Former Real Housewives of New York star Alex McCord and her hubby Simon Van Kempen have spoken up about what they saw when watching RHONY Season 5 from the sidelines this year, and — to them at least — there were several obvious moments of staging by the producers involved in this season.

Speaking to Celebuzz, the Couples Therapy duo pointed out the big St. Barts showdown between Aviva Drescher and co-stars Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan on Season 5, Episode 15: “Vacation, All I Never Wanted” as a prime example of the producers staging a fight between the ladies.

“Watching this season, you can now see, ‘Oh, I know what they did here,’ like when Aviva and Reid arrive in St. Barts. It was daylight! When they arrive at the house, it was dark. And by then Sonja and Ramona were drunk. And that’s why they kept them waiting in a hotel room, so Ramona and Sonja would get sloshed,” said Simon.

Alex added, “This is where it's a whole new career path for reality TV people. Because once you've done four years of a show like that ... it's so easy to see what's going on and how these scenes come together.”

Alex’s vlogs on the season, of course, have been very handy in pointing out these sort of behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and she admitted that after being fired from RHONY and originally intending to fully “cut the cord” from the Housewives, Alex has found her little post-episode vlogs to be “a great healing process” for her.

Source: Celebuzz

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