Karen Schwendtke apologises to Mariska Thorpe. Images: supplied.

‘I didn’t intend to be harsh’: Karen apologises to Mariska Thorpe

Karen Schwendtke apologised to Mariska Thorpe for being ‘harsh’ on the ‘Real Housewives van die Wynlande’ reunion.


Karen Schwendtke apologises to Mariska Thorpe. Images: supplied.

On the Real Housewives van die Wynlande (RHOWL) reunion which aired on KykNet on Thursday 13 July on KykNet, Karen Schwendtke apologised to Mariska Thorpe about the way she acted towards her during the season.

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Due to a health issue, Karen Schwendtke was unable to join the ladies at the Real Housewives van die Wynlande (RHOWL) reunion. However, she did film separately to tell her side of the story. At the reunion, Mariska Thorpe revealed that she felt Karen tore her down during the series.

Karen apologised to Mariska and expressed that she did not intend on hurting her.

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“Mariska, uhm.. it is tought to hear that you have been feeling this way and carrying these feelings, that it hurt you. Sometimes I say or do things that may come across as harsh to others even though I did not intend it to be harsh,” she said.

“I really humbly apologise and I feel compelled to tell you, ‘sister, its freaking hard work having such nice legs as yours’,” she continued.

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Mariska opened up about how she felt that Karen tore her down every chance she got.

“On this show, I got to know Karen for who she is. And I didn’t necessarily see the soft side that everyone else did. Because I believe she was trying to break me down since day one.

What bothers me the most is that I never heard it directly from her mouth. But I had to wait until the show aired to find out,” she said.

Mariska explained that she felt like her personality, intelligence and more was criticised.

“Is there a part of my body she didn’t criticise? She criticised my personality, she criticised my laugh, she criticised my profession, she criticised my intelligence,” she continued.

“So in that regard, I’m not that woman and I’d never want to be that woman. And it makes no difference whether it was said from a place of grief, jealousy or… such a place doesn’t exit. Where you can tear down another woman or person,” she added.

Mariska Thorpe on Karen Schwendtke. Image: supplied.

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