Congratulations to Cat Ommanney / Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Blogs Blogged

Congratulations to Cat Ommanney on the Birth of her Daughter Zara Isabella

From Cat’s facebook:

Zara Isabella arrived 28.12.12 at 3.45pm. She is the most perfect,absolutely delicious little angel, whom we are all delighted to welcome to the world! Hooray for Zara!! ♥

cat's baby

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Cynthia-

Cynthia begins her blog thanking Peter for the wonderful wedding that she had always wanted and that it was simple, exquisite and classy.  (I agree, as I am planning a wedding to my beloved fiancé, I have been begging for us to just quietly wed on a secluded beach with only a few individuals as opposed to this huge soiree that I am having to plan to make my Mom and my fiancé and his family happy!)  Cynthia then gives her thanks and admiration to their dear friend for helping Peter set up a wonderful event and that it was his idea for the lanterns, which were her favorite part of the ceremony!  (Soon to be hubby said as we were watching, are those the lanterns we are having at our wedding…Yes, hun…they are…but our’s have a different meaning as we are lighting our lanterns as a symbol of love to my father, grandmother and my fiance’s aunt who passed this year and are only with us in spirit).

Now down to the nitty gritty!  Wait….I lied, Cynthia has touches on her wedding quite a bit more.  She explains that she hates surprises and that the wedding vow renewal was the exception to her “no surprises” rule.  She goes on to say that she has watched it a 100x over and she still tears up.  She can’t figured how Peter was able to pull this off considering all the attendees of the wedding are known to not be able to keep a secret, especially when the booze is flowing.  Cynthia then goes on to thank us for being apart of the special occasion.  She further goes on to say that she is thankful for the warm wishes, etc.  YAWN, YAWN!  I’m sorry guys, there’s more but nothing worthy of a recap.

Ummm…here’s a first in recapping the blogs..it’s 4 pages long and there is absolutely nothing but video & Cynthia’s “funny quotes of the episode” on the last two pages…huh? I understand you all are contractually obligated and all to write these but we, the viewer, want your back story and thoughts on the drama!  Sorry guys, there was nothing worthy of a quote and she refuses to touch on the whole debacle that went down concerning Porsha & Kenya.

Kandi-

Kandi failed to blog for us last week so we get a twofer.  She begins that she was happy that Todd was able to surprise her and come along as the trip would have sucked if she had been the only one without a partner on the trip.

Well, I didn’t know Kenya very well prior to the trip, but I think I learned a few things along the way.  She has a flirtatious personality.  Some of the things that she was saying and doing to the other men I thought crossed the line for someone who supposedly wanted to be proposed to on that trip.  The whole time I kept thinking ‘Wow, Walter isn’t bothered by some of this?’  Like her flirting with the two men at the party or her bending over in front of Peter, etc.  Well, I just came to the assumption that maybe it’s just harmless flirting and Walter already knows and understands that’s just her personality.  But even though Walter may understand, Phaedra definitely didn’t.  Phaedra does not play about her husband, and she let it be known.  LOL!” 

Girl, we all saw what you saw.  I for one was disgusted.  I don’t see how these women just sat around and allowed this to go down in front of them.  Had I been Walter, I would have been pissed and even if you are a “flirt” you just don’t act like a two bit hooker.

Kandi then talks about how when she saw Phaedra discussing the whole nasty Jacuzzi because of what she could catch.  She then said, we saw that her and Todd did in fact have fun in that Jacuzzi but she was freaked out when Phaedra said something about catching BV and how she’s gonna look like the nasty chick.  Kandi tells us she has much respect for Peter remarrying Cynthia and making it a surprise…it was amazing.  Kandi ends with letting us know that she wasn’t there for the argument and she’s glad she wasn’t.  She wonders if NeNe hadn’t jumped into the middle if it wouldn’t have turned physical.  I wish NeNe would have whopped Kenya upside the head.  Yes, Porsha did play that card but I just can’t get over what we have seen thus far on screen.

Kenya-

She begins her blog that she is happy the trip to Anguilla is over.  I think that we all are.  She then touches on how she was the one to start the fight and she was trying to be the bigger person.  She takes a jab that Kordell probably thinks his own wife’s story seems off.

That is a fact, which is also why I chose to apologize for calling someone out on their name despite being attacked and insulted FIRST. Although I am disappointed by my delivery, I stand firm on my message; the message being no one should be verbally abusive and personally attacked for trying to be cordial. No one should judge someone they don’t know.  No one should fight for the sake of fighting. No one should hit below the belt. I know better than to get caught in a web of childish rhetoric, and when you know better you do better. I will do better.”

Can’t believe I’m about to say this but I kind of agree with Kenya on this one.  It was very distasteful comments and words that came out of Porsha’s mouth and very disappointing.  Kenya then says that she never has judged someone or made fun of someone else’s looks and that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Hatefully calling me “Miss Raisin Face, trash, tramp,” is a testament to one’s heartless evil spirit, lack of character, and lack of a good mirror themselves.  It was equally disturbing to see someone revel in my pain by laughing and taunting in their personal interviews, but it is telling as to the real person one is versus whom they pretend to be.”  Again, agreed!

I appreciate Cynthia accepting my peace offering, although I did see some tried to make that negative as well. It was a personally autographed copy of a book, my idol Vanessa Williams, wrote. How is this negative in any way and I only received ONE? I don’t even have one myself, so the book was of great value to me. But nonetheless, it was a sincere gesture and I appreciate Ms. Williams for paving a way for Cynthia, countless hopeful young girls, and myself who now thrive in the beauty industry today.”  I am sorry but that was not a nice gesture.  It was apparent she was attempting to take a dig.

She then goes on to thank NeNe and Phaedra for sticking up for her with the whole Walter thing because we all heard what Walter said on the beach.  She says he was clearly there for the drama.  WHATEVS!!  OMG we all know now she shammed us and is now trying to save face.  I tell you the nerve!  She also says that Phaedra didn’t take her flirting to heart and all is well because she is an intelligent woman.  Barf…honey you won’t be back next year because nothing is real.  I could be wrong though.  She has brought drama.

