Just from a psychological perspective, I’ve never met anyone who is as much a master of the sideways attack as Jill. She asks someone "How did it make you feel when so and so attacked you?" even if the person didn't attack anyone -- she suggests that it happened and if her victim isn't fast enough, they believe her. It's like the old interrogation question, "Where did you hide the money," when no money is missing, designed to make people believe a lie. My question tonight was whether Ramona ever actually said that she only drinks at dinner, because tonight I only heard Jill say that. She used the same technique against Ramona when calling her rude for thinking of herself, when her pregnancy scare supposedly should only have been about her daughter. Work that one out. . .
Regarding the mean tweeting, the professional victims gave it their best shots but were unable to show tweets from Simon that anyone agreed were mean. As the reunion is not a nine-hour miniseries, we missed out on most of the backtracking. I only wish Simon was there watching because he'd have felt 100 percent vindicated -- in every other way he was attacked tonight, and unjustly. See his blog post for his take on the discussion.
Simon is not a mean person. At all. Anyone who knows him, knows that. When he is attacked by idiots who make things up and hit him below the belt, he defends himself against their hypocrisy and lies, as honorably as he can. When people make comments that don't make any sense, he points out that they don't make sense. That isn’t mean; it's direct. He is passionate about injustice and unfairness, as am I. Is it polite society for people to smile and nod if a woman says, "Pigs fly and there is no national debt"? No! Intelligent people say, no, that isn't possible or true. I'm beginning to think that the emperor has no clothes, just like the fable, and the only ones who see it are Simon, Ramona, Mario, Sonja, and me. Everyone else is delusional.
Well, that’s it for this season! You don't see me or anyone else announce their new ventures, so I'm going to keep that under my hat a little while longer. The first order of business has been leasing office space, and we’ve both been busy crossing T's and dotting I's. It's worth the wait, I promise! To be the first ones in the know, follow me as well as my hubby on Twitter and Facebook. If you haven't already, please check out the two tribute videos our chums made to Simon's single "I Am Real" while we were in Egypt -- they are priceless and no, I’m not objective at all!
Have a wonderful rest of the summer; September will be here before you know it!
In Europe Series 4 started a couple of days ago. I've watched previous series and all the housewives are interesting individually but you seem the most grounded and sensible.
You, Ramona and Sonja are the only real people on the show...except for Cindy...why she is with Luann, Jill and Kelly is a mystery...I suspect that will change next season if there is any hope for her.
In only Kelly, LuAnn and Jill were on the show, I would not watch it.
Love you!!! I don't know how you got through the reunion!!!! The Brunes were awful to you and obnoxious.
Alex I appreciate the honesty you bring to the show. I agree with you about Luann, Kelly, and Jill. You can read them very well! Stand up to those classless ladies! I hope you keep calling them out on their B.S.
Horrified that both you and Simon seem to be okay with him refering to another woman with such an incendiary insult- there is no justification for this. There is no circumstance under which perjorative language does not facilitate prejudice. You are a classy lady; I can't believe you don't know better than to defend this sort of thing.
You handled the attacks by the brunettes well. They want you gone. Simon was too much this season. Please rope him in.
Alex, The brown hair "Ladies" we being highly aggressive towards you. They seem to definitely be trying to push you out of the show. They are very intimidated by you and Simon I can not believe that someone who has a stance against bullies, is the biggest one on the show! Continue to stand your ground. You have a great teammate by your side!
I support you but feel this is the end of the road for this entire cast. I've been a fan since the beginning but after this "reunion" I think it's time for the NY ladies to all move on. It's sad but the attacks, sniping and bitterness has completely taken the fun out of it all.
Best of luck, Alex. A New York girl myself, transplanted to LA, I can't say I'll switch to the Beverly Hills girls but this reunion was too, too much.
Be well and best of luck to you and your family!
It was very difficult to watch tonight's episode. It also seemed that Andy lost control of the Reunion, and also stayed too long on certain subjects regarding you Alex, and Ramona. TOO Much! I also agree with you regarding meddling.
Alex, you have more class than all those women sitting across from you put together.........yes, that includes the "countess" as well.
Alex-Simon is your husband and you should defend him. Kudos to you, all the the other housewives husbands were on the show and who came to you last season about an issue regarding his wife-Bobby. I mean - Come On. Girl- you did well under fire. KELLLY was certifiable last season and she has nerve to talk to you about ISSUes.
Very well said Alex. I love your intelligents, and having you on the show is what keeps me watching it. Without you I would feel I was just watching Jerry Springer.
Bravo, Alex!!! After being talked over the entire season by some very rude women, you finally had YOUR say! Thank you for being honest, for telling it like it is, and for setting the record straight. You don't play games, you're not pretentious, and you are FEARLESS! The mean girls ganged up on you but they could not take you down. You're my heroine!!
Alex, you are hands down my favorite housewife!! Beauty and brains...perfect combination. Team Alex!!!
As your intentions may be sincere your timing on "confronting" people is way off sometimes.
