Mario and Avery are great at ping pong! It’s something that they have always enjoyed doing together.
Avery has gotten quite good at this so I wasn't surprised when she reached the finals in the tournament. When Carole told us about her first tournament ever, we offered to donate the medals that every player received on the ribbons and the trophies in addition to a monetary contribution. Mario, besides having True Faith Jewelry, has produced medals and trophies as well as custom products for his family company, Awards Gifts R Us, which has spanned three generations!
I was so excited to attend an event as a family! The last thing I wanted was any drama so I knew I was going to stay as far away as possible from Aviva and her dad, George. I was so shocked when George came over. Yes he said hello to Mario, but he acted as if he wanted to linger. Was he looking for another confrontation? The fact that he again resorts to name calling shows me the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Sonja's idea to cover her bases by having two different looks for her toaster oven was very smart.
Usually, if time allows, you do a market survey to see which look appeals better to your customer. In this case it would have be either Sonja alone or Sonja with the bare-chested man. This can be costly and time was of the essence, so I really never understood why Heather was opposed to it. It's called covering your options, which is done in business all the time. When Sonja left the meeting, she was told she would get tons of shots sent to her by Heather. The photographer even said he would send product shots when Sonja asked him point blank at Heather's office. Whenever you do a shoot with a model, you always take separate shots of the product alone and the model alone.
Well we are from Edinburgh, Scotland. Good to see the show back on our screens. Wow Aviva and her dad are very scary people.....very very abusive. Would not have liked to be brought up in their household...Not healthy! Ramona good job throwing him out your gig, but hey ease up on Heather. Carole is sooo weird. Why does she dress like a 14 year old girl ? she's too old.......not as hippy chic as she;d like to think either, hippies dont wear Laboutins and chanel girl.....give it up, its hypocritical.....and hey eat your dinner woman......whats with Caroles super skinny, drug addict look? Keep up good work Ramona.....your good friend to Sonja. Not surprised shes getting messed around, JP Morgan have messed millions of lives up. Thanks for the fab entertainment ladies...best of luck to you both.xx
As for as Sonja and her photo shoot...think for one minute Ramona that Heather and the team was doing ALL this for FREE. Being Sonja's friend you should have sit Sonja down and made her think about that and stop her/your complaining about Heather. Sonja needs to give Heather/Team a BIG thank you for what they did and NOT for what she did not get that she thinks she deserved.
I really don't care how OLD Aviva's father is..an old man was in his glory in a room full of beautiful women and he just was not going to leave so In my opinion Ramona did the right thing in having him removed and even at that he took his sweet time. And shame on Carole and LuAnn for taqking up for him and I quess he was all into them **loving on him**...What a shame. And as for Aviva..she really needs to get a handle on life. This is NOT Aviva's world and she needs to learn she is NOT the only pebble on the beach. Good for you Ramona for standing up for yourself and for what you believe in.
Don't worry about the haters Ramona ! You and Sonja literally make the show :) Love you both <333
I agree that George was causing trouble at your event, but I do think that having security escort him out was way harsh, next time send a friend, for example you could have asked Sonja to keep him away from you, and she would have probably gotten him to leave.
Second, while its a runway show and not a funeral; yes we understand that talking is allowed; but when the perception is that you show up to someone's charity event only to say negative things about them, especially when heather was doing Sonja a favor for free!!!
You have no problem dishing it, but you sure cannot take it when someone lashes back at you. I do think you are improving. However, you have to stay and finish the conversation, stop running away; it only makes you look guilty
Bravo to you for suggesting that diva/wackado "TAKE AAAAA XANNNNNAX" at that moment that comment was some how spot on!!!!!!!!!!! and the high/low light of the entire season.
Love you, Ramona!
For the first time in years, I do believe I may have to stop watching RHONY-if Aviva is not fired soon!! There are many others that feel the way I do, I am not alone! Hint to the producers!!!!
Shame on you and Ramoa for dragging in that BS from the photo shoot to Heather's charity event. You both need to be less self absorbed.
KARMA. In my opinion, Ramona's rudest moment is when she had Aviva's father escorted out of the event by two security guards. My god woman!
BTW...why is the show named "The housewives of _________" I don't see these women doing any housework.
