'Real Housewives of New York' Recap: Kristen Taekman Refuses Ramona Singer's Apology

ramona singerBefore we get into the real drama of tonight's episode of RHONY, can we take a moment to acknowledge the weirdness that was Heather Thomson meeting Kristen Taekman and her son at Central Park, and asking Kristen's son for a bite of his ice cream cone? I mean, having a few licks of your kid's cone is one thing, but a friend's kid? A friend's kid who you're not super close with? Kind of odd if you ask me. But whatever. Maybe it's a rich person thing.

Okay, the drams.

The girls decided to confront Ramona Singer after she left them in the Berkshires to go to Molly Sims' party in the Hamptons. At first, Ramona got super ramoshional, denying everything and freaking out, as she's wont to do. But the ladies had the genius idea of boxing Ramona into the booth they were sitting in, so she couldn't pull her classic bolt-in-the-middle-of-a-confrontation move. After being forced to sit there and deal with the women, Ramona actually ... apologized. Was it disingenuous? A bit. But she did cop to feeling embarrassed about throwing a glass at Kristen, so that's a start.

Later on, Ramona and Kristen met for tea so Ramona could apologize for hurling things at her face on more than one occasion. The conversation started out positive with Ramona presenting Kristen with flowers and saying that she truly felt horrible about what she did. But Kristen, both understandably and irrationally, needed more. After hearing Ramona's apology, she repeatedly chided her for what she did. On the one hand, I get it. A pretty yellow bouquet isn't an automatic get out of jail free card. But on the other, this is Ramona we're talking about, Kristen. The woman doesn't apologize. Ever. So the fact that she was all but groveling was huge.

Instead of making up and agreeing to not like each other but get along for the sake of the group, the ladies began arguing. A lot. Kristen was relentless in insulting Ramona (and Ramona, of course, was condescending back), and we left off with things seeming worse than they were in the Berkshires. Maybe that's why Ramona never apologizes.

One thing is for sure, these ladies will continue to not get along throughout the rest of the season, and it will make for pretty fantastic television. But not television as good as the dog funeral Sonja Morgan has in store for us all next week. That seems like it's one for the books.

Do you think Kristen was too harsh on Ramona? Did you think it was weird that Heather asked for some of Cash's ice cream?


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nonmember avatar wicked

Ramona is obviously not psychological healthy. She has deep issues steaming from childhood that she will never work out in therapy. I can not imagine being her therapist as I would more than likely have her hospitalized for 78 hours to evaluate her and test her for several chemical imbalance issues and other maladies of the mind. If, I could get her to listen. Also, I believe she is an alcoholic who self medicates. She has no conscious and a a flimsy moral core. The violence and lashing out is unexeptable social behavior which means she is capable of more severe violence. She is on a short fuse and her fuse is unraveling. She berates Sonja for her denial of reality but Ramona lives in a frightening dysfunctial realm called " Ramona-land". Apparently, this a scary frightening place. She is also an accomplished pathological liar and this is evident in this season. No remorse. I don't blame Kristen for giving Ramona a difficult time. She has every right to do so because throwing glasses in a anyone's face is against the law but it also is a symptom of her lack of a moral core and this socially unacceptable in any circle. Everything revolves around Ramona's interests. She does not know how to be a friend. Mario is a slim bucket but he deserves a medal for living with her for two decades. They are both repugnant and belong together because who else would have them?

2rcom4t 2rcom4t

Obviously no one has ever heard of menopause, Because almost everything Ramona is going through I have been through. She needs to see her Gynecologist and get help because it just gets worse. Mood swings are the worst. Google it, It's real. And Kristine needs to go back to school or something she's as dumb as a brick and I wouldn't be shocked if her hubby was fooling around on her. Just to be clear I'm not a Ramona Fan

nonmember avatar dennise

Does anyone on this site proof read? RHONY behaving badly....entertaining. But the writers of this article? In dire need of spell check and or a good proof reader. INEXCUSABLE!!!

nonmember avatar it is a tv show

Ramona makes good tv. Over the years the characters of these shows know that if you act out you become the star. If Romona is not in the scene she is still the main character because they are talking about her. I wish the show would focus more on the happier times than it just being a "omg what has she done now".

nonmember avatar bella

Kristen is one unstable, cRazy b*tch. How many episodes have we been hearing about cup gate...plastic cup...I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE...STOOOOOOP! Also kristen please leave your poor husband alone. You said you had a nanny taking care of your 2 kids so what the hell do you do all day...you dont even make dinner for your husband and in the morning before I guess the nanny comes your husband watches the kids. You make me sick...poor me...poor me...get professional psychiatric help please I beg you...I'm even starting to feel crazy watching your insanity.

nonmember avatar Jamie

Ramona is quite obviously an alcoholic. The booze has really ruined her looks - she looks puffy and bloated and the texture of her skin is rough. I don't think she was ever truly sane, but this season she has really started to show signs of alcoholism and mental illness.

nonmember avatar Truth sayer


1. If you aren't going to accept someone's apology, don't first accept an invitation agree to tea. That whole meeting was counter productive.

2. "She drew blood!" Get over it. It's not that bad. It was wrong of Ramona, she can't take it back, she admits she can't take it back, she apologized, move on, Kristen.


1. You aren't fooling anyone with the happy marriage scenes, it's awkward and forced. Deal with what's making you unhappy and stop taking it out on the people around you. And no, no one is buying the "I'm like this because my childhood sucked" routine. We all have our crosses to bare.

2. Put down the Pinot and learn to be humble. No one likes you because you are insincere and condescending.

youth... youthfulsoul

Kristen is starting to seem like she's creating drama to stay relevant. Obviously I'd be one pissed off lady if someone threw something in my face, twice, but how many times can you go on and on about it. Ramona apologized. Accept it or not, but move the heck on.

Lisa Arrington

Her apology was crap💩💩‼️😏😏😏 Just like her funky attitude toward anything not called the Hamptons‼️ I used to like Ramona now she sucks as bad as Jill‼️@ramonasinger

Tina Romano Freda

I don't think Kristen was hard on her at all considering what Ramona did to her.

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