Alex McCord NJ

Alex McCord reacts to both parts of the reunion, and no one's innocent.

on Sep 3, 20100

It’s Labor Day, and Simon and I spent a lovely weekend in Asbury Park, NJ with friends at the Paradise Tea Dance. How fitting that we’re watching the final, finale, finito last episode of New Jersey Season 2 in a gorgeous home on the shore with many, many housewives and husbands who are not on TV but no less real.

I didn’t write about Part 1 of the reunion, partly because of the shock. It’s no secret that I know all of the ladies to varying degrees, and am not objective. I like Teresa personally, though I cannot fathom how she and Joe got into the situation they currently face. I also could not believe her behavior during the first part of the reunion. I am not a fan of Danielle’s; however, no one deserves to be screamed at in the way Teresa screamed at Danielle. No one. I don’t particularly like Danielle, but I don’t blame her one bit for walking away.

Jacqueline brought up “married men” out of absolutely nowhere. Did she feel suddenly that she wasn’t slinging enough mud and needed to jump in? Maybe it was editing, but I often feel that when Danielle is concerned, accusations just come out of nowhere.

Can anyone on this show just apologize without qualifiers? It seems like that’s impossible. Danielle apologized for replying to the tweet where someone wished Ashley would kill herself, and I was happy that was brought up on the show because I remember seeing that online and thinking that there’s no way that Danielle could have responded without seeing the whole tweet. I appreciate her apology but do not believe that she didn’t read it. I think Danielle probably responded in the moment, then felt badly about it afterward. Would have been nice if she had said that.

122 comments
patty smith
patty smith

alex.your not that fortunate in the gene pool and whats with the teeth/ the money u spent on the piano could have been better spent on your mouth

Nessie
Nessie

Scott, did you watch the show? Did you even notice that Theresa spends money like it is water? Yes, they would have the ability to pay off their debts, if they thought that was what they were, instead of thinking everyone owes them. Live within your means Guidices.

MarinaM
MarinaM

I agree, these women are a bad example on most occaisions. On what planet is it OK to run after someone and not only verbally attack but also assult a person regardless of who and what they may be. Ashly needs to learn that it is WRONG to rip someones hair out. I'm not a big fan of Danielle as she needs to just drop the 'familia' , they make themselves look ridiculous all by themselves. And all the gossip about someones past, probablt over 20 years ago, who cares, only those who need to make themselves look better by attacking another. Theresa, teach those girls some manners and put them to bed at a proper time. Like the Dutchess sings....'money can't buy you class'...This shoe needs to be taken off the air, these women do nothing to make the world a better place. Just my opinion.

MaryUK
MaryUK

LOL, Theresa IS "SNOOKI" with a few "bob" (cents)

MaryUK
MaryUK

I pretty much agree with what you say, i find Theresa MUCH more trouble than anything Danielle is capable of, Theresa LIKES a fight, likes the drama, unfortunately she is taking Jacqualine and Ashley down with her, Caroline thinks shes some sort of Mafioso "Godmother" and talks all "Gagsta"!!! LOL!! IF THEY took some responsability for their own ownership in the drama then they could maybe resolve something, sadly they just want to hang all the blame on Danielle, IMO Caroline and Theresa bare MOST of the ownership of the trouble this series, it wasnt pretty and NOT their finest hours as mothers!!! as mothers they were shameful!!!

MaryUK
MaryUK

Actually i havent yet watched the reunion but Caroline lied!!! in one of the first few episodes of this series she was out to lunch with Jacqualine, and i think Dana and Theresa, Caroline out of the blue spoke of Danielles daughters, my jaw dropped and i gasped at the disgustingly insulting things Caroline said about Danielles kids, Danielles kids are minors NOT young adults like Ashley, i thought Carolines behaviour was UNFORGIVEABLE, the look on Jacqualines face was very telling, i found myself hoping she would say "that was out of line" or something, sadly she kept her mouth shut and IMO condoned the behaviour.

