Alex McCord

Alex explains why she keeps her distance from LuAnn and gives her thoughts on Jill/Sonja.

on Jun 17, 20110

I laughed for a while after I watched this episode. Grabbed a glass of wine. Laughed some more.

Before we get to why, please check out Simon's brand new webisode, my fashion recap here, and our Facebook page. Would love it if you follow Simon and me on Twitter, and definitely check out ThuginaCocktailDress.com for our T-shirt partnership with Housing Works. Oh yeah, and Simon's song "I Am Real," and the Thug in a Club Mix! Wishing Simon, the dad of our two chums, a happy Father's Day as well as every Dad out there. Enjoy!

After the craziness of Morocco…by the way, did anyone catch on WWHL last week that LuAnn still thinks she's the only one who had been there before? Bizarre -- but here are my photo albums from the 2003 trip with Simon and François.

Anyway, back in New York, those of us with husbands and boyfriends spent a little quality time together. Everyone else went out, but Simon and I stayed at home. Our chums are five and seven, and not only can we not leave them home alone, obviously, but they need us and we need them too! It's so important to be there for bath time, dinner, homework, stories, and bedtime. We do tend to go out twice a week, and that's normally more than enough. When it's really busy, sometimes we bring our nanny or a sitter in and go out after they are asleep, but even that can sometimes be more stress than it's worth. For that reason, some of our best "we were here first" nights (I always think the term "date night" is cheesy) occur at home.

103 comments
FanFare57
FanFare57

Well, my dear; what did you expect from LuAnn? I believe that when you went on your personal tirade of name calling, that she decided your opinion was of little consequence. Here's why: you claim that when in Morocco; you were fighting for poor defenseless RaMONA! When that got you nowhere, you changed gears and decided to argue about Luann's mistreatment of YOU. Obviously, she doesn't give a rat's ass about your opinion. In this case, I concur. Stomping through scene after scene to give your frazzled 2 cents on how cast members you have little contact with behave, make you seem nutso and therefore, insignificant. Have you channeled Kelly this season? Just wondering.

Nancy
Nancy

Alex. I love that you are trying to work on being the better person. Luann is a jerk. I think her poor examples contradict what she had said to Ramona way back when. Luann is jealous and having issues with the rest of the ladies. I would rather not be in her group. Do not answer her. If all she can be is snippy and condescending, ignore her. I think she and the ugly trio have issues since Bethenny has left and made it without them. They are cruel and not even worth it. They prove the point that they need to be replaced and as soon as possible. Good luck to Simon in his overcoming a bad habit.

ziggyz
ziggyz

Alex, I really like that you keep it real on the show. It makes me sad that Luann is so mean and dismissive. Who made her the Queen. I have never really liked Luann or Jill mainly for the way they treated Bethanny. Keep being you and defending your friends. When you sit there and say nothing then you become part of the problem. I have life long friends and I can tell you that I don't let anyone speak badly of them. Continue to kill them with kindness. You are the bigger, better person. Keep looking out for your buddy Ramona. She makes me laugh with all of the crazy things she does. I love her energy. Stay clear of Kelly. She does not seem stable to me and I worry about how she might try and entangle you in drama. Cindy seems like a fair person. I like that she is such a good mom. Sonja is going to need a lot of support this next season. Stay True to yourself and find your bliss.

Anisha Robinson
Anisha Robinson

Alex,

You are beautiful and absolutely rock! When I watched last week's episode you were really trying to express yourself. I do not know how you kept your composure with Kelly because I wanted to come through the tv, especially when you came down to dinner. LuAnn and Kelly are trying to reverse the trip on the ship with Bethenny. They think they have formed a strong alliance! Stay cool and stay away from the negativity. You do not need it in your life, spend more time with the family or have kid-friendly functions to minimize the drama.

Love you!

ssctr
ssctr

Alex, Good for you to stand your ground with LuAnn. I think she needs to read on book on class and behavior.

CR
CR

You're a CLASS act!

Viewer31316
Viewer31316

You go girl. I love, love, love you, Ramona and Sonja! You 3 are the only classy ladies on the show!!

Viewer Sophia
Viewer Sophia

CALLING ALL ALEX FANS:

I was picking up lunch from Masa's Japanese Restaurant) today for my boss when I overheard some business women talking about Alex McCord. Listening in, I learned that Alex has a new column (and one of them thought Simon had one as well) in NYC's Metro paper online. And from they all were fans. As am I. Congrats Alex.

