Ramona Singer says she’s ‘never been happier’ since leaving ‘RHONY’
Written by on January 27, 2023
Ramona Singer has “never been happier” since her time on “The Real Housewives of New York” came to an end.
Speaking to the DailyMail on Thursday, the former reality TV star explained that after Bravo decided to recast the “RHONY” franchise, she’s now had time to focus on herself.
“I’m 60 something now, I worked hard my whole life. It’s time for me just to enjoy myself,” she told the outlet. “And doing the show is not easy. I mean, people think it’s easy. Very stressful, very stressful.”
In fact, she explained that now that she “can control [her] own narrative,” she’s “happier” and “calmer.”
Singer, 66, added, “I don’t miss it at all. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
The businesswoman — who was kicked out of the show after starring in it for its entire 13 seasons — clarified that Bravo fans only got to see an exaggerated version of her.
“They didn’t tell me what to do, I just knew how to create [drama],” she explained. “Was that the real me? Not really. Was it me on steroids? Absolutely.”
Singer first revealed her decision to not return to the Bravo show when she told Page Six exclusively that she didn’t want to be part of it “any longer.”
“It’s not for me at this time,” she told us.
However, sources then told us that the feeling was mutual because Bravo didn’t offer her an opportunity to return — which the reality star finally confirmed.
“Bravo made the unilateral decision to get rid of everybody,” she recalled to the DailyMail. “Just dismiss all of us with it.”
The Season 13 cast of “RHONY” consisted of Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Leah McSweeney and Eboni K. William.
Following the wildly unsuccessful last season of “RHONY,” the network announced its plan to overhaul the series and hire a brand new cast. Simultaneously, they were starting a new “Legacy” edition which would include former “Housewives.”
While some fan favorites made the cut, Singer was ultimately ousted from the cast after slamming the “Legacy” idea in the press.
“I also feel like the ‘Legacy’ [show], how could it be really good?” she said on “Reality with the King” podcast. “The people they are gonna bring back are the people they didn’t want to renew anyways.”
“So now what? Are you gonna call it ‘The Loser Show,’ the ‘Loser Legacy’?”
The new “RHONY” cast consists of creative director Sai De Silva, model and philanthropist Ubah Hassan, home renovation guru Erin Dana Lichy, former J.Crew president Jenna Lyons, fashion publicist and brand consultant Jessel Taank and brand marketing and communications professional Brynn Whitfield.
Influencer Lizzy Savetsky had also been cast but she, ultimately, left the show before filming started.