39-year-old Bethenny, who is arguably the most popular housewife is the Bravo Housewives history, is also the first Bravo housewife to get her own spin-off.
So what can be expect from Bethenny’s new show? Well according to a press release, the show will feature the Skinny Girl powerhouse as she prepares for two of life’s biggest milestones: a wedding and a baby… simultaneously! Joining Bethenny on her show is her new hubby Jason Hoppy, her assitant Julie Plake, and her dog Cookie. Her Real Housewives of NYC co-stars Alex McCord and Ramona Singer will also be making appearances on the show in future episodes.
But will Jill Zarin be appearing on Bethenny’s show as well? “Jill isn’t in my life,” explains Bethenny. “I really wish her the best of everything. I have released any angst or feelings about that situation. Marriage and motherhood put everything into perspective.”
The show premieres tonight at10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo!
In other Bethenny news, she gave a new interview to Life&Style magazine this week and openly discussed her first marriage to Peter Sussman (pictured above). Who knew she had a first marriage under her belt?
According to Bethenny, she married Peter, whom she describes as her former best friend, back in 1996. “We were best friends for five years, and he always wanted to be more,” she tells the mag.
Bethenny says she eventually gave in to Peter’s advances and dated him for two years before tying the knot with him in front of more than 150 friends and family members at the posh Four Seasons in Los Angeles. Though she felt secure in the marriage, Bethenny admits there was a lack of passion in their relationship.
She adds, “I loved him because of how much he loved me. I got married too young. I didn’t wait for the great love of my life.” Bethenny says she is now content with her new happy ending. “Until you find it, you’re not really sure it’s even possible,” she says. “You don’t know how the story can end.”
All very interesting. While Bethenny is quite funny and entertaining on the Real Housewives of New York City, the question now seems to be can she carry a show on her own? You know without the mean-girl behavior of Jill, the insanity of Kelly, the mood swings of Ramona, or the delusions of grandeur of Countess LuAnn? Guess we’ll be finding out tonight.
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING INTO BETHENNY’S GETTING MARRIED?
“She seems like a stalker that convinced producers to let her on the show. She even admitted she was “obsessed” with Kelly and Max. I got the feeling that Sonja had sex with Max just because she had watched Max and Kelly date last season. Um, gross. Something about her is just too desperate. I don’t know, I haven’t put my finger on it yet…” – April 23, 2010
“You know who I don’t know though? Sonja. I’ve never met her, and she’s newer than me, so she hasn’t said nasty things about me (yet) so I can’t possibly be biased against her, right? I’m just going to watch and judge. (Isn’t that Bravo’s tagline? Watch And Judge?) And here’s what I think: Crazy Old Whore…” – April 16, 2010
“She bragged about how much she loves sex, how much she has sex, how many young guys she has sex with… I’m not buying it. First, let’s look at the facts. She’s not married, so all that screwing around does make her a whore. Secondly, she has a 9-year-old daughter, whom I’m assuming has heard of TV. How very Danielle of her to brag about being a whore on a show that will eventually show her daughter with her…” – April 16, 2010
“Thirdly, she’s too old to be screwing around like that. She’s not even a cougar; she’s like a cougar’s mom. And finally, she was married for 10 years to a guy who was 77 when they got divorced (I had to look him up, it was killing me). Don’t act like you’re all sensual and into sex when you married your grandpa. Bitch…” – April 16, 2010
This was the big story that was supposed to be posted on Saturday but unfortunately, Teresa’s huge bankruptcy news came out the same day. On Friday, Teresa posted her NYC Housewives weekly blog for PEOPLE magazine, but this week was a little different, as Teresa just completely decided to trash Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of NYC.
