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Ramona Singer: One of the most vocal women on the show, says what she wants when she she wants, and somehow grows to be very lovable! She really means well even though she might shock you initially, but over time I’ve discovered her intentions are good. She is married and has one daughter in high school that is very close to.
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LuAnn de Lesseps: She is definitely a woman that is classy and has money (inside reference to her song, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”). Sophisticated is the word that comes to mind. She tries to stay out of the way of the other ladies but has found herself being a mitigator at times…And sometimes it seems it is not really her role to do so (but then Alex jumping into speak for Bethany to Jill was not cool nor done in a tasteful way, however we all have been known to speak our minds at times without it being perfect timing). Luann’s divorce was very public (clearly because she was on the show) but has moved on to a new love. She has two kids, a boy and a girl who are still in high school.
Sonja Morgan: A divorcee who has a real taste for life…at least she shows that for the cameras. In more private moments (well, how private can you get in front of a camera), she talks about the pain of her divorce and why she can’t get serious about anyone. She also never lets her kids on the show.
New Wives to really add some flavor:
These descriptions are taken from Bravo because these new cast members brand new and I have yet to really write my own personal descriptions of them.
A savvy and highly successful businesswoman, Heather Thomson is the creator of “Yummie by Heather Thomson,” a popular and innovative shapewear line. Fifteen years as a successful designer and stylist, she’s worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Tina Knowles and Sean “Diddy” Combs. She was the founding Design Director for his Sean John line, and is credited as a major force behind multiple CFDA award nominations. A married mother of two, Jax, 6, and Ella Rae, 4, the idea for Yummie by Heather Thomson was born shortly after having her children. Disappointed by existing shapewear, she set out to create something sexier, comfier, and “yummier.” She came up with the patented 3-panel system that is now Yummie Tummie’s signature. Since the launch of the original tank, Yummie by Heather Thomson has expanded into ready-to-wear and denim. In addition to her professional work, Heather supports several charitable initiatives including Kelllner Family Pediatric Liver Disease Foundation and City of Hope.
Best-selling author and award-winning journalist Carole Radziwill grew up in upstate New York. She moved to New York City at age 18 to attend college, earning a Bachelor of Arts at Hunter College and a Masters degree at New York University. In 1988 she landed a life-changing internship at ABC News. It was the start of a long and rewarding career. Carole’s work with Peter Jennings’ documentary unit and the news magazine shows PrimeTime Live and 20/20 garnered her three EMMYs, a Robert F. Kennedy Humanitarian award, and a GLADD award. Carole has traveled all over the world for her work, reporting on hard-hitting stories from places like Cambodia, India, and the Middle East. She was stationed in Israel in 1991, to cover the first Gulf War. And in 2001, during the Afghanistan War, she spent a month documenting the 101st Airborne Division in Khandahar for the ABC docu-series Profiles From the Front Line. In 2003 Carole left ABC News to write her first book, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love. It is a moving account of her life, her marriage to fellow ABC News producer Anthony Radziwill, and their heartbreaking battle with cancer. What Remains spent over 12 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the “Books for a Better Life” award. Carole is a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine and her first novel, The Widow’s Guide to Sex & Dating, will be published in summer 2012.
Nicole, editor and writer of my own site, just adding my opinion: she is very successful in a highly competitive field and I am surprised to see her do this show. After having just seen one episode, I wonder if she will return for more.
Aviva Drescher is the first and only New York City born and bred “Housewife” in the history of the show. At 5’10″ with brains to match her beauty, this part-time socialite and full-time mother will let nothing hold her back. When Aviva was just six years-old, she was in a tragic farm accident, which resulted in the amputation of her left leg. Aviva has never let this tragedy define who she is. Aviva has a solid education. She received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Vassar College, a Masters degree in French from New York University, and then went on to earn a JD from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Instead of practicing law, she devotes her time to her investment banker husband Reid and raising and educating their family of four children on the Upper East Side. Aviva continually teaches her family the importance of giving back through her philanthropic work as the National Spokesperson for One Step Ahead, an organization for amputees and as an Advisory Board Member of Cancer Schmancer/ Trash Cancer and for her work with the Live4Life Foundation.
On the last season not to be returning:
Jill and Bobby Zarin: These two have been married for many years and have a successful home and fabric furnishing business, plus one daughter from Jill’s previous marriage. In regards to the show, we’ll always remember Jill for the fight she had with Bethenny. It was made public and brutal and they used to be very, very close, as thick as thieves. Jill was made to look rather bad, while Luann looked on and observed their falling out right by Jill in her home. However, in the end Jill seemed to have a very conciliatory tone. It was obvious she regretted her behavior and Luann may have been a bit regretful with (sort of) participating – but that is not really clear. Jill has certainly apologized to Bethenny for her behavior (and so much of it was based on crazy misunderstandings), but they probably won’t ever be the way they were, but if they DO really rectify their friendship, it will be on a stronger level. At this juncture, Jill and Bobby are now moving on to new ventures and….
Bethenny Frankel - what a great story. A woman that had a very abusive background and came from literally nothing to taking her ideas and making a multi-millionaire dollar franchise. Those Skinny Girl Margaritas are not bad!! She has a great sense of humor and always keeps it real…a VERY down-to-earth woman, despite the new husband, kid and SUCCESSFUL business. Good to see Bethenny has moved on to greater and bigger things by now. No more heartbreak over men that weren’t right for her, not trying to get her career off the ground, she has become a true idol for many women. You go, girl.
Alex and Simon McCord: They live in Brooklyn in a beautiful townhome, have two boys and different businesses, the latest is her being a model. That is very cool to accomplish in her 30′s. And it must feel great for Alex to speak her mind. Alex definitely has proven to be a true friend to Bethenny.We’ll see where they go and what they do…and if they decide they want more publicity in their personal lives.
Kelly Bensimon: A former model and mother. She also has a great equestrian background. It was very hard to follow her commentaries at times, hope she has found some peace and I am glad she has LuAnn as a friend.
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Cindy Barshop: She has her own business owning a salon for women, as well as two kids in her late 40′s. She was definitely a woman who enjoyed living downtown. Apparently she is not coming back after only one season. Not sure what happened there, but we’ll find out soon and am leaving it to the producers
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