Aviva Drescher SLAMS Kristen Taekman; Says She Was Recruited By The “Mean Girls”

June 19, 2014 | By Continue Reading

Aviva Drescher White and Gold Bracelet

Ramona said it best when it came to Aviva during this week’s episode saying, “Aviva literally opened her bag of crazy”.  In her Bravo blog this week Aviva discusses the issues between herself and Kristen, including Kristen confronting her about her asthma.  She goes on to say that herself, Sonja, and Ramona have fallen victim to the “mean girls” Carole, Heather, and Luann and that Kristen was recruited to join them.

“I may not be the smartest tool in the shed, but I’m pretty.”

Our introductory blurbs at the top of each episode range from the brash (“SometimesSonja has to go commando.”) to the ridiculous (Carole’s “check out my great ass”) toKristen’s sad sing-songy, self-loathing battle cry, quoted above.

When I first heard it, I thought “Oh no, Kristen, don’t! You’re not a dumb blonde; you’re a smart, accomplished woman.” I thought she might be buying this grotesque characterization from her Neanderthal husband and making it the feature of her personality. The evidence was to the contrary. She was a successful model, still kept herself in great shape, and was raising her children practically single handedly while husband Josh devoted himself to business.

Now I’m not so sure.

The Real Housewives of New York City is not unlike high school. At the beginning of the season you had the returning “mean girls” — ringleader Carole, Heather (there is always a “Heather” in the “mean girls”), and occasional cameos from LuAnn slithering onto the scene. They flex their nasty muscles by aggressively preying on the outliers Ramona,Sonja, and me. They pounced on Kristen from the first day of class and recruited her for their clique. A pack of rabid Scientologists couldn’t have done it better.

Kristen’s pretty head was turned by the flattery and the sense of belonging to the cool girls. Funny thing is, I don’t blame her. It’s seductive getting all that attention from the self-appointed smart set. Kristen took to it all too well. Her bonding with Carole and Heather led inevitably to her attacking Sonja and Ramona and Aviva.

My first experience was in what I like to call STFUgate. Kristen had called for a playdate for our kids at a pottery painting shop. We’d barely put their little hands to work scribbling on mugs when Kristen laced into me for. . . I can’t even remember now. I felt I’d been led into a trap so Kristen would have the opportunity to show her aggressive mean girl side to her sponsors and our viewers. STFU, I explained to her (out of earshot of our budding artists). In response, I got the famous Kristen wide-eyed, gaping mouth look (like Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” but pretty!).

In this episode, it’s Asthmagate. I’d been looking forward to the trip to Montana. I thought of it as my confident coming out party after last season’s St. Barth’s debacle. I was going to dance on the tables with Ramona, leer at cowboys in chaps with Sonja, and maybe even make up and talk books with Carole (OK, I know, I went too far there). Unfortunately, my asthma flared up and my doctors insisted I not go on the trip. Up until the last minute, I was hoping to be well enough, and I alerted Kristen to what was going on. Kristen flipped. She demanded I get a doctor’s letter. I thought, “What, are we 12? Is this junior high?” and then I remembered, “Oh yeah, we are/it is.” In the interest of appeasing the shocked and awed Kristen, I produced the letter. It actually wasn’t a big deal because I thought I might need it for something else like, oh I don’t know, an excuse for being late to my nail appointment or maybe missing a PTA meeting or anything where adults are treated as naughty children. I thought Kristen would be impressed that my note wasn’t scrawled on a napkin saying something like, “Please excuse Aviva because I’m sick.” It was from an actual board-certified doctor. Printed on real stationary. And signed. It may have helped that my primary care physician is something of a “Doctor to the Stars,” with such notable patients as Andy Cohen.

But it wasn’t good enough for Dr. Kristen whose knee jerk reaction to any piece of news she doesn’t want to hear is “you’re lying.”

Kristen: “I don’t understand how this could have just come on!”

Well, Dr. Kristen, that’s how things somehow work in real life. Say, God forbid, someone has a massive heart attack and dies on the spot, would Kristen stand over the body, eyes blazing and say, “Oh really! Sure, I suppose this just came on. You don’t really expect me to believe that!”

Or was it “Aviva can’t stay away from her husband.” Or “Aviva can’t stand to be in the country because that’s where she lost her leg.” Or “Aviva can’t find a cowboy boot that fits over her fake foot.” Or, Carole’s old refrain, “Aviva’s just weird. Weird. Weird, weird, weird.” Carole: you’re a writer, use your words. Among civilized people when an illness prevents someone from keeping an engagement you get, “Oh, I’m so sorry; I hope you feel better soon.” In Housewifeland, you get, “You’re lying and by the way I hope you die from it.”

