Gay Rumors & Offscreen Feuds: The 10 Craziest 'Real Housewives Of New York' Behind-The-Scenes Secrets

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Feb. 8 2021, Updated 4:12 p.m. ET

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Ever wonder what really happened between the Real Housewives of New York ladies? Ramona Singer, 58, doesn't hold back in her new memoir, Life On The Ramona Coaster.

Listen! 'RHOP' star Wendy Osefo breaks down the “most intense fight in the show's history” in under 2 minutes.

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The Real Housewives of New York City – Season 7

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Singer was introduced to Bravo producers in 2007 through her plastic surgeon friend, Dr. Sharon Giese. However, she claims, the execs had already seen her on another unnamed woman's demo tape at an elite cooking party.

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Hamptons Magazine celebrates their 30th Anniversary with Cover Star Kim Cattrall

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Singer and her longtime pal, Jill Zarin, told each other they had been cast in a new reality series— but they didn't realize it was the same one!

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ramona singer attends the Social Life Magazine May 2012 cover launch party

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At the last minute, Singer got cold feed and decided not to participate on the new show. "I don't really have time for this," she says she thought at the time. "I don't need to be famous. I'm already popular with my friends."

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The Real Housewives of New York City – Season 7

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However, she changed her mind when she realized she could promote her then-husband Mario's failing business, True Faith Jewelry.

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The Real Housewives of New York City – Season 7

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Very confident: Singer says she knew right away that the series would "be a huge success." "From the beginning, I had a gut feeling that we would average a million viewers," she writes. "They all thought I was nuts, but I turned out to be right."

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2012 Marriage Equality USA National Gala

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When Singer first met costar Alex McCord's husband Simon, she thought he was gay! She claims he was "flamboyantly dressed" and animated" during their initial introduction.

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Front row at the Zang Toi show during Fall 2014 Fashion Week in NYC

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Though they would eventually be friends, Singer first thought of Alex McCord as "boring" and "completely nondescript," she says.

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Watch What Happens Live – Season 12

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The wild and crazy cast member admits she "took things too far" with her outspoken behavior on the show's first season. "I felt like I needed to amp things up," she explains.

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‘Real Houswives of New York’ Season 6 Premiere Party

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Oops! Singer's daughter Avery was embarrassed by her mom's onscreen hijinks. "Mom, there's two sides to you. There's the really sweet and loveable side and then there's your wild side. Why do you have to show that side?" she says the teen asked.

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Upfront – 2015

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Offscreen fight! On season four, Singer says she butt heads with a male producer on the show. "He was the type of man who I felt like didn't like powerful women," she says, adding that she believes he "set up" a scene where a psychic told her Mario was cheating. "I don't believe she was a real psychic."

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