Ramona Singer: I’m SO Sorry for Insulting Dennis Shields

On this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny revealed a huge secret about the late Dennis Shields.

Her tensions with Ramona were also on display, but fans can’t stop thinking about something Ramona had said.

She had majorly insulted Dennis over his drug use. Now, Ramona is apologizing publicly and profusely.

“How smart can Dennis be?” viewers heard Ramona ask rhetorically in footage from this season of The Real Housewives of New York City.

To make matters worse, she said: “I mean, he was on drugs.”

To be absolutely clear, this scene was filmed before Dennis Shields passed away last year.

In fact, it was reportedly filmed three weeks before his tragic death.

Viewers recoiled when she said that — and, in hindsight, so does Ramona.

To say that Ramona regrets her words is an understatement.

Taking to her Instagram Stories ahead of Wednesday’s episode, 

“I cringed when I saw what I said about Dennis in tonight’s episode,” Ramona’s heartfelt post begins.

She freely admits: “It definitely wasn’t one of my finer moments.”

Ramona Singer apologizes on Instagram

“I respected and liked him very much,” Ramona affirms.

Sometimes, people make cutting remarks about people whom they respect — especially when they are on camera and are aiming for a reaction.

“And,” she adds. “I sincerely apologize to his family and Bethenny for my thoughtless comments.”

That is a good apology, neither making it all about her nor understating how cruel the statement was.

To be clear, it was an unkind statement even before Shields’ death.

Addiction is not a measure of intelligence.

In a recent post on Twitter, Bethenny reflected upon the nature of grief.

“Mourning is tricky business,” Bethenny acknowledged at the beginning of her tweet.

“It’s like the weather,” she observed.

Bethenny explains her analogy: “There can be weeks & weeks of sunshine then one day you get whacked with a storm.”

She is absolutely right.

Certain stories, photographs, songs, and scents can bring all of that grief crashing down yet again.

Shortly after Shields’ tragic passing, Bethenny shared her feelings at the time as she was overwhelmed with loss.

“It’s hard to breathe & I appreciate you giving me the space & support to try to do so,” she wrote on social media.

“It’s excruciating-sudden death is no closure & constant ?s & memories,” she shared.

None of us are at our best when we are deep in mourning.

“Our relationship is current so it’s painfully raw,” she revealed.

Bethenny concluded by saying that she was “Trying to stay healthy & move through it w tears & close friends.”

Bethenny is widely beloved, but she can be controversial at times.

It goes with the territory when you’re a Real Housewife.

But any feuds or petty arguments can and must be set aside when someone is dealing with real, personal pain.

The worst reality stars are the ones who don’t know when to quit and back off.

Ramona admitted in a recent episode to having “tension” with Bethenny, but she has her limits.

We’re sure that she’d give anything to take back that offhand remark from last year.

The Real Housewives of New York Recap: Bethenny Frankel Reveals a HUGE Secret

Tensions flared up on Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City when Ramona Singer thought it would be a good idea to attend a clambake hosted by Barbara Kavovit. 

The issue was that Ramona was never invited, and it emerged that Barbara left her off the guest list with the aim of keeping things calm for newly sober Luann de Lesseps. 

Ramona showed up with Tinsley Mortimer and Sonja Morgan. The trio agreed to only stay at the event for an hour, presumably to cause a scene and bail with a doggy bag. 

Ramona was quick to try and get on Barbara’s good side. For the most part, it worked, but Luann was not as forgiving. 

Luann admitted that it was time to “cut to the chase,” and figure things out, but Ramona was not ready to talk to her, and bailed on the conversation. 

She went over to Sonja and Barbara and said that they should find a way to bring Luann and Dorinda back together.

Now Ramona’s gonna pretend she’s all worried about Luann’s recovery?!” Sonja said while trying to stop laughing in a confessional.

“Okay, good one. Good one, Ramona. We know that you’re not worried about Luann. You just wanna tell everyone that she was out getting drunk. We know what you’re doing here.”

Sonja wanted to know whether Ramona contacted Bethenny in the aftermath of Dennis Shields’ death. Ramona gleefully said she had via text, and Sonja was pissed.  

“No, now. Now!” Sonja said as Ramona said she had “too much tension going on right now.”

Tinsley apoogized to Bethenny for her loss, but picked up on the huge ring Bethenny was wearing. 

