First, it is great to be back for season 2. On a personal note I would first like to share with everyone that my father passed away recently. Most of you know from the first season that I had a strained relationship with him. But the good news is we made peace over Christmas, and I thank God everyday for the special time I had with him before he died. I urge each and every one of you who doesn't have the best relationship with your parents to make up now, as you never know when someone's time will be up.
Having a difficult relationship with my father propelled me to become successful in business, which he was always proud and amazed by. I shared with him my most recent jewelry creations for HSN, airing March 4th at 10 PM. His eyes lit up brighter than the diamonds in the estate looking pieces. "Daddy, may God bless your soul for eternity, though you could not show me love, I realize now how much I do love you."
The one thing that bothers me about Alex is how co-dependent she is with Simon, and it personally pushes a HUGE button for me. It reminds me of the terrible co-dependent relationship my parents had. I had told Jill I would stop by the charity event, but as soon as I saw Simon and Alex enter the charity event, I had to exit fast. You may call it immature on my part, but I do not know how to fake things. I had already made my appearance, and, to me, their entrance was my exit. The other women on the show are strong, independent women and I know they also find it difficult to relate to Alex and there is tension at times. We all find that with Alex, you never get the sense of who she really is.
you rock ramona, i loved mario's statement that simon is gay it was soooo funny i fully agree. stay strong you are a great person and a wonderful mother to avery.
People, Please Get Over It!
I believe Simon would know if he is gay or not. Therefore, have any of you ever heard of Metrosexuals? Probably not, so, look it up. Simon fits this definition exactly. Metrosexual is a neologism of the 2000s generally applied to heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, and/or whose lifestyles display attributes stereotypically attributed to gay men.Please ladies stay focused on what is interesting and Simon's sexuality is not interesting!
Ramona, your behavior is quite self-centered! You evidenced this last year when you were sooo rude to Jill and constant tardy attendance at her soirees. You KNOW that Alex and Simon are part of the show...that is NOT an excuse for leaving Jill's charity event! Alex and Simon have a fine relationship...don't think yours is sooo much better, your dude was flirting with the chicks in the Hamptons wearing no wedding ring, you have no room to talk and judge what is between two people!
You do not have manners, class, or grace. You are an abrupt person with a competitive streak, who only seems to care about herself!
You threw a party, and didn't invite Jill, and then you are a diva with no class, whatsoever! Please calm down...
First off you say that is is rude to say things about people in a paper that people see. Let me say NO ONE outside of New York gives a rats ass about the New York Post. Yet YOU go on NATIONAL tv and act like a jerk when Alex and Simon show up at a party. Take your butthole lips and your bugeyes and get a hobby sister. YOu arent cute and your second hand clothing line/whatever is tacky with a capital T. So is the 1980's hairdo.
Ramona you do have issues. If you cannot bear to be in the same company of Alex and Simon then you should not be on the show. The basic fact is that the show is about a group of housewives in NYC,their lifestyles and the way that they interact with each other. If you cannot interact with the others then you have no business being on the show. It is getting a little old for us viewers to always see you bail because you cannot properly navigate in social situations. Last season you walked out of the dinner party because you could not handle it, you were extremely late and almost did not make the final episode,you walked out on the Reunion show and you are starting off this season doing the same thing by walking out of the party. It is getting a little old, predictable, and boring. If you really are having so many issues that you cannot be on the set with the others then just get off for good!
I'm very sorry to hear of your father's passing. The tumultuous relationship you had, sounded just awful. However, the advice you gave to viewers to make peace before it's too late is quite sound.
I also found your analysis of the Alex and Simon pair to be accurate. Alex keeps hidden (behind her husband's ego). She simply parrots his every utterance. It is disturbing to watch. They actually seem cartoonish in their climb up the social ladder caring most about their clothes. I would not want to hang out with them at a social gathering either. That said, I must chime in that it was quite rude of you to leave Jill's party without so much as a "see ya later"... She deserved better.
