Catherine Ommanney

Cat talks about her falling out with Charles and explains her comments about the Salahis.

on Oct 8, 20100

I actually went to The Turners to support Stacie after she asked me to, and I genuinely didn't want to see them. They had affected my life too much already. It was 1:30 am when Mr. and Mrs. State Dinner arrived. I wish I'd been more eloquent and articulate. It had been a 17 hour day, and I struggled to get the words from my brain out of my mouth -- yes I know -- impossible to believe, but its true.

Jason. I'm really happy you didn't apologize for the "rude" -- my mistake, "very rude" as you said -- Brit because you are right, I'm a grown woman and, I meant every word I said. TAKE IT! Their decision to do what they did left me virtually numb. 

"Can I have a top up of my wine" seemed to come easier though!

"I haven't been exposed to people like her, who dress up as Sarah Palin," blah blah blah. Really? Come on, that was a joke! Even Edwina thought it was fun, and it was her party! You should get out more (if you aren't attending the events of the most influential and prominent people in the world that is).

One minute you say that you were so excited that night when you got home and posted your infamous pics, you couldn't sleep. And then you say that you had "a turn" and were hospitalized? Where is the truth?

"Thanks for a wonderful evening! Never a dull moment in DC!"

Bring on the reunion and all those unanswered questions?

Thanks again for all your comments good and bad. I read every single one and listen to every word you say. I'm learning all the time.

Bless my girls and their hair elastics I always wear! Yellow isn't my color is it?

222 comments
Paula Y
Paula Y

Cat, from the first show I saw a woman who is herself in any circumstance. The scenes where others were offended seemed to be they could say whatever they wanted but, you had better say what they wanted you to say. Stay true to yourself and keep saying what is on your mind. If the others cannot take your frankness, they do not deserve to be in your life. True friends accept a person as he/she is not the way they want you to be. Life would be very boring if all of us were the same.

Keep taking such wonderful care of your beautiful daughters. You are an inspiration to many.

I look forward to reading your book and seeing you on the next season of Real Housewives.

eugenia
eugenia

I have been watching all the real housewives shows probably because I am bored. It does show the current trend of how the whole society is heading toward: more vanity, entertainment, and "plastic" as you adquately put it. You are a rare kind in these shows. The shows are designed or "targeted" to get more exposure and popular. Your tell-like-it-is style did generate discussion and the heat needed for the show. I view your courage and sustainability a great asset on your integrity and credibility. You will do well in life with them. I hope the show generate enough publicity for your book. I think the show will be heading supersizing the plasticity without you on the show. Good luck with your future with your girls. You are a wonderful person to have on the show! Eugenia

mandi hayes
mandi hayes

Cat, We (me and my husband) think you are a wonderful person.Though we dont know you personaly,,we can tell that you are real and down to earth,,,unlike the Plastic Duo...lol. I hated to see that you and your husband are divorcing,,,I know its hard.Ive been married 4 times,(by the time I was 28) and I thought Id never find true love.Maybe I should write a book about my past,,seeings how theres alot of tale to tell.Keep up the good work and I hope you have your happiness like no other. ;-)

KNLO
KNLO

Cat, I absolutely just loved you on the show.............

You were the only one who seemed to be the most genuine and sincere. I wish you much success in your future endeavors.

Looking forward to reading the book too!!

Take care of yourself and your girls!!!

Love you,

Kathy

Gigi in the Northwest
Gigi in the Northwest

I don't usually comment either, but Cat, I hope you read this and know that you are thought of very fondly by many. I hope we will see more of you; whether that is on your own show or a book published or back on the show.

Steve Bond
Steve Bond

My boyfriend and I enjoyed your humor very much. We think that you need to be on Fashion Police with Joan Rivers and also make cameos with the BH Housewives. I'd love to see you and Bethany interact. She's funny too.

Best of luck.

Rebecca Beckham
Rebecca Beckham

Cat, I just love your forwardness and your ability to say what is on your mind. I often find myself getting in trouble for the exact same thing and its nice to see that i am not alone in this...lol...i see nothing wrong with speaking your mind and i think that everyone in the world should do the same. I do not feel that people should say things behind other people's backs that they can't say to their faces, its what i live by and what i have taught my own children...God bless you and i wish you all the happiness in the world. Good luck with your book and I look forward to reading it.

