The "elephant"? let's bring the lions, tigers, unicorns, the endangered species, just bring the whole zoo
I have really learned so much about myself from these women and the time we spent together, and have learned that friendship, love, health, and happiness are the most important things in life. I have also been forced to see -- really see -- where I make mistakes and forgive myself for them and move on. I believe true friends allow you to make mistakes and forgive you and stand by you through the good and the bad, just like family does. I want to make this clear by me saying this is not about choosing sides; it's about love. Joey has become a best friend and a sister to me. She is the farthest thing from trash. She is a sparkling diamond, and I love her. She has been nothing but a best friend to me and has always stood by my side, and for that, I'll always stand by her side too.
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The "elephant"? let's bring the lions, tigers, unicorns, the endangered species, just bring the whole zoo
I love the relationship between u and ur father...its normal unlike some peoples. I love how he wouldn't even let u pick up the glass from the lamp. Loveable and protective of you and I love that. If your not ready for Rob I think you should let him go. I don't see that being the man u love...if it was u would know about wanting to marry him or not...
i see so much of myself in your character, at times I could almost predict what you were going to do next.
Rob, you love him, but your not in love with him. you seem scared. I think if you let him go, you will find someone else, that you will be more comfortable with. You seem to be the type of girl who always has a boyfriend, or guys are flirting with you and its just a fling. the party is over if you wan to move forward, which I think you do. I am not sure exactly what bothers you in social settings, that 1-2-3 glasses turn into 1-2 bottles. I used to do the same exact thing. You have your entire life ahead of you. stop looking back at what you used to be, and start looking ahead at what you are now and what you want to be!!!! You are beautiful. inside and out
As soon as you brought up the infamous "elephant," I (who, up to that point was folding laundry) literally stopped cold, looked at the TV and said, "ERICA! What are you DOING?!" I agree the issue needed to be addressed; maybe just not THERE. And I felt bad for the "daughterly guilt" you had about disappointing your father (at 31, I still have it if I feel like I'm making him wait if I'm running late, etc.). However, Ashlee's behavior in this episode -- I have yet to watch the finale -- is intolerable. Who would've thought someone could give 30 a bad name?? She succeeds admirably: It's like she was pissed off that a.) you guys were being nice/speaking to Joey and b.) the attention was NOT on her. I can't believe she made that comment about Joey's mother! And while I agree the two of them have both said and done things that have been immature and unnecessary, that just seemed to be in VERY poor taste. Honestly, at this point? You're better off with Joey, Amanda and (possibly) Chanel -- who I adore, but she seems to be in an extremely difficult position. Hold onto those who have proven their loyalty repeatedly, girl.
I don't see how you didn't think that something would happen when you brought the elephant in the room you knew that there would be drama that followed. its okay to be friends with both of them but doesn't mean that you have to lie to have friends you should have just kept your mouth shut and none of this would have happened
Okay - you like Ashlee make for GREAT reality TV but the difference is that you really are a good person. Yes, you make some mistakes... who doesn't but you are not this mean bitchy awful horrible human being LIKE ASHLEE. I doubt you read your comments on this but I was a huge fan of yours on the show. Ashlee showed her true colors and Casey - what a tragic mess. She needs to GET OVER IT. But until she does she can never be trusted. Anyways thank you for making me laugh. In the end BRAVO should sell tee-shirt, "Team Erica, Joey and Amanda" because in the end that is TEAM that America would vote for!
Although you are a bit underhanded I think Casey should give up the vendetta about you stealing her boyfriend. She never had him in the first place if you could steal him. BTW I don't think you are really into your current boyfriend.
YOU R THE GREATEST!!! I love u and think you r the most normal one on the show and I would of never blew off my dad that was waiting for me and my friends because my one friend is a pathetic baby and and needs to grow up!! Stay true to yourself, u r beautiful and funny and I would love to see u lunge for Caseys throat next time ur with her, she is so immature mad at a high school problem, its not your fault she cant keep her man, lol lol, dont listen to anything she says to u she is so pathetic!!! your the best!!
Sure, you made a mistake bringing up the elephant, but I'm convinced that a blow up was inevitable. Ashlee would have started up-probably on the boat. She's one sick manipulative little puppy... Chanel and Casey need to realize that she can never be anyones friend.
Yeah, I have to agree. You are not stunning at all. And just the fact that you always have to to people that you're pretty says a lot about you. You should not have lied about the text message.
