alex i think most viewers would love to have your disposition. you are truly a very sweet an nuturing soul don't ever change. simon and your boys are lucky to have you.
OK, let’s go to a happy place. The wedding was Sunday and it was amazing. Bethenny and Jason both glowed, we got to meet his parents and more of their friends, and it was just a magical, spectacular night. They are off on their honeymoon now, and while the camera crew will capture part of it, I’m so glad they have a few days just to themselves in a beautiful place where cell phone reception is terrible and wi-fi barely works! Enjoy, guys…you deserve it.
alex i think most viewers would love to have your disposition. you are truly a very sweet an nuturing soul don't ever change. simon and your boys are lucky to have you.
Funny that you failed to mention that Jill's husband had cancer. I hope you never have to know that kind of fear and pain but if you ever do you will know how much you(Jill) need your friends. How unfair of you to only see one side.
While watching this episode I could not help but recognize your friend Derek! A blast from the past that my spouse and I worked with in his native New Hampshire years ago! I must say if he's your stylist your both doing a wonderful job! It's awesome to see people that you know living out their dreams. Don't let the mean girls get you down.
Alex, I too think you are being fair to everyone this year and seeing things with clarity, I admired you for not running off to Luanne's after Romomia's party and coming right out telling everyone up front that you were not taking sides. That shows real class. I also loved the way you tried to tell Jill that Bethanny needed her friendship now more then ever without giving out too much information. You didn't turn it into gossip behind Bethannys back. You seem to bring out the serious side in Bethanny and I think you both could be great friends. Keep on being you, and please when your hurt don't let it build up inside until it tears you apart . You did right in facing Jill for the facts and I must say you did it with calmness and kept your cool. Stay Gold you and Simon have a beautiful family.
I agree with the others, you are the only one on the show with real class. I also feel that Jill is toxic and creating this problem. LuAnne needs a manners course. What I want to know is how do you manage to stay neutral? Kudos to you for staying real.
Alex, I started watching "real housewives" last season. Today is the first time I've blogged. (yes, I blogged elsewhere today), but today is my first day. When I first started watching, I thought you and Simon were a little "outthere" for me. Now, you've been added to my fav' people list. On the show, you seem, "real", "genuine" people. What you see is what you get. I appreciate that in people. Thank you for staying true to yourself and family.
Alex you are fast becoming my fav NYC housewife. You are a straight shooter, without all the snippy one liners,or irrational & unpredictable meanness of some. Also every single thing & every single person does not have to centered on or about you. I think you are a shining example ,no doubt the best,of proper manners & etiquette.....maybe you should have written that book too! I beieve you think before you speak & realize the weight those words can carry. So we rarely see Alex bashing her fellow cast mates but instead focusing on the positives in them & their situations. Inspite of their blatant rudeness to you & your family. You are a wonderful role model for women of all ages & many walks of life. I believe you to be a role model for humanity.........keep up the great work. You are why I am still tuning at this point well you & Lady B's One liners!
Alex, I agree with the others... you have outlined what I also think happened with Bethenny and Jill's wayward friendship. I would have responded exactly as Bethenny had in regards to hearing what Bobby was going through. She put Jill's "needs" first. I do also believe that Jill has been creating the "toxicity", as she calls it, herself. Bethenny has always spoken her mind. Granted and she even admits, at times she could have rephrased things better, but she always gives it straight. Okay... except when trying to catch up with some people... meeting Lu Ann at the bar to cheer her up and catch up... only to be slammed with the Countessness of it all.
You and Simon have created a wonderful life for yourselves and your boys. Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing all of you continue to show how loving and caring human beings behave. Handling crises, work, family, and fun in day-to-day life.
Alex, You really give me a peace when watching the show. The girls are lucky to have you around...someone who listens, is levelheaded, and is able to hold a normal conversation without getting into an argument. You are a true friend to all. I admire your willingness to try to smooth out the kinks on the show without stepping on toes. You have an authentic and very classy way about you.
I think you nailed it on the head with Jill. I really like Jill, but I feel that she is really holding a grudge with Bethanny, despite various attempts to apologize and make amends. She tries to bring up any mistake that has ever occurred, rather than being forgiving. If she is so focused on relationships as she says, then I think she needs to give Bethany a second chance. That's the least she could do. As Bethanny said "I'm not perfect, I've failed", shows that she is human and that she realizes that she has made mistakes in the relationship.
Jill...forgiveness is key in relationships. People will hurt you and let you down at times...its part of being human. I think if you talked with Bethanny one on one, you would feel much better...a weight lifted off. Even if you don't want to be friends, at least put these issues in the past and be on good terms.