DianeP
DianeP

I could not agree with BrianJ more. Cat, you MUST return to US TV. Having spent many wonderful vacations (holidays) in the UK, I understood everything you said except for bollocks. After Googling that term, I sat at my desk and laughed as I had not done for months. What a delightful word and soooooo appropriate for the settings in which you used it. I adore your sense of humor. Tears came to my eyes when I read your goodbye blog. You can't do this to your loyal US fan base. We are not all jerks. I lived in the DC area for 40+ years and know about the spandex people, but they are not the majority. I also still lived there when Mr and Mrs. Plastic were written about frequently in the Post. Why they are not behind bars amazes me. I now live far away from DC and am in the process of gradually meeting new folks. Reading about your struggles and successes have given me great strength. PLEASE, don't leave! I'd love to have a cuppa with you darling.

Kristen Emond
Kristen Emond

Cat, congrats on not being dependent on a toxic man #1! #2 how do you stay in such fantastic shape after having 2 kids? Don't say just genetics! I know you are European but you live in the suburbs and you seem to always be partaking in the vino! Let us know your tips! Very best!

ahrusso
ahrusso

You are so AWESOME!!! You are Fantastic NOT Plastic!!! I Love every bit of yoru personality. You arent rude you are simply REAL. the world is full of fake imposters "trying" to be civil but really they are just robots trying to fit in. You are genuine and I think GREAT! Hope the best for you and that you are happy. Cheers!

Cat Fan
Cat Fan

Cat thanks for the entertainment, and to all the Cat haters out there you are nothing but jealous bollocks!! Get a life and stop HATING, it’s just a dam reality show anyways. Love you Cat, wish you the best here or back in London!! ;)

peace, luv and huggz…..

Lori from Nashville, TN
Lori from Nashville, TN

Dearest Cat, My heart truly breaks for you. I could tell right away that Charles was becoming so self-centered, even though we saw little of him. You are a world of your own and do not need anyone like him. Yes, your girls are great and will OK, No matter what happens in the future. You go girl! as they say in America.

Viewermamaneice
Viewermamaneice

You are one fantastic lady. I sincerely hope you and your daughters get the happiness that is meant to be yours. Your honesty is very refreshing and real. My mother used to tell me "your honesty is your worst fault, people never want to hear it, but don't stop being who you are". I believe she would say the same to you. Hope to see you and Mary, lynda, and Stacie continue with a show. I would watch it five days a week. The other person?? salami?? should not be given airtime as she demonstrates the stupidity most liars live. Good luck to you and yours. Would love to meet you someday. Take care.

BrianJ
BrianJ

Cat, I love you. I do not normally comment on sites/blogs like these, but you are more than worth a message of support. You are a brilliant woman with an amazing sense of humor and a quick wit. Hopefully you will continue to be apart of the show because you are hands-down the best part of the Real Housewives of DC. I am truly sorry to learn of your divorce, and I hope to "see" that your life is still as beautiful as it was during the show. Thank you, Cat, for being honest, real, smart, and simply fabulous. You are a beautiful, classy lady and America is lucky to have you...darling.

SL
SL

Cat You said what everyone else was thinking and was too afraid to say.

Kait
Kait

Cat, I LOVE you!! I so wish i could be a little more like you!! I just wanted to let you know that I think you are awesome. And that I just watched the reunion and OMG when "plastic not fantastic" wanted to be like 'your husband will come back to you' like wtf??? oh i cannot stand her!! lol.. but you handled it well.. as you always do.. and i loved the looks you kept giving to lynda and mary.. priceless!! oh and i have to agree that just because you dont like Tyra Banks doesnt make you racist. cannot wait to see what happens this week in part2.. but whatever happens keep your head up and keep being you!!

Sharon100
Sharon100

I love you Cat - you says it like it is. I'm embarrassed by many of my fellow americans - they really don't have a sense of humor. I thought it was fantastic you showed up as Palin - it was hysterical. Thanks for keeping it real.

jlrh123
jlrh123

I am very proud of you Cat and you handled yourself so beautifully through the reunion even when that witch dealt that low blow about your divorce. I knew you could handle yourself I absolutely love you! You are my favorite housewife and love your awesome personality!! I am behind you 100% and wish you all the best!

mayeb63
mayeb63

Cat, people love Simon Cowell because he tells it like it is and I feel the same about you!! We all enjoyed watching you on the Reunion, especially your reply to Barbie when she made that ridiculous comment about Charles coming back to you. For the record, NO! I don't think you are a racist at all. If I remember correctly, Stacie was the one who kept bringing up the race card. I was also disappointed to read Stacie's comment in her blog about how you should have not allowed yourself to be "emotionally vulnerable" in front of your kids....is she serious?? That was just an excuse for not stepping in and taking control of the situation. I say forget the Housewives.....get your own show!

