Is the Ramona coaster slowing down? Real Housewives of New York City veteran Ramona Singer opened up in a new interview about the devastating aftermath of her husband of 22 years, Mario Singer, cheating on her.
"Forgiveness is very important," the Bravo star told Page Six. "I forgive [Mario]. Sometimes people just lose their way and you can’t help them find it."
After separating and briefly reconciling in early 2014, Ramona ultimately broke things off with Mario last summer amidst rumors that he was continually cheating on her with his mistress, Kasey Dexter. According to Ramona, her husband's betrayals "completely blindsided" her.
"I realized it was completely over last August," the Life on the Ramona Coaster author dished to the New York Post. "Two people need to try to make a relationship work and if you’re both not in it to win it, it’s not going to happen."
Ramona reasoned that what led Mario to stray was her Housewives fame. "I can’t go anywhere without someone recognizing me and that bothered him," she said, point-blank. "Men like to feel important and it takes a very secure man [to live with that]."
She also theorized that his age had something to do with it. "I think… turning 60 changed him," she told the paper. For her personally, though, the tumultuous split has made her a better human being.
"I learned a lot from the betrayal of my ex," Ramona dished. "It kind of made my barriers drop a lot and it’s made me a softer, more compassionate person… I only know I’ve never looked better."
After the experience, she knows more fully what she wants in a significant other. "My dream guy would be someone who is not threatened by me," Ramona shared. "I would need someone who is very bright because I feel I’m very intelligent, someone who has children in college or older, someone who has a great sense of humor and doesn’t take anything too seriously."
Also, someone who can work magic in the kitchen — or bedroom. "We could have a bottle of wine and watch Game of Thrones on TV in bed, naked, or whip up a dinner party for 18 people, or go out on the town and dance," she mused. "I would want someone just as happy walking around in jeans and a T-shirt as a tux. Is that asking too much?"
Currently, she's exploring her options. "I’m dating – not putting any labels on anything," Singer told Page Six at NYC hot spot Beautique. "When you’ve been in a relationship for many years, you don’t want to jump into anything too quickly. I’m living in the present."
Singer previously echoed these sentiments to Us this past April, saying her castmates love single Ramona. "They [no longer] call me Ra-meany, but Ramona," she told Us. "I’m more mellow… More relaxed."
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