I'm not sure if I agree entirely with Jill's need to keep score as motivation for the rift. I think the tabs are more a defense mechanism. To her credit, I think Jill genuinely has a lot of love and kindness to share. Though somehow I feel what's going on with Jill goes back to childhood(?) and her need to feel needed and popular. (I seem to recall something about "popularity in school", she may have mentioned in the bio video(?) And also eluded to in her statement of liking to be the "connector" ... which is essentially about power structures. She's suffering from a bruised ego and unnecessarily heightened sense of insecurity for fear of not being needed. It's clear, though Bethany has now added Jason into the fold of her life and her career has hit the ground running, B still cares quite deeply for J. I applaud you, Alex, for being so diplomatic and level-headed in your attempts to help them salvage their friendship. Hopefully it works out for all.
Congrats on all your new happenings!
From the first episode I almost thought you and Simon were too normal for a reality show. You are both really nice people and I am glad you found each other.
This was the only insightful and true statement made so far about the Jill and Bethenny issue. I love the comments about Luann listening in on the phone call and how the two of them acted. What are they 10 years old? The only thing the two of them proved was that neither of them have any class.
As always Alex you hit it right on the head - fairly & calmly. I agree with "Your New Fan" you should help the Countess write her next book and call it "Teaching Class to the Countess."...and I don't care that it was mean if anyone deserves it she does, with that smile and cheap shots at you & your children. Your husband adores you, your children are healthy and beautiful, you are creative and smart, and from what I have seen you really do not have a mean bone in your body unless pushed to a wall - so Go Alex - as far as I can tell you win!
Alex you are absolutely amazing...You are warm, logical and absolutely charming...You deserve all the success in the world!!! Keep being beautiful on the inside out!!!
Alex, thanks for clearing the weird phone call shenanigans up. Suspected but now confirmed. If it does not seem real why should I watch? Good for you & Simon.
Im so impressed by how you have have handle this whole situation with Betheny. Bravo you are a real lady!! Please help Betheny, she is a great person, she doesnt deserve what Jill & Luann are doing. Those two are such hypocrites and just like Betheny told Luan, SNAKES!!
Alex, I agree with you 100%. The only other thing that bothers me is that Jill is using LuAnn's words as her excuse for not wanting to be friends with Bethany. LuAnn was the one who said that Bethany was toxic, mean, scary, and goes below the belt. Jill uses these to describe Bethany even on her website.
Wow. That is so spot on how I perceived. I think that Jill has acted so unclassy and childish this season and I actually turned the channel when it came to her going into the bedroom that Luann was staying in because I can't stand the behavior of the two of them together. I have felt a sick pit in my stomach having to listen to Jill bring up the "Get a hobby" remark every single episode. Let it go!
You and Simon are such a breath of fresh air this season. The importance of your children really shine thru. My girlfriends and I look foward to seeing the two of you on the show. Thank you for being so down to earth and honest.
Alex,I do have to say the 1st season Bravo did not make you and Simon look all that good, but to date you seem to be the most stable, caring, intelligent woman on that show. Simon has also proven to be quite a sweetie and now look forward to each time you are in a scene. Continue to be you and hopefully, Bravo will continue to edit the show where you are "shown" in the good way that you are.
Alex, you couldn't have said it better. You nailed Jill and Bethenny's situation on the head! I appreciate watching your genuine and authentic personality on the show. I wish you the best!
Alex - You really need to write the follow-up to LuAnne's book "Class with the Countess". Except your book would be called "Teaching Class to the Countess."...ok that was mean = )
Alex! I loved you last season as well as this season, you never were vicious, never conceited and you and Simon are wonderful parents. I love your advice, how you handle situations with a calming effect, how you stand by your friends in need, especially Bethanny when no one else would listen to her. You seem to know how to handle her. She is a pistol, but is human too who makes mistakes just like we all do. You could have held the logo thing against her but were very cool about it. Jill on the other hand is taking this fight to the end without identifying with her own mistakes. I am soo glad that you were there for Bethanny when she needed a REAL friend.
Alex you and Bethany are the only worth it to really watch. You are amazing and truthful!! God bless you and your family :)
OMG. I really love what you wrote Alex. Your perspective on the whole situation was refreshing to read. I'm loving you and Simon more and more this season (though I wish Simon would whip out some more of the avant garde fashion he has become infamous for). Keep up the great work, your a real inspiration.
Alex, I applaud you. You are the calm one in the bunch. Maybe except when it comes to you children, just as it should be. I really liked Jill and Bethany last season. You are definately my favorite this time around. Jill and Bethany need to work things out, but Jill doesn't seem to want to even try that. That tells me that she wasn't such a good friend to Bethany as she pretends like she was. If a friendship is thrown away so easily, it must not have had much substance to begin with. It doesn't help that Luann was trying to get Jill to leave. She should have stayed out of it. Then Luann tried to get Jill to turn on Ramona.... for doing the same thing that Jill had done to try to help patch up Kelly and Bethany's squabble. Crazy. Thought it was really rude and childish for Jill to put Bethany on the speaker phone and let Luann hear what should have been a private conversation, all the while snickering about it. GO Alex. Don't let the crazy women pull you into their insanity.
