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Meanwhile, back in Morocco…fortune tellers or psychics or shamans or normal people with their third eye open should NEVER do a reading with a gaggle of girls around. Nor should they with a camera crew. It's also hard when only Kelly, LuAnn, and I speak French. Although Kelly gets on my last nerve much of the time, I was glad to see that she was trying to be objective with the translation for Ramona.
Here's what -- the fortune teller said another woman was thinking of Mario. Totally possible – when the four of us go out, women always look at him. I see it. Ramona sees it. Anyone with eyes sees it. That doesn't mean he's cheating. If I had a dollar for every time some woman hit on Simon, I'd buy a Birkin retail.
If you're wondering what the psychic told me – it was just the two of us in the room. No translator. She told me that my marriage was good, my money was good, but I had an issue with one of two sons – the "bigger" one was emotional about a recent change. She was right; François had changed schools and at the time was having difficulty adjusting. But, to play devil's advocate, Brad could have been told all of that by Jill.
All I will say about Ramona's hallway discussion and her mention of LuAnn and Mario is that the behavior she described is not confined to Mario.
Alex, I am always amazed that someone with your obvious education and sensitivity puts up with Ramona's bigoted, thoughtless and insensitive behavior. Just a few examples, her comment about Jill's stepdaughter's birthmark, her(and Sonja's) culturally insensitive remarks in the van in Morocco. Why do you continue to excuse her inappropriate behavior?
Alex, You have become so outwardly strong. I don't know how you kept yourself together with Kelly. Good for you!!! Your are a good person swimming in a pool of sharks. What a good friend you are too!!! Keep well and stay away from Luann!!!
Why do you always excuse Ramona and overlook so many things she says & does, yet you don't extend the same courtesy to the others? Double standard. That's not "keeping it real"....
Alex you are so much better then them, you are the most real and down to earth woman on the show, dont get involved in the drama cause it seems like they enjoy it ! I think Simon is COOL !!!!!!!!
Love reading your blogs Alex! Once again, you're right on target with everything. I'm just sayin'...
Alex, I agree with all the other posts - you are the most likeable and real person on this show. You also have more class that the person who sings about it. I am definitely team Alex!
I think your elegantly smart truthfulness yet down to earth attitude influenced Ramona a lot since became your good friend. May be you could change Jill so she will be able to open up her new intellectual development to see the world from different perspective veiw like yours. I think that that you are looking forward to have a friendship with her.
Alex, I have to say that you were the only one out of the women who was respectful and considerate of the Arab/Moroccan culture. As an Arab woman myself, I appreciated your sensitivity which to me shows what a cultured, sophisticated woman you really are.
Alex, it is so refreshing for someone my age (75..3/4 of a century) to see soneone who is true to herself and husband; raising a family in a very good way; and can stay with the best. With more like you around (and Ramona) I do not fear for the future as much for my grandchildren. Keep it going!
You and Ramona are the only reason that I watch this show. I think Jill is a terrible person, not to mention a compulsive liar. Luann is so holier than though its laughable, Kelly is simply crazy, Cindy is boring. I do like Sonja but there is a side of her that is coming out this season that I do not care for - specifically the haughty, name dropping behavior. I'm also not over how she treated you at the Gay Rights Rally. Keep being you Alex! I'm a huge fan.
You are my favorite HW from this cast. Love your intelligence and class. I also love Simon's webisodes. You are both such great parents. I always look to you to learn the truth in any given situation.
You, Ramona and Sonja are my favorites. As usual, you speak the truth and so eloquently, too!
Alex... Still love you! One rule of fighting as far as I was taught, if the issue is over 6 months old an you did not address it, it's off limits! Not fair bringing up old baggage. That's exactly what Jill did to Ramona. Jill hasn't changed a bit as far as I'm concerned! Stay classy!
Maybe it's because I enjoy the way she speaks but I hear Alex McCord's voice A LOT. I hear it on commercials or on streets. is it possible to have a common voice? Get into voice-over work, Alex!
I have made a few comments on the RHNY boards about wanting to see an actual working mother reflected in their casting but you are that person. I am so glad you are part of this show and have gotten much stronger in voicing your thoughts. Love seeing a sane, smart person in the mix of all the crazies and trying to make sense of it all.
Team Alex all the way! Love your cool and sensible personality. You and Simon are so real and the chums adorable. Stay true - these other women are losing out by trying so hard to be on top - who cares!
Alex, you have always been the only housewife from any franchise I like. You are smart & kind & you can write. You are the only one I could probably hang out with. You make the show watchable. Thanks!
I don't consider you one of the "Blondes". If you died your hair dark, I know that you wouldn't want to be associated with the "Brunettes". You are so beautiful this season ~ keep you hair as blonde as possible. It makes your blue eyes standout.
Thank you for being the intellectual in this group. The majority of the cast will never completely understand you ~ they just aren't smart enough. Many of the women are well traveled, and have money, and most of the women are complete dimwits...
Spot on Alex!! I absolutely love watching your transformation over the seasons -- and getting the maturity of what could be a wonderful view of NYC and being a woman all rolled into one. Bravo!! You and Bethenny pure class.
Alex, Please LIsten! Don't get caught up in all the drama of the cast members! You are such a wonderful person and need to stay mutal and continue to speak on your behalf and that doesn't mean you can't be a good friend because you can! Just don't cross the line of being involved! I know you have let that happen to you in the past! I love watching you on the show, you just are a wonderful model for young girls to watch. You are a real person and that comes out.
Just watch your steps when it comes to the other girls drama!
