Carole Radziwill: Aviva Is An Askhole, I’m Her New Target


Carole Radziwill is taking to her Bravo Blog to catch viewers up to date on her life since we last saw her on The Real Housewives of New York City. Carole reveals that she is very good friends with Heather, but not Aviva. She explains that she is Aviva’s target this season and calls Aviva an “Askhole.”

Carole writes, “Yeah, the show. Did you watch? I always laugh at how Housewives react to each other in any new scene. We’re always “Oh my God, Hi!” like we haven’t seen each other in ten years. Heather walked into the photo shoot and you’d think I hadn’t seen her in six months the way I reacted, when actually, we see or speak to each other every day.

Unlike my friendship with Heather, which developed organically both on and off the show, I hadn’t heard from Aviva since we filmed the reunion over a year earlier. I’m not saying I was unhappy about that. Um, I’m kind of not that into her (there, I said it!). But it’s all good because apparently she felt the same way. When I sold my novel the week after the reunion, I got calls from everyone on the show (including LuAnn and we didn’t exactly end on the best terms), except Aviva. Not even a fake “congrats” text from her assistant. And although both Heather and I were very happy for Aviva when she got a book deal, and I offered all of my support, plus contacts, she never picked up the phone once, or sent a text. Nothing. So when she called Heather in this scene, we were both happy to Decline the call. (I love “Declining.” It makes me want an iPhone, again.)

Sometimes the more you get to know someone, the less you like them. Aviva is nice and charming when you are going along with her agenda but as soon as you disagree with her, or don’t give her the support she feels entitled to (like a parade), she becomes a very mean girl. We have all experienced it. I’m her new target. Oh dear.

I’d like to keep a friendly distance from Aviva. She came to Heather’s birthday party with her image consultant so that was a good sign. She is very self-centered and there are times I don’t mind that — it saves me the trouble of talking about myself. I find me, as a subject, a bit boring.

I give Aviva advice when she asks, none of which she takes. My friends and I have a name for people like that, we call them “askholes.” You know, people who constantly ask for advice then always ignore it. Aviva just doesn’t seem genuine to me. It appears as though she’s flattering me but it’s always a build-up to “The Ask.” Yep, and there it is. . .Throw a little editing in there. . .? Um, okay. But I’m not an editor, I’m a writer. I suck at editing. I like words. Lots of them. I couldn’t edit a stop sign. I did give her some good advice about editing her manuscript but it was edited (no pun intended) out.

Who cares. It’s boring to talk about publishing when we’d all much rather watch how it goes down with Ramona! Aviva seems to have perfected the art of insulting people she is trying to flatter. Ramona has a couple of years on her? Wow. Aviva has a thing about age. Hers. Mine. Everyone’s. Last season she was 44 and this season she is, for some reason, 40. She’s the Benjamin Button of Reality.”

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