Much has been made about me pressuring a man to marry me. Despite how it seems at times, I’m not crazy. I am, however, a hopeless romantic and appear anxious for marriage on the show to a man who clearly has his own agenda. On the one hand Walter says there are “3 days left and anything can happen… Anguilla would be a beautiful place to get married or elope.” I assure you my behavior is warranted.  My mistake started when you rely on a man’s words and not his ACTIONS”  Lies..all lies.  I don’t even wish to touch on this because nothing is real but it’s my duty to you all.  She then goes on to say that we don’t see what couples talk about , blah, blah, blah.  Fake, fake, fake!

I thank God everyday for the strength and courage to endure the disappointment, pain, and often critical, constant judgment of those who do not know me.  To KNOW  me is to love me. I have so much love to give and only want to share that with a man who is deserving of the woman I am when the cameras are on and off.”

She finishes with she knows what love is and will find it and hopes that everyone finds love.

Phaedra-

Ok guys, I feel it is my duty to let Ms. Phaedra take the stage and not review this.  She touches on a very dear subject and most importantly, it is only right that you all hear from her in her own words.  I must say that my heart goes out to Phaedra and Apollo.  I know all to well how it is to lose someone since I suddenly lost my father and then two weeks later my granny back in April/May.  The holidays are very tough.  May peace be with her family.

Many of you have been wondering where I’ve been and why I have not blogged lately. Well unfortunately, both Apollo and I recently lost our maternal grandmothers. In early November my grandmother became ill and I chose to direct all of my energy and focused on caring for her and supporting my mother. Unfortunately, on November 25 my dear grandmother passed away.  I immediately sprang into funeral mode preparing for her memorial service and burial. I wanted to make sure her home going service was reminiscent of her spirit: elegant, joyous, and unforgettable! As we were returning home from my grandmother’s obsequies, we learned that Apollo’s grandmother passed away. So, we have been very busy caring for our families and managing the tender moments of loss and grief. 



Grief is never easy but I am comforted in the knowledge that God “…will give: beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning; praise instead of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3. My grandmother was my inspiration and graced the Earth for 95 years – what a blessing! She was vibrant, courageous, and very outspoken. I am proud to have known her.  It was her example and life that gave me the courage to always strive for excellence. She left a legacy of service and higher education; teaching in the public school system for over 60 years and earning two college degrees. She made graduating from the University of Georgia a family tradition that now spawns four generations. She grew up in an era where opportunities were limited for women, especially women of color; yet she was never deterred.  She fought for equality in college admissions, as well as accessibility of learning resources for all children.

It was a summer tradition for my brothers and me to visit our grandparents for two months.  My grandmamma would have us help with the garden and read the dictionary during the morning. In the still of the night, I still hear her constant encouragement, Phaedra, with education you can go anywhere and be anything.” When I close my eyes I can still feel the summer breeze and smell her wonderful gingerbread with lemon sauce. She was the best, she taught me how to farm, sew, can vegetables, make jam, but most of all how to treat people and conduct myself. She was the original Southern Belle; never missing a Sunday at church and never seen without her signature matching hat, gloves and purse. The holidays will never be the same, but I know heaven has two new fiery angels and I will see them both again. 

I want to thank and acknowledge my Bravo and True Entertainment family, especially Kandi, NeNe, and Cynthia and her lovely mother and daughter Noelle for their kind deeds and comforting words during our time of bereavement. I also want to thank all my fans and friends who supported me during this time. It is during times like these when we realize the true meaning of friendship. My family and I are eternally grateful. While grandmothers hold your hands for only a short while, they live in your hearts forever. This blog is dedicated to the loving memory of Mrs. Hazel Meadows, Ms. Gail McDaniel, and all grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut. May God give you peace and joy during this holiday season.  Happy holidays!

Xoxo,
Phaedra

NeNe-

NeNe starts her blog by telling us it’s really heating up in Anguilla and loves a good laugh.

So moving on — I have always been a pretty good judge of character. It’s a gift that was given to me, and I’m rarely wrong about people. When we went to Anguilla, I didn’t know Kenya at all. I had only been around her a couple of times prior to the trip, but had heard things about her. I give everyone a fair chance upfront no matter what I’ve heard, because I want the same opportunity, I can only tell you what I felt at that time. The moment I met Kenya and Walter, I knew something wasn’t right! There was absolutely no connection from what I could see, and I simply didn’t believe them. I don’t know why the other couples didn’t see this, but it was like a poorly written script to me. I questioned their relationship the entire time I was on the island. I do believe there is someone for everyone, and I believe every man finds his bride. With that said, Kenya’s man is out there, but she’ll have to be patient and wait for his arrival.” I agree we all know that it was a scam and luckily NeNe’s radar was spot on.  They did look very awkward.  She then finishes yet another short blog by stating that Cynthia had an amazing ceremony and it was beautiful.  She also states that the fight between Porsha and Kenya was coo coo and quack quack.  Heck yeah it was but I do believe NeNe had been stirring the pot for so long with them.  It was obvious she wanted something big to drop with them.  NeNe loves the drama!

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Preview

No chat blog tonight because I’m still skiing.  Here’s the preview.

Dress Down and Strip Bare

From Bravo’s Website: “With the ladies back from romantic Anguilla, relationships are tested and this time it’s not only Kenya and Walter in the romantic hot seat. Divorce rumors swirl around Phaedra and Apollo, while Kandi and Todd’s relationship moves forward when they receive a visit from their pastor. Kenya continues to investigate whether her man is serious about love and NeNe gets the money shot in the cover shoot of a lifetime.”

Shahs of Sunset Preview

Please Bring a Man

From Bravo’s Website: “GG meets Omid for drinks and discovers he has been going out with her friends and she was deliberately not invited.  After talking with his mother, Reza’s heart softens towards MJ and he decides to mend fences.  MJ decides to throw herself a deluxe birthday party with unusual party favors and is faced with choosing between inviting GG and inviting the rest of the crew.  Will Reza come — and will these old friends reconcile at last?”

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About Veena (NMD)

Just a housewife ... who loves this place .... and loves to write ... You can reach me through this email: nomoredrama8@gmail.com. Lynn's Place is in tribute to Housewives blogger Lynn Hudson, who passed away in August of 2012.
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221 Responses to Congratulations to Cat Ommanney / Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Blogs Blogged

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. NMD I hope you get your ski on today and are continuing to have a great time.

