At about seven o’clock this morning, Simon and I were treated to two flying leaps into bed from the chums who wanted to snuggle, and our two cats barely noticed aside from Madge burrowing under Johan’s arm. This is one of the many reasons we don’t have any small dogs ... another reason being the first scene of tonight’s episode.
Writing this at 35,000 feet and I’m feeling badly about flying on Earth Day, but unfortunately we can’t bicycle down to Miami – Simon and I have four book signings in Miami/Boca/Lauderdale/Tampa from Thursday to Sunday and you can get all the details here at our family website. I also want to take a minute to say THANK YOU so much to all of you who have purchased our book and also to those who have given us feedback on our Facebook page, Amazon, B&N and Borders. It means so very, very much to us, and we’ve also loved it when people at signings introduce themselves with their bravotv.com screenname!
Would you believe that this is the chums’ first trip to Florida? Yes, we’ve been around the world with them but never the sunshine state for some reason, though that will be rectified in about 90 minutes. Only problem is there’s no time for Disney on this trip, but thankfully they haven’t made the connection that Florida is where Mickey lives ... if you see us, SHHH, don’t tell them!
I was thrilled for Bethenny when she told me about her engagement – we had all hoped Jason was “the one” but until it’s official you never know. Of course one of the first things I asked after jumping up and down and screaming was whether they’d set a date yet, which was probably not the smartest first question but very typical Alex, charging ahead to the main event. We ate quiche, salad and had had fun talking about bridezillas and things that were NOT going to be part of the wedding like enormous poofy trains, big hats, carriages in Central Park or a choir (and FYI none of those were – it was beautiful!) We decided that we’d go to the Gotham magazine party together with the guys, where she planned to tell the other ladies.
alex & simon:
You and your family are so much fun to watch. Please do not quit the show. You are actually human. Alex-you are so well-spoken. You are intelligent and very pretty. You and Simon have such a wonderful and unique relationship. Keep writing, and let us know how you are.
Well! I am not entranced with your behaviour. I use to like you, BUT, who made you God? You are suppose to be quite intelligent, so why did you not figure out that what Bethenny wanted to say to Jill, was simply a "wanted to". YOU took it on yourself to act on Bethenny's behalf and even she was aghast at what you did...did you not notice that when you slinked to B's apartment the next day? That fight is between Jill and B's hormones, not you. You should have stayed out of it, but now that you are in it...remember, the messenger always gets killed.
You are the only nice housewife! Get out before they "turn you". Why do you want to be a part of this?
I cannot believe what I am reading. Alex's behavior on the show this week was despicable. What a mean, hurtful, petty person she is! Who does that? What person in their right mind delivers that kind of a personal message in front of a crowd? It was completely classless -- just like the social climber that Alex is. Disgusting.
alex i really liked you up until this point. i thought you were real,honest, and kind. i understand getting annoyed with someone but to sit here and tell jill she's high school and then turn around and act that way just shows how immature you can be. why would you take pleasure in someone elses pain? if you had a problem with jill you should have come out and said it a long time ago instead of hiding behind bethenny.
I am so disapointed in Jill. She seemed to be the most level headed in th first season and now!!! Oh my God.!!!!! She turned out to be a real DODO. Why is she holding on to thi argument. B has tried to apologize Just accept it and go on your way. You were best friends . Why then would she listen so much to Luanne. From what I saw, she was a snake and wanted to keep her for herself. Alex I am glad you are on the show. You are a very special woman and God has blessed you with a very level head, an interesting husband, which of whom I wish my husband was like and two beautiful kids. I wish I had the guts and brains like you. I wish I could be more like you. HELP!!!!
Alex, out of all the housewives, you are my favorite. You seem like a good sincere friend and I would like to see more of you on the show.
You really have grown on me not so much at first but once you get to know more of Alex you begin to find some comfort. I think Bethenny see that in you also.
Yes I watch the show love the show and OMG the drama it is great looking into other peoples lives and ones that have nothing better to do with thier time and money. But come on people it is a show sure real people but it is drama. If it was not for BRAVO we would not know any of these ladies and their families and yes of course the drama in which they create. Also if it was not for BRAVO they would not be as known at all book tours, chef, cook books, fashion shows on and on they are making more money. Listen it is great that they all have money and they are better off then most of us and OMG can I be like you when I grow up. NOT, Listen come back down to the real world walk a mile in my shoes or anyone else that lives in the real world ...people it is a show as I said I watch and love the show but take it all with a grain of salt and where it is all coming from ....
Sorry Alex, I'm still not getting it. Is Bravo leaving out all the horrible things you say Jill has done to you, and your family. If memory serves me, it was Jill who supported both you and Simon for the past two years. Always inviting you to events, when others, especially Ramona & Mario wanted nothing to do with you and your husband. Like you were dirt under their feet. Bravo showed us LuAnn telling you the story about your boys, and yet, you attack Jill. What you did tonight was classic high school bullying. If Bethanny had guts or brains, she would have text Jill back with her ouwn message and then block her....END. Sad you have brought yourself down to a low level this season. Simon, you have stayed true to yourself...continue to enjoy you.
