We are only a few episodes into this season of The Real Housewives of New York City and we’ve already had some explosive moments at the dinner table. For example, Ramona Singer asking Bethenny Frankel information about her B rated movie past and if she’s spoken with her 6-year old daughter about it yet.
Dorinda Medley admits that the Ramona/Bethenny moment “came out of left field,” adding to The Daily Dish, “But I think the problem is it continues, and there are other things that happen and it becomes very cumulative and I think it was damaging. What happened was real and I think the audience is gonna feel it.”
“Sometimes Ramona’s timing is not good and I would say that in front of her. I don’t think she is malicious, but I think that the timing was wrong and I just don’t think you mention [kids]. There’s sort of this thing on our show [where] you don’t mention children, you don’t mention husbands. There’s just sort of these unspoken rules and I think that that [was what] triggered it. The timing was off. It appeared misplaced and it came off as aggressive.”
She shared the same thoughts on WWHL last week. “Ramona sometimes doesn’t have great social cues. She doesn’t do great social timing. And, remember, we hadn’t seen each other all summer. We came off of a very difficult reunion, as you know, and we couldn’t figure out where it came from. And she mentioned her daughter and we sort of have a golden rule that we don’t mention our children.”
She compares the situation to having her own daughter on the show. “I mean my daughter’s 23. She’s chosen to be on the show. She’s an adult. They’re kids. They’re not part of the show. We signed up for this,” she said. “You just shouldn’t. I just don’t go there. I don’t mention husbands and I don’t mention children.”
But Dorinda still has hopes for Ramona and Bethenny’s relationship. “[Bethenny] deflected it with humor, which is what she does best. It’s too bad because they’re both good people and they have a longstanding friendship. They’ve been through a lot and I hope it can be all sorted out and they can come to a place where they can move forward. Even if it’s not as great friends — relationships sometimes change and they turn into something different. But, yeah, I think it was difficult for all of us.”
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