Ana Quincoces

Ana explains why she tried to step in and defend Marysol.

on Oct 4, 20120

I met Marysol at Versailles to catch up and thought it was important to tell her that her business was under attack. As someone who has built and struggled to maintain a business herself, I am particularly sensitive to anyone attempting to ruin somebody’s professional reputation. Even if you think that a job (which was done pro-bono, by the way) was not up to your exceedingly high standards, continuing to discuss your dissatisfaction with everyone with whom you come in contact is just, well, cruel. Moreover, in my book, it is tantamount to bullying and not at all befitting a “philanthropist” and so-called “pillar of our community.” In fact, because of that, you have an even greater responsibility to sensor your comments to avoid causing more damage than necessary. 

There is nothing wrong with marrying a “rich guy.” It certainly relieves you of some of the concerns that plague those of us who have more limited resources with which to pay mortgages, cars, college tuition, etc. That is not to say that Lea has never supported herself or that she doesn’t have those same financial obligations. However, her lifestyle indicates that she does not live with the same pressures or concerns that perhaps someone like me or Marysol do. We depend on our reputations so that our businesses thrive and we can continue to support ourselves and those who depend on us.  There is something about Marysol that says “underdog” to me, and something about the situation with Lea and James that screams injustice. It is only natural that I try to help.

I loved the scene with my girls. I held my breath waiting for some horribly inappropriate thing to come out of Beba’s mouth and thankfully it did not! Yeah, she subtly called Rodolfo’s penis an “enchilada,” but it was very subtle. At least she didn’t call it a “chalupa,” because everyone knows chalupas are big. Sorry, couldn’t help it -- serious blogging makes me uncomfortable.

My friend Romina is much more than a stylist, she is a fashion expert and consultant, who appears regularly on CNN and interviews some of the most important designers in the world.  I do not consider myself a “fashionista,” in fact, I do not believe that can be a self-appointed title.  Someone has to dub you that in order for you to describe yourself that way. But alas, no one has. I like fashion as much as the next gal, but I am no slave to it. I think I know what works on me and my “Latina curves” and I embrace it. But Romi thinks I’m too regimented and conservative, so she urges me to think outside the box and try new looks.  It is always fun when she comes over, and this time was no exception, especially with the girls’ rendition of the tango! Ultimately, my style can’t be too boring if Kati and Beba are always trying to steal my clothes, right?

20 comments
gini
gini

Why do keep badmouthing Lea? She has never said anything bad about you. Besides I think Lea and Marysol could work out their differences if you didn't keep stirring the pot.

cranberrylaw
cranberrylaw

Ana you are one my favorites!!! I really Admire you. As a future lawyer myself (1 year of law school left) and a Latina, you are an inspiration. Though your ex has only briefly made appearances on the episodes clearly you are the Brains behind your business. The only thing that concerns me is you don't seem to have that same wisdom when it comes to men. Why aren't you divorced yet. You ex has clearly moved on & you can SO do MUCH BETTER. If its a financial or business issue than I get it. But its some emotional thing, Chica it's time to MOVE ON! And I suggest you set some ground rules. I think its great that he goes to your house to have dinner with you and your daughters, but perhaps not the healthiest for you. Perhaps cut that down to just once a week or have your daughter go out to dinner with instead. Best of Luck!!!

 

Happy-Housewife
Happy-Housewife

Ana at first I thought you were a real down to earth person but I'm so doubting you... but maybe that will change.  I just don't think you are innocent as you seem with Karent's boyfriend.  Hopefully I'm wrong as I'm sure I'll see.  Now as you saying Lea marrying a rich guy... that's not cool looks like she has been a successful business woman for many years as I've seen.  Marysol is a solid woman and can fight her own business battles without your input, don't count her out as a weak person, she is a strong woman.  Seems like you just need to be happy in yourself which maybe I'll see as time comes.  I wish you the best and hope you wish the best for your castmates as well. 

Rockerman
Rockerman

Tryin to figure out what hat suits you best-- Susie homemaker, daughters' best friend, attorney, mean girl? Dunno...

bulltown1959
bulltown1959

I really like your personality. You seem fun, loyal, and kind.  Good luck.

