The Real Reason Ramona And Mario Singer Got Divorced

In the early seasons of Real Housewives of New York, power couple Ramona and Mario Singer appeared to have it all. Successful businesses, a fancy apartment on the Upper East Side, a beautiful vacation home in the Hamptons, a mutual love for the game of tennis, and a lovely daughter, Avery. What more could a couple ask for? 

But that all came crashing down in January 2014 when the couple separated due to rumored infidelity on Mario's part. A source told People in 2014 that Ramona caught her husband red-handed with his mistress at their vacation home. "She saw him there with the girlfriend and made a big scene and called the police," the source revealed. "She did not want a divorce. Ramona loves her life. She loves Mario," the source added. And Jill Zarin, Ramona's former co-star, also backed up those claims, telling People, "Ramona has been protecting him. She looked the other way when people told her he was cheating."

But what did Ramona have to say about her husband's rumored infidelity and the divorce that followed? Keep reading to find out!

Ramona Singer says she gave her ex-husband 'many chances'

Real Housewife Ramona Singer wrote candidly about her marriage and subsequent divorce to Mario Singer in her 2015 memoir, Life on the Ramona Coaster. "I remember walking along Park Avenue with one of my good friends, before going to therapy one day, and she said to me, 'I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I think you need to know,' she paused and then said slowly, 'I think Mario has been seeing another woman,'" via Life & Style

And while Ramona was adamant that she gave Mario "many chances," she ultimately had to wipe her hands clean of him after learning that he was still seeing his mistress. During an interview with People in 2014, Ramona said, "I told Mario it's over because he lied to me about still being in contact with this Kasey. I said, 'You are a liar. You are a betrayer. I don't want you in my life anymore. I tried to make it work for a year and that's it. I'm done.'"

Fortunately, while their marriage did not last, the pair has been able to co-parent and remain cordial. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramona and Mario even quarantined together in Florida with their daughter, Avery, Ramona shared with DailyMailTV in April. But during an episode of Real Housewives of New York, Ramona maintained that there will never be a reconciliation. According to Ramona "too much" had happened to ever warrant a reunion. 

Ramona Singer is no longer attracted to Mario Singer

While many former couples claim to be just friends, it appears Ramona Singer really does keep ex-hubby Mario Singer strictly in the friend zone. 

"I'm not attracted to him sexually anymore," she divulged to ET in 2021. "Oh, s**t! I shouldn't say that," she quickly added. Still, Ramona was adamant that the exes share a special bond. "I mean, I love Mario," Ramona confessed. "We're very close friends. He gives me some advice, I give him advice. He welcomed me into his home for three months ... so, we have a great friendship, but that train left, you know?"

Ramona solidified her stance even further during an interview with Bravo's The Daily Dish. "I think it's really important for women not to harbor ill will towards their exes. I don't care what they do to you, especially if you share a child. And negative energy creates negative things and I got rid of all that negative energy and I forgave him and we're in a good place. We really are," she declared! Onward and upward!

Ramona Singer is 'dating and skating'

Speaking of onward and upward it appears that Ramona Singer really does have her groove back!

Forget dining and dashing. Ramona prefers "dating and skating." In 2021, Ramona revealed to ET that she had waded back into the dating pool. "I dated but it didn't work out," she divulged. "I met a man the summer before corona, and during corona we met, but I just realized he wasn't for me. He had a temper. Yeah, whatever. You know you don't get to know someone until you get to know them."

Fortunately for Ramona, she's in a place right now where she doesn't need anyone! "I'm at a stage in my life, I want a man, I don't need a man," she declared. "I don't need a man to pay me rent, I don't need a man to give me a child. I don't need a man that say I've divorced, give me money. I got it all. I have great friends, and I just want a man to be with who I really care about and cares about me. It's very difficult if you're already successful in so many ways, because now I'm looking for the hedonistic thing, you know what I mean? So I'm not going to just be with a guy just to be with a guy just because he has a few bucks and he looks good. No, he has to have it all otherwise I'm not doing it. Forget it." Touché!

Mario Singer hasn't been so lucky in love

As for Mario Singer, he stays rather mum about his dating life post-divorce — and for good reason!

As you may recall, following his highly publicized split from Ramona Singer, Mario moved in with Kasey Dexter, a woman he had an affair with — an arrangement that proved to be short-lived. As reported by Page Six, Mario caught Kasey cheating on him in their shared home with the use of a hidden camera. 

Dexter was adamant, however, that she had no intention of hurting Mario. "I never really had to worry about anything. Our life was great. When I became his girlfriend, he started to get more comfortable. He knew that I would never leave him cause financially [I was dependent on him]," she said during an interview in 2018. "He wouldn't tell me I'm beautiful all the time. And that's another reason I cheated on him with my boss. He made me feel beautiful and wanted. And I fell in love like crazy," she added. Perhaps Ramona can give Mario some dating advice in the future?