What an intense day! At the reunion I really felt like I was being attacked. It was so heated. I sat on a couch across from Jill, Bethenny, and LuAnn, and they ganged up on me. I was just being myself and they were attacking me. I always tell it like it is, and I never try to be someone I'm not. I am who I am. I never purposefully try to hurt anyone else. But it's extremely hard to stay calm when you're being attacked.
I was very offended when LuAnn made a comment about my "crazy eyes." I'm very expressive and I wear contacts because of a vision problem. I have dry eyes, and it's a medical condition that I cannot control. It was incredibly catty of her to make fun of my appearance. It's one thing to disagree with me, but it's quite another to start name-calling. I didn't want to stoop down to her level, but I was being attacked, and I just lost it.
So how do I really feel about my castmates? I like Bethenny. I don't think she makes great choices when it comes to dating. She's single at 37 for a reason, and it's because she doesn’t date for marriage. I never enjoyed filming with Kelly. I'd film with Alex and Simon before I'd film with Kelly.
The only other thing I was to address is Bethenny's blog. She recently wrote a blog about me that was nasty. I guess she still has not gotten over my blog where I give my opinion of her dating behavior, her business criticism, and her relationship with Jill. I always shoot straight from the hip - no lies, no puns. I'm not spouting sarcastic one-liners the way Bethenny does. My dress did not look like a Christmas tree, hers did. HER dress was GREEN, not mine! Is she color blind? I am never two faced, only 8 weeks ago I wore the same dress when I was interviewed with Bethenny and she was going on and on about how gorgeous my dress was. David Meister designed it and many celebrities wear his dresses in Hollywood for red carpet events, which is how I discovered him. Enough said.
Six beautiful, intelligent, independent women were given their own television platform with the opportunity to show the world what they are capable of accomplishing as a group. You all had the power to show women in a light that seldom is afforded us, and that is as strong, smart, compassionate, business savvy people.
Instead, you lowered the bar and gave life to the tired old clichés that have been attached to our so called “apron strings” for generations. You’ve given Bravo the train wreck they desired with the end result being money in their pockets with a few shillings thrown your way. The organ grinder and his faithful monkey come to mind. Way to go, ladies!!
Hi Ramona, I completely agree with the post that you added in your blog. You should write a book or speak out about childhood abuse and how you have ended the cycle. Love and much respect to you and your beautiful and real family.
Love you Ramona. Thanks for keeping it real. I wish I could be more like you and say what's on my mind and not hold everything in. Keep on dancing!!!!
Ramona, you are great and you made me laugh every single episode. Thank you for that. Like you said before "you don't have to like evryone and not everyone will like you in life " to Bethenny, so keep that in mind when it comes to Alex and Simon, take it easy, because in the end they never say bad things about your ways and you know you have flaws. I admire you for being strong, happy and sincere.
You go girl! You make me laugh all the time--whatever you say is usually true but funny, not cutting. You've done right by your daughter as she seems to be nice and down to earth. Best of luck.
I understand that it gets heated and all the wives feel the need to get their point across, but the reunion shows were marred by all the wives talking over each other. We couldn't hear anyone's point of view because you wouldn't allow each other to speak! Last season I felt you were the "ditsiest" housewife. This year you were saved the title by Kelly -- you should thank her! And a word of advice -- when you feel attacked by someone, it doesn't do much good to attack back; it only worsens the situation. Think about that when biting back at Jill, Bethenny and LuAnn.
This is the first time I have ever been compelled to write. The reunion(separation is more appropriate)was appalling and shameful. Jill and Bethenny were the biggest offenders. A huge detail was left out of the tennis fiasco...Bethenny used information told in confidence in Ramona's kitchen about male issues and that's why she had an issue with Simon. What type of individuals would purposely attempt to hit Ramona in her deepest most sensitive area of her life over a SILLY tennis match. They are pure evil. Callous LuAnn is a huge hypocrite and needs to be held culpable. Her malevolent comment about Ramona's eyes was heartless.
You're as bad as Kelly.....always an excuse for every damn thing. "I have an eye problem...my eyes are dry"....oh please. You're always exasperated over something someone has said, and your "wild, wide eye stare" is an extension of that. Now you are gonna write a book? What will the title be..."How to hide behind being mean-spirited by saying you're a straight shooter"??
You wonder why you were being attacked? Seriously? Your digs at Luann about her marriage were dispicable. I lost count the number of times you threw it in her face. Instead of trying to understand her pain and situation of ending a 16 year marriage (broken up with via email, by the way) you chose to use it as a weapon. That was truly low, lady.
