I apologized not once, but twice to Aviva. She's still ranting about me!
A-diva never said she was sorry to Sonja. She only said, "Things slipped from my mouth." A-diva was acting so self-righteous and never took any blame on herself. I can't believe she said I kept on bullying her. I apologized twice to her and I never told Reid to leave. I just spoke about it and vented my feelings to the girls before they arrived. Aviva doesn't hold grudges? Are you kidding me?! I nearly choked when I heard her say that as my stomach turns.
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Ramona, I don't see you behaving any differently than Aviva in that you both live in reaction to the past. It's just that you have different issues. I don't think that Aviva was treated in a welcoming way when she got to St. Barts and you can't really take back what you said about her anxiety and assumptions that she can't be without Reid. You have a habit of negating the feelings of others. It is very dismissive and in essence, you are sending a message that they are insignificant. You had a rough upbringing and you feel like you have to control everything. It is not flattering. If you really do car about others as you say, I think you should apologize to Aviva, not because you agree with her, but because you did not intentionally hurt her. If you do that, this whole situation will go away. I saw you make the sign of the cross at Sonja's. Make another one and make up with Aviva. I think she will apologize too, and easily so.
My opinion -Ramona- Aviva -Luann-& Sonja are all very self-absorbed and think they are better than everyone else-thats why all the drama between all of them-but thats the reason why the show exist...Maybe not to really see how they live -shop-work-but to kinda make fun of them and realize how not to act ----and its crazy how they don't see how they come across on the show! Another thing the root of all this began with Ramona opening her mouth and putting it out there to begin with which she does over and over again.... she is just as crazy I have seen those freaky/crazy eyes bulge in a tantrum many many times now usually over something she stirred up....
Ramona, after last night's episode and the one in St. Barths, I would stay away from Aviva as much as possible. She has said some really nasty things to you which was very uncomfortable to watch. Forgive, forget and move on. I think you're a very interesting woman and have accomplished so much. Keep your head held high and don't let negative people get you down. God Bless!
Ramona I loved your kindness toward George. Unfortunately he is consumed by guilt about Aviva and she knows it. She also knows who will do her bidding. You and Sonja have handled her perfectly.
I think that LuAnn is using good generalship and waiting for things to calm down before she exerts her diplomatic skills. I know this really bothers you, but I hope you can find some way to let it go. You can't be understanding enough for Aviva and no conversation is going to take place until she owns that she is behavior like a spoiled, entitled brat. She has been behaving that way most of her life and now the only way that she will allow any time of resolve to the situation is when she allows herself to evaluate other times in her life when she exhibited this behavior and how it pervades every relationship she has. That's no small or easy task. First she has to be willing to contemplate and then she has to do the work. It's going to be a while. Steer clear and try to find a way not to take it personally. You don't have the tools to fix this.
Ramona, I think that Aviva went over the top on all levels. Unfortunately she is toxic and feels the need to belittle people in order to feel good about herself. I know someone exactly like this! It's best to take nothing she said to heart and know that you are a good person. Sonja is a good person also and I'm ladyou have each other. Aviva will be missing out on what it is like to have you as good friends. Good thing she has her husband and family to keep her occupied from the noise of anger spewing out her face.
Ramona, you really need to be congratulated.
I enjoy watching you and Sonja have fun together. It's nice to see women our age can still have fun.
I would have Turtle Time with you guys any day!
Ramona, your refreshing, honest (sometimes to honest) but love love love you on this show. You have nothing to apologize for in St. Barts. You were having a good time, letting loose, but never forgetting you have a wonderful husband at home. You keep your chin up and continue to be the lady you are. Also love the friendship you have with Sonja, your a real friend, and they are hard to come by. Team Ramoja"!!!
Keep being who you are!! You took your tragedies and let them make you stronger. You are a great example to people who have gone through what you did. Fight for what you want and you will succeed.
I think every time Aviva comes by, walk away! You do not need to be around that "kind" of person or need that "kind" of person in your life. You are better than that :)
You are totally right about Aviva... and who sends their father to fight their battles
She is a weirdo..
You are a success, happy married woman, you have beautiful family!! I always admired you!! No matter what people say, but you kept your way!! I love the way you walk away from Aviva and all the troubles!! That is classy and better than Aviva using all the mean and rant words!!
If you want to drink or dance on the table so what is her problem?? You and Sonja enjoyed the vacation, that what vacation for!!
Why would you agree to go anywhere with crazy Aviva? She reminds me of an old-fashion-stuck-up-prissy-taskmaster.And you are so FUN!
Ramona, I am not a huge fan of yours, but i have to say ADiva is really nuts, I said it once before but i will say it again I think A Diva is Bravo's token nutbag this season. She tops Kelly! Kelly was a little goofy and naive this Adiva person is mean and vile.