Right on Alex - I just read everything ........you are the only woman standing with both feet on the ground - and never change even you are pushed ......Jill is an evil woman and let me tell you I would NOT spend a second with her - she is just not a kind person? I am very surpriced about sonja she took a 360 degree, where is Sonja from last season? drinking problem too like Ramona and her big mouth?.......Louann daaarrling she tries, but she just dont have the classe she is claiming she has ...ha ha ......Kelly I think she feels better this time around - maybe she saw herself and pulled herself together, lets hope....and Cindy I just think she is so unhappy about everything - unable to injoy ....how can a grown woman flip out about hangers????? it is NOT for her to be with all this women because she is not in control and it shows ....good advice Cindy to you, LET IT GO.....it is not important ....injoy !... Marocco is a formidable place and they should all just lean back AND INJOY........and not dress up with hats like they were going shopping on 5th. Avenue, - I am referring to Sonja (I think she lost her mind completely)
Your clothing choices on the trip were terrible! It made it uncomfortable to watch! The sweater and tie on the camels then the sweater dress with boots to the spa! Those blue shorts to the party! I love you but it was sooo hard to watch you on this trip!
Alex, Please tell Luann off. She does her version of I am up here, you are down there, every chance she gets. You watch the shows-I know you are aware. I think that you are so much more intelligent than she, that it would be delightful to watch you put her in her place. Please,if you have not already done so on one of the already taped episodes,than do it at the reunion. All I can say is that where she is concerned you have a very,very long fuse. Frankly, you have too much class to be on the show.
Alex..99% of the time..I think you are the only sane woman on the show...hehehehhe..but the frosting on cake for me...was Kelly going on and on about you acting...being normal....and looking wierd!!!!! At the henna salon....omg! omg! omg! After Kelly on Scary island?????? pullllleazzzzzzzzzze Kelly get real!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelly you should never, and mean never comment on someone else looking wierd!!!!!
The way LuAnn called you a Debbie Downer after you shared that your father died of Alzheimer's just proves that she is the poster child for her song "Money Can't Buy You Class." Definitely "Countess" to "Count-Less", no class at all.
Alex thank you for being so respectful of other cultures while on the trip! I liked that you asked if it was appropriate for you guys to chant while on the camel ride. More people need to travel with your kind of mindset.
Your blogs are insightful and unpretentious. I love how culturally sensitive you are! Keep being you and don't let the others steal your shine!
Thank you for not getting sucked into the pettiness on the show. While I don't like the revealing clothes you sometimes wear, I love the way you are revealing your integrity in dealing with others.
It pains me that LuAnn and Jill act as if they are better than you. It's the worst kind of classism and snobbery. Thank you for not buying into that and treating everyone with dignity and respect. You are the only one on the show who hasn't been two-faced.
You know what I like the most about you? Your gracious ability to apologize and forgive others; the exception being Jill.. A lot of the housewives seem to struggle with accepting an apology and letting things go. You seem to be the only one who can truly put things to rest. I can understand the tension with Jill because last season was so chaotic, but I thought that when she apologized to you, it was genuine. It was the first truly genuine apology I think I witnessed from her. I think Jill's struggling right now, and you would be a great asset to her, as you're intelligent, kind, and fair. I hope you give the friendship a real second chance! God bless!
I would have loved to hear more about your father's illness and death when you were 11 yo and how it impacted your life. Instead, we heard more about Bobby's smooth feet - yikes!
Stay centered, stay real, stay classy.
Ale, I don;t say this to many people but I know I really could hang with you. You are so real and down to earth and when it comes to traveling to different countrues..I've lived in Greece and traveled to Turkey and Spain...you are absolutley correct...roll with it, immerse yourself in the culture, find and discover new things...I've raised 3 daughters, pretty much on my own. One now lives in Austrailia and one is traveling to Cuba....they don't refer to snafus as major tragedy...it is "part of the adventure" Just my philosophy...much like yours...Keep being True!!
Alex, you and Simon need your own show!! Next to Oprah you are the most articulate woman on t.v.. Keep being a firecracker, hope to see you stay strong thru this season.
"No, it's not a premise or requirement of our show that we talk behind each other's backs, as she said on a talk show this week. If that were the case, we'd all be doing it, and we don't"
ummm... Kinda seems like you do all do it...
Kudos to you, Alex! I think it's funny and sad that although you're the youngest "housewife", you're the most mature in the group. My granny always said breeding will tell. I think it's fairly obvious who had a proper upbringing and who didn't -- in spite of those who pretend to have class.
Once again, the truth is found in Alex's blog. Love it...please keep cutting through the spin and setting the record straight. I am very suspicious of the fortune teller bit...has the smell of a set up to me. I'll just say it...I think Jill worked with Brad and they both fed the fortune teller with information about each Housewife. I think their goal was to start gossip about Mario's and Ramona's marriage. Jill quickly jumped in with her below the belt comment about 'her crowd believing Mario cheats'. It is very obvious she is still nursing a grudge against the Singers. And...many of us haven't forgotten Jill's past outbursts about your photos and the comments made for the purpose of damaging Simon's career. Alex - I hope you don't ever put yourself in the position of trusting Jill. She clearly has a personality disorder and is a vile person.
So sorry about my earlier blog. Sorry for the loss of your father. And thankyou for sharing that with us. Again I was appalled you had shared a very deep emotional part of your childhood that they did not know about . They swept it under the rug so coldly like a group of mean girls.
What Ive always liked about you is your compassion. You're a selfless person with a forgiving heart.You seem to have the attitude, "when in Rome do as the Romans."