I’m sorry I’m missing the trip girls, but I’m looking forward to a vacation from Kristen.

P.S.: You all know that I can laugh at myself and my physical challenge. For example, my book is called Leggy Blonde and my blurb at the top of the show is “When people tell me I’m fake, I know they’re just pulling my leg.” I’m even OK when friends joke about it. Usually. But whoever made that cruel practical joke of having a wheel chair with my name at the Missoula airport went too far. Cripple jokes? Really?

 Okay.  This is a little over the top.  Again, if Aviva actually has a medical condition which could truly put her life at risk than going to Montana would have been a terrible decision – and I could see why she would get mad over the accusations.  However given the history with her anxieties and excuses I can also see why there would be doubts.  I did find it kind of funny that she would label herself, Sonja and Ramona as the victims who were “aggressively played on”.  Wasn’t Ramona the one who threw a glass at someone’s face? Seems a little aggressive to me!  What are your thoughts?  Do you agree with Aviva?

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Category: Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn DeLesseps, Ramona Singer, RHONY, Sonja Morgan

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Patty
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Patty
2 years 2 months ago
Aviva has cried ‘wolf’ too much. She really cannot blame the ladies for not believing Aviva because of big deal she created last season when she had to come to the ladies’ vacation with her husband. Got upset when the ladies wanted him to stay at a hotel & she threw a fit. Called the ladies names & was very ugly. She is such a tactless person. Also, how does the girl with two prostectic legs dance in the shoe Dancing with the Stars & never loses her legs but Aviva keeps losing her one leg quite often. Just wondered… Read more »
sueby
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sueby
2 years 3 months ago

I wonder if Kristen who is long time friend of Heathers is picking on Aviva due to Heathers influence and tryin to stay relevant on the show-not a nice side of Kristen – I feel Aviva is being unfairly ganged up on and picked on!

KitKat
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KitKat
2 years 3 months ago

I feel like Aviva is the new Kelly Bensimon. Doesn’t know how to take responsibility of her own actions, as well as being delusional and totally cuckoo!

Melodie
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Melodie
2 years 3 months ago

All that fresh air in Montana beautiful blue skies and nature. Just terrible for asthma. Now living in New York is sooo much better smog, exhaust from the millions of cars, Yep Aviva is right she should just stay home… Keep sucking on the inhaler but next time do it the right way ok.

Murphy6
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Murphy6
2 years 3 months ago

Is anyone else getting sick of the whole tagging “gate” on the end of every arguement? It was funny at first. But to me, calling each one a “gate” incident is trying to imply the argument was a huge disaster and scandal. I like it only when it’s a big dramatic thing that’s carried out all season or something, not for calling people out or little girl fights.

They're All Crazy
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They're All Crazy
2 years 3 months ago

YES, especially when most people doing it weren’t alive when Watergate happened. Move on already.

Taco Tuesday
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Taco Tuesday
2 years 3 months ago

I agree. The whole “gate” thing is played out.

Joey27
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Joey27
2 years 3 months ago
First of all, Aviva….leave her husband and how her kids are raised out of it, it’s none of your business…if you’re gonna try & attack someone…family is the #1 thing that’s off limits. Aviva kind of put herself into this position…I mean with everything she constantly brings up, such as her phobias and different illnesses, and than was stupid to even bring up the fact she doesn’t travel woot her husband; cause come on Aviva if you know they’re the “mean girls” that you claim them to be, why give them ammo? You basically told the truth flat out by… Read more »
Patty
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Patty
2 years 2 months ago

I agree with everything you wrote. I don’t know why Aviva is having a fit after what she caused on the ladies only trip last season. She was soooo ugly to all of the ladies especially Sonia & Ramona. All because she was scared to fly unless she had her husband with her and we are to believe that she is all better.
The only cool ladies are Heather and Carol. I do no mind Kristin that much but still getting used to her. Sonja & especially Ramona drive me crazy.

Debby
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Debby
2 years 3 months ago

Aviva using asthma as an excuse why she can’t go is just an insult to all of the people who actually live with asthma everyday. My son and husband both have asthma and we managed to go to Lake Tahoe (much higher elevation than Montana) for a week and the only person who had breathing problems was me.

