Believe it or not, I have a few more things to share about the RHONY reunion. I had planned on purple penning some more blogs but loyal Dorinda is the only one who wrote one, and that was probably just to say that Sonja is a POS for jumping on the drugs bandwagon with Bethenny,
I’ve had a few things about Bethenny sent my way, and I thought the interview with Jules below was kind of a nice look at a housewife going to their first reunion. I mean, wow, this was the most horrific reunion in history. I was so blown away by it I didn’t fully consider that this was Jules first one, and she wasn’t exactly in a stress free situation at this point. Let’s start with Jules.
In place of Jules blog, we got this:
Bravotv.com: How long did hair/makeup take?
JW: OMG HOURS. Every five minutes there was another camera crew or another someone or something wanting behind-the-scenes moments and interviews.
Bravotv.com: Housewives usually get their own hotel room the day of the reunion to get ready in. What time did you arrive at the hotel, or did you stay overnight?
Jules Wainstein: I stayed overnight. My Priv makeup artist Brian actually stayed with me for support! I got NO sleep, Haha.
The housewives almost never stay overnight. It was weird that they even asked that. Jules is practically walking distance from the hotel I would assume. It was a great way to get away from her diminutive husband for the night though.
Bravotv.com: How were you feeling that day? Nervous, anxious?
JW: Ready. With the help of my crew, I was ready to go. But anxiousness did set in right before.
Bravotv.com: Some of the ladies bring notes and articles with them so they can remember everything they want to say. Did you have anything like that?
JW: Of course! I practically wrote a book! Haha.
I really hope we get to hear more out of her. Especially about the supposed “mutual friend” cough PI *cough they share.
Bravotv.com: What was the most surprising thing about actually experiencing the reunion?
JW: I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it. It was good to see everyone to “clear the air.”
I love that she is the first housewife in history to enjoy a reunion. I actually think she would have been dumped after this year but for Andy’s shock and awe that she was unbothered leaving the reunion.
Bravotv.com: How many breaks did you guys get through the reunion? How did you spend your breaks?
JW: One full lunch break and maybe a two-minute break every few hours. It was a 12-hour day!
Bravotv.com: Did you eat lunch with any of the other Housewives or did everyone separate themselves?
JW: Dorinda, of course! And our crews convened and relaxed.
Aw I wonder who Lu ate with. ;(
Bravotv.com: How did everyone leave the reunion? Did you all go out to dinner together or did everyone leave upset with one another?
JW: I don’t know about the other ladies, but I was a ball of energy! Went straight to WWHL with friends!
In other words they all left in a snit. lol.
Bravotv.com: What time did you go to bed?
JW: Not. A. Clue. Haha.
Bravotv.com: Did the reunion give you a headache or sore throat?
JW: Not at all! I did get very hot, though, under the lights and in my GORG dress. I was shfitzing!
Carole must have sweated like a pig in that sister wives dress.
A researcher sent me this from an item on Blind Gossip posted on June 7th.
[The Wife] never saw it coming. She has been friends with [Reality Star] for decades, and she never thought that she would make a play for [The Husband]. The three of them actually had dinner together late last year, and [The Wife] didn’t suspect a thing. She feels totally betrayed by both of them and is absolutely devastated.
At the time this was posted the photos of Bethenny and Dennis were already in the press. So it could be completely made up. However, the mention of a restaurant in both this blind and Bethenny’s stupid timestamp story sticks out to me.
Finally, I’ve found the hundreds of comments on the reunion amusing. Some are irate that Bethenny called a minor children while others claimed it was fine because the kids are all grown. Others wonder if the person on the phone had any relationship to Dennis Shields whatsoever.
Here is what is so interesting. I’ve done some investigating, not a lot, but some and I have found no evidence of children at all. I am sure others looked more diligently than I did and if they had come up with anything it would have been on a couple of the more untoward sites. I’m not saying that Dennis and Jill don’t have kids, I’m just saying I haven’t seen anyone with any evidence of any. So not only do you not know if they have minor children or adult children, you don’t know if they have any at all. And even if there are children you have no idea who Bethenny called.
Bethenny’s mother has called her a pathological liar in the media. And she had a very different take on their recent phone call. So I was under the impression that Bethenny was not well off growing up. Yet, she went to high school at Pine Crest , a private school in Fort Lauderdale that lots of famous people attended. In 2012 it was the second highest ranked prep school in the nation. It’s very pricey. I found that interesting. I’m starting to feel sorry for her mother who has been described as a raging alcoholic with an eating disorder and a bad temper. Wonder who paid for her private schools? Then again, alcoholism and eating disorders and temperaments all have genetic components. But it seems to me that four years living in a private high school doesn’t sound so bad.
I’m still wondering why no tabloid has a splashy story about “the children.”