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Jules Wainstein Learned She's "More Than" a Wife in Her First Season of RHONY

The #RHONY rookie looked back on the highs and lows of this season.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Jules' Pizza Has a Surprise

This season of The Real Housewives of New York City is winding down, which means newbie Jules Wainstein has almost completed her rookie season. No one knows the range of emotions Jules must be feeling quite like Dorinda Medley, who was last season's rookie. 

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So, of course, Dorinda and Jules had a lot to say when they sat down together backstage at Watch What Happens Live, which they guested on last Wednesday, to reflect on this season of RHONY. And what did Jules think of filming her first reunion in July? "I liked the reunion. Is that weird? I kind of enjoyed it," she told Dorinda (clip below).


It sounds like being a part of RHONY was an altogether enlightening experience for Jules. "I actually learned something really important," Jules said of her biggest takeway from the season. "I'm more than just being a stay-at-home mom. I learned that I am capable, like, I started a business. I'm more than just being a wife. I mean, understatement of the millennium." 

Here, Jules is referring to the personal growth she experienced after announcing that she and her husband Michael Wainstein would be divorcing after eight years of marriage in June. 

Jules also said that out of all of the RHONY ladies, she was most taken aback by Bethenny Frankel's personality. She even felt like quitting the show during her confrontation with the Skinnygirl mogul at Joanne Trattoria. "I just had enough. I'm open about my eating disorder but not when people talk about it behind my back in a nasty way. I didn't make it the elephant in the room; they did," Jules said of Bethenny and Carole Radziwill. "When you're whispering behind my back, when you're mocking me, when you're asking me how much I weigh before the pizza arrives, it's gonna make any normal person feel uncomfortable."

It's Not Nice, Bethenny

Jules said she regrets another food-related moment from this season, when she made a calzone filled with silverware during the ladies' pizza-making party. "Do you know that I left that pizza place thinking like, 'Oh, no big deal?'" she told Dorinda. "I just wanted to have fun. I never thought that scene was gonna make me look like a crazy lunatic. Holy guacamole, I look insane." 

Luckily, the ladies seemed to have a much better time later on in the season during Luann de Lesseps' engagement party. Watch the RHONY women take a walk on the wild side, below.

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