Sonja Morgan

Sonja recaps Bethenny and Kelly's hot mess of a showdown in St. John.

on May 20, 20100

 

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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?

 

801 comments
Ms V
Ms V

Ms. Sonja,

You are a breath of fresh air and very diplomatic in dealing with the different personalities. I am very impressed and think you will bring a lot of balance to the show without being pretentious.

kittydawn
kittydawn

Sonja, I’m so glad you joined the cast. The level of class you bring to the show is brilliant to watch. With that being said, could you stop being so subtle and phony with your feelings about Kelly? She is ignorantly nasty and defending her (or as you call it ‘defusing’ the situation) seems a little too tragic for a girl like you. You need to run as far away as you can from Kelly and Jill. They don’t bring out the best in you. They make you seem fake because of how much effort you have to put into your facade of diplomacy. You’re brilliant and have a good head on your shoulders, so stop wasting your energy and reputation on defending Kelly for what happened. You said “I felt we all had to take responsibility for what had transpired. I felt Kelly's pain as well as Bethenny's and just wanted to make everyone whole again”. Barf. Come on Sonja, you’re too good this bs. I’m sure what you actually think is far more enlightening.

Sincerely, Dawn

kittydawn
kittydawn

Sonja, I’m so glad you joined the cast. The level of class you bring to the show is brilliant to watch. With that being said, could you stop being so subtle and phony with your feelings about Kelly? She is ignorantly nasty and defending her (or as you call it ‘defusing’ the situation) seems a little too tragic for a girl like you. You need to run as far away as you can from Kelly and Jill. They don’t bring out the best in you. They make you seem fake because of how much effort you have to put into your facade of diplomacy. You’re brilliant and have a good head on your shoulders, so stop wasting your energy and reputation on defending Kelly for what happened. You said “I felt we all had to take responsibility for what had transpired. I felt Kelly's pain as well as Bethenny's and just wanted to make everyone whole again”. Barf. Come on Sonja, you’re too good this bs. I’m sure what you actually think is far more enlightening.

Sincerely, Dawn

luna`
luna`

Sonja, You're classy, and cute. The 4 of you girls on the boat, Alex, Romona, and Bethenny really seem to get a long and have become friends, I think that's great. You add to the show.

LauraTx
LauraTx

Sonja, You are a breath of fresh air! You bring fund and relaxation to the show. And I will be the first to say you are soooooooooooo Sexy! ;)

paz
paz

Sonja youre de best.

cristina
cristina

sonja..this your first season and i hope its not your last. you are the most down to earth housewives out of all the housewives from every group! please don't change and get sucked into all the drama. you have a lot of patience dealing with crazy kelly!!

MartaW
MartaW

Sonja, I loved it that you recongized something terribly wrong was going on with Kelly and pointed it out to the other housewives. What I hope and pray is that she is getting professional help! I watched that episode 4 times and am still in a state of disbelief it really happened. I can't even imagine how the rest of you felt being in the thick of it.

Dot
Dot

Sonja, you make me smile! You're a breath of fresh air. I'm looking forward to seeing more of you on the show. Finally, a voice of reason!!

MaryMP
MaryMP

Sonja, you are such a classy, sassy and beautiful woman. Love watching you on the show. You bring some needed level headedness to the show!

Lolabunny
Lolabunny

Sonja I love you so far this season! I hope throughout the drama you are still able to stay sane and out of everyone's hair, good luck!

Uliseslovessonja
Uliseslovessonja

Sonja, we the viewers are in love with you. You're witty classy smart compassionate and fun. Also you're sooo hott! My favorite line ever : "Plus she's got those super glasses so she can see very well" still laughing! Je t'aime Madame Morgan !

DB
DB

Sonja,

You are so great for the Housewives I am so glad you are there you make sense and help the other girls understand the crazy lady. Try to have fun don't change please.

dontdoit
dontdoit

You are my favorite housewife on my favorite of all the RHW franchises! Even though you have been on a short time, you are a breath of fresh air in this crazy world. Welcome!!!!

Robert Canada
Robert Canada

Sonja, I was going to write something nasty on Countess Luann and Jill's bog, but I think saying something kind is much better. You are a great edition to the Real Housewives franchise. I love how light-hearted and free of drama you are, and you do it without being boring!

Saima
Saima

FINALLY!!! Someone REAL!

We are so lucky to finally have someone pretty both inside and out. And...quit being so darn insecure. Your twenty times more amazing than all the housewives put together. Muah!

intricatedetail
intricatedetail

Sonja:

My friends and I think you're terrific :) Eveyone should have, at least, one friend like you: Goes with the flow, tries to make the best out of any situation, open, honest (not hiding plastic surgery), and good in a crisis.

Your presence this season brought light back to a situation (Jill/Bethenny) that, unfortunately, drew dark over all members of the cast - you were either Team B or Team Jill. With your addition came invigorating, and much needed, change. I appreciate the fact that you do not choose to get caught up in the minutiae of any situation; you simply move on....Fabulous!