If you don't like these ladies, why do you subject yourself to their presence. You all seem more like enemies than friends with the caddy remarks and insults.
Ramona, I don't understand why you brought the NY Post article to your daughter's attention. You make a huge deal on the show of why you don't air your grievances in the press; however, you talk about other adults to your child. What's up with that?
You and Mario are so great! I love your (sometimes brutal) honesty :) You seem very genuine, and you're fun to watch!
Ramona, Your theatrical eye movements are a trip! You really think that someone is going to bend over backwards for you or believe you when you give them the "crazy Botox look?" If you are true to your supposed position in society than you need to be cool, calm and collected in the face of diversity. Nothing says low class than collective, snide put downs.
Ramona, you annoy the hell out of me! I cannot understand how you can be so rude and demeaning to the others on the show and when they show you the same behavior you totally flip. Oh and by the way lay off the caffeine or pills..whatever makes you so hyper.
Hi Ramona, I think you were pretty poorly depicted last season. Obviously I don't actually know you but it seems that your friendship with everyone is genuine and your dislike of that redheaded wierdo and her metro/homo hubby is also genuine and well-founded. They are just plain weird. I love that they showed their ghetto rental and cut to Jill's house right after. Too funny. I saw your exit from the charity as a sign of solidarity for Jill. You're not fake and I just think that people don't get that you're exit is a way of nipping a bad situation in the bud. We all saw what happened when Simon ruined a girl's night. Rather than unleashing a world of hurt at Jill's charity event and shifting the focus away from the charity, you politely chose to leave. I hope they see that. You rock. Still, for television's sake, it would have been hilarious to see you dish it to the VanPosers.
p.s. - your husband is hilarious, too. I hope we see more of him this season. I also wish I had his hair.
Ramona, You are always telling people that"I have to be real" or "I'm not fake". I don't believe it for a second. You use those excuses to justify your rudeness and immaturity when it comes to dealing with people. Your "brutal honesty" is an excuse to unleash negative thoughts to those around you. It's simple really...
Your NY Post comment....First of all, YOU talk so much about everyone on the show so for you to say that you think that it's not nice to say something negative about someone in the newspaper, what are you kidding me? What's the difference between what Jill said in the NY Post and what you say on the show? NOTHING! And what made it even funnier was that you were telling this to your daughter and yet during the show, 90% of the time all you do is talk crap about the other women is hilarious! That's so much more worse. Seriously, funny. As much as that was just bad bad bad of you, you are fun to watch. I'm a new yorker and you do crack me up. Just get along guys, you are all, aside of the gossiping, great funny women. Great women!
Outside of NYC, more people watch the Bravo show than read the NY Post darling.
Ramona, I agree that you and Mario seem like a nice couple, and that your daughter Avery is reflecting something very positive in the way you are both raising her. I liked you better when you spoke of your childhood issues candidly. It doesn't bother me so much that you enjoy competition in various situations. Something tells me that you have an inner strength, resilience, and kindness that runs more beneath the surface, and that is what people who truly know you realize. Don't be afraid to let more of that show.
Once again you are acting ridiculous and crazy! Did you not learn anything from season one, I would have thought you would have been on medication by now.
I think that someone's real character comes through in totally spontaneous, unscripted moments. When the waitress spilled the drink on you that was about as spontaneous as it gets, and what was your reaction? You were charming and gracious. You didn't get upset (which would have been completely understandable), instead you laughed and put the waitress at ease. What came through is that you are a kind, nice person.
I would be interesed in how the other housewives would have reacted. My guess is that none of them would have handled it nearly as well as you did.
First show of second season, you said it is not very nice to say something mean to other on newspaper... Wake up! You said a lot of nasty things about others on television! Millions of people watch television and that newspaper usually not read by America or the world... Only in New York City area. You tried to lecture your daughter about this behavior... You should lecture yourself about that! You're an embarrassment in New York!
I wanted to say was you are my favorite on the show :D. You like to speak your mind and that is why you are my favorite.