Erica, you should't have brought anything up at the vineyard. I'm kinda inclined to think it was for the show's sake, to create drama. I mean, how could you not know that if you all start talking about the Ashley/Joey fight the fact that you blatantly lied to Ashley when she asked you about the text message won't come up?" By the way, that made you look really cowardly because you can't own up to what you did. It made me like you less
I would say Ashlee's frustration was not because of you, but because she was outed as being manipulative. However, it is Ashlee who thinks she does no wrong and the world is jealous of her. After reading her blog, it is clear she takes no ownership for her own behavior, but would much rather deflect on you. Good luck with that friendship.
You try to please all of your friends. You are very sweet to your friends, a good quality, but what about your boyfriend? It seems as though you take him for granted. When he questioned you about other guys texting you, your response was I am a pretty girl guys will text me! Really ? You are pretty but hate to tell you your not stunning, and every year your beauty will fade.The drinking and smoking will age you real fast too. Don't know what it will take for you to realize your boyfriend is crazy about you NOW but that doesn't have to last.You may turn around and be by yourself and your looks will have faded. So far as stealing Casey's high school boyfriend, once a cheat, always a cheat. I think you are a bit full of yourself. You asked for feedback. Watch the drinking, and appreciate the great boyfriend you have. I don't dislike you. The jury is still out. We all make mistakes.
You really really really need rehab. You have substance and sex addition. Someone must have messed with your self esteem early. Maybe you were even abused in some way. Please get help. I think you are a diamond in the rough who needs a full life make-over and will be pretty amazing if you do. PS Your boyfriend loves you so much he would probably wait for you while he attends to his own issues. Half the women in the world would like to be loved that much!
Okay, who wrote this comment because this well thought-out speech clearly could not have come from someone who PEE’D IN A VINEYARD!! Really?? Sorry, but the only word that sounds like it came from you is “amazing” – a beloved word from all you “ladies”. Super annoying. You’re all a bunch of train wrecks & yet I plant myself in front of the TV every Sunday night! Definitely shame on me.
Sorry, girl, you’re a nut, but fear not Ashlee takes the award for “Kook of Roslyn” (this time).
It's time to get your sh*t together. Stop the constant partying, get a job/career, get your OWN place.. and grow up! you have a lot going for you, but you are letting it slip away. Therapy may be the key.
Erica, you're the most forgiving and kind of all the girls. The BS "intervention" that *kindly* (eye roll) Chanel and resentful Casey engineered in order to humiliate you on camera would have been a huge disaster if it had happened to any other of the girls. You were perplexed, yet gracious, and then showed them the door. The others have a lot to learn from you.
I like Erica. A lot. At first, I thought she was just trying to relive her glory days of college. Then I realized that at least she's cognizant and self-deprecatory of her own flaws, something that a delusional Ashlee doesn't seem to register in her own cuckoo-galaxy.
Ashell needs to GO.............and Grown the F up! Calling Mommy and Daddy HELP ME (she's 30 years old) she will never marry because she would be able to leave Mommy and Daddy!
You did nothing wrong Erica. Ashlee shouldn't have sent you a message about Joey PERIOD. She shouldn't have gotten you or Amanda involved in the situation between her and Joey.
You have nothing to apologize for!!!!!!! Ashlee invited you over to her home and put you in a very uncomfortable position by confronting you that way. Should you have lied to her? No! However under the circumstances I get why you did lie to her in that setting, feeling ambushed.
Ashlee's behavior was ridiculous. You don't accept an invitation to an event where people you hate are and act like a child once you get there. She complained about Joey from the second she walked up and there was no way she was going to just enjoy the day and wait till a more appropriate time for her little confrontation. The elephant comment was not the catalyst, her crap was brewing from the second she spied Joey.
Ashlee is a hot mess! She needs to grow up. Ashlee you got caught, just face it! You started the drama. Get a life!
Erica, you don't have to apologize for anything. Ashlee you are also a bad person and scum for talking about her mother. How dare you!
I really don't know why you spared one friend's feelings (Ashlee), but not the other (Joey)! It would hurt to know you told Joey that Ashlee asked you not to befriend Joey, but it hurt more finding out that Ashlee had asked you to do so, yet, you let her know that happened but spared Ashlee that you told Joey the truth! I don't get it! And now, Ashlee sees you as a liar and feels betrayed? I don't know why you bothered!
