Oh Real Housewives Of New York – you never cease to amaze me. Last night’s episode shone a rather frantic light on the very temporary nature of life as a Housewife.
First up Sonja Morgan has an intern she believes is her twin. This intern has Sonja’s nose, butLuann de Lesseps‘ voice and it’s all together confusing. That poor girl – Alex – upon realizing her predicament was shocked. In Sonja’s kitchen Luann lectures her about making amends with Bethenny Frankel, but Sonja is not inclined. She’s not going to grovel at the feet of the self-proclaimed Queen B, who is schtupping other women’s husbands and channeling the burden of her hypocrisy by having hysterical projecting meltdowns on Luann. Or at least I think that’s what happened between Bethenny and Luann during the Berkshires Bonanza. Which sounds like a recipe. Maybe Adam and Carole Radziwill can put it in their cookbook?! I give it a “Radish Rating” of 9.
Everyone in the Real Housewives of New York cast has sided with Bethenny and they all tried their hardest to make Sonja abandon her entrepreneurial efforts, but Sonja won’t budge. Sonja is one of my favorite housewives, but she is really fighting an uphill battle. And as if she needed another reason to throw in the towel, it looks like Tipsy Girl has ripped off another alcohol brand!
On her relationship with Luann’s fianceTom, she says that they’ve known each other for a long time – more than ten years. She doesn’t exactly say how long they’d been hooking up, but she says it was a recurring thing. Sonja says that Tom did not get to test out her rejuvenated lady bits – but she reveals that she was with him right before Thanksgiving and Lu got with him right after Thanksgiving.
At this point, it does not seem like Carole Radziwill and Luann de Lesseps will ever be friends. There has just been way too much drama and really goes beyond Real Housewives of New York. These two really cannot stand each other and they will jump at every possible chance to put the other’s shit on blast.
So I’m not at all surprised that Carole is capitalizing on the Luann-centered arguments from the most recent episodes. Carole has decided to speak out against Luann and call her out for hypocrisy- yet again.
The thing that I like about watching Real Housewives of New York is that there really seems to be history of genuine relationships among the cast. In contrast, I feel like some of the other shows in the franchise just have random combinations of people who make good TV. But anyway, in my head, I just like to think that these women are all close friends and that they will be that way forever.
So it kills me to see everyone hating on Luann de Lesseps this season. And it just feels so vicariously awkward to know that both Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer had some sort of romantic and/or sexual interactions with Luann’s current fiance Tom D’Agostino. If I could think of a weird that is more extreme than “awkward” I would apply it here. But anyway, it seems like things are pretty “uncool” between Luann and Ramona these days.
“Why do the girls care who I date or what I do with my private life? I’m living my life the way I choose and as long as I don’t harm anyone in the process, I say “chic ce la vie!” Dating is a game and flirting is part of it, but I’ve never tried to steal a man away from his woman. The fact that I have so many great girlfriends is proof that I respect other people’s relationships and that I’m a loyal friend. Sometimes, I think the girls confuse morality with jealousy.” (Ramona would disagree)
I have been watching Real Housewives of New York since the show started. So I am still in shock by the evolution of Luann de Lesseps as a character on this show. I know these are real people and not characters, but I just couldn’t imagine someone who initially was so stuck in her prim and proper image being the one who has to defend herself from man-stealing accusations and debatable slut shaming. One of the women who has no trouble slamming Luann is Ramona Singer.
Even though Ramona was (attempting to be) the peacemaker during the ladies trip to the Berkshires, she has no problem coming for Luann in her blog and backing up Bethenny Frankel’s words from the nasty fight she had with Luann. Not only does Ramona agree that the women can’t leave their men around Luann, but she also cites multiple examples to bolster her claims.
Say what you want about Sonja Morgan and her attempted business ventures, but you have to admit that she is very endearing. Sonja might lack some etiquette in certain business and social situations, but Sonja has never ever been a mean girl. Sure, she has offended some people, but she was never malicious. And that is why I can’t help feeling bad that Sonja is left out a lot this season on Real Housewives of New York.
Dorinda Medley purposely didn’t invite Sonja to the Berkshires because she said she wanted to prevent drama, but it really just hurt her feelings and there was a shit storm of drama anyway (as per usual). And Sonja is still understandably miffed by the whole thing.