Drew Ginsburg

Drew explains his relationship with Cody, his family, and Courtney.

on Sep 5, 20110

First of all, so much happened in Episode 4. It’s going to be hard for me to cover everything. Let me start of by talking about Cody. Cody is my ex boyfriend. In my eyes he is an incredible guy. I love Cody. He is a man who taught me so much and is passionate about everything he does. He is important to me, and he holds special place in my heart.

Let me talk about the brunch scene. Yes, I’m an alcoholic. I have been sober for over six years. For me, not drinking is the foundation of everything I have worked for in life. If I drink, I will lose it all, and more importantly, I don’t know if I will make it back alive.

Family brunch! Yes, I have a big family and I’m the oldest member of my family. I love my family dearly. They stuck by me when I was considered a lost cause. At the brunch you saw my little brothers, Jonathan and William. They are so adorable! Gina is my dad’s wife, but I don’t look at her as my stepmother. This not because I don’t like her, but because in my mind I have one mom, and Gina is only two years older than me. It’s weird for me. Everyone in my family is happy, and that is what matters most.

30 comments
Annabelle s k
Annabelle s k

Hi Drew, You sound like you've been through a lot, but that has helped you become a stronger more authentic person. While you're building character, Courtney is lost in her own superficial fantasies. You are very lucky to have learned so much at such a young age. Some of us a are 60+ and have not learned to call people out on their crap. You are wonderful to watch and enjoy. Good luck to you!

Dorothy Evans
Dorothy Evans

Drew you are absolutely the most amazing realty tv star to date. Everything about you comes across as real. I wish you love in an amazing way. We are watching so he better be deserving of California's Drew!.... Muah!

Nurse Carolyn
Nurse Carolyn

Hi Drew! I enjoy seeing you on the show. You have a keen sense of humor, and make no apologies for who you are. One thing my little sister taught me is this, when someone is rude or condescending to you in life, laugh in thier face. It never fails! Instead of you looking like a victim, they look like a prize fool! I've seen my sister throw her head back and laugh out loud at rude people, since we were children, and they ALL get that confused look on thier face, like, ' hey! that didn't turn out like I expected'! Try it, works every time! And, as a Nurse I deal with some of the biggest ego's in the world! Doctors! Can you imagine, laughing when they talk down to me? It never fails to entertain the younger Nurses!

dawn26
dawn26

A good friend would have Congratulated you and given you a big bear hug honey. I am "trying" to like Courtney too, but she is very superficial and she will never grow into the kind of person you are only beginning to become. Losing the weight is like being reborn and tackling the double whammy of alcohol addiction is something to be so proud of sweetie. I commend you!

Sugar, Please look in the mirror at that Gorgeous self of yours. You can get lost in those eyes of yours. Courtney couldn't land a man as handsome as you are on her best day. Do NOT let anyone like this steal your thunder or make you feel you are "less than"! You have so many amazing things to do in your future. This is only the beginning Drew!! Love xoxo

Tellingtilikeitis
Tellingtilikeitis

Drew, you truly are the one real person on the show. Everyone else is busy trying to make their light shine brighter than it really is! You are awesome for every thing you work hard at. It is sad that you allowed C. to bring you down some, but RIGHT ON! for telling her how you felt. She should appreciate it being a straight shooter herself, although we all know by watching that she lacks self confidance. That night was her just trying to get attention on what she was wearing, so that no one would see her for who she really is. Anywho, keep on keeping on and good luck with that cutie that is your ex!

eastcoast67
eastcoast67

Drew be proud of all you have accomphlished. You overcame your wieght problem and addiction. That is huge and you should be extremly proud.

Do not give Courtney " The Power" to ruin a night for you.

You sound to me like you still feel like the fat kid that no one like's and she is only there because of the other's . If she is then that is her loss not your's. Glenn speak's highly of you as do other's . I lost a very good friend to Aid's , and even though he was GAY , it is not a GAY DISASE, AID"S does not discrimanate - anyone can get it and has. I lost my friend over 18yrs. ago , I am a 43yr.old Yankee Female. When he past his family did not attend the service , little did we know they were at his house taking expensive item's away that he & his life partner shared. Also some so called friend's , I prefer " Frenemie's " never came to the Mass or the Calling Hours & Funeral , see on that day it was 90' degree's and it was too hot for them to be stuck in a church. I was shocked . Like the the Tracey Lawrence song say's ; " YOU FIND OUT WHO YOUR FRIEND'S ARE !! " everything in the song is so true. I find Courtney to be a very Lonely & Sad person , who in her mind is just waiting for Matt to say , Courtney , you were right all along , I want to be with you. You can tell by the way she was with Neill. That one is a different story, should be quite interesting.

BE PROUD , AND BE HAPPY FOR YOU. AND DO NOT GIVE YOUR POWER TO COURTNEY ON HOW YOU FEEL, THAT IS WAY TO MUCH POWER TO GIVE HER.

Especially when you insult yourself , saying you are not one of the Good Looking One's , so she just ignore's you and talk's about Fashion and her Gubby , her word's not mine ( gay husband ) , think about her life and how lonely it look's and is. I feel bad for her ! Matt may be fooling himself that he is not baiting her and giving her little bite's and piece's of hope's of being with her, because he is. Very Sad. AGAIN, FROM A YANKEE IN RHODE ISLAND " CONGRADULATION'S ON ALL YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED"!! JOB WELL DONE!

Coozy
Coozy

You are so cool. I love your spirit!!! You don't need Courtney to be validated as a good person.

