On her Instagram stories on August 5, ahead of filming, Ramona shared some of her beauty tricks with fans and followers, posing in her makeup chair with eye patches underneath her eyes.
“It’s early in the morning and I’m getting glammed up. I normally don’t have puffy eyes but this is just to make sure I have completely beautiful eyes. I can’t believe we’re finally doing a live reunion,” she said.
Then, in what looked like a social distancing face shield, the RHONY star then went on to express her disdain for her co-stars, Sonja Morgan and Luann de Lesseps, who she reported were both “an hour late” to the taping.
“I’m here at the studio waiting to film but guess what? Guess who’s an hour late? Sonja Morgan and Luann,” Ramona shared (re-posted by @bravobybetches). “This is so disrespectful. The fact that we can do a reunion in person was so incredible. They have such great staff here. [You’re] holding us up by a whole entire hour. I’m so upset with them.”
Ramona also tagged her castmates in the Story and wrote “An hour late the divas” over it.
Although Ramona seemed quite flustered getting ready for the reunion, the other women were a little more cheerful, with Sonja and Leah McSweeney both sharing snaps of their glam process and Luann revealing the elegant reunion location.
The women and Andy Cohen also shared their experiences during and post-reunion. They reported a long but good day of filming.
“Home after filming a long day for #rhony reunion..loved my jewelry pieces 💞✨” Ramona captioned a post-reunion snapshot.
“Reunion cherry has been popped ❤️” Leah captioned her post, showcasing a tidbit of her first RHONY reunion look. “Will sleep in nothing but this diamond necklace (before I have to return it tomorrow 😂) to celebrate a very successful and long day #rhony”
“Best reunion in a long time. 12 years OG.🎉👏🥰” Luann captioned her post with Andy, celebrating her long run as an original New York housewife.
Andy also shared a few videos and snapshots to his Instagram Story on August 5 while filming, explaining the pandemic “protocols” the cast and crew were taking, like mask-wearing, having hand sanitizer nearby, and social distancing.
He also noted the abundance of cards with questions he had to get through, “hoping” for the taping to be wrapped by 8 p.m.
He later shared a snap with a 6:48 p.m. time stamp and wrote “still going” over it, looking a little worn down from the RHONY drama!
It was confirmed last week that the RHONY women would be filming their reunion in-person vs. virtually as other Bravo shows like The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Vanderpump Rules had to do because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
The ability to film in-person may be causing some housewives to be a bit tardy (much to Ramona’s chagrin), but it is definitely pleasing fans with their return to a traditional/familiar format.
It’s also making a few housewives jealous for the in-person experience, as Lisa Rinna commented on Andy’s recent RHONY reunion photo,”I must say I’m jealous Re In person reunion which I never thought I’d say 😂”
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