This week on The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel finally came face-to-face with Ramona Singer after their major blow-up in the Berkshires, as the ladies discussed their trip to Mexico at a dinner hosted by Dorinda Medley.
Ramona’s attack on Bethenny in the Berkshires was quite unforgettable, when she accused Frankel of sleeping her way to the top and questioning her business sales.
“You’re an opportunist. You use people,” Singer said in a prior episode. “You are so f*cking broken you don’t even see it. And I feel sorry for you. I actually do care for you. You’re a bitch. You’re the Bethenny bitchy witch, that’s who you are.”
Since the news of Bethenny’s ex-husband’s arrest went public, Ramona had been trying to reach out to Bethenny and apologize. “I don’t want my relationship to be over with Bethenny and I know unless I make these gradual steps to reach out to her in a non-confrontational way that maybe we can make strides,” Singer explained during this week’s episode. “But if I don’t then it’s definitely over, and I don’t want it to be over. ”
Back at Dorinda’s dinner, Bethenny tried to approach Ramona to talk to her about the trip one-on-one at the table. Frankel explained she thought Singer was “disingenuous” for texting supportive words to Frankel while still making “nasty” comments about her business.
“Let’s talk about the fact that you came back to me with things that you said that were negative,” Ramona fired back. “I’m not going to go tit for tat, but you came back to me with a lot of negative things you said about things I’ve done in business. How do you think that made me feel?”
Ramona continued, “I support my family,” Singer said. “I gave half my money to my husband who I was married to for 30 years. You were only married for two. Talk to me when you’ve been married for 30 years!” she said. “My f*cking heart was cut out, my legs, my arms. So don’t even tell me and try to compare your life to mine. Don’t. Don’t. Just don’t, Bethenny. Have more respect for me. Have more respect and more sympathy. It’s not always about you.”
“The waterworks are not of interest to me. You’re not having a conversation, you’re screaming,” Bethenny replied, adding that Ramona was no longer invited on the trip. But Ramona insisted she was coming anyway.
“It’s a group trip — I just won’t come to the tequila party,” Ramona said, explaining that she would skip B’s planned Skinnygirl-sponsored event and still attend the rest of the vacation. “It’s a group trip, so I’m coming!”
“I always have a great trip with these girls,” she later told the cameras. “I’m not going to let Bethenny take that away from me. I’m going to have fun no matter what.”
After being reminded of some other things she said in the Berkshires that she may not have remembered, Ramona kept apologizing. “You speak very factually, very superficially, but you just don’t go into the heart and the soul,” she said. “And that’s okay. That’s who I am, that’s not who you are. That’s where we are.”
Ramona added, “Yes, we had a fight. People have fights. That’s life, Bethenny. That’s what life is,” she said. “I’ve been on this planet a little bit longer than you and you know what, people do fight. And you get over it. And you can’t harbor this ill-will. I don’t need negative energy. I care for you, in a sense, but I realize you don’t like to be cared for. I’m the mothering type — you don’t want me to mother you. You want to be your own person. I get it.”
Bethenny started to soften. “Here’s the thing Ramona. My opinion is that you’ve done some pretty nasty and malicious things to me. Like, really,” she said. “Let’s make a pack that we will not say nasty things about each other and be mean and just move forward. That’s it.”
But Bethenny wasn’t buying what Ramona had said. “I just agreed to a bag of bullsh*t,” Frankel said. “Like, this is a bag of hot steamy bullsh*t.”
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