I also wanted to say was your daughter is very pretty. I am 15 so I do not want you think it is some perv telling you that.
Sorry about your Father's passing
I LOVE that Mario said what everyone has been thinking all along. Simon is SO gay, which is totally fine, but good grief, come out of the closet already! You look great, by the way.
Ramona - - you are my favorite "housewife" - why -- because you are direct and for the most part -i believe that what i see , is what I will get. Can't stand that Alex and Simon - - wanna bees that are so impressed with themselves that they can't see that they are absolutely NO BETTER than anyone else. I would have been angry also if a man showed up for girls night. If I had to look at someone's else's husband -- I would rather have stayed home and looked at my own. Alex is a moron for inviting him - - and he is just an even bigger idiot for coming. The only man wanting to go to girls' night is a gay one . .. .
Keep being yourself - - -
Ramona, I think you are the biggest fake person on the whole show.You act like you are better than all the other housewives. You are one of the rudest person I have ever heard open there mouths. If it doesn't revolve around you then you are always out of there. And you are never ever on time for any of the get togeathers the housewives have it's like have to make your huge entrance. Why?
Ramona I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to make peace with your father before he passed.
I personally think you are hilarious. Your reactions may be a bit over the top, but your personal background sheds a lot of light on those reactions. Perhaps just working on taking it down a bit so that you don't explode all over people. I can't imagine it makes you feel very good about yourself. That being said, I couldn't stomach being in the same room with those two either.
Your daughter is absolutely lovely. She seems like a very centered, well adjusted young woman. She clearly adores both you and your husband. You've done a wonderful job raising her thus far. Keep it up!
I wish you all the best and so look forward to seeing what happens this season!
blessings to you and your family!!!
What lesson did your daughter learn? That's it's acceptable to make nasty comments on a national TV show but not in a local newspaper?
Ramona - seriously, how is saying it to Cindy Adams in The Post any different than you saying it on BRAVO or blogging about it? Just sayin'. Anyway it is fun watching you gals - you never know what's coming next.
Ramona, I want to pass on my condolences on the loss of your father. I too just lost my Dad at the end of December. We had a good relationship and I am happy about that. I too echo your words about reconciliation-good to do it when they are still alive and thank God that you had the chance with your father. I tell my god daughter to give her Dad a hug and tell him she loves him often. Keep on shining. I do think you are the strong one on the show and wish you all the best in life.
hello ramona, sorry about your dad. i respect your honesty.to be honest season 1 you ran hot & cold with me, however you are truthful and sometimes the truth hurts. trust me what comes out of your mouth the other housewives wish thye could have said it. please, please put luann in her place regarding the "countess" maybe we can change it to "countdraculuann" as a joke. hows alex & simon been treating you???? ha ha keep me watching
Ramona, I am like you, I cannot "fake it". I have been told I am too honest....how can you be too honest? I'm with you on Alex and her husband...strange. I do enjoy the show. I will admit last season I wasn't sure. I am a big fan of the Real Housewives of Orange County but it is like when you meet new people, you have to get to know them and sometimes it can be a nice surprise. Wishing you the best.
I am very sorry for your loss. I have lost both of my parents and I understand every word you shared with us.
I loved how cool you were to the woman who spilled the cocktail on you. You were a trooper! Mario is a very handsome man and I think you guys make a great couple. Your daughter is a little doll too. As far as Alex and Simon go, you are right, they are very creepy. It annoyed me that he actually showed up to the "girls night" even after he was told by Alex that it was just girls. You said exactly what all the other housewives were thinking!
The way you spoke with Kelly at Jill's event was nice and it seemed to make her feel a little more comfortable. I personally hate going to places and not knowing anyone there.
The way you and Jill carry on together makes me laugh because I have a similar friendship. I know that deep down you two really like each other(right?) LOL!