    Isn’t it great that Cat had her sweet baby. Now her BF has 4 women in his life. I’m sure he’s enjoying it. Congrats to Cat and her family.

    Everyone have a great Sunday.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Is that a gorgeous baby photo or what?

  3. California35 says:

    Good morning and happy Sunday.

    Congrats to Cat and her family 🙂

  4. Pghemtchick says:

    Truth? Who knows, but B made Page 6 again:

    A wobbly Bethenny Frankel boldly tackled Katie Holmes at a holiday bash, demanding after downing a few drinks, “Give me the name of your divorce lawyer.”
    Sources said the former “Real Housewife” and Skinnygirl Cocktails mogul had “one too many” of her favorite drinks at Bravo boss Andy Cohen’s holiday bash in his Manhattan apartment just before Christmas.
    One source exclusively tells us, “Bethenny seemed a bit drunk and made a beeline for Katie Holmes and abruptly asked her, ‘I need a good divorce lawyer, can I have yours?’ ”
    The spy continued: “Katie looked very taken aback, but was polite. She smiled and told Bethenny the name of her lawyer.”
    The source added that Frankel — who days later announced that she had split from her husband, Jason Hoppy — made the comment loudly and in plain earshot of many of Cohen’s guests, among them many top TV agents and talent, including Kelly Ripa.
    However, a source close to Frankel disputes our eyewitness account, saying: “This isn’t true. She hired someone before that party.”
    Holmes famously blindsided Tom Cruise with her divorce filing in late July. Her divorce attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, helped her secure a quick settlement less than two weeks after filing — a reported $4.8 million over the next 12 years.
    Frankel, 42, announced her separation from Hoppy, her husband of 2 1/2 years, on Dec. 23, saying in a statement, “We have love and respect for one another and will continue to amicably co-parent our daughter, who is and will always remain our first priority.” The couple have a 2-year-old daughter, Bryn. It is not known which lawyer Frankel has hired.
    Frankel earlier this year talked about her problems with Hoppy, telling People, “Money, family, gender roles, we just keep fighting over them.”
    And on Dec. 15, she retweeted a friend’s post that read, “About to drink,” adding, “I’m about to do the same. Bad day.”
    A rep for Frankel declined to comment.

    • Cartwheels says:

      I doubt this is true, they were early reports that Bethenny had met with Holmes’ lawyer already in December 14th so why would she ask Katie for her lawyer’s info if she had already met with him?

      http://www.intouchweekly.com/in-this-issue
      Bethenny and Jason’s Super Fast Divorce

      During their bumpy, nearly three-year marriage, Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy always agreed on one thing: they wanted the best for their daughter, Bryn. Now, even as they move forward with a divorce, their “tiny peanut” remains their top priority. “There will be no fighting” when it comes to custody, insists a source close the couple. “This won’t be a drawn-out, nasty battle.” And Bethenny appears to be taking steps to streamline the proceedings. An eyewitness identified her lunch partner at an NYC restaurant on Dec. 14 as divorce lawyer Jonathan Wolfe, who famously handled Katie’s Holmes’s fromTom Cruise with lightning speed – it was finalized just six weeks after Katie filed. “When Bethenny and Jason make it official,” says the source, “everything will be in order.”

      MO is that Bethenny just wants what katie had, a quick divorce with almost no publicity, a good custody arraigment and almost no information leaked about the procedures and what everyone of them received.
      Katie’s lawyer did a fantastic job in that aspect and I am sure that it contributed to avoid drama in their split and the sharing of custody, probably something that Bethenny also wants.

      • Powell says:

        Yeah cartwheels this sounds like more her style.

        • Cartwheels says:

          Of course Cindy Adams had to make it sound like Bethenny was drunk and harrasing Katie Holmes, but it is what it is. As much as I don’t like Tom Cruise I have to say that Katie did what was best for her daughter, quick, simple, quiet and I am glad that Bethenny seem to be going the same route.

          Katie must have signed a prenup, 4.8 millions in 12 years doesn’t seem too much for a start like Tom Cruise.

          • PJ says:

            It was reported at the time of the divorce that Holmes did sign a prenup and walked away with nothing. It was also reported that she got minimal child support considering Tom’s wealth. The 4.8 million may be child support.

          • Powell says:

            I know cartwheels that’s not enough in my book seeing that she put her career on the back burner to follow him around the globe and on Oprah. But I don’t ever think Tom’s money was what she saw in him & she wanted out as soon as she could get out.

            The media is saying he has a new GF. All I can say is he needs someone strong enough to stand up to him. I hope he doesn’t go jumping on anybody’s cough saying how much in love he is.

            • Cartwheels says:

              He doesn’t need anybody strong, he needs something who thinks he is all that, so any bimbo would do fine.
              He doesn’t need a wife, he needs a follower, someone he can indoctrine and who would know what her place is in his life.

              • Nancy says:

                Exactly right after Scientology! (eye roll)

              • Powell says:

                He’s had followers. That’s why his relationships haven’t been successful. That’s why he needs someone strong that will stand up to him. That’s one reason why his marriage to Mimi Rogers didn’t work at the time they were together, also her career was bigger, he was younger & couldn’t handle not being the in charge person in the relationship.

                • LaineyLainey says:

                  Oh yeah…Mimi and Tom…that was an odd match. You don’t think that he was kinda following her, due to her age and perhaps her experience in the biz? Was it she who got him into Scientology?

              • LaineyLainey says:

                agreed, cartwheels – I think that’s what he wants…a follower.

                • Called A Princess... says:

                  Mr. Cruise does not seem to be a person of very strong character. He has a strong work ethic but his interpersonal skills have not been clearly developed. I read years ago that Mimi was not happy in the relationship because Tom did not want to have sex with her very often. I think that the Nicole’s relationship was a game of ambition for both, and when she had the miscarriage the game was truly over. With Katie, he just wanted to have a seemingly bio baby. Mr. Cruise is not my favorite act, personal or professional. He seems shallow to me, very little there, there, and never has been. He seems to want to control personalities, when his own is wonky. JMHO.

    • Powell says:

      Pchick who knows but B always her ducks in a row so I would think she already had an attorney.

