Mario Singer

Mario shares the vows he made to Ramona at their marriage renewal ceremony.

on Jun 4, 20100

 

When Ramona asked me about renewing our marriage vows of course I responded yes. Though I was not sure what she had in mind, I had no idea she was planning such an elaborate event. Leave it to Ramona to outdo our wedding day 18 years ago. Though it was a wonderful wedding, it was not at such an iconic landmark as the Pierre Hotel. I really had no idea what to expect until just before the big event. I had thought about my vows but had not written anything down. Suddenly, it was the night before and I felt I had better write my thoughts on paper. When I arrived at the Pierre it hit me that I better have my vows memorized and not screw it up on national TV. The pressure was on. As you saw in the episode, I started writing my vows on index cards so I could read them if necessary. I really got nervous as the time came to leave the suite for the big event. I was even more nervous then when I actually got married!! Not only were many of my friends there but what if I messed up my vows??? I really put my memory to the test in the last hour as I prepared myself. Unfortunately, my vows were edited for lack of TV time, so for all of you who might be interested in the unedited version, here it is.

Ramona
Probably the biggest decision one will ever make is the person to spend the rest of your life with. Sometimes it takes quite a while before you know if you’ve made the right choice. I was fortunate to have known very early that I had made the right decision. My mom had suffered a stroke and she would need care for the rest of her life. Since Dad had already passed away I asked you if it was alright if my mom could live with us in our home in Southampton. Not only did you take her in but you embraced her with love and kindness like she was your own mother. That is when I knew I had made the right decision. I had absolutely chosen the women I would spend the rest of my life with. After 17 years of marriage you have been at my side through everything that life has thrown at us, both good and bad. You have been a steady rock in times of trouble had a ray of sunshine when I could not see the light. You have applauded my achievements and comforted me in my setbacks. You have given me the most wonderful daughter a father could ever have. For all of this I am blessed and so I reaffirm my vows that I said so long ago. Ramona, I will love and honor you through good times and bad for better or worse in sickness and in health until death do us part. May God continue to bless our marriage.

It was a magical night for both of us and sharing it with Avery made it truly special. The sight of her in her beautiful blue dress took my breath away. Some day I will be watching her exchange vows with the man of her life and I will think back to this day.

189 comments
apple pie
apple pie

Mario,

Hope you truly love Ramona. She seems to love you. I hope you make her happy. I hope you don't hurt her. The renewal was touching. I can't help remembering the episode when you were checking out other women. Hope you are not always like that. I know Ramona can be extremely difficult but if you don't know I'll let you in on a little secret. The women that drive you insane and can be almost impossible are the only kind of women great men should be married to. Weaker men like Bob Zarin couldn't handle a powerul woman in her own right. I hope you love Ramona and will always treasure her even when you think you can't. I am your fan after this season.

Cyn

Nena22
Nena22

Ramona sorry for saying this but... MARIO is HOT!!!! hot,hot,hot..... You make marriage seem like peanuts, easy. Great you are so supportive of Ramona, always have her back, and that can only reassure that you are a team.

Love to you both. ♥

Mary1234
Mary1234

Mario, what's the deal with your hair in the picture? It looks so high on your head! You are so much cuter on the show!

BOSTON BETTE
BOSTON BETTE

MARIO,i HAVE TO SAY THAT RAMONA AND MYSELF HAVE SIMILAR BACKGROUNDS AND WE HAVE BOTH FOUND 2 SPECIAL MEN TO SPEND OUR LIVES WITH.TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER FOR EVER.ALSO I THINK YOU HAVE A MOST REMARKABLE DAUGHTER.YOU'VE DONE YOURSEVES PROUD HAVING AVERY.LOVE YOU TWO ON THE SHOW.

T Lover
T Lover

THANKS MARIO, YOU'RE VOWS MADE THE SEASON WORTH WATCHING. YOU AND RAMONA WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER. YOUR LOVE AND RESPECT FOR HER SHOWS. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL LADY AND YOU ARE A VERY BLESSED MAN. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS. lOVE YOU...

