Monday, November 5, 2018

Athena X Levendi Claims RHOS Co-Star Victoria Rees ‘Damaged’ And ‘Sabotaged’ The Name Of Her Family Business!

The feud between Real Housewives of Sydney stars Athena X Levendi and Victoria Rees continues! Athena X has claimed that Victoria has "damaged" and "sabotaged" her family business, Levendi Jewellers. "See how Victoria managed to kind of damage our brand...because the brand is Levendi - there's no (letter) 'A' in the actual (brand) but she's said it so many times," she told The Daily Mail Australia.

Levendi cleared-up confusion over the pronunciation of her Levendi jewellery business. When she was asked if Victoria mispronounced the brand name on purpose, she replied; "Absolutely!"

"If I was giving you a donation (of the amount we did) wouldn't you even consider learning how to pronounce something?," she added. "I had actually told her it's not 'Levandi' it's 'Levendi' so many times!' she said before adding: 'But obviously they cut that out in the editing to make it look more juicy and beefy!"

Levendi Jewellers first opened in 1967 and is a family business, in which they specialize in diamond design pieces and the company boasts it has "earned the brand a global reputation." The business is currently run by Athena X's husband Panos and his brother Michael.

As previously reported, the controversial show was rejected by U.S. network Bravo for being too extreme - this was the first time a Real Housewives franchise was not immediately picked up for syndication.

If you recall, the fate of the show was in question after Bravo decided not to commission the show for being "too extreme" for American viewers, in which Foxtel's head of television Brian Walsh revealed that he was concerned about the cast, hinting changes would have be made to the housewives line up.

"A lot of the women in this show were nasty for nasty’s sake and have no redeeming features," he said. "I particularly felt Lisa Oldfield and AthenaX Levendi were driving their own agendas."

Brian said he would be steering changes in the second series to make sure the women were better behaved and more friendly towards each other.

"I’ve raised my concerns with the production team from this season. I felt the bad language and behavior throughout the series did go too far," he told The Daily Telegraph.

While there was many hints that Lisa Oldfield and Athena X Levendi were being cut from the show, is understood a revolt from fans of the show have forced producers to reconsider.

“Lisa and Athena may be confrontational on screen, but fans love them,” the source told The Herald Sun back in July. “When rumors came out that bosses were keen to cut them, fans were not impresses, now Foxtel is being forced to reconsider.”

The publication claimed that while all the women are under three season contracts, Matchbox Pictures, who produce the show, can let any cast members go at their discretion.

Lisa Oldifield's husband David hinted that the show was not returning for a second season when the couple where contestants on Ten's reality show, "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!" earlier this year.

Particular taking a dig at Lisa's RHOS nemesis Krissy Marsh, David said: "She doesn't understand that the show is over. A couple of them we know are not dealing with the fact that whatever they were... they are not that now."

Dismissing the cast as a bunch of 'fame whores', he added: "They really did have their 15 minutes of fame."

While the series was not picked up by U.S. network Bravo for being "too extreme," but the show found international success in New Zealand and the U.K.

Photo Credit: Foxtel

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