Sosa
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Sosa
2 years 3 months ago

Is that really how she sees things!!!!????? Ramona and Sonja are outliers??? They are originals of the show. Wow…. This is so odd.

kc
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kc
2 years 3 months ago
Oh Aviva, STFU!! No one believes a word that comes out of your mouth! From past seasons you sent your disgusting dad to drop a check to Ramona’s event because you’re afraid of heights. St Barth’s was a huge ordeal because you’re afraid to fly, and on and on. Now you have asthma and can’t go to Montana! Asthma runs in my family, has for years, and believe me, the clean, open air is good for you!! But, you’re right, staying in New York and “breathing air through a straw” (your words) is much better for you! You are such… Read more »
MrsTellit
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MrsTellit
2 years 3 months ago
Can someone please tell me why these women and the rest of the world hates Aviva. I don’t get it at all. Please someone tell me some concrete reasons. We forget that Aviva has had some serious trauma in her life. She got her leg chopped off as a child. If that doesn’t bring a slew of issues or doesn’t give you and excuse to have anxiety of some sorts, then I just don’t know. Who asks another grown lady for a docs note? Wtf? There are a lot of jobs where a team is much more necessary than reality… Read more »
Joey27
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Joey27
2 years 3 months ago
Apparently it’s not to wild of a thing do Aviva since she said she brings one for fuckin late nail appt…she’s a little loopy, ya gotta agree on some level. I agree the whole thing would bring on issues for a young child, but with how open she is and how she can laugh at it and even show it off all the time without anyone asking…seems that she’s grown to be very comfortable with it, and has worked out any issues that specific incident brought on? I could be wrong. I personally don’t know her, but just watch….now she… Read more »
MrsTellit
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MrsTellit
2 years 3 months ago
In no way am I saying Aviva us guiltless. Let’s just make that clear, but why is she crazy? I don’t get that. No one has told me a reason. The reason I said heather has anger issues is because if the way she went after that housewife friend in the beginning, and how quick she can go ratchet. She doesn’t say it how it is to me. She took carols side without hesitation and ran a marathon with it. Both Aviva and Carol were wrong on book gate. Heather didn’t have to act so wildly about it. You are… Read more »
sueby
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sueby
2 years 3 months ago

Agree about this season being the worst, it’s almost unwatchable! But think Aviva is a victim of this group of women bullying her; it’s really unpleasant to watch!

Taco Tuesday
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Taco Tuesday
2 years 3 months ago

MrsTellit, no one owes you an explanation on why the vast majority of housewife viewers think Aviva is off her rocker. Just do some research and chances are you will figure it out for yourself.

rukidding?
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rukidding?
2 years 3 months ago
how is Aviva not crazy? out of all the other women she is the most insane. all she does is argue with everyone, makes ridiculous accusations, thinks is appropriate to bring her pervy father around her friends and enables his behavior and thinks it’s funny, she goes from happy to angry in seconds, she has all kinds of phobias and claims all kinds of illnesses. I’m sure getting her leg cut off is part of her weird behavior and anyone will be traumatized by it but I think she uses it for a crunch. she likes using her “phobias and… Read more »
kc
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kc
2 years 3 months ago

Are we watching the same show?? No one asked for a doctors note, crazy brought it on her own to prove her new line of s**%.

BaybeK8s
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BaybeK8s
2 years 3 months ago

Thanks kc. I thought I had either missed something or I was going bat shhhhhit crazy;so much so, I replayed the episode before the “opening of the bag of crazy” and “the bag of crazy” episode several times because I didn’t see or hear Kristen ask Aviva for a Dr.’s note either.

Meri
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Meri
2 years 3 months ago

The only true mean girl here is Aviva. She is cruel, arrogant and self-absorbant. I don’t believe anything that she says including her sudden onset of Asthma. She’s full of crap.

Meri
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Meri
2 years 3 months ago

Whoops…self-absorbed.

Katelyn
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Katelyn
2 years 3 months ago

No one is meaner than Aviva. She’s said things that are actionable – you could actually sue over them.

rhfan
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rhfan
2 years 3 months ago

Asthma, no Asthma, who cares?

Aviva has a history of phobias and ailments that she used to drag her whiney husband on a GIRL’s trip last season. She blamed her crazy on her phobias, and now this season those phobias are mysteriously gone? Yeah, if I were in this group of ladies I would question any “medical condition” she has. Sorry, Aviva has created a history of fabricating and embellishing, so now if people don’t buy her stories, that is on her. Aviva is the HW that cried wolf.