Best wishes to you and yours!
you are a very strage gal, but i am with you - alex and simon are creepy! and that can't be just "the way they were portrayed" on tv. if i had to deal with them on a show like you do i think my skin would crawl too! i like the way your relationaship with jill is portrayed on tv - the ups and downs seem like a real friendship, and the fact that you both make up and go on feels real. i enjoy the show very much and look forward to more from you and the other ladies. maybe you could recommend some good parenting books to alex and simon - they seem to need some help on the topic!
Ramona, You can take the girl out of the trailer park but you can't take the trailer park out of the girl! That's what I thought about you when I watched you jealously rant over Alex and Simon. There's someone for everyone and finding their partner is a good thing. Why can't you embrace that? I don't see them trying to push themselves on you so what gives? You don't bring anything good to the show now so try to refocus your negative energy into something that does good for people. It's not always about you!! Yes I hear you say you're just being honest but I don't see that, I see you being obnoxious and blunt but not honest. Stop trying to stir up trouble for people who aren't doing you any harm!
Kudos to you for being real. So many people fake it. I also think if you feel you can't contain yourself and would potentially cause a scene, get out of there. And to Joyceann who left a comment, I really feel that is so easy to sit back behind your pc and type and judge, but it takes balls to get on national tv and expose youurself for the world to see. Ramona, while I do not agree with all that you do or say, you are still real and that's why we love you. Simon and Alex are weird in my opinion, but I don't know them and don't want to pass judgement. I will also say that it does take a bigger person to walk away because you clearly don't have an issue with speaking your mind. Lastly, to be age 52, you look amazing. I am unsure if you have had work done, but if not, you look great!
I completely agree with you about Alex and Simon. Theirs is an unusual relationship akin to puppy love in high school (I'm being diplomatic, ok?). My husband and I are not joined at the hip, nor do we wish to be. We too are professionals living in NYC so we get the need/desire to be in the right social circle. However, these two are so desperate to get in with the 'right' people it's cringe-inducing! Smoke & mirrors doesn't work, does it. Alienting the very people who can facilitate entry is not the way to go, is it. I'm with you on this one, Ramona. You speak the truth.
p.s. condolences on the passing of your father.
Hi Ramona! I just love you because you are so purely real and with you, what you see is truly what you get. However, like the rest of us on this planet, we all have difficulty thinking before we speak. Never change Ramona, never. I think your pure honesty baffles the other ladies as you, Bethany and Jill are the honest ones and because you all are that way it exposes the other's intent and motives...it's like you all come in a room and the lights come on and all you see of the others is naked truth that they do not want exposed. Oh well, I think this season is going to be extremely interesting before it's over and I cannot wait to see how it all plays out. God Bless you all.
Hi! Ramona sorry for your lost, I love the show and you. I find that you are very direct person and I like that, but show a little heart for Alex if you keep running from her you will never know the real person, give her an chance
Romona - I truly do not understand why you feel you have the right to treat Simon and Alex the way you do. I think they are actually interesting in their own way. Honestly, you are so rude to them and to so many people on the show, I wonder why they keep you in the show. Maybe it is because your husband is very cool! We need to see more of him and how your interact with him. That would be VERY interesting!!!
Girl you are out there but I must say that you are the only one that seems to be true to there word, because you don't like the AS couple & you don't ever pretend like you do. I don't know why there on the show. The AS people drive me crazy I have to mute the T.V. when ever there on they wreak the show for me... I don't get it.
I am truly sorry about your loss. I would have thought you might have realized that life is to short to go around hurting people with mean acts and hurtful words.I hope you realize we are all held accountable for our words and actions. You really need to appolgize to Alex and Simon they haven't done anything to you and yet, you continue to show your lack of class by insulting them. I hope your daughter dosen't think this is the proper way to treat people.I hope you realize you have a chance to make a difference.
Sorry for your loss.
When you talk that much, what you say really doesn't matter.
If you want your opinion to matter you should watch what you say, to whom, when, how and why.
Treat people the way you expect to be treated.