Tiffany Hill
Tiffany Hill

I have read what you wanted to say to Ramona, but it was edited out. It was lovely. You and Ramona are perfect together, you balance each other out. You seem more laid back and she is out there, which is good. Wish you all the best and I look forward to see you next season.

nursejackie
nursejackie

Your eyes and facial expressions at the renewal ceremony said it all. You are obviously still very much in love with Ramona. And she looked so beautiful and vibrant. She looks like she's 30 years old. Are we going to see more of you in future episodes?

k9power
k9power

Hi Mario,

Do you mind me asking what model racquet and strings you play with?

heidi 23
heidi 23

love you and your family :) ramona has truly renewed herself, absolutely stunning now and fun, great job!

phaertlein
phaertlein

What a classy guy. I don't say that lightly, but from what I've seen, you treat your wife and daughter with the utmost love and respect. We should all be so lucky...oh, I'm sure you have some really nasty moments, but that's what makes life so much more exciting :) Best wishes to you and your wonderful family

Viv
Viv

No matter what you did in the past shows, the moments that you cited your vows, we all got choked up.

Well you are handsome too !!

barb18
barb18

mario, your wedding vows to ramona were awesome.

Sanlee
Sanlee

Mario, what special vows you gave to Ramona! You were amazing. Hope they show you more and more on the show. Thanks for setting a great example of how a loving husband should be!!

madge henderson
madge henderson

First off, I have to say that I enjoy your blogs because of your humor. You are a funnnnnnny guy. I was sorry that we weren't able to hear your complete tribute to Ramona during the renewal of your vows. Ramona's kindness towards your ailing mother speaks volumes about her and your continued appreciation says volumes about you.

Pazzaluna
Pazzaluna

Mario,

Molto benne! That's just about the extent of my Italian, well that and a few swear words! And speaking of Italian, when Luann cornered you about some remark you made and spoke to you in Italian...what...does she think that no one else speaks or understands Italian in New York? OK, I cried like a baby at your vows renewal. What an amazing couple you are.You and Ramona both call it as you see it and I love that. Avery is a jewel of a girl and I know you are both very proud of her. I know that tutto benne with your family and that makes me happy.

Ciao

Angie in SouthPhilly
Angie in SouthPhilly

Mario you are such a girl when it comes to gossip! You need some guy friends!

mmc
mmc

Mario, Beautiful.....You, Ramona, Avery ,and most of all your vows!

Virgolady6901
Virgolady6901

You made me cry. I loved it. Wow. Even reading the unedited version had the same effect. ( where is my tissues)...Good luck and I wish you and Ramona all the best.

queenhoneeybee
queenhoneeybee

they say if you don't have anything nice to say than don't say it at all... and this isn't really mean or anything-but how in the world could you continue to be married to that woman? you seem normal!

bobgeorge24
bobgeorge24

Mario I wanted to let you know you crack me up. I love the side comments you have like "countless" and "ALex arent you glad you got that off your chest?" (hives)

fromNYCtoVT
fromNYCtoVT

Dude, what's up with your dyed Jersey hair in this pic?

Madam Butterflye
Madam Butterflye

Mario, you are such a beautiful man - you made me cry!!! I don't cry easily at all. God Bless You, Ramona and Avery for eternity and may you always put God first and appreciate each other. Your renewal of vows blew away Don & Vicki's by millions of millions of miles! Awesome, Mario! No wonder Ramona loves you so much! xoxo Melanie

Dynasty
Dynasty

Mario, you are HOT! I could not hold back tears as I listened to you say your vows. It was so beautiful. Yes, Ramona is one very lucky lady. Your daughter, beautiful and so intelligent.

Cosmos
Cosmos

Really lovely vows, you did a great job. Seeing your beautiful, itelligent daughter shows you are definitely doing something right. Congratulations!

Bea
Bea

Mario, I thought even the edited version was eloquent and beautifully delivered...You are right to be proud of Avery she is so beautiful and carries an aura of class about her more so than any other teenager I've ever known...I hope Andy Cohen gives you the Mazel of the week award because you deserve it...

SimpleLife
SimpleLife

I have to admit, I never really had a great opinion of you from last season. However, I was so touched by your vows. Ramona is one lucky woman!! Congratulations.

Viewer53
Viewer53

I NEVER READ YOUR BLOG...I DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD ONE.

NOW I'M GOING TO GO BACK AND READ THEM.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE MEAN TO JILL IN THE EPIDOSDE ABOUT THE TENNIS MATCH LAST YEAR.

BUT, NOW I SEE HOW JILL REALLY IS AND NOW I LOVE YOU.

elayna
elayna

Cute, touching,... although kind of weird at your ages to be re-creating an actual wedding, especially Ramona with a wedding gown befit for a brand new bride. but overall it was heart felt, and your vows were very nice. You and Ramona make a great couple. congratulations.