I think that you are geniune, sweet and a positive person. The class that you show is truly a lesson that LuAnn needs to learn. I am so glad that you and Bethanny have found strenght in your friendship. I wish you and Simon nothing but happiness.
Thank you for being real!
This is my first time commenting on a Housewives blog. But I felt compelled to tell you that I appreciate your honesty, humility and willingness to own your own errors. You are inspiring and evoke a truthful confidence that is admirable. Thank you for being the voice of reason in all the craziness of HWNYC.
Best to you and your family.
Mindy- single in LA
Alex you are great!!! Who in Gods name does Jill think she is....she believes she is so much above the rest of you it's not even funny anymore...Luanne is going down with her....Who leaked Bethenny and Jasons news, that was wrong!!!
Alex, you are the only housewife that I feel is a true friend. You are not a back stabber like the other housewives. I'm glad you're on Betheny's side, she needs someone like you. You are a very good person. Stay like you are
You and Bethney are the most real. I like how you try to coach your peers through conversations. You are right - - Jill is a mean girl.
just saw the preview for the next episode. can't wait to see when you finally shut jill down. the battle of good vs. evil rages on . . . you being good of course. =)
Alex... Just when we had actually developed a better feeling about you. I watch some, and I say 'some" of this stuff with my girls and their mother. My girls just asked me how anyone could be so childish and mean and they are in high school. I didn't have a good answer except they should learn from you what not to do and how not to behave in public. Why on earth would you be that unkind to Jill (or anyone for that matter) when this was absolutely none of your business. Bethenny should have told Jill what she had to say...not you. It was sickening. Jill is not the one stuck in high school, dear...you are. Take stock, grow up, learn; and do not repeat this kind of mistake. It is very unbecoming and totally inappropriate for any adult. PLW
Thank you Alex for being a true friend! You gave it to Jill the way she deserved it..in her face. The way she treated B was inexcusable and now she has to deal with the aftermath.
JZ was a fake friend. You are a true friend and classy lady! BTW, I love the relationship you have with your husband.
Wow. Alex, I thought you are the nicest among all the ladies in NY Housewife. But you are in fact the worst. I just watched you delivered Bethany's message to Jill.
In my opinion, you should not be in the middle of Jill and Bethany issue. It is their issue, not yours.
You completely acts like a highschool kid. Playing side. Telli telly message.
You are absolutely not nice!
Alex, I must admit you surprised me. I thought you would turn out to be a bit quirky and I actually liked Simon right away. He is a riot and truly unique person. However, you seem to be a genuine nice person. You set the standard for the show, atleast for me. While I don't agree with everything you do or say on the show, I like you. Isn't that what friends are? They know you and still like you! Don't change how you and Simon are.
Alex, you really are such a "real" person. You always say out loud (or write) what I'm thinking. You're one of the few that get's it. And at the end of the day, you'd never sell a sister out and that's so rare these days. These women really don't fool you one bit. I wasn't really a fan of yours last year, but you're different...something's different. And I like you much better.
Hi Alex! You really are a classy lady. You are geniune, sweet, intelligent and a great mom. You give great advice to your friends and most importantly you don't jump from one platform to another. You state your position, stick to it, defend it, educate, and stay strong. I enjoy watching the show because of you. Have a great time on your vacation, Siesta Key is the best. You have to check out drum circle on Sunday.
Alex.. I have got to admit I didn't like you and Simon at all until this season. I am glad to see you are a genuine person who is loyal and without the drama. You have become more assertive which has been great!!! It was so sweet of you to support B and stand up for her when she needed it most!! You go girl
I think your runaway walk was beautiful! You looked better than the experienced model "Kelly". You were more natural looking; more feminine qualities than big bird and her linebacker shoulders. Jill was just jealous, that's why she made those snarky remarks.
Can't believe I'm taking the time to do this. Although I was skeptical as first I think (my opinion) that you are the NY housewife with the most class. I like your response to Bethenny's engagement. You were truly happy for her. I loved how excited you were for her. Gawd, I can't believe I'm saying this but Ramona was also happy for her. But she has no filter on her mouth. You appear to be a very lovely person and don't change for any of them. Stay true to yourself, and bye the bye Simon ain't too bad either.
Hello Alex, I agree with Georgia Leigh, U, Simon & Bethany r definitely the most interesting. OMG! Bethanny's smack downs & "bust your chops" one liners crack me up. Jill and the "cancer treatments" arguments were really getting OLD by the end of the season! So many of us have had to go through them and the world doesn't stop when one of us becomes ill.