Teresa first began her blog and sort of sided with Jill, saying Bethenny was too cold and unforgiving. Okay fine, nothing wrong with her honest opinion. Things however took a very ugly turn when Teresa posted the following -
“Bethenny also claimed she wouldn’t play the pregnancy card, but that’s all she’s done in the press all season. I know, I know, you all love Bethenny. And that’s fine. You can love her. You don’t know her. As I make the rounds for my book Skinny Italian — third week in a row on The New York Times Bestseller List! (insert Gia scream here) — I’m meeting all the same reporters, producers and even make-up artists that Bethenny regularly interacts with. And they all have the same thing to say: “She used to be a fun, regular girl, but after she got successful, she became a total bitch.” I know she acts sweet to her fans on Twitter, but as an insider, I’m here to tell you, it’s an act. She is not sweet. She is calculating and cold.”
Whoa there Teresa! Where did that come from? seemed to be the reaction of I and most of the viewers who read that. A lot of the comments posted on Teresa’s blog were negative in defense of Bethenny, causing Teresa to then post the following rants on her twitter -
“She’s in a swimsuit for a mag shoot 3 WEEKS after her baby? I don’t like that b/c I think it puts abnormal pressure on regular woman.”
“Bethenny is not normal. She has a full-time baby nurse. She had a 4 lb baby a month early. Please do not compare yourself to her!”
But how does Teresa know Bethenny has a full-time baby nurse? More importantly why is it of importance to her? And oh yeah, Teresa has since deleted the tweets. Once Bethenny and non-Bethenny fans began to ask Teresa what gives? Teresa first claimed her reason for bashing Bethenny is because Bethenny continues to trash her fellow NYC castmates. I’m guessing those housewives are Jill Zarin and Kelly Bensimon. So evidently Teresa cares about Jill and Kelly so much, to the point of trying to collect dirt from random people to try to use against Bethenny in their defense? Yeah, the fans weren’t buying it either causing Teresa to then change her reason.
Teresa went on to say the reason for her comments were because Bethenny said some mean things about her last year. The mean comments Teresa’s referring to came from Bethenny’s blogs on the first season of the NJ Housewives.
Teresa even went as far as to collect all of Bethenny’s disses against her from last year and post it in a link to her twitter followers. Which includes Bethenny asking if Teresa is “a total moron” as a result of Teresa saying the non existence word – “Cleansi-ness” last season. Other Bethenny insults include calling Teresa stupid, a drunken mess, and classless for the infamous table flipping act.
So according to Teresa (who also bashed Bethenny last year by saying she was “disgusted” by her nude PETA), it was wrong for Bethenny to bash her in her Bravo blogs. So then why did Teresa decide to do the same exact thing, even worse, to Sonja Morgan, who Teresa even admits has never wronged her? And clearly Teresa’s insults to Sonja were much worse than what Bethenny had to say. Teresa called Sonja “desperate,” “a stalker,” a “crazy old whore,” and “a bitch.”
Bethenny’s comments are based on Teresa’s actions on the show, and have been echoed by I and many others who watch the show, while Teresa’s comments in her PEOPLE blog seem to be based on a personal and rather unhealthy vendetta Teresa has against Bethenny, who to my knowledge, has yet to speak a word about Teresa to the press since her blogs. And before I’m accused of choosing sides, I must say I’ve always liked both Teresa and Bethenny. I do however feel that Teresa’s attack on Bethenny was a bit below the belt. It wasn’t a Bethenny is a moron or stupid kind of insult, it was almost like a call to Bethenny’s fans, telling them not to support this woman’s businesses because she is an alleged fraud and a “total bitch,” based on her “insider” information. Plus why is Teresa spending her time trying to get dirt from people who have worked with Bethenny? Surely she has more important things to do with her time, considering she has 4 kids to take care of and a $11 M debt.
By the way, here’s what NYC freelance photographer Sara Jaye Weis had to say about working with Bethenny –
“I beg to differ on Teresa’s take on Bethenny. I am a photographer who has been assigned to shoot Bethenny on several occasions over the years. Bethenny is nice, normal, and accommodating to everyone on set and is a team player. That has not changed. I’ve photographed quite a few divas and not-very-nice celebs who make the day horrible for the entire crew. Bethenny has always been kind and respectful to all. I’ve witnessed Bethenny do some very kind things for people that provide no ‘upside’ for herself. I just feel the need to point out that I, too, as an actual ‘insider’ know a very different Bethenny than the one that Teresa describes.”
