When Luann de Lesseps went to Dorinda’s Berkshire sleepover on The Real Housewives of New York, she had no idea there was a target in the middle of her forehead. She soon found out as Bethenny zeroed in and slayed her with that mouth. The Countess claims she didn’t let B.’s vicious attack bother her.
“In the Berkshires, Bethenny tried to torch me with her words but I didn’t let her get under my skin. She looked like she felt terrible when she woke up the next morning with a cruelty hangover. She’s just an angry person, and there is nothing I can do to change that.”
But I don’t believe that. How could any sane person sit through hours of name-calling and not feel it? Luann finally admits that it got to her.
“This trip to the Berkshires was a complete disaster and as much as I tried to ignore Bethenny’s attacks and Carole’s negativity towards me, eventually I couldn’t hide my frustration. How many times do I have to apologize to Bethenny and Carole? They obviously enjoy torturing me.”
Luann is tired of everyone’s judgment.
“Why do the girls care who I date or what I do with my private life? …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.”
The dating pool in the ladies’ social circle is small. Both Sonja and Ramona went out with Tom. And do we really need to bring up Harry Dubin? Shhh. We’ll pretend I didn’t type that.
“Speaking of whine, let’s talk about Ramona saying that I hit on men she’s interested in. That’s just a joke. Ramona’s the one interested in the man I’m dating, which is very different than me being the man-stealer.”
I think the ladies probably pass men back and forth like a bread basket. But now that Luann is engaged, maybe that’s causing a bit of jealousy amidst the group?
“Sometimes, I think the girls confuse morality with jealousy. I am proof that you can get divorced, have your children go off to college, and then find true love again as I have with Tom.”
She seems happy, and I say good for her. Moving on to Ramona’s sparsely attended party:
“I was happy to go to Ramona’s holiday party to hopefully spend some quality time with the girls. I felt fabulous in my Countess Collection jumpsuit, and I wasn’t going to let the same old arguments ruin my night.”
No. That jumpsuit was all kinds of wrong. But there were more pressing matters. As soon as Sonja waltzed through the door, Bethenny ran like her tail was on fire.
“Sonja promised Ramona and me that she would talk to Bethenny about her “Tipsy Girl” brand name, but she came to Ramona’s party late and Bethenny, true to her word, didn’t want to see her or talk to her. I understand why Sonja is frustrated with Bethenny, but I can also see why Bethenny is upset with the name “Tipsy Girl.”
Nevertheless, Sonja needs support. My heart went out to her when she admitted that without her daughter, she won’t shower and wears the same clothes for four days running. That’s just sad.
“Sonja needs her friends more than ever, and she truly is lonely without her daughter at home. I feel her pain, and I understand how this is a scary time for her. She feels excluded by the other girls, and I think she’s had it with their judgmental attitudes. We all have our flaws!”
Indeed. So what do you think about that lace jumpsuit? Should Sonja have taken the initiative to speak to Bethenny? And will Ramona ever find a man to call her own? Too bad that chef was taken.
I’m a fiction writer by day and a reality TV addict by night.