Ramona Singer: Why The Berkshires Triggered My Abusive Childhood Memories


Ramona Singer stopped by the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse Tuesday night after her breakdown in the Berkshires to discuss the drama on RHONY. First, Andy asks Ramona if she believes throwing a glass in someones face is equal to someone splashing her.

“What happened was very un-lady like,” Ramona says. “I shouldn’t have done it no matter what somebody does to you. I’m embarrassed by it. I apologize to her later when she was more receptive to it, and that’s all I can say. I’m owning it. I’m not perfect, and I’m not going to make excuses for it.”

“I’m upset because I watched the clip before I came on here,” Ramona responds when Andy points out that she is emotional. “Going back, really brought back memories of my childhood. In fact, I was writing my Blog tonight and my daughter came in and I was broken out in hives.”

“I didn’t want to go to the Berkshires,” Ramona continues. “I told Heather I didn’t really have a great upbringing, my father was abusive towards my mother, and I knew the Berkshires is very similar to where I grew up. When I was on the lake all of the sudden I was feeling really good and happy and then when Kristen threw the water at me [she was being playful], something snapped in me. I overreacted. It wasn’t right. Then I took the walk in the woods… yeah I’m upset about it. It wasn’t a pretty moment. That’s not proper behavior.”

Next, Andy plays the clip of the women talking about Ramona after she left, and gives her an opportunity to respond. “Unless you grow up in a family where you see someone abused, what happens is the way a child deals with abuse is you ignore it. You pretend it doesn’t exist and it was a very emotional moment for me. I needed to leave for various reasons. Then I’m in the Hamptons where I have the love of my daughter and my husband and I embraced it.”

Do you think Ramona should have left?

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