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Carole Radziwill is arguably the most grounded castmate on The Real Housewives of New York Season 5. She certainly manages to stay out of most of the intense fights, preferring to watch from the sidelines and save the quips for her confessionals.

So maybe it's no surprise that in this sneak peek of Season 5, Episode 13, Carole seems a bit nervous to introduce her boyfriend, Russ Irwin, to the gang while they are on vacay in St. Bart's.

"These crazy bitches," she whispers while she hugs him — but it sounds less mean than just plain exhausted. "They're always fighting," she explains. "I mean, I don't even know what they're talking about."

Fortunately the first meeting seems to go okay. Well, except for the part where Sonja Morgan starts rambling about how sexy Carole is, and how nervous she is about embarrassing Carole on the trip...

Credit: Bravo Photo: Carole Radziwill's Boyfriend Meets the Other Real Housewives of New York (VIDEO)

The Real Housewives of New York airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.  

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