    • VV says:

      Interesting read. Not sure why B didn’t google it herself or had @laggy32 research it for her. I’m sure the name of this attorney is all over the internet. Why is she hiring such a high profiled attorney. I thought this was to be an amicable split. Oh, Wait…weren’t they just separating for some time on Amador’s advice? I guess this makes it official.
      What was Katie Holmes doing at Andy’s party? Are they friends?

      • Cartwheels says:

        Bethenny had already met with the guy way before this party ever happen that is why I am doubting of the veracity.
        Katie’s lawyer handle her divorce and custody split beautifully, quickly and with no major issues regarding custody or holidays so it seems to me that Bethenny wants the same for her divorce, friendly, quick and not messy.
        I agree with you about Katie being in a Cohen’s party, she just doesn’t seem like the kind of lady who would be in one of her parties, but maybe she was, who knows

        • Rebecca says:

          Katie Holmes used Allan Mayefsky to handle her divorce. Epic fail InTouch.

          • Cartwheels says:

            OHHH, good to know, so it wasn’t even the guy she had a meeting with. I don’t know sometimes why I even bother to read this rag magazines, it seems that 9 times of ten they got it wrong.

    • lizzle says:

      Thanks P-emtchick… I didn’t hear about that! Regardless of whether B has a lawyer or not, maybe that was her segue into striking up a conversation with Katie about her divorce. People say and do weird things when they are drunk… and judging from B’s weight (lack of eating), love of cocktails and sadness in her life… IMHO… I don’t totally dismiss this story. But it is just a story… albeit a good one!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      this made me LOL…”boldly tackled”….sounds like something Wendy Williams would say.

      • Cartwheels says:

        LOL, when I hear this mess I kinda wish that she was still doing her show and we got to see all this but then I realize that it is for the better that she doesn’t have her reality show anymore.

  5. Powell says:

    Kansas Girl I saw your link to Faye Resnick’s New home. It’s a nice home. What I found interesting was her biz bio in the article. It said she’s an interior designer to a few stars, it named 3 stars homes she’s done & Paris Hilton is one that Faye has done 2 homes. The way Faye described her clientel I thought she had many, many stars as clients.

  6. Powell says:

    Is anyone watching “Titanic Blood and Steel” on Encore? It’s so good. I started watching it last weekend and now I DVR it. It’s about thr building of the ship, the politics of it, labor disputes, the rich, the poor, a steelologist who they think is American who tries to get them to see the steel they are using is not substantial enough but he has road blocks of jealousy in front of him.

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Powel,
      I’m watching the Men’s World Cup: Downhill in Italy.
      I soooo want to be there! 🙂

      • Powell says:

        I haven’t watched men’s downhill for a few yrs.

      • Kansas Girl says:

        Oooo, I used to watch downhill skiing when I lived in Austria. People would stop work to watch — all afternoon if necessary. And you know those cowbells people ring on the sidelines? They’d to that at work too. It was interesting and I grew to love ski racing. (Watching, not doing.)

  7. RealHousewifeVA says:

    Does anyone know what happened with Teresa’s cruise? She was supposed to host a “Fabulicious Cruise” from the 28th to Jan. 4th, but judging by her tweets, she is not on a cruise. Wonder why it was cancelled.

  8. VV says:

    B just tweeted

    This is where I am in my life right now. instagr.am/p/T39XcFtPOR/

    • VV says:

      Sorry, try this:

      This is where I am in my life right now. http://instagr.am/p/T39XcFtPOR/

      • Powell says:

        Comfort food.

      • VV says:

        She tweeted after:

        “Is anything better than a beer battered onion ring? You could fry toilet paper & I would eat it.

      • lizzle says:

        She sounds sad… her tweets have been melancholy. A few days ago, she asked for something that would make her laugh. Separation is rough… but I couldn’t imagine going through it over the holidays. I feel for her and Jason.

        • Cartwheels says:

          I think is normal for her to be sad, I was watching SATC today and Bethenny and Jason’s relationship and their struggles reminded me of Carrie’s relationship with Berger, the way he felt and how they could get into an argument out of the most simple things.
          I guess the first two months are the worse, hopefully she will start feeling herself when she starts working again and is busy all the time.

          • lizzle says:

            That’s right… she was tweeting about SexintheCity when she asked for the laugh. I didn’t watch the show from beginning to end… only snippets… so thx for the intel! I should watch the whole series… I think it’s on Netflix

            • Cartwheels says:

              I love SATC, I kinda thought at the beginning that Jason was like Aiden and that Bethenny would need a Mr. Big but today I saw the whole Bergen affair and it was just so similar, the guy was great, charming, her friends loved him, he was all that, then suddenly Carrie’s book got picked up and got a lot of recognition and the relationship fall apart, he just couldn’t take it and Carrie didn’t know how to make him feel better, they started bickering for any kind of nonsense and eventually that was the end of their relationship.
              My hubby just can’t understand why I like to watch this series over and over, I like their friendship, they are all so different but they have each other’s back no matter what, I’ve always liked that.

      • chismosa says:

        who knows who is even posting her tweets these days. I’m sure some are hers but you know she has people working for her too. Plus, she orders this food, but WILL SHE EAT IT? I bet she just picks.
        No doubt she’s somewhere in the Caribbean or Miami. I hope Bryn is in Pennsylvania with her grandparents having a warm FAMILY holiday.

  9. Nancy says:

    Go 49ers!!! AZgirl, we are going to take you down! 🙂

  10. Eastbayca says:

    Jillzy latest and greatest…..

  11. LA Debra says:

    Totally OT. Just got back from the movie Les Mis. I will preface by saying I love the novel, and the stage show, and have worn out the recording. So yes I love it. I thought they did a wonderful job on the movie. They aren’t professional singers (except Eponine and Colmn Wilkinson) but what you give up in quality of singing (and I thought everyone sounded just fine) you gained in the cinematography and acting you have with the movie. I took tissues, and needed them. Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman really turned in a super performance. It’s long, and the theater I was in was like an IMAX with incredible seats, so the visual impact was stunning, and the seats eased the 3 hours of sitting.

  12. VV says:

    Why would Bethenny tweet. this? Something is up with her…. Tweets were calm a few days ago almost not tweeting, now she’s tweeting ‘coded messages’… If anybody thinks this is going to be an ammicable divorce, they have another thing coming. It’s not B’s nature to take the high road….

