Alex McCord

Alex talks Jill drama, Kelly craziness, and a Housewives vacay to remember.

on May 13, 20100

 

For the rest of my life (or at least a long time) I may find myself waking up in the middle of the night hearing Ramona whisper “Turtle Tiiiiiiiime” in my ear. For a shorter amount of time – this week, that is, I found myself wondering exactly how wide Courte can open his eyes and his mouth. All at the same time!

LuAnn is hard at work on her single, and as I always say, good on each and every housewife for attempting to branch out. That said, I’m not really sure she sounds like a female Barry White. The Pet Shop Boys, maybe ... but we’ll see.

By the time we went away to St. Thomas and St. John, we knew that neither LuAnn nor Jill would be coming. Ramona called them the buzzkills, and I have to say that I was really looking forward to a drama-free few days when we didn’t have anyone trying to constantly be the center of attention. It was the first time EVER that I went away from Simon and the boys when it wasn’t a business trip, and we all put ourselves in Ramona’s hands. My parents had a house on St. Thomas, and I sort of hoped to stop by. My Mom had given me a list of 30 friends to call, but there was no time for that. But there was Turtle Time.

No sooner had we arrived then the rumblings started. All was not well in Kelly-land. At first it seemed like normal Kelly non-sequiturs. No pretzels, she doesn’t eat processed food, but she does eat gummy bears …WTF? All that sugar and carnauba wax can make a girl manic. Anyway, we arrived at the pier and the Olga, a truly spectacular yacht. We gleefully ran around the place, and Ramona unpacked her bags in the living room to show us all her bikinis. We all stripped down and got ready for lunch, well, everyone except Kelly, who didn’t feel comfortable eating in a bikini. OK, no problem with that – go get a cover-up. She came back when Ramona was demanding wine, and somehow didn’t understand Bethenny’s offer to go stomp on some grapes? Hmm.

 

554 comments
ViewerBrenda Blanton
ViewerBrenda Blanton

ALEX I JUST LOVE U !!! U R A REAL PERSON A GOOD FRIEND 2 EVERYONE U MEET !!! i been a fan from day one !!! I LOVE U AND UR HUSBAND !!! U BOTH HAVE VERY GOOD TASTE AND I LOVE HOW UR ALWAYS THERE 4 UR FRIENDS !!! IM GLAD U STAND UP 4 UR SELF THIS YEAR GREAT JOB UR 2 NICE A PERSON 2 LET PEOPLE TREAT U OR UR HUSBAND BADLY !!! HOPE U KEEP STANDING UP 4 UR FAMILY CANT WAIT TIL UR BACK !!! LOVE U AND ALWAYS WISH U AND URS THE VERY BEST !!!

woolfe
woolfe

Alex, you're a good listener and very intelligent w/your responses. The group needs you. You can give very good advice to all the housewives, except Kelly, she's on a different planet!

Pat from MO
Pat from MO

Alex, what a lovely person you are. Of all the housewives, you are the most genuine. It amazes me that Luann has written a book on manners when she is sooooo lacking!! It is obvious you do not like confrontation but I am proud of you standing up for yourself. There is a saying, "with friends like this, who needs enemies". Believe me, I could never associate with those women. So fake and into themselves. Stay strong, you are a beauty.

Sherry
Sherry

Alex, you have shown such intelligence and restraint. Good for you. I think you know true friendship, and don't blame you for distancing yourself from the rest.

marycc
marycc

Alex, Not sure if you read these... but just wanted you to know that you are a class act! Glad your on the show... we need a breath of fresh air every once in awhile!!

Sharon VA
Sharon VA

Alex I can relate to your actions totally with Jill . I too did the very same thing as you, I let little jabs go on for years and didn't think they were worth bothering about. But everyone has their limit and burying them only adds up to a total explosion I like you snapped . I didn't break out in hives but I ended up in theopy because of holding things in too long. I scared myself more then anyone because I didn't know I was capable of that much anger. When someone effects you like that, you need to distance yourself from that person for your own health and sanity. Sometimes we change into people we don't want to be, just to get across to the people their own behavoir is all they understand. Now that you let it out on Jill hopefully you can get back to the Alex you know and Love one that is not into the drama and crazyness. I am a big fan and Love your whole family. You are a Classy lady don't let reacting to those around you change who you are.