I’m still a bit taken back by Teresa’s comments. Perhaps this was a deliberate attempt by Teresa to make headlines knowing the bankruptcy news about her $11 M debt would be coming out the next day. Something about Teresa’s comments was just a tad bit vindictive.
And no, by no means is Bethenny a saint, and I have criticized her in the past for her mean comments towards others. However, I will say she has toned it down a whole lot in the past 8 months or so, perhaps having learned that her words do have the power to hurt others.
As for Bethenny’s reply to Teresa? Well she appeared to take the high road and simply thanked her fans for their support. Of course, the question now is who’s side are you on?
TELL US – WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU ON? TERESA’S OR BETHENNY’S?
While some housewives seasons seemed to linger on too long (think the Real Housewives of Orange County) and some should have just been scrapped all together and replaced with a new cast (think Real Housewives of New Jersey), it seems the third season of the Real Housewives of New York City ended way too soon.
Just like that, the most amazing season ever in Bravo housewives history is over. Last night marked the 14th and final episode of the NYC season. The recap is below.
We saw Jill call Bethenny up last week to ask her out to lunch, thus bringing us to a somewhat awkward lunch meeting between the former BFFs. Seems Jill, who spent the first half of the season trying to rally up the troops her co-stars against Bethenny and failing badly at it, is now ready to make amends. Apparently, becoming BFFs with the Cuntess and a nutjob wasn’t all she thought it would be. Enters Bethenny, and Jill begins to complement the heck out of her. Jill begins to open up, and judging from Bethenny’s facial expressions, it’s pretty obvious Bethenny is O.V.E.R.I.T. Jill calls the demise of their friendship a separation, while Bethenny describes it as a divorce. Interesting choice of words there.
Bethenny makes an excellent point when she says in her interview, “I think that the tides turning on Jill is the reason that we’re sitting here having this conversation.” Bethenny then proceeds to explain to Jill why she’s in the position she is in with some of the housewives. “You create arguments and drama, and pick fights with people and count things, then you have to deal with the residual damage,” says an emotional Bethenny. And the best line of this scene is Jill saying she wants to get toxic people out of her life and then calling Alex a toxic person to which Bethenny asks, “Alex is a toxic person?” before reminding Jill that once upon a time, she also referred to her as a toxic person as well. Lunch is over and Jill asks Bethenny if she would like to get together again. We never get Bethenny’s reply, but judging from her facial expressions, the answer is pretty clear.
Next up, we see the ladies sans BRA, meet up to celebrate LuAnn’s new song, ‘Money Can’t Buy You Class.’ LuAnn finally introduces her very adorable boyfriend, Jacques Azoulay, to the housewives, and I must admit it was cute to see LuAnn act giddy and happy about her new man. According to reports, the two are still together. It was however interesting to hear LuAnn express her disappointment at Bethenny, Ramona and Alex(BRA) not showing up, when she made it a point not to show up for Ramona’s trip. LuAnn proceeds to lip-sync her song and I’m pretty certain her lips weren’t even moving at one point during the performance. And how cute was it when the cameras panned to Jacques, who was shown really grooving to the crappy performance. Ahh! To be in love.
Finally, it’s the day of the renewal and we see Ramona getting ready for her big day. Jill pays Ramona a visit, and tries to mend their toxic friendship. Interesting because Jill mentioned to Bethenny earlier that she did not want toxic people in her life. If her friendship with Ramona isn’t toxic, then I don’t know what is. The frenemies once again make up and I realize that’s all these two do. They hurt each other badly, apologize and make up. On a toxic friendship of 1 – 10, these two are about a 12. They make up once again and we can look forward to 15 more years of this frenemieship.
The guests arrive to the event and we find out Kelly did not RSVP. She however decided to be the “bigger person” again and show up to the event, even bringing gifts! I don’t speak lunatic, but I’m guessing the other time she’s referring to being the “bigger person” was during the St. John trip. Nough said.