MaryUK
MaryUK

Thank God, common sense at last, i am finding RHONJ harder and harder to watch, the behaviour of all the ladies leaves a lot to be desired, they may have a downer on Danielle but from what i have witnessed the ladies are bad excuses for mothers, way worse than anything Danielle has done. Caroline talks like some Mafioso Godmother, Theresa acts like trailer trash and Jacquline is raising a monster in Ashley, the kid will either end up in jail or dead beside a road. The only scene that i could relate to in any way was between Caroline and Albie, as mothers we could all relate to the lioness that Caroline became, he husbands response was also relatable as i could imagine that scene being played out in millions of homes, it actually brought a tear to my eyes. For goodness sake lay off Danielle the behaviour you ladies have shown says more about you than it does her.

Glinda
Glinda

Saw your modeling pics and they are gorgeous, Alex. You go girl!

Crystal@Chicago
Crystal@Chicago

RHNJ will be nothing without Danielle because she made that show. Danielle had the most exciting moments.

Endie
Endie

I agree with Chris NY. Alex do seem to be biased against Danielle and afraid to rock the boat.

sacb
sacb

Alex - I checked out your new venture.......stunning - absolutely beautiful.

Love your no nonsense blog comments!

katlam
katlam

Saw you and Simon in Asbury Park last weekend ...got so excited I didn't actually say hi ...you were walking to the hotel and I was actually going to the bathroom on the boardwalk, with my married daughter ...I said 'OMG ...KATE ...its SIMON AND ALEX ' ....lol ...she was mortified and I got my feelings terribly hurt because you didn't say hello ! So nice to see even though its Asbury Simon wasn't wearing his Speedo , lol ! You guys are much more beautiful in person ! Isn't Asbury Park beautiful ? I have had the good fortune of being a REAL housewife in Manasquan for most of my adult life ....but love going up to AP for the day ! Brings back many memories for me ! Last week we went to dinner at Stella Marina & Sublime was playing at the Pony ...sounded awesome even from the boards. Ciao Bella , Kathy

CarrieS
CarrieS

I was grossed out! So phony and strange. Was it hilarious though to see Jacquline looking around in that head-lock?

LaineyLainey
LaineyLainey

I love the way you call your boys "chums" - so cute!

linda l
linda l

I was so happy to see you post Alex i think you are right on .I can see however some of these gals get caught up in the lime lite.I really think Jacquline just got caught up in the hater stuff and then was feeling really bad for sayeing the thing s she said.I just think they should learn to control them selfs and act like women the language is just way out of order and name calling.You are always a breath of fresh air love you and your family your real girl .Cant wait till you are back on :)my best to your hubb and childern:)

cyndylou
cyndylou

ALEX WHEN YOU READ YOUR BLOGS FILTER OUT ALL THE NEGATIVES, YOU TOOK A STAND, SET UP BOUNDARIES, AND SPOKE UP FOR YOURSELF, EVERYONE THOUGHT YOU WERE A PUSH-OVER, LIKE THE SAYING GOES, YOU DONT STAND FOR SOMETHING , YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING, SO HOORAY FOR YOU LOVE YOU SIMON, AND THE KIDS,

Babb1210
Babb1210

Well done LAex. I really have enjoyed your guest blogging. I also really loved your evolution last season on RHWNY. Cheers!

Ms Ann
Ms Ann

Alex, your comments are refreshing.Teresa was way over the top and whatever Danielle said or did to her at that moment would have been in order and I give danielle class for leaving the stage.Caroline is not a "GRANDMOTHER".

debbie carbone livolsi
debbie carbone livolsi

Love you Alex ! and you are right on target with your assesment ! Wish I knew you were in Asbury Park I def would have gone !

khalilah
khalilah

Alex I agree with all that u are saying I think that some parts of the reunion was way to much and very immature. I was just thinking to my self why get so upset and look like fools over some one who is clearly a nut. I did like one thing that Caroline mentioned is that they never talked about Daniell's children and so for her to always bring up the other women's childern was just shamefull not only as human but also as a mother.

marcyme
marcyme

Alex, you and simon are still the only ones I would want to be friends with..I feel like you that they all have their part in that whole mess. I wish the best for Danielle and her family ...Now who will the family target be????

stacyl
stacyl

If it was so awful for Teresa to get up and get in Daniell's face, why was it ok in you little world for Ramona to get up and get in Jill's face?

