Cast Blog: #RHONY

Love and Honor

Ramona on Her Divorce From Mario

Carole on Elitists and Bitches

Heather Says That's a Wrap

Sonja: Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously

The Countess: Sonja and I Are on the Outs

Aviva Says Bye for Now

Kristen on Surviving Her First Season

LuAnn: For Ramona Ignorance Is Bliss

Who Cares How Carole Wrote Her Book?

Carole on Stupid Things You've Heard on Bravo

Aviva's "Foul Ignorance"

Kristen: Ramona's Out of Touch with Reality

Sonja Is Very Private

Ramona on the Grueling Reunion

LuAnn: Sonja Is Off the Rails

Heather: Et tu Ramona Singer?

Aviva on Kristen's "Gatemouth" Look

Kristen: Sonja Could Be Successful

Sonja's Glad Aviva Threw Her Leg

Carole: Waiter, We're Done

Ramona: Aviva's Leg Scared All of Us

Heather Focuses on What Matters

LuAnn: Sonja Only Has Herself to Blame

What Else Does Aviva Have in That Bag?

Aviva: Leggy Blonde

God Gave me a Great Ass and His Approval

Sonja on Her Harry Situation with LuAnn

Ramona: Where Did the Time Go With Avery?

Heather Tips to Plan a Party for Carole

Aviva Rises Above the Nonsense

Love Kristen Tender

Sonja and Harry Aren't Good for Each Other

Ramona: Mario's Voice Is So Sexy

Aviva Defends Her Asthma

Heather's Sasha Fierce Moment

Nothing Is Too Romantic for Sonja

LuAnn: I Sing When I Feel Like Singing

Kristen: This Show Has Helped My Marriage

Carole: Oh Beautiful for Spacious Skies. . .

Ramona: Just Don't Ask Me to Go Every Year

Love and Honor

Mario shares the vows he made to Ramona at their marriage renewal ceremony.

 

When Ramona asked me about renewing our marriage vows of course I responded yes. Though I was not sure what she had in mind, I had no idea she was planning such an elaborate event. Leave it to Ramona to outdo our wedding day 18 years ago. Though it was a wonderful wedding, it was not at such an iconic landmark as the Pierre Hotel. I really had no idea what to expect until just before the big event. I had thought about my vows but had not written anything down. Suddenly, it was the night before and I felt I had better write my thoughts on paper. When I arrived at the Pierre it hit me that I better have my vows memorized and not screw it up on national TV. The pressure was on. As you saw in the episode, I started writing my vows on index cards so I could read them if necessary. I really got nervous as the time came to leave the suite for the big event. I was even more nervous then when I actually got married!! Not only were many of my friends there but what if I messed up my vows??? I really put my memory to the test in the last hour as I prepared myself. Unfortunately, my vows were edited for lack of TV time, so for all of you who might be interested in the unedited version, here it is.

Ramona
Probably the biggest decision one will ever make is the person to spend the rest of your life with. Sometimes it takes quite a while before you know if you’ve made the right choice. I was fortunate to have known very early that I had made the right decision. My mom had suffered a stroke and she would need care for the rest of her life. Since Dad had already passed away I asked you if it was alright if my mom could live with us in our home in Southampton. Not only did you take her in but you embraced her with love and kindness like she was your own mother. That is when I knew I had made the right decision. I had absolutely chosen the women I would spend the rest of my life with. After 17 years of marriage you have been at my side through everything that life has thrown at us, both good and bad. You have been a steady rock in times of trouble had a ray of sunshine when I could not see the light. You have applauded my achievements and comforted me in my setbacks. You have given me the most wonderful daughter a father could ever have. For all of this I am blessed and so I reaffirm my vows that I said so long ago. Ramona, I will love and honor you through good times and bad for better or worse in sickness and in health until death do us part. May God continue to bless our marriage.

It was a magical night for both of us and sharing it with Avery made it truly special. The sight of her in her beautiful blue dress took my breath away. Some day I will be watching her exchange vows with the man of her life and I will think back to this day.