RHONY’s Jessel Taank is over Erin Lichy and Sai de Silva’s “mean girl” energy and makes it clear she will no longer tolerate their nasty behavior.
On Sunday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York, Jessel Taank, Sai de Silva, and Erin Lichy went on a triple date with their husbands, Pavit, Abe, and David. The outing included mini golf, guacamole, cocktails, and DRAMA.
With the guys playing mini golf and Sai in the bathroom, Erin asked Jessel if she was doing “okay” following her tense lunch with the Brooklyn-based influencer last week.
“It was definitely not what I expected. You know, I felt like her energy was very cold and like, almost like negative towards me,” Jessel admitted. “I honestly don’t know what I’ve done.”
Upon Sai’s return from the bathroom, she joined in on the conversation while admitting their lunch was “the most awkward f—ing lunch I’ve ever had.”
“I just felt like the reasons why you wanted to talk to me — it could have been a phone call,” Sai told the fashion publicist. “You wanted to meet me to tell me that you’re not comparing your struggles.”
Jessel explained that she wanted to have a one-on-one conversation with Sai after she seemed upset following their conversation on the boat trip in Anguilla. If you recall, as Jessel opened up about “her story” to the group, Sai accused her of fabricating her life story to gain sympathy.
“I was upset because you’re not understanding what we’re saying to you. It’s like, there’s no accountability, and for anything and you’re talking in circles, it’s like nothing is making sense,” Sai explained, who previously opened up to the RHONY cast about her difficult childhood and her late mother’s battle with alcoholism.
During last week’s episode of RHONY, Jessel brought up Sai’s mother when sharing her own experience of living with her uncle, who was also an alcoholic. This didn’t sit well with Sai, who shut down the conversation and left the lunch.
“I’m sitting at the lunch, and you bring up my mom. I’ll be honest with you. I don’t want to talk about my mom in that aspect,” Sai admitted as Jessel insisted she “never” meant to hurt Sai by bringing up her mother.
Jessel added that she “didn’t know” the subject was off-limits and was simply trying to find a way to connect with Sai while also sharing her own experience.
“My mom is clearly — I’ve never opened up about it. I talked about it, and I don’t talk about it anymore,” Sai said. “I was super offended.”
“I am honestly blown away,” Jessel said in her confessional interview. “Being offended that I shared a story about my uncle who went through a really hard time and eventually passed away? I have no words.”
Sai then accused Jessel of “talking in circles” and lying about details about her life, which the fashion publicist denies. Jessel claimed she’s “literally never lied to you guys,” which is when Sai claims that Jessel “lied” about Pavit going to Vietnam to earn extra frequent flyer miles. She claims that Pavit couldn’t have booked a ticket due to closed borders.
This was the final straw for Jessel, who quipped:
“Seriously, I’m so over this mean girl s—, and it is mean girl s—.”
Sai retorted, “Nobody is being a mean girl, Jessel; you make no sense when you speak. You cannot answer a question, and you speak in circles.”
“I don’t get a chance Sai, the minute I try, this is what happens,” Jessel fired back while gesturing to Erin. “She, your f—ing pet parrot [gets involved].”
“It’s just me and you talking right now,” Sai replied, not wanting to drag Erin into their drama. “She’s talking to Ubah. You f—ing had me sitting there for 35 minutes and didn’t even have the decency to call me. I didn’t even want to be at the lunch; it was a waste of my f—ing time.”
“I’m actually so f—ing over you,” Sai continued while getting up from her seat and walking away. “Let’s be done. I’m out. f—ing bitch.”
“Diva!” Jessel screamed.
The Real Housewives of New York airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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