I thought you did a fantastic job last episode, although all cast members try to take credit for it, defusing the situation at the table with Kelly. You were the one that stood-up (metaphorically) and said, enough. You made the other women stop in their tracks and stop attacking Kelly, and we (the women watching the show at my party) stood-up and applauded. If it wasn't for your words, who knows what would have happened to that poor woman (Kelly), because none of the other gals looked like they were ever going to stop.

Everyone should have a friend like you :) Bravo to Bravo for such a wonderful addition to the cast!!!!

XOXOXO

katecj
katecj

Thanks you for being so balanced. You are definitely not a drama queen or a trouble maker. I enjoy you; you seem like fun and a person who I could see as a friend. I am very glad you realized that Kelly's problem was real and not just her being argumentive. I do hope we see she seeks the professional help she needs.

hollorr
hollorr

Sonja, my friends and I were talking about the show the other day and they asked me which housewife is my favorite and I thought to myself how with NYC sometimes I like one person or another, but never like the same person. Well, with you on the show, I now have a definite favorite! You are witty and real! love it!

lenlin
lenlin

I was not sure about you at first but...you are amazing...you are calm and just plain nice...let's get rid of jill and kelly(for health purposes) and bring in some of your friends...keep it up

Amarilis
Amarilis

Sonja,

Most of us are the "real housewives." We may not have the luxuries these tv housewives have, but we have integrity care deeply for our families and friends.

Thank you for showing the viewing audience what real housewives are like.

Amarilis Tampa, FL

Roe74
Roe74

I wasn't sure I was going to "warm up " to you when you first joined the show, but you are now by far, my favorite!! You are a lovely, classy lady!

FormerNYer
FormerNYer

Sonja, I applaud you for how you stepped in and calmed down a very tense, scary situation. I am not a Kelly fan at all, but anyone watching could see that she was going off the deep end and you truly protected her. You are even tempered and rational, and I hope that if I'm ever in a similar situation, I will be able to handle it as gracefully and respectfully as you did.

The other housewives and the audience certainly learned something from you - stay true to yourself and please don't get caught up in the housewife craziness. Chaos is fun to watch for a little while, but I will tune in to watch a beautiful, classy woman handle herself with dignity and respect any/everyday!

Ms. Faye
Ms. Faye

Ms. Sonya, i really like you. You are fun, honest about your feelings and you don't get involved with the gossip. I hope that for next season the producers will not push you to change and be more aggressive like Jill. Stay the way you are.

Viewer88
Viewer88

Sonja,

I think the universe put you in this place so you could be there in this critical moment for Kelly. Seeing true compassion and the level of class you showed almost never happens, ever, on reality tv. I cried the second time I watched it, your composure and lack of 'glee' at the meltdown was a really beautiful example of what humans can be, but it's not something we see much on tv.

indyhousewife
indyhousewife

i like you so far! but do yourself a favor and quit the posey-posing and rearranging of yourself when you think the camera is on you. it sadly laughable on the late night cohen recap w luanne, and you are at your best when you just are yourself in the here and now.

Olive's mom
Olive's mom

Sonja, you are my absolute favorite on the show! Beautiful and classy. I live in NY and love trying to figure out where you gals are hanging out and what places I should try next! You are a good friend to all with a very big heart!

MaryH
MaryH

Sonja! You are about the coolest person I have ever had the pleasure of watching on television. What a great personality you have. You are such a kind and generous person. I can see why all of the women love you. Watching you and girls at dinner and the bridal shower was so much fun. So glad you are joining the show, it is nice to see someone that is so interesting, worldly, sophisticated and yet completely down to earth. Bravo to Bravo TV.

happy time
happy time

Sonja you are a beautiful lady. You are sexy

Karin in FTL
Karin in FTL

Sonja, Thank heavens for a cool head and a warm heart! YOU are such a class act! Love that Saggitarian candor, honesty to a fault, diplomacy when required, fun, flirty, down to earth, first class not to mention gorgeous in every way imaginable. I had difficulty watching last Thursday, it was almost painful. To think ALL of you in that situation and on camera no less is hard to imagine. I found myself asking myself "Is this scripted"? "What are they leaving out"? "How could the producers let it continue the way it did"? Then I remembered Kelly responding in other situations that left me baffled and bewildered but not to the degree as last Thursday evening. This is "real" life after all...or is it? I do understand stress as well as the next person and I understand fragility, paranoia and grief but if those things were taking a toll on Kelly, why did she not excuse herself and retire to her quarters? Why did she accept the invitation in the first place if she felt so strongly? If in fact what was exhibited was "real" I hope she gets help working through it, professional or otherwise. It is rather sad when someone has a difficult time personally and has no outlet or support to see them through. You are an amazing lady, apparently a fabulous friend and truly, a remarkable individual.

AnnaM
AnnaM

Sonja Never worry about the way you look. My hubby came in when the beach scene was on and asked who the hotty in leopard print was. When I explained he said any man who would divorce that needs to be slapped upside the head. You are sexy, smart, compassionate and have a great sense of humor.

2418Mary
2418Mary

Sonja when you first came on the show I thought "oh here we go. Here's another that's full of herself". I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for that! I can safely say that you are my FAVORITE! Favorite of ALL the Real Housewives, not just NYC. You are level headed and REAL! You're what keeps me watching this show! Please stay on!