“I feel like he would want me to wear it,” Bethenny said.

“Oh! It’s from him,” said a stunned Tinsley. “I’m sorry. I didn’t know. Oh, my God. Of course, he would want you to wear it. Oh, my God. Wow.”

Bethenny then admitted that Dennis proposed to her in April 2018. 

“It was not even close to a perfect relationship,” Bethenny said.

“Part of me died inside. It was really bad. But I couldn’t get out, though, either. I loved him so much, and we were family, and my daughter was so close to him, and I knew him for so many years.”

“He proposed on April 25th. I didn’t tell anybody that. I kept it to myself because I didn’t want another circus of my life, so I didn’t want to start telling people, but we had our own private engagement.”

Bethenny admitted that Dennis even bought her daughter a ring.

“It’s funny because he said to me, ‘Well, did you say yes?'” she recalled.

“And I said, ‘Well, I love you and I can’t believe you did this, but we have to talk about some conditions and some terms and how things are going to change, issues I’ve had with partnership and consistency.’ It was all very complicated.”

“It wasn’t what a natural engagement should be, so our engagement was on ice.”

Ramona, Sonja, and Tinsley knew it was time to go when the one-hour alarm went off on the phone. 

“Maybe you can bring some [food] back for Dorinda?” Barbara said prompting Ramona to gather the forces and take pretty much everything in sight. 

Sonja was happy about the offer. 

“I’m not leaving the lobsters,” she told the camera. “That’s who I am. That’s just who I am.”

“Who leaves someone’s house with multiple lobsters?!” Bethenny complained to the camera. “You know, a little piece of lasagna for the next day, a couple meatballs… She’s taking lobsters! Take a f–king sofa! Just take a f–king end table while you’re at it.”

“She stays for half an hour and then she takes a lobster with her,” Luann added. “I’ve never seen anything like it!”

Sonja, Tinsley, and Ramona returned to the house to tell Dorinda everything. They got chatting about the lawsuit that paved the way for Luann to relapse. 

“That lawsuit won’t be dropped until everything is finalized,” Sonja said. “But that’s why I asked Bethenny to help her with Dennis and all that ’cause you need a smart guy doing that stuff.”

That’s when Ramona went low. We’re taling VERY low. 

“How smart can Dennis be? I mean, he was on drugs,” she yelled.

“How unsophisticated are you?” Sonja said of Ramona in a confessional. “Such a lame statement, an unfeeling towards our friend, Bethenny, who just lost her best friend. I can’t do this. Alcohol excuses a lot, but not that statement.”

Yikes. 

RHONY continues Wednesdays on Bravo.

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The Real Housewives of New York Recap: Luann de Lesseps SLAMS Dorinda Medley

Wednesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New York City reiterated the fact that there was a division among the ladies. 

The big driving force causing the problems between them was the unresolved tension between Dorinda Medley and LuAnn de Lesseps. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of New York online, you know that the pair had quite the falling out last season, and Dorinda followed this up by trashing Luann for her arrest. 

Wednesday’s episode picked up with Dorinda quoting Tyler Perry in a text message sent to Luann. 

She turned to Ramona Singer, the resident troublemaker to find out if she approved. 

“I like it,” the 62-year-old said. 

Dorinda went on to say that she was not going to add a note because she felt the message accurately got her feelings across. 

Ramona said that it was “non-confrontational” and that it served as a “life lesson” for her nemesis. 

“I think this text is fabulous,” Ramona said.

Luann was blindsided when she was out shopping with her friend Barbara Kavovit while she received the text. 

‘When you haven’t forgiven those who’ve hurt you, you turn your back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward. Tyler Perry. A quote from Tyler Perry. You’ve got to be kidding me,’ said Luann who was surprised. 

“It’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard,” Luann added.

The good thing is that Barbara said that Ramona was probably part of the drama, and she was right.

“It’s like crazy times two,” Barbara said with a grin.

Luann later opened up about the text to Bethenny Frankel. 

“She’s quoting Tyler Perry,” Bethenny said with a laugh as Luann read out the text. 

“I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks she’s nuts,” Luann said.

All of this drama was in relation to the aforementioned clambake which Barbara was throwing for Luann’s nearest and dearest 

Barbara worried that Dorinda showing up and starting drama would trigger her friend to fall off the wagon again. 

