Though she and the other NY housewives found out about Bethenny’s pregnancy through the press, she says she wishes Bethenny nothing but good wishes.
“She’ll be a good mom,” Ramona, 52, told US at the Animal Fair magazine Halloween Pet Costume party in New York City. ” I think it will teach her about being more giving, more loving, and about opening up her heart.” Leave it to Ramona to give someone a nice backhanded well wish.
Ramona believes Bethenny and her fiance, Jason Hoppy, who works in real estate, will make great parents and have a lasting marriage.
“[Bethenny and Jason] remind me a little bit of my husband, Mario, and I because I’m very independent, I speak my mind, I have my good sides and bad sides,” Ramona says. “My husband just loves me for me and gets amused by everything about me. I think the same thing [is true] with Jason and Bethenny. Jason’s lovely.”
The Real Housewives of New York Citystar had hoped to wait until she was further along to break the news, but a Monday report by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, has forced Bethenny, 38, to admit she is 2 months pregnant.
“It’s premature to be telling people this,” she tells PEOPLE while fighting back tears. Bethenny had hoped to keep her pregnancy a secret a bit longer and is not too pleased that her fiance Jason Hoppy‘s parents had to find out about it through the media.
“It’s not like, ‘Did I Get Botox?’ It’s not the way I wanted it to get out,” she says. “I haven’t even gone through my first trimester. We haven’t even heard the heartbeat. My [fiancé's] parents didn’t even know.”
She and Jason are however “both so excited,” says Bethenny. Still, she adds that because the pregnancy is early and due to her age, “I am praying everything is okay but I don’t know that yet.”
And since this is Bethenny, she had to add a little humor to the situation. “I got to be honest, we are both feeling kind of proud of ourselves. We are both 38 and we were like, ‘Listen, your fish can swim and I am fertile.’ So that’s exciting.”
Bethenny says she and Jason plan on tying the knot before the baby arrives.
Congrats to Bethenny. She looks rather happy lately. I do feel bad that she is forced to confirm her 2 months pregnancy due to the media, which includes us. Our blog is however a bit different because we don’t break the news, we simply report on what is out there. Unfortunately once Perez Hilton, whose blog reaches millions a day, broke the story, it was already out there and we sort of have to report about it. Not sure if Perez knew she was only 2 months along, highly doubt it would have changed his perspective on breaking the story though.
Tell Us – Did Perez Hilton/The Media Go Too Far In Breaking the News of Bethenny’s Early Pregnancy?
The Real Housewives franchise has been a major hit for the Bravo network, as NBC Universal announced this week that it will begin airing the “Real Housewives” series five days a week in syndication beginning fall 2010.
Reruns of the series is expected to air weekdays on on NBC-owned stations. This is good news for Bravo, but no so much for the housewives as there have been several reports claiming the ladies will not be receiving a dime from the syndication profits.
The reason being because the ladies are on a reality show, and are not considered actors or SAG members. Therefore, they are not entitled to syndication checks. They only get paid while taping. The Atlanta housewives allegedly got paid $100,000 each for their 2nd season.
As expected, the ladies are not happy with this news and some allegedly would like to sue. Nene One of the ladies from the Atlanta franchise gave the following quote to Atlanta blogger FreddyO -
“This is some bull shit, we’ve been fighting their as* for the longest to keep the show from going to syndication without us making a dime … Damn, we not getting a dime and they making all the money… WOW … They can play the show forever and we will never get a check that aint right”
Something about this seems rather unfair, but then again the ladies signed the contracts.
Tell Us: Do You Think The Ladies Deserve A Cut Of The Syndication Profits? Should They Sue?
Preliminary autopsy results of the Real Housewives of Atlanta’sAshley “A.J.” Jewell are in, and it includes a surprise finding.
E! News is reporting that Dr. Kelly Rose of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s believes Kandi Burruss‘ ex-fiancé may have suffered from the sickle-cell anemia blood disorder, which may have contributed to his death during a fight outside an Atlanta strip club.
“Preliminary results are suggestive of [sickle-cell],” said Rose. AJ sustained a severe blow to the head in the Oct. 2 brawl that took his life at the Body Tap Club. He was allegedly a co-owner of the strip club.
The sickle-cell anemia disorder affects red blood cells, and may have restricted AJ’s body’s oxygen supply and exacerbated his injuries. Rose believes “The altercation played a role in that [his death], and his underlying disease process contributed to his overall demise.”
A final report that will state his official cause of death is expected in the near future. Frederick Richardson, a club employee, was charged with voluntary manslaughter and is currently being held in an Atlanta jail without bond.