Real Housewives of New York Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
I decided to check out CelebrityNetWorth.com and get the deets on our current housewives. I’m not sure how accurate this is and am really shocked to realize that Carole is actually worth the most!
18 million net worth
500 thousand a season
18 million net worth (must be joint with Ramona)
Luann de Lesseps
15 million net worth
8 million net worth
465 thousand a season
50 million net worth
10 million net worth
175 thousand a season
25 million net worth
40 thousand per episode
20 million net worth
20 million net worth
“I Was Shocked By Bethenny’s Intensity”
Ramona tells us she and Dorinda have a special connection. She shares that having Dorinda around has helped her while her marriage has crumbled into the abyss. Ramona assures us she loves Sonja (Little Edie) but knows that she makes every situation all about her (plus, she is a one-upper and I hate people like that!) She tells us she was excited to see Bethenny. I am not buying that. Romana has been the “cock of the block” on this show for several seasons and knows that Bethenny will steal the limelight.
As a single woman, I like to say that I am keeping company with different men. I think it sounds more dignified than dating, and I am old school at heart. I don’t believe everything should just be out there… I’m far from a prude, but I like my privacy. I am trying to be more open and understanding of people. I was surprised when I invited everyone to the lunch that I was hosting in honor of Dorinda that it turned into an argument with Bethenny. Was she right? Was I right? It really doesn’t matter who was right or wrong. To me, what matters is to get past it and just work it out. That’s why I ran after Bethenny. I wanted to patch things up. I was shocked by her anger toward me. I felt verbally beat up by her and very hurt.
Sorry Ramona. Saying you are “keeping company with different men” makes me think you are a whore. But I am from Northeast Ohio and live a pretty sheltered life. The only men that keep company with me are my husband of 21 years and my 16 year old son. I have been around these two “men” so often that I feel comfortable farting in front of them. Has anyone else noticed that once you turned 40, you turned into a gas bomb? That Gas X crap is a joke! I should get my money back. I digress…Ramona showed us her basket of crazy when Bethenny invite Sonja for Brunch and suddenly Ramon was hosting lunch, then it was brunch and, oh um, she sent you all an email that went to your spam folder inviting you for breakfast. My concern? Had she shopped for the brunch? Couldn’t Sonja and Dorinda verify that there were piles of croissants and pounds of bacon waiting in the fridge for this brunch Ramona had been planning? I haven’t seen the evidence so I am guessing that Ramona had to make a midnight run to the local Piggly Wiggly (or wherever they shop in the Hamptons). Thankfully, there is plenty of Pinot already waiting at Chez Singer so at least they can get tipsy and maybe not notice there are no croissants and bacon. God I love bacon.
“Is This Brunch-gate Now, Or What?”
I guess Heather did not get the memo about writing shorter blogs because there are 8 of these bitches I have to snark about. I will do my best. Last week, I was a big fan of Heather. This week, not so much! Heather jumps right in by saying she is happy for Luann and her new home. She was glad she can Carole were able to support Luann during the estate sale.
And what a nice apology from Ramona! I could hear mumbles and knew Lu was a little sensitive with the sale, so I was worried at first but relieved and proud when I heard she apologized. It was kind of Ramona to acknowledge that neither marriage nor divorce are easy to navigate.
This was prob one of the first times we have hear Ramona make a sincere apology. I was glad she did do this. Heather loved seeing Dorinda and has developed a friendship with her. They were raised in the same area.
I was so excited to finally see Luann’s new digs! The summer had been a really busy one for both of us. Until now, I had only gotten to hear the play-by-play on the phone and see pictures over email of her new spot. Carole had seen it during a few visits out East to hang with Lu last summer. I am so happy to see the two of them establishing a true and growing friendship; I didn’t like being in the middle of the past silliness between them. It’s great all being together again.
I thought it was a beautiful quaint home. Considering Lu is a bit of an empty nester at this point she really didn’t need (nor could she afford) that palatial estate she was living in.
Luann and I have always had a very natural relationship, and I’m very comfortable with her and her family, just as she is with me and mine. I adore Lu, Victoria, and Noel equally, and just like the Berkshires is a sanctuary for my family, that’s what this new home is for Luann’s. I am truly happy for them all.