CatFan
CatFan

Love you for being so blunt and real. :) Keep it up!! :D

susana
susana

How did a real person get on one of the housewives show?

Scraptoft
Scraptoft

Dear Cat, I love how you don't care what other people think about you. You're fun. Having you as a friend would be wonderful.

syb
syb

LOOOOVE YOU CAT!!!!!!!!

You have a great personality and are hilarious.

Charles is missing out. He seemed conceited and self involved, you are better off without him and free to be yourself.

I look forward to seeing more of you!!!

nicole in oc
nicole in oc

YOURE AWESOME! DID NOT GET OFFENDED ONCE THIS SEASON BY YOU. LOVE HOW YOU TELL IT LIKE IT IS AND BURN HOLES INTO PLASTIC NOT FANTASTIC'S LITTLE LIES!!!

tinykaty
tinykaty

I absolutely adore you! By far the most beautiful and articulate of the bunch!

mpatsy
mpatsy

I totally agree.

chi chi
chi chi

I so agree with you, if I had a wish that I knew could come true would be, to meet Cat in person to let her know how much her fans really love and appreciate her for being the person we all have been and always will be, if you can't stand the heat, then don't come in to the kitchen. Love you Cat, Kav

NYCgirl12
NYCgirl12

Loveeeeeeeee you Cat! You should move to NYC (you'll fit right in!) and they need to give you your own show! Why is everyone sleeping on this? Thank goodness you dropped that 170+ sack of rotten potatoes known as your ex-husband. He was the only thing holding you back!

TMB
TMB

Seriously, the most beautiful of all the housewives and I mean all the shows.

zipzip
zipzip

Spot on, Cat. Well said.

katieCALI
katieCALI

Cat, I loved your personality all season! And bless you for saying to Michaele what everyone at home was dying to say. I cannot believe what she said about you having "no love" in your heart, and the comment about your husband was off-the-charts rude. She comes off as very defensive and insecure. And I love, love, love your dress on the reunion show! Who makes it?!

maryfrances
maryfrances

Thank you for being real enough to not be Pollitically Correct. You talked to Michaele like I believe 99% of the viewers would love to have the chance.

bag1000
bag1000

Hi Cat, since you and Paul are such greats friends. Where is Paul's Blog? Would you be so kind to ask Bravo to set up a BLOG him. Thank you.

Jeremy#1CATfan
Jeremy#1CATfan

CAT! You are absolutely AMAZING! I'm sure you know of Simon Cowell...you two would be a HOT MESS together! LOVE YOU LOTS BABE!

vickysue
vickysue

Love You! Love your sense of humor. Don't change because many, many women do get you, and we do not think you are rude, or racist, or anything like that.

KARHYViewer
KARHYViewer

CAT YOU ARE THE "REAL" in the Housewives show. I did enjoy you, Lynda, Stacie and Mary. The Salahi's are phonies. They lie about everything. I am surprised at how they get away with everything. They should be punished for the breach of security of the White House. People did loose their jobs and many were caused enormous embarrassment because of their stunt. If they return to the show; we will not be watching. I wish you happiness with your two lovely daughters. I have children in DC .

Natie
Natie

Thank god for you! I can't believe all of the criticisms you had to endure in the reunion. People have no sense of humor and are so uptight about themselves. I'm glad you have no fear in being exactly who you are. The fact that you were called racist is absurd and almost hysterical. I'm a minority, and I thought your joke was hysterical. People take themselves so seriously, and I'm glad you don't. You've been under a lot of stress during the show, from what they showed. The dumb Barbie had some nerve saying those things to you. Perhaps I am overstepping a boundary here in the land of television and internet, but I hope she eats a sandwich and then finds a hole and dies in it. You take care and be yourself. God bless America for people like you.

