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I had many reservations heading into the reunion for the reasons I stated in my last blog. But, this original Housewife is not one to be intimidated by the current ensemble so I picked myself up by my bootstraps and headed into the lion's den. My sense of dread was confirmed by their looks and churlish laughter. They were coming for me.
The first salvo was sneaky and personal. While sitting on the couch Andy asked for my reaction or thoughts about Denise's divorce settlement. Why, I don't know. I didn't follow her divorce with Charlie, so I have no idea what their settlement was. She took that as a slight, but it wasn't. I felt that there was a deliberate inference by Andy's questions to me after Denise's proclamation that she wasn't a "greedy bitch" that I was. That put me on the defensive. My comment about working and not just sitting around eating Bon Bon's was to Andy and not directed toward Denise. While my divorce settlement was lucrative, as I explained, I did work to help my ex through his hardships, addictions, recovery, and heart attack and we co-owned our production company.
As for Denise, and whether or not she was a "greedy bitch," knowing her as I do, I am confident that she received what the law provides. We were both divorced in the State of California. Stay tuned for Acts Two and Three of the reunion show.