Ramona was also on the hit list, but she decided to tag along anyway. 

Bethenny and Luann were still talking about the message when Ramona showed up. 

“A Chinese fortune cookie would’ve been better,” Luann said, but things took a turn when she realized Ramona was there. 

All Luann wanted from Dorinda was an apology, so it makes sense that she’s pissed about the way Dorinda sent a text and then allowed Ramona to show up. 

Before we learned what happened after that, the episode was over. 

Yes, really. 

But we did learn more about Luann’s intervention weekend early into the installment. 

Luann was trying to buy a $6 million house, but she did not have the means to do so. 

She went to her friends to ask for the money, and that included Bethenny Frankel’s late boyfriend, Dennis Shields.

Bethenny even declined when she was asked for the money, and Luann was not impressed. 

“I had been sober for months, and gradually, I had a little glass of wine here, a glass of wine there, and then having this lawsuit with my kids, I just—you know, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I had polished off two bottles of rosé, and that still wasn’t enough,” Luann said.

“We all realized enough was enough,” Barbara said.

“We called the attorneys, I got power of attorney. Bethenny blocked calls. We blocked emails, and that was it.”

“I’m glad you remember because I don’t remember a damn thing,” Luann said.

What did you think of the latest drama?

Will Luann flip out?

Hit the comments below. 

RHONY continues Wednesdays on Bravo. 

The Real Housewives of New York Recap: Bethenny Frankel Mourns Dennis Shields

The Real Housewives of New York City is back, and a lot went down during the hiatus from filming for our favorite housewives. 

Bethenny Frankel had the year from hell, and that’s in large part down to the sudden death of her boyfriend, Dennis Shields, who was found dead in his Trump Tower home. 

He was just 51 and died of an overdose. 

“Can you talk about Dennis?” a producer asked Bethenny, and she struggled to get words out. 

She was royally put on the spot and had no idea how to address the situation. 

“Dennis passed away three weeks ago in his apartment,” Bethenny revealed. 

“Tyler, his daughter, called me hysterically crying and she said, ‘My dad died this morning.’ And I started screaming into the phone.”

Bethenny then made her way to a promotional shoot for Skinnygirl jeans, and while Bethenny was trying to be strong, she was struggling. 

At one point, she made her way to the bathroom to have a break. 

“This has nothing to do with him,” she whispered to herself. “I don’t want to cry.” 

In a later scene, the star invited her friends over to her home to chat about things. 

That’s when Bethenny revealed that Bryn, her 8-year-old daughter questioned whether Deniss still had a phone. 

Bethenny went on to admit that she wrote a message to Dennis via text following his death.

Bethenny’s message read: “I love you, Dennis. You’re the most loving, beautiful man in the whole world, and I’m sorry you had so much pain. Now you can really sleep.”

Bryn did the same. 

Bryn’s message read: “Hi, Dennis. How are you doing today? We miss you. I and Biggie and Smalls miss you, too. From, Bryn.”

Bethenny revealed that Bryn asked whether Dennis got her text the day after. Yikes. It sounds like some heavy stuff. 

“I’ve never in my life experienced this moment, this feeling, this hysteria,” Bethenny told the cameras.

“Someone told me that he fell the day before on a boat. And then did he take something because he was in pain? But it doesn’t matter. He’s dead.”

“Let me figure out what happened. Let me put the pieces of the puzzle together,” she continued.

“Somebody tell me how bad they feel, his daughter, his son, he was doing this last week, he wrote me 50 texts, he wanted to marry me, I have a ring on my finger. He’s dead! It doesn’t matter! He’s gone. There’s nothing to say.”

“Time is healing the wounds a little more than I thought. It’s going faster,” she said.

“And then I feel guilty. Like, how can you be having fun when Dennis is dead? But I’m trying to do what he would want me to do.”

While Bethenny was going through a nightmare, Luann de Lesseps was trying to fix her life following her relapse. 

Luann admitted to her new friend Barbara Kavovit that she was her rock. 

“You saved me, I’ll tell ya,” Lu told Barbara. “I needed to go back. This whole thing with the kids really was upsetting. It was too overwhelming, and I didn’t have the tools that I needed from the first time around, so I’m glad I went back,” she continued. 

“But when shit hit the fan for me — and it literally did — you came to my rescue with Bethenny, and I will never forget it.”