Damn! This makes me wish I had a weekend place somewhere. We have a pool. That is my vacation place. In fact, I use the pool more than my kids! I have an addiction to sunlight.
We’re still holding out hope for Sonja! Lol! I was not looking forward to seeing Son initially, because lately it had been hard trying to communicate with her and we hadn’t spoken for some months. But alas, the minute I see her, she’s light and funny, making my apprehension all for nothing. Sonja has a way of making tension disappear with humor, and I was happy to be with her again and see her silly and smiling.Then, there’s the beer in the bag…
Hmmm, I bet there wasn’t just beer in that bag. I really really am hopeful that Bravo is gonna expose Sonja for the person that she is this year. Can you all imagine how embarrassed her poor daughter must be when she sees her mother’s behavior on this show? I’m glad the kid’s daughter has enough sense to make sure his daughter doesn’t appear on this show.
As always, Lu was a great hostess and entertained us in yummie style! She looks so amazing in my new skinny jeans, and I couldn’t ask for a better spokesperson. I’m going to have to pair my super skinnys with a yummie tank, because after all of this, it looks like I might have to eat two brunches?! Is this Brunch-gate now or what?!
Well, we have arrived at the commercial for Yummie Tummy. I had no idea she made jeans. I have a pair of Spanx and that is about it. I always feel like sausage being pushed into a casing when putting this crap on and it always feels better when I take it off.
When Luann showed Carole and I Bethenny’s first book with her inscription to Lu, thanking her for helping her invent the Skinnygirl margarita, I was so surprised! Although I was being a bit facetious saying she owed Luann a car, it did remind me of how I got started with yummie by HT and my best friend Pam helping me with the name. I’ve always felt it’s important to recognize the people who have helped you along the way on the road toward success. Although it doesn’t have to be a car, I would say a celebratory margarita is in order for sure!
I don’t think Bethenny owes Luann a car nor do I think Luann believes she deserves anything. I think Heather was stirring the pot here. Not cool.
“I Was A Little Intense”
Bethenny admits she was a little intense this particular episode. She seems a little off meeting all the new woman and trying to assimilate to the group. I imagine B is not so good about making new friends. She is very guarded and abrasive. She was also apprehensive due to previous interactions with Ramona.
Ramona was hilarious by the fence. Between Ramona and myself, I’m not sure who is crazier! You know Ramona wears granny panties, since she was so defensive. Maybe now that she’s single, she’ll step it up! It’s also nice to see Ramona being a little more humble and calm. What she has gone through seems brutal!
I did kinda love the whole scene by the fence when Ramona opened her big bag of crazy and talked about her Spam Folder Brunch. Hoping all that bacon doesn’t go bad in Ramona’s fridge…have I mentioned I love bacon? Bethenny says she loves Lu’s new digs. Its charming and it seems to make her happy. B says Lu looks better than ever.
Poor Sonja. Sometimes she doesn’t know the temperature of the room. It did seem like she knew Dorinda when talking to her in Ramona’s kitchen. She really is a whirlwind. I had no idea that she had healing hands lol. Why hasn’t she used them on me? I need to heal! I gotta laugh at her though. That lunch at The Drivers Seat with the girls (Sonja, Ramona, and Dorinda) made me pee! “I’m not Italian at all” is my humor. Sonja is totally nuts, but I love it! Her talking to that guy about her garden made me giggle. Sonja would love for him to visit her garden. I love how nuts she is. It makes the show.
Sonja is really not right in the noggin. There is something sincerely wrong with her and it is like Bravo takes advantage of these women that seem to be suffering from some mental illness (Kim?) I don’t really find Sonja funny. I find her sad.
I really love this episode! Next week will be a battle of the brunches! It felt like vintage Housewives!
God I hope they have bacon. Piles of bacon.
“No Matter What I do, I Cannot Win”
Sonja didn’t get the memo about shorter blogs either. She decided to write a Novela for us. Shit. Sonja feels “ganged up on”. She hasn’t seen most of the ladies since the reunion.