Ramona, I thought yout comment was straight on about B's dress. That hers looked like a Christmas tree instead of yours. I tried writing that on her blog, but I guess Bravo is very selective of which comments they post. If it's a negative comment about B or Jill. It won't be posted. That perhaps explains why so when you log onto their blogs, it's all about the "Jill and Bethanny" bandwagon. Bethanny loves to talk about people behind other peoples back, but can't take the heat when someone says something negative about her. It's interesting how Jill guards her like a baby. The truth is she is single. What's so hurtful about blogging about that? I mean, you're not lying...she is still SINGLE.
Jill is another story....her voice and attitude is starting to get on my last nerves!
As far as Luanne, I'm glad you called her out. I too am tired of her calling you "crazy eyes." Perhaps, by you calling her out and airing her dirty secrets, she'll learn to think twice before calling people names. And yes, her husband is an "OLDER" gentlemen - anyone that views the show can clearly see it. I don't know why she got so defensive...he is old!
I do have to say though, I think you should lighten up on Alex and Simon. Alex seems like a very good person. I think you two would be great friends. Why don't you give it a shot! Simon on the other hand is pretty harmless.
Hi Ramona - I really hope this gets posted.
I feel really bad at the way the others attacked you on the show. You do tend to have a big mouth at times and I do think you could learn how to censor yourself a bit as not everything you feel about everyone has to be expressed at all times HOWEVER, I do think deep down you mean well and have a good heart. I do not think you mean to hurt people. That doesnt make your behavior ok, but I am more looking at your intentions and I feel they are in the right place.
Your dating advice to Bethenny was actually right on! I also do not think you meant her any disrespect in the blog you wrote about her. She is hyper sensitive and her buttons are easily pushed but she dishes so much crap out that she needs to suck it up and get over it. It does not surprise me that she likes Kathy Griffin so much as Kathy is the same way, dishes it out, cant take it in return. Bethenny is mean spirited, a back stabber, weak, insecure and an emotional wreck. Any guy that would marry her as she is is a nut job! She is too much work.
Anyway, I hope you realize that even though you may not care for everything that Alex and Simon do, they mean well and actually they "get" you and appreciate the fact that you are honest and upfront. Lighten up on them. They are good people.
Are you kidding me? You close your blog with posts that you like? Is this because you too aren't articulate?
What B posted on her blog was petty and mean about your dress-I agree! HOWEVER, this is where I loose it with you...You are very quick with your rude, cruel and downright mean comments and like to explain them away with "It hurt my feelings". Stop and think, maybe you hurt her (and others!)with that viper tongue of yours. Why is it acceptable for you to do this and not others? Not to say that either behaviour is acceptable but, if you dish it honey you should be able to take it!!! If you don't like this type of reaction to you maybe it's really time for some self-reflection if you truly don't like it. With you, 9 out of 10 times you're getting these zingers thrown at you because of something you've said or done. REFLECTION!!!
I believe the B said your dress looked like a christmas tree ornament-and it did. Just because you got it from a designer and famous people have worn it doesn't make it good or even great. Fashion is subjective. I believe you got everything you deserved on the reunion show and again, don't dish it if you can't take it!
Ramona, Congratulations on all of your success. We’ll miss you until next season. In your own words you’re “Quite a Character.” Make sure Mario "blogs" about the Jersey wives. His sense of humor and sharp observations will keep us in stitches!!!
I think you were great this season and enjoyed you. Bethenny was kind of off this season and had no reason to make that comment about your dress. It was very immature of her and Luann to name call. After seeing Bethenny talk behind people's backs more than ever this season I don't like her as much. Love ya !
what Bethany said about your dress was mean.
But you and your husband have been saying mean things about the other cast memebers all along.
You say thats speaking the truth but not everyone needs to hear your opinion!
So maybe bethany was speaking the truth I believe she called your dress a xmas tree ornament, which it did resemble that.
everyone needs to be a little bit kinder
You crack me up, Ramona. You do shoot straight from the hip. but when your cast mates do the same thing, you take it as a personal attack. Let go of your need to be right all the time. No one is right all the time. Relax, forgive and forget...life's too short.
Ramona~ I watched these episodes over and over and what kills me is just how childish you acted. Everything you said that you did to someone was because "They did it first!" You continually yelled and screamed and told the same story 15 different ways.
Hopefully next season you'll be able to settle down and remain clam for at least one episode!
