Six years ago, I decided to separate from my husband, which resulted in our divorce. I was with my ex-husband since I was 24, and didn't really have that much dating experience under my belt before him. My graduating high school class consisted of 20 students. I attended one year at Trinity College, and I had a boyfriend the entire time. Then, I was modeling/traveling around the world alone in my early twenties. Travel isn't an environment conducive to dating. At 37, I was single with two children, two homes, and a tremendous amount of financial responsibility. I immediately met someone younger than me, who showered me with attention I never had, and was devastated again when it didn't amount to anything.
On Season 2, Maximiliano Palcaio was on the show with me. I never inferred he was my boyfriend. He was a friend of mine. Then, came the black cloud of drama fueled by my portrayal on the RHONY. This really put me in a very cold place. I didn't think anyone would want to be with or date me. I definitely wouldn't want to date someone who was portrayed like I was. Let's be honest. So while movies are filming actresses getting their "groove back," I had no groove, no game, no nothing. I was honest with LuAnn and confided in her. I've always wanted to be married and live in a traditional way. LuAann is right, though. I can't look at everyman as marriage material. I need to have more fun.