George has so many rude moments and grabbing Ramona's arm during a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE event was one of the rudest I have ever seen! I don't care how old he is or how mentally unstable your daughter is, that was abusive behavior! And then to go on national televison and take it one step further by saying 'we donated thousands of dollars probably more than anyone else' and as it turns out 'he lied' they wrote a whopping $500.00 check that's not even close to one thousand George! So your wife was an alcoholic hum George wonder why??
Ramona, Aviva is nuts watch out for carole and heathers gossip festival it is rude, Love You Ramona always have and will,
Ramona-You are only getting back what you have done to others in the past. It's called karma, and I for one am tickled pick to see you getting what you deserve. Shame on you for your antics and you wide eyed freakouts, with the intent of making others look bad. I can't stand the sight of you, and I can't figure out why Bravo would keep you! Your husband has also proved that he is just as petty and creepy as you are. You call yourself a business woman? Really? I've never seen a more immature and pitiful excuse for someone who thinks they have class. I surely hope Bravo gets rid of you next season.
BevMac2 If Ramona is getting back she is getting some pretty good Karma. She must have done something wonderful. Great successful career, devoted husband, wonderful daughter and many friends. Where can I get some Karma?
LUV U Ramona! You are the picture of having it all. A successful business, marriage and you know how to make the most of it. Aviva is simply jealous of your friendship with Sonja. Bottom line. I love that you always see thru the BS and always come out with a smile on your face and a Pinot in your hand. Thanks for always being entertaining and a shining example of a true friend to those that deserve it. Cheers.
There is no calming down Aviva. She is so spoiled and over protected, that she can't function if every little detail isn't strictly under her control, or about her. I did notice that Reid has not been on camera since he called the other houswives "Fat". I don't know what it is with them and the name calling.
There seems to be a tendency for others to get you riled up when you are trying to defend yourself. You just don't have savvy in that respect, then others get an advantage and say you are crazy. Luann is skilled at this and Aviva is getting there. Even what seems like your good intentions get no defense.
One example is when you decided to ask George to leave it seemed to be when you heard him being obnoxious to one of your guests when he hit on Carole. Everyone is blasting you for throwing him out because he touched your arm which was not the case.
Another is when you tried to explain to Aviva that Luann was in on the asking Reid to leave. You said you asked and Luann agreed but actually Luann is the one who first came up with the line "It would change the dynamic".
One more is your being blamed for being rude to Aviva's caterers for selfish reasons. When you had said you were worried the conversation was getting dangerously close to bashing your friend Harry.
Jill did this continuously. Scramble the facts and accuse Ramona.
It could have something to do with your past that you would rather flee than defend yourself. Maybe take a moments to collect your thought or read up on constructive debating.
lynnwhitlock Romona was the first to mention about reid coming she the on that started it all .. and then tried to hide behind luann...watch the tape..but still aviva has to go dont like her she one mean person for the lack of words
you are definitely my favorite among the returning hw's. i don't blame you for being upset at george at all, i too have suffered at the hands of domestic violence and his actions couldve brought up some harsh memories. i dont tolerate anyone talking down to me or forcing any kind of physical or mental abuse on me. i think george was understandably upset because he thought someone had attacked his daughter and made her uncomfortable but it wasnt his fight to fight and yes, it was definitely the wrong place and time. you keep being fabulous you hopefully in time aviva will grow to be as mature as you are.
Ramona - my mother and my sister are named Ramona....they both 'love' their name.....
on to your comments....I think that anything that is given to you for FREE - in this case with Sonja's pictures - you accept what you are given and thank them graciously. You don't make comments that show a lack of appreciation for the time and effort spent on you for NOTHING.
If those you donated your trophies too came back and said 'what that is all we get' you'd feel the same way - like people are ungrateful. So to comment on it whatever they may have said they would do - apparently they rethought the level of free time and gift they were going to extend. If you PAY for it then you can dispute your product - FREEBIES you take graciously and thank people for their blessing to you.
I have been thinking the same thing....that you have met your match. Aviva is every bit as controlling as you are......she just stays sober and uses good grammar.
Looks like you've met your match in Aviva. Karma's finally come around and I'm loving every minute of it!
I would do more than walking away from the Aviva-whirlwind. I surely would move to another country.
I mean it Ramonacoaster and I love watching you and Sonja.
from what I've seen this season, it's been A-Diva creating the "histrionics" ---- it's Aviva who needs to "make her way in life+love" ---
Ramona, did Carole ever apologize to you and Sonja for accusing you two of being party to the "small plane" conversation at lunch, that got her so upset? She was so rude to both of you about it and you weren't even there, it was her Aviva and Heather talking about the small plane. I don't think she is big on giving apologies, though you deserve one. Careful, with that one too, dear, she's very thin skinned. She had two of my very insignificant posts removed after a few hours. Anyhoo, Aviva had no business sending George to your charity. No doubt she instructed him not to leave without an apology from you.
