'Real Housewives' Ramona Singer Says She Didn't Ban Aviva Drescher From GLAAD Event (EXCLUSIVE)
Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer is denying reports that she tried to bar Aviva Drescher from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Amplifier Awards in NYC.
“I did not try to ban Aviva from the event,” she told Celebuzz exclusively. “I would never do that because I did not want to make an issue out of our issues."
How did the rumor start?
According to a report in the New York Daily News, Singer “went ballistic” after discovering her castmate would be at the same event -- held at XL Nightclub on Tuesday -- but Singer denies that.
“The truth is, I’ve been going to the GLAAD event for four years and I support it because it’s such a wonderful cause,” Singer said.
“They were very considerate and sent me an email giving me a heads up that Aviva was attending and wanted to make sure that was OK. Of course it was, and I thought it was very considerate. I thought, ‘I’ll deal with it.’”
Singer did, however, make a quick exit from the event -- but says it had nothing to do with her co-star’s presence.
“I did tell them I had a prior commitment that night so I could only stay for a short time,” Singer said. “So they accommodated that and said I could walk the red carpet before her because I had to leave early.”
“The truth is, if we showed up at the same time we would be photographed together, and although I wish Aviva no ill will, I don’t exactly want to stand next to her given what has happened on the show," Singer confessed.
“And I didn’t want the attention to distract from the event. The event was bigger than our issues,” she added. “I had a fabulous time.”