Ramona Singer Says Her Ex-Husband Mario Is “Dead” To Her


Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer is sitting down with People Now and discussing some of her shocking secrets from her new book Life On The Ramona Coaster, which is available to buy today.

In her book, Ramona shared that as her success grew on the show, Mario began to feel intimidated by her. “I was very successful when I married my ex-husband,” she admits. “He used to always say, ‘Oh you’re great because you can bring home the bacon and cook it.’ But I think what it was is that I became a ‘celebrity,’ and I became out there.”

Singer also wrote about how she tried to mend things with her husband, even after finding out he was having an affair, but recalled one moment where she remembered looking at Mario and thinking that he was dead to her. “He became like jekyll and hyde. There would be moments where he would be very warm and loving and other moments where he was really vicious and mean and would bully me. It was like who are you?”

Ramona said she was “hiding it all” because she didn’t want her daughter Avery to find out what was going on and she didn’t know how to handle the situation. “It’s hard to live a lie,” she admits.

Recalling the moment she confronted Mario’s mistress Kasey Dexter at her Southampton home, she says, “I had a feeling this woman might be there. Mario can be weak, but I figured if she was there I would have to tell her to leave, but his reaction to me made me react differently. It was surreal. But when I went to the home, I was just shocked the way he looked at me and the way he tried to push me out of the house and put his hands on me. It just didn’t seem like it was happening to me and to him. He became another person. He’s another person. I don’t recognize who he is today and that’s the only way I can heal with it, because when he’s across from me he’s not the man that he was two years ago.”

Ramona admits she looks at Mario as “dead.”

Watch the interview below.

Photo Credit: Bravo


20 Replies to “Ramona Singer Says Her Ex-Husband Mario Is “Dead” To Her”

  1. He’s wimpy and sneaky. Of course he only stood up to Ramona when he had another woman to run and hide behind first.

    Ramona cracks me up, especially when she’s with Sonja. Sometimes she does misbehave but I dunno, I think it’s funny.

  2. Ramona is the bully, and I doubt Mario “changed” so much as just got tired of being pushed around. These women all rewrite their stories in the press to fit their needs. I am sure there were many signs of trouble in the relationship before he started blatantly sleeping with someone at their Hampton home. She just glossed over them and kept on doing her thing. I think he lasted longer than most people would have, probably because he is so weak, like she said.

  3. They say divorce is like a death, though not entirely. It is a loss and especially after such a long marriage, with Ramona clearly being the one in love, to have it end is heart wrenching.
    Even though I have always thought that Ramona was nutty and has some sense of entitlement and is a rude snob, it was funny to watch her. I know she must have been very difficult to live with, but that is not saying that Mario was ever a sweet guy. Ramona wanted to see him as the perfect husband and brag about him, but he probably never was as perfect as she made him out to be. I feel sorry for her daughter, since mom is acting more and more immature since all of this with Mario in some attempt to regain her youth, and she appears to be taking risks and behaving badly as a role model for Avery…not so motherly. She is on the never-ending Ramonacoaster and is spinning out of control.

  4. WOO she is crazy. When someone is “dead” to me in this context, I generally don’t comment on them publicly.

  5. I think she means the Mario she knew is no longer alive. Whether it was her perception of him or not, it is what she knew. The house in the Hamptons is hers, so I would kick them out too. Too bad Bethenny didn’t do it first thing after her break up.

    1. I totally know what she means. The man she knew and loved is completely dead in her mind. He is a whole other person she doesn’t recognize and I can’t imagine how it feels. I’m sure she’s lonely with a grown daughter out of the house and now this. She’s always been a hot mess, but I can somewhat see what she’s going full throttle on the men. She’s on the rebound and needs a little TLC. She needs lessons from the countess and sonja.

  6. hi! I have been reading for a bit but not posted! I am addicted to these shows!!! There I have admitted it!!
    I always thought Mario was creepy, it’s the eyes!!! But then again Ramona has weird eyes as well! Avery seems normal!

  7. Its just Ramona being Ramona. You shouldn’t say that about your children’s father, they love him, good, bad or indifferent, he’s their dad.

  8. ramona is cra-cra—–that’s really rational and mature (NOT), he is still your child’s father…deal with it and grow up moron…

  9. Avery is all grown up and Ramona has the right to say whatever she wants. It’s not the same as bashing him, just saying something she feels. He cheated, which is more common than leaving before finding someone else, or before sleeping with the new person. That hardly ever happens that way. People don’t know they want something else ’till they meet something else and it’s available. He broke the contract, not her. No matter how cray cray she is, he married her and lived with her. He also used her money and business smarts. He loved the house in the Hampton’s that she paid for. He loved her but didn’t respect her enough to tell her he had found someone else, just like a lazy cheater. It always cracks me up how men and women tell the new person they are no longer intimate with their spouse, and it’s rarely true. He stayed with her for 20 years and then, just like a lazy cheater, went behind her back to cheat. If a spouse wants things more fun, create fun. If they want sexy, be sexy. If they want something different, make a difference.

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