As the Real Housewives of Melbourne prepares to return for a second season, Gina Liano opened up to New Idea Magazine exclusively to discuss the reality of Reality TV. Despite being a huge fan favorite when the first season aired, the filming was particularly difficult on Gina. It seemed that lost of the ladies thrived on ganging up on Gina because they were intimidated by her superior intellect. Things got pretty ugly on the show. All the stress took a toll not only on Gina but her two adult sons as well. Because of her previous fight with cancer, the boys were very concerned that the stress might trigger a relapse. Thankfully, last season’s nastiest cast mate, Andrea Moss won’t be back for season two. Two new cast member are being brought in and Gina has previously told the media that while there is a lot of drama in season two, but that she is not in the center of the storm. Here is an excerpt for Gina’s interview with Australia’s New Idea magazine:
While the show was going on, with all the aggressive behaviour and all that bullying, my younger son had anxiety attacks because it really was not a good thing for him. He wasn’t used to his mum being mistreated,” says the 48-year-old quietly of her 18-year-old son Myles. The housewife and barrister, who is nationally known for her cool demeanour and tough semblance, confides that the torment the other Housewives inflicted upon her had her son Christos, 24, fearful that it would cause her cancer to relapse. In a shocking revelation, Gina tells New Idea the stress caused by the bullying of the other Housewives, particularly Andrea, left her severely unwell. “I did end up in hospital actually,” she admits. “I had bowel cancer and I’d been in hospital at the beginning of the year for a bowel obstruction, which was a result of scar tissue. Then by the end of the year… Well, I didn’t know what it was but I was in a lot of pain. I ended up in casualty and they said that it was stress-related. It was on account of the fact that my body was compromised from all the stress in the year.”
Micheal needs to go the store and buy the print version of New Idea and report back!