    • Nancy says:

      I’m beginning to agree with you.
      I’m surprized that Shrill has tweeted something to Bethenny.

      • Powell says:

        Well Jason didn’t like her so she’s just biding her time to cozy up to B.

        • Cartwheels says:

          Oh please no, that would be the stupidest thing that Bethenny could do, let Jill in her life again, she doesn’t need that negativity, she needs positive people in her life.

    • lizzle says:

      Should I put the popcorn in the microwave? When you sign a prenuptial agreement… child support is a way to get lots of money to support your daughter and your lifestyle. Remember… B is the working mom and Jason is the stay at home dad in this scenario.

      Speaking of popcorn… I’m heading out to see Django Unchained. Sorry Spike Lee. I love revenge movies!

      • Cartwheels says:

        The moment of the truth for Bethenny will be when Jason starts dating again. It is not going to be right now in the preliminaries when she is going to lose her cool. I think she will even be very generous of Jason in the division of properties, keeping in mind that she wants to have an amicable custody split.
        The real test will come in time when Jason starts dating again and he uses the money he got in the divorce to bank his lifestyle, that is when the pill will get hard to swallow for her.
        My friend was the higher earner and so she had to pay alimony, (they were married 21 years) so the guy got a big chunck of money out of her paycheck every month, she didn’t seem to mind for a while because she thought it would be temporary until he found someone else, when he started dating and would even live with the GF but wouldn’t marry her just so he could keep receiving the allimony, that is when it turned ugly. She was so mad that he got to spend “her” money with the other woman, she wanted him to marry her so the alimony would stop by the guy seems like he is very happy with the way things are.

    • Cartwheels says:

      I don’t see it as a coded message, could it be just something as simple as she trying to still promote drinks? or maybe she read the Page6 article and is dying to call Cindy Adams a liar but can’t because she doesn’t want to talk about her divorce at all.

      • VV says:

        Carts, you know I don’t trust B so, in my eyes. It’s with a microscope. You could be right. However, she’s known for doing stuff like that. I guess we’ll agree to disagree on this one AGAIN :lol” I’m just get the feeling this is going to be a nasty divorce……. Unless, she starts seeing a backlash from fans……

        • Cartwheels says:

          I know you don’t trust her but I trust the fact that she would do what is best for Bryn.
          Bethenny’s love for Bryn will keep her going. Jason also adores her daughter so I am confident that both of them would do what is best and will not bash each other.
          Bethenny is sad and depressed, Jason probably is too, that is a normal feeling when divorce happens.
          When I got divorced, even though he cheated on me and I had very valid reasons for the marriage to be over, I still felt depressed, I still felt inadequate, I thought I was being selfish and that my daughter would need a father, I felt like nobody would ever loved me again, I almost blamed myself thinking all the time what I did wrong and how could I had prevented, all those were valid feelings; eventually with help from my therapist and my family and friends I came to realize that it was his lost.
          Jason and Bethenny I am sure have all those feelings and maybe even more because there is not a third party to blame, it is all so raw right now, I think that Bethenny needs to keep herself busy and take one day at a time, there would be harder days than others but they will be fine.
          I just hope that neither Bethenny nor Jason let the press bait any of them into giving any information, that is how they usually do it, they play one against the other, hopefully they both will be smarter than that.

          • Mene Seela says:

            I’ve heard divorce compared to death except the deceased is walking around the planet.

            • Cartwheels says:

              Divorce is something I wouldn’t want on my worst enemy, there is the feeling that somehow, somewhere you could have done something to make it work and self esteem always takes a dive, my immediate family helped me a lot but my ex-family in law didn’t. They made me feel so guilty about it, used religion to talk me out of it, it was a really awful time of my life, that was the moment when I realize who really loved me and who really had my back no matter what. Luckily for me my daughter was in that group and the bond got even closer.

              • Nancy says:

                (((Cartwheels))) That must have been a very dark time in your life.
                Did you ever marry again?

                • Cartwheels says:

                  It was Nancy, for a long while I felt like it was my fault and I started to think that what my Ex-mil told me was the truth and I was being selfish and not thinking about my daughter, luckily my best friend hooked me up with a great therapist and it helped me greatly.
                  I swore that I would never marry again and risk to be hurt that bad, but God had other plans for me, six years agter my divorce and I found the perfect guy for me, he is not perfect by any strech of the imagination and can drive me crazy on any given day and viceversa, but he is the perfect guy for me, we have been married for almost a decade now and I have never been happier. Thanks for asking

          • LaineyLainey says:

            Great post, Cartwheels. Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s no wonder you have such a balanced take on most things (here on the board, I mean.) Did you ever love again? or at least date?

            • Cartwheels says:

              Check my reply above, I did but for a long while I was determined to be alone, I relate to Bethenny in that sense because my ex had a struggling business so I became the higher earner, it came with the price tag of “You work all the time and are never home so I had to find acceptance and love somewhere else” Did I mention that her mother was heavily involved in his life and mine? I was young and dumb so I let her walk all over me, but like anything in life you do learn from your mistakes and I like to think that I did learned from mine. You are so nice, I am not that balanced, LOL especially not in the mornings when I am late for work 😀

              • LaineyLainey says:

                ((Cartwheels)) – well, we’ve yet to see Crazy Cartwheels on the board. LOL!! I went crazy yesterday because my husband slipped and said “when you barked the number out to me, I didn’t know you wanted me to memorize it.” Yeah, Lainey went nuts. BARKED??? He says the wrong thing a lot of the time. Oh well…nobody’s perfect.

          • VV says:

            (((Cartwheels)))

            • Cartwheels says:

              ((VV)), it is okay, I am a better person after all I went through, but I learned that not everything is what seems to be. I was so stubborn that I was determined not to let anybody know how bad I was hurting, especially my ex, some people go the wrong impression that I was arrogant, that I was one of those “feminist” who didn’t value men and their “position” in the house.
              They misunderstood my determination with arrogance and that is another place where I relate with Bethenny, I know that her ass crack jokes, her sharp tongue and her bluntness are just the facade she uses to not let anybody hurt her, can she dialed it down? absolutely, but it will come to her in time, when she is not in defensive mood.

  13. VV says:

    The name Matt Hesse is being thrown around on Twitter on a few conversations…. He is B’s partner in the SG Nutrional products….. She was kinda flirty with him on the scenes we saw when they were together….