Viewerteresa
Viewerteresa

i'm sorry. i don't get it. why does "the real NJ hou" blog about the NJ housewives? at least Alex gets PAID to do it. it is part of her job. what is your reason? (hint: it's fun)

Viewerteresa
Viewerteresa

yes, i so much agree! those looks she was giving to danielle were intense and uncalled for. furthermore, she screamed accusations, just like all the other crazies, rolled her eyes like a brat, screamed for answers, but did not give danielle a chance to talk. she behaved like she was above everyone, including her family. GodMother? really, she came off looking worse of all of them. the only woman on that stage that showed any manners at all was danielle! I think that we saw everyone's true personality for the first time. Frankly, adding more family to that show sounds like a boring love fest. a fake one at that. a soap opera family is more believable than this family, and so much easier to watch.

Susan 22
Susan 22

What a bizarre ending to this show. I never would have imagined that there would be a hug between these three. So happy Danielle and her toxic actions are outta here!! Can't wait to see you next season

just me
just me

I Miss Housewives of NYC! Miss Bethany too! Loved your pictures! Congratulations to both you and Simon!

So glad this show is over!!! Thought it wouldn't end...blah blah blah. Bring on Hot Atlanta!!!

OnTheLightSide
OnTheLightSide

Alex your blogs are always right on the mark...The problem with the NJ HW's is the entire season of hearing Caroline say she want's Danielle to go away and the viewers not fully getting what has gone on off-camera with these women. There is always more than one side, and I am afraid we are not seeing all sides. What I got from the reunion is that this show just doesn't seem real...I did watch it a second time and realized that right from the start, it seemed like Theresa was given the open door to start in on Danielle, from the minute they were asked about Jersey Shore...how did Theresa spontaneously come up with the analogy of Jersey Shore and Danielle?... I am afraid that we were all punked this season with this show...Another disturbing fact was Theresa getting so violent and then Caroline making a point of saying..."I never see you like this, if I did, you wouldn't be my friend"...well duh....what does that mean? If you did this to anyone else other than Danielle, I wouldn't be your friend? The whole reunion was the biggest piece of fiasco acting I have ever seen...I am really not interested in watching this show next season...

kateee
kateee

Alex I read your blogs and you are just blogging about your opinion, I respect that. Thanks for blogging!!!

Avabbymom
Avabbymom

Mental Shower.... love it. Great job blogging for the RHONJ this season Alex. Enjoy the family and looking foward to seeing you next season on RHONY!

petras
petras

look at your own behavior on your own bravo time then judge Carolina the second.

Atticus
Atticus

ME TOO! The look on Jacquline's face was total discomfort.

pilli
pilli

"Chums" is getting annoying and it really doesn't flow naturally from you.

Atticus
Atticus

"Kim G' arrived and jumped up and down like a puppy," that is so true and so hohilarious! I just wish she would go away!

travelingmom
travelingmom

wait, you can re-act to Jill and Kelly, but Teresa can't re-act to Danielle?!?! You sure change your tune when you are sitting on the sidelines blogging instead of actually living the drama.......WOW YOUR TRUE COLORS COME OUT!

Apologies?
Apologies?

"Good for Caroline for sticking to her feeling that she didn’t buy anything,".

