Tension between Jules Wainstein and her estranged husband, Michael, became apparent during the Wednesday, June 15, episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. The drama-filled episode of season 8 aired just hours after Us Weekly confirmed that the Bravo newcomer and her husband are divorcing after eight years of marriage.
As previously reported, the decision to end their marriage comes after Jules learned Michael was allegedly having an affair.
During the episode, the couple were late to dinner with Dorinda Medley and her boyfriend, John. A frazzled Jules apologized to her costar and pal, blaming their tardiness on her husband.
“You know … he came home at 7:17? … At 6:00, he’s like, ‘I’ll be home in three minutes.’ He came home at 7:17,” Jules told Dorinda. “Dinner is at 7:00, and you’re rolling in at 7:15 at home. We’re supposed to be there 15 minutes ago. He was like, ‘Oh, so, whatever.’ And then he goes and takes a shower.”
Throughout the dinner, Michael kept getting up to be on his cellphone. “He’s always on his phone.… Who could he be talking to?” Jules asked.
At one point, Michael also made a joke about hiring the coat-check lady to be their nanny. “If Michael is making a joke to the coat check about having a hot nanny, go f‑‑k yourself,” she told the camera.
The estranged spouses are parents of kids Jagger, 5, and Rio, 2. During the episode, Jules also revealed she’s fed up with Michael’s parenting skills.
While talking with Dorinda over their cocktails, Jules revealed that when she came home the night before, Michael had left the kids “fully dressed in their school outfits” and “Rio in a full diaper.”
“I know she’s heartbroken, and I think it’s really sad,” her costar Ramona Singer told Us on Wednesday. “I think it’s a really sad thing that it becomes public. I mean, something like this, you want to keep private. You want to protect your children, and it’s just hard enough to deal with without it being all over the media.”
The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
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