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Now for Episode 12.
The first morning on the boat I felt really bad for Bethenny. The night before had been too much for her after what she had been through with her father passing. She came to have a vacation and relax at this stage in her pregnancy. By the way, I was sick as a dog when I was pregnant. The whole time, right to the bitter end. Everyone said I would feel better after the first three months. Wrong! So I was impressed that Bethenny came to support Ramona even though she was pregnant.
The gift bags Bethenny gave us were a thoughtful, generous gesture. I like that Jill tried to calm Kelly when she got to her room, and didn't stir the pot.
It was nice of Kelly to invite Bethenny to shoot pictures with us, but I don't blame Bethenny for not partaking. It was the perfect excuse to stay home and relax.
Ramona looked so hot for the shoot. Oh my gosh, her workouts and planks paid off! Kelly made us all feel beautiful and that was the most important thing, not that we looked silly (and allowed it to be taped for television!) Alex had on the glasses and hat from Bethenny's gift bag, and Kelly styled them. Alex was a good sport and did it all in the name of fun! It takes a lot to trust any photographer. I think Kelly must have something good out of that shoot, though. Ramona and I had our own photo shoot on the side, we always know how to have a good time no matter what. Did I speak too soon?
Sonja, you were the saving grace at that dinner table when you said that everyone was picking on the "unstable" one. I think everyone at that point started to realize that Kelly was in need of help and they saw her in a different light. You are anchor these girls need and I know you might not feel like you are one of them yet but you are the best voice when they begin to forget that kindness matters and its not always the most important thing to be right. You're a class act.
You are great. Kelly was in complete crazy meltdown mode. You handle like a pro. I think you are beautiful.
Sonja, I must say you have the patience of a saint! You tried to diffuse that situation to the best of your ability. I think that fiasco would have gone in a whole other direction if you were not there. You were the great neutralizer and I know the other ladies had to appreciate that. I think you are a wonderful and much needed addition to the group and look forward to seeing much more of you on the show!
You Rock!!! Kelly is crazy. What kind of person picks on a pregnant women. You handled it like a pro.
I cannot believe how well you handle these situations, you're like a horny little saint! hahaha PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me how to get the white bikini you wear on the yacht this episode- I DIE for it. You, my dear, are fabulous.
Sonja I just wanted to say that you are quickly becoming my favorite house wife! We are on complete opposite ends of the "class" scale but I can still totally relate to you, you are such a genuine, nice person and seem to have a heart of gold. In another life time I think we would have been the best of friends :) Dont let the show change you, stay true to yourself. I wish you all the best Bonnie
You are so the best thing to ever happen to this show. You are smart, sexy and classy and BY FAR the most "real" person on this show. PLEASE don't let this experience change you like it has these other women. You are a breath of fresh air. Oh...and you're totally hot.
I like you Sonja, you are not only beautiful you are a great asset to the RHNY franchise. You are strong, extremely sensitive and empathic.
Love you Sonya - you have great emotional maturity and really helped this episode - glad you joined the cast!
So glad you're on the show now! You and Bethenny are my favorites. You're like a breath of fresh air on this show full of insanity!
Sonja, I love your spirit! YOU MAKE women proud! I love your honest spirit! I hope your heart is true! Don't be like so many and turn mean! PlEASE! You seem to have an honest true heart! But don't let the show get you down! I am much older than you, and I too have lead a privileged life, but life is too short to get caught up in drama!
I understand you not wanting to take sides and not fuel the drama, but when someone (K) is clearly pushing someone else (B) to a breaking point for unjust reasons (based on credibility of behavior, comments, personality, and insane level) there is not justifying that. There is no excuse for bad behavior.
Sonja you are the head of the bunch, please do not get infected. I like your respectful demeanor towards others, easy going and very graceful. You are definitely fun to be around.
WOW...what an episode. You were great in handling the situation. You and the other housewives set a great example of a true friend. You circled the wagons and saved Kelly from falling even deeper into a very dark place. Thank you.
Love, love, love you on this show! You need to stay on here as you add a great balance to the drama with a clear eye for the big picture and realizing that there truly is something wrong with Kelly and cornering her about her incoherent talking is not going to solve anything.
I really do hope Kelly seeks treatment and I mean that in the most positive way. Though I am not a fan of Kelly's my heart truly went out to her because she is as you said, damaged. I hope that she can find peace and love within herself to become a strong woman like you are.
I do feel for you because you do seem to get stuck with her on this trip. I think the rest of the housewives owe you big time: a vacation by yourself so you can relax and enjoy yourself! Stay the great person you are. I root for you at every episode!
Sonja I really like you! I think you did a great job to diffuse the situation between Bethanny and Kelly. You are the voice of reason in these situations. I am glad you are on the show and I wish you the best of luck!
LOVE your blouse you wore to dinner!! Anyway you crack me up. Why do you always get stuck with CRAZY KELLY?
You did a great thing recognizing what was going on with Loony Toon and diffused it. Bethenny following your lead was also a good thing.