Next we see Jill, minutes after just making up with her good friend Ramona, proceed to then bash Ramona’s event to others. Jill complains about not having any h’orderves to munch on. It’s a wonder Jill even eats, you know being that she’s a size 1 and all. We then see the “two teams” sitting on opposite sides of the room and Alex reminds us the ladies are ending the season the same way they started. In the first episode, Alex & Bethenny attended Ramona’s party on the boat/yatch, while LuAnn and Kelly skipped the event in favor of gossiping about it with Jill. Good observation by Alex.
Tonight is the finale and here’s what we can expect. As Ramona prepares for the special day of her wedding renewal, she gets a last minute visit from Jill, who wants to re-hash all that went down during her surprise visit in St. John. And while Bethenny Frankel prepares for her new life by moving downtown with her fiancé Jason, she must face her past when she and Jill finally meet for lunch to discuss their broken friendship. A video preview is below.
We also reported this week that a “source” told Life&Style magazine that Jill and Bethenny are working to mending their friendship. Well according to Ramona, the story is false and Bethenny and Jill “are not friends again.”
As for the anticipated reunion, Ramona reveals it “got hectic” and that “Two people walked off. One person got up and stomped her foot!” And when it comes to Kelly’s mental well being since the her infamous breakdown in St John, Ramona says Kelly “is absolutely not” doing better. “She goes in and out,” says Ramona.
And since we’re on the topic of Kelly Bensimon, who continues to take a downward spiral into crazyville, especially after releasing her home-made anti-bullying PSA video (screen shot above). Must say using an important issue such as bullying to selfishly serve her own agenda is a bit disgusting. Even more disgusting considering this woman was arrested just a year ago for punching her boyfriend in the face. Seems like Kelly knows a lot about bullying.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, the 42-year-old moron mother of two, is now claiming Bravo forced her to go on the St. John trip. “I was asked by Bravo to go, I didn’t want to go,” she told AH on Wednesday. “These women are not for me. Clearly, Ramona does not like me …I went against my will and the minute I got there, it was everything I hate.”
“They’re playing a game. We’re playing two different games. I’m playing basketball and they’re playing hockey,” continued Kelly. “And they want blood.”
In other housewives news, Jill Zarin did a new interview with TV Guide, and she is now blaming Alex McCord for being turned away in St. John. Below are excepts from Jill’s interview -
“I think had Alex not cared whether I stayed or left, I could have gotten past it. But for whatever influence Alex has over Ramona right now worked… Alex wants to make herself more important on the show, and I totally respect that. And this was her way of doing it. This was her way of creating a place for herself to stay on the show. Without the drama of what she’s been doing, she really doesn’t have a place on the show. In the finale, you’ll see there’s a moment with Alex where she wants to talk to me. I just remove myself from it. I have nothing against her, I’m just not going to give her another shot at me since her history with me is to attack me unprovoked. I’ve done nothing to her. In the first two seasons I was the only one who supported her, and now all of a sudden she found this voice and wants to attack me.”
So according to delusional Jill, Alex is controlling Ramona, and that was the reason she got kicked off crazy Island. Delusional Jill also can’t fathom why Alex could possibly dislike her, despite the fact that she has spent the past two seasons of the show constantly taking digs at Alex and her family.
The preview clip of Bethenny and Jill’s meet up is below –
TELL US- WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF THE NYC HOUSEWIVES?
This third season of Real Housewives of New York City is proving to be the hottest ever! And just how hot you might ask? Well the NYC Housewives are gracing this week’s cover of UsWeekly magazine as you can see above. Apparently crazy drama sells!
The ladies are talking and victimJill Zarin, 46, tells the mag she still has yet to get over the chilly reception she received when she decided to surprise Ramona Singer, Alex McCord and Bethenny Frankel on vacation in St. John.
