You know you've made it big in the reality television world when we're still talking about you long after you got the boot from your Bravo gig…or in one lady's case when her whole city's series got the ax.
In a statement to the Washington Post, Stacie confirms the split. “We remain friends,” said Stacie, adding she and Jason are “committed to our family and focused on our children.”
Stacie, 44, and Jason, 42 had been married for over 14 years. Stacie, a real estate agent, was a fan favorite on the now canceled Real Housewives of DC, as she always managed to remain level headed amidst all the drama.
Stacie’s storyline on the show also included her quest to track down her biological father. Her husband Jason was in fact responsible for helping her find her biological dad in Nigeria. The two visited the country last year showing no signs of marital troubles.
Discussing why D.C. may have been canceled, Stacie quickly dispels the myth that poor ratings led to the show’s demise (although most fans found it boring) and believes it was the Salahi scheme that caused the cancellation.
“People tried to say it was poor ratings. We had some of the highest ratings for all of the shows,” Stacie protests. “We had a character that did something that’s never been done before on national television,” she says alluding to ultimate grifters, Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashing the White House. As for Stacie’s opinion of the Salahis: “Both of them are nuts!”
She does feel that Michaele is the better of the two (if you can imagine) and corroborates accounts that Tareq was a very negative influence in her life. “I did get to see a side of [Michaele] that made me sympathetic toward her,” Stacie admits. “I think the relationship between her and Tareq was not positive in any way, shape or form. So if running off with a rocker is gonna make her happy… then great for her.”
As for Stacie’s life post-television – she’s doing great – and has maintained her friendship with out-spoken Brit,Cat Ommanney! “Life is good! I’m really, really busy on a couple fronts, besides just the normal family stuff,” she says, referring to her thriving real estate business and her charity, Extra-Ordinary Life.
She also reveals she still keeps in touch with her biological father whom she met in Nigeria and plans to visit again soon.
And as for Stacie’s desire to return to the spotlight: “I mean, never say never… but for me it’s all about the image. If it was a quality show, yeah.” So, I’m guessing that rules out anything on Bravo!
Thoughts on Stacie’s comments about why RHODC was canceled? What do you think about her comments that Tareq was bad for Michaele – do you agree or disagree? Would you watch Stacie on a different reality show?
On the 4th episode this season titled “Ramona’d,” Ramona gripes when her Pinot Grigio wine isn’t made available at Cindy’s birthday party. Meanwhile, a betrayal results when Sonja confides in Cindy that she plans to negotiate a meeting between Ramona and Kelly, and LuAnn throws a cocktail party for the wives in the Hamptons.
The episode airs at 10/9c and a preview clip is below.
Watch What Happens Live – Andy Cohen will host a special “Watch What Happens Live: Royal Wedding Spectacular” tonight in true Bravo style with guests Countess LuAnn De Lesseps and Cat Ommanneyfrom the now canceled Real Housewives of D.C. If you recall, Cat famously made out with Prince Harry a few years ago and sold told her story to a UK tabloid.
Moving right along to Sonja Morgan who tells the HollywoodLife that being on the NYC Housewives is “emotionally exhausting.”
Sonja, who’s popularity has taken a hit this season following what some are calling overblown-egoritis, admits she has a hard time watching the episodes in advance (Bravo delivers each week’s episode to the stars of the show about a week in advance so that they know what’s coming). “I get too nervous to watch, so I put it off,” says Sonja, adding that she watches the episodes along with the rest of us.
Another tough part of doing the show for Sonja is having to relive the bad experiences, for example her fight with friend and costar Alex McCord. “It’s very hard because these incidences, they happen months ago and then they’re over in a matter of hours,” says Sonja. “But we relive it every time the show airs.”
Sonja also states that the show producers “take hours of film and then they take the most dramatic and highlight it. So that’s TV drama!” As for Sonja and Alex, the two seem to be in a better place today as they are still friends, and have both decided to put the march madness drama behind them.
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While is it now common knowledge that Cat had a steamy make out session with Prince Harry while she was still living in the UK, and we know of this because Cat sold the story to a UK tabloid, RadarOnline is now revealing the juicy details of Cat’s tryst with the Prince. The source of the story is Cat’s former nanny who also accuses Cat of being an absentee mom to her daughters and making racial slurs.
The nanny Monica Herrero states that the 2006 make out session between Cat, 39, and Prince Harry, 26, was way more than just a kiss, as she claims the two actually enjoyed a series of steamy rendezvous. Monica says she babysat Cat’s two daughters while she romped around with the the Prince who is 13 years her junior.
“Although she was my boss, when she was really happy she would share things with me, like what happened with Prince Harry,” Monica tells Radar in an exclusive interview. “She would show me messages that he sent her, and she said that he wanted to take her hand and travel around the world.”