Rye Thank you. I caught that too. Carole should acknowledge that you and Ramona weren't even at the table. You and Sonja had gone to the bathroom. That would be hilarious; every time Aviva starts with her me, me, me, you should announce that you have to use the ladies room, and book it out of there.
Wow, Aviva is just nuts. She drags everyone into a thing at Carole's party? She's a control freak who doesn't really want a sincere apology, not that she and her father deserve one from what we saw. She would interpret a demanded apology as an act of defeat. I think you're right, the other girls know she's nuts, but they just don't want to get into it on camera. If my father assumed George's way towards friends or otherwise, I would be mortified and I certainly would not have him on film. Maybe he has a 'schtick' as she says, but enough - not on a show watched predominantly by women. It was not fun to watch, although you all have/had a fondness for George, so who knows.
I LOVE me some Ramona this season!! To be honest, I didn't actually care for her in the past, but Ramona does have a heart, a business mind and isn't a snob at all. She may tell it like it is, but she also allows others to be. Not like Aviva, who attempts to FORCE someone to conform to her perceptions. So Ramona loves her wine...so what! I'll tell you what, out of the whole group...I would be very comfortable having Sonja and Ramona at one of my parties!
I think hell has frozen over. FINALLY! A housewife who will finally OWN her wrongdoings and extend a SINCERE apology for it!!!! YAY RAMONA! You just went several notches way up in my book! Now if you'll just go back, review the footage, see you DID instigate trying to have Reid ousted from the vacation house, realize THAT'S what was so hurtful to Aviva, that she acted out in other ways as a result of feeling so hurt by you, ACKNOWLEDGE what you did and apologize SINCERELY for it, I PROMISE YOU it will be the beginning of the road for you two to come to a good and mended place.
GirlFromKY GirlFromKY Reid should never have been there on the "girls" trip. If Aviva can't keep up, she shouldn't be on the show. The women all tried to encourage her to work on her phobias. From now on they should just say, "Oh, well, we'll miss you." and go on their merry way. Leave her behind enough and she'll drum up the courage. I'm sure Bravo will get rid of her if she doesn't. They traded in crazy Kelley for crazy Aviva. Aviva wasn't hurt about Reid, she was pissed that everyone didn't scrape and bow and worship the ground she walked on. What is she, 5? She just wants everyone dancing to what ever tune she plays, and that gets old, fast.
BTW, Aviva's father acts like a pig and needs a swift kick in the cajones.
You need to get a new filter dear. You can say what is on your mind, you just have to be a little more sensitive than what you have been. Think before you speak, but still speak what is on your mind. If you read Aviva's blog comments most of them trash the way she behaves so you're not alone. People that really thought you were too unfiltered now think Aviva has you beat by miles & is on your side. Filter dear, filter!
This is the first season I've watched of this show, and I must say, I have to turn down my tv everytime you get upset. You are the queen of overreacting! And you never let anyone just talk to you. You're constantly on top of them trying to get your "final word" in before walking away mid conversation. That is also super annoying. Sometimes it's necessary, but when it's "your thing" to walk away from people, that's when it's a problem and an obvious sign that you need to work on your communication skills. Eek.
