For the second time this year, New York housewife Ramona Singer's split from her husband, Mario, after rumors of infidelity.
Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer announced the break up of her marriage (again) to husband Mario through Twitter. The couple had a rocky few years, especially the rumors of his infidelity constantly circulating among denials.
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US Weekly mentions Ramona left Mario and filed for divorce in January when rumors of cheating popped up in the New York Post, but the twosome tried to mend the marriage. Unfortunately, it didn't seem possible in the long run.
In a message to the public, she tweeted, "I have decided to move on with my life without Mario." Adding "I tried my best to make my marriage work." In an almost affirmation, the reality personality claimed to be "excited for the new chapter in my life."
I have decided to move on with my life without Mario. I tried my best to make my marriage work. I am excited for the new chapter in my life.— Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) August 7, 2014
The news comes on the heels of an uncomfortable second part of the RHONY reunion that aired Aug 5, where the New Yorker combatively argued with host Andy Cohen about the state of her marriage.
Refusing to speak about the status of her marriage when the rest of the women were opening up, she claimed to be quote for her daughter's sake, only offering a tiny amount of information. "We're together now, but I have a daughter Avery, who I love dearly, who is 19, and because of that, that's all I have to say on the matter."
Cohen tried to find more, to pry a little deeper, and the mother flipped out on him. "So, how's your love life? Who are you going to have sex with tonight? Tell me."
When he responded that he'd answer when "I go on a reality show," she barked back that he was. He ended the discussion entirely with a correction of "I'm actually not, honey."
What happened between mid-June, when the reunion taped, and now is up for debate and speculation. In March, she told former RHONY costar turned talk show host Bethenny Frankel, "I know my husband loves me, he knows that I love him, and we will see what happens."
Sounding like a bit down, she almost serenely foreshadowed the future. "Nothing is written in stone. Life is an evolution." And around the time of the talk show appearance, the couple was seen holding hands and sharing dinners in the city.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Mario was seen eating out with the woman suspected of being his mistress earlier this year. Was this the final push?
In pictures published on Wednesday, Aug 6, the couple were also seen walking around New York City. So the announcement today may be more about damage control and a final decision after nearly six months of back and forth.
But E! noted Ramona had no problem being speculative of co-star LuAnn de Lesseps's former marriage in previous reunions.
Ramona once told the countess to expect the cheating in an open relationship, even if the proof of arrangement was not provided. De Lesseps countered that "it's hard when your other half cheats on you, Ramona."
The original RHONY blonde dismissively moved on to other topics outside of a costar’s marriage and relationship, but the sting didn’t leave. During this year's reunion, LuAnn had no trouble lobbing back, "Karma's a bitch."
Making the press rounds, Singer told E! "I'm great. Everything is great." She also opened up to US Weekly. "I am doing what is right for me and my daughter Avery, who is the most important person in the world to me."
But Ramona better not turn to co-star Heather Thompson for overt sympathy. Even though, she's "sorry to see that they're having trouble. It really stinks. But, you know, sometimes shit happens."
And the personal trouble won't earn any passes for bad behavior, either. Referencing the fight with Andy, she adamantly refused to offer any excuse on treating production with animosity. "You have to at least show decent respect. To say what she said was totally gross and rude."
If Real Housewives of New York City returns for a seventh season and Singer stays, she'll find a pretty solid group of divorced women. Her friend Sonja Morgan just went through a publicly painful divorce from John Adams Morgan. And rival LuAnn, of course.
Getting over a divorce in the public eye is never easy, but perhaps the new slate will allow a different look into Ramona's sarcastic, zany show persona. If her erratic behavior to production this season offers the chance.
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Thompson noted the real possibility of being fired. "You just can't imagine that someone speaks to another human being like that, let alone your boss." Firing and hiring Housewives isn't too difficult for Bravo, and it wouldn't be first in NYC's set, either.