From Bookgate, Twitter and the Berkshires to the state of their marriages, the women of “The Real Housewives of New York City” came ready to rumble at the reunion
The middle part of an epic trilogy is almost always considered the best, just as “Star Wars” fans. That must be why Part 2 of “The Real Housewives of New York City” left us on the edge of our seats. From Twitter warfare to “Bookgate,” these ladies never disappoint.
TheWrap picks the craziest moments of the reunion … and we’ve got another hour yet to come next Tuesday.
1. Ramona and Andy Get Personal
Ramona Singer was none too pleased when Andy Cohen asked her about her separation/divorce-filing/reconciliation with her husband Mario after he allegedly cheated and impregnated a young woman. It was juicy stuff, so of course Cohen was going to jump all over it, even if it wasn’t a plotline this season. But Singer was not interested in going there, going so far as to ask Cohen, “So, how’s your love life? Who are you going to have sex with tonight? Tell me.”
“I’ll tell you when I go on a reality show with whomever I’m having sex with,” Cohen responded quickly with an implied “Oh snap!”
2. Bookgate Redux
Carole Radziwill and Aviva Drescher are still not over #bookgate. It all started when Drescher accused Radziwill of using a ghostwriter to pen her memoir, while Drescher insisted she actually wrote her own book. Why putting down someone else is necessary to try and elevate your own work is something only Drescher understands.
At the reunion, neither woman had budged on her stance, so it was basically a repeat of what had already been seen, and the whole thing was just too “weird” for Radziwill. Aviva went so far as to compare a writer being asked about using a ghostwriter to being asked about your boob job. If you don’t want to be asked about yours, don’t ask about someone else’s first.
3. Luann + Sonja + Twitter + Some Homeless Girl From Ireland
LuAnn de Lesseps no longer trusts Sonja Morgan. She again reiterated how upset she was that Morgan was the only one who didn’t tweet about her new clothing line. And she remained unfazed by Morgan’s completely reasonable and understandable explanation.
She couldn’t tweet about de Lesseps’ new clothing line because there was this homeless girl … in Ireland … waiting for Morgan to approve her fashion blog. This makes perfect sense in Morgan’s mind, but de Lesseps wasn’t buying it, and no one else was really understanding it.
4. Ramona vs. the (impoverished) Berkshires
If you’ve ever been to the Berkshires, Ramona Singer feels, like, so bad for you. The Berkshires is so beneath her that Heather Thomson, who lives there, doesn’t even know. Singer insists that Thomson has a nice home, but she just can’t ever fathom staying there. After all, the Berkshires is where you go when you can’t afford a real place like the Hamptons.
To Thomson’s credit, she remained completely unmoved by Singer’s pointless insults at the Berkshires. Apparently, Singer can only live in classy places like the Hamptons, Aspen, Palm Beach and New York City (don’t tell her about certain parts of the Big Apple).
5. “Real Housewives” HELPED a Marriage — Wha–??
Kristen Taekman’s marital issues were on full display during this past season of “RHONY,” but that may have turned out to be a blessing in disguise. She said that the show held up a mirror to her relationship, which proved hugely beneficial for her husband, Josh.
She said he didn’t like a lot of what he saw about himself on the show, and so he’s working on making changes in his life and how he handles things. Which means the “Real Housewives” franchise might have actually helped save a marriage. Who knew?!