Real Housewives of New York Reunion

 Real Housewives of New York reunion

I am still in shock after watching part one of the Real Housewives of New York reunion. The stand out moment that made me feel beyond awkward was when Bethenny Frankel alluded to Dorinda Medley doing drugs and Sonja Morgan chimed in. 

I could not believe what I was watching. Even at home, my face turned beet red from the vicarious embarrassment so I can’t imagine how the people who were actually in the room felt. In a not-so-shocking turn of events, both Dorinda and Sonja made comments about that specific part of the reunion episode.

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RHONY season 8 reunion

We’ve been hearing for weeks now that the Real Housewives Of New York reunion is devastating, “terrible” and that the cast will never recover from the level of vitriol. True to form, Bravo is spreading all the gory details into a three grueling episodes. 

Part 1 which will air next Wednesday, August 31 at 9/8c, will focus on Dorinda Medley‘s relationship with John, which again, comes under fire from the other women, and Dorinda is forced to relive some of John’s most “embarrassing moments.” Meanwhile Luann de Lesseps is questioned about her ex Rey, who made quite a scene with Ramona Singer.

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Dorinda Medley

Dorinda Medley recently did a Facebook Live chat about this season of Real Housewives Of New York. She showed up in a pair of $14.99 over-the-counter spectacles to dish on all the drama – including the reunion and Luann de Lesseps‘ relationship with Tom D’Agostino. Dorinda promises the next few episodes, featuring the salacious texts Bethenny Frankel possesses will be a major game-changer which will divide, not only the cast, but the viewers. Yowzers!  

Dorinda begins by admitting she doesn’t mind being the pot stirrer, because she’s pot-stirring with purpose by playing the role of “investigative reporter” (Take that Carole Radziwill!) to get to the bottom of all the “conflicting stories.”

“I may be a bit of a pot stirrer, but I’m just trying to do the right thing by all the women,” Dorinda explains. “I guess, I’m sort of the go-between… Each action I’ve done, I’ve done with a pure heart and good intention.” 

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Real Housewives of New York reunion

This Real Housewives of New York season isn’t even over yet, but I am already pumped up for the reunion episodes. There is nothing quite like watching the Housewives argue with each other over the past season’s drama.

Not only do I love to see the ladies rehashing the controversy, but I also love seeing them all spray tanned and dressed to impress while they try to take each other down. That contrast between them looking classy and getting catty is just too good to resist. There have been no clips released from the reunion yet, but thankfully the ladies posted some behind the scenes photos on social media.

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Before we dive into part 2 of tonight’s Real Housewives of New York reunion, Sonja Morgan is reflecting on last week’s.  Sonja touches on a few of last week’s highlights and lets it be known that she’s sick of her co-stars trying to snuff out her sparkle! 

Sonja starts off, “Sue me if I know how to have a good time! I’ve partied with the best of them, and those days I spoke of with Dorinda in the privacy of our hotel suite just don’t exist anymore. After I apologized to Carole I could tell she is still very sensitive about her family. This is why I usually steer clear of the subject around her. I have mentioned to her before that I knew some of her in-laws and some of her friends as people do when connecting. I would never want to offend her.” 

 The Real Housewives of New York City - Season 7

Unlike other Real Housewives who need to pop Xanax and bring along a barrel of wine to get through the reunion taping, Kristen Taekman looked forward to the Real Housewives of New York reunion!  Kristen shares her thoughts on Part 1 in her new blog, dishing on the Luann/Carole/Adam tension, Bethenny Frankel’s party snub, and so much more!

Kristen starts out, “It’s that time of year again! Reunion. Every ‘Wives’ chance to settle arguments and hash things out once and for all. Unsurprisingly, I dread reunions. For me, some things should just be left in the past. However, this year, I was looking forward to the reunion. This season, friendships were created and broken and there was a ton of unresolved issues leading up to it.”

Last night was the first segment of the Real Housewives of New York reunion. There was a definite divide between the demeanor of the veterans and the demeanor of the newbies last night. And by that, I mean the oldies came prepared to fight, get vicious, down and dirty while the newbies obviously didn't do their research and came prepared to recap the season and discuss. 

Reunions are both my favorite shows to watch and my least favorite to recap. My favorite to watch because we get an unfiltered glimpse of the ladies, but they're a real beast to recap because the accusations are flying and the screaming is coming at you from all sides. Meanwhile I'm just trying to assess what everyone is wearing and who looks the worst. In the case of RHONY that award always, without fail, goes to Pinot Singer and last night was no exception. 

I'm pretty sure the Project Runway "Unconventional Materials" challenge dress Pinot wore was constructed from old plastic bags on the top and my grandmother's living room sheers on the bottom. All dyed Crayola royal blue. Madame, you are in need of an intervention. Please refrain from drinking and dressing for the duration. 

So, let's get this thing going, shall we?

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It’s reunion time for the Real Housewives of New York! It’s blondes versus brunettes, sofa edition. Bravo has recreated the set for the reunion in honor of Morocco. Ramona is not pregnant, but she could have been…she has young genes and still gets her period. In fact, she’s having it now! TMI, Ramenstration. And let the games begin!

Right off the bat, Andy highlights the season’s many fights, as well as how many times each lady says “it’s the wrong place and wrong time” to have such an altercation. While the season has divided the ladies along a very visible hair color line, Alex pretty much has had beef with everyone. Starting with the gay equality march, Sonja says it wasn’t she who didn’t want Simon to speak at the rally–it was Bleep. Alex corrects her noting that, no, Alex and Simon are dear friends with Bleep, so that couldn’t be the case. Bleep clearly doesn’t want his name or cause walking hand in hand with the housewives.

Kelly is muttering under her breath about how wrong it is that Alex could forgive Sonja for insulting her husband on national television. Kelly tries to give us the timeline of the events leading up to the march, but she seems to be more consumed with asserting herself as a strong personality than actually contributing to the discussion. Sonja and Alex can look back on the fight and think, in hindsight, it had such a wonderful impact on the march because it brought more attention to the cause. Bleep clearly agrees since he’s so eager NOT to have his identity known. Jill tries to paint Simon as attacking Sonja at the march and Ramona disagrees with that characterization. Poor Jill so wants to show a pattern of bullying behavior in Simon!

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