Jill apparently cried so much, to the point that she doesn’t even recall how many days she cried for. “It was such a Mean Girls moment that I literally cried for like two or three days,” she tellsUs. “They didn’t offer me a glass of water or a bathroom! We had just traveled nine hours, and they knew it. I had to pee! You have no idea what a schlep it was. Schlep doesn’t even describe it!”
Jill revealed on the show that she flew via a private jet. Apparently her private jet did not have bathrooms. And in case you’re wondering, the plane ride from New York to St. Thomas is 3.5 hours. Visitors then take a boat ride or ferry ride to reach St. John. The boat ride is 45 minutes, and the ferry is 25. For some reason the trip took Jill nine hours, and for some reason, she couldn’t pee on her private jet or at the St. Thomas airport. And surely Ramona and the other ladies would have said no had she asked to use the restroom. “It was the most hurtful thing that’s ever happened to me,” says Jill. Ah that crafty Jill! Trying to manipulate viewers and readers into giving her sympathy. You gotta love her, she just doesn’t quit!
As for Ramona‘s response to Jill’s teary story? She tweeted yesterday, “Crocodile tears.”
Regarding the new UsWeekly cover., Kelly also tweeted this morning, “The usweekly cover and story is amazing! Love you usweekly.”
In other NYC news, the ladies are making so many headlines these days that it’s almost hard to keep with them, Bethenny Frankel did a new interview with Access Hollywood.
Bethenny, who has a new reality show – Bethenny’s Getting Married? – reveals she might be ready to leave the NYC Housewives show after this roller coaster third season. “I tend to think it might be the end,” Bethenny recently toldAccess’ Billy Bush. “I just feel like it might be the end of the party and I don’t like to be at a party too long. Money wouldn’t be able to make up for a mistake like staying on a show too long. That wouldn’t be good. And I don’t know if it would be smart to stay on. And I don’t know if I want to stay on.”
Translation: “I’m waiting to see how well my reality show does. If it does well, I’m hightailing the Housewives asylum! And if not, I’ll be back for another season of insanity.”
And as for the reunion? “There were crazy outbursts. It was a great, great reunion,” Bethenny explained. “[But,] I wanted to get home to the baby. And I just had given birth two weeks ago and I just felt like I was in a really different place. And a lot of this didn’t feel all that important to me at that point.”
Bethenny also revealed she plans to try for baby number two. “I’ll probably have two, probably,” she told Billy. “There’s probably, I would say, a 73 percent chance I’ll have another baby and it will be with in the next two years.”
Also in the new UsWeekly issue, Bethenny poses in a size 4 swimsuit just 3 weeks after having her baby. Bethenny, who is said to be 122 pounds reveals she’s already lost 29 of the 35 pounds she gained while pregnant. The 38-year-old, who underwent a c-section, also shares that she still manages to do easy exercises while still healing. The swimsuit photo of Bethenny is below.
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According to a new article by Life&Style, that might be the case with the Real Housewives of New York City stars. An insider at the reunion taping (whom shall be referred to as Susan Saunders, you’ll read why later) gave some reunion show spoilers to the magazine.
Jill The source tells LIfe&Style that Bethenny and Jill came face-to-face for the first time in nine months when thereunion special was taped last Wednesday on May 26.
“Jill extended an olive branch to Bethenny,” says the insider who watched was part of the taping. “Jill seemed very humble and apologized. And she was emotional — of course there were lots of tears. It was a huge turning point for them. Where the relationship goes from here, who knows?”
And as for the fireworks that took place during the reunion? “It was very dramatic,” continues the insider “Kelly was attacked again, Alex was out of control, and Ramona flipped out!”
Now if it wasn’t obvious enough who this “insider” is, the bolded comment should make it pretty obvious that it’s none other than good ol Jill. Something about this entire article has Jill’s little grubby fingerprints all over it. It seems Jill did find a hobby after all – leaking stories to the press that is.
