At the luncheon with Ramona and Sonja, Jill is asked to be part of the trip that Ramona has planned to the Caribbean before the renewal of our vows. It is pretty clear how Jill feels about going and during her interview she comments about on how difficult being married to Ramona must be. Jill, you should be so fortunate to have a marriage like we do. I wonder how happy you would feel if Bobby were to cut off your credit cards.
Finally we come to the final confrontation of the show and once again Jill is at the epicenter. All I can say is the only truthful and intelligent thing Jill says in the entire episode was, "Alex, you are a better person than me." Amen to that.
Great blog, enjoyed your take and from my perspective as a viewer see things much the same. You have a beautiful daughter, you must be very proud.
I'm glad someone from this cast is actually looking at this show and really seeing the craziness that is Jill. Mario I appreciate that you don't follow behind Jill and her drama like a little lap dog, i.e. Countless as you call her and "like" Kelly. I don't know if its because of your past with Jill or just because you are and intelligent person and can see through the b.s. that is Jill. But either way thank you Mario!!!!
Mario, you are sooooo right when you say, I wonder how happy Jill would be if Bobby were to cut off all of her credit cards!
Congratulations on renewing your vows! 17 years, especially this day and age is a long time! Wishing you two many many more:)
Mario you are the MAN!!!! I mean if anyone can tell it like it is then it is you. I agree with everything you said and exactly the way you said it! I hope that they bring the husbands on the Reunion show this season like they did in the OC reunion because I would love to see you tell Jill and Luann exactly what they need to hear from a mans point of view! Keep on blogging yours are the best!!! And by the way Ramona is a very lucky to have a husband like you! You too make the perfect couple and are one of my favorites on the show!!!
Your insight and spot on assessments make me want to clap!
You are very perceptive, and your endings are always a perfect
Mario, I really like you and Simon's blogs this season! You were right last season when you told Jill to take her toys and go home! Poor Bobby, sheeesh! I think Jill just lacks any intelligence at all and that is why she's "not ready" for things or "not prepared"! Luann? Birds of a feather flock together!
Mario, I've missed your blog!!! I love how you tell it like it is, you are so right about everything you said!!! I couldn't believe Bobby came up to Alex - what the hell is that all about it? Poor Jill comes home crying so Bobby has to fight her battles - she can dish it out but she can't take it! And Ms Countless, needs to get a life and stop defending Jill!! Great blog as usual Mario - keep em coming!
Thank you! The more each of you voice publicly what Jill is doing the less likely She can manipulate her way out of taking responsibility for herself.
Awesome Blog Mario! Could NOT have said it better- your perception is spot on! We love you Mario- so glad you didn't cave to Count-Less and give that fake apology..hee hee hee!
Mario, you seem like a smart nice guy and a good hubby and father-- was it necessary to take a swipe at Bobby? He's trying to keep the peace in his own home and stop all the drama.
Mario speak the truth and shame the devil. J, L, and K are truly out of control with their toxicity.
Jillousy was the best comment ever. Hilarious. Second favorite, Bobby take over your tinted glasses....
Awesome post Mario. You are right on target. I love your comment about Jill's "notes" haha...Jill and LuAnn are really not fun to watch anymore, they are just not nice people. You are absolutely right - when LuAnn was ripping into Alex she walked away before Alex could get a word in with an airy brush off of "oh I have to tend to my guests now." Then Jill clearly sent Bobby over to question Alex and finally persuaded her to talk to Jill - then Jill says there's no reason to talk. I mean really high school behavior. Anyway, your blog said it all. Loved it. You and Ramona are very blessed.
Right on about the jewelry; the countless; your devoted wife and daughter; about the lovely Alex; and Right on about Jill (and I can't put an adjective in front of her name but let's just say the truth just isn't in the woman.
Thanks for keeping it real
How dare you tell Bobby to keep HIS wife under control, not let her talk, when you freely admit over and over you have NOOOOO control over how Ramona, acts, what she says and who is in charge, not you, Ramona! At least Bobby is a gentle quite husband after all it is the houseWIVES show. Ramona has said more hurtful, inappropriate things in one season than Jill has all year. And as for your your taste in Jewelry you do have a right to comment as it is your business, but just because a woman wears the same piece over and over may mean it means more to her than an accessory!
Mario--- why are you condeming Jill and Luann for the same behaivor your own wife as shown us? I mean come on!! She hides behind the "i tell it like I see it", and its all good, but when Jill does it, it turns into Jillousy? Maybe YOU need to stand up tp your over bearing wife and tell her HER behaivor is unacceptable, like Bobby did with Jill....
Mario, so enjoyed your comments. I love your family and the dynamics... something "different." You can tell you and Ramona have worked "together" in all aspects of your lives... it is wonderful to celebrate that! On to a little speculation... Do you think Jill will need a little Q & A for her blog this time... or do you think she'll skip it all together?
