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.
With the season finale of Real Housewives Of New York done we have only the reunion to look forward to. At the center of all the drama is Bethenny Frankel, who concedes she was in “a lot of arguments this season.” But, Bethenny justifies her behaviors by blaming her co-stars who not only try to hide their lives from cameras, but who have come for the Skinnygirl empire!
“You come for me, you’re gonna get the wrath,” Bethenny shrugs. “And that’s what happened this season.”
Luann explains that she’s forgiving Tom D’Agostino’s indiscretion because she loves him. And then lays the blame on her co-stars. Yes, we’re confused, too. Luann writes, “If you can’t forgive someone you love, than who can you forgive? I was very hurt when Bethenny shared with me, after showing the other girls, the photo of Tom at the Regency. It took me some time to pull myself together after the initial shock. My gut reaction was to think about how this looked to my friends and family, and it wasn’t until I had time to think that I began to understand what I was feeling.”
I still think Bethenny had to tell Luann, but I think the way Bethenny did it was calculating and nefarious. I still think Luann is an idiot for putting her heart and dignity on the line for an odious schmuck like Tom, who doesn’t even have the decency to do his bad deeds in secret like every other cheating spouse of a Real Housewife. Even Mario had more discretion – he at least chose some other-rate fitness emporium unfancy enough to meet the demands of Ramona Singer‘s hubris!
Dorinda expresses the difficulty she’s had communicating disagreements with Bethenny. During the times when Dorinda can actually communicate at all, that is! “Sometimes Bethenny talks at you and not talks to you. And I think it is very difficult – you just want to get away from it,” she laments.
Luann maintains, “I know in my heart of hearts that he loves me.”
“I’m not going to let a stupid kiss ruin the rest of my life,” adds Luann. “He screwed up. What he did was wrong. But this wasn’t premeditated. It wasn’t an affair. It was a mistake.” No, one kiss won’t ruin Luann’s life, but one kiss leads to two kisses, because he knows he can always get away with it…
While we haven’t seen the full fallout from the scandalous photos yet, as Bravo loves to keep laying out the drama over the course of a few episodes, Bethenny says no way if she had a chance to do it all over. “I think, frankly, that they both are OK with the way that they are living their lives and I wouldn’t do it again. Now, I wouldn’t tell her again.”