Viewer1924
Viewer1924

Alex you are so very smart and level. I have so enjoyed seeing you really engage this season. You have established you can stand up for yourself and family. Love it! Love your outfits. You and Simon are really neat people. I love love Bethany but you truely are the best girlfriend a girl could have. Wonderful boys you have too!

turtle
turtle

Love to watch you Alex, you are one of the few "REAL" housewives out of the series. I mean this in the sense that you are a down to earth person who cares genuinely about others, speaks your mind when needed but also knows when to hold your tongue. You don't have the patience or time for the petty high school drama many of the others thrive on. When you told Jill she was a mean girl and this was all so high school i had to applaud you! You have a real relationship and family. Your the kind of gal i would hope to have in my friendship corner.

jrsygrl
jrsygrl

Alex - I'm so happy that you and Bethanney have gotten to become closer this season. She really needed a true and real friend, and you and her both seem to have so much in common as people. Just watch out for Kelly she really scares me.Be safe. My best to your family.

V
V

You are Awesome!!! I love to watch your and Bethenny's friendship. You both are great. Jill is such a mean girl. I think it did her good and put her in her place when you delivered the msg from Bethenny. :)

loveloveloveyou
loveloveloveyou

Well Alex you have shown this season what a class act you are You and bethany are ture winners. I can tell you guys are friends and you both should not turn your backs on each other becasue you two are the only real people. I hope you two know what a pleasure it is to watch you guys

Dr Ruth
Dr Ruth

Alex, you don't belong in this group of nutbags....you have class, smarts and sensitivity.. Thanks for making this show tolerable....without you, it's not worth staying awake for.

joline
joline

you are GREAT Alex.... you keep backing up bethany youn 2 are great.. stay away from Kelly she is CRAZY!

tis
tis

I love love love you Alex. You are the bomb; my favorite house wife aside from Betheney....You are a sweet lady and always true to yourself.

I have come to love Simon as well and his funny self. Love your blog as well. And so you know, you are such a good woman friend. You have been solid for Bethney when noone was there for her and all the things she was dealing with. Good for you. Every girl needs a good solid support in a friend such as You. Good luck to you and your family in all that you desire to be. So much good karma is coming your way. Much love and blessings to You.

Viewer 2
Viewer 2

Alex you are doing GREAT this season!!!! You know what, I didn't get Kelly last season, and I still don't get her. She definitely lives in a very different world compared to most people!!!!

gungy
gungy

I find you with the most integrity on the show, I hope you don't change from the fame and monotary rewards.

Blake & Amanda
Blake & Amanda

So my boyfriend and I are arguing about hair colors. Is your your hair red, strawberry blond, or blond? Also, what color is Jill's hair?

Love your show, he secretly loves it too!

242baby
242baby

Obviously you did something right because the majority of the comments speaks volumes of the good character you displayed on the show. Alex, no matter what the negatives may be, I am so glad that you stood up for yourself despite what the outcome would be. Dealing with someone like Jill is very difficult, especially with her dominant personality, but you tried to be civil and it escalated. No one is perfect, it happens.

Keep it up, and don't lose yourself in the "hype"

Sanmilo
Sanmilo

Jill is a big drama queen and, who died and left Luann keeper of Jill?