Camila Sansalone
Camila Sansalone

Drew, it broke my heart when I heart you saying that when you had more weight you were not popular. After watching the show, I would say that you are popular. Dear, you don't have to remember those days when you were probably bulled, and most important, you don't have to prove anyone anything. As I saw in the last episode, you didn't grew up with a lot of money (you dad achieved all no longer than 15 years ago, correct?). Life is great to enjoy when you don't grow up with much. Finally, I am a Brazilian girl, living near Philly, but if I were around Dallas, I would want to have a friend like you. A nice guy, just trying to live through the bad moments from childhood. Darling, I see myself a lot when I see you in the show.

Hope you have love in your life,

Camila

Kelsey R.
Kelsey R.

My goodness, Drew, why on earth would you refer to your family as "notorious"? It certainly seemed that you wished to portray them in a favorable light. Better look it up, buddy. Notariety isn't a good thing to have.

tylertexas 98
tylertexas 98

Love you Drew. I too think you are the most real person on the show. You would also be a blast to hang out with!!

LadyTexan
LadyTexan

Drew, you rock !! I don't know if you are aware of how "normal" you really are. So glad you are on this show.

susan thompson
susan thompson

Drew you are so refreshing in the Reality Show Biz. You are so real and true to yourself and your friends. I know you are right about Courtney. She is a self-righteous fake. I would not waste my time with her. You were right to call her out at the event. She and Matt so deserve each other!!!! We all look forward to more adventures with you.

kelly  Haddad
kelly Haddad

I Love you! I lost my brother to AIDS when he was only 21 years old. Keep the great work with DIFFA you are great!

Why Do I Watch This Show
Why Do I Watch This Show

Glad you called her out! She made the night all about herself, whats new, right? She bugs.

Jecka
Jecka

You are so kind and your vulnerability is so refreshing. Hugs to you!

JenniferH in Alabama
JenniferH in Alabama

Drew - it was so nice to see you interact with your family and Cody. Try not to be so defensive. You've clearly come a long way personally and should be proud. Have a little self confidence. You know Courtney is just a superficial friend not a real one. Don't even bother expressing your hurt. Just expect callous treatment by her and your feelings won't be hurt in the future. And by the way....DON'T SMOKE IN YOUR HOUSE. The junk will coat all the surfaces in your house and you'll re-breathe them constantly!!!

atlmom
atlmom

Drew, Drew, Drew, Drew.....I just re-watched the episode. WTH do you need or care for Courtney's approval of you? You were a star @ the event & it was sad that you allowed letting insecurities rain on your parade. Instead of focusing on yourself, your ex that was there to support you, you worried that Court & her gubby were clicky?? Don’t ever sell yourself short. You do not need anyone’s approval except your own. Xoxox

BravoCritic
BravoCritic

It appears to me that you're the only one on the show that has a lick of common sense. My mantra is, "Know who you're dealing with and deal with them accordingly." It's unfortunate some of the people you're saddled with on the show, although given every opportunity in the world to become responsible adults, declined life's offer. Stay true to yourself and be proud of the person you've become.

Ms.Herrera
Ms.Herrera

Drew - You are such an amazing person. Don't let the dragon Courtney get you down, she not worth the time of day. As for love, I just know you are going to find Mr.Right. Your never know, he might just staring you in the face.

MRMB
MRMB

The bottom line is...you just don't like Courtney. I do!!! So maybe you should just leave her alone and her the same when it comes to you. She obviously has people that love her for her!

Tuthgal
Tuthgal

Drew, you are amazing! Keep your strength and your sunny disposition and don't give the nastiness (Courtney!) the time of day. You are so lucky to have such a great family and great friends (Tara and Cody) and they are lucky to have you. Continue to let your star shine!

dallasmom
dallasmom

Drew - absolutely love you on the show. My son is your age and you remind me so much of him. You have a great heart and you show so muhc passion. Keep your head held high and keep making your own mark. You are wonderful.

Susan B.
Susan B.

Love you! I lost my brother to AIDS when he was only 30 years old. Keep rockin it you are great!

TheShadow
TheShadow

I think you are right about Courtney

heidiinohio
heidiinohio

Drew, I think you seem like a really lovely person, and your commitment to giving back is tremendous. You remind me of myself in that you may be taking things personally which are not at all intended to be. When I find myself doing so, I have to ask what it is about the situation that is pushing the button on my insecurities. ( We all have them.) Just a thought! Best of luck to you!

Marge E.
Marge E.

Drew, You are most generous regarding Courtney. She is a narcissist and as long as you realize what you are dealing with, you can just put her behavior out of your mind. You had a wonderful night, your true friends were listening to you and honoring you in the way you deserve. Courtney does not deserve one minute of your thinking about her. You should be so proud of all you have achieved in your life and I am sure there will be more good things coming your way. All the best!!!

TexasLady
TexasLady

Drew.......I am proud of you! You are doing a lot for charity and you seem to have come a long way in your life. You make this series interesting. Thanks for calling Courtney out - she has to learn "it is not all about her". I've had enough of her already. We hope to see more of the really genuine stars in the show.....you, Glenn and Neill. Keep up the good work. Perhaps some of the more self-centered ones on the show will learn something by watching the taped episodes - we hope so. And it's a nice thing you are still good friends with your ex - Cody......that says a lot for both of you.

atlmom
atlmom

Ouch!! You really don't like Courtney but as the season goes on neither do I. I am a friend of Bill Wilson too, keep doing the next right thing! xoxox

marieturq
marieturq

Posting comments on Bravo's blog isn't something I'd normally do, but for Drew I made an exception! I would just like to say that I think you are so great on the show. You're funny and in my opinion the sweetest and most real. Tonight's episode made me sad because it seemed you let Courtney get to you on your special night, but who cares...don't let her bother you. It's people like that who don't get you that you don't need in your life. You honestly seem like such a good person!! Just wanted to let you know.