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This is sort of a blind (deaf and dumb, though hopefully not stupid!) blog as I haven’t seen any of the reunion yet except for what’s online in the previews – that may or may not be in tonight’s episode. I did hear, however, that this reunion is going to be a three parter – WOW! Since we didn’t get an advance screener since the edit was SO fast, Simon and I decided to leave for our Philly/VA/Baltimore/DC book tour at 6am tomorrow so we can watch part one with all of you tonight! It’s a jam-packed weekend; check out our Facebook Event Calendar for all the details and to RSVP. If you’re nowhere near the east coast but want to pick up our book for Father’s Day, you can do that here.
We shot on May 26th for almost nine hours, and I think that even if the powers-that-be just ran the unaired tape, there would be very little that’s boring. Simon and some others stopped by throughout the day and were able to watch us in action from a separate room with monitors – is that so no one could pass any cast members notes about what to say??? Just kidding!
Much was made of my outspokenness this season and here’s what I have to say about that: there are those who have said that I’m only speaking up to make myself more relevant on the show. I ask you, if that were the case why didn’t I do that in seasons 1 or 2? If that were the reason I’d have started LONG ago. Nope, my string of second chances came to an end, my fuse blew badly enough that I exploded, I just got fed up, I realized it’s counterproductive to avoid offending people who offend you ... insert your favorite cliché here. L-O-bloody-L.
From the beginning of the season, LuAnn and Jill had a 'team" that they tried to recruit others to join – Jill on the phone Labor Day weekend and LuAnn asked me on camera at Ungaro in September which "team" I was on. Ramona, Bethenny and I didn’t form a team with Sonja joining later. We didn’t make jackets; it’s not like we’re in the Pink Ladies. We just understood each other.
Congratulations, Alex! You're becoming more like Jill every time I hear you speak. And I thought you might remain true to your well-meaning, even self. What chapter in your book talks about being a jerk?
Love that you're a real person with real feelings and you get mad and not hold back! THANKS FOR BEING HUMAN! :)
You are now one of the mean girls.What makes the judge of Jill's apology. You can see in her heart?
hi Alex! i saw the the 1st of the reunions and i must say it was good!you look great had to tell you, i have to say i felt Andy looked scared of all of you lol. Kelly was quiet then her crazy was coming out with Bethenny. Jill looked sorry for alot of things,Ramona was herself i can't wait for the next episode.
Luv you Alex - you own who you are, have a husband who adores you, cute kids and friends that seem to genuinely like you and a career. ROCK ON! =)
Hi Alex, I love you, Bethenny and Ramona, also I love the new woman Sonja. Jill grew worst on the show-she is absolutely terrible, Luann is still a hyppocrite and Kelly is looneytunes. You were correct everytime you said anything. The 3 stooges opened their mouths and lies came out! Please do not leave the show. i hope that crazy Kelly and mean jill never come back but Luanne just might start behaving herself if they go!
Alex I think you are great. You are beautiful and one of the most sane and emotionaly healthy women in the show.
Alex...I commend you for standing up finally... I understand that after dealing with soo much, you can only take soo much... Continue standing up...but please....don't turn into one of them... You are very Nice.. and don't need to feed into their crap
Alex, You are a mean person. You like to meddle and try to get attention for yourself. You need to stop that I am a victim act. I don't buy it. You laugh like a horse, and you look like one too. Stop being a bully.
Alex, you did good in the first parter. And at least you spoke coherently. *hugs* and good luck with the rest of the reunion episodes.
Alex, I adore Bethenny, but I would have preferred that Bravo pick you, Simon and the chums for a spin-off show!! You are just the BEST.
Alex, I really enjoyed watching you speak your mind this season. Regardless of what other people say you always kept it classy and just said what needed to be said. I wish the best to you and your family.
I love your hair. It is beautiful. Great season for you! I like how you reached out to Bethenny when she needed it.
I have always loved you, Alex. But wow, I really love you this season. Your image is awesome! And your inner vixen has been unleashed. Own that power girl. Ps. Even when you think you're being mean, it's still seems nice. You are just made of gold!
Alex, I think in the 1st two seasons you were still too insecure about your social standing to come out & show your real (mean girl "hivey") self. I think you now feel confident enough to let your real self show. Besides, I think you want more camera time & attention. You waited for Jill & Bethenny to have a fight & then you jumped on the bandwagon. You didn't dare go up against Jill on your own before the Bethenny fight, you didn't have the balls!! You have become so cruel. And you don't seem to be at all remorseful. Is this the behavior you would have your sons see & want to emmulate? Do unto others...
