Season One of The Real Housewives of Sydney is officially over and the reunion has aired! Instead of doing my usual recap, this week I thought I'd wrap up the season for you by sharing how I really feel about my fellow housewives - and sharing what our relationship is like now.
When I first met Athena I thought she seemed like a charming, fun girl who, although might have been a little eccentric, had a good heart and a kind soul. I still want to believe that she has a good heart and a kind soul, but I must admit I’m having trouble seeing it.
AthenaX is a very complicated individual. In fact, I never know what to expect from her and I truly cannot understand her. She will say one thing to your face and something totally different behind your back with the intention to create tension, conflict and drama. One second AthenaX is insulting me and the next she’s calling me or posing for smiley pictures, acting as if we were best friends and inviting me to the next Levendi event. I cannot keep up with her – and I don’t have a relationship with her that would warrant the effort and time needed to understand and deal with her.
She plays the victim constantly. All her bad behaviour is the fault of everyone else and she truly believes she is above anyone else. She does not believe that there is anything wrong with her behaviour or attitude. I feel sorry for her and feel that for her sake and for the sake of her family she needs to desperately get help.
AthenaX also refuses to listen to anyone else’s opinion because she believes hers is paramount. She cannot let anyone speak because her opinion is clearly so much more important than theirs.
There is nothing spiritual about AthenaX – in fact, she is one of those people who gives spiritual people a bad name as she constantly uses it as an excuse for her bad behaviour. AthenaX will always say that she’s “not perfect” – but no one is! The fact that you’re not perfect doesn’t mean that you have to be nasty.
I don’t believe AthenaX and I can move forward. Although we are civil towards each other with fake hellos and pleasantries, I am not particularly interested in pursuing a friendship with her. I wish her all the best and hope that she finds the light at the end of the tunnel she is so desperately searching for, whilst enjoying the ride along the way!
Krissy is a shining light. For as long as I have known her, she has always been an incredible friend. I have known Krissy for 20 years. Her sister is married to a cousin of mine, and I consider her family. Krissy has always had my back and looked out for me. She genuinely loves life and has for as long as I’ve known her, she has never uttered a nasty word about anyone.
I was responsible for bringing Krissy into Housewives, and I feel terrible that she was the target of Lisa’s pettiness the whole season. Krissy endured a terrible amount of disgusting, unprovoked torment from Lisa. At no point did Krissy ever feed the beast. She held her head high and proceeded with her life like a true lady.
Krissy and I have seen plenty of each other post filming. Our husbands are friends, and our children are great friends and we genuinely enjoy each other’s company.
Out of the girls this season, I would have to say that I was the most disappointed in Lisa.
Lisa and I were never good friends before the show. David was an acquaintance of my father’s and we had known each other from a distance for many years. Whilst we were not close friends, we did have a mutual respect for one another and as our families knew one another, we had a tie from the beginning. Before the show started, Lisa and I vowed to have each other’s backs. This is something I stayed true to throughout the show – always defending Lisa when the other girls went after her and being there for her when she needed my support.
Her behaviour towards the other housewives, her husband, her children and her social media audience just isn’t acceptable. Lisa is not the type of person I want to have a relationship with as she is ingenuous and will do anything to have the attention on her – even if that means hurting someone else in the process. Lisa operates on two completely different sets of rules – one which applies to herself and the other that applies to everyone else. She can say what she wants about anyone else’s behaviour and make them out as the worst person in the world – but if she does the exact same thing, that’s okay and acceptable.
Lisa’s insults always seem to mirror her own insecurities. She shames other women on their appearance or personality and often it seems as though those insults are a result of her own jealousy. I believe that Lisa was jealous of Krissy as she saw what she wanted; someone who was funny and liked by all, who had sex appeal and who knew how to have a good time. Moving forward I don’t think that I want to pursue any kind of relationship with her. We have very little in common, both morally and ethically. Lisa needs to sort herself out and get the help and attention she so desperately needs.
Although I didn’t know Matty before we began filming, we had a lot of friends in common and our paths were bound to cross. Matty is an absolute delight. A Persian Princess with the fire to match. Matty is a hard worker, incredible mother and devoted partner to Michael.
Matty is a mediator at heart, often just wanting to calm a fiery situation and instead finding herself in the middle of it all. Matty survived the season maintaining a friendship with all the girls. That is an incredible credit to her and says a lot about the type of woman she is. She managed to juggle everyone’s personalities and clashes and remained neutral throughout. I am very much looking forward to spending more time with her and getting to know her better, although finding time with her is impossible because she’s always ‘fully booked’.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Melissa. She is an absolute delight. Melissa is a gorgeous, genuine girl who stayed out of trouble. Melissa is a woman with an incredible work ethic, devoted mother and fabulous friend. Throughout the whole season Melissa managed to avoid the nasty pettiness that took place.
Melissa just wanted peace – and to have fun! She is someone who hates confrontation, however, with this group, confrontation is a constant and peace was never going to happen. Melissa did speak up and say what needed to be said whenever needed and often acted as the voice of reason – but she didn’t get herself unnecessarily involved in the drama.
Victoria tells it like it is and she never sugar coats anything – but she can also take whatever she dishes out. This season has been a very emotional season for Victoria. Finding and meeting her sister for the first time really took its toll on Victoria as expected.
Victoria only has her friends around her. Her parents have both passed on and she doesn’t have a husband or any family to lean on. She is an incredible mother to Austin but you can only share so much with your children.
I definitely don’t agree with some of Victoria’s diva behaviour both on camera and behind the scenes. There were certain times when Victoria should have been around but was nowhere to be seen and that was rather disappointing and inexcusable. We all had children and other commitments that we had to juggle around our filming schedules, and we all seemed to manage.
Victoria is fun, bubbly and has a very dry sense of humour. We have seen each other a lot since filing wrapped and seem to always end up in fits of laughter. Victoria is someone who makes me laugh, and I would hope that she has my back. That’s what I wish for from a friend.
Being a "Real Housewife of Sydney" has been an incredible experience. I have loved being involved in such an amazing production. I have learnt so much about myself and also about women in general. We all put our families and ourselves on the line and it’s not always an easy thing to open yourself up to criticism and critique. Moving forward, I hope that we can all manage to conduct ourselves with decorum and a mutual respect for each other despite our differences.
A huge thank you to all the fans and viewers for your loyalty to the show and for your passion towards all of us. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all better even now that filming is over - the fun is only just beginning!
Be sure to check back here tomorrow for my Behind the Scenes post! The day stretched from 7am until midnight and behind so I have plenty to fill you in on!