Aviva Drescher

Aviva thinks Sonja handled her prosthetic leg reveal well.

on Jun 4, 20120

Why I ever used those words "mean girls" I will never know! Very immature. It must have been a long day and I seem to be grasping at words. But at least it set the stage for a hot preview!

There is so much more to come. Tune in!

134 comments
suemorty14
suemorty14

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!

lrlightness
lrlightness

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

goldie.barilan.5
goldie.barilan.5

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

lizzylemonzest
lizzylemonzest

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. 

goldie.barilan.5
goldie.barilan.5

hi aviva can you tell me who you useing for your prostheses.  i need a new place thx goldie

Mary87
Mary87

I judge people by how their children act. You are wonderful.

saralynn
saralynn

Hi there, just watched your first episode and wanted to know what the sweetner you use in your drinks. You mention that artificial sweetners are bad for you so I wanted to now what you use......I would like to use something better than artificial sweetners as well. BY the way, I really like you....so refreshing!!!

sara conn
sara conn

Hi there, I just recently saw the first episode (you know kids and no time...thank heaven for DVR's) and wanted to know....you mentioned a sweetner you use (other than artificial sweetner). Can you please share because I have been using artificial sweetners and don't want to for obvious concerns. Hope you can help!!!! Also, I apologize if this has already been asked (I just can't read through all comments). I hope this gets answered:)

TanyaFrmNJ
TanyaFrmNJ

Aviva, watching you with your children tonight shows what a wonderful mother you are. Your children are so so polite AND beautiful. You showed alot of class by not taking anyones side and willing to listen to both parties. It seems Heather CANNOT control her children. Also, it was VERY rude of Heather to bring up the email about who your exhusband slept with. Shows she has NO class!!!

MiamiAnn
MiamiAnn

Aviva, so glad you are a member of the show. You add level headed dignity class and stunning beauty. Prosthesis? What prosthesis? Your the most beautiful of all the women.

Saenzo
Saenzo

Aviva, spare us the nonsense about artificial sweeteners causing cancer! Are you suddenly more knowledgeable than the NIH and FDA? I think not. It's flat-out rude to call someone out for ordering a diet soda on the ground that it causes cancer (see above, i.e., it doesn't), especially when you know that person's husband actually died of the disease.

JB5283
JB5283

Aviva -

I have been watching RHONY for a few years now and cannot express how refreshing it is to see an educated, beautiful, strong woman added to a cast that has, in this viewer's opinion, been lacking in that department. This is not to say that all of the housewives have left much to be desired, but the good ones are few and far between. I was looking over your bio and saw that you were an attorney who chose not to practice, but instead to follow her passion and do something completely different. I graduated law school a few years ago and, after practicing in my home state, have moved to Washington, DC with my fiance and have been looking for a career where I can use my JD in some way that has nothing to do with the law. Any advice for a 29 year old looking to change careers? I really admire someone who goes through law school, gets the JD and has the guts to say "no thank you"!

MCL
MCL

Aviva, I loved the part of the show when you went get a pedicure. I too have a prosthetic leg, I got into a car accident when I was 17 and had to amputate my left leg. I was laughing during this part because I would love to go get a pedicure and bring all of my legs to get done. I always say that I would go, drop it off, and come pick it up later. You have such a good spirit about what has happened to you and I try and have that same spirit. I refuse to let what has happened stop me and watching you on the show shows me that it should not let it stop me. THANK YOU and I will enjoy watching you on the show!!!

mlin76
mlin76

You bring something very real to the show by being open regarding your leg and also the things you said about your husband as far as how much you need him. I think you are lovely and look forward to watching you this season.

Banji62
Banji62

I cannot believe your annoyance at peoples reaction to your prosthetic leg!!!! Geez, what do you expect???? Your annoyance at people sharing that they too know someone or have a relative with a prosthetic leg is a way to relate!!!

Banji62
Banji62

Too bad Luann rallied you against Ramona! Why on earth where you so busy eavesdropping on Ramona and Mario at the party????? Why are you so obsessed with who your ex-Harry is with, has been with? Why can't you believe Sonja in that they are just very old friends? Why is it ok that Luann dated him? What does your husband think about your obsession with your ex-Harry? Is that why you mention your husband with the 1st sentence of this blog???? Once again too bad because I may have been a fan!!!!! We love Ramona and Sonja!!!!!

jason slate
jason slate

Love you Aviva what a True insperation to all of us. Xoxo jasonann6565 follow Aviva on twiter...

loveyourshow45
loveyourshow45

What a wonderful addition to the NYC Housewives representing my Home state!:) Looking forward to watching the 3 new ladies!