Bravo, Alex! You handled your self beautifully in the first reunion installment. You kept your cool & stayed on track without getting ruffled by the others comments.
By the way, did you notice that in your blog picture, you are wearing a purple over the shoulder dress like Luan's in the reunion that Ramona used as an "example"?
Good luck in Philly!
This is my first time blogging :) I always like the way you and Simon have a great time together, don't change this part of your life. I also want to say congrats on expressing yourself. It was time Jill heard you she has no respect for anyone. Wishing you, Simon and your children the best
Alex, I really appreciated you this season! I'm like you and never want to hurt anyone or confront anyone about hurtful things. But..... you are right...if you don't you eventually just explode!!! I'm surprised you held it in as long as you did!!! Jill is a big bully and I'm so surprised that I really don't think she's sees it herself!!! Ramona said it perfectly," She can dish it out, but she can't take it". You really looked beautiful at the reunion!!! Hope to see you next season!
WOW..be careful...when you when you point your finger at some one....there are THREE fingers pointing BACK AT YOU...take a REAL look at yourself!
Alex, You have changed for the better! It is so nice to see you stand up for yourself. You seem so much happier too!:) Good for you!
I totally dig the new outspoken YOU.
You were all class at the reunion and busted Jills lies wide open.
Alex I am so proud of you and how you handled yourself with all the women this season. I think you handled yourself with grace and poise during the reuion show part one with Kelly. I really dont understand who Luann, Kelly and Jill think they are...sitting over there on the couches like they are high above the rest of you. You go girl. I hope to see you again next season. If you leave and Bethenny decides to leave then Jill Kelly and Luann win and the show would be boring.
You looked absolutely smashing tonight! Beautiful, calm, collected, and very very elegant. LuAnn should take lessons from you about what elegance & class is really about.
I agree that Jill needed to have her mean spirited comments dealt with tonight, and you brought up some really valid points. I also want to give you top grades in your comeback line about "civility" when the room started to get hot tempered, and needed a cooling down.
Hi there! I have never posted a comment like this before, but this season is so uber omnibus awesome, I just couldn't help myself... Alex, you have always been one of my faves on the show, and this season is NO EXCEPTION. Poor Jill, bless her heart, can't manage a coherent defense to save her life. The viewing public recognizes these people are FULL BLOWN IDIOTS. I will say that I admire the courage it must have taken to sit in a room next to a couch full of Jill, Kelly and LuAnn. The combined vacuousness of those three together must have approached something like a black hole. Stephen Hawking should be notified.
omg, that is hilarious, I read the interview with kelly and I can't believe she makes herself out to be this super nice, great person. That is crazy, she used more nasty words and insults than anyone else this season! Then she says she doesn't have a melicious bone in her body, she really has lost it, she obviously views herself as a much better person than anyone else does. Anyways Alex, I know how it is to get poked at again and again and then just explode when you can't take it anymore, you totally had a right to flip at Jill. So far in the reunion it seems like she may be coming to a realization that she was in the wrong many times, I hope she comes around and changes some things!
Alex - Props to you. You came out looking the best out of all of the cast this season. So glad you have finally found your voice this season - keep using it!
I have watched the show since the start and let me say this- if this was the "mean girls season" you fit in real well. I was disapointed with you this go around when you decided to jump right in with both feet in the back stabbing.
Alex, Thank you for being so real this season. Thank you for speaking your mind and speaking the truth. You were refreshing this season.
Alex, you are so succinct and to the point. I love it! The difference between you and Jill, is that you are living your life for the sake of living, whereas Jill needs constant attention. Jill wants to be popular and needed. Since her daughter is off to live her own life, Jill is a little bit lost. Jill just needs to realize she has done a wonderful job with her daughter, and now she is independent and on to the next phase of her life. We should all be so lucky as to have children who grow up to be confident, responsible adults. Maybe what Jill needs is a charity similar to Dina's (RHONJ)to give her a purpose again, not for the sake of notoriety, but for the genuineness (is that a word?) of giving without expecting anything in return. I wish you and Simon the best life has to offer. You go girl!