Ramona, I've watched from the VERY beginning but have never written in to you. I like you, I think you're a good person, but you finally are having your come-up-ins. The three new women they hired are too "normal" and won't play your game. They need your "game" for ratings and conflict drama, but after you were busted at the fashion show, you knew you had gone too far, and the bad part for me was how you threw Sonja under the bus. That was a defense mechanism but you did it. It was a matter of time with you and her. You used her to get back at Heather, stirring the pot to attack Heather for something,,,anything. It was so very painfully obvious the dynamics,,,here you were at Heather's successful fashion show, you like to be the center of attention and here was Heather, someone you don't like getting it, and here was Sonja, feeling unsuccessful because her toaster oven isn't happening, and she's at a fellow houswife's successful event and you two for your own reasons had to turn the attention to you, and Heather is the common denominator. For you it was simply to get attention with the added bonus of attacking Heather, for Sonja, she only has her toaster oven and the last "movement" on it was the photo shoot so she went for the diversion to blame someobdy else for her stagnant place with it. Listen, I don't particularly like Aviva, and you're lucking out because a lot of people don't, but she's right, you were horrible when she entered the girls week in the "normal world" and if you had had YOUR WAY, you would have kept going about her bringing her husband and the fight would have been all about YOU and your feelings about it with everyone screaming and Aviva trying to justify her actions. It would have been a "RAMONAFREAK" with all parties fighting and you expecting Sonja to back you and the circle begins-----It most likely was the "planned drama" from the Bravo prod company. What you didn't expect was for Avia to call you on your behavior which was ungracious and narcassistic. She brought it back to the initial cause which was your fault --BUT usually the fight grows instant arms and everyone forgets that your lack of class (sorry) behavior started it--not this time. I'm not an Aviva fan, but everyone keeps talking about Aviva letting it go---you're STILL talking about the toaster oven and other fights that were seasons ago. I do like you but I don't see much "re-newed"....
Ewww Really Ramona? Taking a cripple jab? That sucks big time! Sounds like something white trash would say. Hmmm......
sissygirl I thought Ramona's remark was right on the money. Aviva has allowed her Phobias to make her into an emotional wreck who seems to think that every time she conquers a fear and shows up there should be streams of people cheering for her! Kind of like how you potty train a toddler! but unfortunately, phobias are the most easily cured form of menal illness if you really want to get better. Aviva hangs onto her phobias and justifies them because of her accident as a child. I'm sorry but that is not a pillar to be cheered and idolized. There are millions of amputees, and people who have overcome so many horrible things who do not wallow in Phobia and panic attack and expect everyone to cater to them! Show these survivors, and spare me any more of Aviva's outrage over her lack of being held up on a pedistal. She showed her true colors when she insisted on taking off the jacket. Screw Heather is what she said.. "i'm more important!"
Ramona your crippled comment was horrible and classless were you trying to be funny. I hope not!!!!
I still can't figure out why Aviva targeted you and Sonja at St. Barths. LuAne was right in there talking about it taking away from the girls trip also. She's the one who brought someone to her room, which is no one else's business anyway. George is another story. I don't care how old he is. His behavior on the show is appalling. He should have left you alone when you walked away from him at the event (which he shouldn't have been at anyway).
Didn't like the show much but after watching it this season, I enjoyed it!! Maybe because there is a little of you in all of us viewers!!!
Aviva is a high minded, judgemental person. She went after almost everyone at some point this season...I say, get RID of her...when the scenes focused on her, I literally changed the channel. She reminds me of Stacey from DC...all she could talk about was being black. The only thing Aviva can talk about is her leg and her phobias. Without those things, what else does she have to contribute? Ramona-you're no angel, but at least you know it and acknowledge it...I can't stand a fake...and THAT'S Aviva.
The comments Aviva made on the trip were terrible and she needs to let it go. At the end of the day though, you did start the ball rolling and have a hard time owning what you did say. For those of us who have watched the show for years, we know you like to stir the pot and step back and see how long it takes to boil. Remember Bethany and Jill....
Ramona, Avery is a beautiful young lady (good genes) and obviously had a great, healthy upbringing by parent who love each other & her. You & Mario should be very proud! You carry yourself well; I think Carol & Aviva don't understand that women who work like to have a drink a lunch & at night. When you are busy running a business & work so hard that vacation time is time to "let go"...drink, skinny dip, sleep late. I was amazed so few comprehended. Aviva doesn't have close friends, no job...she will never comprehend a girl's vacation. You are so right to walk away from Aviva's confrontation's...she's the one causing the fight at her "enabler" Carole's party...but she won't let it rest. We all know that George is not a decrepit old man & that beefy security guards didn't throw him out. I can't wait for the reunion episode's, know you will hold your own. Much Respect.
You really should be in politics, Ramona. You are excellent at spinning and not taking responsibility for anything. Plus,, that little crippled remark, no pun intended, was pathetic.
mellowyellow Wow, I didn't catch that but I believe she'd say something like that. Remember when she asked Governor Patterson if he was blind??? Wow.. can anyone be more ignorant than that???
Most people know enough not to use the word "crippled" or walk up to a blind man and say "You're blind, aren't you?" No one ever accused Ramona of being intelligent... but, then again, she knows what she's doing. She's deliberately trying to hurt other people. That is pathetic and I wish they would kick her off the show.