Ramona Singer

Ramona tries to understand the motives behind Jill's surprise visit.

on May 27, 20100

 

What a season its been. We just taped the reunion show and you will not believe what went down! I can't wait for all of you to view it.

I am now in Tampa preparing for my HSN show airing Friday, May 25th 11pm PT and May 26th at 2am EST. I'm so exhausted I don't know how I'm doing it all. I just got back from Africa and now I won't get back home until Saturday.

Now on to the show. I have to say each episode gets better and better. I was so relieved Kelly had left St. John. I no longer wanted to be responsible for her as she was having serious issues and it was scary (much scarier than you could ever imagine!) I had called Jill the evening before to ask her to please meet Kelly at the airport. I was so concerned for her and wanted someone to meet her and make sure she was OK. Jill had conveyed to me that Kelly was sending her strange texts and wasn't making any sense. I wonder why Jill did not tell me that night of her plan to come to St. John. Is is because she knew I would say it wasn't a good idea? I think now that has to be the case. She got it in her head she was coming and did not want me to say no. What is even more strange to me is that Jill didn't meet her friend Kelly at the airport. If you're my good friend I would do anything for you and be there. Why wasn't Jill there for Kelly?

Jill was aware of the seriousness of the situation, not only from me but from Bethenny as well. So when Jill just strolled in so nonchalant as if nothing was wrong, I was speechless. I took one look at Alex and saw her trembling and shaking. Knowing that Bethenny's father just died and that her pregnancy was in a fragile state and couldn't take stress, I made my decision. I had my guests to consider and I needed them to be comfortable. Why Jill could not understand my reasoning is really troubling to me. It was just another selfish, self absorbed move of Jill's to waltz in as though nothing was wrong. I felt badly, but why couldn't Jill see the whole picture? If she had, she would have understood my reasons.

263 comments
Victoria C 3
Victoria C 3

Ramona, I have a wonderful husband also and was so touched to see your beautiful vow renewal. Your own personal renewal has been beautiful to see also. Stay true to yourself, you have an amazing instinct and I was so happy that you saw through Jill and stayed true to Bethenney and Alex. Watching from the outside, all the "real" people are not on "team Jill." Sonia seems like a very nice person also. LOVED "turtle time." I have a bunch of girlfriends also and don't you know, we've adopted your turtle time as our own! Thanks for a heart warming season on your part! Will be watching live tonight!

viewerfrommi
viewerfrommi

You handled the situation when Jill surpised you all wrong. Jill really wanted to surprise you and the reception she got from you was so distasteful and mean! You knew the situation with her and the other gals when you invited her in the first place.

Of course she's going to come in there with a joyous surprise. That was the point. You should have welcomed her in and let things take its course...cease fire would have resulted instead of more drama.

Alex is loving her new found "in" to the circle from the backdoor...I don't believe she would have had any balls this season if she didn't team up with Bethany and found an ally in Ramona. What she needs to remember is these ladies were friends long before she came around. Does she not remember she and Simon were a misfit to the bunch from day one? They only stuck it out and took whatever punches came their way for the opportunities and the limelight. I don't feel they bring anything to the table but take up space.

Jill has her faults like everyone else on the show, including you. Friends stick by each other and hash things out behind closed doors and remain friends.

AngelK
AngelK

I luv you RAMONA the only thing you do iz keep it real. i really want to meet you some day. mayb e my dream will come true

SusieInPA
SusieInPA

Ramona, you are a great hostess. You did your job by protecting Alex and Bethany, and I would say you are top notch classy. I really loved you this season, your total mind/body make over is the best. Its nice to see you 3 ladies having fun and bonding together. Can't wait to see more of you. Your renewal has been fabulous, along with your wedding vows, you made me teary eyed. You are a great gal, best of everything for you.

