Andy Cohen on Ramona Singer’s Absence From BravoCon 2023

Andy Cohen is standing by the choice to maintain Ramona Singer away from BravoCon 2023.

“I believe it was the fitting name,” Andy, 55, completely instructed Us Weekly of Ramona, 66, on Friday, November 3, throughout an interview on the fan conference.

The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis alum was dropped from the three-day occasion — which is being held in Las Vegas till Sunday, November 5 — earlier within the week. The change was made after Ramona despatched a textual content message to a Web page Six reporter who requested for her response to a Vainness Truthful article that alleged she used the N-word whereas speaking to a Black crew member on RHONY.

Whereas Ramona tried to defend herself, she repeated the racial slur in an abbreviation. “And the phrase I used was ‘N-word,” she wrote in a screenshot printed by Web page Six on Tuesday, October 31. “Not n-g.”

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Andy revealed that he has since been in contact with Ramona, and the duo have “texted somewhat bit.” Whereas Ramona was not in attendance on the conference, Us confirmed that her daughter, Avery Singer, was current to advertise her enterprise Bach Boss.

Earlier than BravoCon formally began, a supply completely instructed Us that Ramona was “distraught” and “very upset” concerning the backlash. The insider additionally claimed that the truth star “made the selection that she didn’t wish to go” and it was a “mutual resolution” between her and executives to not attend.

Andy Cohen Says Not Having Ramona Singer at BravoCon Was Right Decision

Andy Cohen, Ramona Singer.
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A second supply near the community, nonetheless, instructed Us that wasn’t the case. “Ramona was instructed she will not be coming to BravoCon,” the extra insider defined. “It was not her option to not attend.”

Us reported in October 2021 that Bravo launched an investigation into Ramona after Eboni Ok. Williams — who turned RHONY’s first Black solid member in season 13 — accused Ramona of constructing a racially insensitive comment. A supply revealed on the time {that a} crew member had additionally filed a criticism in opposition to Ramona in December 2020, which was “corroborated.”

Eboni, 40, claimed in Vainness Truthful’s Monday, October 30, exposé that Ramona mentioned “most” Black folks would not have current fathers whereas collaborating in a coaching session with two racial justice representatives, a Bravo publicist and an NBCUniversal communications skilled.

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Ramona defended her alleged statements, telling Vainness Truthful that “the coaching included ‘open dialogue.’” She went on to assert that she “requested a query a few statistic” that she examine “single-parent households, the place kids with single-parent households had been statistically much less more likely to succeed than two-parent households.”

After season 13 of RHONY resulted in 2021, Ramona exited the sequence. A wholly new solid was launched for season 14, which premiered in July. Ramona will nonetheless be a solid member on the upcoming fifth season of Actual Housewives Final Women Journey, RHONY Legacy. Andy confirmed to Us on Friday that RHONY Legacy will proceed as anticipated regardless of the drama and teased that it’s going to be a “nice present.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi