Alex McCord

Alex discusses the "c-word" and why she wouldn't do LuAnn's video.

on Jul 14, 20110

Hey everyone; can you believe next week is this season's finale? Time flies.

Shortly after we left Morocco, LuAnn asked everyone to appear in her music video. Although her request came after she and I had words, and, of course a thug in a cocktail dress, my answer would have been the same regardless.

My entire life, I've been of the mind that the "C-word" is one you don't say. To use it about yourself is to prove it doesn't apply to you. Using that word about someone else makes you seem aspirational, that the person to whom you refer has something you wish you had, etc. Not good either way. Would I go so far as to say using the  "C-word" is thuggish? Not sure. At any rate, I don’t want to be attached to a song about "cl--s" lying within the soul. When she's ready to stop with the pretension and have fun doing Kurt Weill or Foxy Brown, great.

Moving onto the family barbeque. . .just this week we got around to decorating our backyard and you can see the pictures here! Dean is the brother of Adam's wife (our brother-in-law once removed? Sort of?) I like to call Adam and Simon twins five years apart. As one of our friends said, "hoo-boy, there are two of them!" People who don't know him sometimes think Adam is gay as well, but he's married with two kids, and he and his wife adore each other as much if not more than Simon and I do. There you have it.

76 comments
espy
espy

Love you! Glad you found your voice and hope you never "zip it". Why don't the blondes get their own show? The others are just irritating and boring trouble-makers.

Jcarole
Jcarole

Alex, Totally agree! The C Word is a classless word. IT seems tacky. I really wish all the bickering would end. The high road is so much better!

Team Silex
Team Silex

Alex I love you and Simon. I am a brunette but I am TEAM BLONDES. I do not think you're pretentious. I think you assume that the brunettes actually listen when you answer their questions. But as we've all learned this season, the brunettes only care about themselves and material things. The Blondes are the only ones who are loyal, compassionate, and intelligent. I wish Kelly had your vocabulary. As for the Countess minus the O comment that Simon made, I think it was an understatement. Luann has been nastier than Jill this season. I think you handled yourself well.

RH Fan
RH Fan

Loved watching you, Sonja and Ramona taking dance class with Avery. It looked like you all had a blast and I thought all of you did a great job!! I must say it looked way more fun than the video shoot!

gill skeete
gill skeete

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Apollo
Apollo

I would be proud to call you my daughter, my friend. You are magnificent.

first time blogger
first time blogger

Alex: I generally find Simon likeable, however it is NEVER okay to call a woman the Countess without the O.

SD10256
SD10256

While watching this episode, I was given the impression that living in Kansas is some sort of a taboo. I have been rooting for you for many years; however, this dialogue completely put me off. Just a word of advice... don't alienate your viewers by making these repeat comments. After growing up in Kansas, I have lived all over the world and am still happy to announce to anyone who cares that I am from this beautiful state. Be proud of where you came from!

Angelanna
Angelanna

I like you, Alex, and I totally get your point of view. Can someone please explain to me what wire hangers has to do with "Gone With the Wind"?

celestialmess
celestialmess

Alex I think out of all of them u are the best most sincere of them all.To me u are loyal and not self serving.LOts of love to you and Simon. Keep on being you girlfriend. Love Ramona too.

Bavarde
Bavarde

Wow! Surprised by how upset people are by the "See you next Tuesday!" If Simon had actually said the word I would have cringed, but he just alluded to it. What is the big deal? I'm sure my foot would slip much farther than that if I knew her!

rwolff
rwolff

You seriously need your own show. I only watch it for you and the rest of them are in the way.

Lea II
Lea II

Love ya Alex, knew there was real class in your background. For those who dont know, Highland Park in Dallas is big, big oil money. Now where did Jill and LuAnn say their class came from? Ha maybe they married money with no class.

BrandiFaith
BrandiFaith

I think you and Simon are the best, I really don't like the other women on the show, they think they are something that they are not. Luann may be or was a countess, but does that make her an authority on EVERYTHING!!! I think not, she is just a very aggressive person who thinks that a title will get her everything, but unfortunately she is the one with no class!!! You are not born with class, because if you were, she would have some and she doesn't in any way shape or form, her's was bought. Just like her life style. I live on a small Island in south Georgia and I deal with people like her everyday, but in reality they are no better than I. I hope one day to meet you and Simon, it would be fabulous, and I could really tell you how I feel about the "Ladies Of New York"!

M1chelle
M1chelle

Why are you so offended about saying class? I agree that you shouldn't have to say "I have class" for someone to know it, as with most other descriptive words, but to be offended was a little over the top for me, escpecially since you tolerate Simon calling Luann the c-word.

Pennys Mom
Pennys Mom

Love you & Simon. LOL wth his "just take the O out". PRICELESS

And, the bottom line is that if you don't want to do a video, this is a free country and you don't have to do it. I agree with you. I would NOT have done it, either!

mnovielli
mnovielli

Wow! I guess you realized there was NO defending your husband on the "other" C word that was thrown out during your coversation, so you just didn't go there. A gentleman NEVER EVER refers to a woman like that......NOT any woman. I sure don't care for Luann but she doesn't deserve to be called that. Girl you need to school that man on manners!!

VB Housewife
VB Housewife

Alex, "C you next Tuesday" is the funniest thing I've ever heard! I was dying when you said that!

Rosanne, once again
Rosanne, once again

Are you going to go after Ramona and Mario after the comments she made, and her husband the way you went after Luann??? I thought they were rude and discusting...Ramona has never been your friend...she just puts up with you and Simon. I thought she ignored you on the trip and used you on her trip, for an excuse to stick up for her guests and throw Jill out...Did you ever think of that??? Wake up girl! Your making a bed that your not going to be happy your in.

evelyn brock mirabella
evelyn brock mirabella

Alex, people that use the word class have none. I really like you and it has always bothered me how the rest of the housewives treat you and Simon. I under stand your rational for "speaking up" for yourself however it is so wasted on the other housewives. They are so spoiled and pretentous that they can't even hear you when you speak. They think that they have a right to dismiss others when they don;t agree with them. So why bother? Learn to dismiss them before they dismiss you or learn how to put them down and walk away before they have time to recover. You are coming from a place of kindness, unfortunately these women don't know the meaning of the word.

Maria x
Maria x

All season you and Simon have been taking digs at Jill. It's seems to me you like the negative attention, because you have nothing positive happening in your lives. Does Simon really have a job? He appears to have alot of time to spend in front of the camera.

Viewer from Houston
Viewer from Houston

When you did not jump all over your husband for his remark about removing the "o" from countess, I realized you have forgotten all about your Texas upbringing. I think that you proved that the other "c" word is inappropriate in your household because your husband is truly lacking it. Ladies that consider themselves Texans would NEVER allow such language, no matter to whom it referred. Alex I was beginning to like you, but no more. That remark your husband made came out of his mouth so easily, that it must be a common occurance. Disgusting. p.s. I don't even care for Luann, but that has nothing to do with Simon's vulgar behavior.

Bothered
Bothered

Alex,

You seem to become very defensive when anyone discusses your husband in a negative light, but you have no problem with your husband commenting on these women and saying nasty things....What kind of man does that? Why is that acceptable behavior for him?

Aliesa
Aliesa

I completely agree with you. Saying you have "class" is so very tasteless and wrong. Saying you have class makes you the complete opposite. So proud you have found your voice this season, don't let any mean girls push you around!

donna Shaw
donna Shaw

Hey alex why dont you remind luann of the times she has put herself in others business. 1. when you delivered bethanys message and 2. when ramona and jill had an issue this year. oh and please dont leave out the bethany and jill situation

PaulainVa
PaulainVa

Alex, I am usually your biggest supporter, and have often been stymied as to why spouses on this show seem to feel the need to moan and complain to others about their spouse's behaviour, BUT, I can defend noone who describes others as the "c" word. Bad form, bad manners, low behavior. Period.

Please ask Simon to purge this particular epithet from his vocab. Does not reflect well on anyone.