Cmminwdw
Cmminwdw

Hi Alex -

A few weeks back on the show you had a spa treatment. It looked as though she was taking a samll brush and removing facial hair with it. Can you tell me what the treatment is called? Thanks

ddbird2l
ddbird2l

Alex MYOB. Thats what my mother taught me when I was just a young girl. Ramona is quite capable of handling herself where Jill and LuAnn are concerned. You are probable the smartest housewife on all the shows but when you go around poking your nose where it doesnt belong you look stupid. Your smart, funny, beautiful and have been blessed with a wonderful family try focusing on them. Your too good for that caddy stuff.

Glampig
Glampig

Alex I enjoy watching u & Simon, there is so much love and mischief there and I love your Brooklyn home. I just want u to get a little more angry, when Kelly gives you orders do not listen to her and quit apologizing and thanking them, U are so much better than them and I want to see you get angry and throw that salad in Kelly or Luann's big horse faces. haha! We love ya down here in TX dollface!

Kimberly Byrd
Kimberly Byrd

Alex: what aggravated me the most about this last episode was your need to share information with Ramona about Jill deciding NOT to invite her to the discussion panel. As is evident, you're only "stirring the pot", knowing that as soon as you share this information with Ramona, it's going to upset and anger her! LuAnn is right: STAY OUT of other's people's relationships! Everyone holds the opinion that Ramona is a stellar businesswoman and always holds her head above water....seems to me if that's the case, then certainly she is completely capable of fighting her own "battles", so to speak! And the sooner you learn to practice this seemingly effortless "minding of your own business", the sooner you may find yourself becoming a friend to those around you!

IddyBiddy
IddyBiddy

I don't understand why all of the fans of this show seem to think they need to take sides...personally, I think all you women need to grow up and mind your own business. I have NEVER seen such bickering and meanness over nothing. I sure hope that this behavior is done for the show and is not a sign of your true personalities...but that being said, keep up the drama cuz it's so fun to watch.

Houston
Houston

I don't get the other folks commenting positive remarks for you. STAY out of other peoples business. I find it odd that you insist on entering in your crazy emotions. I don't blame Luann at all for cutting you off. You wanted to VENT your FEELINGS - and frankly - you and your friendship just isn't of value. You and your husband love each other. That is fine. But as a interferring friend - get OVER YOUR SELF. YUK

Jayarais
Jayarais

I don't usually write on these blogs but I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with you this season. You chose to get involved in the conversation between Ramona and Luann. I may not like the way Luann communicates sometimes but I think that now you are starting to come off as disingenuous because now it is not just about you standing up for yourself. In your blog you stated you wanted to talk to Luann about her reaction to you and that Ramona was not a part of it but that is not true. You came to her with concerns and then tried to play it off as bad timing. I know that you have alot of fans and people rooting for you but I have to say that you are starting in my opinion to be the mean girl.

Kathi from Michigan
Kathi from Michigan

I am a fan of yours but always thought we were so different. This season however, I realize that everything you say to the other ladies (especially Luann) is EXACTLY what I am thinking! I am not quite sure I could say it with the same calmness though!

Viewer 101
Viewer 101

Alex, do you think some of the other HW's are intimidated by your intelligence? I do. (Luann is always walking away when you attempt to speak with her). I also feel as though not responding well to being bullied is not a bad thing. It probably means that you are not accustomed to that type of behavior.

Lakesnana
Lakesnana

Your great but you really need to mind your own business

Panna
Panna

Hey Andy, Can you please ask Alex what makes her think that she can make every ones business hers, and then think that she deserves apologies.She needs to grow up and out of the housewives circle, she has the clothes but NOT the class!.

Ilyasha
Ilyasha

Good for you Alex for standing up for yourself. I was very proud of you this episode. Luann won't understand where you are coming from because of her self centered, ignorant and class-less persona. She will never hear you because you are right (she knows this). She is afraid of this and resorts to mean comments. We can see right through her. It's almost as if she's acting!!

 BDP
BDP

Alex, you have a lot going for you. However, it's so uncool to meddle in the other gals disputes. People will correct themselves without your help. There is a difference between venting and good communicating. You all have your blind spots, but people respond better with kinder communications.

bravo fan in pa
bravo fan in pa

I SO AGREE WITH MRSLAPPE-LUANN WOULDN'T CONSIDER COMFORTING RAMONA. SHE AGREES WITH JILL NO MATTER WHAT TRANSPIRES! LUANN HAS REALLY CHANGED IN MY OPINION!