Way to support your ownself for not accepting Jill's apology at the reunion. Who are you people? What does anyone gain by acting so superior to pretent to know someone's heart by "not buying it". Do you risk looking like a fool for believing someone at face value? does someone have to crucify themselves to be worthy of forgiveness. Why can't someone just acknowledge the apology and move on. There is so much more to gain by taking the apology and moving on and letting it go than there is to holding someone to an apology that is deemed meaningful. Peace versus resentment and anger and bitterness.

Looking for an honest viewer
Looking for an honest viewer

No. I was creeped out when J said she watched a porn tape with D in it. Now that's creepy. Who does that! Would you watch a porn tape of someone you know and claim to hate. YIKES!!!

Ggee frm the South
Ggee frm the South

I totally agree with you, Grace 1960! Caroline showed the viewers that she is a mean spirited person and is absolutely full of herself! What's good for the goose, must also be good for the gander!

Alex I am surprised that you agree with Caroline being that her attitude has shades of Jill Zarin!

As far as Andy is concerned he's just as biased as ever! Wouldn't press Kelly on her crap during the island trip! Never mentioned one thing about Teresa's behavior at the country club nor her behavior right in front of him ... simply said, "Just don't cross me" which simply meant to me, don't cross or pass over this line and no there won't be any consequences to what you've just done! But yes let's keep pounding on Danielle for every single thing she said or did during taping of the show!

scrantonpahousewife
scrantonpahousewife

Alex, you never freaked out or screamed at Kelly, Jill, ect?? Wow, you should watch yourself on NY Housewives last season. Your on this blog and Bethanny's show. Maybe Kim G is the new Alex or Alex is the new Kim G.? Which comes first again, the chicken or the egg?

Carolina68
Carolina68

The Irony Police would go nuts over this blog.

Sue-Chicago
Sue-Chicago

So well said. Her entire "exchange" with Jacqueline was just down right creepy. I think she wanted people to believe that there had been more to that relattionship. It was very obvious.

hisruby
hisruby

You hit it right on the head! Your new modeling pictures are beautiful. Good luck to you and Simon. May all your ventures be blessed.

Nansea
Nansea

LOL...You need a mental shower! I hear ya...and forget the shower cap!!! Wow..and I thought Jill, Kelly and LouLou were drama queens??? RNONJ put that crew to shame! Thank the big guy, Danielle is leaving! We need more BRAVO shows like Bethenny Getting Married?. Thanks so much for your fun, normal and honest blogs. Looking forward to seeing you and Simon next season. Be well~

Nananina
Nananina

Alex, maybe you can ask the countess to give these NJ women a lesson on being CLASSY women. Best of luck to your boys in this new school year and can't wait for Season 4 on RHWNY

Chris NY
Chris NY

I think Bravo made a huge mistake allowing Danielle to leave the show. It is going to be so boring without her. Also I dont think you really say exactly how you feel because your afraid of the backlash from the NJ housewives. What did Danielle ever do to you to have you keep saying you dislike her? You dont know her and like the crap you went through on the first season of RHONY, you are doing to Danielle what you claimed that you didn't like what people were commenting about you. I always liked you and thought you would be the kind of person to give someone a chance before you label them as dislike in your book. I agree with some of your comments but not about Caroline. She showed her true self during this reunion and I believe she has had the show go to her head. So many feelings about the reunion yet you dont spill them all. Thanks for blogging though. I look forward to reading your thought sn thought I would send something back to you that would get you to take a second look at yourself and your words on your blog. See you next season! (if I dont see you at fashion week)

kp
kp

well i think that the whole housewifes show is great and they are all bad in there on ways but danalle is the worest out of all housewifes over all. I think also that j just was so sick of everything that she i did not care at the show that at the end she just wanted peace . but the thing is girls is that in are on way we can be like them to!

Carol O'Neill
Carol O'Neill

I couldn't have said it better myself! I totally agree with you!

Viewer77
Viewer77

Love you Alex! Miss you and Simon and can't wait to see you all next season. Your boys are adorable, by the way!