Monica reveals she was 20-years-old when she acted as a nanny for Cat and her two daughters, Ruby and Jade, in 2007, while they lived in the UK. “While I was living with Catherine a car with a chauffeur came for her twice,” said Monica. “Her daughters would tell me, ‘This is the car that Prince Harry sends for mummy.'”
Monica also reveals that though Catherine was divorced and had a boyfriend at the time, she would constantly flirt and make out with other men. “Catherine told me that one time that she kissed Prince Harry in a bathroom,” Monica said. “She told me she met him because she was doing interior design for him, even though I never saw her doing any work.”
And in a separate interview with RadarOnline, Monica reveals that Cat was an absent mother who made racial slurs. “I worked seven days a week because Cathy slept in the mornings and went out partying in the nights,” Monica states. “She had a very disorganized life, like a teenager. I felt like a mum and that Cathy was my daughter.”
According to Monica, Cat was more concerned about traveling the world and was very cold to her daughters. “Sometimes the girls wouldn’t see their mother for a whole week and they live in the same house!” Monica said.
And finally, Monica claims she witnessed Cat make some racial slurs. “While we were shopping she often spoke about the big a**es of black people and spoke bad about the black and Asian people,” said Monica.
Catherine is however denying Monica’s claims, stating her tryst with Prince Harry was only for a night of making out (the same thing she told the UK tabloid). As for the other serious allegations, Cat stated – “The recent allegations by an old au pair are all lies. I fired Monica Herrero because she was totally untrustworthy and irresponsible. She completely trashed our house when the girls and I were away for the weekend and ran up a $800 phone bill!”
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Salahism – (n) 1. a condition of, or pertaining to total self-centeredness; 2. A mental state; characterized by absolute pre-occupation with oneself and/or self-interests. See also: narcissism.
With that out of the way, the Real Housewives of DCreunion part 2 starts out with the worse half of the gruesome twosome coming on to the stage.
Tareq immediately takes on his victim plight, stating that he is disappointed in the others for not believing Michaele’s BS MS tale. Lynda makes a valid point when she wants to know why it took a book for them to release the information. Better yet, I want to know how Michaele filmed a reality show for months without a mention of this illness or any indication she had this illness.
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Coming up tonight is the part 2 of the DC Housewives reunion. Part 1 ended with the ladies objecting to Tareq Salahi’s presence without their spouses. A Bravo press release states “the men of D.C. join their ladies on the couch and things get heated as they confront Tareq Salahi about breaking the “guy code.” The reunion show airs at 9/8c on Bravo.
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In an interview with RadarOnline, Rosemary has some fighting words for Michaele’s co-stars following the Thursday reunion episode.
Rosemary described watching the reunion show as “heartbreaking,” stating that Michaele, 44, who she refers to as Missy, warned her ahead of time. “Miss said to me, ‘Mom, be prepared,’ and I see her not looking good on the show either. Physically I can see the strain in her face. What I encouraged her to do is ‘Miss, don’t get to their level,'” she said.
“I wish it would have been a nicer show,” she added. “Every single one of them [the Housewives shows] always has one [person] that gets more abuse than the others.” Rosemary even went as far as giving her opinion of each of the DC Housewives -
On Cat: “[She’s been] cruel. She wants that attention and who does she pick on?… My relatives call me and talk in Florida and New York. Cat wants the position that Missy has and I believe it… She needs to go back to England. She’s representing that country very poorly here. Very, very poorly.”
On Lynda: “She is a poor excuse for a mother too. Lynda rides the middle of the road most of the time in my opinion, she tries to play both sides.”
On Stacie: “Stacie is at least civil at times and if she doesn’t join the group I feel then she could be an outcast.”
On Mary: Rosemary claims Michaele recommended Lynda and Mary for the show. “When she was first interviewed for this she recommended some of the ladies—Lynda and Mary. I started watching it a year ago last March. I said ‘Miss, you don’t want to see this, you will be the one that they abuse!”
And when it comes to Michaele and husband Tareq Salahi’s financial troubles, Rosemary makes certain to take any blame away from her daughter. “It’s not Michaele and Tareq. Tareq started the Polo. Missy’s name as far as I know is not on paper, is only associated with him with her being as she always says, ‘I’m the fluff’ who walks around and greets everybody. Financially, Missy has no knowledge of the Polo game,” said Rosemary.
Rosemary also claims Michaele did not marry Tareq for his money. Apparently Michaele signed a prenup before marrying Tareq (his mother insisted), and she had her own money from her years as a makeup artist according to Rosemary. “She had her own assets. She had quite a bit of money going on that she earned on her own,” she said.
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