The Countess Has A Few 'Real Housewives Of NYC' Axes To Grind
"Real Housewives Of New York City" cast member Countess LuAnn de Lesseps has some kind parting words toward some recently released cast-mates.
She also has a few that fell along the opposite end of the spectrum.
Countess has remained mum since her fellow "Real Housewives" co-stars Jill Zarin, Alex McCord and Kelly Bensimon were let go from the show officially Sept. 18. She regrets that Zarin, who started the show with her, and Bensimon won't be continuing the show by her side. Still, she'll always remember the good times.
“We’re like a weird, sick family," Countess told OK! Magazine. "Jill and I started the show together with Ramona (Singer) and Alex. Kelly came on later, but It’s really sad to see them go because it’s something we created and made successful together. I will certainly miss them, but I’m looking forward to the new season. I haven’t met the new women yet – wish me luck! Cross your fingers and your knees and everything for me. I’m going to meet them soon, and we’re going to start filming soon. I’m really excited about the upcoming season, and I will look forward to the girls.”
Speaking of Singer, Countess suggested that particular housewife's mouth might be on the verge of getting her in trouble.
“Ramona is Ra-mean-a,” Countess said. “I see Ramona, and I run the other direction. There’s part of her I love and part of her I hate. She says the damndest things – it rolls out of her mouth, and she thinks she can get away with it. She’s not going to get away with it, because it’s ‘on’ for the next season.”
She adds that McCord has been no angel either, including a famous incident when McCord couldn't back up her bravado when she tried to get in Countess' face.
“I was sitting there getting my Henna tattoo, and Alex McCord came storming down like Herman Munster, and laid into me for absolutely nothing," Countess said. "It was nothing. She could not produce something out of her mouth when I said ‘OK, give it to me now.’ It was really for no reason – trying to defend Ramona.”
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