u return!!

HIR
HIR

Well said. Agreed.

mstarz
mstarz

Cat, I truly wish you and your daughters well. I have been there and done that myself, with two young children. Its never easy, but here I am 20 years later, and at 50 I can honestly say I wouldn't have changed a thing. I wouldn't be where I am today, ( blessed with a wonderful husband ) and my children are my pride and joy. I'm even loving being a grandmother! I hope this will not be the last time we see you, and that if the opportunity for another season arises, that you will return.....until then, May you be Happy May you be Healthy May you be Peaceful May you be filled with Loving Kindness.

trc
trc

It is clear that you are a good person with a great heart. Your girls are incredible shining lights that prove that. Best of luck to you. Stay hopeful and keep dreaming. Stay kind, thoughtful and on track.

LeeInTexas
LeeInTexas

Cat,

You are absolutely and beautiful person, both inside and out. You are a perfect example of why we should not judge as you never know what is going on in people's lives. You are also very mature and more of a woman than anyone else being able to look at yourself in the mirror and even better, poke a little fun at any faults. And Cat, don't beat yourself up...we all have our faults. Some choose to ignore them, others acknowledge and improve. I do hope you return as I found you to be my favorite and you added some spunk to the show...Spunky Cat! I love that you made great friends in the other ladies. And, well, that nut case and her husband....sheeesh...what can be said. I'm just sorry for the hateful awful things she spewed your way during the reunion. But only those that don't have the intellegence to carry on a good debate or discussion have to result to insults as she did. It was just a form of "deflecting". I wish you well. Hope to see more of you and can't wait for your book.

Mari's 2 cents
Mari's 2 cents

I totally agree. Grace under fire - raw, real, and regal. Please don't ever sacrifice your true essence for the sake of saving face, a marriage, or a career. You being you have nothing to worry about. Your daughters are very lucky to have you. Good luck!

Midwest lady
Midwest lady

Hi Cat, I felt the entire season that the editors were putting some of your worst footage forward. I always believed there was so much more to you than what was shown on screen. And when I saw the subtitles I was perplexed! I am from the prairie, we have many accents and I have worked with many people from the UK, so I understood everything you said! You're strong and beautiful and will have a sweeter, calmer future I'm sure. Take care of yourself, Cat, and please come back next season!

twinbeauty
twinbeauty

Cat I just wanted to let you know that you are a breath of fresh air. I absolutly love you.

Deb in Maryland
Deb in Maryland

Cat, I truly believe you were handed a bum rap. You are witty, caring and strong hearted. I would be proud to call you my friend. Too bad we are not neighbors! I don't live too far from DC and having other friends from the UK, totally understand your humor and why you hold nothing back.

Keep loving those beautiful girls, and keep being YOU! I wish you a happy and healthy road ahead. And if you ever want a real friend....... :-)

Aloha808
Aloha808

Cat, You are a wonderful person! I am sorry for the pain of your divorce. I understand about how things are not always what they appear to be, and how others who dont know anything about it, are the most rude ignorant judges. . . I thought Michaele was 100% out of line during the Reunion show, and I was actually very shocked and dissappointed in her vicious attack on your divorce. It's none of her business but she has to be rude anyhow. I think she verbally lunged at you because the spot light was on you, and Michaele just wanted to divert attention back to herself. I noticed that about Michaele during the Reunion show: The pathetically desperate attempts to be 'dramatic' so the camera would focus on her and away from you. . . She is probably quite jealous of your strength and genuineness because she seems to have none.

Keep your chin up, and just keep being yourself because we like you Cat! Best, Aloha808

Anne P
Anne P

Out of all the RH cities and ladies (for some the term ladies is used very loosely), Cat, you were actually "REAL". I loved your sarcasm and wit, how you just couldn't feed into the drama and wanted to call anybody on it. I think that was your problem - YOU my dear are actually REAL. These series (all of them) only feeds off of drama and sensationalism, which apparently you can't stand (Bravo! - pun intended). I do watch all of the RH series - and my husband can't understand why. It is the ego's and stupidity of the Real Housewives that entertain me. The show never ceases to amaze me on how people let their vanity, greed and fame lead them into something that can be so humiliating. It's hilarious. So my dear, you are my fav of all time RH's, sorry to see you go. Bethany is second, she use to be my first but you knocked her out of the water. Take care of your kids and yourself. It is now time to enjoy life - so go do it!

ladyblabla
ladyblabla

I loved the way you stood up for Jason to Tariq at Reunion 2, but unfortunately the camera did not cut-away to you. You are a very funny lady and a good person.

teach5
teach5

Cat- You're the best! You tell it like it is- to the person's face, not behind their back. You tell the truth too. DC could use a lot more people like you. Thanks!

LindaLG
LindaLG

Cat-if you have to go you have to go but I have to tell you I will miss you dearly. You do call it as you see it and I get it. Can't wait for your book.

SDFan
SDFan

Cat, I don't know why your marriage ended, but I am so sorry. My husband just left me and my three children for his mistress. I am happy to be away from him because he made me so miserable, but I worry about my kids. You are strong and you will be fine. It shows in how well you held yourself together through the taping and how well you appeared on the reunion show. Good luck to you. I like how out spoken you are (I can be as well) and that you are never afraid to be yourself. Keep going! You are great!

kathleen Reilly
kathleen Reilly

I just loved your very honest blog. It must have been very hard to be in the spotlight during your very difficult journey. I tried to watch the reunion but to tell you the truth I could not listen to the Salehis. They cannot be truthful and their deception and meaness has hurt a lot of people even causing them to lose jobs. It was painful so I just turned the TV off. Good luck in the future and I truly hope we see you next season.

Baroness Von Hartmanstine
Baroness Von Hartmanstine

I WILL READ YOUR BOOK. YOUR STORY IS FASCINATING. Cat you looked so darling on the reunion, that dress and your earrings were beeeautiful. I'll write to Bravo execs, you should have your own show. Seriously. EVerytime you said "bullsh>t" my husband, across the room pretending not to watch, laughed. He thought you were great. Ditto. BVH:))

Cat fan
Cat fan

You were far and away the most real on the show - loved your honesty and am sure you are much better off without Charles - you will be a success in whatever you do - hope you are back next year.

karen tn
karen tn

Well I thought you were rude and obnoxious , but after reading your blog I can understand what and why you did and said some of the things you said and did. I raised my two boys by myself and understand the hurt and heartache divorce can cause. So good luck to you and your family. I will pray that God blessess you and yours.