Ramona dont always agree with your actions, but this time YOU WERE RIGHT AVIVA WAS WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING AND OWES YOU AN APOLIGY? I wonder what she will look like at 56? You look young cause you live young. What you do as long as your actions arent hurting anyone is no ones business but yours. Keep on doing what your doing, because you look great!
Ramona, Anyone else would have come apart at the seams this season. You just kept your not so cool composure and I give you credit!
Ramona, just forget about Aviva. She has too many problems and the first one she needs to work on is the fact that she thinks she is above everyone else. She just does not stop. Enjoy life you are not doing anything wrong. Aviva has actually made the show boring this season, she just will not stop and move one. Love you!!!
Ramona! What the hell are you doing? !! You are hosting a charity event, someone offers an envelope full of money.. whether it is in person or not, you do not put your personal feelings in front of the gesture. Whatever your beef with Aviva...set it aside for the great good!
Love you! You and Sonja need your own show! Aviva needs to get on some meds and get a grip! I'm hoping Bravo doesn't renew her contract!!
Luann absolutely threw you under the bus! Aviva needs to watch this show again and apologize to you and Sonja! All Aviva has done is be judgmental and attack and insult you and Sonja. Good Lord she is exhausting! I would be drinking a bottle of wine before spending five seconds with that looney tune!
Have to admit I wasn't a fan of yours... also have to admit that is changing. Stay strong and keep on saying it how it is to Crazy Aviva.
Aviva has 99 phobias - but i will assure you she will never extend herself to understand your one sensitivity to controlling men. The gesture from Aviva's dad as harmless as it was - when combined with his verbal jabs and non response to being asked to leave.... these are behaviors that stresses out someone with sensitivities towards controlling men.
The only apology owed was that of her to you - congrats on your WWHL landslide!!
Ramona, you're not perfect - none of us are - but if you want to party on a girls trip and drink and dance into your 50's, then you do it. Heck, even if you and Sonja want to lay around naked - so what?? It was harmless fun and escape from everyday life. Life is too short not to enjoy it. Why shouldn't you have fun? Who the heck is Aviva to tell you not to? She came off looking like a repressed, demonically judgmental, condescending, mean girl who is old enough and well=educated to know better. Who died and made her Queen? Seriously, for someone who says she does not want to be treated differently because of her disabilities, she sure does demand alot of attention for them!! A grown woman sending "Daddy" in to defend her...how ridiculous! By the way, I'm curious: how can she call you & Sonja white trash for your partying and not apply the same label to her "horny toad", groping, sexually inappropriate father? Double-standard for women...did she learn that at Vassar? Ramona, you are not always appropriate, but it is clear that you have been making efforts to bite you're tongue and improve yourself and I applaud that. I think you showed much more class at your event in the manner you handled George. Aviva was very nasty to you and Sonja in St. Barts, and very nasty to you at brunch, and wrong to send her "Daddy" to your fashion benefit. You demonstrated more class in the way you handled it - Congratulations for taking the high road and trying to avoid a senseless fight by walking away. I'm disgusted by Aviva. I liked her in the beginning of the season, but now that I see her conduct, I'm repulsed.
You're great. Sorry that women like Aviva try to make you think otherwise. She's exhausting and clearly not content with her own life.
I still am unsure of exactly WHAT you did in St. Barts. I didn't see anything rude enough to warrant that venom! I agree with you, she spewed VENOM and so much hate at that breakfas. I have never responded on ANY message board, but that Aviva is waaaaaay out of line and mean.
Stand your ground and stand up for the truth. Aviva has misplaced anger and is taking it out on you.
Hi Ramona, I have enjoyed getting to know you over the past five years and am appalled at the way you have been treated by Aviva and her father. Neither you or Sonja should have to apologize for having fun. I love the support that you give to Sonja and you are crazy funny to watch when you are together. Please don't worry about the things Aviva said to you because she is completely wrong, it is not her place to judge you. I read her blog and all she does is try to make excuses for her bad behavior but to me all she is doing is digging herself in deeper and deeper. I hope Bravo sees that she is not well enough to be on a show like this and replaces her next season because it ruins the show when someone implodes. I can see Kelly Bensimone all over again and that was scary.
s-miami I agree, and I also dislike her more than Caroline from NJ, which I also thought was not possible.
There is nothing wrong in talking and voicing your concern about having a man present during an all girls trip. Of all the ladies, I feel you are more in touch with yourself. You are authentic. Keep centered :))
Aviva was right to say everything she said to you and Sonja. You knew she was bringing Reid and pretended to be excited that they were coming then treated them, so ungraciously when they arrived.
