Erica, for some reason, had to mention “the elephant in the room right then and there; we all dropped our silverware and said to ourselves, "Here we go!" For some reason, Ashlee keeps saying she is being attacked when she is actually stirring the pot and making all this drama happen in the first place. I was friends with Ashlee… until I got close to Joey. What kind of friend takes sides after 5th grade? I’d love to know. As far as I know, I never did anything malicious to hurt that girl. It’s all in her head. I pray for her. She tried to pull Chanel away from us in a calculated and disgusting way. Not to mention obviously badmouthing us to Casey. Pitbulls, Ashlee? I mean, really? Her describing herself as though she feels like a little puppy is the little girl inside of her that always needs to be rescued. Ashlee, you’re a 30-year-old women. This is reality. I tried making peace at the table; everyone did. Not a thing was working at that moment because Ashlee was so set in her ways, and then went lower than low by saying something private to Joey about her mom. She couldn’t wait to blow up at the table and make her exit. It's unconscionable how she involved me and Erica like she did. Maintain your own battles, and don’t drag your friends into it. It's one of those funky situations, where we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t!
Jeff's cameo in my confessional was priceless! What can I say? We are still in our “honeymoon” phase. I hope it continues to eternity and back. On that note, stay tuned for the season finale of Princesses next Sunday at 9/8c to see where our relationship goes!
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First, I wish you and Jeff so so many years of joy! About Ashlee, calculated is a great word. She uses the "fragile little girl" To get what she wants. Honestly she should've apologized to Joey and all for creating such shenanigans. Stand strong, you did nothing to her and she doesn't deserve to make you upset. By the end of this season, Ashlee has shown the twisted darker side of being too spoiled..... You get your own planet, in your head. Now, how do we get drink hanky to Staten Island missy!?!?! Girls here would love it!
You are very sweet, and fun to watch. Jeff is cute and although I don't know you I feel I have to tell you not to wait too long. I too am a mother, and I know Babs is being protective, but I think that it is more about her letting go than your relationship with Jeff. She will come around! I am from LI and I know that you need a loooong time to reserve a hall and get prepared. I met my husband when I was your age and moved in with him after two months. Everyone came around and 17 years later I love him even more. When you know, you know!!!
You are great!! And I respect your loyalty to what you think is right, that shows maturity, not just sticking up for stupid people like it's middle school (casey). Good for you, you showed real character
Amanda you are a class act. Congradulations with Jeff. I think he will treat you right. With the whole Ashley thing, you did NOTHING wrong! Don't let her pull you in and try to make you feel bad. You are such a sweet girl. You would never hurt a fly. Ashlee on the other hand is mean and self centered. All of you girls appologized for wrongs except Ashlee! She will be a very sad pathetic person as she ages, by herself. You will have a wonderful life with Jeff. I hope you distance yourself from toxic self centered friends like Ashlee. She was as cold as ice at the lake. Her true colors are coming out and they are not pretty. You on the other hand are a breath of fresh air. Stay your sweet self, but don't let anyone walk on you especially not Ashlee.
I LOVE that you stood up for what was right instead of Ashley. Sometimes your friends need you to be honest with them and tell them they're wrong when they are. If you can't be truthful with your friends, they're not really people who should be in your life.
After watching the finale...and the previous episode, you are by far the most sane and LOYAL person on this show! I loved your candor! Thank you for calling out the BS!
Amanda,you are incredible as a friend ,girlfriend,and a true genuine person. It honestly appears that you are so comfortable in who you are that it's take it or leave it with you. I love that about watching you. You remind me so much of my best friend,Robyne. Keep being the wonderful person you are and don't let Ashley 's manipulative ways and ridiculous personality bring you down.
I must say that I truly love you! you are by far my fav on the show :) btw this is an awesome blog and a great sum up of all that happened on that vacation
I agree with your whole blog!! Wishing you and Jeff the very best when it's right it's right and you two are so refreshing to see on tv!!
first, as a mom of a thirty year old young woman, i have to stick up for Babs.No matter how old you get or who you marry or whatever you do, your mom has an opinion and it should be considered because she is your mom, she's been thru some "stuff" and she has wisdom that will benefit you, and lastly, it's her job to advise...you don't have to do it, but you do need to be mindful and respectful of her input. that's your job~ honor your mother and father, lasts a lifetime, not just to eighteen, or til married or whatever. i support you deciding what's in your heart and following it, it is your life in the end. Just consider what Babs says,..and move on respectfully. I like you alot, i enjoy you on this show but if you could do one thing, could you stop SCREAMING when you enter a room or see your friends. It blows the ear drums every time, lol....hugs amanda. thanks for sharin your life with us. ....blessings....and mazel tov....
