Sonja Morgan has a lot to get off her chest regarding last week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York. In her blog, she shares her thoughts on former bestie Ramona Singer, new BFF Tinsley Mortimer and so much more, including some yacht talk and a few reality checks for Luann D’Agostino.
Sonja is happy to have newcomer Tinsley around. “Tinsley is such a shot in the arm for me and is refreshing. I need that kind of energy around me now that I’m in an empty nest. I’ve lost a lot of positive and motivating energy in the house without my daughter living at home anymore.”
On Luann D’Agostino, “All I said is no man would come between Luann and I. Never has. Whether she walked down the aisle or not, I’d be there for her. I’m not living in the past, she is, because those were old interviews back when the Regency Hotel incident went down, and it sounds like the Meddler is involved here.”
Sonja continued on her Bravo blog, “Jealous? Remember, Tom was my secret lover that I let no one know about for 10 years. I was sad to lose a best friend and dinner date and seemingly losing Luann. That’s what made me even sadder. Also on a personal note, just sad to still be alone and not ready for marriage. I’m just worried for Luann and hoping that they are both ready for marriage. This marriage. I’m going to speak my mind because I’m a real friend.”
Ramona has been a less than supportive friend to Sonja, she claims. “Carole and Bethenny tried to say something nice about my state of being and Ramona cuts them off and stirs the pot about Tinsley. After the fiasco that went down last year with Ramona saying that she’s newly single and is worried about her reputation and being friends with me, this was her opportunity to fess up and say I’m doing terrific and that she exaggerated about me. Now that she’s been single and out there for a while, she can certainly understand what it feels like. No? Her talks with the construction Mario seem to indicate that. And the hickey? Here we go.”
She snarks, “Ramona discussing Tinsley’s past says she “kind of Googled it.” That’s like saying you’re kind of pregnant. LMAO!”
Sonja takes issue with Bethenny‘s use of “roommate” to describe Tinsley living at her home. She blogs that she’s happy to share her huge home, “Bethenny saying Tinsley is my roommate is like back to school. Living at my place is certainly not like living in a dormitory. I’m sorry, it’s almost embarrassing and decadent one person living in this big house. I’m happy to share my good fortune, and besides, Tinsley needs a fresh start and arm around her. Frankly, Ms. Frankel, I was advised to hold on to my house as an investment for the moment, and real estate is a solid investment in 10065. Forbes stated best in the world. That’s re: your comment ‘get rid of the house.’ I only make money if I sell and buy more expensive. Which I can’t. I know you want me to be lighter emotionally. I get it. I do! I want to be. Soon. Soon enough.”
On Tinsley‘s list for her future man, Sonja agrees that lists are great, but don’t always work out like you plan. “Lists are important. I married a great guy who was perfect for me. And I won’t be marrying the same guy next time. My list is different now, even though I have the same values. That’s why I get Tinsley. We are like sisters. She’s not perfect, and I’m not either, but we will always be there for each other.”
Sonja is NOT looking for a husband. “Carole says she wouldn’t go to me for advice on husbands, but I haven’t been in the market for a husband these last 11 years. The record shows I had a young 5-year-old daughter living at home, was starting over and had new businesses. Not looking to be saved by a man. Or marriage. I’ve only thought about settling down for the next part of my life very, very recently. I am a lady who had a plan and followed through, yet enjoyed myself along the way, even if it meant dating young guys and getting sh–faced with my gay boyfriends. Sinatra said, “Whatever gets you through the night.” Dreams come through with a plan.”
On Ramona Singer‘s crap ass memory, “The Mad Hatter party idea came up because Gigi, my next-door neighbor, kindly offered to help me. Ramona has met my sister a thousand times, and she’s met Gigi before. Typical of Ramona not to remember. Never remembers anyone!” And Sonja also calls her rude for thinking that Gigi was doing her laundry there and also for forgetting that her dog Millou died – when Ramona attended the funeral!
She continues venting her frustrations over her former BFF, “Ramona disinvited me just as Dorinda did. Never stands up for me. Gurrrl don’t have Dorinda! You already invited me. You are friend jumping me. I’m allergic to that behavior. It can be flavor of the week, month, or year. Whatever. Don’t do it. Luann says she knows Dorinda for 10 years. There are people you KNOW and people you are close friends with. Remember who was there for you first and don’t take that for granted. Make new friends. That’s great, but I’m just sayin’.”
On why she reached out to Tinsley and understands what she’s been through, “Tinsley knows the talk is out there. She’s right to hit it head on and move on. That’s why I reached out to her when I saw the headlines. I know what it means to have a last name like Morgan or Mortimer and to have great respect for the family that you were married to and all that they represent, but then to have the negative press attached to yourself personally. It’s blindsiding and traumatic after living in discretion.”
She continues, “With my divorce, movie lawsuit and subsequent Chapter 11 reorganization, I was temporarily paralyzed. On one hand you’re so proud of the family that you were married to and you will always be family, but on the other hand as an individual you have to go on and take care of yourself independently. However, you’re right smack in the middle of the pop culture wave and the huge cocktail party that goes with it. It’s a very fine line to walk and not crash and burn. I just went through 11 years of rebuilding and rebranding with my daughter by my side, and it can be very isolating. I could feel for Tinsley when I read about her relationship going sour publicly in Palm Beach. I live in a fishbowl, too. It’s just behind closed doors.”
She has some more shade for Mrs. D’Agostino, “Luann, I missed out on the yacht? Tom doesn’t have a yacht. You borrowed it from a girlfriend who charters it out. Let YOU use it for exposure to your friends. You say I’m jealous of you and Tom? I kept Tom on the down low for a reason. I was looking to get married to Tom. He was my good friend. I love Tom as a friend. And he was a lover. I very much want to keep you both as friends. I don’t burn bridges.”
Sonja signs off by thanking viewers for their support and shares, “Tune in next week. We are just getting started.”
Tonight is an all new episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. “The ladies head to the Hamptons for a weekend of fun and an early birthday dinner at Ramona’s. Carole is staying at Bethenny’s and the only thing she can talk about is the election. Splitting her weekend between Luann’s and Ramona’s homes, Dorinda prepares to see Sonja for the first time since learning about the gossip she has been spreading about her for months . Ramona takes the wrong approach with Bethenny when asking about her film role from 20 years ago.”
TELL US – IS RAMONA BEING A SHADY SHIT-STIRRER? OR IS SHE A GOOD FRIEND TO HAVE AROUND?
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