When Aviva Drescher's dad, George Teichner, introduced his girlfriend, who he then proposed to, on "The Real Housewives of New York City," there was immediate speculation whether the relationship was fake and/or if the woman was just in it for the money. This is because the girlfriend-turned-fiance, Dana Lavette Cody, who goes by just Cody, is a beautiful 25-years-old African-American woman while George is 76 and considered a bit of a pervert by the other housewives and even his own daughter.
In an interview with Bravo's The Dish, posted on Tuesday, June 10, Cody spoke out about her relationship with George. She talked about how she and George actually met, her relationship with Aviva and what she has to say to the critics.
Cody revealed that she and George met when he came into her Tippie Toes nail salon in Miami for a pedicure. All of the nail technicians were busy so she did his manicure. When she was done and asked him how he liked it, he told her that she needs some practice and asked for the business owner. When she revealed that she was in fact the owner, they engaged in some back-and-forth banter.
George told her that he could help with her business and so they went on a business lunch meeting. The business relationship then progressed to a personal relationship.
As for her critics, Cody pointed out that love transcends age and cultural differences. She said that George loves and nurtures her, helping her to become a strong and independent individual. She loves him and "despite his fun and sometimes perverted ways, [she] appreciate[s] the hard work he's put into this world." "This is not a gold digger situation," she said.
Even outspoken housewife Aviva supports their relationship. Cody said that they get along well, keeping in contact through texts and emails, and that she also gets along with Aviva's children.
Aviva Drescher has likewise spoken positively about Cody. In an interview with Wetpaint Entertainment in late May, Aviva even said that she wants to see Cody brought in as a new housewife on "The Real Housewives of New York City." If that happens, Ramona Singer, who voiced her opposition to the relationship at their engagement party, probably wouldn't like it one bit!