RHONY’s Ramona Singer Is ‘Happier’ and ‘Calmer’ After Exit

Discovering her zen. Ramona Singer opened up about life post-reality TV — and stated she’s “by no means been happier” since her exit from the Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis.

“I’m 60 one thing now, I labored laborious my complete life. It’s time for me simply to take pleasure in myself,” Ramona, 66, informed the Every day Mail in an interview revealed on Thursday, January 26. “And doing the present will not be simple. I imply, individuals suppose it’s simple. [But it’s] very traumatic, very traumatic.”

The Life on the Ramona Coaster writer — who was a part of RHONY since its premiere in March 2008 alongside Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord, Jill Zaren, Kelly Bensimon and Luann de Lesseps — stated that she’s “happier” and “calmer” now that she will be able to “management [her] personal narrative.”

Whereas Ramona shared that being on the present was a “nice expertise” that she “wouldn’t commerce for something,” she added that viewers had been seeing a extra exaggerated model of who she actually is. 

“I simply knew create [drama],” she defined. “Was that the true me? Not likely. Was it me on steroids? Completely.”

The New York native introduced she was leaving the Bravo collection in November 2022 after Bravo exec Andy Cohen beforehand revealed plans to revamp the RHONY with a model new forged – and add a spinoff for the fan-favorite NYC Bravolebs.

“I don’t need to do the present any l longer. It’s not for me at the moment,” the truth star informed Web page Six on the time, confirming she wouldn’t be part of RHONY: Legacy.

As for the brand new crew, the TV community confirmed throughout BravoCon in October 2022 that Sai De SilvaUbah HassanErin Dana LichyLizzy SavetskyJessel Taank, Jenna Lyons and Brynn Whitfield would lead season 14 of the OG collection. The Legacy forged, nonetheless, has but to be revealed. 

“I don’t actually need to get into specifics about particular ladies. As a result of then it’s like, ‘Oh, properly, he stated sure to those two.’ The reply is: Sonja [Morgan] and Luann [de Lesseps] have been part of the present — for Luann, from the start, and Sonja since season 3. So, I feel, in concept, certain,” the Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen host, 54, informed Selection earlier this 12 months. “I may discuss to you about hypothetical conditions involving lots of people that was on the present. I feel the excellent news is, that’s a bunch that’s all nonetheless in one another’s lives.”

Whereas Ramona could also be transferring previous her time on actuality TV, the 57-year-old Class With the Countess writer is more than pleased to proceed on with Bravo because it strikes in a brand new route. 

“I didn’t see that coming, however after studying about it, I used to be actually joyful about it,” she completely informed Us Weekly in March 2022. “I’m thrilled about them bringing again the OG forged, as a result of you’ll be able to’t match a sq. peg right into a spherical gap. I say that as a result of generally you convey new ladies on they usually don’t actually slot in into your group, and I feel it feels awkward.”

She added: “An all-new forged and the OG forged is the right resolution. I really feel like they obtained that from seeing how properly the Final Woman Journey works and the way a lot the followers and other people liked seeing the OGs from each franchise collectively. … In the event that they’ll have me again, I’m completely on board, as a result of I feel it’s quite a lot of enjoyable to be again with all our outdated associates!”