It was sad and awkward times on Tuesday's RHONY reunion. After the initial drama and bickering were reduced to a simmer, Andy Cohen asked Ramona Singer about her husband Mario. And not like, "Hey, how's Mario doing?" Like, how's Mario doing? in reference to the cheating rumors that have run rampant about Mario and Ramona this past year. The result: Everything and nothing.
Despite Cohen's best efforts to get something -- anything -- from Ramona, she refused to offer any insight on her situation with her husband, whom she is still with. She only plastered a fake smile on her face and gave weirdly monotone, canned lines like, "Everyone in my family is great"; "Next question"; and "I have a 19-year-old daughter, so I'm not going to go there." Ramona's way of handling the situation, as it often is, was strange and uncomfortable. But I've gotta say, as much as I love me some Andy Cohen, dude went a little too far with his questions.
As the host of a show, it's obviously his job to get answers out of the yahoo women who agree to be Real Housewives. Normally, he has a fantastic way of asking the ladies questions we as viewers want to know the answers to while subtly letting all of us at home know that, nudge-nudge-wink-wink, he's one of us. But watching him interrogate Ramona was so uncomfortable to watch -- mostly because, as she reminded us, she has a kid at home.
When Cohen began peppering Singer with questions, it was immediately obvious that she wasn't going to budge. But, as a good journalist would do, he pushed her a bit, even changing the specific questions, hoping to get some small insight as to what's gone on the past few months. Still, nothing. It was refreshing to see him not let her off the hook so easily, but all of a sudden, there came a point when I just wanted it to stop. Perhaps it was because of Singer's awkward nature, but it was all too much.
At the end of the day, Andy's right, Ramona signed up for a reality show, and when you're on a reality show, you don't get to pick and choose what parts of your life the world gets to see. It's all or nothing. (And, let's be honest, Ramona, what with her nasty comments and rude behavior, isn't the easiest person to feel bad for.) But, in my opinion, Cohen went a little too far with his interrogation Tuesday night. And, of course, at the same time, Ramona could have handled things differently.
What did you think of Andy questioning Ramona about Mario?
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