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One thing I can say for myself -- this time, I didn't take the bait. Last week, my head started spinning around, and I nearly fell off my Gucci heels when Sonja went after my husband. This time, I tried to do a little better. Did I succeed? You be the judge.
Obviously something had to happen -– she and I see each other constantly and newsflash we like each other! I have a lot more fun with Sonja than I do with other women who either take themselves way too seriously or backstab. . .so I didn't want to let this relationship sour over one -- okay, two –- moments of temporary insanity.
I invited Sonja for lunch and we got right down to it. I think I knew she would never see things from my perspective, and rather than forcing that, I suggested we drop it. She brought up Simon again, and her attitude regarding the proper behavior of husbands seemed a little old fashioned. Respect is earned, not automatic, and chivalry, while not dead, should not be blind. Enough, basta, finito…no more! We agreed to drop it and move on, and I,m happy to say we have done that. At Ramona's charity fashion show it was the first time Sonja and Simon had seen each other since my art party blowup with her, so there needed to be some kind of an acknowledgment for Simon, too. Although the group hug might have been a little awkward, it patched things up and everyone let it go because life is too short.
LOVED YOUR PHOTO SHOOT HAIR... seems the other 'ladies' were really jealous. Hair was VERY VOGUE! BRAVO!
I love Simon's single!!! It beats Money Can't Buy You Class anyday!!! But not sure if I like it more than Tardy for The Party, though. LOL. He is such a nut, but in a good way :)
You make a terrific model :)
And I admire you for taking the high road with Sonja.
You are a class act and Sonja needs to get out of herself and read LuAnn's book.
Thank you for being so real and refreshing Alex. Look forward to seeing you all season.
It appears you are the one everyone is picking on this season. Their envy and jealosy of you is obvious. Well last year the target was Bethany and she left the show for her own life show; how you are the target; makes me wonder what Bravo has in mind for you>
Keep it honest, real and fair. All the HWNY fans do not like the over the top drama
The high road.... Way to o Alex!!!!! I enjoy you so much, your laugh slays me, also a little support for the twins please....lol they just look a little sad sometimes. I don't mean this in a mean way and all. I took a mastectomy fitter course and a good makes bra makes a difference for everyone. I was told I had a different size but now I know andbthe "girls" are happier. My best to you.
Alex, you made up with BOTH Sonja and Ramona after nasty tiffs- why not do the same with Jill? After all, SHE never threw you out of her house!
Tonight is why I love watching. You did something so extra ordinary very refreshing. You took more than the high road with Sonja at lunch, Thank you. I hope that the other "ladies" are taking notes. You are a Great example as to how to resolve a conflict without hurting or involving others. You handled your self as a true Lady with confidence and grace. PS: I loved your dress on the Andy C. show tonight !!!
Can you tell me where that beautiful jacket you wore in the photo shoot came from? The black jacket with the wide collar.
Have to agree with Bunny,,And Jill has tried to make Simon welcome at any fashion event on the show, At least both of you can learn to be civil to each other,
I, for one, thought the party on Governor's Island was great! It's wonderful that you and Simon can enjoy the simple pleasures of a unique location and great friends. Overpriced food and snobby location aren't needed to have a good time!
ALEX, YOU REALLY DID TAKE THE HIGH ROAD! I OFTEN JOKE THAT SOMETIMES I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF THE HOUSEWIVES HAVE "THE HIGH ROAD" IN THEIR GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS! BUT, YOUR LUNCH WITH SONJA WAS NICE TO SEE. YOU LOOK AMAZING DURING YOUR PHOTO SHOOT!!! WOW! I THINK YOU WRITE SO ELOQUENTLY IN YOUR BLOGS TOO! BEST WISHES....
Agree w/most of the above posts; your taking the high road w/Sonja shows what a class act you are. I am not so sure there is any hope for Jill, but maybe if you just try to get along w/her and ignore the catty comments, you will be better off. Don't waste time on her or Kelly, it just isn't worth the energy that those people can suck out of you. You are a beautiful, classy stauesque model and I do believe there is a lot of jealousy going around. Thank God Bethanny got out of this mousetrap.
