Thank you all for watching the show! I hope you liked Episode 1. The most shocking part for me was seeing how much my baby, Sienna, has grown! She is SO big now! I could not take my eyes off my children and family. Thank goodness they used their manners. Phew. My elegant husband, Reid, looks so handsome. I could not have gotten out of bed even for one day of filming without him by my side.
Watching the pedicure scene was hilarious, however, at the time, I felt vulnerable. Showing my prosthetic limbs to the world made me feel a bit naked. Nonetheless, every day I try and push myself to do something that feels uncomfortable hoping it will result in some sort of personal growth. On a lighter note, what kind of a freak brings several prosthetic legs to a pedicure salon? Me! Sonja was very funny and I loved all her questions and warmth. Understandably she was a bit nervous. She tried very hard not to let me see her sweat. I applaud her for that. She showed empathy and compassion.
Aviva, I too have the exact same amputation and am wondering where and how I go about getting a limb like you have? I lost my limb to cancer two years ago and my prosthetic is horrible, it's ugly and looks nothing like a real leg. I would appreciate any info you might be able to pass on. Thank you!
Apologies seem to be more difficult for Aviva than Ramona. Aviva owes a huge apology directly to Ramona and Sonja and not just whispered half ass into Ramona's ear as a fake return apology. A
hi aviva i need your help my husband have the sam situation .he as artifical leg. and he is not happy where he is be treaed your leg look's so comfortable ,can you tell me who you useing. we are liveing in long island thx goldie
Aviva, your extremely tasteful, timeless fashion sense is a joy to watch on the show. I have been scouring the internet to figure out who designed the outfit you wore to lunch at Orsay at the end of Episode One. It looks to be a fantastically tailored linen short jumpsuit with high neck and short sleeves. Please do share if you have a moment. You are a wonderful addition to the RHONY, it definitely needed more vibrant, kind, fun individuals.
hi aviva can you tell me who you useing for your prostheses. i need a new place thx goldie
I LOVE YOU! I think you are awesome and the first example of what a REAL housewife should be! I am so glad you are on the show! I can't wait to see what happens!
So far so good. You seem like a nice person. Your children are beautiful. You definately hit the nail on the head with that awful Ramona. She is Wrongmona. Kudos on being so brave and open with the leg and offering to help a child. Hopefully it will be a nice season.
Welcome! If you can stand up to Ramona, you're an ace! The kids are adorable, the chit chat was refreshing to see women support women. Let's see how long this lasts.
I admire your courage and strong spirit. WOW, you are a role model. So beautiful and so strong! WOW!. One advise, Not that you need any because you have seen it all, don't beleive Luanne. My God, she is a bad person. You life has been been great because you ahve surronded yourself with great people, Luanne is not. God bless.
wow your legs are awesome!!! i to wear a prostetic leg. i am left bk. i use to wear heels in my younger years when i could change my own feet i could allway walk better in heels i to lost my leg when i was 5 back in 1964 so i have seen a lot of chages in my life time. legs are so expense.most people do not realize how much yhe cost
Stop meddling you do not know the story between Luann and Ramona and you are automatically taking sides, Luann is in fact a weekend mother and if it works for her great, but her kids keep geting caught doing things they should not be doing. Luann told Ramona that her husband was cheating on her and she was an alcoholic, don't you think Luann should apologize for that too?
Don't believe LuAnn about Ramona. She never threatened her or her children. She is just mad that Ramona said she is a part time mom... Heather would not let anyone get a word in edgewise.....saying....ya,ya,ya,ya,ya. what's with that? I thought you and your family were lovely.
Aviva, I think you are amazing and I need to know more about your leg. I am 42, a single mother of 3, and lost my leg June 3rd of last year due to complications with chemotherapy. It has been the hardest year of my life. One of the things I used to love were my shoes. I had great shoes. I donated them all to Goodwill and now survive on a pair of green sneakers and black flats. I see that you wear great boots and shoes of all heights. I tried an adjustable heel but walk like frankenstein so opt for my leg with no ability to wear heals or "sexy" shoes. Can you have someone send me some specifics about your prosthesis and then maybe I can ask my prothesist about it. Warm regards, alissa
I thought you were amazing and sweet! Stay sweet, please!!! I loved Heather too! Ramona and Sonya are pathetic ! Stay clear. LuAnn is great ! And it's says a lot that you get how bad mouthing someone's kids should be off limits! I loved the way you spoke up for Heather!! You're right by the way, others only put someone down to feel taller. Your babies are adorable!!
How refreshing to see a woman on the show who seems as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I appreciate the grace and kindness with which you interact with others who do not possess those same traits. I hope the other housewives learn a thing or two from you this season.
Welcome to the show. You are beautiful and graceful and bringing great awareness to others who wear a prosthetic leg.