Each of you have important life experiences/sorrows/lessons for the viewers.

Thank you for sharing your story. You will be an inspiration to so many viewers!

cehemise
cehemise

"If I had a dollar for..." Now, that was funny. I think you handle things with grace and seem genuinely nice. Fasten your seat belt, it's already a bumpy ride.

Dwight's Nose (The old one...)
Dwight's Nose (The old one...)

Hello Aviva! You seem to classy and graceful...and I am looking forward to seeing more of you! I love how you didn't let your "disability" stop you from living a full life! I like your positive attitude!

malibu princess
malibu princess

You seem like a classy and smart lady. Mazel Tov for looking so darn good after giving birth to three kids and the last one not so long ago!! I cannot imagine how someone who calls you a friend can look you right in the face and act as if they "never had relations" with your ex. I hope you stay classy throughout this season (and hopefully others to come). The one thing I noticed is that whenever there was a conflict, you were right there listening in. You are too good to portray yourself that way (as a nosey yenta). I hope in the upcoming shows you are not doing the same thing.

Jennifer Frandsen
Jennifer Frandsen

I too am an amputee, I'm 30 years old & am dying to know where do u get your prosthetic made? I really want a high heel foot.. ive never been able to wear heels & it would be a dream come true if I could!!

Mom&Housewife
Mom&Housewife

TEAM AVIVA....Am so happy to see a person on NY housewives that I can relate to. BTW, this is my first season watching, I love RHBH, and OC kid of draws me in sometimes as well, but now I'm a fan of RHNY and will be watching because there is finally someone who is real and cool.

Monica
Monica

I enjoy you and your family on the show. You and LuAnn I hope become good and real friends. She is genuine and kind.

Wow!
Wow!

You are a beautiful lady and clearly beautiful spirit! It's refreshing to get a full throttle view of someone so far advanced this set...It's wonderful to watch you and your husband deftly run the collision corse of clumsy comments. Wow what a starr! Having watched the RHOC, ladies  and husbands of CA look at what class looks like! 

Barbara R
Barbara R

Wow!! Aviva is awesome. So poised, classy, smart and beautiful - love her!! I can't wait to watch the next show.

lbz
lbz

I would love to know more about the necklace you wore at Ramonas house party! Love it!

liza san francisco
liza san francisco

Aviva, I so admire your courage.although this is just a reality show, Lu Anne and Sonja are (I dont know them personally) the ones you want to bond with. liz

Mimichi
Mimichi

Aviva, I love you. Too bad I can't watch the show anymore with Heather, it's like watching Ramona twice and being tortured twice. I can't sink that low! However I wish you all the best. You are beautiful and so far just lovely! Don't lose yourself being around some of these LADIES!

GD
GD

Aviva,

You seem to be a very nice lady. Don't listen to the negative comments. LuAnn is a good person, and she has the right to confront (the delusional) Ramona.

Your children are beautiful.

Best Wishes !

tjrenee
tjrenee

Aviva!!! So far so good. Welcome to the show...but I've got to say, I almost fell out the chair laughing when I saw a clip of an upcoming show and you told that crazy bugged Ramona and loopy Sonya that they were white trash!!!

The party was over for me. THAT WAS HILARIOUS AND WELL DESERVED!!!

PRICELESS!!!

Deborah  WW
Deborah WW

From one 5'10 blond to another~ you are a breath of fresh air! I watched the show with hesitation, so annoyed by the past seasons cast, so petty. However you are lovely and generous ~ simply wonderful! So I will tune in regularly and pray that you are not crushed by the "Crazy Lady"! I especially hope that you had a fabulous time filming, no matter what.

JILL
JILL

Aviva, You are a breath of fresh air to this show. I LOVe that you are a little conservative, TOTALLY down-to-earth, and warm. Don't change! You are awesome!!!

And what precious kiddos you have.

