She’s a psycho,’ ” Wilson recalls from his office in Calgary. The pair met, and he gifted her with a piece by Hillberg & Berk (a jewelry company he financed on Dragons’ Den) and a copy of his book, Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes. “I will say that she is one of the most impressive people I’ve ever met, in terms of package: bright, philanthropic mind, mother of three. When you’re serious and want to get down to the process of finding someone, it’s tough,” Carstens says over the phone from Vancouver.
It was the least dramatic part of the Season 2 finale that saw Zilba attacked by her nemesis, Jody Clamen, who called the mother of three, among other things, “a hooker,” “a moron” and “a loser.” To top it all off? (The “real” housewives have been known to have a little work done, plastic surgery-wise.) Things were much more amiable during Wilson’s cameo, though. (Wilson turned her down on two previous occasions.) “It’s tough at the best of times to meet someone.
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Despite going on several dates with the Real Housewife, however, Wilson told the Calgary Herald this week that he is still "happily single."In a cover story published March 6, Zilba told the West Ender newspaper that she’s ready to settle down. This week, Wilson tweeted out a few teasers for the season finale, and coyly suggested he planned to tune in for the big reveal.“I am going to watch #RHOV tomorrow night - just to see if anything interesting happens - that doesn't involve drama or purses. In case it isn’t obvious, Wilson doesn’t seem to be a fan of Zilba’s show and might not be the most supportive potential partner on the planet.
On Saturday he tweeted, “Just watching #RHOV for the first time - sorta - actually fell asleep the first time I tried a month or so ago ;)” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts.
With his departure, Wilson is challenging both CBC and the Dragons to take encouraging Canadian entrepreneurship to another level and to constructively criticize, guide and sometimes finance the pitchers venturing into the Den.
"I've never seen them use the core business question I ask."• When he auditioned for the Den the CBC told him he wasn't mean enough.
"There was no dependency on alcohol whatsoever," Wilson maintains.
"What there was, was an inappropriate style of drinking."• Then there’s his experience with depression.
But despite his obvious attempts at self-promotion and a few gratuitous gapes at her cleavage, Zilba admitted she was starting to like Wilson and the two shared a kiss as they exchanged phone numbers.
Earlier in the episode, Zilba and buddy Robin Reichman met up with Carstens to look over four potential mates, and the matchmaker singled out Wilson, part owner of the Nashville Predators and a National Post columnist, as her top pick.“He’s the whole package,” Carstens said.
All four other Dragons’–Jim Treliving, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary–made welcoming statements to Croxon in the release.