I was worried that Ramona Singer's divorce from husband Mariowas going to put a kink in Turtle Time, but that doesn't appear to be the case. In fact, the Real Housewives of New York star doesn't seem the least bit phased by her situation. Perhaps Pinot really is a cure-all…at least that's what I'll tell myself!
The couple had been married for twenty-five years when Ramona filed for divorce after learning that Mario had allegedly gotten his mistress pregnant and paid for her to get an abortion. Ramona recently joined former RHONY co-star Bethenny Frankel on Bethenny's talk show to discuss how she's coping.
Four select ladies from various Real Housewives franchises banded together to film a bit for the upcoming Bravo Upfronts. The Upfronts is when Bravo dangles its most popular shows to hype the upcoming seasons. Not being seen at the Upfronts probably means you won't be seen on TV. Unless of course you're select members of Real Housewives of New York. Case in point: Sonja Morgan.
During last year's Upfronts Sonja was in a contract dispute with the network and was a no show – mainly because she was rumored to be uninvited!
Another drawback to the need for prosthetics is the cost! Aviva, who is very involved in charities to provide prosthetics to those in need, reveals that she's spent over $1 million dollars on her own artificial limbs over the years. Yikes! Good thing Daddy Sleaziest is rich.
Ramona confirms she is moving forward and on the road to rebuilding her life after 25-years of marriage. “Things are what they are… life has a lot of hurdles and bumps. The good news is I feel good about me, myself, and I and who knows where my path will take me.” I think there's probably another skin care line in there somewhere. Ramona Singer Renaissance?
"I think that Carole’s book is more of a beach read, whereas I think my book can really touch everybody," Aviva shades. "It’s not just for Housewives viewers. I think it can touch everybody because it shows by various examples how you can get through life’s trials and tribulations. Everyone’s touched by anxiety, health issues, addiction, divorce, and marriage – whether it’s your own relationships, your parents’, or whoever else’s – everyone gets touched by these things and I touch on all of them."
Ramona and Mario were spotted getting cozy on a bowling date this week. "The two requested a private area where they could spend time alone away from staff and other guests," a witness dishes to Us Weekly. "The two were joking around and being affectionate." Oh yeah – nothing says sexy like the sound of the re-set machine and the glow of the well-worn disco lights. Or the smell of Lysoled bowling shoes. HOTT.
In just a few short weeks, that special brand of crazy known as Real Housewives of New York will be returning, and with it will come Carole Radziwill for her sophomore season. While Carole tends to shy away from the drama (until she gets in her confessional, that is), I'm sure we'll see more spark from her now that she's learned how her co-stars operate.
Not only do we have the show's premiere to look forward to, Carole has just published a new novel titled The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating. She's happily promoting both the book and the show which means she's clearly got the "housewives' gene"!