Alex I dont know how you feel that your out burst's made you feel more confident there is a fine line between that and down right mean. personally You have said nothing different then Jill has. when you talk to bethanny you get catty and mean and then you attack Jill for what you also do. I think it's mirror time for all of you. when it comes who throws the first stone. You talk about jill , jill talks about you you then in turn get with bethanny and laugh at other people and plot how you are going to hurt someone. How grown up is that. To personally go after someone at there own expence when in turn u hate when it's done to you. shame.
I love how you began to stand up for yourself and others. You are so right - Jill can dish it out with the best, but she cannot take it. Good for you for finally standing up for yourself!! I also try to ignore, forgive, move forward, but at some point, I lose it and then go off. Maybe we can both learn how to take each hit as it comes rather than suppressing it, because for me, the blow ups are never good. Although I must admit, with some guilt, some of my blow ups I have been really proud of - finally speaking my mind. You go girl!! Looking forward to more RHONY. Good luck to you and your family. You are AWESOME.
Alex, I have always admired the way you handle all of the drama that is thrown at you in every direction of the show. You have dignity and class that cannot be taught. I think that you have a gentle heart and stood up for yourself at the appropriate times. I enjoy watching you (and I must admit your husband... He always makes me laugh :D) every week. You are such a positive person and we could all use the inspiration that you share... P.S. You look fantastic! I love your outfits!!!
Alex, I am proud of you for standing up for yourself, you are exactly correct, Jill is a bully and she uses others to do her dirty work. I was in a situation very much like yours, and after so long, you can only be nice, cordile, brush it off, ect. until you've just had enough of the badmouthing, lying and backstabbing and then want to be fake to your face attitude. You really stood up for your kids, your husband, yourself and I am glad for you. Jill should be ashamed of herself for even commenting on your children. she and luann are just tasteless. I have 3 sons myself, and when they were young, they are curious, full of energy, full of life.. and its a good thing. I would continue to stick up for them, and safeguard them from people like jill. I am happy for you!
My comments here never show up, but I have loved you this season! You're so real. I really felt for you when you were confronting Jill at Jennifer's party. I could feel how shaky with rage and indignation you were and I just wanted to kick Jill in her smug little teeth. Yes, you sort of lost the plot, but that was the f-ing point, wasn't it? Enough was enough, and it was so great to see you stand up for yourself.
Can't wait to see the reunion in full!
I am really starting to dislike you very much. I dont understand you and your logic. Let me get this right...Its not ok for Jill,Kelly and Luanne to speak badly or gossip about Bethanny,Ramona,and yourself,but its ok when the 3 of you teammates do it? I also noticed on reunion show you attacked team Jills side when they were speaking (you defended your teamamtes)and I know you werent there for every scenero but your team was correct because they said so,and team Jill were all lies...You are trying to stay on the show,and thats why you changed. You and Simon werent even thought of by any of the housewives.You guys were wall flowers to the viewers,but to Ramona you were ghastly,weird flakes...There is away of speaking up without having to defend Bethanny and Ramona like 50 million times...Oh and when you were giving air time again on reunion you were slaying Jill for 3 years back,my GOD I dont recall evertything about my own businees of 2 years much less 3. Tigeress you need to do the same with Team Bethanny zand go back and watch the reruns,because they really disliked you and dissed you and your family bad,including you kids.
I don't get you! You are not innocent in all of this. You chose a side and made it your battle. Only when you had a 'team' did you become so vocal. When alone you say little or nothing. And in your blog all you did was trash one person while praising those you had trashed before. You are no more trustworthy than anyone else that you accuse of the same things. I agree don't be a pushover, but also don't decide to drag up the past and start attacking people over it because you all of a suddent have a new ally.
I think it's great that you have started speaking up for yourself. I love the show and love that you aren't taking Kelly's crapp. Watching the vacation episode with Ramona I got confused when Kelly wigged out and thought I was watching Cybil. Keep staying true, you ladies are awesome!
Wow, just wow. Saw the first part of the reunion show, and my suspicions were confirmed- you're trying to make yourself relevant. When Jill specifically asked you what she did in the past two years that had you so upset, you didn't answer. Time to roll back the footage girlfriend because Romona and Bethanny were a MILLION times more harsh about you Simon and your children.
Oh, and imagine my shock when I saw you pop up on Bethanny Getting Married. Really???