Enough Aviva Already
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Enough Aviva Already
2 years 3 months ago

Aviva is one of the most self-centered, annoying people I have ever seen. Her father is even worse. I mute my tv when they are speaking. Love Carole, love Heather, love Kristen, adore Sonya and cannot stand Ramona. Do they order medications for these women by the truck load. Aviva, please tell your father to shut up!

lily drake
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lily drake
2 years 3 months ago

Aviva! Please just go away!

romo
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romo
2 years 3 months ago

She looks like a tranny in that pic.

Kristina
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Kristina
2 years 3 months ago

She is bat sh!t crazy!!! I cant stand her oh poor me crap.

mtrae9
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mtrae9
2 years 3 months ago

Aviva is crazy and always playing the victim. She needs some self reflection.

housewife fan
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housewife fan
2 years 3 months ago

This isn’t on the topic of the asthma thing but I can’t believe Aviva said in her blog that when she told Kristen to Shut the f**k up that she was not in ear shot of the kids….she was sitting right next to them on a tiny table!! how can she lie and try to rewrite history when we all saw it.

Gimme Pizza You Old Troll
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Gimme Pizza You Old Troll
2 years 3 months ago

Attempting to rewrite history has been her MO all season. And it’s sooo tired.

Shiks
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Shiks
2 years 3 months ago

I know, it’s like they forget there’s film of them? I thought the same thing when I read it, they were right there!!!!! She is such an ass!

BleedingEyes
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BleedingEyes
2 years 3 months ago
Last year, my mother couldn’t go to my nieces wedding because she wasn’t feeling well, and the morning of our flight ( my sister myself and my mother), I had to call 911 cause she was showing signs of a stroke. My sister was pretty sure my mother was faking it and didn’t want to go because she didn’t want to leave my father who was dying of cancer. However, after we landed at the airport in NC it turned out the be a Brain anursim and a stroke, and my decision to call 911 at the time I did… Read more »
Taco Tuesday
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Taco Tuesday
2 years 3 months ago

But that’s why as youngsters we are all taught not to cry wolf. Aviva pulls this crap all the time. If all of it is actually true she belongs in a hospital, not on a reality show.

MrsTellit
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MrsTellit
2 years 3 months ago
Can someone please tell me why these women and the rest of the world hates Aviva. I don’t get it at all. Please someone tell me some concrete reasons. We forget that Aviva has had some serious trauma in her life. She got her leg chopped off as a child. If that doesn’t bring a slew of issues or doesn’t give you and excuse to have anxiety of some sorts, then I just don’t know. Who asks another grown lady for a docs note? Wtf? There are a lot of jobs where a team is much more necessary than reality… Read more »
ardelle
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ardelle
2 years 3 months ago

I totally agree with you. Carol is so annoying and Aviva tried to stop the bookgate. Aviva gets a bad rap.

Taco Tuesday
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Taco Tuesday
2 years 3 months ago

I think all you really have to do is watch the show, read blogs like this one, and the Bravo blogs to see the reasons people dislike Aviva, or any housewife for that matter!
Because I’m certainly not going to go through them all for you. 🙂

Just me
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Just me
2 years 3 months ago

This is what I’m saying, you just never know ?

Hopeful
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Hopeful
2 years 3 months ago

I really can’t stand either one. I hope the both go. Kristen does try to embarrass everyone. Doesn’t she get into it with Holla girl soon?

Kristin isn’t the sharpest tool Also she has a knack for pushing people’s buttons. That is talent LMAO

Aviva is a fake,lying, jealous, deranged human . JMO

T
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T
2 years 3 months ago
Hi Hopeful I agree can’t stand either one of them…I actually don’t really care for most of the NY cast. I totally agree about Kristen. She seems to enjoy being the pot stirrer. I think she’s trying to prove herself to the “mean girl clique.” She does seem to go after the “crazy clique.” To me it’s the same as LuAnn always going after Ramona. LuAnn put a target on Ramona when Jill got fired. She tries to find issues with Ramona. Although Ramona does make an easy target. The only thing I will give Aviva…if she really has anxiety… Read more »
Hopeful
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Hopeful
2 years 3 months ago

Awww T sorry to hear that ..Some of the strongest people in the world suffer from anxiety .. You are not alone. It sucks though for sure.

I saw part of a interview with Lisa Ling. She was saying how she suffered with anxiety too ..Still does .. I think she was diagnosed with something like ADD.. Not sure if that was it but it sounded like ADD…. Anyone catch the interview?

