Ramona Singer reportedly attempted to sell her official separation statement to press.
After her husband, Mario, went public with his mistress, Kasey Dexter, earlier this month, the "Real Housewives of New York City" took to Twitter to tell fans she was moving on, but first, she attempted to get a quick payoff.
“Ramona personally called several reporters, offering to sell the exclusive announcement about the split," an insider told Radar Online on Aug. 11. "She was seeking $2,500, but no one bit. Even reducing the price to $500 didn’t generate any interest.”
Often, when celebrities have a big life announcement, they make a deal with a magazine in which they are paid for their stories, so it makes sense that Singer would try to cash in on her pain. However, after months of ups and downs, no one would bite.
In Jan. 2014, Singer filed for divorce after a reported domestic incident with Mario in which she claimed he choked her. Weeks later, they were back on and the divorce was off. Now, Mario has stepped out publicly with Dexter, seemingly confirming their relationship and the end of his and Singer's marriage.
“It’s just bizarre that after shutting down any discussion of Mario’s alleged cheating on the Real Housewives of New York reunion, Ramona was now willing to talk — for a price," the source continued. "Ramona is attempting to pitch her side of the story as the victim, and wants to do a full feature with a friendly celebrity magazine.”
On Aug. 7, Singer released her statement on Twitter.
"I have decided to move on with my life without Mario," she wrote. "I tried my best to make my marriage work. I am excited for the new chapter in my life."