Lu and Ramona have shut me out since their significant other troubles.
Can anyone blame Lu or Ramona for avoiding Sonja like the plague? We have seen that sharing your troubles with Sonja brings out the whole one-upper in Sonja. Pain is not a competition. When I am feeling down, I am really only looking for a friend to listen and agree and say “Wow, that really is super shitty! Can I buy you some chocolate or bacon?” If that “friend” wants to tell me how much worse they have had it, well I would rather light myself on fire than hang out with her again.
Dorinda says she’s never been to Ramona’s country house. As we saw in the last episode, Ramona has never been to Dorinda’s houses either. So this is a new, fast and furious friendship?! It’s like Ramona would talk to her hairdresser before me. Anyone but me, who really knows her.
Wow! Sonja is really jealous of Dorinda. That basement bedroom must be really crappy. I really hope we get to see Ramona in the Berkshires again. I hope she brings her own air conditioner again. Sonja carries on a little more about being put in the “other bedroom” – No one puts baby in a corner? Sonja continues to ramble on about smaller houses and downsizing (filing bankruptcy?) She is also salty that Ramona apologized to Lu for the nasty things she said about Lu and The Count. Seems as though Sonja believes she was due an apology too. I don’t really remember Ramona taking digs at Sonja regarding her Ole Man.
I’m really shocked when Heather tells Carole in the ride out to the Hampton’s, that I am bull sh—ing people that I was a millionaire when I was 25 years old. I have never said anything like that. She already knows that I’ve been working and making my own money since I was 14 years old and invested in my properties with and without my ex. So, again, I feel like these comments are coming out of nowhere and with no basis. She knows how hard I have worked in the garment industry and in fashion retail since we have that in common. She knows nothing was handed to me. We had that mutual respect before. It makes me feel uncomfortable that the girls are counting my money and accusing me of pretending.
Delusional? Thou doth protest too much.
Ramona tells Bethenny several times that she is single. She has told me this, too, but the second I say that she is divorcing, she gets mad at me. I really can’t win. I can’t say she’s Italian, even though she was married into an Italian family and lived with her mother-in-law for 10 years, because that got her angry, too. It was an innocent mistake, yet Ramona was so sensitive about it.
This was weird to me, too. Maybe Ramona wasn’t using the “the word” yet. It’s ok. And when you marry an Italian, you don’t become an Italian by injection. If that was true, Sonja would be such a mash up of every culture imaginable.
We see Lu’s son is drinking out of a mason jar. I love to serve beer in them with lemon and ice like in England, as Dorinda would say. I once again can’t win. I bring my own beer, which is down to earth, and now I am accused of not being Lady Morgan-like. Previously in this episode, I am being accused of not being down to earth. I really feel I’m being picked on and shut out. No matter what I do, I cannot win.
In Northeast Ohio it is pretty common to bring your own booze (BYOB) to a friend’s house. In the Hamptons, I imagine it is not necessary and rather unclassy to carry around your bottles of beer in your tote.
I’m gonna encourage everyone to watch Grey Gardens with Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. It is totally like watching a documentary of Sonja’s life. Check it out. You will not be disappointed!
“To Brunch Or Not To Brunch”
Kristen enjoys Carole and Heather’s relationship. She is pleased that Ramona has Dorinda as her confidant. And Kristen addresses “the elephant in the room” and shames Mario for his indiscretion. What an ass!
Bethenny is back in the car, this time with an assistant–last week it was a real estate agent. Next week, who will it be? I think the title of her next book should be I live in My Car, or I Wrote this Book in My Car. Or, It’s Easy to Have Relationships in My Car the Minute the Car Door Opens, I just Suck at Them. Or, It’s Easy to Have Relationships with Paid Employees in My Car, just not unpaid regular people or any man outside of my car? Toooo much!
Wow! I can see already that these two are not gonna end up as BFF. SNAP Kristen.
I actually spent some time with Luann at her new home that summer, so it was not my first time visiting. Her new house is really a dream house. Cute, quaint, on the water, great yard. It really is the new Luann. It’s a fresh start in so many ways. I am very, very happy for Luann and her new beginnings.
