Ellen Minkin – RHONJ star Rosie Pierri Girlfriend


It appears WCBS-TV writer Ellen Minkin and former gal pal, Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Rosie Pierri were on two total different shows. While Rosie recently tweeted that there were “no hard feelings” between the two of them after their sudden break-up, Ellen accused Pierri of manipulating her into appearing on the Bravo reality show.

The harsh words were said during Minkin’s recent interview with Wetpaint.

“I’m sorry I did it,” Minkin said of her ‘RHONJ’ guest role. “I’m sorry I went out with her. I feel like she used me.”


The New Yorker even claimed Pierri, who introduced her “beautiful lady” to family and friends with an emotional dinner on last week’s episode, heavily exaggerated their romance.

“We really weren’t in a heavy-duty relationship,” Minkin confessed. “We were just very good friends, and she makes it seem like we were together and we had this whole relationship. Really, I was just doing her a favor, and now I’m paying the price.”


We’re still not sure what happened between the two of them. According to her LinkedIn she graduated cum laude, last year with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism from University of Oregon. She is a dedicated student, her awards include Awards: Dean’s List, Arlyn E. Cole Scholarship Fund, KATU Thomas R. Dargan Scholarship, Hall of Achievement Scholarship. You can find her profile at University of Oregon here.

53-year-old Minkin relocated to New York following her graduation. She also attended Punahou School and graduated with honors in 2009. In 2011 she attended Senshu University for Japanese Language and History with a scholarship: Tanaka Miller Scholarship, JASSO Scholarship.

Previous to her current writer gig, she was a News Apprentice at WCBS-TV; Social Media/Outreach Intern at The BULLY Project; Intern, Ann Curry Unit at NBC News; Assistant News Director at KWVA Eugene, 88.1 FM; Multimedia Producer at Oregon Daily Emerald; Producer, Reporter, Anchor at Oregon News; Intern at Becker Communications, Inc.; News Team Member at KWVA Eugene, 88.1 FM; Account Exec., Fred Meyer at Allen Hall Public Relations; News Reporter at Duck TV News; News Intern at KHON-TV; Litigation Support Assistant at McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon.

Find Ellen on Twitter here. Do you think Ellen was used?