Mario Singer

Mario talks about Ramona's runway walk, the Kodak throwdown, and Jill's "disgusting smirk."

on Apr 16, 20100

 

OK, so how funny was Ramona strutting down the runway at the Brooklyn fashion show? Avery and I were in tears with laughter as we watched Mom do the walk. Most women wouldn’t even attempt to walk down the runway at a fashion show, but Ramona is always up to the challenge and is willing to try something new without worrying about the consequences. I really missed not being there, but it was in the middle of the day and I just could not get away.

Jill arrives at the show and immediately begins to literally “trash” the event and makes snarky remarks. She didn’t have one nice thing to say to any of the housewives who were part of the show and especially Alex, who had worked so hard to make the show a success. I certainly did not appreciate her telling Ramona how great she looked and then turn her back and make that disgusting smirk. Jillously was not part of the event and she could not be complimentary to anyone. She made it very clear that the show was below her standards and couldn’t wait to head for the exit. Why bother coming at all?

Ramona is full of surprises. That’s what makes our marriage fun after 18 years. Nothing like candles, champagne and caviar to set the mood. Ladies take note how to keep your guy interested. Make him feel special and appreciated and do not take him for granted.

I am glad to see LuAnn move on and wish her all the best with her new mystery boyfriend. I hope she takes my advice and does not try and impress him with her "countessness."

 

128 comments
bitten
bitten

Ramona's comment to Jill about Kodak being antiquated etc was to get back at Jill as it was her event and Ramona was the fly in the ointment from that point on.

Ramona should have been shown the door - as her snark was on.

If she just went to give Jill the business, that's more then immature.

So what, are they even now with their snarkisms?

debbieA
debbieA

MARIO, MY HUSBAND IS VERY MUCH LIKE YOU AND WHOM I LOVE DEARLY AD APPRECIATE WHAT HE DOES FOR ME. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 30 YRS, NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE. YOUR WIFE IS JUST TOOOO MUCH FOR HERSELF. SHE THINKS SHE'S EVERYTHING SHE NEEDS TO LOOK AROUND AND REALIZE SHE IS NOT ALL THAT!!!!!!!! SHE IS SOOOO RUDE!!!!

HoneyGirl
HoneyGirl

Hey Mario - question. I thought you were Italian - why is your last name Jewish?

Viewer100000
Viewer100000

Hi Mario, I love you and your family!

BTW, just wanted to point out not to be offended by few negative comments on your blog - It has been proven that it's either Jill or Luanne herself who disguises themselves as viewers and leave snarky comments on Ramona, Alex, and Bethenny. They (Jill and Luanne) are lowest of the low. You guys should all distance yourselves from them!

lree44
lree44

Mario, where are your blogs. Why have you stopped?

Smorgan
Smorgan

Amy V

Why should Mario say he sorry. You should only say it if you mean it. If that's the case than Countless LuAnn should still be apologizing for rudness. Cilivized has nothing to do with it. It's called honesty and being real. Why should he be fake about it?

Deb RN- St. Louis
Deb RN- St. Louis

while it would be nice to apologize to LuAnn, do it for you and your integrity, not LuAnn's. You ARE right though. That was her whole life, being the Countess. She made that a big part of her life, her title and now that she and the Count are not together, well... Uh, Ramona is a little crazy! It's hard to take her seriously! I'm happy you have a great marriage and it works for you but don't be surprised if one day Ramona walks into the house with a fat lip for opening her mouth to the wrong person. I don't know how she can be so successful in the business world with her mouth. I think she knows what she's doing on the show, she crazy like a fox!

yesmia
yesmia

You're NORMAL, thanks for being that way!! I like Ramona, she's a nut :).

chris90
chris90

mario, please keep blogging! i'm always so amused by your insights and opinions

r.lisette
r.lisette

Everyone has the right to say what they feel.

That said, no one has the invitation to be cruel for cruelties sake.

prsnlassist
prsnlassist

Mario, Mario, Mario. The countless remark was very rude. All you had to say was that you were sorry. Even though it was not addressed to her face, you were addressing a separate audience, still, she overheard you and her being freshly divorced, imagine that it did hurt her. You were not gentleman enough to be gentle to her feelings. Whether you like her countessness or not, an apology would have been nice. But since it wasn't your marriage or your divorce, you thought, screw her, I'm gonna have fun at her expense. Be careful, Mario, what comes around, goes around. Karma is a ...well, you know the rest.

DVS
DVS

Hi Mario, I love the orange and brown shirt you wore when Alex delivered the message. Please tell us where you got it. I would love to surprise my husband with the same shirt! Thanks, Dorothy

Viewer TP
Viewer TP

Thank you for being the kind of husband that most women are not so lucky to have! You stand up for your woman as Ramona stands up for her man! I agree with the other blogger that said LuAnn is just trying to control you-that's why she is divorced now! I also think she is jealous of you and your wife's relationship.

