Following a year and a half of court battles, Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer can finally enter the dating world as a single lady. Although the details are still vague, Singer and Mario have officially reached a settlement in their divorce case and are no longer husband and wife.
According to Radar Online, the New York Civil Supreme Court dissolved the marriage between Singer and Mario at the end of November. The court had to hold two compliance conferences this past year before the two sides could agree on the terms of their divorce.
Despite the court sealing the records, one reason why the case took so long to settle was because Mario and Singer could not decide on how to split their assets. In particular, Mario, who owns and runs a trophy shop, was trying to get all he could from Singer, who has managed to build up quite a bit of wealth through her business ventures.
“Mario is trying to take Singer for everything she worked so hard to achieve,” an inside source told the outlet earlier this year. “Singer earned a lot of the money, and he’s going after it.”
In the end, the Real Housewives of New York star managed to hold onto two of the couple’s properties, including their Manhattan home and their Southampton mansion. At this point, it is not clear what Mario was given in return for conceding the properties.
Problems between the couple first emerged in late 2013 after reports surfaced that Mario was having an affair with Kasey Dexter, his personal trainer. The two had been married for 20 years.
Despite trying to put their marriage back together, Singer finally announced their pending divorce in the summer of 2014. In her personal memoir, titled Life on the Ramona Coaster, Singer revealed that the last year of her marriage had been a very difficult time for her. In fact, the reality star began to rely on prescription pills to make it through and even had thoughts of suicide.
“The stress of everything became unmanageable and it began to wreak havoc on my mind, body and spirit,” Singer explained in her book. “There were times when I was so low that I almost felt like throwing myself in front of a subway train.”
Meanwhile, now that she is single, Ramona Singer has been out searching for her next romance. Unfortunately, her latest outing went a little amok after the reality star was kicked out of a party for sticking up for a drunk guy.
According to Fox News, Singer was attending a party with co-stars LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan when the incident occurred. The party was being thrown by John Mahdessian at his dry cleaning business called Madame Paulette. Mahdessian is the boyfriend of RHONY’s Dorinda Medley.
Apparently, a guest at the party who had a little too much to drink began “harassing” Singer and Morgan. Although the man was described as someone “who once dated LuAnn,” Mahdessian was quick to come to the women’s defense. However, “Singer oddly asked the drunk to stay, with an ensuing screaming match,” one source revealed.
At this point, Mahdessian had all he could handle from Singer and the unidentified man and decided to kick them both out.
“People applauded, and Mahdessian declared, ‘I took out the grime!'” the source added, noting that Singer was later seen laughing on the street.
The party was attended by the likes of Consuelo Vanderbilt Costing and Daniel Joory and was being held to honor Malan Breton.
With the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New York currently in production, the latest incident involving Singer is not likely to be the last, especially now that she is single.
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