Guess it wasn’t the Muzak in the background that put Andy Cohen off. The Bravo TV personality said he is spending his Memorial Day weekend relaxing with his friends at home, instead of heading to the Hamptons for this weekend’s annual party season.
But it’s nothing, so far, more than “ridiculous. It’s just silly,” Cohen told FOX411.
Shah, 49, was booked and arrested for a domestic dispute at a Stamford hotel, where she was staying with her 22-year-old boyfriend, William Reyes. According to local police, the couple got into an argument and “mutual choking” that lead to Ramirez’s arrest. Shah posted a $2,500 bond and was released.
“It’s too crazy,” Cohen said, responding to the news of the arrest of Shah who has appeared on all six seasons of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City.”
Cohen denied that the incident was in some way linked to the Muzak.
“I’m a big collector of Muzak,” he said. “I love it so much.”
A lawyer for Shah said they are not commenting.
While Shah may be fighting for her life on bail, Cohen said he has been in touch with the cast of the reality television show, who have been unaffected by what has been going on.
“You know me, I’ll take care of that on my own,” he said. “I have no role in my family, it’s about focusing on my future and family, and personal matter. I told them if I was them, I would be focused and working through it.
“I am not missing the reunion, and I am not planning on missing the reunion this year. But we do have a great show, because we don’t work, and we have a wonderful cast,” he added.
Cohen said the rest of the cast has been answering his calls and taking care of some of the other stuff while he’s away.
And he said he feels like he’s taking things one day at a time.
“I do have a personal advisor, and he does. We’re able to talk when he’s off-duty, that helps a lot. Things are different, which makes me feel different. I just feel blessed and fortunate to be able to do what I do,” he said.
Cohen added that when he was a kid, he was always wondering “What’s next?” now, he said, “all I want to do is make the best possible impression on other people and work on my own future, trying to be the best version of me I can be and develop new areas of the business, but mostly I am trying to grow as a person.”
Cohen suggested that people seeing him get on the phone with his colleagues may not realize how much time he spends with the people he cares about.
“I am living in a completely weird world,” he said. “I have a lot of friends, I am not the most well-known person in the world, but my biggest fans are my employees and my producers and people on my staff. There is a pressure all the time, I feel the amount of time I spend with them is far greater than a lot of people in my position might have.”