    • chismosa says:

      totally VV. He was very handsome. Not saying anything, but of course his name will be thrown around.

      ps– we can only see Bethenny’s sadness because SHE IS PUTTING IT OUT THERE ON TWITTER. We don’t see how Jason is feeling.
      Very nice work.

      • VV says:

        She’s got PR people helping and I’m sure there’s a lot of money riding on her talk show.

        • chismosa says:

          exactly VV. Those tweets are the only thing coming DIRECTLY from Bethenny right now, unless she gets like a People magazine cover exclusive or something- and they have to be very very measured.

  14. Nancy says:

    49ers WIN!!!!! Sorry AZGirl.

  15. VV says:

    If she is generous is because she knows he was her rock during the time SG was in it’s infancy. As I stated previously on this blog, during Season 1 of RHONY Bethenny was pushing her failed baking healthy cookies business. I give her credit for trying but that never took off. When she was approached ( and we still don’t know who’s idea’s it was ) about the SG Margarita’s business. She hadn’t met Jason, but she met him a few months later. We don’t know what kind of input he had or what kind of advise he gave her during this time, the development time and once they decided to sell to BEAM but we know HE DID based on her statements and interviews on and off the show.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I thought she had been shopping the drink to liqour companies for a very long time before she decided to bottle herself. Didn’t she say the liqour companies all laughed at her? I thought Jason came into the picture midway in the old Skinny Girl days.
      It’s been a while since I’ve seen her show so maybe I’m misremembering.

      • Nancy says:

        That’s how I remember it too.

      • PJ says:

        She had shopped it to all the major companies, she did say that. SkinnyGirl was already formed and up and running when Jason came along. Bethenny was on the road to success way before she met Jason and with or without Jason she would have been a success.

        Some people seem to want to credit Jason in some way but SkinnyGirl is Bethenny’s and always has been.

        Many successful people have failed ideas in fact they say that successful people learn more from their failures than their successes, and they keep going.

        I really don’t see Jason as being Bethenny’s rock.

      • Cartwheels says:

        During season 1 of RHNY, Bethenny already had the drink and was promoting it, remember that scene with Luann where Bethenny instructs the bartender how to make the cocktail? During RHNY2 the bar Philliph already had the mix and Bethenny would take any of her castmates there, one date that her friend set up for her included, just so she could ask for her drink by name. During the charity event for Jill Zarin, Bethenny had the booth with the cocktail that their first distributor donated, that was when the cocktail was already produced, but the distribution was on a limited scale. It is about that time when David Kanbar came into the picture and helped Bethenny to set up the production with a company in Canada, after all the American companies had already laughed in her face, all this happened when Bethenny had not even met Jason, the foot work that it took for Bethenny to make SGC into what it is now didn’t happened from day to night, it took years.
        David Kanbar was the investor, after all you need a lot of money to pay for the production and take the risk that it will flop, it was his money the one who put the SGC in another level, having liquor stores and not only bars to carry the drink, that is why when he negotiated the sale, he got 50% upfront, he recovered his investment times ten probably and moved on to another alcohol related projects.
        Jason probably helped her emotionally and found out why production was so slow, he also took Bethenny to visit the plant in Montreal but as far as investing, promoting, finding investors, there was never such a thing.

        • PJ says:

          I remember it this way too, except I think Bethenny took him along with her to Montreal not the other way around, but that’s kind of splitting hairs. I always got the feeling that Bethenny tried to include him for the sake of their marriage and not because she really needed him. I’m sure he could have been helpful but he never seemed like he wanted to actually commit to working for her and I thought he was so passive aggressive about the whole thing It would have irritated me to death if I were Bethenny.

          • Nancy says:

            I knew it was going to be the kiss of death for their marraige
            when he quit his job.

          • Cartwheels says:

            I have the same feeling, when they were in the bottling plant and Jason told her “this is your baby” Bethenny was kind enough to say “our”, but I think they both know that this was all Bethenny and David, Bethenny couldn’t have done any of this without David, he was the silent partner but also the investor.

            • Mene Seela says:

              Oh my. Jason said when the big offer from Beam came through “You’re going to be a wealthy woman” and she corrected him “We”.

              • Cartwheels says:

                That is how I remembered , she wanted to include him, she wanted him to be part of it but Jason just didn’t feel included, maybe in the back of his mind was the prenup where he would not receive nothing out of SGM, maybe Bethenny thought that by modififying it to include him, he would feel more secure but it was not meant to happen.

                • Mene Seela says:

                  I like to believe that they both really love each other and did everything they could to work it out. In the end they both have wildly different views on how they wanted their joined life to be.
                  From the little I saw of them on tv it seemed that asking him to give up his family visits, or him asking her to “slow down” her career was equally hopeless
                  I’m sure Bethenny’s mouth was the final straw. She is terrible destructive that way.
                  The worst part is JZ was right. You can’t have it all.

                • PJ says:

                  I think the same thing, she seemed to me to be trying so hard to include him and make him not feel overshadowed but he wasn’t happy. I had read somewhere he was unhappy because she made him sign a prenup, that makes me wonder.

                  • LaineyLainey says:

                    He was kinda pouty sometimes

                    • PJ says:

                      I call it passive aggressive. Remember her therapist told Jason that the things he said to her were not done out of love. I’m sure someone remembers that in more detail than I do.

                    • LaineyLainey says:

                      Yeah, I vaguely remember that.

                  • Cartwheels says:

                    The pre nup was at the request of David Kanbar, he was looking for a buyer and he knew the time will come when he would find and attractive offer, given the short time between engagement, pregnancy and marriage, he probably thought that in case of a divorce he didn’t want to get stuck in the middle of a lenghtly divorce battle, he had invested his own money, wanted a quick turn around so Jason signed a prenup where any and all profits of Skinny Girl Coctails belong to Bethenny and Bethenny only. Wjo knew that such pre nup would come in handy so quick. I have heard Bethenny and Jason talk about a modification to the pre nup to give Jason a sum of SGC in case of divorce, amounts have been thrown here and there , some articles say 5M others do not say any especific amount, but there seem to be some modification to provide probably Jason with more financial security, it is a shame that it didn’t take care of his emotional insecurities.

