June 6th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
It's no secret that "Real Housewives of New York City" cast member Ramona Singer loves her Pinot Grigio, but the Bravo star insists she doesn't have a drinking problem.
"Do I overdrink? No. I drink with responsibility," she tells In the Mixx. "I drink with a beautiful dinner. I would rather have my one or two glasses of Pinot Grigio than dessert, which is 700 calories."
Singer, who has her own Pinot Grigio line, points out that many of the other "Housewives" drink just as much as she does but clever editing makes it appear she is overindulging.
"I actually said to Bravo, I called them up [and] said, 'Wait, is the story line so bad you have to make [my drinking] a story line? Because you know I don't have a drinking problem,'" she says.
Singer notes that she couldn't be the success she is today if she were an alcoholic.
"I've been on the show for four years. How can I have five businesses, be married 19 years, have a daughter who's a straight-A student? I cannot even be a ... functioning alcoholic if I had all of this stuff going on. It would be impossible," she explains. "Do you ever see me fall down on TV? Do you ever see me slur my speech? Absolutely not. Do I have a drink or two with dinner? Absolutely."
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