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The Countess weighs in on Jill's St. John surprise.

By Luann de Lesseps


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I told Jill from the very beginning that it wasn’t a good idea to go to St. John. It wasn’t fair to the other women because they might not have gone if they knew Jill was going. Jill should have called Ramona to ask if it was OK to visit instead of just popping in on the girls’ vacation. That way, Ramona could have prepared everyone for Jill’s visit and Jill would have been greeted much more warmly than she was. Nonetheless, the girls should have welcomed Jill and Bobby or at least offered them something to drink.

Sonja is a great hostess because she spends time with all her guests. I think it was nice that she took a moment for our chat upstairs but I was glad when we were able to return to the party and focus on having fun rather than the drama. After all, the party was about art, not us.

Initially, I felt that Kelly was bullied a bit during the St. John trip but after speaking to Bethenny and the girls and seeing the footage, I realized that Kelly was being antagonistic. She was out of control and let her emotions get the best of her. I think that Kelly doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, but she contradicts herself all the time, making her hard to believe.

Jill’s holiday party was really unique and fun. She obviously loves to skate and looked really happy out on the ice. I had a good time at the party and I think that Jennifer Gilbert planned a great event for Jill.

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