You do not have to always talk.
Different people have different relationships. It's a personal choice.
Your daughter has self-control. You might want to use her as a reference.
Hi Ramona!! I love you and your show, but I don't understand...granted Simon and Alex are a little weird, and a little co-dependent...they seem happy! I understand you just call it as you see it, but, why not just let them roll in with their weirdness? (c:
So happy you made nice with your father before he passed. Great advise you gave to others. I was very close to my father an can tell you, when he passed, it was a very difficult time for me. Take time to be sad. A great book to read is "Don't take away my grief". Best wishes
TRUE SIMON AND ALEX ARE CLINGY.BUT WHO CARES!!!!! ITS ONE THING IF ONE WAS CLINGY AND THE OTHER WASNT .THAT WOULD POSSBLY POSE A PROBLEM. HOWEVER ,THAT IS CLEARLY NOT THE CASE.THEYRE MADLY IN LOVE AND I THINK THERE GREAT FRIENDS FIRST.THEY HAVE BEAUTIFUL BABIES AND TAKE PRIDE IN THERE SONS.I LIKE ALEX.SHE IS CUTE FUNNY AND HAS A HUSBAND AND CHILDREN WHO ADORE HER.JEALOUS ARE WE??? SHE WORKED FOR VICTORIA SECRET AND HAS AN APPRECIATION FOR ART,MUSIC,PHOTOGRAPHY AND SO ON. SHE IS INDEPENDENT TO A POINT. ITS NOT LIKE SHE IS A SIT ON MY BUTT AND BE PAMPERED KINDA CHICK.NOTHING WRONG WIT THAT! BUT SHE WORKS HARD AND FOR HER TO HAVE THAT 1970S LOVE PEACE AND HAPPINESS WITHIN HER MARRIAGE IS ICING ON HER CAKE .PERHAPS THE HATERS WISH THEY HAD A CAKE THAT TASTE SO GOOD????
Sorry for you loss and I'm glad you were able to reconcile with him.
Two things stand out in this blog. One - your comments about Alex. You are way off base. She's the easiest to understand exactly who she is. Second - your take on Kelly. You don't do well on your first impressions of people.
Ramona I love you so much and I love your jewelry especialy the one you wore on the show you had a flower dress on and I beleive it was when Kelly meet Bethanny at the bar anyways it was a cross with circles about 3 or 4 on each side of the cross going up loved it where can I get one..... Love ya Evette from TEXAS
Ramona, I know that we can't like eveyone we meet, but I do think when there are others around you have to show some courtesy for their feelings. I know you don't like Simon and Alex at all. You don't have to like them but when you're in some one else's home you have to show common courtesy. I agree it was annoying to have him come to the Girls Night at Jills.But noone said no you can't come and they should have.I know they seemed joined at the hip, but that is their choice. I might have said something to them, but I never would have stormed out of Jills house.That was rude and insensitive to Jill and not a good example to Avery.All that teaches her is if things don't go her way she should blow up and storm out like a child. I must admit I did stick up for you when you were helping Luann at the cancer center.She acted like a child for you saying you thought her husband was old. My advice to you is to "edit" yourself sometimes. You can say what you mean, but watch how the words come out.
Ramona, I feel that you get a lot of flack, simply because you are so honest. I find your honesty to be quite refreshig. I love to watch the show, mainly because I never know what you will do or say next. You are a riot! I must say that I was totally disgusted at the way Kelly treated you when you went to watch her horse show. I know that she is your friend, but she makes my skin crawl. She thinks that she is so much better than everyone else. I could not believe the statement she made at the fashion show. I believe her exact words were "why would I be jealous of you?" The way she treats Bethenny also disgusts me! GO team Bethenny!!!
I did not understand you very well last season but you have become my favorite housewife. You are strong and not letting anyone get away with pushing you around. Stay away from Jill she is poison and only happy when she can put someone down. Watch the episodes if you can you won't believe what she says about you.
Keep it up, love ya