Ignore the fake people, they are not worth your time and will always try to turn the table to make you look bad. Stand your ground and stay strong!
Alex...don't allow yourself to stoop to the brunettes level. You are who you are and if they don't like it or understand it than that's their problem. You just keep being you. :)
The reason Jill, LuAnn and Kelly are so mean to you, is because you are everything they wish they could be. Stay fabulous. I look forward to seeing you next season.
Alex, you are in a class all your own. Although you're not great at the mean-girl swipes (thank goodness) you tower over the other ladies in terms of intellect, diplomacy and plain old-fashioned common decency. Can't wait to hear your news!
Alex, You are great you have really come into your own this year! Good for you!I don't know how you put up with the brunettes they are outrageous as well as obnoxious! You, Sonja and Ramona, are what keep me tuning in to the show you three are a riot! Take Care! Luv ya
Alex you are the ONLY housewife I like on this show and the ONLY voice of reason, I don't know how anyone can say anything negative about you..you are the voice of reason, politeness..if anything, the CountLess should take etiquette lessons from you...you portray your character flawlessly and hold yourself beautifully. Couldn't agree more with your blog, you are spot ON!!! xx
You are by far the most intelligent, grounded housewife in the group. You are the only one I'd want to be friends with; everyone on the other couch is just.plain.WEIRD! Talk about out of touch with reality!
You rock, Alex. Keep doing what you're doing, and we can only hope LuAnn and Kelly learn to play nice. They are so rude to you that it's shocking, and I love seeing you stand up for yourself against these "mean girls."
Alex, Good luck with the new office! Can't wait to see what is your next move. Have a wonderful summer with the kids.
Hi Alex, I personally thought you were great this season. Were there a few "wrong place Wrong times" (haha) yes, but for the most part all you did was defend yourself and your family. The only question I have, is why didn't you just tell LuAnn that you didn't do the video because the episode before that when you guys had lunch or tea, she was very rude to you. And quite frankly she's never really been "genuinely" nice to you. All her and Jill do is talk behind everyone's back. LuAnn had nerve to even ask you or expect you to be in her video.
Alex, I totally agree with your comment that everyone else can defend their friend, but when you do just that, they ATTACK you! It makes no sense, in fact, Kelly is yelling at you to fight your own battles when you are arguing with Luann/Jill...talk about hypocrisy!! Kelly is a moron. She looks like an idiot giggling everytime you speak!! Jill says that you and her relationship has no bearing on her relationship with Simon...but why would you want to be frinds with someone who doesn't like your husband?!? Stay strong! Don't let the mean girls get you down!
Alex, I was so disgusted at all the ladies ganging up on you! Thank you for staying true to yourself and putting them in their place. I wish they heard half of what you said, but we did and that's all that matters. You are golden!
alex, love you. keep your cool. when the other ladies are yelling let them go around in circles and bite off their own tails.see you next year
Alex I love you so much!! You are so refreshing and truly one of the only people on this show that seems to make any sense! I feel like you are actually able to see things clearly where as the rest of them (especially the brunettes) let the view get clouded by their own tunnel vision. Stay as true to yourself as you always have been... you're the only real voice on the show!!
Alex, Love you and I like Simon. Clearly 'team brunettes' were out for you and don't want you to continue on the show. Please don't leave. Simon's comment about 'countess without the 'o' was a bit low; certainly expected better from him. I do understand that there are people who bring out the worst in us, but please, Simon, show us your demeanor in your usual positive way. Wish you the best on your modeling career. And, BTW, I think men have a right to call women on their statements and behavior. Men are not 'open game' to take shots at and not expect to get called on it.
Alex- We come from very different backgrounds and social standing but nonetheless, I can totally relate to you. You and Simon seem like genuinely nice people and appear to appreciate people for who they are and not what they have. I hate the way the brown heads treat you with disrespect but please don't let your frustration change who you are. Sane people see the "others" for what they are. God Bless
Alex you rock! The others are only trying to silence you because your arguments make alot more sense than theirs. BTW Please ignore Kelly.
Looking forward to seeing what your future holds. I hope it is more about the causes that you are passionate about and less about the brunettes. If you do remain on the show next season film more with the focus being on your life. Show us the creative side of your life not a continuation of this meaningless drama. You are intelligent and level headed. Fans appreciate your willingness to stick up for your friends - and even fight their fights for them. Just stay above the drama, do not let the mean energy suck you into becoming emotional with your responses. When you are emotional you lose the clear headed focus that is the true voice of reason on the show. You have to agree that when you make Kelly look sane (as in Morocco) your response has become too emotional. Best to you!
Alex- really you need to look in the mirror...LuaAnn didn't do anything different that the rest of you, and lets me frank...you get in EVERYONE'S business!!!!
Alex, I've adored you since Season I. You've always seemed the most sincere, intelligent and loyal of all the housewives-your steadfast kindness, support, and love directed towards your friends and family lend credence to this, as well as your adeptness at decisively addressing those issues you consider contentious or divisive. Hopefully we'll see you next season.