Lord help us all, the biggest Real Housewives of New Jersey famewhore to ever hit the garden state (or Bravo) is unleashing a new book upon us. Yes, yes… if you thought the literary prowess of Danielle Staub was paltry, feast your eyes on Kim Granatell‘s attempt!
Kim’s book will detail her experiences on RHONJ of course, the implosion of her marriage, why she was so crazy, and her new life as an ex-wife starting over. I don’t think all the words in the world could explain why Kim is so nuts, but ok.
Kim says she was forced to start over once her husband left her and the show ruined her reputation, but it was all a blessing in disguise. ”Everybody had the wrong idea about me because of what they saw on ‘reality’ TV,” Kim asserts. Afterwards, “I became very isolated.”
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Kim was prominently featured in Season two of the show since Danielle needed a friend and she was the willing and eager participant. I’m sure her proximity in location to Jacqueline Laurita and her proximity to Caroline Manzo through their son’s friendship was an added bonus. Kim claims during that season she was experiencing marital problems, which all the ladies knew about but they proceeded to gang up on her instead of offering support.
“There’s a gang mentality among these housewives,” Kim told The Huffington Post via Tom Murro. “They gang up on the single woman in the crowd. That was Danielle, and that was me,” Kim reveals of her painful experiences working with the show. Apparently the situation was so bad her husband asked her to leave the show – or lose him! I think he has every right to be embarrassed by that nonsense.
“My husband told me to quit the show and change my name or he would divorce me. Of course he divorced me anyway,” Kim claims, adding that there were problems already.
“Would I have been treated like I was if I had a man by my side? Would Caroline have come after me like an attack dog if her husband wasn’t on the other end of her leash? I doubt it. ”
With all the personal drama the show caused her, one may wonder why Kim returned to the show in snippets for Season 3. She appeared at Melissa Gorga‘s Christmas party with Monica Chacon and was asked to leave (and was verbally attacked by Caroline).
Kim insists the producers put a lot of pressure on her to make that cameo. And they were texting her to appear at this season’s upcoming Posche Fashion Show among other things.
“After what happened to me and Monica at the Gorga’s Christmas party, I knew I would probably be walking into a set up, so I declined,” Kim reveals. “I knew I’d made the right decision the night Jacqueline skipped out on the reunion shoot and showed up at my house in tears, she wanted to see the proof that I was asked to show up at the fashion show, so I showed her the proof she needed.”
“Jacqueline had a friend drop her off, I’m assuming because she didn’t want her husband or any of the Manzo’s to know she was at my house or that we were still friends.”
“Jacqueline [was] telling me that she hated Teresa Giudice, and that I had been right about her all along,” Kim insists. “She was crying and completely broken over the mess the show had become and I was comforting her.”
“That was the last time I saw her, even though we don’t have issues with each-other,” Kim adds. “It’s a tough gig.”
“They pretend to be something they’re not, they owe everybody, their landscapers, their accountants, even the caterers that throw those fancy parties haven’t been paid, and that’s just not what I’m about. I am who I am, I don’t have that sense of entitlement, I believe in paying my bills.” Perhaps that’s why they didn’t hire you Kim?
”I could tell you so many things about what goes on behind the scenes that would curl your hair,” Kim promises. “But I’m past all that now.” Oh, please – get angry. Tell us everything. We need the dirt. Seriously – I do. Kim – call me!
Following her appearances on RHONJ, Kim says her life was in shambles and she needed to take control. She’s since started “the Ex-Wives Club” (which I’m pretty sure was a movie in the 90′s starring Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler, but whatevs!). I guess we know why Kim has been in the spotlight so much as of late – publicity for her newest ventures!
Kim says those experiences will be the subject of her upcoming book – and hopefully her new reality show! Kim claims this new group of women she is friends with has changed her life – and her outlook.
“Starting the Ex-Wives Club was one of the best decisions I ever made, and has brought so many blessings and so many great new friends my way,” Kim shares.
“It’s great to be around women who are there to support and encourage each other, rather than attacking each-other on national TV just so they can sell more spaghetti sauce.”
Well, she may have a point, but you know what – something tells me the more Kim changes the more she stays the same. That’s not to say I wouldn’t watch her new reality show, because I would, and I would love every last second of her crazy drama.
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