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Ramona Reveals How Avery Found Out About Mario's Affair

Read an excerpt from the #RHONY star's upcoming memoir, 'Life on the Ramona Coaster.'

Ramona Singer is not holding back in her revealing new memoir, Life on the Ramona Coaster. The book, which hits retailers (like Amazon) on July 28, gives fans an inside look at her life, from her tumultuous childhood to her split from Mario. Ahead of its release, the Daily Dish is sharing excerpts-- and earlier this week we shared a passage in which Ramona recalled how she found out about Mario's affair

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In this latest first look, the Real Housewives of New York star recalls how her daughter, Avery, learned of the affair. Check it out below.

A few days later, Mario got a voicemail from a woman saying that if he didn’t give her money she was going to go to the press. At that point there had been only one article, which had been damaging enough. The last thing we needed while we were trying to salvage our marriage was a full-blown media firestorm. Just the threat of it was so stressful that we got into a huge fight. Avery was in her room on the other end of the house, but she heard us screaming at one another. She told me later that it felt like something out of a movie. She described hearing me yell something like, “What are you go-ing to do? We need to protect Avery,” and her father answer, “I don’t know. It’s your problem, Ramona. Deal with it.” She couldn’t make out a lot of what we were saying, so she crept down the staircase and stood listening at the bottom. That’s when she heard her father say, “Ramona, I am one step away from walking out that door,” and me scream back, “Why don’t you just go f--- her!”


It kills me to think how painful it must have been for Avery to hear us say those things. She told me later that at that moment, she felt as if her world had shattered into a million jagged little pieces. She snapped and just ran. She ran out the door, into a torrential rainstorm, and collapsed onto the ground. She pulled out her cell phone, and did what any teenage girl would do when she realizes her life is falling apart; she called her best friend. That’s when Mario must have heard her outside. Avery was screaming and hysterically crying and, not realizing that she had overheard us arguing, he thought she was in physical pain. He ran out after her into the pouring rain, but when he tried to ap-proach her she screamed, “Don’t come near me. You cheated on Mommy. F--- you. I hate you. Don’t come closer. Get away from me.” Mario came to get me and even-tually we got Avery to calm down enough to come back inside. Later, Avery told me that she had asked Mario not to tell me what she had heard, because she didn’t want to upset me, but I think he didn’t know what else to do so he told me anyway.

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