Mego the Lying stripper
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Mego the Lying stripper
2 years 3 months ago

Aviva should be fired for refusing to go with the women on these mandatory trips. This whole asthma thing is bullshit. You think the quality of the air is better in NYC than Montana? Please.

corky21
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corky21
2 years 3 months ago

I agree with you about Aviva backing out all the time. And, i’m so not a fan of hers. However, if she does have some asthma the thinner air of Montana can cause asthmatics problems.

Johanna M
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Johanna M
2 years 3 months ago
Agreed. It’s the same thing that happened with Kim Z. I think some people forget that even though the ladies are saying things like “you’re deserting us, this is about bonding, etc.” things that seem petty, that’s not what it’s really about. They can’t say what it’s really about because they can’t talk about production. They’re contractually obligated to go on these stupid trips and none of them really want to go. Most of then don’t want to be with half of the other women for more than an hour, let alone a whole trip filming. So what it boils… Read more »
BM Barbie
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BM Barbie
2 years 3 months ago

Thank you. Clearly Kristen’s whole rant was brought on by producers. Production was pissed that Aviva wanted to back out of the trip. Whether or not the asthma thing is true, I don’t give a shit. This blog, as well as all of the other blogs Aviva has written, is C-R-A-Z-Y. She doth protests too much.

Gimme Pizza You Old Troll
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Gimme Pizza You Old Troll
2 years 3 months ago

I wanted to slap the shit out of Aviva – or myself – after reading that blog!

Taco Tuesday
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Taco Tuesday
2 years 3 months ago

I know. She makes me sick to my stomach. Since when is jokingly calling yourself dumb but pretty a “grotesque characterization.”
Aviva is a world class idiot.

Theresa Herrmann
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Theresa Herrmann
2 years 3 months ago

Too bad you cannot reply on the bravo website!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just me
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Just me
2 years 3 months ago
What else can Aviva do to present her evidence that she really has asthma & could not attend the Montana trip ? She presented a Dr.’s note & meds, so I don’t know what else she could do to please the other ladies ?What if she had gone & had a severe asthma attck out in the high country with no Dr for miles & miles, would that have made the ladies happy then ? I happen tobelieve Aviva…this time, and I am not a big Aviva fan either. I think Kristen’s schtick went too far & sounded prompted, scripted… Read more »
housewife fan
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housewife fan
2 years 3 months ago

Could be that the reason she went to Andy Cohen’s doctor was that Bravo didn’t believe her either after she refused to go on the last trips. they might have forced her to use his doctor so that they could trust that he would tell Bravo the truth. Which would mean it is the truth, however also if the network doesn’t believe her then why would the girls automatically believe her.

Just me
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Just me
2 years 3 months ago
I don’t know…. what I am saying is, I guess there is no way to know the truth, it’s 50/50. What else could she do to prove herself ? What if she had gone & had an asthma episode then what ? I am not taking sides here. But I do think the Aviva inviting Miss USA thing ( which I find ridiculous), why would she ? Coupled along with this asthma thing are just too many things seemingly lets jump on Aviva for everything season. You know how it goes, someone always has to be the victim & the… Read more »
Just me
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Just me
2 years 3 months ago

May I just add, that this will definetely hinder Aviva’s return next season ( if there is one), if she can’t attend these trips then it’s really not fair to the other ladies that have to work & go.

zoeysmom
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zoeysmom
2 years 3 months ago

Could be. Or it could be Aviva and Andy have the same doctor. I just thought it over the top Kristen demanded a doctor’s note. I think she was surprised when Kristen produced it.

zoeysmom
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zoeysmom
2 years 3 months ago

Aviva may be a pain in the neck but the wheelchair with her name on it went too far. Really bad taste on the part of the producers.

The backstory is that the doctor Aviva went to is Andy Cohen’s. Who knew Andy suffered from asthma? Kristen is not a doctor and it is quite common for asthma to be diagnosed in adulthood.

Kristen just tries to hard to embarrass people. Why is it she demands an explanation from Aviva? These women hate Aviva why do they care if she goes on a trip with them?

September24
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September24
2 years 3 months ago

As much as I agree that Kristen took the asthma too far, Aviva herself is inducing drama in her blog over it. Reminds me of Quad on Married to Medicine. Her blogs go too far about MEriah too.

Jacquie
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Jacquie
2 years 3 months ago

Im sorry but i dont see how any could truly believe aviva, while i do think kristen is relentless when she attacks people, it was pure comedy watching aviva take the inhaler like if she didnt have asthma taking the medicine would kill her! Waaaay over dramatic. And the scene with her husband it was like she coached him on what to say and as soon as he saod no shes like oh ok so no then. Whaaaay?!

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