Evelina
Evelina

Alex..you are so real, so adorable,..love love you! need a babysitter, let me know! :)

Tina Messenger
Tina Messenger

Love you Alex!!! Way to stand up for yourself!! Don't let ANYONE try to push you down. Thanks for being there for B

You Are In A Glass House
You Are In A Glass House

I know that this is like 5 months in your past, but you seem to have some serious issues. Your seeming inability to say what's on your mind at the time you're thinking it, leaves you backed up emotionally/spiritually, where others have moved on. You pretend to have moved on, but really you just internalize it until it becomes a big ugly cancer that gives you hives and makes you a very unstable, dark-spirited individual. I know that not everything that happens between you and Jill, and the other ladies are aired. & I know they select clips that keep the storyline intact, but those moments did happen and you seemed very disturbed. The high-school comment to Jill was very true, except that it seems to me that it's you who is stuck there. Adult women know how to process their emotions, aren't so irrationally sensitive to criticism yet at the same time desperate for attention & acceptance... But it's fun to watch!!

Colloctor
Colloctor

Alex,

You have really come into your own this season. You look really healthy and beatilful. AND....you are calm and very natural. Nothing fake about you, dear. Glad to see you doing so well. Take care

Tess from Florida
Tess from Florida

Alex, I think you are one of the most level headed people on the show. I have enjoyed you tearing into Jill. She def deserves it and has shown everyone a different side of her this season. Cant wait to see more.

k.
k.

your a very positive individual. You remind me of myself we take crap from people to the point of no return sometimes. I'm working on standing up for myself and not feeling bad about it. Besides when people are deliberately mean to you they don't care they look at you as this person who's gonna take it over and over again and they don't give your feelings a second thought. Good luck to you.

Kamzilla
Kamzilla

LOL!!! I love reading your blogs! The business card comment, too funny! Other than Bethanny and you, those other girls are too nuts for party mix! I don't know how you do it, but you're always so graceful and articulate. Bethanny and you should do a show with Caroline, Dina and Teresa from NJ housewives. Danielle from NJ can do one with LuAnn, Jill and Kelly and they can all talk about how wonderful and hot they are (or were). As crazy as Ramona is, it seems like she's making alot of effort to tone it down, which is wonderful. So far, a few slip ups here and there, but it's going to be a journey, and I'm glad that she wants to be a better person. Oh, and LuAnn's song...this has to be a joke, right?

REAL HOUSEWIFE OF TEXAS
REAL HOUSEWIFE OF TEXAS

IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW MANY NEGATIVE COMMENTS YOU GET YOU WILL HAVE WAY MORE NICE ONES AND AS LONG AS THEY TALK ABOUT YOU IT DOESNT REALLY MATTER WHAT THEY SAY...LOL....YOU AND SIMON ARE THE BEST.....HOPE YOU AND sIMON CAN GO ON BETHENNYS NEW SHOW PS WRITE TO ME SOMETIME..........

gerry
gerry

well, well, well, it's good to know that you could pick up bethanys nasty humor so quickly, especially since she has directed it so often to you and simon. funny, you are willing to forgive that but not jill. guess you'll go where you think you can get the most exposure. you and bethany deserve each other.

Janelle
Janelle

Alex!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!! I support you....you are the my favorite of the housewives, by far....stick to your guns

lili45
lili45

Alex, I don't know why some people are overreacting to your comments to Jill! She deserved it! And I am glad you finally gave it to her!

Luanne, Jill, and Kelly are secretly posting blogs here, b/c noone else really thinks that what you did was wrong! You did great! Quiet frankly, I think Silex should get their own show, and drop the other broads...maybe you'll feature SOnya, who appears nice and level headed.

I wish they would post this, because we miss seeing you and Simon together, and you are BOTH SO LUCKY TO HAVE EACH OTHER!!

Please get your own show, it would be a hit!

Mama Meg
Mama Meg

Alex, to me you are the most real housewife! You stay true to those true to you and you always have Simon and your children’s back! You set a good example of a lady for those watching the show! I hope to one day be as successful in juggling my family and a carrier as you! Bisous !!

alia
alia

Jill's a yenta; you are the mean girl. Instead of taking a direct stand and confronting Jill with your feelings about her effect on you and your family, you exploited the issues between Bethenny and Jill. Bethenny alluded to the fact that she knew what you were doing when she said you were borrowing her balls. She also alluded to the fact that she did not need anyone fighting her battles for her. You were clearly motivated by the desire to inflict significant hurt on Jill; mission accomplished. At least be honest about it.

