Real Housewives of New York

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Usually the mention of a Real Housewives vacation incites thoughts of grown women fighting over which room they get to sleep in at a mansion, explosive arguments at group dinners, or even a wild turn up. In all honesty, these trips seem more exhausting than relaxing, so it is no surprise that the Housewives seem to be a million times more relaxed when they take vacations in their real lives away from the cast.

Most of the Real Housewives escaped from real life to enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend with their friends and families.

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Unlike a lot of the other shows in the Real Housewives franchise, the Real Housewives of New York ladies actually do seem to have a bond when the cameras aren’t rolling. Most of them have even known each other for decades, so they would probably hanging out (and arguing) even if they weren’t on this show.

Dorinda Medley, Ramona Singer, Jill Zarin, and Jill’s daughter Ally Shapiro all went to the US Open to watch the tennis matches and socialize, of course.

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If it wasn’t for Dorinda Medley (and those three Mexico episodes) the last Real Housewives of New York season would have been a complete snooze fest. She blessed us all with some iconic one-liners and some on point commentary about the other ladies. So many Housewives brag that they “tell it like it is” to a point where it is almost laughable, but Dorinda truly does.

Dorinda has found a way to be on good terms with everyone in the cast (without being boring) so of course she has the scoop and opinion on just about everything that’s going on and that includes their love lives.

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After a whole season of fighting with Ramona Singer, Bethenny Frankel more than deserves a vacation and some time away from her Real Housewives of New York costars. Bethenny escaped the US all together to live it up, relax, and eat her way through Ibiza, Spain.

Even though Bethenny has never had a problem “telling it like it is” when it comes to her RHONY costars, but she is very private when it comes to her own personal life. So there’s no word on whether she took a solo trip or if she was accompanied by her daughter Bryn Hoppy or her on-again boyfriend Dennis Shields, but she did share a bunch of photos from her vacation.

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Say what you will about Bethenny Frankel, but she knows how to get sh*t done. The Real Housewives Of New York star has sprung into action since the devastation of Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and its surrounding areas, rallying business, volunteers, and donations through her organization, B Strong.

So far, Bethenny’s efforts – largely spread through social media outreach – have recruited two hundred volunteers, $80k in donations, and thousands of supplies for disaster relief to those affected by the tragedy. Bethenny has also pledged, herself, to travel to Houston to aid in distribution of gift cards and organize outreach. Her fundraising efforts are geared toward women and families in crisis.

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. For Ramona Singer, season nine of The Real Housewives Of New York was surely the most dramatic of times. Now that she’s had a chance to reflect on the season, the three-part reunion, and viewer feedback, Ramona says she sees it all in a new light. And she opens up about the personal turmoil her divorce from Mario Singer threw her into, which affected her in ways we might not have seen.

Ramona’s latest blog is about as introspective as I’ve ever seen her, which is interesting. Is she feeling humbled by watching herself on TV, or is she in damage control? Either way, she opens up about her feelings on the season and what contributed to her actions. “To say I had a difficult season on RHONY is an understatement,” she begins. “As I watched back over the past few months, seeing myself has given me the opportunity to reflect and face the truth. The bottom line is, I behaved poorly.”

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It really shouldn’t be a headline that Tom D’Agostino is seeing a few women since he was doing this before he dated Luann de Lesseps and while he was still with her, but apparently Tom is back on the market (not that he was ever truly off). Hopefully he is staying away from Real Housewives of New York cast members this time.

Not only is Tom back on the prowl, but there are also rumors that he’s been hanging with Missy Tool again- his former flame that Ramona Singer insisted on inviting to every event possible this past season.

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I am shedding a single Lisa Rinna blue bunny tear over this season of The Real Housewives Of New York coming to an end. Thank god we have Luann de Lesseps‘ one-on-one special with Andy Cohen coming up next week to extend our stay in crazytown just a while longer! Until then, let’s relive last night’s final installment of the 3-part reunion, in which Sonja Morgan and Tinsley Mortimer decide whether Tinsley needs a life coach, Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer face off for round 742 of “I AM HAPPY! I AM KIND!” and Dorinda Medley tries to recall all of the things she did while in a blackout this year.

The night starts out with lots of sex. Well, at least talking about it – which these ladies love to do. Tape rolls on the innuendos, accusations, and droll dinner conversation that uncovered more than we want to know about everyone’s sexcapades. Andy wonders if this is the most oversexed or undersexed group he’s ever seen? While some regret their words, like Tinsley, who admitted she went too far in discussing her sex life with ex-husband, Topper, Sonja doesn’t regret a thing. But does Sonja like the back door more than the front door? She opens any door! As long as it’s not Tinsley’s hat delivery guy on the other side of it.