I am still shocked over how Sonja treated you in the first place. I have always liked her, but her baiting you, Alex, at the party then throwing you out b/c she said you were rude for bringing it up was an outrage. I have really lost respect for Sonja and her behavior this entire season is bizarre, to say the least.
Alex, you're the reason I'm watching this season. None of the others can hold a candle to you. They're all such phonies and hypocrites that I can't believe they have ANY real friends. And I won't even go into the flake factor. You keep the whole show grounded. Love you and Simon and the chums!
Alex, it was OBVIOUS that the whole modelling spotlight was edited and it came across that way and was actually very funny. You are totallly gorgeous and skinny and that showed too! I love how you support and adore your husband and you two make a great couple. You also did so well with Sonja about Simon....it is great to see you trying to relax that "Love me , love my husband" defense. Sonja is frothy and flirty and funny and you are so heartfelt and it is great to see the two of you trying to work things out and compromise on what feels comfortable in order to do so. You are such a sweet person, so dont change anything!
I just love you, Alex. YOU provide the class for the show (not the one who claims the class card) -- along with the humor, the eloquence, and, most importantly, the kindliness.
The castmate who is soooo jealous of you is vindictive and manipulative, so I worry about you filming with her. It's hard for a sweet, sensitive, straight-shooter like you to anticipate when the knife is going to come out and do you in. Take care of yourself with her.
You were GREAT on WWH. And also, I loved what Simon was going to say at last week's rally -- very sensitive and apropos.
I agree with alot of the others that have been commenting about you making up with Jill...I think you should as well. Put the past behind you and start fresh. I also agree, Simon's song is good- never knew he could sing. And the surprises keep on coming :)
You have the most class and the most elegance of anyone on the show, even those who write a book about it! Yours is sincere and comes from the heart!
I wish that it would be about you and not simon I mean jill doesnt have her husband on everything she films and niether do the other girls. its called Real Housewives not real House Husbands. Can u See why people get irritated with him he is involved in everything thing .i get it he is your husband Am amrreid and i get it but if I was getting paid to do a show about House ives he would not horn in a nd get involved
Alex, I do think you took the high road, as well. The whole thing was just weird from the get-go. But, I can't imagine that you like Sonja that much..really? I know there is a lot we don't see, but does a good friend really say the things she says (talking head)? Did you not see that, even after your 'agree to disagree' meeting? Doesn't sound to me like she cares for Simon at all, and if that's the case, how can she be a close friend?
Sonja just doesn't get it and maybe never will. Now you know how large of an ego you are dealing with. I hope that one day she can look back on all of this and realise she was so wrong. You are the bigger person and I wish well in all your endeavors
Alex, you are the only one with class on this show. You should be proud of how you present yourself.
I like you alot Alex but this season you seem so uptight and looking for drama. Everyone has seemed to move on from last season except for you. I understand that you want people to acknowledge their wrongdoings and own up to them but some people just have no conscience. You are better than that so stop trying to pick fights and move on. You were right about the Sonja situation, her ego has grown since last season.
Simon hit it right on the head. A few of the ladies on the show aren't real. Love the song Simon. Keep it real.
I love your take on things, plus your ability to step back and be eloquent in with your choice of words.
What'd ya think of Kelly's comment that "models don't have to be pretty, just photogenic"? Wow, that was a dig, huh??
Dear Dear Alex (and Simon), I have come to love the both of you so much over the years. Alex, you are so intelligent and articulate--don't let the Kelly's and Cindy's of this world get you down. I could not believe how rude those two were after you invited them to your party. FOUR HOURS late and they still complained--I have no words for their behavior. I love your relationship with Simon. It is easy to see how much in love the two of you are. I also LOVE Simon. He is so kind towards you and his love really comes through his eyes. I envy your relationship. I am glad you are not a mean girl still in high school and making your way in Brooklyn! Wishing you all good things! BTW--your children are beautiful and well-behaved!