Cheryl whistler
Cheryl whistler

Alex, I have to say the BEST TV I have enjoyed in a long time was yourself and Bethany laughing on the boat. I had it on tape and hit rewind several times to keep watching it and laughed as hard as the two of you did each and everytime I watched it. You both needed that.

wally's mom
wally's mom

You were the image of class and elegance this episode. It is so enjoyable to watch you girls dance and have fun and forget about the meltdown of Kelly. I wish she had not gone on the trip. You girls can run the show without all the negative drama. I look forward to more shows like that. BTW, congrats on the Brooklyn fashion show. I enjoyed it. It was a wonderful beginning and I hope it continues forever. But next time do not invite mean, toxic Jill. We did not need her nasty comments.

Jolly in MA
Jolly in MA

Thank you for standing with Bethanny this season, I don't know what kind of crazy the others are all taking!

Jane Ann Salazar
Jane Ann Salazar

I loved the scene with you and Bethany laughing on the boat. You are such a class act. You are my favorite this season. Jill used to be but no more. You are so right. She is a mean girl! She has turned into the camera whore and I am so disappointed in her, but you and Simon have risen to the top. Keep it up...loving it!

ja

jacq
jacq

Well, Alex you have always been one of my favorites...I never could understand why in past seasons they ganged up on you at the reunions...really upset me. I thought you were sweet and non confrontational always being careful of what you say and lets not forget the outburst that Ramona had for you and simon at the dinner party..but you just smiled and ...well you know...anyway...I think your hilarious and so is Simon...both good people. I loved the scene with you and Bethany on the boat with the "What was that?" scene referring to Kelly's outburst..I laughed out loud and wondered the same thing. One thing I have noticed about Kelly is she does not want anyone to talk about anything..she is always 'shooshing' people to not talk..and now she doesn't want anyone to have feelings??? Not sure what that is all about...I'll be watching next week...stay sweet! :o)

Britney
Britney

Alex, all I can do is praise you for a woman you're and for being a loyal friend to Bethanny throughout everything. It has sicken me to watch this season unfold like it has. You & also Bethanny have turned into two of my favorite woman!

Oolana35
Oolana35

Alex, I love your blogs!!! Keep them coming. You are the only sane housewife this season, I mean it really. In fact, I think you were always the only sane housewife ever. And Simon, OMG, we all just want to hug the stuffing out of him! Stay true Alex, we all need to watch you and learn what good behavior looks and sounds like (not like snake LuAnn). You should have authored the book on "good manners" because you are the only one displaying anything that remotely resembles good manners here. You are a very good friend and a very special person. Keep the faith.

bettyboop
bettyboop

Alex, Betheny did not call you a wind up doll in a mean spirited manner. She was trying to describe your actions in her mind.. You are a good friend to Betheny, and she needs it. Its not over with her father; she will have days that are rough and will need you. Don't abandon Betheny for some awkward remark, like Jill did. Always forgive, forget and move on to better and brighter days ahead. Now about that pizza you made in one episode...share the recipe already?

bethann
bethann

Alex, I have watch the show since the beggining. I just wanted to say it is refreshing and wonderful to see how much simmon loves you. I love my own husband but have had my fair share of trouble with him. In the show, you are always such a honest and caring person. probably the most honest of all. I just wanted to say keep it up. If you were my friend I would be honored to have you. I think Bethanny will benefit from having you as a close friend. I do hope one day her and jill fix things. You can see how much it hurts her that she doesn't have her like she use to. This show shows how real people have conflicts and try to fix them. Tell simon no matter what anyone says, he is the greatest. Any women would love to have the attention he gives you. I think sometimes that is why everyone on the show says bad things. you are lucky. hugs and kisses to you both. I have never blogged but wanted to say to you what a classy lovely lady you are.