These women ARE MEAN WOMEN not girls. Please don't let them poison you into becoming one of them. You seem like a decent person, don't change just to make money. These people really are disgusting and I would NEVER have any of them as friends or even acquaintances, they are horrible human beings.
Let see, I think you are going to be my new favorite RHONY. Your very beautiful and seem down to earth. Loved the outfit you wore to the nail salon. Maybe you can give fashion advise. Your sytle look very sleek and classy.
Oh yeah, I'm definitely going to like you!! You are the epitome of class! Lots of love from Oklahoma
Artificial sweetener causes cancer? No. Wrong.
Otherwise you seem smart.
You can across well.
But don't drink the kola-aid -- stay out of Luann's web!!
I think it's best for you to keep your nose out of the Luanne/Ramona drama if you're going to talk about it without stating the facts. Fact is, Luanne has spent many seasons insulting Ramona and the other housewives first and has hit below the belt many times.
Aviva, did you see Heather at Ramona's house? Mario couldn't get a word in edgewise. She was awful. I'm not sure if she does it on purpose or it's just because she's nervous. Either way, it has to change. Nobody will want to have a converstaion with her if she continues to try to dominate the whole thing.
As far as the kids, yes there are off limits. But that was last season and most of us are glad last season is over. New season, stop bringing up crap that didn't matter during the last one.
Love how you brought your leg to get a pedicure. You did it without batting an eye and Sonja was great about it. Felt totally comfortable and not out of the ordinary at all.
Ramona is not exactly a mean girl per se - just totally incapable of owning hurtful behavior and self absorbed.
I like you and your demeanor so far, but please don't get sucked in too soon by the Countess. She really has a way of making everything about herself, and you're better off steering clear. Talk about childish games! Best of luck on the show! We needed some new faces!
Aviva, I have to say I admire your strength and positive outlook on life. I enjoyed watching you. You have a beautiful family and I think you are a great addition to the show.
Glad you put it right out there about your prosthetic leg. I love how you got the toe anils on the other legs painted as well. Looking forward to seeing you this season. What a beautiful family!
Welcome to the show & the world of Ramona. Why Bravo didn't keep Jill & fire Ramona is beyond my understanding.
Hi Aviva, Really enjoyed the first episode - & especially your warmth & kindness. It's refreshing to have a "Housewife" one can admire - who is not hawking anything except self-esteem. Your resilience and upbeat personality speak volumes about how to deal with all that life can throw in one's path. On another note, you mentioned a less toxic sugar substitute that you use. Could you share the name and source? Looking forward to seeing more of you as the season continues. Victoria
You and the new women are a breath of fresh air. You all seem like intelligent, educated women with true class. I'm looking forward to this season.
martha Stewart efforts hahahahhaha!!!!! you are funny... i like you... thanks for sharing your story :)
You seem to be a sharp cookie - so why would you comment on LuAnn's attack on Ramona? Watch out the Countless bites and then expects the bitten to apologize!
Love you! Welcome to the show, after last season, I really was not sure I was going to watch again but now I am drawn back. Good luck!!
Love your style and grace. You're a breath of fresh air to the show. I admire your courage with dealing with your disability and next time I'm complaining about something mundane - I will think of you and smack myself!! LOL Welcome! I believe Ramona has met her match with you new ladies!!!!
Luanne played you all like a Fiddle!...... It appears that she learned her divide and conquer skills from her buddy Jill Zarin. We have see it all before....NEXT....... Let's move on shall we?
I like you so far and thinks it's awesome you're using this as a platform for awareness that just because you have a disability, doesn't mean you can't succeed in life. The only thing that's bugging me right now is your ex husband. I don't think you're quite over him. You have brought him numerous times in this episode.
Liked you on the show..your children are beautiful. As far as jumping on LuAnn's bandwagon against Ramona. Be careful with that. LuAnn isn't innocent in her dealings with Ramona and Sonja. Just be careful before you make a lot of enemies straight out of the gate.
So far you seem very sweet and I can understand why Bravo brought you on board. However, I simply wish the new ladies would wait and establish their own opinions about the other ladies. Don't listen to Luann, she will smile to your face and talk about you behind your back.
AVIVA- I think you're a wonderful addition to this show! You have such a lovely manner with the other women... something which had been sorely lacking. You and Carole are creating such a better vibe! Be careful with regard to LuAnn. She can be quite devious and nasty. I don't know if you watched the previous seasons' shows. In case you haven't, she has been just as confrontational and inappropriate as Ramona... she just does it in a softer spoken way, which doesn't cover up her real intent. She was obviously trying to convince the three of you that Ramona is a bad person, which was a lousy thing to do. Ramona is definitely "flakey", and speaks before she thinks, but she's not a bad person. I hope you enjoyed this experience!
You look just like the blond from The RHof DC. That's a compliment, even though she was kind of a looney tune she is beautiful. You seem nice, just the fact you refrained from speaking ill of your ex-husband. It seemed like you wanted but didn't.