You look GREAT and give off great energy, LOVE YOU!
Sonja......After watching you on HWNYC, I am very impressed with the way that you handled the situation with Kelly. You really are a wonderful person from what I have seen of you. Do me a favor...Don't change! ...I am hoping that your compassion rubs off on Jill and LuAnn.....Again I say "You are a wonderful and beautiful person................
I admire you are truly classy. I felt bad for Jill at first but now not so sure. Some of the other ladies claim to say they dont want drama but they add fuel to the fire. I felt sorry for Betthany and was glad you were able to diffuse the situation. But if I must say I knew from the first time Kelly was on the show something was wrong with her. I hope she gets the help she needs. I always thought Ramona was crazy but not so much these days.You are a breath of fresh air for the show...keep it real sister...
Sonja, I think you are fun, supportive and were very much needed on this vacation. You were a real trooper to deal with all that Kelly craziness.
I'm a fan!!
YOU ARE MY NEW FAV !!!!!!
Absolutely Fabulous... So witty and funny and kind and vulnerable. Keep up the good work!
-Veronica (Long Beach CA)
Loved that you were the voice of reason during that dinner. You were correct, Kelly was insane, there was no reasoning with her. Arguing with her or trying to get her see how crazy she was just was not going to happen. She really is scary on TV, I can't imagine up close. but it was nice of you to point out to those who Kelly had targeted that arguing with her was giving her exactly what she wanted. That you can't reason with crazy. Good job. You not only calmed down Kelly, but also the other ladies.
LOVED you when Ramona came in your room and woke you up. Loved the interaction. That really was a girlfriend moment. Very sweet.
Thank you for your elegance and being a true NYC lady. I am no longer in the city and I miss the culture. I have a hard time with the Gossip, self promotion and childish behavior-it is just embarrassing. If it was not for you, LuANN , Jill and Kelly-I would not be able to even watch-the wanna a be's.
You and Alex are the epitome of classy. You always handle situations like adults. Suprisingly, Ramona held it together well, and we all know she's a strong and confident person who isn't afraid to tell if like it is. Clearly you guy knew something was seriously wrong with poor Kelly.
Sonja, I think you are a PERFECT addition to this group. You certainly showed what a caring person you are on this trip.
I hope Kelly's so called fans read this blog. Sonja was honest and telling the truth. There is always a time when people need to open their eyes up to the truth instead of keeping their blinders on.
This was a really sad incident...
btw, just luv your spirit, sonja. You're a cool person.
ADORE YOU!! You have my utmost respect for dealing with this CrazyKelly situation in such a positive/productive manner!!
Please stay on the show, do not run screaming into the night away from this disfunctional group - THEY NEED YOUR SANITY!!
Sonja: You are such a gift to this cast... Don't change!!!! You kept a cool head in very scary situation. Your advice was full of wisdom. What a breath of fresh air you are.. Good luck to you....
You are a classy lady and it seems as if you're a fun to be around with. You are not scared to let your hair down and have a few drinks for the sake of fun!!! I hope Jill and the countless don't change you, that would be a shame. Don't get caught in their negetivity they will bring you down.
I like the scenes between you and Ramona- there is such a positive, earthy energy and it's fun to watch.
You are an elegant and delightful woman. You have it all, especially because you are so kind. Take care of Kelly, she needs professional help. The way you defused the situation we saw tonight was outstanding. I think the entire trip was too much for Bethenny, she should have stayed home. Anyone who watches this show really enjoys your character.
When you first came on, I wasn't sure about you...you seemed to try to hard and you were quick to fill-in with gripes about Ramona with Luann and Jill. Then it frustrated me even more when you friended up to Ramona, because I started seeing you being as bad as Jill...maybe worse. I watched and listened and realized that when someone asks you something you fill-in with what you know...not backstabby...but anecdotal. I saw you try to do the right things in each and every occasion after that, but not in a dot your i's and cross your t's mode...but you being you. I have to agree with everyone that you are a much needed addition to this show, now if they could remove some of the volatile members it might get smooth again. I like that fact that you are real about everything, all the way down to your sexuality and even your perceived flaws and I appreciate your input. THANKS for joining the madness.
I rarely comment on these blogs but I really like you- at least what I see of you!- and I wanted to tell you that I am so happy Bravo added you to the cast.
Someone needs to give you an award. I have never seen anyone try harder than you did to calm things down, and get people back on the path to what you all went there for in the first place, fun.
My hat, and every hat I may ever own, goes off to you girl! I cannot imagine how I would have handled the situation. I don't know how any human being can be in such beautiful surroundings and get so upset about anything. You went way above the call of duty on that vacation.
I love when you asked not to be left alone. That really was cute and yet honest. Glad you were there. I cannot imagine how awful that scene would've gotten had you not been there to diffuse the situation as much as it could be done.
I am so glad you are on the show. I absolutely love that your on it...Your gorgeous and you fit in great with the others........Can't wait to see you back.
You are really a sweet women thanks for coming on the show i wish you had replaced kelly but cant get that lucky