Ramona Singer is known as the blunt and opinionated star of The Real Housewives of New York, but don’t let her tough exterior fool you. Before she became a successful business woman, Ramona endured domestic violence as a child and she is crediting her mother’s story for helping mold her into an independent woman.
Ramona tells Rumor Fix, “My mother was a victim of domestic violence and I always said to her ‘Why don’t you leave dad?’ And she said, ‘You know what? I can’t.’ Because at that time they didn’t have shelters they didn’t have places for people to go to and she said, ‘Just promise me, always make your own money have your own career so this way if you want to get married you can, if you don’t you don’t.’”
Ramona says her mother’s advice was the best she has ever received and that’s what drove her to start her own business and become a self-made woman who didn’t need to rely on a man. Ramona adds, “If you have a marriage, your spouse will treat you more as an equal and if something goes wrong, God forbid, if you have money in the bank account … and that was probably the best advice I got. That’s what drove me to do well in business. So I put myself through college I opened up my own business when I was 29 years old — it was very successful. I was probably the only Housewife that came on the show with like a million dollars in the bank by the time I was 37 years old.”
Love her or not, I think this is very admirable. Do you agree with Ramona?