Cindy Barshop

Cindy introduces herself, and gives us the scoop on her babies' daddy and her thoughts on the other 'Wives.

on Apr 6, 20110

Welcome to my life. . .I've come to find out that my story really IS worthy of documenting on camera. Single Mom, 15-month old twins that still don't sleep at night (or ever) and bringing my Completely Bare spas to the national level, while moving my 85-year-old parents into Manhattan (aka my hood). Ughhhh. . .you couldn't even imagine. . .and that's not even including my social life in the mix. . .

On the first episode, I was introduced by Ramona by the rest of the ladies during my charity fundraiser at the talented artist, Peter Tunney's studio. As you saw, we painted with our feet to spell out the word "Gratitude." Note to self: skip the Loubs when paint is involved. Definitely lost points with the Upper East ladies on that one. Our painting will raise money for the Don Monti Memorial Foundation, as well as thank everyone in my life for helping me through my mom's battle with cancer. My next fundraiser, which will benefit my mom's neurosurgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, is going to be even better!

Oooopss….back to the cameras….

At the event, I learned how my new friends operate. Let's just say they're not shy. Jill, my new BFF (but not at the time), interrogated me about my babies' father like she was one of the FBI. I was pretty taken aback, but she softened the blow with a compliment about my post-baby body that smoothed things over a bit.

Well here's the scoop: we were engaged at one point and planned on having a baby together, but it was harder than expected and I began In Vitro Fertilization. I think a lot of women should be aware that there are other options and not to give up. It took me over three years of IVF at three different hospitals, but finally I was blessed with my beautiful, stunning, blue-eyed rockstars, Jesse and Zoe.

43 comments
Tired of the fake Arogance
Tired of the fake Arogance

Cindy I believe Jill will welcome you more sincerely than either one of the rest. They are all jealous of Jill. She and her name means something in New York...She's made it...she is a real philanthrophist who doesn't just show up for the free drinks..She and her husband really has it going on...She doesn't have to work to make fun...she works for free...it called volunteering...giving back...not fame seeking...

Leigh Perkins
Leigh Perkins

Please dont be fooled by Jill. I was her biggest fan until last season. You should really watch last season. She is fake and a trouble maker. Be careful with that one. Good luck. Oh and PLEASE dont become like her or the count.

B. Wright
B. Wright

I enjoyed watching you and hearing your story. One piece of advice: watch all of the previous seasons of the RHNY. Please, please, don't become one of them!!!

Adrienne922
Adrienne922

I have absolutely loved watching you and your story! I think that you are an inspiration and a beautiful person inside and out.

GK
GK

I think it's great to show women that you can truly have happiness...without the guy. You're sexy, smart and a kick butt addition to the cast..cant wait to see what happens!

Riosgirl
Riosgirl

Welcome to the cast! You seem like an independent woman of mind and means. Seems like your castmates act like too many cats in one litter box. After the first episode of the season, Alex's new found mouth will not serve her well (she should think before she speaks, but that is an acquired act of maturity which she hasn't learned yet :)) and Romana's renewal to reliving high school will add some fuel to the fire. I am on "Team No One". I just love to see some of thesae woman dig their own grave!

Julie Bakerville
Julie Bakerville

Enough already and it's only the beginning! Geezzzz! I really feel sorry for Alex. She says she's found her voice and she needs to learn to "zip it" and grow up!

BKLYNLUV
BKLYNLUV

It is sooo nice to have someone from downtown! Other than Alex, the upper eastsidedness of the other ladies was getting a little one-notey (and Kelly is self-professed on her own planet ;) ). I look forward to you adding your perspective on the show!

frustrated viewers
frustrated viewers

People need to get over this Jill stuff. . ..Ramona and Alex behave the same way. . ..At times, worse.

Susan from PA
Susan from PA

Are we going to hear more about the Ramona comment about your brother?

APPLEHEAD
APPLEHEAD

I WOULD WANT JILL TO BE MY FRIEND

Ghandi
Ghandi

It will nice to get to know a new housewife. I hope you prove to be a decent classy person. The only one left is Alex.

 rhiannon
rhiannon

Cindy, Good luck with those beautiul baby girls. How lucky can you get, not one pretty baby, but two.

Viewer899675
Viewer899675

I like that they found you to add to the cast. I like that you go after what you want, and are not hung up on not having a "man".

Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia
Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia

Hi Cindy,

Welcome to the RHWONYC. I have see you once, (1st. episode). I like you and your babies. They are gorgeous. You show as a positive person with a smile always, and also you look sincere and fun. I hope everything goes well for you and your babies. I will be watching from Puerto Rico.

God Bless you and your Babies.

Yolanda Garcia-Berdecia San Juan, Puerto Rico

Good luck Cindy
Good luck Cindy

Just wondered if you've watched any of the past seasons. If so, you may want to check them out. They showed previews and you're saying something about the blondes vs the brunettes...and I hope you're not fooled by the brunettes. Take your time...be yourself and get to know these ladies.

Zoey55
Zoey55

WOW on Jill getting into your business about your children THE FIRST Time she met you, very odd. You are the "new prey" Jill is going to try to befriend and take you with her in her scathing actions/ways towards the other ladies....

Mockingbird
Mockingbird

Alex is the best of your castmates, with Ramona close behind. Trust J at your peril. When she becomes either jealous or threatened by you, she will attack. LuAnne is not threatening to her and is her follower, so she gets by. Something tells me you are not the lapdog type....

emonetdiva
emonetdiva

Welcome to the show! I think you are going add some spice to it.

MDBRBoston
MDBRBoston

You seem fantastic! Glad you and Jill have become close friends - she is lovely and I hope you are better to her than her 'old friend' Ramona.

DianneinMableton
DianneinMableton

You are a refreshing addition to RHONY cast. Good luck with everything!!!

Not a fan
Not a fan

Ramona and Alex also work and support their children.

RealFabyolous
RealFabyolous

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU CINDY! True inspiration adn GIRL POWER! to all the young women out there who are afraid of not being able to have it all! I am so excited to see you this season. You're babies are adorable! Being a military wife myself, with a deployed husband, a career and a huge desire to have babies soon- the question about being able to"Have it all" is always on my mind! Thanks for inspiring and showing me that under ANY circumstance everything is possible!

Massachusetts Mom
Massachusetts Mom

Ditto ! Well said . Can't wait to see how that turns out -sorry . There must be a casualty list of past BFF's somewhere !

haras
haras

I do not understand why people hate Jill. We all make mistakes, I like Jill so what, Cindy you like Jill so what.

karentc
karentc

Just watch your back girl! Even the brunettes have nails.

STACIG
STACIG

I don't know about you yet. You seems to be too willing to jump into the drama. We'll see...

KSH78
KSH78

I like you a lot! If Jill is your new BFF I feel for you!

LA woman
LA woman

You seem so nice. Sorry to hear you have been befriended by Zarin. Hope you have you body armor on.

RYC
RYC

Good for you , the babies are beautiful, looks like you are a great business woman to. Looking forward to learning more about you and your life on the show.

sunandfun
sunandfun

So glad to see a new cast member- especially one who supports herself and her children. Your babies are so beautiful! You do look amazing! Just goes to show you, how fabulous you can look at any age if you just put in the work.

B Norvell
B Norvell

I really enjoyed meeting you on the show last night. The babies are adorable!! How lucky are you to have two babies at this point in your life. I'll be anxious to see how your relationships pan out this season. Welcome!!!

Ted T.
Ted T.

Cindy...

Good luck from some of the boys from ROLM! I'd come by to your shop for a treatment, but I don't think you have enough wax for me!

Ted T. Lee M. Mike G. Mike B. Mike S. Tom M.

Sharon from NY
Sharon from NY

Love your story and love your energy! But please be sure to watch the previous seasons. It will show you alot about the other women who have made Jill a BFF and how that worked out for them. Be careful.

Your story is so inspiring
Your story is so inspiring

I didn't think I'd care for you but I actually like you a lot and it was so amazing to see you with those baby girls and your successful business. I'm 42 and been struggling to get pregnant even after I've been twice but miscarried both times. My husband and I are looking into IVF for next time, right now I am on my 2nd month of IUI and crossing my fingers it worked this time! Anyways, your story really inspired me especially since I have been feeling down about the statistics of my age and getting pregnant.

CherylKaren
CherylKaren

You make some beautiful babies. Good luck on the show. You're gonna need it.

Ireland314
Ireland314

My father also had brain cancer and received excellent care from the neurology staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Thank you for supporting that program.

Yinder
Yinder

Welcome to the show!!!! I like you already. You seem like a great addition to the cast.

okiefrommuskogee
okiefrommuskogee

Welcome to the show, I think you will be an interesting breath of fresh air!

KHouseW0923
KHouseW0923

Love your unique story! I can't wait to watch what happens.