Luann went on to reveal that the relapse was in part due to the way her ex-husband and kids were treating her. 

There’s a lawsuit alleging that Luann was supposed to set up trust funds for the kids when she sold the house. 

“I needed a change in my life, and I fell in love with Upstate, I fell in love with a house, but I couldn’t get a bank loan enough to buy a house in Upstate,” Luann admitted.

“So I wanted to sell my property in the Hamptons, but the children didn’t like that very much. They stopped me with their father by putting a hold on it legally.”

“That really was upsetting to me, and so that kind of threw me off the rails, and I had a relapse, and I had to go back to rehab.”

“Going back to rehab a second time, I was not proud of myself,” she said.

“I failed. It’t not easy to keep that promise to yourself and live a sober life, but I take it day by day. It’s a struggle.”

Luann then dished that she had fixed things with her kids, but stressed the importance of staying sober. 

“I can’t slip again,” she said. “I won’t.”

What did you think of all the action?

Hit the comments below. 

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The Real Housewives of New York City: See the Season 11 Trailer!

It seems like it was only weeks ago that we watched the The Real Housewives of New York City Season 10 reunion.

Now, Bravo has released the trailer for Season 10.

The trailer itself, as you can see, is a work of art. We cannot wait for the actual season to begin.

Bethenny frankel is in charge

The Real Housewives of New York City is returning for Season 11 on March 6.

We are nearly at February, the shortest month of the year. March is not far off at all.

Season 11 will pick up with elements of Season 10.

One of those is Dorinda’s “Jovani” heckle. You can bet that Luann didn’t forget.

Another blast from the past is Tinsley’s quest for a husband.

But the trailer stars with Bethenny pulling up and calling Sonja Morgan a “hooker,” so you know it’s off to a good start.

Catcalling is fun if it’s from your friends.

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There is a lot of partying and very little context in early parts of the trailer.

We of course recognize the stunning Halloween costumes.

There’s also a butt.

Bravo usually reserves its peaches for The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but made an exception.

We also see a number of the Housewives making out with each other, which isn’t hugely unusual party behavior.

Speaking of parties, they head down to the Sunshine State — to Miami, specifically.

The real housewives of new york city season 11 trailer clip

If the timing of one of the clips were slightly different, people would be accusing Bethenny Frankel of being a witch.

At one point while everyone is living it up in Miami, Bethenny admonishes Sonja.

“Go to f–king sleep, now,” Bethenny insists.

(You know how some people get super bossy when they’re drunk? Well, Bethenny takes that to whole new levels)

Sonja just … collapses and falls out of her chair.

We don’t think that this was what Bethenny meant.

Bethenny frankel grieves

Speaking of Bethenny (when are we, in our hearts, not speaking of her?) but on a much sadder note …

In the trailer, a tearful Bethenny can be seen coping with the sudden death of Dennis Shields.

“There was a lot in my mind about him dying,” she admits.

“I could not get off the ride,” Bethenny says of their on-again, off-again relationship.

“I feel guilty,” she confesses. “That the only way I could get off the ride is that he’s dead.”

It is normal to have mixed feelings about the death of a loved one. It is part of coping.

Luann de lesseps laughs in season 11

Luann de Lesseps is, of course, doing much better than she was a year ago.

“Nine months ago I was in jail,” Luann cheers. “And now I’m a cabaret star, it’s insane!”

She laughs with glee and is clearly pouring herself into her stage work.

This does seem to bring her into conflict with Bethenny for a moment that we just had to turn into a .gif.

“I can’t even believe you act this way,” an exhasperated Bethenny lashes out.

“‘Cabaret, cabaret, cabaret!’ Life is not a cabaret!” Bethenny insists, which would make a hell of an audition for the villain in a musical.

Finally, Bethenny tells Luann: “You’re insufferable!”

Bethenny frankel life is not a cabaret

We hope that the two of them managed to patch things up after this outburst.

Bethenny, Dorinda, Sonja, Ramona, and Tinsley are joined this season by Barbara Kavovit and Jill Zarin.

While there are a number of friendships among the Housewives, this will clearly not pressure them to hold back.

It looks like just about every possible conflict comes to light, and we cannot wait to see it all play out.

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From Ariana Grande To XXXTentacion, & Mac Miller To ‘Fortnite’ — Here Are 2018’s Most Popular Google Search Terms!

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