Love you, Girl!! You make me smile every time-- and when things start getting strange on the show you always do or say something that makes the other person in the scene feel better. Stay exactly as you are--you are a funny, pretty, and vivacious chick!!
I love Amanda because she doesn't put stupid quotes to try to make her sound philosophical in her blogs every week! Also, because your too funny and I love that your always laughing! Care free and not about the drama!!!
I was glad to see you stick up for Joey. When I see someone attack someone the way ashlee did to Joey, I am always hopeful someone will be there for them. You were that girl. Proud of you.
Amanda you are so real and funny! You are a great friend. Ignore the haters, you and Jeff are great together! It's not easy to find that one special guy, don't let him go girl! You can tell how much he loves you. You are a smart savy beautiful girl. look forward to the finale.
You were right Amanda.. No one wanted to take sides until Aslee forced you too. She, alone, caused the split in the group.
Listen to your mother. She's a smart lady. SLOW DOWN with Jeff. There is defiantly something off there. That's all I will say, in not beating a dead horse. The truth will "come out" eventually.
The scene at the dinner table with Jeff's parents was HILARIOUS!! I can see where Jeff gets his sense of humor, he has awesome parents!! You two fit together and I wish you all the very best!!
I friggin ADORE you!! I wish I had a cool friend like you. You seem to be the most normal down to Earth one on the show. Love your style and your attitude. Also you remind me a hell of a lot like LADY GAGA!
I have to say I was on the fence about you at the beginning of the season but you have shown your true colors and you are awesome! Good for you for doing the right thing by Erica and Joey and not playing into Ashlee's drama! I loved your Italian too! So true. You do need to realize your mom is coming from a place of love and concern. I hope things work out between you and Jeff but if it's real, what's the rush?
I honestly thought you were going to be the most dramatic one...but you totally proved me wrong. I was so proud when you stuck up for Joey...i almost through my bag of chips in the air! but seriously...always do what you think is right and surpass all the drama, at the end of the day you will be proud you did. Keep it up!
Btw...LOVE your mom! She's a party girl and acts silly but she does say some very intelligent things. I know u love Jeff but I think she's right in waiting at least a year (remember she loves u very much and it's her job to try to gear you in the right direction).
I just discovered that Amanda's boyfriend, Jeff Hoffman, is the YOUNGER BROTHER of Rick Hoffman! He plays Louis Litt in Suits! They look so much alike and in one episode of Suits, Rick is Skyping his real parents - Charlie and Gail Hoffman, who were also featured on Princesses. I think that Jeff and Amanda make the cutest couple!!
Amanda you and Joey are my favorites...I hope Jeff's parents will remain nice when you two get marry, watch your back and wish you the best.
Out of all the ladies at the beginning of your show, I thought I would like you the lest. I don't know why. After watching every episode, I owe you an apology. You are FABULOUS! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE you, Jeff, your family and BABS! You are very intelligent and savvy. You are very entertaining to watch. I love that you really embrace life. Its refreshing to see someone speak the truth to everyone and be so authentic and real!
I'm sure Ashlee's parents lover her very much. They obviously have a strong relationship. I cant help but feel like they have over coddled Ashlee. She seems to lack any mature adult behavior when it comes to any sort of conflict in her life. She comes off as insecure and immature which is a disappointment because she seems like a smart girl. After watching her phone call to her mother in the vineyard I felt embarrassed for her. This grown woman acts like a spoiled child. Her behavior is very off putting. She seems to victimize people then runs to her parents, acting as if she is a victim. Hopefully, she can learn to grow a back bone and take responsibility for her own actions.
I think Ashlee was dying to have this fight and looking for the slightest excuse. She's probably afraid of boats too, and wanted a way out while blaming others.. Her parents are doing her no favors by enabling this behavior.