LISA FROM TEXAS
LISA FROM TEXAS

MARIO, YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT LUANN. SHE NEEDS TO LET IT GO. SHE SHOWED NO CLASS. YOU AND RAMONA ARE GREAT.

UM
UM

Mario, I don't get why Luanne wants a forced apology from you. She just wants to hear the words "I'm sorry for hurting you", but why should you say something I am sure you do not mean. In other words, I don't think the apology would be from the heart. She just wants to control you. Why should you apologize for something you're not sorry about. Don't give in. Don't let her have the last word.

tanaj
tanaj

Mario, I think that you are HOT! Wish you were my husband!

Na'Tasha
Na'Tasha

You sounded sooo sexy talking in Italian!!!

kem
kem

Business man and woman like yourself and your wife, this must be not real. But I like your view and tenderness toward all the wives.

g
g

Hi Mario, please update your blog, your point of view rocks! We all love Ramona and the delightful Avery.

Donna 2
Donna 2

I didn't like you so much last season, but this season much better! I think speaking the Italian did it! I love the way you stand up to those ladies! I think you have Luann and Jill pegged pretty good! You and Ramona make a good team. I love how Ramona just speaks her mind! Go Ramona!

Amy V
Amy V

Mario - Why can't you just say you're sorry to Luann. It's what civilized people do when they say something rude. Both you and Ramona seem to have issues with this.

Viewer of this show
Viewer of this show

Mario-- Not everyone acts classy all of the time. Neither are you nor your wife. In fact, your daughter shows class more than you do; a lot to be proud of. Why would a man like you be interested in bad mouthing other people and get involved in patty gossipy nonsense—even for television? Don't you have better things to do with your time?

Viewer Debra
Viewer Debra

Glad to see no matter what someone is on ur side that was nice things u said. Teach ur wife to say nice stuff.

daisy
daisy

I feel badly for saying that Ramona did look pretty funny walking down the runway...it is however understandable. I'd be doing some weird stuff if I were walking the run way. KUDOS on the COUNTLESS comment...that was classic and tasteful! When someone cares more about losing a title than a husband, they deserve it!

MS. M
MS. M

mario you are right about jill and about the wives bravery. i keep my man happy too. but he respects me i am referring to your on camera disrepectfulness towards your great wife. and it is the housewives right? or did i misunderstand the title of the show. now simon he ia at least real!!!!!!!!!!

Vikki
Vikki

Your wife makes some pretty snarky and insensitve comments as well.

ConnieC
ConnieC

Mario, You and Ramona are such provokers. You two are so quick to judge and make rude comments. Especially when you are gossiping about the women on the show, that's not being a gentleman now is it?? Anything to be in the middle of the drama, huh? Tres déclassé! It seems that you are a tad bit obsessed with Jill. Maybe Bethany should be telling you to get a hobby??

East Coast Beach Girl
East Coast Beach Girl

I still laugh out loud just remembering Ramona's 'walk'! It was so over the top that I still wonder if it was intentional.... Ramona's spunk and perkiness are taken down many considerable notches by her 'streak o' mean'. There is a fine line between speaking your mind and just letting crap fall out of your mouth. I think both of you need to remember that you aren't obligated to SAY every thought that enters your mind. Think anything you like, but consider putting the brakes on at the lip-level...I'm just sayin.... :)

WSR
WSR

I don't know how anyone can make excuses for Ramona's consistently horrible behavior. She is very aggressive and critical of people and says the most inappropriate things at the most inappropriate times, all under the guise of "telling it like it is". The fact is, despite denying that there is ever any malice intended, she is incredibly mean. A couple of examples: telling Bethenny she has no friends and will ruin her relationship with Jason, telling Jill she has aligned with an antiquated, failing company (Kodak). Ramona, just because you think something doesn't mean you have to say it out loud. And if you do say it out loud, it doesn't have to be directed at the person it insults the most. Ramona has no couth, no class and no compassion. Whenever someone challenges her rude behavior, she becomes even more aggressive and make ridiculous excuses. There is no excuse for her constant rude behavior.

Leah Autumn
Leah Autumn

Mario Mario Mario! I love you but 2 words come to mind when I watch your wife....GROW UP! I don't see how you don't hide your face when your out with her in public...yuk! Hopefully in her "renwal" process she will renew her way of thnking before she speaks...it's very hard to watch a train wreck every week.

Shawna
Shawna

Love your comments on the show...you are ususally dead on. Its a thrill to watch you and ramona and how you two complement eachother. You are serious about what you do for a living but you do not take life too seriously--the right balance for a happy life.

JMS
JMS

Mario I loved watching Ramona walking down the runway. It was truly one of the funniest moments in the history of the show.

