The Real Housewives of New York are really bringing the entertainment this season. Star of the RHONY, Luann de Lesseps, and newbie Barbara Kavovit, recently joined Andy Cohen for an episode of Watch What Happens Live. They dished on everything about the RHONY this season.
For starters, the ladies discussed the fish room in Dorinda Medley’s house in the Berkshires. Luann was asked why she dismissed that Bethenny Frankel was upset about a room, after Bethenny was very supportive of Luann during a horrible time. Luann explained, “Well, you know, do you remember the Berkshires? We’ve been up there quite a bit, remember? And I think Bethenny has said some very mean things to me in that house. So I found it, you know, kind of funny that she was hurt about a bedroom. I mean how could you be hurt about a room?” Andy pointed out that Bethenny had been there for her so that’s why people were wondering why she wasn’t more understanding. Luann replied, “Right, which I of course totally appreciate. But you know to be hurt about a room?”
So is the fish room really that bad? Barbara answered right away, “No.” They laughed and Luann said, “The teeth on those fish.” Barbara said, “It’s a gorgeous room. You know, maybe I was drinking the Kool-Aid just a touch at that point. And I heard some rumors about the fish room. You know I was walking around, it’s a gorgeous house and then you see these big teeth in your face. But it was a beautiful house.” Luann clarified that the house is “gorgeous.”
Barbara also took the chance to respond to some shade from Ramona Singer this season. Barbara said, “She wouldn’t hug me but you know what it doesn’t matter what Ramona does or she doesn’t. I run a multimillion dollar construction company in New York City, in the toughest city in the world. I was ready to bring my bulldozer there. I just feel like Ramona, she says a lot but she doesn’t contribute anything.”
People wanted to know how Barbara handles the ladies this season. Barbara explained, “I mean, I am trying to take the high road. I think I’ve explained and it’ll play out, I just feel like I’m new in the group and they haven’t embraced me at all. So I feel like it’s just an uphill battle. But that’s why I try to deflect Ramona a little, by apologizing to her – to try and just simmer her down. There’s a way of dealing with people and I think, running a very large construction company in New York City, in the toughest city in the world, I think there’s a way of dealing with people that just talk a lot and talk derogatory to people. I’m just trying to do my best in a tough crowd.”
Barbara also got to talk about Ramona’s style, because callers were wondering how Barbara tolerates Ramona criticizing her style. Barbara said, “You know, I don’t like the way she dresses particularly. I think she’s just a lot of, you know, she really flipped by Barbie b**** switch this season, I have to tell ya. I don’t like the way she dresses, but again I would never demean another woman by telling them they don’t dress in the way I would want to dress. Everybody has their own individual style and I think everybody needs to embrace and support each other – which she doesn’t.”
How does Barbara like filming with the ladies of the RHONY? Barbara shared, “Well, I think I just kind of was thrown into it.” What was Luann’s advice for her friend Barbara before joining the show? Luann said she told Barbara to just “be herself.” She also noted that she didn’t want Barbara to have any preconceived notions. Barbara said it’s different filming than watching the show at home. She said, “It’s kind of odd, going from watching a show to now being in the show” but she feels more prepared now for it.
Luann and Barbara have been friends for years. So they played a fun game of ‘Spill The Lu Tea.’ Which fellow Real Housewives has Luann complained about the most? Barbara answered, “Between Ramona and Bethenny.” Who has hit on Luann that is famous? Apparently Hugh Grant. Is Luann a good tipper? Barbara quipped, “I’m a better tipper.” Barbara feels that Luann did have suspicions before she got married. Barbara said, “Yes, I do. I think she didn’t want to believe it because she was so in love with him at the time. She really wanted to get married.” Luann’s type? “Feisty, little hair and shorter than her,” Barbara said.
I am loving this season of the RHONY! I look forward to watching the rest of the season.
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