Ramona - You are truly one of a kind and you make the show so fun to watch. Don't take what the others ay and do so personally - even when they gang up and carry on so much. A reality show can do that to you - don't let it affect your personal life or the way you are. You handled yourself very well during the reunion show - I for one was proud of your behaviour. You were also on the mark about LuAnn's marriage. I picked up on that during the first season and had wondered how it would pan out this season. During the confrontation if you will at the Cancer society dinner you were dead on and she slapped you back which told me she was ultra sensitive at the time about her relationship with the Count Can't Be Found No Where LOL!! Take care of yourself and give that cutie patootie husband of your a hug for me!
Romana the show wouldn't be the same without u. I agree Bethennys dress looked more like a christmas ornament then yours.
I very much enjoy your show and the interactions of all of you (except Kelly -- sorry). It was very surprising that LuAnn, the self-proclaimed etiquette "expert", was so easily allowed to get away with personal name-calling. Major faux pas.
You may think you come off as someone who speaks their mind and is honest, but really you come off as frenetic and extremely juvenile. I can't imagine what you were doing when you mimicked Bethenny smoothing her skirt during the reunion. Did you think she was issuing a challenge to you? I was just embarrassed for you the entire program. If you operate your business the way you operate your life, I can't imagine it will ever be anything but a disorganized, chaotic mess.
First of all, Bethany said your dress looked like a Christmas tree ORNAMENT. It did. Her dress was definately too short, but elegant. You say you "Say it like it is...". Not true, you say it like you believe it to be. There is a difference. When someone is dilusional, then you can pretty much believe anything. Your interviews were how you wished yourself to be, the actual footage is how you truely are. You're insecure (most people are), you looooovve to stir the pot and back off to watch the boil. Your antics are diagnosible, and you would benefit from some sort of intervention. Mario is creepy, and if you truely believe that all he does is "look" at other women then I feel sorry for you. I really mean that. Good luck.
Ramona, You just need to remember what goes around comes around. You say it how it is but sometimes you are rude when you do it and I think that's why they came back at you.
Why do you care that Bethenny is not dating for marriage? She's not you and maybe what worked for you wouldn't work for her.
That seemed to be the thing with you and Mario this year, you guys got tweaked over things that had nothing to do with you. The expose on Alex's nude pictures, LuAnn's marriage falling apart, Jill's apartment redo, and Bethenny's relationships. They had nothing whatsoever to do with you guys and that seemed to be the things that ticked you off the most.
I hope there's a seaon three and I hope you are back b/c you are entertaining and I think that overall you are a good person. Just remember not to dish it out if you can't take it.
Happy 18th anniversary to you and Mario. Avery's raising you guys pretty good. ;)
Yes, you were being your normal "rude, loud, argumentative " self at the reunion. Why not be open and honest and speak to someone in private when they hurt your feelings instead of constantly blaming "getting back at someone" for your bad choices. And you talk about Bethenny being 37 and "still dating". Didn't you say you were alone till that age. Give her a break. You DON"T know everything as you think you do Ramona.
I am a big fan of Bethenny but I have to say she was overly rude to you on the reunion. I mean I agree with her that what you wrote in the blog was wrong, but I think your intention was different and she should know that. It was Bethenny herself who said on an episode something to the effect that if she got angry for you at everything you said she'd go crazy, and she should heed her own advice. I think Jill also was way too unfair, who cares if you didn't spend a year and a half on the skin care line. Jeebus!
Anyways, Ramona, you're cooky and quirky and you make for great TV, and even though sometimes you may say stuff that come's off rude we know your heart is in the right place. I do think you're being a bit unfair to Alex and I hope you guys can get past that because I think we saw this season that Alex and Simon are just harmless(esp in comparison to someone really crazy like Kelly).
I hope you and Bethenny makeup, and i hope Jill gets the bug out of her ass(cuz the whole 5k thing with the credit card was classless!!!!) and gives you a break.
I agree with your comment that you felt attacked by LuAnn's comment regarding your eyes. That was not cool! Nevertheless, it is NOT GOOD to blurt everything that comes to our minds!! You said that you are a christian. Remember that the Bible says that we MUST bridle our TONGUE!! Not everything should be said!!! Keep it to yourself!!! And do not talk about your friends behind their backs. That is NOT being a friend. If is true that you are a christian, your relationship with Jesus should be more important than the attacks of your friends, and even the material things and riches. You need to control yourself, get rid of the negative. No need to say everything negative that you see or feel. Do not be dragged into commenting about negative subjects or attacking your friends behind their backs.If you do not have something positive to add to the conversation, smile and stay silent.
Other than that, you are very entertaining and I would like to see you in the next season.
