By Brittany Stubbs
Some of our favorite ladies are back in season 6 of Bravo’s popular show The Real Housewives of New York City, which premieres tonight! Returning to the small screen are Aviva Drescher, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, and Heather Thomson, joined by the newest housewife Kristen Taekman, a model and businesswoman.
The series follows these six women as they manage their hectic social calendars, careers, children, and love lives in the Big Apple. Outside of relaxing in the Hamptons and surviving the occasional catfight, if there’s one thing these women know, it’s relationships. From married to widowed to divorced and dating with kids, CupidsPulse.com thought it’d be fun to explore their diverse relationships. While the ladies each have their own witty taglines that describe their personalities in the show’s intro, we couldn’t help but think they deserved ones for their love lives too. If these women had relationship taglines, here’s what they’d be:
Aviva Drescher – You Can Find Love When You Least Expect It: The way that this housewife met The One goes to show that you never know where you’re going to find your soulmate. The couple had a chance meeting at Bed Bath & Beyond. Drescher, a single mother at the time, and now-husband Reid, a Wall Street investment banker, began talking as their young children played together in the aisles.
It was only a matter of time after that shopping trip that the two got married and began growing their family together. While the blonde beauty has an impressive education, including a Bachelors of Arts from Vassar College, a Masters degree in French from New York University, and a JD from The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she devotes her time to her husband and taking care of their four children.
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Carole Radziwill – Love Stories Can Be Epic, No Matter Their Length: Before Radziwill took on the titles of best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and Princess, she was just a girl from Suffern, New York, pursuing her dreams of writing. Working with ABC News, she was assigned to all kinds of stories that kept her traveling and writing around the world. One day, she was sent to work on a story that Anthony Radziwill was producing. While Anthony was as passionate about news as Carole, there was something that made them different: He had a royal lineage going back four hundred years. Lucky for her, this real-life prince soon became her Prince Charming.
The couple fell in love quickly, passionate about their careers and each other. In 1994, the two were happily married, unaware they were living anything but a fairytale. Tragically, Anthony was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on August 10, 1999. Through her pain, the reality star began to write about the devastating battle of cancer and loss of her husband, eventually leading to her first book What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love. The memoir spent over 20 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List and was nominated for the “Books for a Better Life” award.
Radziwill split from her rocker boyfriend Russ Irwin who we met during Season 5, but she continues to date. We might even get a look at her latest love interest this season!
Ramona Singer – Leaving is Sometimes Easier Said Than Done: Singer, best known for her go-getter attitude and opinionated speech, is suffering from what is one of the most devastating issues in a relationship: infidelity. After being married to Mario for over two decades, she discovered that her husband was unfaithful. It was reported that he had been having an affair with a younger woman named Kasey Dexter for eight months. As if that’s not heartbreaking enough, the housewife had to witness the affair first-hand when she walked in on them in the Singer’s Hamptons home. The encounter led to Ramona calling 911 for a domestic dispute.
Although Singer has filed for divorce, it remains unclear if the couple will go through with it or not. Just weeks after separating, the couple was spotted on a date together at Bowlmor Lanes in New York City. Although the reality star has always preached the importance of being independent and able to provide for herself, completely moving on from a marriage of 25 years — despite her husband’s betrayal — might be tougher than she thinks.
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Sonja Morgan – When It Comes to Love, Age Is Nothing But a Number: Morgan has always been open about her love for men of all ages…and rarely are these men her own age. The housewife was married to John A. Morgan for ten years. Not only are many fans surprised to discover that the he proposed after the first date but also that he was 33 years older than her.
The couple’s divorce was finalized in 2008, and since then, Morgan hasn’t given up on her search for true love. In the season 6 teaser, she says, “I’m going below 30 years old,” in regards to some of the men she’s been seeing. Fellow RHONY cast member Heather Thomson claims, “Sonja has as many men as she has interns…and some of them are the same age.”
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Heather Thomson – You Can Be the Wife AND the Boss: Thomson is married to Jonathen Schindler, and unlike many women, Thomson decided to keep her own name after she got married. While the happy couple have two children together, wife and mother are only part of this housewife’s description: She’s also the creator of “Yummie by Heather Thomson,” the popular and innovative shapewear line. Plus, she’s designed for and styled some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Tina Knowles, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. She was the founding Design Director for his Sean John line and is credited as a major force behind multiple CFDA award nominations.
Although this season reveals that some women refer to Thomson’s powerful presence as bossy, her husband shows that men do like women who take charge and are not intimidated by their success.
Kristin Taekman – Relationships Are a Balancing Act: Taekman is the newest member of the gang. She’s been married to her husband Josh for a decade, and they have two beautiful children together. The couple met and fell in love in NYC, and Josh ended up proposing on Kristin’s favorite holiday, Halloween, in Central Park. While she loves being a wife and mother, she’s trying to balance her family life with her modeling career — a challenge that many married career women understand!
Can you relate to any of these women’s love lives? Share with us what your relationship tagline would be and why!
To see more of these ladies and their relationships, tune into The Real Housewives of New York premiere tonight at 9/8c on Bravo!