I love your blog - Luannless and Jillosy deserve each other - the friendship will not last they are very much alike
I'm sorry but you really need to ethier stay out of it our be a better person and try to see all sides of something! Stop beating up on a person who has gone through (which I truly hope you do not) a divorce with young children involved and yet over and over you are rude to her. Back Off and better yet read her book the part about how to tret people who are hurting, you know like Luann and Jill!
Your blog is right on Mario!!!! Right on, I would've said the same thing about all of them. Although Ramona could be over the top sometimes to, do recall the conversation Ramona had with Bethenny while walking over the Bridge to Brooklyn (I believe).
Mario, I've been transformed!! I was not a fan of you last season, but everyone's true colors are coming out and the tables have shifted! Your insight is precise, direct and honest. I appreciate you and Ramona so much more, there's no BS with you two and that is quite refreshing. I love it! Keep speaking your mind and not letting anyone step over you or Ramona!
Mario - could you be more insulting or meaner? It's not becoming and makes you look like an idiot...
Of course they are perfect for each other - they are both nuts. Two negatives gets a positive (Mario and Ramona make Avery)! Thank God for Avery! I absolutely love that young woman! She is amazing! I hope she NEVER, EVER changes!
Mario - Cheers to you for having the balls to say the truth and the delivery was hysterical. I'm still laughing....keep on blogging!
Mario, so glad to see you back and telling it like it is.I'm glad jill doesn't go on ramonas trip, she would only ruin it!glad to see you protecting your wife, especially when she is right on point!
I enjoyed every word Mario, you called everything exactly as it seems. And as the mother of a twenty one year old, yes girls are hard on their moms, they expect a lot from us. Hang in there because eventually daughters become their moms best friends and advocates. Those teen years are brutal I recall. You guys are doing good and are so fun to watch:)
Mario, you need to my your our business and stay out of women's affair. Go sell some jewerly or hold your wife purse!
Grow up every comment you make in every paragragh is slam on someone except "touching scene between Ramona and Bethenny" are you serious? Kelly said it best in her blog this season is about ratings, drama and competition. You think this is a train wreck I think Ramona attacking Simon and Alex at Jill's dinner party past season was a 1 woman train wreck yet you are fine with that? Or you and your train wreck tennis competitions with Jill? We would never put up with you in the Carolina's because their is no gentlemen in you!
Mario, you're awesome -- funny, irreverent, handsome, lighthearted. Ramona is so lucky to have you as her husband!
Mario, spot on. You are better than most women at clearly seeing what is going on amidst the chaos of emotions.
I also was shocked that Jill wore that weird necklace to Sonja's party. You should offer her a jewelery makeover. Jill was ripping Ramona before the fashion show about R's blue stone necklace that didn't go with the black dress. I always like R's jewelery. It is so crisp compared to the clunkers around Jill and LuLu necks. I think they are getting points for weight.
BTW, what did happen to LuLu's French guy? I thought he would have appeared by now. Maybe he saw a few to many episodes and few back to France. (Courez pour vous le type français de phase!)
Mario, How dare you comment to Bobby like that..he does not deserve it - talk about rose colored glasses - take them off and review your own wife's rants! You clearly are so hot for Jill that you cannot keep her name out of one paragraph - so sad - maybe that is why you are attacking Bobby. Get over yourself -
I have been married for 17 yrs with a 15 yr old daughter as well...and a 12 yr old son. Ramona is CONSISTENT....a little wacky but we know that and expect that but even though a filter is missing from her brain to her mouth ,her heart is always in the right place. I gasped out loud when Jill made the remark about your marriage. That was awful and she is so jealous it makes me sick. The staged fight she had with Ramona was ridiculous...going off fake crying in the pantry...when she already knew and texted Alex earlier about B's Dad. Tell Ramona to stand her ground and fight the good fight back. Jill has dug herself a big hole and I don't see how she is going to make her way out of it. She has tarnished her reputation and her actions have made her book a bargain bin staple or a nice door stop. BTW..we referred to Lulu's necklace as a hubcap or tracking device for the mother ship to beam her back up to whatever planet she is from. Congrats to both of you for raising Avery to be a lovely young woman. I have the same relationship with my daughter and it's a blessing.
Mario - I really enjoyed your comments--which were spot on!!!! I agree with everything you said & how you said it!!!!
You are not only a hunk but also you do not miss a trick!
Hugs and Blessings, #1 Nana fm MD
Love your comments about the jewelry. I wear both classic/estate jewelry and sometimes trendy/statement jewelry, but you couldn't pay me to wear what Luann or Jill had around their necks. Ramona's jewelry always looks beautiful.
I love how you stand by your wife, yet seem to give her some good-natured teasing when she needs it. :-)
Mario, take off those tinted glasses and get a good look at your wife as she is the one who should be apologizing to everyone.
Mario, how right you are! Congratulations on renewing your vows with Ramona. Please keep blogging, I look forward to reading them.