This entire situation is giving us a major case of the sads. After weeks of Ramona Singer staying mum while her estranged brother Bohdan Mazur said some pretty vicious things about her in the press, the Real Housewives of New York star is finally setting the record straight and slamming those claims.
Bohdan seemingly has been using his troubled relationship with his Housewife sister to try to drum up publicity for his new memoir, Aspen, Snow, Blow and Bo. Of the many disparaging stories he’s been selling to the press, one in particular has upset Ramona enough to speak up: the one that claims she didn’t visit her dying mother Veronika Mazur while she was battling leukemia.
“My mother was the most important person in the world to me and I would do anything for her and I always did,” Ramona told RadarOnline.com this week. “And for my brother to make up stories like that, it just hurts me beyond because my mother is sacred.”
Not only did the RHoNY star repeatedly visit her mother during her illness, she was also actively involved in getting her the best care and medical treatment.
“When my mother was diagnosed with cancer, I found her the best doctor in New York City,” Ramona said, adding, “I went with her to the appointment and I visited her every day. I made food for her, I cooked for her, and I had help there for her 24/7.”
Through active involvement with the doctors, Ramona revealed that she helped her mother to live a year longer than she was told she had. “I found this doctor and he was a doctor of alternative medicine,” the reality star said. “In 2-3 months, my mother was playing bridge and riding around in a car. For a year, she had a quality of life like she normally did [before she got sick].”
Towards the end of her life, Ramona even brought her mother to NYC to have her closer, she shared. Then sadly, this past New Year’s Eve, Ramona’s mother lost the battle against cancer, a surely difficult loss for anyone close with their parent like she seemed to have been.
“When I see he is commenting on my relationship with my mother, it disturbs me greatly because I worship my mother,” Ramona explained. “It’s sad and shameful when my brother uses my fame and notoriety to tell false stories in order to sell books.”
It’s too bad that some people feel the need to try to benefit off of the tragedies of their own family. Hopefully, Ramona’s brother will someday learn that no amount of money or book sales will fill the void he’s looking for. At least the Upper East Side lady has her recently reconciled hubby Mario to lean on!
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