In other news, Bethenny continues to show off her freakish post baby body. The 39-year-old new mom was photographed walking the streets on NYC this weekend looking pretty great. Those photos are below. The NYPost also published a story this weekend claiming Bethenny wanted $100, 000 for her baby pictures, but ultimately gave them to PEOPLE for free when she couldn’t get buyers. Bethenny however denies this in Bethenny fashion telling PageSix, “Actually, it was $100 million.”
My thoughts on Jill & Bethenny - Last season, both Jill and Bethenny started to turn me off with their mean girl behavior. However during the reunion, Bethenny seemed to back off the mean girl act a bit, while Jill continued to be over the top nasty to Kelly, Alex, Ramona and even LuAnn. That pretty much completely turned me off Jill. However when this season started and the Jill & Bethenny feud was making headlines, I thought they were both at fault. I honestly understood why Jill might not want to be friends with Bethenny again and vice versa . I didn’t and still don’t believe Bethenny was a saint in the fued at all.
But I think what turned me off and a lot of fans as well, was Jill’s mean girl behavior in turning Bethenny away. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Jill having a seat down or phone conversation with Bethenny and letting her know she no longer wanted to be friends. The way she went about it was what did her in. The putting Bethenny on speaker phone while crackling with LuAnn in the background was just wrong. I don’t think Bethenny should let Jill back in her life. I think they could be polite acquaintances, but I don’t believe Jill’s reasons for wanting to befriend Bethenny again is sincere at all. Leaking this article to the media is a good example of this. Jill is simply more concerned about her public image at this point. I also think too much has been done and said by both parties. I don’t believe this is a friendship that can be repaired. I would however love to know what you all think.
TELL US: SHOULD BETHENNY LET JILL BACK IN HER LIFE? CAN THEIR FRIENDSHIP BE SALVAGED?
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Ever since the infamous meltdown of Kelly Bensimon (pictured above on May 29th) on the Real Housewives of New York City, all of the housewives on the trip with her have all echoed the same sentiments, which is that her meltdown or “nervous breakthrough” was much worse than what was actually shown on TV.
We also blogged a week ago that we would secretly love to see the unedited footage of Kelly from the St. John trip, well we don’t have the video footage, but we do have the next best thing – a new article from UsWeekly magazine which gives us more details on what happened with Kelly.
1) According to UsWeekly, the real hysterics happened later that night, and wasn’t taped or televised. Sonja Morgan tells the mag, “I took Kelly’s hand and said, ‘Do you think this is normal? I tried to calm her.”
2) The “fight” continued off camera with a screaming match between Kelly and Bethenny. There was a lot of name calling, with “bitch” being the epithet of choice, until Kelly finally fled to her room at 11:30 pm.
3) The other housewives stuck together and rehashed the events until about 3 am.
4) The producers on the other hand had to calm Kelly. “She was on her bed, rocking back and forth,” says a show source. “She kept saying she thought Bethenny was going to kill her. It went on for hours!”
5) The producers, who decided Kelly wasn’t in the mind-set to film, decided to send her home. They booked her an 8 am flight home to NYC.
6) “No one thought she was stable,” says the source. Another insider suggests her outbursts were a result of mixing Valium with alcohol, but a source close to Kelly denies the claim to UsWeekly.
And there you have it folks. While Kelly’s behavior on the show is alarming, her behavior off the show is what continues to do her in. First she accused Bethenny of exploiting her father’s death for ratings during a night of posting nonsensical rants on her twitter page, and now she has decided to start an anti bullying campaign because her behavior on the show was a result of “systematic bullying.”
Here’s what Kelly wrote in her blog after the airing of the last episode -
“Stop systematic bullying! Tell a teacher, friend, or adult. Everyone deserves to be loved. Four against one is never OK.”
It however doesn’t end there. Kelly, who appeared to be flattered by being on the cover of UsWeekly, tweeted the following a few days ago, after the issue came out -
Perhaps Kelly should have taken the time to read the cover and the story before tweeting. But then again, she probably did read the story and delusion-ally thought it was a flattering piece.