Devra
Devra

Dear Aviva, I too am an amputee; I lost my left leg at age 7. It has never held me back. Unfortunately my CPO passed away 20 years ago and I have never been able to find a prothesis that had a realistic quality...certainly not one that could have toenails painted! I have never been able to wear pumps or very high heels because I haven't been able to find anyone to make a leg that accomodates.I worked in the fashion industry which made it all the more obvious when I wasn't "on trend". I have been to countless CPO all promising the moon, only to deliver a little better than a whittled tree trunk. I was near tears when I saw your photo and couldn't tell which was your prothetic, the hope rushed back where I given up. Please do share with me the name and location of your prosthetic maker and thank you for taking a risk I am ceratin you've ended my search and soon I'll be buying my first pair of pumps ever!

Janet Pac
Janet Pac

Your looks remind me of a mix of Kim Bassinger and Hot Lips Houlihan. You are a beautiful woman on the outside, and I suspect the inside too, but will leave that judgement for later on in the season!

J7787
J7787

So far I really like you and your family! I admire the fact that you have the courage to publicly talk about your accident and have a great outlook and attitude about it. You were great about it when telling Sonja and it seemed to make her feel more comfortable with it, which was great.

It seems like you are a smart woman with a good head on her shoulders, so I really hope that you form your own opinion and relationship with Ramona rather than go by what LuAnn and Heather's side of the stories. I personally did not think Ramona was being rude to Heather I think that she was trying to be honest and bring it to her attention in case she didn't know. Maybe it was too soon in their friendship, but regardless, I don't think she meant any malice with it. LuAnn on the other hand, both at Sonja's party and at the lunch made it a point to inform all you girls of every little detail of her and Ramona's argument. I respected the fact that Ramona did not discuss the situation with any of you even when asked about it by Heather, which was very un-Ramona like. I believe that LuAnn wanted to tell you guys as many negative things as she could about Ramona in order to make you all hesitant of forming a relationship with her. She is a shallow person that is passive aggressive and a meddler. She is the new Jill Zarin and knows how to be malicious while playing victim. Beware of her!

Jeanietease
Jeanietease

Thank-you for your courage in sharing your sweet unique outlook on the challenges in your life. I look forward to seeing more of you and your beautiful family this season.

CMH
CMH

I want to know what the name/ make of the of coat, the grey one, you were wearing in the opening scene with LuAnn? Loved it !!

daniellebr
daniellebr

Welcome to the show! Vulnerable as it may have felt, I was so proud of you for revealing your prosthetic leg and your story. You are gorgeous, stylish and warm, and if I were a young girl with a similar story, I would feel so encouraged by your courage to share yours with the world. From what we can see, Sonya is a nice person who generally means well, albeit troubled. Try not to let her friendship with the crazy Ramona get in the way of whatever friendship you can start or have with her. Best!

akellim
akellim

welcome to the show!! enjoyed watching you and thanks for letting us into your life

sylvia53
sylvia53

SOOOO glad Bravo added (real) classy, successful women to the show. I know the season has taped but I pray you don't lower yourself to their level. Love the direction is going with the addition of you and Carole!

toni rice
toni rice

Welcome to the show Aviva, You are a breathe of fresh air. I love your legs they are beautiful You Look like a model. Your children are beautiful.

gloria martin
gloria martin

I was finally deciding to quit watching the show when you appeared.You are a sincere,nice person that this show desperately needs.To say you have courage is an understatement.Good luck with the show.

seasoned viewer
seasoned viewer

The countless LuAnn...I hope you will in time see through her veil of proper lady. She is a shark and still brewing over last season (and her buds not returning) so you may want to rethink your initial impressions. She had no intentions of eating lunch with you all. Only to spread gossip (that was not true) and turn on her heels and leave. Ramona is a shrewd business woman but in social circles she is a basket case lol.

jameylove
jameylove

You are such a beautiful woman, and I admire you're poise!

Viewer7689
Viewer7689

So far I really like you! I think you're really brae to talk bout your injury so openly and the scene of you discussing it with heather and how you would be willing to be there for her son was really sweet! I am starting to already feel bad for ramona this season unfortunately. I think that Luann has a way about her that makes people believe that what she is saying is always true. While I agree that Ramona crossed the line last season, so did everyone else. I also think it was wrong for luann to bring you girls into it and discuss the situation with you. Ramona opted not to tell heather the story and didn't go running to you guys to talk about it! I just hope you girls make your own opinion of Ramona rather than taking Luann or heathers word for it!