Ramona is great and I am glad she says what she thinks, but tell her that a bridge is not the best place to get someone upset.

I love Ramona this season and I am so glad she had Bethany come over to her house to talk with Jill. I can tell she has a good heart and always means well.

Dell
Dell

Why is it taking Jill Zarin so long to find a hobby? Maybe if she would get a hobby she could be Jill again stop talking about Bethenny

Echo
Echo

I love Ramona. She speaks her mind and doesn't care the witches think. At the same time, she's funny and has a big heart.

KJ
KJ

Aw come on guys the runway scene was hysterical... she did look possessed.. Jill wasnt being catty she was calling it as she saw it..Jill jealous of Romona?Hardly lol Thankful shes not? most definitely !

loveydue
loveydue

I just love you and Ramona. You are my favorites. I love seeing how committed you are to each other and your daughter. Cheers!

ElisePR
ElisePR

love u and ramona!! ramona can be a b at times but shes the real deal! what u see is what u get with ramona and u dont ever have to worry about her crossing you and her body is banging!

haymessg1
haymessg1

Mario, I'm curious about your relationship with Jill. I'm not her biggest fan, but you seem to really dislike her. Is it because of previous arguments she's had with Ramona, or is there more to the story? I'm genuinely curious because it seems like your anger towards her is a little out of proportion to the relationship you share with her on the tv series. I do think that you and Ramona have a very supportive, loving relationship and I'm glad she could find that after having such a difficult childhood.

TinaCs42
TinaCs42

Mario, You crack me up with the comments you make to some of the women...you're so right on. That said, you're also lucky you're not married to someone like me who'd show you the way to the cave. Typical male...but still funny. I anticipate who you shoot down next with your verbal pistols!

Jamai
Jamai

Hey Mario!!! You remind me of my beautiful Husband!! He always has my back (at least in public)LOL!!! Really, so many will be/are green about your relationship with your wife. I see now that you and your wife just plain are. Not plain mind you, but real. The one thing missing from this show at this point is the "real" part of it, but you and your wife bring it!!! Thank_you, for making me still tune in!! It's now just to see what everybody else does around you!!! (Possible Bethany exception there)she may actually be real too. Keep it real!!! Keep lovin ur wife!!!

Bigfoot in Northern Calif.
Bigfoot in Northern Calif.

I think you had a better year this year on the show,Mario. I like Ramona,even through the cringeful faux-pas. Be good,Debra

Interesting...
Interesting...

Mario,

I find it interesting that five out of the six blogs that you have written this season focus on Jill. Kinda makes me wonder if you don't have some secret crush on her or if perhaps it is YOU who is jealous of Bobby. Hmmmmmm? Just an observation.

You should really focus on teaching your wife some manners rater than on gossiping and pointing fingers like a little schoolgirl. If Ramona doesn't like the "snarky" comments that Jill has to say about her, then she should mind her mouth as well! There is a tactful and classy way to say anything.

Honestly, the two of you deserve each other!

Mirror
Mirror

You are great and I enjoy reading about the show from your perspectives.

To anyone who resents you writing here: Are you being forced to read his blog at gunpoint? LOL

emesmom
emesmom

I hope you take your own advice and treat Ramona as you feel you should be treated. Peace to you and Ramona, and your lovely daughter.

Emesmom
Emesmom

I hope you realize your comment on how a woman should treat her man goes both ways...the man needs to do the same for his woman. I hope you and Ramona are solid. Having had a cheating husband, I know the pain that causes. God bless & Best wishes to you both.

Lo by Lori
Lo by Lori

I love to watch you show your wife day in day out how much you love and care for her. I hope to find a love so great.

Viewer from NYC
Viewer from NYC

Y do u keep making so many excuses 4 urself n ur wife while accusing the other ladies of being snarky, jealous, n rude?? Stop calling the ladies names, ur acting like a female. N tell Ramona 2 knock it off with the attacks @ these classy public events, the other ladies should just not invite her anymore if she continues 2 act up.

Patitaloca
Patitaloca

Team Ramona! I wish you and Ramona the best!

PeePee
PeePee

Why are you blogging on here? I thought this was the "Real Housewives of New York" show...not husbands. I think you are trying too hard to share in your wife's 15 minutes of fame. Who cares what you think about the other housewives. You are just as snarky and mean. I can tell right away by your comment about Simon being comfortable in the men's store...and that he can go both ways. A very subtle but also obvious gay slur against him.

Trudie
Trudie

Mario,I don't think the reaction Romona was after as she was walking the "cat walk" was laughter. There is something off center about her behavior and although entertaining to us as the public your daughter doesn't deserve to be embarrassed like that. Nor does Ramona deserve to be humiliated as she was..or maybe she wasn't.It's hard to tell with her.Maybe sometimes she should be protected from herself....