Ok Alex, I must admit, I always sorta like you and Simon. This season you both have been awesome. It's nice to see two people who can have a good time yet not cross the line. It's nice to see that if you have something to say you have some class about when and where to confront that person. So good for you two. It's nice to see Simon a little calmer. It's also been good not seeing your kids as much. They are so young still and to have them on camera, they need to be kids and to be able to be little monster when ever they want without having to worry if someone is going to say they are being bad. So I dont take advice from other mothers about my kids, nor do I give it. When people ask me why all 4 of my kids are so welled behaved. I just tell them, that's who we are. That's that. I think it's awesome of you to be there for Bethany. What a good friend you are!!!! Stay grounded ok, same goes for Simon.
We all understand this show is completely edited but it really had my friends & myself feeling sorry for your Simon. The way he was treated as first (by Ramona) was nuts. I enjoy your family. You, Simon & the boys seem just a little more real..your children are so sweet. I must be in the right mood to watch NYC or H.W'S of Orange County because of all the crazy bitchiness! However, I/or my friends can't even START to get into the other H.W'S shows. Just too much stupidity. The old adage "less is more" comes to thought> We hope you and Simon are back this next season! Triple love the way he helps you shop!! He may be an "ass" in real life but he seems to be such an adorable man on the show.! Thanks & Have a great Summer! Marylee
I had such a wonderful time at your book signing and love the book. I read about it at the last minute and scooped up my daughter and took off to Borders. You were all so genuine and I hope my husband and I can write a book as well as you and Simon. (P.S. I had the little girl in the stroller and the camera phone that saved the day. I am not a picture person, but I am glad I had it taken.)
Good luck on your tour and next time you are in town, I extend an invitation for a lovely champagne/sunset sail around Davis Islands, Tampa.
P.S. The Magic Kingdom is overrated...
you know, when I first started watching you ladies on Real housewives, I thought, no Im not going to like her and her quirky hubby one bit, BUT I have grown to adore both of you for your uniqueness and how you maintain such relationships with some of those quack jobs. Alex, you and Simon rock! you truely put the REAL in REAL Housewives...
Thank you for that!
From the get go I was a little bit confused as to how you and Simon were going to fit in with the rest of the ladies. As each episode aired I fell in love with you both as individuals, you are strong independent thinkers and I admire your ability to hang with this group and maintain your dignity and class. Keep up the good work and hang in there. You truly are a POWER couple
Alex, I liked you better last season. You seemed to stay away from the drama and this season you have shown that you are just like them. You were the only "normal" one. Don't let them suck your into their childish ways.
I too had a hard time the past two seasons figuring you and Simon out. This season they have done a great job of having you do things without Simon. It has given us a chance to see who YOU really are. And then when Simon does come into the picture, I'm glad to see him. Now I see you as two people instead on one.
You are the one with the true class of this show. Can't wait to see when you call Jill out on being a real mean girl. Love it and love you and Simon
THE FIRST SEASON I JUST DIDN'T LIKE YOU. YOU AND SIMON SEEMED TOO STATUS FOCUSED. BUT I'VE DECIDED THAT PALES IN COMPAIRISON TO YOUR LEVEL HEADEDNESS AND DOWN TO EARTH WAY OF BEING. YOU'RE A REAL GAL WITH A NICE GUY WHO LOVES YOU. AND I LIKE PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS CONCERNED WITH BEING TRADITIONAL AND MORE CONCERNED WITH BEING REAL. YOU GO GIRL! JEANNE
I have to let you know that, even though I don't truly know you, because watching a person on TV isn't knowing someone, but I really like your character. You are a genuine person who does not play games. You are diplomatic but fair and I have to say I love watching you with your family. You and your husband seem to have an amazing relationship and you both love and adore your two beautiful boys. Congrats on all your success!! I do not know the ladies and I don't know all the details but give Bethany a hug for me!! (you don't have to) She is strong and honest, she admits to her faults and says what is on her mind. I'm glad you have been a good friend to her. I'll keep watching...see you through the tube.
Alex, I liked you when I first started watching "the housewives" last year. But now...I respect you. You are so strong, classy, and good. Surprise Bravo by getting all the housewives to be cordial to one another. You have the heart and the head to pull that one off.
More people should live by your example. Good luck on your book, your family & your friendships- you truly deserve a very bright future!
I hope the rumors of you and Simon not returning next season are not true. If that is the case I will no longer be watching.
Alex, your a class act and a cut above the rest of the housewives. You and Simon have been true to each other and your family. I am glad someone has finally stood up to Jill Zarin; like Mario said last season.... "Jill has let her 5 minutes of fame go to her head!" Stay real, you and simon can be proud that there is nothing on the show that your kids would be embarrased of when they are older.... none of the other NYC cast members can say that.
I really like you this season Alex, I think you came off as pompous last the first season, but you really are starting to grow on me! I truly think that you've upstaged all the other ladies!
Always the diplomat Alex!! You always try to see both sides. Your book is great! Hope it is a big HIT!
Alex you are one of my faves, you seem so nice and genuine. You provide a nice balance on the show, being down to earth and even keeled. I like how you are kind and tactful to all the ladies, never flying off the handle.