Another issue with Kelly’s behavior on and off the show is her kids. Kelly has two daughters (Sea, 12, and Teddy, 9). If she really does have a mental problem, should her ex, Gilles Bensimon, be worried? Should he be stepping in? Kelly was also arrested for physically assaulting her ex-boyfriend last year.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KELLY’S BEHAVIOR ON AND OFF THE SHOW? SHOULD HER EX BE WORRIED?
Now on to this week’s recap. It’s the night after the storm, and we find out Kelly has departed early after her “nervous breakthrough.” The ladies seem both tired and very relieved that Hurricane Kelly has passed through. Ramona shares that one of Kelly’s personalities Kelly left her a sweet note.
What we didn’t see on TV was that the night before (the same night Kelly went bat sh*t crazy that is) Ramona placed a call to Jill letting her know what had happened with Kelly, and asked Jill, who she believed was good friends with Kelly, to try to meet Kelly at the airport in NYC and be there for her. Bethenny also reveals in her Bravo blog that she talked to Jill that night out of concern for Kelly. According to both Bethenny and Ramona, Jill showed very little concern for Kelly. Apparently she was more preoccupied with making her own dramatic surprise entrance. Here’s what Bethenny wrote in her blog about Jill last week -
“Jill came to St. John because she wanted a grand entrance and to ensure that she wasn’t absent in three episodes. Her excuse that she came to see me was laughable. St. John is very difficult to get to and I literally lived a block away from her. Stopping by my building would have been infinitely easier. You all know the real story there.”
Ramona also chimes in this week that Jill literally lives minutes away from Bethenny, so we can scratch out wanting to make up with Bethenny from Jill’s reasons for showing up unannounced. And how interesting is it that Jill has said on more than one occasion that her reason for not wanting to make up with Bethenny was because she did not want to do it on camera. Guess she forgot the camera crews tagged along to St. Johns. Plus didn’t Jill also proclaim in an earlier episode, when Ramona tried to set up a meeting between she and Bethenny, that she hated being ambushed? So why ambush Bethenny and Alex on their trip? Hmm, things that make you wonder.
Back to the episode. The ladies are getting manis and pedis and Jill shows up. “Hiiiiiiiii,” says Jill, doing her best Kelly impersonation. The ladies are not happy and can’t even hide their displeasure at Jill’s arrival. We have some very awkward silences and a shaky Alex. I must say, I thought Alex’s and the other housewives’ reaction was a bit dramatic, but then again, you have to put it all into context. They are still recovering from Hurricane Kelly, and according to all the ladies on the trip, what we saw on TV was a very tame edited version of what really took place with Kelly. Still, must say I was a bit surprised they actually kicked Jill out. I really did not expect them to completely shut her down.
Jill is hurt, and even accuses Ramona of choosing Alex over her. Jill tweeted last night, “I could never describe what it felt like. Ramona did not even offer us a glass of water or bathroom after 9 hours to get there. My intentions were for peace. In hindsight I should not have gone.” Ramona gives us a great quote about Jill, “Sometimes she’s not based in reality. I think she’s been hanging out with Kelly too much.” I think Ramona might be onto something.
Jill leaves, and TEAM BRAS (Team Bethenny, Ramona, Alex & Sonja) continue their relaxing vacation. Got the Team BRAS acronym from Simon’s twitter, and yes I’m aware it’s quite corny. But back to the housewives, according to Ramona, the camera interviews from this episode were done a few weeks into the airing of this season. Keep that in mind when you later hear Jill’s comments about wanting to mend her friendship with Bethenny.
Alex and Sonja plan a surprise bridal shower for Bethenny and Ramona. The ladies spring out some sex toys and we find out Ramona and Alex are a bit shy when it comes to the sex toy topic.
Jill, Lulu, and Jennifer decide to meet up with Kelly to discuss the events that took place in St. Johns. I noticed something during this scene, LuAnn seemed very knowledgeable on what really happened during the trip. My guess is Jill filled her in, considering Ramona and Bethenny both acknowledged calling Jill about the events out of concern for Kelly. Hurricane Kelly arrives and begans to tell her own distorted version of the events that took place.