OMG
OMG

OMG! Jill is the first to speak of AMBUSH, she knew about the vacay drama with K, she knew that she had ill-will with A and B...who were on the vacay. SO WHY WOULD SHE SHOW UP!???! Because she couldn't allow K to alone bring all of the drama. There was no way that she cared about u ladies emotional state, for if she had, she would not have come. Because to "make up with B" would have naturally caused emotional upheaval, but Jill didn't care about bringing more hurt and mayhem. Jill causes the whailing and knashing of teeth and she likes it that way.

OMG
OMG

ABSOLUTELY RAMONA! U were renewing everything else, why not your vows? All timing fell into place, your ceremony was lovely, touching. Did u see the footage... Jill was dispicably saying she wasn't coming, likely trying to get the others to not come. I'm glad it went on beautifully.

U are so right Ramona! Jill doesn't deserve to have friends because it is always all about her. She has no emphathy for others, they are to pay homage to her...but friendships are 2-sided, she should complement them also. But she doesn't see it that way. If she truly cared about K she would have taken time for her (same as with B). She was only interested in making her appearance, she could have made up with B anytime before or after the vacation (considering K had more pressing matters). But we can see that it is not about others, Jill is self-consumed, as u said...she doesn't get it.

iououi
iououi

Ramona ..... face it Mario is scared of you. lol poor guy.

xanx
xanx

The only thing that makes you look half way grounded is you have a wonderful husband and a beautiful daughter. i hate to say this but I kinda feel sorry for them. They seem so sweet and grounded and then there you are trying to always fight for all the attention on yourself.

uiiiuiu
uiiiuiu

It doesnt really matter what I say because it seems like you just have your way and nothing affects you. You just keep going on, like that night when you made that rude comment about Kellys boobs, and then just sat in the corner twirling your hair. I was practically gasping for air not believing what just took place. I thought can someone be so callous and self absorbed? I guess thats why Mario just gives in to you, no one, especially him, so it seems, knows how to stop a train wreck.

norabeth
norabeth

Jill came to the island so she could star in at least one scene of the episode. She wanted to steal the show, but by the time she got there the show was over. She came off like the evil queen in Snow White. Her visit was Snow Wrong.

realechousewife
realechousewife

Ramona, I am so happy for you and Mario! As for the St. John trip, your heading is so right on. (What's a girl to do?)--Jill needs to shut up when she goes to someone else's events no matter how she feels about the decorations, etc. and she needs to go back to being the "old" Jill we saw the last two seasons, I liked her then and the two of you seemed to have a great friendship, but this season she is just like Vicki from the Orange County Real Housewives and she was even told about her lousy behavior by her own husband and she still doesn't get it. Yes it was rude for her to show up after she flat refused to go on the trip, most people would realize that extra accomodations needed to be arranged, and would call ahead to let the hostess know. You were a good hostess and considered your guests first.

Janelle
Janelle

REGARDING YOUR JEWLERY

I watched last time your were on HSN. The bling is beautiful but have you ever considered doing a less dressy line ? Although your current collection is beautiful; I very rarely dress to the nines like you and the other housewives. It looked beautiful on Sonja. This is my sugestion. I would love to see you do a platnum clad line with no stones. A cool ring,charm bracelet or chain on 12 flex pays (lol, just kidding about the flex pays) but affordable. I would definately order it. I really think it would appeal to a younger crowd & more casual people especially priced at a lower retail price. Have you ever looked at Silpada jewlery ? Thats the look I am visioning but in platnum clad instead of silver. Check Silpada's website out sometime. Consider this -Food for thought.

Henney
Henney

Beautiful ceremony Ramona! You and Avery looked wonderful and your and Mario's vows were touching. All the best to you in life, love, family and friendships.

Janie from Texas
Janie from Texas

Ramona, you were in a very difficult position with all the drama, it was bound to happen. You did the right thing. You are a brave soul when it comes to Jill.