    • PJ says:

      This is just my opinion but I think that it’s possible that he whined until he got the prenup modified and then after he knew the money was in the bag he took off. Bethenny may have felt that by modifying the prenup she was saving her marriage, just like all the times she tried to include him in her success, just my opinion but I really don’t like Jason much based on things I saw him do in the show.

      • chismosa says:

        PJ couldn’t reply to you above— i am not saying Bethenny herself screwed it up, i’m saying moreso that Ramona — WAS RIGHT> Bethenny’s relationships, for WHATEVER reason– do not last. People hate on Ramona and Ramona is right a LOT of the time.

        I stick to my feeling that she should not get married again. She should have relationships to fulfill her and that’s it. I don’t think a man can handle her or that she will want a man who will want to/ be able to handle her.

        I don’t get where Jason came off so bad to some on here- i don’t know, i guess we view things all so differently. He just seems like such a pragmatic, measured sort of guy. I didn’t find him mopey- i just found that a reaction to the ACTION that was Bethenny. His wrong choice was to be with her, but my feeling still is that he religiously wanted to be married before his baby was born.

        • PJ says:

          It may be too late to comment now but I’ll try anyway. I started out liking Jason but as time went on I liked him less and less and less. I just think it takes two. Bethenny may be considered difficult but that’s the woman he married, I actually found him to be difficult and passive aggressive, but that’s my opinion. I felt like Bethenny tried at least that’s what I saw on the show, with him I didn’t feel the same way. Somehow the prenup is amended and now they have split. Now between his settlement and child support he’s probably set for life, not bad for a couple of years of marriage.

          It is interesting the differing opinions we all have here, makes for stimulating interchange.

  16. I don’t think Bethenny is helping her situation by tweeting about her divorce. It’s got to be very hard for her – maybe even harder for her than for Jason, since she is a public person. Does Jason even tweet?

    Imagine what life with Bethenny would be like. She’s hyper 24/7. I’m surprised Jason lasted this long. She put him under the microscope on her reality show. She made him look bad. When she was going to Florida when Bryn was hardly a year old, without Jason, that didn’t look good to me. I don’t know anyone, man or woman, that would want to be on a reality show, have all their personal stuff talked about & forced to discuss it themselves, all for tv. Really, what was she thinking? I’m ready to believe she did it all for the show. Would Bethenny have had the spin off show without the baby, the marriage….? Nope.

    Sad thing is, this is not going to blow over. She’s got her new talk show to do. When is the start date for that? If she’s a nervous wreck, it’s not going to help her do her talk show.

    • Cartwheels says:

      She hasn’t tweeted about her divorce except to announce it, other that that nothing.
      Her show is supposed to start in the fall 2013 so it is months and months away, by then she will be divorced and have a custody in place, hopefully

      • She’s alluding to it, with her “stay calm” and picture of comfort food. I think she’s looking for some sympathy, and that is understandable.

        Cartwheels you’ve been thru a lot, hugs to you for getting thru it.

        I was a huge fan of Bethenny. I don’t really like Jason, as I think he’s an opportunist. He may have started out as a nice guy, but then he went on her reality show and got upset when he didn’t come off looking all that great. Which really is how he should react, after all.

        I just hope they do right by their daughter. She’s really the most important thing.

        Bethenny looks so haggard, compared to a few years ago. But then who could keep up with her schedule? She really pushed herself, so much happened in such a short amount of time. It takes a lot of work to make your husband happy, take care of your child, and have a top notch career on tv, successful products, books, dvds, etc. etc.

        • Cartwheels says:

          See, I thought the stay calm meant to address the articles that are saying she was drunk and stumbled her way to Katie Holmes. I know that if I read that and it is not true I would be tempted to call somebody a liar but that would open the door to other questions.

          She had complained a lot about not being able to sleep and that can really take a toll on you, maybe once it is all settled she will be able to sleep again.
          I agree she needs to gain 5-10 pounds and sleep more to look more relaxed. I wish anxiety would take my apetite away like it does her, unfortunately it has the opposite effect on me, so I better keep relaxed 😀

        • Mene Seela says:

          As much as I enjoyed reality tv Bethenny I would never watch her talk show. I just don’t watch talk shows or read “self-help” books. Bleh.
          Listening to her discuss her book A Place of Yes then witnessing her many meltdowns just turned me off. It’s like she is two people. The healthy one and the destructive one. Not much room between the two to nurture a relationship.

    • Nancy says:

      I couldn’t get into her talk show. She’s WAY too hyper for me.
      It made me nervous. Not a good feeling.

      • NJBev says:

        oh Nancy, I couldn’t agree more.
        I watched about 90 seconds of
        her 1st talk show and never tuned in
        again! As much as I love her personality
        on the HW and Bethenny ever after,
        I could not take her on the talk show.
        Too hyper~, her voice~ and her trying
        (imo) “too hard”~
        she was too-too-much for me.
        And I felt bad about it.

      • chismosa says:

        me too Nancy, xanax-time big time

    • Cartwheels says:

      Forgot to add, Bravo offered Bethenny the spin off at the end of RHNY season 2 (around April 2009), nobody knew Jason existed because Bethenny had kept him a secret and the dating was not exclusive, they were on and off at the time, Bravo had the idea of Bethenny spin off to be a single lady in NYC, dating, shopping, going out with friends, showing off the city. Bravo first announcement about Bethenny’s spin off came in June/July and even had another name , something like Skinnygirl in the city or something like that.
      Bravo had to change the concept of the show into BGM when she got engaged and pregnant, so to answer your previous question, it is not because she got engaged, pregnant and married that Bethenny got the spin off, she got the spin off before Jason was in the picture.
      BTW Jason met Bethenny when she was doing a promotional shot for a bar and the cameras were filming her, so my guess is that unless Jason had just arrived from Hazleton (he has lived in NYC for better than 10-15 years) he knew that Bethenny was on TV, he didn’t mind being filmed during BGM or BEA season 2, unfortunately for Bethenny she had signed a contract with Bravo for three seasons and she had to film season 3 or be in breach of contract. He did let Andy know at the end of 2011, even before her last season aired that she would not be renewing, that she was done with reality TV about her life. She made that announcement in January and her last season aired in February

      • Okay so maybe she would have had the spin off no matter what. But it was so much more of a story line that she was having a baby & getting married. It went on for 3 seasons.