Amanda your comments were dead on concerning Ashlee mama!!! I commend you for staying true to what's RIGHT not popular. And if your friends Casey, Chanel and Ashlee see you taking Joey's side then so be it. Joey just happen to be on the RIGHT side this time. Best of luck with you and Jeff!
Loved the blog, I have to say I am surprised at how much I like you. You actually seem very level headed and I love that you do your own thing.
Did i mention you are awesome Amanda!!!! You are the funniest and the most fun of all the girls! You seem to be the most down to earth, genuine girl of the bunch!! Woop WOOOP for standing up to Ashlee and her spoiled rotten behavior! You and Jeff are so sweet, and of all the ladies and the troll doll, you would be the most fun to hang with!!! Loooove you Amanda!!!!
in the first episode i thought ashlee was cute, and with every exposure to her since i find her increasingly yucky. she is dreadful and tiresome beyond endurance and i now believe that the key to her survival is the whole cutie-victim schtick. all she could come up with in that nasty little tantrum was that joey called her funny looking, which seems to disregard that (in the show anyway) she clearly seems to have had some kind of beef with joey before that. lame. extremely lame. watching here get lost down that road like a busted mule was a real pleasure. amanda is the best. you stepped up, honey!
So, so glad you were the voice of reason at the lunch table. Ashlee is bonkers, Chanel is a moron, and Erica seems to be "on-something." I felt horrible for Joey but at least you stood up to Ashlee!
I really like you on the show. I think you are so cute and funny and most of all, level-headed. I am glad you can see what Ashlee is really like. I almost don't even want to watch the show because the way Ashlee behaves is so disgusting. That comment about poor people mixing their cheese is gross. I have never seen someone so disrespectful who cannot even handle an argument. The way she acts like a victim and goes crying to her parents is something I don't understand. I would think she would be embarrassed of how she looks on this show. She is 30 and behaving like she is 13 and her parents are only making it worse by reinforcing her terrible behavior.
Hey. I'm going to ask you something only because I'm new to watching "The Princesses." I tuned in last night to see the winery cluster-F. I'm not sure, but I think there is something wrong with Ashlee. I don't want to sound mean...But, I wonder if her behavior is out of her control....something is going on with her. Has she had psychotic breaks in the past, because from viewing her for the first time last night, that is exactly what came to mind? I'm not being mean, I'm just curious.
Amanda, the world can see how much you and Jeff adore each other. The only thing to really say about that is that I hope you understand where your mom is coming from. She is divorced and may be trying to protect you from the same fate (not saying that would happen but mom’s worry). She may not know how to go about talking to you about that because you are gung-ho about getting married. The bottom line is that if it’s meant to be now it will be meant to be in a year also. Also yes, kudos to you for sticking up for Joey and not turning your back on Erica like Chanel and Ashlee did.
Amanda you rock. I only watch the show for you and Joey. Ashlee is so delusional and started it by saying why didn't Joey speak to her when she approached the table. Who would speak to someone who protest that she is a "bad person"? Exactly what did Joey do to become this "bad person"? I have been in quite a few situations where there have been individual present that I did not like, but I just hung out with the ones I liked to keep the peace. This girl likes drama. coming from someone who likes to bully and cause problems, she sure is a "scary cat". She has to have all the attention and praises given to her.
Amanda, you are awesome. Way to keep it real. Ashlee was dead wrong and she deserved to be told she was wrong. The way that Chanel condones Ashlee and Casey's bad behavior because the are "best friends" is childish and ridiculous. You're right, it's not about picking sides, it's about speaking the truth and doing what's right.
I changed my mind about you and your boyfriend - he seems genuine in his feelings for you. I do think the drink hanky is stupid - but you have to fail many times to find success so good luck with everything.
You're in love, attractive & have a great family thus the most balanced person on the show. Agree totally with your siding with Joey! Ashlee's perception of reality is non existent.
@KathS You just blew my mind with this! I love Suits and Louis is one of my favorites on it!
@jazzie412 Well, what else does Ashlee have going on? She has to obsess on something and Joey is her obsession. The other girl's all have something else going on in their lives, even Erica is trying to find her way with her boyfriend but Ashlee? NOTHING