Alexm0830
Alexm0830

Ramona, I can't believe you shunned Jill away! If you were my friend for 15 years and you did that to me I would never speak to you again! I don't care if Barak Obamma was your guest, Jill is your friend and she spent a lot of time and money to see you. You should never call her a friend again!

ramonjamon
ramonjamon

Way to go Ramona. You've really grown on me this season. It's been a godsend to put some separation between you and Jill. Keep speaking from the heart.

gbmoon
gbmoon

RAMONA!, do the turtle dance!!!

your awesome :)

Scorpio88
Scorpio88

Ramona, Thank you for coming to the Virgin Islands for your Bridal Shower. I grew up here but have been gone 30 years; U.S., Austria, Saudi Arabia and Calif., a total of 30 years. Returning 2 1/2 years ago to take care of my 90 yr. old mom, who's still full of spit and vinegar,brought affulent. Any way, thank you for coming, I hope the local people were kind and polite. I am sorry that Kelly had a meltdown and Jill came at the end. Jill sounded like a FOG Horn. The other ladies have her number. She's rediculous and gossips too much and is self centered. Give me a break!!!!! But I love you, you're honest and a straight shooter.All the best on your renewal qith Mario, that's so Romantic. Go for it girl!!!!!!!!!!! Let Luanne know she doesn't have to get involved, oh yea COuntess, Superficial. But that what Jill likes, she's got her back. Stupid.

Coming Around
Coming Around

You have really come full circle and by that I mean, you have shown us you are a real person. I was proud when you told Jill to leave St John and when you took the high road and went to Jill's self serving holiday party.

real HW of East Brunswick
real HW of East Brunswick

Gee, why did Jill show up unannounced? Because the writers needed her to create drama that's why! Without you gals at each other's throats, theres not much to watch. Seriously, is it necessary for each of you to continuously confront each other (at lux events no less) and demand satisfaction for whatever slights you felt done to you? all of you - Grow the @#$%k up!

Nickschu
Nickschu

I just frikkin love you so much this season Ramona! You have remained true to yourself, haven't picked sides, and have called out absolutely everyone on their b.s.!

It was so nice of u to take all the gals on the trip, shame on kelly for acting the fool.

I would love to go dancing with and have turtle time anyday, you just let go on the dance floor and i love it!

Also, someone please tell icky Jill that you name is Ramona not RAMONER (she always pronounces your name that way) and your hubby is Mario not MEERIO!

I loved your brunch with Avery and you recognizing how blessed you are!

Take care girl, you rocked this season!

gulf coast girl
gulf coast girl

"I can't believe Ramona would purposely sabotage my event" She wasn't even thinking about you at that moment Jill and just got upset not realizing she was in such close proximity to the speaker" Another one, Jill calling Luann who at the moment is with Ramona, "Jill" Where are you?" to Luann. If you see that clip you see Jill wrinkle up her nose like something stinks and is visibly irritated, as if Luann needs to tell her what she is doing and who with. Twice, Bethenny reached out to Jill and to the 1st attempt, jill felt "sabotaged" and could not even speak for 5 minutes like an adult. Then the event and Bethenny walks up and Jill flees like she is on fire. Then complains to her husband that she will look bad if she doesn't speak to Bethenny. Doesn't give a s... about Bethenny, just how Jill will look. Now do a 180, and jill is so distraught over the loss of her friendship with Bethenny. Jill is way too controlling and materialistic. Ramona, you were right in every thing you tried to do and God, what a generous gift to give to 1 person, much less 5. 5 were invited, 1 declined and then set up a situation where she knew she would ultimately disrupt the trip after snubbing Bethenny's attemps to fix their friendship and now she thinks that she can just walk up and all is forgiven when she would not give her 5 minutes, or help an obviously troubled Kelly by being their for her. Kelly needs counseling. She is not ok. So, you little bombshell, I think you have a big heart and I wish I had a galpal like you. Both of my best friends died within 9 months of each other in 1977 and I just was never able to find anymore lasting girlfriends particularly because I lived out west for over a decade and then came home to the South. All of you should treasure your family and friendships first and everything else second. You never know when they may be gone forever. You and Mario keep on keeping on, Ramona. I hope I can afford some of your jewelry one day, right now things are pretty bad. I have never had the luxury of being wealthy but after all that we have endured on the Gulf Coast, I am grateful for shelter, food, and family. Have a blessed life and thanks for a laugh or two.