JRSTL
JRSTL

Alex, You try too hard, and it makes you seem phony. Why don't you just mind your own business, and let the other ladies take care of themselves. Most of these problems are caused by their own actions anyway! I can NOT believe that you call Jill two-faced and then turn around and are two-faced to her! Talk about hypocritical. Jill can invite whoever she wants to HER focus groups. By the way, did you ever stop to think that maybe she felt like her's and Romana's friendship was at a fragile stage and she didn't want to make it worse by putting them both in a situation that might end up in a fight? No, you just want to engulf yourself in the drama...

Robomom
Robomom

Hey Alex, I think you put yourself in everyones business and then act surprised when no one wants to hear you fighting someone else's battles, what you do as a friend is your business but don't need to tell others how they should behave that is up to them you are not the housewives police get a grip

LoLo16
LoLo16

Alex, I don't understand why you had to tell Ramona about Jill's party. Obviously Jill had a good reason for not inviting her. You ladies are adults, not middle schoolers. You should have just stayed out of it. Ramona is a big girl, she can take care of herself.

LoLo16
LoLo16

Alex, i don't understand why you had to tell Ramona about the party in the first place. Obviously Jill had good reasons for not inviting her. You ladies are adults, not middle middle schoolers. You should have just stayed out of it. Ramona is a big girl, she can handle it herself.

jlopez
jlopez

Hey Lady,

Great job stating your issue with Luann. Her attitude and "etiquette" was deplorable. - Jeanette

corytwistseattle
corytwistseattle

You are an great example of grace and poise .. even when things get stressful you hold it together!! push thru .. that is strength .. Luann and Jill and even Kelly TALK TOOO MUCH ... and they do that crap because they do want to see the ugly truth ! you keep on doin your thing ma ma !

jazzy fey
jazzy fey

alex, i'm pretty sure the underwear simon got you CAME with that messaging or bedazzling on it (the 'i love us')- i have some of my own with different fun or endearing messages on them and i can assure you that i don't own a hot glue gun lol. still the thought that counts.

Palm Springs Divas
Palm Springs Divas

Alex, We did feel for Luanne having to be the hostess to so much drama from all of the ladies on that trip! That being said we also think both of you were waaaaaay over the top both in Morrocco and back in NYC. You have some class, learn to pick your battles and when to butt out! You seem to be craving time in front of the camera. Stick to print work, your photos were beautiful. Don't think acting is your path. The "fashion show" for Simon was hysterical and maybe a bit TMI, (hope you chose to keep the last one, it fit you best. Cheers!

chow101
chow101

love you alex!! you are my favorite of the rhony housewives!! i think you are the most ginuine and agree with you the most! also, i want luann, kelly, and cindy off the show!

dunderhead
dunderhead

Alex you rock! Glad to see you sticking up for yourself this season and it's been sad to watch Luann's behavior - she is starting to become class-less

FabAmy
FabAmy

I just wanted to express myself to you and the way you hold your own. I love it. You are my favorite on the show.

Bolton
Bolton

Love you Alex. You have more class then the Countless.

viewer fak
viewer fak

You are too good for the Countess!! Let her go!!

maryg brooklyn
maryg brooklyn

2 questions Alex, why are your sons called "the chums' and why are you in the middle of anything with Ramona?

ophelia2323
ophelia2323

alex, being articulate doesn't mean you are right. agree to disagree is the compassionate approach with luann. but i think you BOTH want to destroy the other. BOTH of you.

Auntjulie
Auntjulie

Good for u Alex! You seem to have everyone of those nuts ladies pegged!

traveljen1027
traveljen1027

Great blog, Alex! I agree that it's best to keep the Countess at arm's length - she is a snake in the grass (in addition to being a thug in a cocktail dress) for sure!

brandy00/viewer
brandy00/viewer

you need to work on timing i understand you want to keep the peace but starting another fight is not the way

lisajay
lisajay

I do agree that you need to let other housewives handle their own disagreements...it comes off as intrusive. I think you can be yourself and let some of that go---let others deal and just give support where you see fit.

gigiblond
gigiblond

way to go Alex! I think you handled the situation with the countless well.

HWViewer
HWViewer

Love You Hunny! And yes LuAnn use to be one of my favorites but she has turned nasty. Stay far far away!

emily rhsf
emily rhsf

I think part of went wrong at your meeting with Luann was that you failed to mention that YOU felt hurt by her. Instead, you name-called and that's a sure way to put the other person on the defensive. You are level-headed, but it seems like your anger may have gotten the best of you this time.

roby1
roby1

Alex, I love the woman you have become!! Keep it up, because you have become the most interesting person on this show. I love that you are intelligent and focused on career and family while still managing to look gorgeous!! All my love to you and Simon and the chums!!!