If there is one person who knows about shifting relationships on reality television, it's Ramona Singer. The Real Housewives of New York City star has been the show’s only full-time cast member since it premiered over a decade ago, and she has seen her fair share of friendships come and go since then.
She spoke with OK! exclusively about how the relationships are ever-changing for the show’s tenth season, which just premiered on Bravo two weeks ago.
One relationship that will definitely be a focal point as season 10 plays out is the downfall of Bethenny Frankel & Carole Radziwill's friendship. So what does Ramona have to say about what’s going on with these two? “I think when people aren’t happy with themselves, they sometimes act a certain way that they don’t even realize,” she said.
She thinks how Bethenny is acting directly relates to how she was only a short time ago. “Last year, I really wasn’t happy with myself. I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, my divorce is final, I’m really single, my marriage of over 20 years fell apart and this is not where I wanted to be,’ so when Bethenny and I had an altercation, I didn’t know how to handle it. It messed up my head the whole time I was with all those girls, yet the year before I was in a better mode, and I was trying to get everyone to make up. So I just think maybe Bethenny is going through something and it just manifested and Carole picked up on it and it just had this whole discord.”
So what does Ramona think about how her relationship is with the Skinnygirl founder now? “I accept Bethenny for who she is,” Ramona said. "I think she has a lot of issues. She’s just not happy and she just has a chip on her shoulder. I embrace people. I’m happy, and I look for the best in someone. For some reason, I don’t think she can and I’m sure one day she will, but it is what it is.”
Ramona’s thoughts on Tinsley Mortimer are a lot more positive than the ones she has for Bethenny. She spoke very highly of the relative newcomer to the RHONY franchise, saying “She has no agenda; she’s sweet, she’s harmless, she’s been through a lot. She’s with a great guy, and its really nice to see her happy.”
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Someone who Ramona has had her share of battles with over the years is with Luann de Lesseps, who has had a pretty rough couple of months since she was arrested back in December. “I like to say ‘it's not how hard you fall, but it’s how you get up’. And let’s face it… she fell really hard," she said. "But she got up, and she’s really doing well, and we are all so proud of her.”
Ramona also talks about how close Dorinda Medley and Carole have become recently and how she and her BFF Sonja Morgan are on the outs! Definitely looks like this will be another amazing season of RHONY as the relationships between these women continue to form, change and end.
Watch the clip above! What are your thoughts on the current RHONY group? Sound off in the comments.