Exclusive Interview With Aviva Drescher

Posted on Mar 20 2014 - 7:00am by Editor

Aviva Drescher


The ladies of Real Housewives of New York, are intent on making season 6 the most talked about season to date. All About The Tea recently had an exclusive interview with Real Housewives of New Yorkentrepreneur, author and national spokesperson for  One Step Ahead, Aviva Drescher. Aviva is a multi-faceted woman and very charming. She discussed her new memoir, the infamous bookgate, friendships with Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan and Ramona Singer.


You’re a wife, a mother, accomplished author, spokesperson for One Step Ahead and entrepreneur. How do you wear so many hats and manage it all?

Aviva: I take life one day at a time, I probably don’t do everything well but I do the best I can.  I am busy, I have 4 kids, my book came out and I have natural supplement called Tranquil Day, coming out at the end of April, which helps fight stress and achieve balance.


In your memoir, Leggy Blonde, you bravely expose personal matters, from the loss of your leg at six to the ups and downs in your previous relationships. Was it hard for you to open up about such personal matters?

Aviva: I’ve always been a very open person, thats why I’m on a reality show. I always live life with honesty and openness. My choice is to be raw, honest and motivated by truth. I’m passionate about my life. Harry cooperated and was generous to me regarding my book.


There has been a lot discussion in the preview clips about Carol using a ghost writer. Can you elaborate on that? Do you and Carol currently have any sort of friendship?

Aviva: It’s a two-way street, Carole brought it up, she asked “Did you hire a writer,” I said no…I didn’t hire a ghostwriter. Then I reciprocated the question. I don’t understand why, she can ask me but I can’t ask her. She was insulted I asked the same question.


The New York Daily News recently reported that Heather Thomson said you’re her least favorite cast mate. Why is she so mean towards you?

Aviva: Heather latches onto Carole vigorously this season, so when Carole and I get into a squabble, Heather inserts herself as Carole’s bodyguard. She feels as though I assaulted Carole’s career. I think Carole’s career stands on its own and is strong irrespective of who may or may not help with her writing. They give me way too much power.


When last season ended there didn’t appear to be any bad blood between you and Heather. Where is all her animosity coming from?

Aviva: Carole and Heather went into season 6 with an agenda and  targeted me. They had to amp up their game and I was an easy target.  Sonja, on the other hand is compassionate, sees me as down and out and tries help the underdog. She behaves with such decency.


After watching the first episode, fans were shocked to witness the “gang up” on Aviva campaign in full effect. Was that hard to watch?

Aviva: I felt it [the gang up] while filming. I felt like I had a piece of paper on my back that said “kick me.” However, I have thick skin due to my life experiences and I’ve become bullet proof. Walking into school the first day after my accident in 2nd grade was tough. Walking into a reality TV show with some NYC  nasty women pales in comparison. I always keep the perspective that this show is a small piece of entertainment. If I can inspire people by what I’ve overcome then I’m happy. Some cast mates take themselves too seriously and others understand it’s entertainment. My showcasing my disability is not confined to the physical. Disability can be emotional, familial, or financial.  My life has spanned the gamut of all of that…I like to share my imperfections and mistakes with others as well as my successes. Perfection is boring.


Last season ended with you and Ramona in a bad place. Do you and Ramona currently have a friendship?

Aviva: Yes, we do.


Did you become closer with any housewife this season?

Aviva: I got closer to LuAnn, Sonja and Ramona


Since joining the cast, what have you learned/ gained from this type of show? 

Aviva: I love having a front row seat and backstage pass to pop culture. On a personal note, I’ve had many doors open which has been fulfilling. The most gratifying gain from the TV platform are the relationships I’ve made with loads of new people particularly those facing adversity.


Does your cousin Fran watch the show?

Aviva: From time to time she watches and she’s very supportive.


Do you have projects coming up that we can look forward to?

Aviva: Working with amputees more. I have a goal of going to Washington to lobby to  insurance companies to pay for more prosthetics.


Do you have any parting words for your fans?

Aviva: Watch and enjoy the show!


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  • noarguingwithstupid

    Great interview with good questions asked and answered. Thank you for sharing your interview with all of us. Maybe I will start watching the show instead of relying upon the great recaps!!!

    • Dr Seuss

      Morning Naws!!! You’re welcome. Aviva is down to earth, funny and was a delight. She really impressed me with her openness.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Has anyone you have interviewed been an ass? Just curious to know!!!

        • Dr Seuss

          Unfortunately, quite a few a-hole encounters ;-(

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I’m sorry, but I am glad this one turned out so well 🙂

          • Dr Seuss

            Me too! 🙂

    • twifan2

      NAWS!!! Happy First Day Of Spring! 🙂

  • italiano bambino

    Awesome interview way to go AATE aviva seems like a cool lady. I can’t never imagined been in a situation of losing a body part. Kudos to the blog. Seems aviva decided to change her reality tv image good for her.

    • RonnieIsBack

      I agree.

    • Dr Seuss

      Totally agree, Bam. Especially losing a limb at 6 years old…she was so young.

  • RonnieIsBack

    Very nice interview and great questions were asked and answered. Well Done!

    • Dr Seuss

      Thanks sweets! 🙂

  • WestCoastFeed

    Congratulations, Doc. Excellent interview and you were able to get some real insight into her life on the show. I am surprised at how much she was willing to share. Well done.

    • Dr Seuss

      Thanks West!!!! Appreciate the positive feedback. I was shocked how open she was also. She did not have an ounce of attitude or rushed the interview. At one point one her kids came in crying. It was nice to hear her be mommy. She’s an awesome lady.

  • twifan2

    First things FIRST!
    Happy First Day of SPRING EVERYONE! 🙂

    • Dr Seuss

      Woohoo!!!! Spring has finally sprung!!! Thank you for this, Twi.

  • twifan2

    That was a REALLY great interview, Doc! KUDOS!!!!
    I didn’t know her cousin was Fran Drescher from The Nanny?! (Googled it)

    • Dr Seuss

      Yeah…Fran Drescher is her 1st cousin. Thank you but she made the interview so easy. It was like talking to a friend. Never a dull moment or awkward silence. She’s really a nice lady.

      • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

        So, is Drescher her maiden name or her married name?

  • Happywife

    Good job. Aviva is my favorite cast member. I hate to see her being ganged up on by the mean girls, Heather and Carole. Everybody knows Carole used a ghostwriter, she needs to get over herself.

    • Bryan

      Aviva is a lying twat and I hope someone beats the crap out of her with her own leg

      • Dr Seuss

        Oh Byan, you will be stoned and flogged for attacking a disabled woman.

        • Bryan


        • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

          Which one are you talking about Doc. There are lots of ways that one can be disabled.

          • LOL!! Aviva on RHONY. She loss part of her leg in a childhood injury.

      • Happywife

        I disagree.

        • Bryan


  • Bryan

    “Give me back my leg, don’t you dare throw it in the river!!!”

  • Tre’s Twits aren’t Angelic

    Wow DocTah,
    You are a very versatile woman as well.
    Good Stuff!

    • Awww…thank you my dear! ((((((Big Hugs to TTaA)))))) *muah*

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