Maybe Aviva is really an actress. A really good one. How else could she accuse you of sleeping naked with Sonja and hold a straight face. She needs a life of her own.
I think you are great...and Aviva is clearly jealous of your friendship...She is upset that no one was upset about her feelings getting hurt..but how could anybody be upset about it..she just kept going over and over and over it...She likes the lecture people..She keeps putting things out when she needs to do a lot of work on herself..focus on her issues..go get help especially when she thinks she is a barbie..Aviva needs to get her dad help also...I'm upset from just watching the preview..He just keeps on crossing the line.
Romona- I loved you and Mario on WWH. I had to say a little "AHHH" when Mario told Andy that he had lost some weight for his "beautiful Ramona". So sweet, and he seemed to be gushing with love for you.
Ramona, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Perhaps Aviva should vacation somewhere other than the Caribbean. Everyone knows you go there to chill out and party. Frankly a grown woman such as yourself has nothing to justify or explain to Aviva or anybody else. Unless people pay your bills and raise your family, they have no business to sit in judgement of you. At first I felt sorry for Aviva, but now I see her for the pretentious snob that she is. She should housetrain her father before she trys to correct other people's behavior.
While some of the things you say make me cringe, I always find you refreshing to watch. It's obvious you work hard, love family and play even harder. You are a grown woman who can dance on the top of a table if you like. Aviva was dispicable, LuAnn was even worse. Please continue to be a good friend to Sonya and keep us entertained with your straight up, in your face honesty.
Some people may not fancy that you are outspoken or outgoing but you are a grown woman who makes a living for herself so you need not put a lid on your personality to appease others. With God's help, you and Sonja will support each other despite how petty or grave life's challenges may be. It must be frustrating trying to engage people who are unreliable so try not to look to them for support and be sure to make the right decisions for yourself.
Your personality is very different from any I have ever encountered but you are a joy to watch. Continue to be a good wife, mother, friend and business woman.
Ramona, forget about Aviva she is not worthy she is a trash talking wench dang 4 episodes and its all her crabbing.
I THINK YOU WERE RIGHT ADIVA PLANNED ON BRINGING REID IT WASN'T FOR FEAR OF FLYING IT WAS FOR FEAR OPF BEING WITHOUGHT REID
Hi Ramona: You are the Jewish mother and probably the street wise critter of the group of girls. I commend you on your business success. You have exact opinion, and many times try to get the other girls your children to digest this opinion as total facts that should be done immediately if not sooner. I know you mean well, you remind me of my 91 year of mother in law who always tell everyone what to do, she means well but it always come out wrong, people want to make their own choices, you are smart enough to covertly change just about anyone behavior but that phonograph mouth just has to open and talk. People just do not always want to hear what you think; they want to make up their own decision even if it is wrong. Let them off the apron strings; it will be easier on you and a decrease in animosity will be noted. I think you are a wonderful woman and I know you can do it. Sorry about the Aviva situation, she is a person who needs significant psych therapy and what she said was out of line, but when someone similar to her is stress she can go off the deep end easily which is exactly what she did. I hope the 3 of you can work things out I love the dynamics between all of you. Hunter
Ramona, you could stand a little self restraint, you don't always have to let everything that comes to your mind fly out of your mouth....think before you speak and speak in your own space not 1 inch from the person you are talking to....I hope you have good breath! Aviva is a head case but you were more worried about yourself than defending Sonja who actually did nothing at all to Aviva and was gracious to Reid. Listen more talk less. I love Carole and hopefully she gets some appreciation for simply trying to keep all the balls in the air during the vacation that SHE HOSTED and as the hostess was doing what she could to keep everyone happy. Aviva reminds me of Kelly on that vacation....I can't even imagine Aviva away at school..by herself....WTF? Ignore her and move on, who cares what she says?
Ramona,I believe that, because of your upbringing, you truly need crisis in your life. If there isn't one, then you will create one. Because you cannot be honest with yourself about your behavior, you will not agree with this statement. But I do believe your behavior shows you as an empty and shallow person looking to others to validate you. If this were not true, you wouldn't talk about your "success" so much. You would just be happy within yourself.
I have to apologize for bagging you out earlier in the season. Well done with the way you're handling the other ladies around you. You have great strength and I really admire the way you apologize to others regardless of who's in the right or wrong. Also well done for the way you're looking after Sonja - maybe all of us could have a friend like you!
I love, love, love girl's trips. The time and place to drink, cut it up, behave silly or worse, is on a girl's trip. You have nothing to be ashamed of, this is all filmed if anyone has forgotten, and you and Sonja made the best of a bad situation. I was disappointed at Carole taking the high horse, considering her background. Aviva is a piece of work.....now where did I hear that one!!
You will continue to be my favorite along side with Sonja. You go GIRLS.