Alex: THANK YOU for your beautiful comments here about Bethenny and for being her friend. You are a wonderful person and I hope only good things come back to you, Simon and the boys. You have real class.
I NEVER thought I'd say this, Alex you are my favorite housewife this year. I don't know your boys but even if they are not well-behaved, those other women should keep their mean comments about them to themselves!
Alex, You have, by far, the most class and intelligence. I agree with everything you have said about Bethenny and Jill. Friendship is not a business deal and I definitely get that impression from Jill. She seems to think her friends "owe" her. You are the most mature acting, of all of the housewives. I think most of them should feel pretty embarassed by their behaviour most of the time.
Alex and Simon say words knowing that the mic is on! I dont think they are being themselves.Hard to explain!
Let me preface this by saying that I think you are the classiest of all the housewives. But I was very disappointed while watching a recent episode when you shared with Betheny your frustrations with Jill. We're talking about the "climbing up the leg" incident. The way you described Jill said and how she said it was completely inaccurate. She did not use the same tone of voice or the words that you used to describe what happened. I am not supporting what Jill did - but do you think your reenactment of what happened was fair?
Alex - I agree with viewers who say they didn't quite "get you" in previous seasons. You were SO edited and you came off as someone who was only concerned with society and ones "station." However, that is not correct. I respect how you have been regarding the Jill VS B. situation. I hope you remain close to B. I believe she is such a good soul who has risen above a very sad past regarding her parents. Thanks for being the sane voice of the NY Housewives!
I liked you from the start and just so glad other viewers are now able to see how rational, unpretentious, and SANE you are, especially in comparison to the other women. Bravo. I knew I was correct.
Amazingly, I agree with your comments about Jill. I think they are well thought out and appropriate. You have obviously lucked out this season for it only takes one thing to throw you into the fire as we can see by Jill moving quickly from a favorite to a hypocrite.
Alex, oh my goodness, i just love what you wrote. You were so right on target with your comments about Jill, Bethenny, Luann. You have come out of all of this being one of the most respected of all the ladies. Keep it up!!
Oh brother to read the gushing admiration and 'I was so wrong about you and Simon' comments when it is clear you are busy doing what everyone judged you SO harshly for in the first season..namely whatever it takes to climb that ladder! Cozying up to Bethenny after all the contempt she has heaped on you..I dont know its just distasteful to watch. I have to hand it to the Big B..she plays this game like a master.
Alex, I love you on the show and after getting on amazon.com and reading the first few pages of your book I had to order it right away. I think that you can be so misunderstood on the show but you truly are a heart of gold and a fantastic mother clearly. Stay true to yourself!
Alex, Both you and Simon are referred to as Silex-I think Alsi-sounds a little designerish-and hey-ladies first. Best Wishes from a fan
Alex, I have to admit I didn't like you for the past few seasons but your determination to stay neutral with all of this petty housewife bickering is admirable. I agree with your statement about love testing friendships. I got married three years ago and no longer speak with my best friend who was my maid of honor because she never supported the relationship. I have no regrets though because my other friendships grew stronger and I realized that the people who did support my relationship were my true friends. Thanks for pointing that out to the Bravo audience.
Alex, you and Simon rock! I love how you are both who you are no matter what anyone else has to say about it. Try not to let catty comments from shallow people like Jill and LuAnn get to you. Your boys are adorable and you are great parents.
Alex I love how you are not afraid to state your opinion and stand behind it.
You told B that you wished she had come to you earlier and told you about the logo...and then you let it go, BRAVO!!!
Really appreciate your comments, and also salute you on the way you handled the ladies during the luncheon meeting. My respect for you and your family has grown considerably this season... I'm really glad to know that you've got your head together, and yet flow in that crazy circle so aptly.
Alex, I have to agree with some of Houston Viewer's comments. I really got into the show last season and didn't care for you and Simon at all. The drama that has unfolded this season, for me, really sheds new light on who you both are as people instead of the pretentious snobs I considered you both to be last season. It's nice to see you not take sides even when you're placed in an uncomfortable position and your opinion on the whole Jill and Bethenny fight is dead on. Your stance on that plus your choosing not to get involved in other peoples' affairs is very refreshing.
Alex, I have to say, you are quickly becoming my favorite housewife. You seem the most real. It shows that your husband and boys are your priority, and I like that!