Vigdis
Vigdis

I really like you.  Why: Just because.

tinitacancion
tinitacancion

Ha ha!  So true Ana.  What is great about these shows is that everyone sh*t-talks and pulls this holier-than-thou crap about sh*t-talking right after.  The only person who could pull that honestly after this episode was Alexia who just walked away.  Yes, Lisa was warning Karent at dinner but the reality is also that Lisa and Joanna know that they have built their lives around their physical appearance and not academic or professional accomplishments and that is why they have singled the "other women" out and made a big deal about you all thinking that your "sh*t doesn't stink."  They align with Karent because although she is professionally established, she also craves that validation on the same level as them.   It's not a judgment, I think that they (Joanna and Lisa) are both sweet and endearing on the show, I commend Lisa for sharing her personal struggles with fertility and keeping it real about herself but it's true.  I think you can let the whole Rodolpho/Karent thing rest already.  I have an attorney friend just like Karent.  She's one of the most big-hearted people I know who loves her family but she is also very status-seeking and insecure.  You don't need to say anything more about her, we all see it, those are her struggles and if she continues along that path, she won't need anyone's help to be unhappy.  More recipes and if you could share, I would love more insights on being a female attorney.  Thanks! xoxo 

BoredinLugano
BoredinLugano

I hope people see that your disdain for Karent is unfounded. The tweeting incident wasn't even an issue, nor were you at that event to add your two cents. I highly doubt Karent was there to "steal Adriana's joy," or "badmouth Lea." In fact, you badmouthed Lea throughout this whole episode, so stop frontin' like Lea isn't always throwing "indirectas." Lea's a a golden girl and get away with too much.

 

I think you are just publicly questioning Karent's relationship with Rodolfo because it turns out that a Rodolfo was not single and free to flirt with YOU. I'm sure you feel salty although he was wrong to have given you any hope. But to go around and accuse Karent of NOT really being in a relationship with Rodolfo Jimenez is to be a hater. He publicly claims her as his girlfriend, brings her to events, lives in her home, and he calls Karent's mom, "suegra."  Regardless if he is having affairs outside of their relationship, doesn't mean that he is not in a legitimate relationship with Karent.

hotintexas
hotintexas

Since you are an attorney I believe you should know the meaning of "cruel", from what I understood, Lea was upset with Marysol about the event mishap.  Marysol is stonger than you think and she can hold her own without your help!  And your comment about Lea marrying a rich guy wasn't "cruel" but wasn't called for.  Lea owned her own cosmetic and skincare line we carried in our salon for years in Dallas, she was very successful before she married.  Also I see Mr. Black is a very high profile attorney, so I'd be nice.

ruby63
ruby63

Ana, I think you are funny. I like that you gave it back to Karent. She was quick to judge you, and unrightfully so. For such a beautiful, successful woman she is not to confident. You just keep being your beautiful self. 

 

 

FrazzlednBedazzled
FrazzlednBedazzled

As a long standing "Real Housewives of Anywhere" fan I am always intrigued by the clothes, entertained by the drama, and amazed at the lifestyles these women lead.  You have already managed to stand out as someone with an incredibly witty (yet subtle) sense of humor.  The relationship with your ex and daughters is so incredibly natural, playful, and fun to watch!!   Love the candor of your family dynamics --your daughters (and ex) obviously adore you.  That speaks volumes for anyone knocking your parenting style.  You are doing something right!

Laguna_Housewife
Laguna_Housewife

Ana, I genuinely liked you, but after hearing you say that all Lea has done with her life was marry a rich guy, I am starting to believe that you are a snob. As a stay at home mom by choice, I made the decision to turn down the benefit of making money to be there for my kids. Are you begrudging Lea for being a SAHM? You better watch out before you alienate your audience. After all, the show is called "Real Housewives" not "Real workaholic divorcees." And if you plan on having a cooking show in the future, which I suspect is the case, who do think watch the show, anyway? I hope you can come down from high horse gracefully.

jules1019
jules1019

Good for you and Alexia. You did the right thing. Lea and James need to be shut down. They are out of line.

pblover
pblover

u r a rel s--t stirer (sp?) ....in a good way! I love ur loyalty to Marysol and r relationship w u girls :) I look forward to keep watching bc of u!

BravoFanInfinity
BravoFanInfinity

Loving you and your family Ana; you all crack me up.  Enjoying your addition to the show. 

NikG_is_Me
NikG_is_Me

Ana!  You are quickly becoming my favorite "housewife"!  You are very intelligent and level-headed and I think you're spot on with your analysis of last night's episode.

LisaNYC
LisaNYC

You seem smart and lovely and fun to be around, but all of you Housewives need to stop abusing the word "bullying." It's offensive to children and teenagers and the disadvantaged who really are bullied, and by using it in such a carefree and cavalier manner it takes away its true power.

SouthFloridaGirl
SouthFloridaGirl

Smart, pretty and a quick wit! Awesome family, even the ex. You have so much going for you don't lower yourself by talking about other.People put other people down whe they are threatened by that person. You shouldn't feel threatened by any of those women when you are so accomplished.

FrazzlednBedazzled
FrazzlednBedazzled

 @INSIDETHEBELTWAY Eww really?  I see Lea as is an obnoxious snot who is clearly intimidated by anyone who appears to have more than she does.  I can't even stand watching her.

bulltown1959
bulltown1959

Lea has put herself and a television show. She has opened up her life for comment and criticism. If I were Lea I would be the one to be nice. She reflects on not only herself---but her husband/attorney.