THE Revie
THE Revie

You were terrific at the dinner. What you saw and facilitated with the other women was miraculous. You saw that Kelly was in trouble and not only did you answer her call for help, everyone else followed suit. In my circles that is what we call a miracle.

God bless you! Good work!

THE Revie

Sonja Fan NYC
Sonja Fan NYC

SONJA YOU ROCK.

Please stay who you are and level - don't drink the Kool-Aid!!! As a former NY'r for 10+ years you are the real deal, I knew many just like you.

Best to you in your show. Like I said, keep the course and show these mock housewives how a real LADY does NYC. You moved to the top spot.

- Franklin

Lizzie M
Lizzie M

I really appreciate your honesty. I love that you call Kelly out! She's so uptight. You really hit the nail on the head in the last episode. Kelly is disturbed.

Angelique
Angelique

You would have done very well in the diplomatic corps. You are kind of everyone. And very pretty, so don't be hard on yourself.

alaskan  viewer
alaskan viewer

Sonya, Love you so far on the show! Your upbeat personality is just what this season needed. My advice stay away from Kelly as much as you can. And watch out for Jill, Im sure she has some kind of plan to turn you against Ramona and Alex after Bethenny leaves for her own show. Keep up the sincere, wonderful upbeat nature on the show.

Vee Lu
Vee Lu

Sonia, I absolutely love you! OMG.........you are exactly what the doctor ordered. Your positivity, frankness and outlook on life are a breath of fresh air. Girl you need to give the other ladies a class on "it's not that serious". Don't allow yourself to become contaminated by the "toxicity" that Jill loves to point out and keep it moving.

kimmie b
kimmie b

Sonja, Well done! How you recognized Kelly was having a breakdown right away was amazing. I think most people specially after a few drinks would have thought she was just being nasty. You had a great couple of oneliners that night and made me laugh. Welcome to the show!

Amy Jo
Amy Jo

Love you Sonja! Nice addition to the HWNYC!

Martha Patterson
Martha Patterson

I have no idea how to get past the editors but here goes again. Sonja these ladies have 2 years of history. To really understand them I think you could gain insite by watching year one and two. I like what I am now seeing of you. You seem to be unaffected now but wait til a couble of the ladies try to throw you under the bus. I hope that never happens.

LadyMaria
LadyMaria

Sonja:

I'm sure that the reunion has already been taped, but I feel you are owed an apology from Jill. It went by really fast but at the "bachelor" event she made a very derrogatory remark about you to LuAnn's new boyfriend when she said "if you stick your tongue down her throat she might let you sit at her table" I know this comes from jealousy because you are a really classy woman, refined, with a good heart and a great sense of humor, all the things that Jill lacks, but I still think since their "theme" this season has been for people that have wronged them (both The Countless and Jill)to say they are sorry she should do the same with you.

dianalisa
dianalisa

You are my new fav! Great addition to the show. You are so funny and charming! PLEASE don't change like Jill, Luann and Kelly...well, she has always been lost in space but you know what I mean.

 c3344
c3344

LOVE YOU! stay the way you are! you are a fresh, much needed change from all the drama!

justme2749
justme2749

Like others, I wasn't to sure of you at first BUT NOW I can say w/o hesitation,(so far) I genuinely LIKE you, you're a good fit - I think BRAVO's NEW picks for the RHONY 5 s/b YOU, Ramona, Alex & 2 of your personal chums - I would've included Bethenny but I know she's going to have her own show (no doubt Jill's seething w/jealousy)- frankly BRAVO should "86/can" Kelly as I feel her part/roll in the show is soooo un-neccesary; plenty of viewers I know certainly do agree - WELCOME to the crazy world of RHONY & BRAVO editors!! =-D you're a breath of fresh air, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't change into a Jillousy or Luann - A Happy Fan =-)

Keeley in Michigan
Keeley in Michigan

Sonja,

I agree with the other viewers, you are def a breathe of fresh air! You remind me so much of my best friends mom, it's crazy! Anyway, glad that you took the standpoint of staying neutral with everyone. Also, I absolutely love the scene with you on the Hooter's boat looking for a "hot hooter's girl". Hilarious! You make a funny drunk.

Nancyr
Nancyr

You are soooo funny on the show...I mean a natural funny. Thank God for you these last episodes....

Chicagofan2
Chicagofan2

SONJA Thanks for joining the show - we now have one real housewife to watch. Hope Jan takes the same route.

bb
bb

Gotta say........in the beginning I was not a fan, I guess I just didn't *get you*. But, after seeing you on the boat getting stuck with Kelly, I have to say that I think you are fabulous. One of my favorite lines is when you show up on the Hooter's boat with her and you say *Hi Hi, OK, you tried to ditch us, here we are*....I loved it, it just makes me laugh. You have a great sense of humor and are so kind with poor Kelly. I think that was a physchotic break or something, you called it and called the others off of her, and that was the right thing to do. It shows your character and integrity. Honestly, the best trip for me would have been you, Alex and Ramona......that would have been the best choice. God forbid Jill and the countess (lower case deliberate).