        I don’t know where she got all the energy to do everything. The skating show – wow that was crazy. She did great, too & all the drama with the judge Johnny Weir was it? Remember when it was fun to watch Jason & Bethenny? It all changed. By the 3rd season of her show, look how their relationship changed. It was sad to watch. To me, all the success she had came at a huge personal cost. She lost her husband. I believe she lost her friend Julie too.

        I’m just not into the Bethenny thang anymore.

  17. Nancy says:

    LA Debra,
    He sang this last week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI4jb-Aca9M

  18. LaineyLainey says:

    Anyone else watching Downton Abby?

  19. VV says:

    Doug Wald ( B ex manager) met Bethenny on May 2008.
    Bethenny met Jason during Fall of 2008 started dating on and off.
    David Wald introduces Bethenny to David Kanbar ( her Partner with SkinnyGirl Margarita) Nov of 2008.
    Jason and B start dating seriously April 2009.

    • VV is Wald the one that sued her, or was it someone else after Beam bought her brand?

      • googled it, Wald sued her for $100 million. They recently settled, but no disclosure on how much Wald got. She fired him just before signing the deal with Beam.

        • Nancy says:

          That’s when I began to think that Bethenny maybe a snake.
          Who does that?

          • Cartwheels says:

            Wald and Bethenny according to Wald started conversations in May 2008, but never anything formal until August 2008, They were “allegedly” working together for 10 weeks yet he wanted 10% of the BEAM sale with no written contract in sight.
            Wald is no rookie, he knows how this things work.

            • VV says:

              Wald claims he has the emails to prove the agreement. Somewhere between what he claims and what she claims lies the truth because they settled the case.

        • Cartwheels says:

          Nope , she fired Wald weeks before she signed her contract (partnership) with David Kanbar (November 2009) , the deal with Beam didn’t happened until May 2011.
          The funny part is that Wald was never able to produce a written contract, he said the contract was verbal, but he alleges that because he is the one who introduce Wald to Bethenny then he was entitled to the 10% of the deal.

          • LaineyLainey says:

            a finder’s fee… not bad for a finder’s fee

          • Cartwheels says:

            sorry it is not November 2009, it is November 2008 when Bethenny and Kanbar signed on their partnership to develop a business plan to distribute the drink at a larger scale.
            The oficial launch of the cocktail happened in June 2009.

    • cusi77 says:

      Bryn was born on May 2010…

    • Cartwheels says:

      I agree with this timeline but not sure about the date when Bethenny met Kanbar, I always thought it was September 2008. After all Wald and Bethenny “allegedly” work together only from August through October of 2008.
      Bethenny and Jason met at the Tenjune bar in November 2008 and dated on anf off from that time till April 2009.
      Rumors started circulating about Bethenny getting a spin off to be called Skinnygirl and the city or similar.
      Bethenny took Jason in June to a trip to the Caribbe and Jill threw a fir it was not her.
      When they came back, they were officially a couple
      Bravo announces their new shows at the beginning of September and Bethenny spin off was on the list.
      Jason moved in with Bethenny at the beginning of September and proposed to her in October when she was 6 weeks pregnant.
      Filming of RHNY season 3 went from end of August 2009 through beginning of January 2010
      RHNY season 3 aired from the end of March through June
      Bethenny spin of BGM aired in June of 2010.

    • VV says:

      CreakyJoints (JZ) event May 2009
      B’s dad died Nov 2009
      B & J married March 2010
      B gives birth to Bryn May 2010
      BGM premieres Bravo June 2010

  20. Nancy says:

    A STRIP CLUB?? Really? This is gross!

    • Mene Seela says:

      SKRIP CLUB.

      • Nancy says:

        Wasn’t that gross? I need eye bleach.

      • TexasTart says:

        LOL with Mene!

      • LaineyLainey says:

        What? I missed the SKRIP CLUB???

        • TexasTart says:

          Yeah, who knew there was a market for that?!

          • LaineyLainey says:

            If only I was perkier

            • TexasTart says:

              LOL
              I am off to bed and hope I don’t have any dreams, ha!

            • Nancy says:

              LOL I know a few good plastic surgeons. 🙂

              • LaineyLainey says:

                in texas? Hey Nancy didn’t you say you were once a showgirl? I was thinking about that cause Lola just posted and I called her a “showgirl” Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl. So anyway back to you. Just wanted to tell you that a friend of my daughter’s is a dancer for Jubilee. She really loves it. My daughter went to one of the shows and said it was quite a production, have you ever seen it?

                • Nancy says:

                  They had a reality show about Jubilee. It was really good. Does she like
                  dancing for them? It brought back many memories for me. I sure hope
                  they pay her well. What is your daughter going to do next year?

                  • LaineyLainey says:

                    Yes, I believe she’s making really good money. At least that’s what they both tell me (my daughter and her showgirl friend). She actually makes less than some of the other girls because she’s not one of the topless ones (as of last summer). So my daughter sat in the audience and was dazzled by the show, costumes, music and the dancing,…but she didn’t like the atmosphere in the audience (pervy old men)…remember she had just turned 21 when she saw it. She told me, “maybe I need to “live” a little more before I consider this”. Haha, I thought it was cute.

                    What will she do next? Well, right now she is in Istanbul, Turkey visiting her boyfriend. When she returns she is going to make arrangements to move to Los Angeles, Thanks for asking.

  21. Eastbayca says:

    Kenya and Walter should be nominated for an Emmy!

  22. Nancy says:

    OT I would rather entre the convent than have sex with Kody Brown.

  23. princesspindy says:

    I didn’t know that the AARP had a strip club.

  24. chismosa says:

    Anyone up very early they are showing some tough episodes of season 3 Bethenny Ever After.
    To be followed by everyone’s favorite ……..the Stinker

    I guess since SyFy has Twilight Zone, Bravo’s equivalent is Patti Stink ! Ha

  25. TexasTart says:

    Good morning!
    TMZ reports that some crazy is after Faye Resnick. I can’t get a link post from the mobile site, but no big deal, it’s not really interesting anyway. Nevermind.

  26. VV says:

    Kim Kardashian is pregnant.

  27. Powell says:

    Mob Wives New season Sunday 8pm est.

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