Ramona Singer has a reputation for enjoying Pinot Grigio, talking a lot, and fighting with basically everyone on The Real Housewives of New York City. But while Ramona can mess up and fans aren’t always on her side, she’s definitely been a large part of the show since the very first episode. Fans have watched her explore the dating scene after her divorce and she has always been close friends with co-star Sonja Morgan.
From Ramona’s background to how she met her now ex-husband, along with her close relationship with her daughter Avery, there are many facts about the RHONY star that viewers should definitely hear about.
10 Ramona Met Her Ex-Husband Mario At The Gym
Before they got divorced, Mario and Ramona were a fan favorite Real Housewives couple. They seemed so in love and like they enjoyed each other’s company. Viewers were shocked to learn that they were breaking up.
According to Nicki Swift, Mario and Ramona noticed each other when they were working out at the same gym. He made the first move and they got married after a brief engagement. The couple was married for 17 years and although things didn’t work out, the start to their love story sounds sweet.
9 Ramona Has Worked For Huge Fashion Brands
RHONY fans who have been watching from the beginning know that Ramona started her company RMS Fashions, and she has an amazing background in the industry with a lot of great experience.
Fame 10 reported that Ramona has a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has held sales management positions for French Connection as well as Calvin Klein.
8 Ramona’s Tough Family Life Motivated Her To Work Hard
According to Bustle, Ramona was raised in Upstate New York and because she grew up with verbal abuse from her father, she was motivated to work hard and make her own money.
In one particularly moving episode, Ramona visited the area where she grew up with her fellow cast members and talked about the fear and pain that she felt when she was around her parents as a child. Her co-stars were saddened to hear this but glad that she was opening up as it allowed them to connect more instead of fighting all the time.
7 Ramona, Mario, And Avery Spent The Quarantine Together
Ramona is famous for saying the wrong words on RHONY, but she is also known as being a wonderful parent to her daughter Avery who is now all grown up.
Fans might be surprised to learn that although Ramona and Mario have been divorced for a while now, they spent time together during the COVID-19 pandemic and were living together for a while along with their daughter Avery. Ramona told Us Weekly that she and Mario have a good relationship so they can co-parent: “For the sake of our daughter, we’re very cordial. He supports me in certain ways and I support him.”
6 Ramona Donates To An Important Charity
Ramona has shared the sadness of her childhood on RHONY, explaining that her father abused her mother and it was a horrible and heartbreaking way to grow up. She even told Dorinda Medley and Bethenny Frankel that her father didn’t leave her any money once he passed away.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ramona has her own wine called Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio, and she donates some of the money to domestic violence shelters.
5 Ramona Recovered From Lyme Disease
Fans of the Real Housewives franchise are familiar with Lyme Disease because Yolanda Hadid has been struggling with it for years. One of Lisa Rinna’s most surprising RHOBH decisions was wondering if Yolanda was sick or not.
Fans might not know that Ramona had Lyme Disease and she shared that she was fully recovered. According to Bravo TV, Ramona said that meant that she could add wine back in her life, which RHONY fans will appreciate as they have seen Ramona talk about her Pinot Grigio love for several seasons.
4 Ramona Stopped Running RMS Fashions Because She Found It Boring
While Ramona ran her business RMS Fashions, she shared with Entertainment Tonight that she found it dull after a while and knew that it was time to move on.
Ramona explained to the publication, “I had the clothing business for literally 30 years, and then the business was changing, the business model, and then I wanted to do other things. I was actually bored.” This is great to hear as people don’t always talk about walking away from something in order to be happy. It’s smart that Ramona knew when it was time to let go and try something else.
3 Ramona Visited Avery At College And They Even Partied Together
When Ramona and Avery answered questions from fans, someone asked about positive memories from Avery’s time in college. According to Reality Blurb, Avery said that Ramona would come to parties with her. Avery said, “My mom came to UVA a lot, and I would drag her, or she would want to go to the frat parties and dance with me and come to everything I was doing.”
While some young adults might not want their parents to party with them at college, it sounds like Avery didn’t mind at all, and it’s nice to see that the mother and daughter have such a close connection.
2 Ramona Explained That Being Filmed For Live TV Can Be Nerve-Wracking
RHONY fans haven’t always supported Ramona as she can say some terrible things when the cameras are rolling. The reality star explained that she has trouble with live television.
In an interview with irealhousewives, Ramona said that live TV can be difficult as it is nerve-wracking and makes her wonder what she’s going to say. The star said, “For starters, there is no editing. And, as any of my fellow Housewives will tell you, I need editing.”
1 Ramona Wasn’t Certain About Joining RHONY
It’s hard to imagine RHONY without Ramona, especially since she has been so close with Sonja and that bond has played out over 13 seasons.
Ramona told irealhosuewives that she wondered if she should join the show after she was sent the contract. She wasn’t sure she would have enough time and said, “I have a full life. I don’t need this stress in my life. What do I need to take this on for? I contact Bravo and tell them I’m out.”