Ramona Singer claims her ‘success as a celebrity reality star’ led to her split from Mario

Ramona and Mario

After a rough road of cheating allegations and pregnancy rumors, Mario and Ramona Singer ended their 22 year marriage. Most people assumed the affair is what tore apart The Real Housewives of New York star’s relationship. However, Ramona is finally speaking out about what went wrong.

According to Ramona, it wasn’t the affair, but, rather, her success as a Bravolebrity that created a wedge between she and Mario.

“It was my success as a celebrity reality star and notoriety that bothered him,” she told People. “If someone said, ‘Can I take a photo with Ramona?’ or interrupted our conversation at dinner, he would get upset.”

Rather than communicate his frustrations, Ramona claims Mario bottled up his anger. “He could have jumped in but he continued to be passive,” she said. “The affair was really a symptom of unhappiness.”

Ramona has written a book titled Life on the Ramona Coaster in which she shares these and other intimate details of her life and marriage. The book is described as


A candid, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the emotional, dynamic and often entertaining life of Ramona Singer, the spunky, tell-it-like-it-is reality star whose unfiltered personality viewers have adored through seven seasons of The Real Housewives of New York City. In this alternately heart-wrenching and hilarious memoir, Ramona offers readers a look at her dysfunctional childhood, her parents’ abusive relationship, her inspiring journey of renewal, and opens up for the first time about the events surrounding the tragic collapse of her twenty-year marriage. Never before have her fans seen her so raw, introspective and honest.


Ramona Book



Ramona is joining a looong list of Housewives who have published books, including Bethenny Frankel, Aviva Drescher, Lydia McLaughlin, Kyle Richards, Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Vanderpump, NeNe Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson, Danielle Staub, Alex McCord. Come to think of it, is there a Housewife who hasn’t written a book?

You can pick up a copy of Ramona’s book Life on the Ramona Coaster on July 28th.
Don’t forget to catch new episodes of The Real Housewives of New York airing on Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.