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On last night’s The Real Housewives of New York (Season 5, Episode 2: “Say What You Mean, Just Don’t Say It Mean”), we really got to know the new housewives’ significant others a lot better. There was Aviva Drescher’s husband Reid Drescher (cousin to Fran), Heather Thomson’s husband Jonathan Schindler (unrelated to Schindler’s List, okay Aviva?), and who was that scruffy guy in the convertible with Carole Radziwill? Oh, right: musician Russ Irwin.

Carole mentions that she’s dating the rock star in a conversation with Aviva, and before we could even doubt just how real this “casual,” “long-distance” relationship is, there’s Carole sitting with her bare feet on the dashboard of Russ’ convertible (something Ramona Singer thinks is “COOL”).

The relationship is so real, in fact, that Carole has appeared in Russ’ music video (watch them together in his video for “Manhattan” here). We wish we could fully believe Carole when she says that she doesn’t get jealous, and is totally fine with seeing other people when they’re not together, but she did insist on asking him where Russ’ groupies go after he’s done performing with Aerosmith.

What do you think of their relationship? Aviva clearly wasn’t in favor of anything that isn’t strictly monogamous, but we want to hear from you. Is it true that all is fair in love and war?

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

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