Agree. In fact, I am open to hang with Luann any time. I promise not to accept invites to other brunches, but I do request that you keep bacon in the fridge. Thick cut bacon.
The party. Oh, Sonja… As much as I LOVE a beer, I don’t think I would ever pull one out of my bag! OMG…at least go to the package store, get a six pack, and share! #Hello! This is very strange to me. I thought she was talking about drinking tequila earlier? What’s that saying, again? Beer before liquor never sicker. Liquor before beer never fear?
And it’s still weird. And now its rude cause she didn’t bring enough for everyone. That’s just bad manners. Luann should give her a demerit.
To brunch or not to brunch. I was in the middle of all this ping-ponging back and forth. I first wonder, do Bethenny and Ramona have some years of old, unfinished business still lingering? Do they hate each other? Is it weird that Bethenny is back? Is Ramona fearful that she is taking her friends away? Hmmm…one wonders. This whole brunch thing was a miscommunication…it always is. Bethenny genuinely had no idea who was staying where. Ramona’s email inviting us to brunch didn’t make it to all of our inboxes, so we had no idea!
Let’s just set this straight: There was no email from Ramona. She wasn’t planning brunch and the more that I think about I know there is not gonna be enough bacon so I am glad my invite was in my spam folder. At first, Ramona was blathering about having everyone to LUNCH then when Bethenny invited Sonja to her place for BRUNCH, Ramona just changed a few letters and announced SHE was hosting a BRUNCH.
I am sure Bethenny was coming from a place of “why would we go to a restaurant when we all have these amazing houses?” And she really wasn’t interested in cooking. Two things you never turn down is when Bethenny Frankel offers to make you a drink or cook something for you–you do NOT say NO. She is amazing at both! I really didn’t care either way. I was ready to hit the road the next day and get back to the city. LOL, enough of the drama I like my #easylikesundaymornings to be just that–EASY! #tobecontinued
Ick. I think Kristen likes her #’s like her BFF Brandi. Why did she have to do that?
“Sonja Is A Trip”
Dorinda is still a little freaked out by herself on the TV. She tells us she is not really a Hamptons gal and is #TeamBerkshires (SHIT #’s again?). She has never stayed at Ramona’s place and was excited about the little trip. Dorinda is polite and says she likes Sonja.
So this was the weekend to reconnect with the girls I knew and meet the “new girls” I hadn’t met. Meeting Kristen and Carole was a breeze. They strolled into the estate sale with Heather and were as kind and as a welcoming as I expected them to be. Very, very sweet. I have to admit, I was a little nervous to meet the whole gang (operative word: gang), but I figured my closet helps me keep up with the best of them, and for this weekend, it was all “Hamptons Country Chic.”
Oh poor Dorinda. This is the weekend when she had to be introduced to everyone. Its like being thrown in a pool without being allowed to dip your toe in first. Scary.
It was almost like a Mexican standoff —a designer standoff, but a stand off. I was surprised to see Ramona “Kelly Bensimoning” Bethenny. It was weird and pretty tense, to be honest. It appeared to be about some brunch plans on a Sunday, but beneath the surface, it felt more like a timeless power struggle. Not comfortable with all that, and I’d hoped the next day would go smoother after it was all sorted out.
I love the new verb: Kelly Bensimoning. That is pretty funny! Awkward.
For me, that weekend was mainly about supporting Ramona and really letting her know that I was there—that we were all there—for her, and that I understand what she is going through. After a long, happy marriage, divorce is a real bitch. Part of you dies. It’s that serious. Especially after 25 years…that’s a quarter-century! As much as I am so sad Richard is no longer here, I know it’s over, it’s ended, it’s done. I have to go on without him. In a weird way, this allows me a freedom to cope with what’s in front of me and continue with a new life. With divorce, you don’t have that “luxury.” (Weird way of putting it, but there’s a peace that comes with a solidified, unchangeable event that has no tomorrow.) Divorce, of course, keeps two people going, rebuilding their lives, and you know all about it. Whether through friends or social media—or even tabloids, in some cases. You know about their next act. It can be really difficult. After a divorce, you have to untangle your life emotionally and financially with expensive lawyers and sometimes in the public eye, though in front of family and close friends can sometimes be more draining than a tabloid can be.