Hi Ramona, Alex hit the nail on the head last night when she said that she respects the fact that you say the truth in person and not behind their back. That is a really great quality of yours however, sometimes you could use a little tact when you say things. It is not what you say, it is how you say it. How Bethany and Jill got away without being critized too much is beyond me. Jill is like the MOM of the group but only defends one daughter and that is Bethany, whether it be right or wrong, she has Bethany's back. I think Jill thought the show was Jill Zarin and the other NY Housewives. I like Alex and I really believe that the two of you could be friends if you give her a chance. She is sincere, real, intelligent, articulate, etc. The two of you started off on the wrong foot. Alex and Mario are not that different either except in the way they dress. They will both defend their wives and their kids and they both love the spotlight. Ramona have a great summer and stay true to yourself.
Hi Ramona. I think that you were attacked by the three other women. Bethenny is a very angry,insecure woman. As for the countess, listen, I grew up in Ct. and let me tell you that Berlin, where she is from, is a hole in the wall. She did not come from money or class. She said that she uses her title for fun or charities well, how about the poor pizza boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As for Jill, she has changed quite a bit since the first season. She is always on the attack when it comes to you.
Ramona, you may not like Alex but let me tell you, she was the only one last night who really showed some class. I admire that you tell it like it is but, sometimes you really need to tone it down. Also, please tell your husband to try acting like an adult and not some crazy man.Remember, your daughter is seeing all of this.
Ramona, You are very entertaining, I do love watching you , you always make me laugh. You remind me of my mother, she is very nervous too, and she always tells it like it is.
Ramona I think you had every right to defend yourself when Luann was attacking your looks/eyes. That was ridiculous. How can Luann "write" books on etiquette portraying herself as an expert with comments like that? Even worse was when she basically called that little girl that wanted to be a model fat when she was "mentoring" the kids.
I also think you had every right to defend yourself when you are Bethanys latest target. She must love to fight and you do not deserve the things she says about you.
I wish you and Jill could get along better because you seem to have more in common than different. You are both successful competitive business women.
With that said I think you are going too far when you attack Kelly and Simon. They do not pick fights with you. Just because they are quirky different people is not a reason for you to get angry at them and say cruel things. Just enjoy their unique personalities like many of us do. :)
You are my favorite housewife. You are down to earth, funny, and you really have a heart. You are not easily influenced by other people riches, but see the person as they truly are. I agree with you about Kelly 100%. Keep up the good work and I would like to see you in the next season.
PS: One advise though. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER Speak evil of your friends or acquantance with NOBODY behind their backs. (Kelly is not your friend or acquaintance, she is more like your enemy). A friend loves at all times, the Bible says. And Love covers a multitude of sins! Work on being the best and most loyal friend to your friends, and you will be extremely loved and appreciated.
Lordy, lordy, lordy...I realize you're on the show due to the provocative element you bring to the cast, but, seriously, get some help. It's another cop out to say, "I am who I am" when actually you are who you choose to be. I try to give you the benefit of the doubt since I think you're one of those people who don't know that they don't know, but even that is wearing thin.
If this is what it means to be rich and famous, then I thank God I live on a small farm with a wonderful husband and friends who treat me with respect and diginity.
If you're on for season three, I'm out. I'd rather muck out the chicken coop than watch your shenanigans--it's the same by product, just the coop offers a better return.
YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THE RULE "IF YOU CAN'T SAY ANYTHING NICE, DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL" WHICH WOULD MEAN, YOU WOULD BE QUIET ALL THE TIME.
IF YOU ARE CHRISTIAN OR CATHOLIC OR WHATEVER YOU SAY YOU ARE, YOU WOULD NOT SAY SOME OF THE MEAN THINGS YOU SAY TO PEOPLE OR ABOUT PEOPLE.
You are one of my favorites. You know how to behave yourself. You are sincere. And you love your husband and children. You are very down to earth, and a joy to watch. Simon and you are very lucky to have each other. The love shows in the screen. Good luck to both of you!
Dear Romona, I can't believe you feel attacked by your co-stars. Are you seriously unaware of the biting remarks that you make? I don't find that your co-stars attitudes toward you is undeserving, in the fact that it is often a retaliation toward your own remarks.I find it very sad that a lady of you stature actually succumbs to the unsavory tactics that you surmise as wit or truth. Please, take a course in assertive training, or read The Way To Love, by Anthony De Mello. I would like to see you received by your co-star's in a better light next season. Best Wishes, Shannon Winchester
I am sorry about your separation and divorce. But cheer up, God might have somebody better for you. It does not need to be a Count or whatever. A loving, sincere,-- that appreciates and loves you -- regular man, would be great. Titles do not mean a thing. Especially here in America, the land of the brave and the free, where everybody is equal. Maybe in Britain it might impress some people, here it means nothing. Only the kind of person that you are and the content of your character will really matter.