A 'Real Housewife"
A 'Real Housewife"

Ramona, I am glad you are changing for the better. Keep it up with having fun with Alex, Sonja and Bethenny. I really love your jewelry.

Mr. Brick
Mr. Brick

Ramona, That was one heck of a great bash you & Mario put together for the girls in ST.John! My wife and I loved watching it.It was a real "Class Act".

Please don't let Jills little blog digs about "perks" bother you, it makes no difference to us, everyone can see right through her motives,we know how much you had to of done to put something that "Fabulous" together, Great Job!!! Enjoy your renewal!

SheilaB723
SheilaB723

U SHINED throughout this season! I wish I could know you...you are a hoot and a thoroughly good person! Your treatment of Kelly and Bethenny, while not always the right approach, shows you can recognize your mistakes and apologize for them. And it shows you really try to support your 'friends.' Not so for Jill. Love your jewelry line! Best of luck to you.

Andie
Andie

Ramona, I'm just loving you this season, you're so calm and serene. Please continue to be a good friend to Sonja. She’ll need it, because Jill, LuAnn and Kelly are going to go after her like pitbulls.

nise of Maryland
nise of Maryland

Ramona, LOVE your inter spirt, it is really showing this season, as for as I am concern you are the peace maker. Keep up the good work.

I love your jewelry, I'm a constant watcher of HSN your blue topaz on your vacation is beautiful.

gem0520
gem0520

Ramona, Loved the ring you wore for the skating party. It was a blue oval stone in silver or white gold. Is it part of you line or can you let me kno where it can be purchased. I understand that you are in Africa how exciting! Would you be interested in a helping me start a shoe line. Some of the shoes for woman are not attractive at all anymore I would like to start a trend smart woman wearing sensible shoes.

Many thanks,

courtlove
courtlove

congrats on your renewal of your vows!!!!!!!!!i wish you the best. you are really glowing in the previews of the episode of your wedding, its so cute!!! best of luck Ramona!!!

jezzika
jezzika

Ramona you are funny! Next time you go on a trip dont invite kelly the ku ku head haha

kelly robin
kelly robin

Ramona, you are the best. It took me a while to "get you." But now I'm on board. The personal growth and life changes you have made are so working for you! It is wonderful to watch. Love your relationship with hot hubby and sweet daughter. You have it all and you deserve it because you work for it!

kimmie 21
kimmie 21

I cannot believe you are apologizing to Jill who did not want to come to your getaway in the first place. No one watching believed her excuses and I cannot believe you do either. She should be begging for your forgiveness. You are right Jill is spotlight on her or nothing at all. i think it is wonderful that you have such a great marriage and business...good luck with everything.

Candace10
Candace10

Hi Ramona,

I do not know exactly what happened to you but I am loving it.

Your renewal theme is working and I see a concerted effort on your part to be more of the good that is in you. Like so many, I had thought you were a bit over the top but when all was said and done, you have a long term marriage and well grounded daughter and that doesn't happen by accident.

Your new hair is so much better than the old hair style and while I had imagined that you might have had some" work" done, I don't even care to investigate. You look lovely. I check in with the housewives online because I cannot bear the drama that seems so unnecessary. I simply check the website and read the blogs of the women I admire and ignore the mean spirited things that ultimately mean much ado about nothing.

Like you, I grew up around too much of that dysfunctional behavior but I am always interested in the part of the show that deals with your business sense and the progress that seems to be happening amongst the women.

Stay on this road to renewal as it is so much more important to those of us whose lives are not quite so well put together. I see you as finally owning your success and not having to shout it out. You don't need to remind anyone how hard working and smart you are. We see it for ourselves.