Alex, I just LOVE you and Simon! You two have a great marriage and I bet you're so much fun to hang out with.
It is amazing the torch that Alex carries for Jill. Jill has never treated Alex as bad as Ramona or Sonja has. It makes me think that Alex needs to have an ax to grind just to stay interesting.
Your party looked like a happy fun family affair with friends. Too bad the sour puss twins came late and just seemed to be miserable. Maybe being real isn't in their scheme of their own fabulousness..... Keep it real!
I appreciate your courage to reveal your true self, but at the same time, you must maintain a certain level of tact when you deal with other people. Try to control your extreme facial reactions to people when they say something shocking. If you wait to reveal your feelings at the right time instead of giving them away on your face, I think you may be better received.
At first I thought...how can anyone forgive someone that threw them out of their house, so quickly? Ah...yes, now I remember, you're smart enought to know how to handle manipulative juvenille behavior....with maturity!
LOVE-LOVE Simon's video. He sings very well and I like that he put the words in like a kareoke song.
I would have loved to come to your party on Govenors Isalnd. Just check the weather and dress for it. I don't get the others whinning about it.
Everyone ahead of me said it all! You have about the only real adult perspective when it comes to handling some problems. Taking the "high road" with Sonja was the right way to go. If it had been someone else and Sonja...things would have skewed differently.
Also...absolutely LOVE Simon's song! It made me smile. Someone said his voice reminded them of Pierce Brosnan's in "Mama Mia".
Alex: After reading both of your blogs and watching the "marriage march" episode twice now, I think I feel pretty comfortable making my assessment and opinions known. First of all, it seemed like Sonja was REALLY excited about being asked to be the "grand marshall" and in as much as she was that, it was her day, to that degree. You started out being friendly and "going" along with her excitement. When you and Simon found out only Sonja was going to be speaking, that's when things went downhill. You and Simon were both obviously (and understandably) unnerved that you were being silenced. The organizers apparently made things worth by putting the option of Simon still speaking on the nervous pre-"moment" Sonja. When you and Simon tried confronting Sonja about it, it didn't seem like she thoroughly understood why you were asking "HER" if YOU could speak. She didn't seem aware that they'd told you it was her who could allow/not allow Simon to speak. If those in charge had said to Sonja "Hey do you mind if Simon says a few wards??" she probably would have said OK. Or, maybe not, but either way, we'd have had a clearer understanding of things. The way it went down, Sonja seems selfish for not letting Simon speak, but you and Simon also seemed childish and slightly rude. I realize he had planned on speaking, but Sonja was asked to speak and part of the agreement contingent upon her agreeing to speak was that no one else from your group would speak but Sonja. You and Simon don't have to like this fact or agree with it. But MENY made THAT choice because that's how much they wanted Sonja to "speak" or lead or whatever. If anyone was wrong it was MENY for pushing Simon out of the way for Sonja and then blaming it on Sonja. I don't care if Sonja is the one who stipulated that she'd be speaking alone or not, that isn't relevant. What is relevant is that MENY agreed to these terms with Sonja, so nobody should've come to you/Simon saying that he could speak if only Sonja would give the OK. They should've apologized to you and Simon and explained that they made the agreement with Sonja already and were sticking to it. She should never have been placed in a position to have to decide whether or not to let someone else speak at the last moment. If she had said yes, it could have backfired because she was the "grand marshall" and if she said no, it makes her look selfish. The truth is she was very excited and nervous and honored to be the grand marshal and to make a speech and I think she felt like Alex and Simon were really taking it too far once they were told she'd be the lone speaker. Disappointment is one thing. But to practically harrass Sonja about it right before she's speaking was overkill. At her townhouse the next night, she was in the wrong for bringing it up and it did seem obviously dismissive when she feigned amnesia as to what Simon's name is. Overall, though, I think Sonja handled the situation better than Alex. Alex, let Simon fight his own battles and stop being so combative. Being honest about how you feel doesn't mean you have to be rude.