Debbie O.
Debbie O.

Hello Marcela,

What is a yuo that you speak of? I would rather have a friend tell me I have a bugger in my nose than dance around it.

I find Cat re-freshing and honest. I wish all my friends were that way.

Take care, Debbie

Texas
Texas

Cat, you are a breath of fresh air. I do like someone who is willing to tell it like it is. While I or others may not agree with you all the time, at least we know exactly where you stand.

I loved your comment in the reunion show. I really felt you stated what the other women felt but just would not say.

May you find all the happiness in your future.

susan adkins
susan adkins

CAT, STAY JUST LIKE YOU ARE . DONT CHANGE YOU ARE GREAT LIKE YOU ARE.HONESTY IS A RARE THING DONT LOSE IT LOVE YA SUSAN

Aussie Viewer
Aussie Viewer

Ahhh Cat - you, Mary and Lynda are just bloody fantastic.

Wanda Marie
Wanda Marie

Cat, you are the best thing that could have happened to D.C. Hope to see you again for season 2. I was wondering about how I can go about finding your book. I have tried several online publisher but I have not been sucessful. I must say that I also enjoy Lynda & Mary and I am still having a lot of trouble warming up to Stacie { something seems off about her} and the Salahi's should be sent away to never never land. LUV U and P.S. you have two very beautiful and courageous girls, God bless u all.

Gag
Gag

I think it is sad when no one can see the difficulty of being in a new country, away from family, and going through what you've been through. And you still had the personality to be "you" and say it like it is. You're awesome. Wear yellow all you want...your personality shines through, and I looked forward to seeing you put the fakes in their place!

MichelleK
MichelleK

Personally Cat I think you are spot on. If we can't speak our minds or be truthful with our friends or anyone, then who are we? I often bluntly say things that real friends who know me accept, even though they may not like it. They know I go with the motto hold nothing back, especially when you see through the bullshat. As far as no one being able to understand you? WTH is that all about, I am from the south, and understood everything you have said. Personally I think when they claim its hard to understand you on the show, its their personal way of pleading ignorance. You're good for the show and the people of DC. I only started watching this season because of what you have brought to the show. Stacie's cool but needs to stop letting others influence her true opinions, she just needs to go with it like you do. I live by a saying, love me or leave me I am who I am. BTW I have 2 good friends nicknamed Cat that has stuck with them through the years.

PGKnight
PGKnight

Cat, I really liked you on the show. I am so glad you called out the Barbie and Ken couple. I watched the reunion show last night and I became so enraged as they were trying to portray you as racist. I do not agree at all....I got the joke on the colored thing. Everyone is so touchy in the US right now about race and I think it was way overblown. Please come back for a next season, regardless of Michalea and her stud husband LOL. I just enjoy you being who you are. Also, very sorry for all the sadness you went through during the show.

Pupsiepooh
Pupsiepooh

I friggin LOVED it when Michaele~whatever how you spell her name~said to her, "If you had love in your heart your husband will come back to you..." and Cat replied, "Umm thanks, but I dont want him back?"

CatherineRose
CatherineRose

CAT! you were my absolute favorite on the show!! Your a smart beautiful woman whose honest and hilarious . The reunion was hard watching because all i wanted to do was get in Michael'es face, and i dont even know her! You handled yourself alot better then i would have! I wish you and your two beautiful daughters all the best! xoxox catt

CatherineRose
CatherineRose

I THINK YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAl!!!! you are so beautiful and honest, which is why you were my favorite!! You should seriously have your own show! i cannot believe Michaele at the reunion, i don't know how you didn't get up and smack her! the episode at the vineyard when you were screaming BOLLOCKS, i laughed every time. I wish you all the best!

LindaG-DC
LindaG-DC

CAT You, Mary and Lynda should have your own show. I have the utmost respect for the three of you. I am also SOOOOO happy your staying in DC!!

The Watcher
The Watcher

Cat, I don't think you will have trouble finding good, interesting and successful men to date. You are beautiful and funny. I thought you looked stunning on Reunion 1. You should get to know Stacie better. She seems level headed and kind. Stacie can help you adjust to people you may not have come in contact with prior to coming to the US. American is made up of many types of people and it would be ashame if you missed out just because you feel uncomfortable. You have a chance to experience the worlds' people right here in America.