Are you ready for "The Real Housewives of New York City" season finale Thursday? “Two people walk off,” cast member Ramona Singer told us, “one person got up and stomped her foot, and there is a lot of crying. One person cries a lot. It was so good, they made it into two episodes.”
Singer spoke Saturday at the 18th annual Decorators-Designers-Dealers Sale, for the Southampton Fresh Air Home.
One sea change: “Last year, the reunion lasted eight hours. Alex [McCord] said, possibly, only two sentences, and they put them both in. This year, you couldn’t shut Alex up. It was hysterical. When Alex gets upset, her skin breaks out. This year, she’s broken out in every way.”
And another change: Is Bethenny Frankel finally talking to Jill? “Not that I know of,” Singer said. “But Bethenny’s really happy. I visited her recently and saw the baby.”
Singer’s relationship with McCord and husband, Simon van Kempen, also did a 180. They all hung out at Jason and Haley Binn’s Memorial Day party, and later had dinner at Singer’s Southampton home. She wants you to know, “The boys were very well behaved! And I taught them boccie.”
Singer has been very well behaved, going from instigator to peace maker in three seasons. “I don’t know what happened this year,” she mused. “Maybe it’s part of my renewing process. I really didn’t have any major altercation.”
Others did. Singer’s over-the-top, luxury island outing this season brought their simmering feuds to a boil. Yet, she stayed neutral. ”St. John was the most incredible trip,” she remembered. “Even though there were some situations there, I really had the best time.” She just returned from an African safari, which prompted her to get charitably involved with the school she toured. She also redoubled her resolve to stay neutral. “It’s their problem. All I can do is try to put them together and stay above the bickering. Life’s too short.”
Her marriage, on the other hand, is long. And her elegant wedding vow renewal was the centerpiece of the season finale. “We’ve got the mojo going still after 18 years,” she said of her relationship with Italian Stallion Mario Singer. “ A lot of people don’t have it. I know I’m blessed. And I wanted to celebrate it.”
So what did they do for the honeymoon? “What do you think?” Ramona winked, and was off.