Wow! Dorinda actually seems like a real friend. I wonder how long that will last? I’m actually kinda glad Ramona has a friend like Dorinda around to help her through this mess cause I think Sonja would just tell you how much harder everything is for her.
“Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” All true, but boy…the process sure is daunting
Well, here’s hoping one of those guys Ramona is keeping company with is a keeper.
Luann de Lesseps
“Ramona’s Apology Was Unexpected”
Luann says this is one of her fav episodes this season. I think it showed Luann in a good light. She tells us she sold off everything in the estate including banisters, flooring, kitchen and bathroom fixtures…I like this cause it keeps all this stuff out of a landfill and hopefully some people found some really good deals .
Of course, it was a little weird having people sift through my stuff, but decluttering and letting go of things I’d been holding onto for years was so freeing. The girls came to check things out, and then we all headed over to the new house for a housewarming cocktail party. Noel and Adam, a close family friend and very talented chef, were preparing dinner. (BTW, did you see how big Noel’s gotten since we began the show? I can’t believe he’s almost 19 already!)
This would have been incredibly hard for me. I have a problem. I live other people’s furniture! My daughter’s bedroom set (all Mahogany) was my grandmothers. It is gorgeous! My bedroom set was a friend’s (all cherry) and it was in like new condition when I bought it. My son’s came from the priest at our church (don’t judge) and it too is a beautiful cherry. I have an amazing sideboard made out of tiger oak that is gorgeous. My dining room also came from y grandma’s. My husband has banned me from bringing any more homeless furniture into our house. Anyway, I am sure there were some amazing items at Luann’s estate sale.
I was surprised to see Ramona and Lady Morgan at the estate sale, but both of them have a knack for the unexpected, as you know. And boy, was Ramona’s apology unexpected! For the past six years, I’ve had a front-row seat on The Ramonacoaster, and she’s been terribly unkind with me, my children, my friends and, well, just really uncool. When I was going through my divorce, she was far from understanding and pretty horrible. She’s now walking in my shoes, and she’s been incredibly humbled by it.
This is all very true and sometimes we reap what we sow. Or we are reminded that Karma is a cruel bitch! Luann did not in a million years expect that apology and you could have knocked me over with a feather. Luann says she is a stronger woman, better mother and caring friend. Luann likes this new Ramona but can’t forget how she was burned in the past. I think I would be very careful moving forward with Ramona, too.
I didn’t think I had to keep my eye on Carole, but I noticed she was using her schtick on Adam, and she was laying it on thick! Funny how she suddenly became fascinated by cooking. I really thought nothing of it at first, because Adam’s a very close family friend, and I would never think Carole would dip her toe into the twenty-something pond. Well, Tinder was frozen, it seems, and Carole swiped right in my kitchen.
Next week, watch what happens to see who ends up winning Brunchgate. And remember…Be cool.
It was really cute watching Carole attempt to look comfy in the kitchen. The young Adam was really quite darling. Carole better pee on him and mark him as her’s before Ramona or Sonja claim him as their’s!
And yes, it’s true: Dorinda and I did fall in love on the dance floor at a Bar Mitzvah, and we’ve been bosom buddies ever since. I love that sassy lass, and I was so happy to welcome her with the rest of the ladies to my new house.
Who woulda thought? Luann really has come a long way over the years and I am glad that she has loosened up. The housewarming seemed lighthearted and fun until B made her debut. Then you would have needed a ginsu knife to cut through the tension. With regard to brunch invites, our Countess says:
Anyone can invite anyone to anything. It’s up to the guests to ask their host(ess), “Do you mind?” I mean, I love being spontaneous and all, and if I have too many invitations for one day, that’s a pretty great problem to have!
Who knew? I would only ask, “Are you making bacon?” and if the answer was yes, I would be there. But that is just me. Have I mentioned my love of all things bacon? Thankfully the graceful hostess asked the “ladies” to join her outside so they could reenact Scary Island with the cameras more able to catch every tiny detail.