Namaste,

Candace

christie62
christie62

Have to admit I thought you were the crazy one last season, you are mild compared to that nut KELLY. I actually like you this season, and your daughter is a hoot to me. She is so like my daughters. I loved what you did for your friends, what a great trip, it would have been perfect if not for KELLY. Can't wait for the renewal.

LyndaS-56
LyndaS-56

Dear RAmona,

It's a pleasure to see your ReNewal work so well for you. I appreciate your hard work to maintain your figure and even temper. You managed to placate all the high maintenance girls who surrounded you. Jill should have remembered that you hate surprises. Her entrance was for HER, not YOU. However, Alex's mini freakout was ridiculous. Seriously. She was SO upset at the sight of Jill that she didn't move or interrupt her pedicure! When Jill left, Alex immediately broke out into a wry smile; yet asked if she broke out in hives (which she didn't). I think your previous assessment of that one is still apt: she's as interesting as a wet noodle and adds nothing to any event except her vapid presence.

You Go Ramona
You Go Ramona

you have completely rocked it this season! Stay true to yourself and continue making your fans proud!

and btw -- you completely shut the nut and her craziness down at jills party...and you did so with complete tact and class

Cindybug22
Cindybug22

You can be very mean! And Alex and Bethany are both using you to get back at Jill, they both just need your strenght because they are both so weak. Just step out and look back in and you might see something you didn't see before!

abbak
abbak

my favorite, you are a true friend.

Team B,R,A,S
Team B,R,A,S

Love, love love your new hairdo Ramona! Just saw the sneak peek clip for this week! Please stay close to B,A and S. Especially, B on her new show. Since your bridge incident with B you've really become a wonderful friend to her and Alex. Your renewel is working! May you and Mario have another "HOT 18 years!

airforcesadie
airforcesadie

I love Ramona! Congrats to renewing yourself! And whoever said Ramona should apologize to Jill is surely not a good host when she has people over. Heres some advice AP if one uninvited guest is making other guests uncomfortble make them leave.

texascooney
texascooney

Ramona, You are just my kind of girl. Great hostess and great friend. I think after this trip you can really put stock in who are your true friends. Can't wait for the next show.

Angelique
Angelique

You were correct to stand by your guest who DID go to the island (Alex) over your guest who came unexpectedly (Jill). You were put in a hard place by Jill which was not fair to you. You were more than gracious. Your Turtle dance was cute. Best wishes on the vow renewal ceremony.

Rita8368
Rita8368

You invited Jill on this trip, begged her to go, and then acted like you hated her when she walked in. Then you blamed her because she showed up?? You are so two faced.

I can't watch the NY Housewives anymore. You 'ladies' are too catty for my taste.

Viewer from Maryland
Viewer from Maryland

The coming attractions of your upcoming wedding vows renewal are great. I am looking forward to seeing you happy. What a great way to end the season.

Can'tbelieveIcare
Can'tbelieveIcare

Romana, stay just like you are!!! You have a wonderful heart and are very sincere. The only thing that I hate is that Jill has talked about you behind your back for years,I wouldn't trust her with my DOG!! She is so jealous,I feel sorry for her. God Bless you and just pray for Jill. The four of you that ended up on the vacation after all the drama should stick together, these are the ladies that you can on. And for Kelly, God bless her, she has an illness and someone needs to contact her family for help and to also protect her children.

Dimitri of AZ
Dimitri of AZ

Ramona - Ramona My emotions about you are like a roller coaster, up and down. What you did for your friends on that trip was FABU..We are all blessed to have known you on this show. There is just one thing that REALLY BUGS ME.... Please STOP calling people classless, it is not lady like and it makes you look CLASSLESS yourself.

Tanya Ann
Tanya Ann

Ramona you are a great friend.... I love you as a person..

Miss Theresa
Miss Theresa

To all of you who think that Jill had every right to show up at the last minute--are you nuts??? Yes, she was originally invited to go, but then she said she wouldn't go, and now we find out she had tried to schedule a trip and tried to get the other ladies to come to that and ditch Ramona on her trip!!! Read the other castmates blogs!!!