I feel like I stayed longer at Real Housewives of New York cast events than Ramona Singer did this past season. She always left early to go on a date. Is it in the cast contracts to stay at events for a minimal amount of time? It really seemed like Ramona stayed as long as she “had” to before peacing out immediately.
Weirdly, most of her dates aren’t even filmed, yet we always hear about how she’s going on so many. Sometimes, I think she just says she’s going on dates so she can sneak back home to hang out with her dog CoCo. She only has one year left to live, you guys. Or at least that’s what Ramona has been saying…based on nothing at all, which (weirdly) makes me laugh every time she mentions it.
On her way to becoming a celebrated cabaret performer, Luann de Lesseps hit a few bumps in the road. And luckily the Real Housewives of New York cameras have documented all the drama. One of those bumps was marrying, and then divorcing, Tom D’Agostino after seven months of wedded
warfare bliss. Luann was arrested in Palm Beach in December of 2017 for charges including disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest with violence. She swiftly entered rehab.
But Luann violated the terms of her probation by drinking, and later agreed to a new plea deal in May of 2019. She was also sued by her ex-husband and her two children for violating the terms of her divorce agreement.
Well, it is with great sadness that I announce Real Housewives Of New York season 11 has come to an end. I am so thankful god has granted these women the serenity to accept that they WILL NOT change and will forever remain the lovable, dysfunctional, bizarro world kooks we have come to adore.
For all the drama and insults they inflict upon each Real Housewives Of New York is unlike any other franchise in their ability to brush it off, chalk it up to experience, and come back together as more than friends, but family. After so many years knowing each other on and off Bravo, this show is also unique in that most of the relationships predate the show, and will outlast it too.
Unequivocably the major subject of this reunion (and so many others) has been Luann de Lesseps. No wonder Luann has such a huge ego! It’s impossible for me to comprehend that there was a time when Lu was a ‘Friend of…’ and I’m very curious to see how that will play out with Vicki Gunvalson on Real Housewives Of Orange County (which starts next week. WOOT!)
Tonight season 11 of Real Housewives Of New York concludes with part 3 of the reunion. Unlike most Real Housewives franchises I’m always sad to see RHONY go. Even when Barbara Kavovit takes the stage!
That’s right, tonight Barbara finally gets her moment in the sun and she has the endless tan to prove it. Seriously Barbara shows up on stage looking more orange than a New Jersey housewife headed for the shore for the first time all season!
Barbara is also there to discuss her struggle to get along with the group and her friendship with Luann de Lesseps, who made Barbara feel like a second-class friend. Probably the second the cameras started rolling!
Remember back when Real Housewives of Orange County co-stars Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd were as thick as thieves? Before Vicki and her then-boyfriend, and now fiancé, Steve Lodge went on super-secret double dates with Kelly’s ex-husband, Michael Dodd? And fixed Michael up with one of their friends?
Kelly accused Vicki of breaking every good girlfriend code of conduct, and their friendship was done. It seemed a bit odd that Kelly was angry that her ex-husband was dating other people, since they were officially divorced in March of 2018. Of course, Kelly is flighty, and has no filter, which makes her perfect for RHOC. Viewers never know what Kelly will say, or do.
It is hard to believe the Real Housewives of New York is wrapping up Season 11–the time has gone by so quickly. Luann de Lesseps has been the focus of much of the season, of course. Her rehab stints, questionable sobriety, self-centeredness and cabaret obsession have worn on the casts’ last nerves. Sonja Morgan claims that Luann treats her co-stars like fans. Tinsley Mortimer dished on how arrogant Luann has become. Clearly, the ladies are over the former Countess’ behavior at this point.
Luann’s extreme self-focus became too much for Bethenny Frankel, who had a Luann triggered meltdown on the Miami cast trip. Bethenny claimed that Luann left the rehab she helped set up for her two weeks early and she was understandably not happy about it. During Bethenny’s terrifying tirade, she also implied that she might have helped pay for Luann’s rehab. Luann recently spoke out about the situation and cleared up the details of how her rehab was actually paid for.
Real Housewives of New York really delivered this season. Bethenny Frankel played an important role in getting Luann de Lesseps back into rehab. In May, Luann violated her probation by drinking, and was taken into custody. She agreed to a new plea deal, and her adventures as a cabaret star continued. The other New York Ladies wished that “Countess Cabaret” would tone it down and stop being so entitled.
We watched Bethenny navigate the death of her on-and-off boyfriend Dennis Shields from a suspected drug overdose. She had a nearly fatal allergic reaction to fish, and was saved by her new boyfriend, Paul Bernon.
Somewhere a satanic cult is using Ramona Singer as their icon. The recap highlighting Ramona’s season full of atrocious behavior and excuses, followed by the flashback of SEASONS worth of Ramona shrugging that she can’t help what comes out of her mouth because that’s the way she is, finally cutting to the present day Real Housewives Of New York reunion stage where, with all the sincerity of a robot, Ramona admits that she‘s horrible… It’s all literally a study of the human brain without emotional intelligence.
I could literally spend this entire recap talking about nothing but Ramona. When have we ever come across a Housewife so comfortably tactless, callous, and clueless that she offered up DEMENTIA as an excuse for being a shitty friend. DEMENTIA people! DE-MEN-TIA. This from a woman who subsequently bragged that it was OK to be obsessed with her appearance because she works “really hard” to remain ageless. Ramona’s attitude (aka the brain of a 14-year-old social media addict) is the most ageless thing of all!