SusanSilvers
SusanSilvers

Mario, your vows were lovely, and you and Ramona are just terrific. I've developed a new affection for you this season. One thing, you must have Bravo post a new photo of you on the blog. You're so handsome, and yet with the bouffant you have in the photo you look just like Anita Bryant! New photo, please!

KevT
KevT

You need to start doing more episode appearances in a Speedo or just boxer shorts or something.

Dang sexy but get out of the suits or 80s tennis crap.

BarbinOhio
BarbinOhio

Mario, all I have to say is "God Bless You for being you!"

Rebeca
Rebeca

Mario, a few times there i saw you as nutty as your wife. It was nice to see you in a different light and expressing your vows. It was a beautiful event but more importantly you both shined with your love dedication and respect. (P.S. please dont let the cameras catch you eyeballing another girl! pa'leez!!) its ok to LOOK but not GAWK.

smilesinal
smilesinal

Love Love Love your vows to Ramona.....enjoyed you this season.

marthastewartWB
marthastewartWB

Ramona is so lucky to have a man like you on her life...may god bless both of you. :)

dee107
dee107

Mario, Wow..Bravo..what a magical, beautiful, moving, vow renewal ceremony! You looked so handsome, Ramona and Avery looked stunning! Congratulations to a beautiful family!

Ps; Heidi Klum & Seal, renew their vows every year on their anniversary..Mariah Carey & Nick renewed their vows on their 1st anniversay.. Just saying..for the nay sayers regarding 17 years being random! It's great to celebrate love..not weird!

Oma
Oma

I just wonder if I am wasting my time writing a comment again which never gets posted. Well Mario...I really enjoyed watching the episode..in this day and age is is refreshing to see a couple in love after 17 years of marriage. Wishing you and Ramona many, many more years of married bliss.

Real Housewife of Maryland
Real Housewife of Maryland

Mario you vows encompassed the 18 years you guys had together. It was so well thoughout and I simply loved it. You are a great guy, husband, dad, and reality tv star..you and your family are welcomed into my home anytime....see you next season....

crixx333
crixx333

Kadoos Mario- very classy blog this week! Congrats to you and Ramona on a wonderful marriage. You are both very fortunate.

Brides
Brides

Mario, I'm not usually your biggest fan but DAMN your speech to your lovely wife Ramona near made me cry! It was refreshingly honest, sweet and respectful. It was my highlight of the finale. Thanks for letting the world in on a very touching moment.

benita
benita

Gotta love a guy who can express himself as touching and heartfelt as you did with your vows. Bravo!!

GColeman
GColeman

What a beautiful way to end the season. Avery got the best of both parents physically. She was breathtakingly beautiful at the ceremony. Congratulations to you and your family.

Kelly & Jay
Kelly & Jay

Awesome Job Mario!! Ramona is a special woman! Thank you for posting the unedited version of the vows. We love watching you guys. Good luck to you and Ramona!

Hopeful In California
Hopeful In California

Your love and commitment to Ramona is so encouraging. I love Ramona, but I can see that she might not be the "easiest" woman. I identify so much with her, and I've always wondered if there was a man out there that could love me for who I really am: quirks and all. Your love for Ramona makes me feel that there is someone out there for me. Thank you, and may God continue to bless your marriage and family.

ViewerCarolena
ViewerCarolena

Dear Mario,

Thank you for printing your vows in their entirety. I watched the show three times and each time missed the actual recital of the vows. :) Ramona is truly lucky to have you and it seems you are both lucky to have each other. Avery seems to have such a good head on her shoulders and she is also a beautiful young woman. You are blessed.

God bless and keep you and yours,

Carolena

Nansea
Nansea

Ramona's right.....HOTTTTTTTT...wow.....both inside and out! Congrat's to the three of you!(Plus the dog!) Beautiful Blog!

tania sky
tania sky

Love is one of the most powerful forces on earth. Bless you both. Avery is one beautiful young lady. God bless her.

lb
lb

Your vows were beautiful! I cried. Well done. Many blessing for you and your family. Despite all the haters who had something to say about it being 17yrs(kelly & Jill). It's a blessing now adays to be married for one day.

lizzie123
lizzie123

It made me cry when you said to Ramona "Don't worry honey I know you love me." We all can see that you take care and love each other. What a great ceremony.

Deninge Sims
Deninge Sims

Mario: I'm watching the finale again and you made me cry again! You and Ramona are an encouragement to me. I know my prince will come...bless you and Ramona!