AnnaMaria2
AnnaMaria2

Alex, i am a big fan of yours and I totally agree with you regarding Luann's attitude and all her nonsense regarding class. However, I was totally shocked when Simon said take the "O" out of Countess. Whoah...! I do admit that I burst out laughing....but wow, I couldn't believe he said that!

Lynden
Lynden

Alex, you are a gracious person, not at all pretentious. Secondly, I look at Simon and he seems puffy in his face. I want you to know I quit smoking at 40 and got congestive heart failure. I have been taking CoQ10 400 mg and it makes me feel better and I dont retain the puffiness or the water retention look. I dont want to worry you dear but please tell Simon to get checked. I'm no doctor but have noticed his puffiness! Thanks!

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the barbecue scene! You nailed it when speaking of the "countess". Glad she got snubbed by most of the cast. What goes around comes around and she is getting a taste of what she dishes out.

dolphin
dolphin

I knew I liked you and Simon and now I like you more. I am from Texas and we have more respect in our pinkie than some of the others, namely the Brunettes. Keep up the good work.

cindyfan
cindyfan

You're pretty smart and down to earth. Why not hang out with Cindy?

Kansas Gal
Kansas Gal

Just curious about what town in Kansas did Alex live in and When??

Pamela D.
Pamela D.

I think we finally found the housewife that SHOULD be on Dancing With the Stars! You rocked the dance lesson even in jeans. Have a GREAT trip and enjoy the no social media time...lol

lizzielou
lizzielou

I applaud you and the others that decided to opt out of Luann's video. You guys were smart to stay away. Jill acts like she's the authority on everything. Knows. It. All. It was nearly impossible to watch. Oh well. You looked so pretty sitting by the fire with your family!

jennrae
jennrae

Team Blondes! Love you, especially, Alex. I hope you socked it to Luann at the reunion.

j from md
j from md

Alex, Get out of high school.

lexxo
lexxo

alex i like you but you was wrong for talking about luann in front of your husband brothers that was bad.

dgarchitect
dgarchitect

what the heck. whatevs i dont get u or ur husband. (FULL STOP)

SMITHVILLE
SMITHVILLE

Cindy is Cindy ! She really does not know how to relax and be a friend. Her life seems to revolve all aound work. Yes she was rude at the breakfast, but I have hopes that she will learn to be friends with people in general.

You and Simon have a great relationship, keep it going !

Viewer Girly
Viewer Girly

Love you!! I totally agree one should never go around saying they have class, its something others see and know!

lree44
lree44

alex, it did look like mario came off rude but i believe that his dry humor doesn't catch on with alot of people. you guys are friends, mistakes need to be forgiven and i know that the friendship between you and simon and ramona and mario can go on . don't let one bad comment ruin a friendship, even ramona said he was out of line.let it go.i so much agree with your opion of luann, you're better than me because of all the evil she spewed at you ,i could and would not be friendly towards her, period.you are the better person, kudos to you! keep it real, we love you, sonja and ramona!

titlesdon't buy you class
titlesdon't buy you class

Alex, You have become my favorite this season. You are the truest to yourself and others and what more can anyone want in a friend....It is obvious how rude LuAnne, and I still think Jill, is to you, showing little interest in anything about you. I admire how you stand up for yourself and can see through others...I'm glad you didn't feel pressured into doing LuAnne's video. Can't believe she even asked you and Ramona and then was put out by you not doing it. You definitely have shown your "c" word this season unlike the two in the video......

Wendy
Wendy

Totally agree with you about the "c-word", especially how LuAnn throws it around. Please inform Simon that I was raised with those kind of values even in Kansas. I thought his comment about Kansas was offensive. Totally "c-word"-less.

lovely2c
lovely2c

I usually get defensive when it comes to Ramona, but, you are right. She and Mario owe you an apology. I hope they correct this quickly. You and Ramona are awesome, and I think she will take constructive criticism from you. Talk with her. Love you both dearly!

ViewerVA
ViewerVA

That comment Simon made about Luann was completely uncalled for. Bobby Zarin or the Count for that matter would never make such a horrible remarks about any of the ladies. Simon should be ashamed of himself.And you should be embarrassed.