You are a nice person. Beautiful, charming and with a lot of class. Don't let those things get to your head. Be loving, simple and honest, and be willing to help as many people as possible, just for the sake of helping others, not to get fame or fortune. Seek God and his son Jesus. He will lead you out of this unfortunate situation with your husband, and you will be much more happier than you have ever been.
God bless. Hope to see you in the next season. You are a joy to watch.
Ramona is a huge disappointment as is Kelly. Both are by far the two most boring individuals and pathetic. Get a life GIRLS
You are cool! We like you. But remember, never to talk bad about your friends behind their backs. It is not Cool. The bible says: A good friend is closer than a brother. And... a friend loves at all times. Also, Love covers multitudes of sins. Use this scriptures when you are dealing with your friends, and you will never have problems with them.
Good luck, and hope to see you in the next season.
Don't take everything so defensive.. We..and they (the ladies) all love you..!! You can get loud, rude, harsh at times, but, you do have a transparent "soft" core.. You usually do brush it off and go on and that's why we love you.. You are a character!! But, you are one we love to watch and hear what you will come up with next. LOVED the "shimmy" you and Jill did!! That broke the tension...You are too funny and lovable to let any of these women upset you.
Ramona, hang in there! I admire any woman who can rise above the background, childhood, she had and come out on top. Good for you!
I want to know some of your tips for being a successful woman...
Are you from NY? Were your parents wealthy?
From your fan, Meg.
I watched the reunion and for the most part I just felt uncomfortable. Truly like watching a train wreck over and over. Rehashing the same ugly incidents with even (what seems) more anger is not only unproductive but downright destructive. When slighted,(all the ladies)say your piece, move on and forget it. With that being said I do feel you were somewhat unfairly blamed for others actions/reactions. Point in general, the Jill-Bethenny dust-up at the charity function. Jill made the comment she was a "little crazy" that day and that you stirred it up by bringing up the signage over the bar. While I love Jill, you merely brought up what you perceived to be tacky, she took it to a whole other level. That's not taking responsibility,thats blaming you and that's a cop-out. As B would say, Jill needs to "own it." That is my major pet peeve, making others look like scapegoats. Anyway best of luck to you.
First of all she said Christmas tree ornament not christmas tree. Which brings up the main problem. If you whould have read just one more word your conter argument might have made sence instead of making you look studid. Your ears are not just for hanging your way over priced jewlery on they actually serve a purpose. Maybe if you could come up with some kind of mouth jewery you would shut that also. LISTEN when people talk. Them wait 5 seconds before running your mouth. For as acomplished as you are you can't seem to figure out the basics for having a normal 2 way conversation
Obviously you had a TON of negative reviews, which must have made you feel compelled to put a decent one up for all of US to read.. You were an instigator on the show, that is why you were attacked! For every action there is a reaction, don't you get it? Your husband acting just as foolish and immature, shame on you. I hope you take the feedback from the blog and your castmates and lighten up, and treat people with more respect.
Seriously? You don't see your immature behaviour? How many times did you admit you did something "to get back" at someone during this show? Bethenny did not compare your dress to a Christmas tree, she compared it to a Christmas ornament - if you are going to slap out, you need to read carefully. Also, if you married Mario at 37, weren't you also single at 37? Why is this such an indictment against Bethenny but you seem to feel it is validation for you?
Romona, I have never commented on a Bravo blog before but felt compelled to do so today. I think you ROCK! I take what I see on reality shows with a grain of salt. Yes, what we see actually did happen, but everyone should know that it is all edited a certain way to portray what the powers that be want to portray. Last year I thought you were so wacky and out there, actually kind of unbalanced. You reminded me of a lot of people I know who get so excited/angry/passionate about something that you just spout off. But then I thought to myself "This woman is a very successful business woman, married to the same man for a long time with an awesome kid. She MUST be doing something right." I think we all have our moments of wackiness where other people go "HUH?", yours just happened to be caught on tape and then edited down to ALL your wacky moments, so that maybe we didn't see more of you being YOU. Also, I would think that being on camera for the first season with women you don't know that well would make some people a little nervous and maybe act a little differently than you would normally.
THIS season I think you were great. You are passionate, smart, funny and beautiful. As you say, you tell it like it is. I don't know if I would like that all the time in MY life, but I do think it made for great TV-LOL! I never saw you being mean unless you were put on the spot (like with Simon) or when you felt someone needed to be knocked down a notch (Like the Countess at the Hope house).
I wish you continued success and look forward to seeing you next season!