bethann
bethann

Alex, I have watch the show since the beggining. I just wanted to say it is refreshing and wonderful to see how much simmon loves you. I love my own husband but have had my fair share of trouble with him. In the show, you are always such a honest and caring person. probably the most honest of all. I just wanted to say keep it up. If you were my friend I would be honored to have you. I think Bethanny will benefit from having you as a close friend. I do hope one day her and jill fix things. You can see how much it hurts her that she doesn't have her like she use to. This show shows how real people have conflicts and try to fix them. Tell simon no matter what anyone says, he is the greatest. Any women would love to have the attention he gives you. I think sometimes that is why everyone on the show says bad things. you are lucky. hugs and kisses to you both. I have never blogged but wanted to say to you what a classy lovely lady you are.

Aice
Aice

What was that line you said....the one to Bobby? Paraphrasing but wasn't it something like, "There is nothing I can say right now to you to make you feel better." Something like that? Great line. I have to remember it. No point in arguing with Bobby at that point over the woman he loves.......your response to Bobby was lovely....absolutely lovely. He knew not what his wife had been up to at the time and was speaking out on the person he thought he knew. You knew that.....that line was as good as the one after you married Simon.....how did that go?.....I've given you my heart so please protect it....something like that. You are so gooood. Your boys have a wonderful mom....and dad too. ;-)

TheresaBridget
TheresaBridget

Alex, Thank you for your objective and compassionate view of the dynamics of the personalities on RHNY. I trust your take on what is happening. Thank God Bethenny has you, feels like Jill, LuAnn, and Kelly are trying to kill Bethenny. Don't understand why they are not empathetic to her just having a baby and her father dying. I guess it will always be: Jill is only about Jill and does not care if she destroys others and LuAnn and Kelly are the same. Love you TheresaBridget

therapist
therapist

You are so fantastic, firm, fair and fun! Thank God someone is finally sticking up for truth, honor and putting Jill and Luann in thier places. Those two have bullied everyone from day one. You keep your new sassy attitude girl!

still smiling
still smiling

Seeing you and Bethenny laughing brought such a smile to my face. So genuine, so real, so perfect.

Kelly would never understand that moment. And that just made it even more spectacular.

Nashville Kathy
Nashville Kathy

Alex, You have come in to your own, and it is wonderful to watch you shine like a fine diamond. And laughing at LuAnn, Jill and Kelly and their craziness is the healthiest reaction you could possibly have. This show had to stop allowing Jill Zarin to occupy center stage only to knife everyone else in the back. She is happy only in the role of "superstar," and, as you so ably proved, can dish it out with relish, but cannot bear getting her own back. Bravo, Alex!!!!!!!

Ky fan
Ky fan

Alex, wow what can i say. I admit up until this season you were my least favorite but this season it seems you have come into you're own and taking crap from no one. You go girl, hats off to you for standing up to Jill she really needs to shut her mouth. I felt you were exactly right in what you said about Jill's email. When you tried to tell her Bethenny's situation she didn't want to hear it then blasted Ramona for not letting her know about Bethenny's dad. You are one of my favorites along with Bethenny. I feel you two are the only ones with any intelligence at all. I to was like WTF when Kelly said "you guys are taking lemons and making lemonade" really is she that ditzy or is the show edited to make her look like tha way. I sure hope so cuz man that was pathetic..Hats off to you on a great season. Keep ure head up and take care of ure family i think you have a wonderful family.

LadyDiamond
LadyDiamond

Hey Alex, Truely loved the show this season. I love that you backed up Bethenny but most importantly you finally backed yourself up. But alot of understood where you came from. I saw you with Andy and I saw you at the New Jersey Fan Celebration. It so nice to see you. I hope you and Simon and the boys are doing fine. Can't wait for the reunion!!!

PT2
PT2

Chris from Fl.had is spot on! You and B ending up bff is not a surprise to long time viewers.

I know the "editing" does not show it all,but I think we have a pretty good idea of the motives of everyone figured out.

Keep being yourself and rise above it all and you will have the fans for life.