With Bethenny Frankel and Jeff Lewis as guests, Andy Cohen didn’t have to make too much effort to host Watch What Happens Live last night. These two never have a problem opening up and spilling the tea, especially after the conclusion of Real Housewives of New York’s Mexico trip.
Bethenny and Jeff had a lot to say…. as per usual.
Much like the best house party you ever attended freshmen year, last night’s Real Housewives Of New York came replete with drunken makeout sessions, naked crying in the pool, and knifings. Yes – it was epic. And I may be fangirling out so hard that I have blinders on, but I’ll say it again: This Mexico trip is serving up some of the best Housewives moments in recent memory. It’s a rare gift, and we totally deserve it after suffering through the Tom and Luann D’Agostino [de Lesseps] wedding snooze fest for eight straight episodes!
We pick up with Sonja Morgan “therapizing” Ramona Singer by the pool. She wants Ramona to admit she’s not happy. Why? Because she’s not getting banged by Mario every night
but some other chick is. Fresh off her 10 minute month sobriety, Sonja is feeling loose on tequila and truth. Bethenny Frankel thinks Sonja needs to back the eff off though, shockingly defending Ramona against Sonja’s drunken tirade. Ramona screams that she’s happy, but admits she misses having a man.
Believe it or not, every Real Housewives of New York news story doesn’t automatically have to be about drama or alleged adultery. Sometimes light and fluffy can be just as entertaining- not always, but here and there it is true. While the fandom is still watching this infamous Mexico trip play out, Bethenny Frankel has revealed her favorite person in the cast to travel with.
Surprisingly enough, it’s actually not her BFF Carole Radziwill. Speaking of Carole, she is actually preparing to run the New York City Marathon for a great cause.
Tom D’Agostino is the gift that keeps on giving – he really should be holding an apple during the Real Housewives of New York opening credits. Not only does he have more story lines on the show than most of the Housewives, but his (alleged) antics also provide so much entertainment for the fans in between seasons thanks to the constant press coverage.
When Luann D’Agostino started hyping up her marriage, this is so not the kind of attention she wanted for. It seems like every week there’s a story about trouble in paradise or some (alleged) shadiness on Tom’s part. Now he supposedly met up with an “attractive blond woman” and the rumor mill is churning, yet again.
Just when we thought Luann D’Agostino [de Lesseps] had gone down the I’m married! rabbit hole for good, she’s emerged on this Mexico trip as the MVP of the group! Despite her drunken tumbles into bushes and down ledges, The Real Housewives Of New York star says she thoroughly enjoyed Bethenny Frankel’s tequila-inspired vacation, including the tour that took the ladies on a day-long boozy adventure.
Luann wasn’t any worse for the wear when she woke up the morning after her falls. She jokes, “It takes more than a little hangover to stop me from working out on a beautiful Mexican morning! In fact, yoga with Dorinda [Medley] was just what the doctor ordered after falling into a bush… and emerging without a scratch! When Bethenny offered a surfing lesson to us, I figured, why not? I’m always up for anything, and I felt so much better after being in the ocean. They say Vitamin Sea is the best medicine, and I agree. Sometimes you just have to surf it off.”
Even though most of this season was pretty blah, this cast Mexico trip has really revived Real Housewives of New York. So it was the perfect time for Carole Radziwill and Tinsley Mortimer to discuss the show on Watch What Happens Live.
Tinsley gave an update on her living situation and her love life. They both shared their thoughts on who planted that Page Six story (Sonja Morgan) and those allegations that Luann D’Agostino slapped Tom D’Agostino in a restaurant.
Just in case The Real Housewives Of New York didn’t have enough tequila during the first night of their trip, Bethenny Frankel decides to free them from their resort habitat to drink straight from the agave fields in the town of Tequila itself! It’s like a Housewives birthright trip, wherein they head back to the ultimate power-source of all Bravo drama. Luann D’Agostino [de Lesseps], champ that she is, rallies from her multiple falls in time to partake, as does power-napping Dorinda Medley. The only question before Bethenny’s outing is this: Will Ramona Singer be
murdered in her sleep by the house staff allowed to go?
The morning after Sonja Morgan and Ramona tore through rooms like Hurricane Crazy, the group awakens to a new day. Dorinda and Luann are practicing yoga on the patio while Carole Radziwill is inside demanding bean-free huevos rancheros. Luann is relieved to be alive, and without a scratch to boot! Tinsley Mortimer is giddy over the enormous bouquet of flowers delivered to her from new boyfriend, Scott. She’ll have to stick a pin in that joy for now, though, because there are fights to be had! Namely, between Ramona and Bethenny.
That last episode of Real Housewives of New York was not a good look for Ramona Singer– and I’m not even making a dig about Ramona’s face after she got a chemical peel or whatever cosmetic procedure she elected to have before going on the cast trip to Mexico. I’m referring to her bratty behavior about the room selection and her typical behavior when it comes to ordering around the hotel staff.
It just was unflattering all around. Surprisingly enough, Ramona is actually owning up to her behavior- well, sort of.