Eboni K. Williams opened up about her relationship with Ramona Singer during an interview with Us Weekly magazine earlier this week.
After Singer bizarrely stated that she felt an immediate connection to the first Black cast member of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” and noted that she rarely felt that way about new people, Williams explained the “similarities” between them.
Scroll on to find out what Williams had to say about what she and Singer have in common with one another.
Ramona Singer And Eboni K. Williams Are Both Businesswomen
“Ramona started to see a lot of herself in me and me in her, which is very hard-nosed business, take no nonsense, very proud of the fact that we are self-made. And I think that’s where the similarities that she was attracted to come from,” Williams explained, via AOL.
While Singer said during the premiere episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City” that it was rare for her to feel connected to someone so quickly, other cast members questioned the authenticity of her statement.
“I think Ramona was trying to describe is more-so how much we optically have in common,” Williams noted.
Eboni K. Williams Took Issue With Ramona Singer’s ‘The Help’ Comment
“It’s kind of bizarre — Ramona and I are literally the same exact measurements. … We like a lot of the same things in life. We like the same wine, we like the same cocktails, we like the same food,” Williams continued.
That said, the two women did clash at times amid filming on the currently airing 13th season, especially after Singer used the term “the help” to describe her employees.
“Ramona is very good at evading,” Williams noted, adding that “it took about five minutes to convince her” to have the “help” conversation.
“She’s a professional runner, and she really tried to shut that conversation down,” she recalled.
Eboni K. Williams Did Her Best To Educate Ramona Singer
Although Singer initially didn’t want to discuss the sensitive topic, Williams ultimately convinced her by letting her know that she was coming from a place of wanting to educate, not cancel, her.
“But what she saw when I kind of forced her hand … is it was not in the spirit or intention of canceling her, or making her look or even feel bad. It really was from this place of, ‘I want to express how I’m feeling and give you an opportunity to consider that moving forward,’ and she did,” Williams shared.
Ramona Singer Is A Changed Woman After ‘RHONY’ Season 13
Following the filming of season 13, Williams acknowledged that she’s seen a major change in her cast mate.
“Ramona literally asks and remembers the server’s names now,” she said. “It might seem small to some people, but I think that’s a big, important step. It just says that even at this stage in her life, she’s so successful and has so much notoriety and money, [but] she’s actually not beyond self-improvement.”
To see more of Williams and her cast mates, don’t miss new episodes of the 13th season of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” which are currently airing every Tuesday night at 9/8c on Bravo.
And, to find out what Luann de Lesseps had to say about the ups and downs she and Williams faced during their early moments together on the show, scroll down to the article below.