It all started when Luann de Lesseps learned that Ramona was trying to get a meeting with her ex-husband, Tom D'Agostino at his New Year's Eve party. It especially hurt Luann because the event was being held in the same venue she and Tom threw their wedding rehearsal dinner a year before.
Oh yes, it all linked back to the failed marriage between both de Lesseps and D'Agostino. It was one of those moments on reality TV that viewers probably rolled their eyes at because, well, Tom was a snake.
He was meeting other women, and Luann was so blinded by love that she was willing to throw some of her oldest friends out with the trash to mingle with the New York rats.
“I heard through the grapevine that Ramona was calling Tom to try to invited to the party that was on the boat our rehearsal dinner was on,” de Lesseps said during the episode.
“How low was that? What is that all about?”
Luann went on to say that it was more hurtful because she was in rehab following her arrest, and her supposed friend was going around acting like she didn't exist.
“Here I am in rehab … I mean, what’s wrong with her?” de Lesseps added. “It’s mind-blowing that she would even consider something like that and call herself my friend?”
Luann has long been the voice of reason among the housewives, but as far as Tom is concerned, her vision was clouded by love. When it comes to picking and choosing her friends, she is generally strict.
“It’s very uncool…,” de Lesseps said. “She’s texting me at the same time, ‘I’m here to support you, I hope everything’s okay.’ … It’s shocking even for Ramona! … Is she really that dumb? … What a traitor.”
In true Ramona fashion, she pleaded that she was innocent and even said there was no reason for her to apologize. Yes, really.
“I do not want to hurt Luann, but I did nothing wrong in my opinion,” Singer shared with audiences.
“Tom never did anything to me, I saw him exactly for what he is and was, and I accept him.”
“What is Luann so upset about? She started dating Tom behind my back. She knew I was dating him and never shared that fact,” Singer continued. This is in reference to Singer dating Tom once upon a time.
In Ramona's defense, she could have thought Tom was fair game.
The other housewives were Team Luann on this one, and they had a lot to say about it.
“What kind of a—— woman would want to go to Tom’s New Year’s Eve party? That’s what you call a real slob kabob,” yelled Dorinda Medley upon hearing the news.
“That’s bad. This is worse than bad. … The New Year’s Eve thing is f—– up,” Bethenny Frankel said. “If I did that, it would be like I murdered somebody. … I’d kill her.”
“We’re friends, but still, I’m there for [Luann],” Sonja Morgan said. “Your loyalty is to Luann.”
“How would you feel if you were me?” de Lesseps ultimately asked. “‘Hey, what are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Last year you got married on that boat. On that day … ”
The addition of the other women helped Sonja realize there was something sketchy about the whole thing.
“You know what, it was a bad call. It was a bad call,” Singer later said after thinking about things. “And I shouldn’t have done it. Just because my girlfriend wanted me to do it, I shouldn’t have done it because of her.”
“Listen, I’m not perfect,” she continued on her apology tour. “And I never said I am. It’s all about recognizing when you make a mistake. I know it sounds silly, but if it were [your boyfriends], I never would have texted. Something about Tom … it was like a little blip. They were together six months, a year, and this girl was pressuring me. [Her arrest], that had nothing to do with Tom.”
“I was reflecting on that because I could be completely upset with Ramona, but I actually feel sorry for her,” de Lesseps later said to Dorinda. “It’s kind of pathetic what she did. Do you see remorse there? Because I didn’t see remorse.”
Yeah, this looks like the beginning of a new feud, and there are going to be some big issues going ahead.
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