You have no reason to apologize, Ash"sleaze" is a belligerent, ridiculous, small minded, freak. You try, it's obvious you do. You may have a long way to go (as we all do), but there is something refreshing about the fact that you are self effacing, and I like you and your flaws (and I sort of feel the same way about Joey). I love Chanel, she's adorable and kind. I just can't stand Ashelee---she is an unkind narcissist, and even this mirror being put up to her won't reveal that in her mind....she will never admit to anything.
Ashlee needs to take a break from the show, get some help, and maybe she can return when she is not so emotionally fragile. No 30 year old should be calling mommy and saying that everyone ganged up on her and she didn't do anything. That's part of the problem - she can't take responsibility for her actions. Her parents give her everything so maybe they should think about giving her a lot of therapy-best gift they could give her. And then give her an apartment and let her live her life the way that a 30 year old does. She needs a job and to get away from mommy and daddy. She's a mess - I'm sure that this statement is not a surprise to anyone - and it's really painful to watch her latest drama week after week. Right now she is definitely Debbie Downer and is clearly crying out for help!
ERICA STAY AWAY FROM ASHLEE...SHES KNOWS SHE CAN MANIPULATE YOU AS SHE SAID AND SHE DID IT...SHES NOT A GOOD PERSON
Erica don't hang out with Ashlee anymore, she's not a real friend. Now you finally find your real friends that's Joey and Amanda.
ashlee - wow, ashlee. you are a mean girl. a mean, mean girl with a serious need for therapy and likely a few prescriptions. you are a bigot, a snob, ignorant, and a bit paranoid in your delusions. you owe joey an apology, and i hope the viewers write enough to Andy to demand one on the reunion. im disgusted. i grew up with girls like you, too many of them. your parents should be ashamed to have raised such a small person.
listen, like most of these people on your blog, I refuse to become judgmental regarding your personal life. I too was young and did things that I probably should not have done, but to be young is the privilege and rights that we all have. I understand your apology to Ashlee but quite frankly, she is very clingy and bossy with the people she calls her friends. This girl definitely has to grow up and become a woman. Quite frankly, I don't think that will ever happen for Ashlee because of her mom and dad. They make this girl clingy. Why does her father jump for her. She has no respect for her dad and he appears to be the reason why she doesn't!
get a job, seriously. And cut down on the drinks and work out a bit more. You seem like a cool person who is intellectually and physically lazy - if you don't make decisions in life for yourself, they get made for you. Which is what is happening right now with you and your boyfriend. A career is not just for money, it's also for building character, fulfillment, and self-esteem. I feel like you lack the latter, hence the out of control drinking and mindless promiscuity. It's one thing to have fun, but another when you're out of control because you lack purpose.
I find you to be as messed up as Ashley and the rest of the so-called JAPS. I am embarassed by all of your behavior and on behalf of myself and the Jewish girls I knew growing up and who still remain my BFF's, get a grip. You treat Rob horribly and you are going to hurt him just the way you hurt both Joey and Ashley. You are a liar. You claim that you don't like confrontation yet you cause it and you seem to need to be the center of attention as well. Drinking, having sex in bathrooms and starting arguments seems to be your forte. Grow up.
I think Ashlee put you in an uncomfortable situation. You are friends with Joey now and she shouldn't have been saying those things. She is really immature and a huge snob.
Erica, I don't think you did anything wrong re: Ashlee. t it was unfair of Ashlee to sneak around behind Joey's back, try to rally her friends against her, and then corner you into an admission of guilt about the text. Ashlee sent the text. She knows what she did and she's trying to deflect attention from herself by blaming you.
Lastly, please don't pee and stub out cigarettes at a vineyard. That's not a vintage I'd like to drink years from now.
It was such poor judgment for anyone to bring up the elephant in the living room because it was painfully obvious that the situation would blow up rather than calm itself down. I don't think you should have invited both of them, given the circumstances (just like Chanel should not have invited both Casey and you to her dinner). Aside from that, it seemed like a great idea for an outing and I hope the boat trip was better than the vineyard segment (BTW, and I know it's none of my business, it really does appear to this outside observer that you have a drinking problem).
It's never a good idea to lie to a friend, but that mess was not your fault. Ashlee handled her problems with Joey like a child, and it blew up in her face when everyone didn't jump on the "Hate Joey" bandwagon with her. Neither you nor Amanda were being mean to her at the vineyard, she's delusional.
@val214 I must disagree. I think you are very beautiful with a kind heart. Hopefully you will cut down on the drinking.
@uleneverknow I don't think we can call someone out for substance or sexual addictions when we don't even know them or based on a few tv episodes but I agree with your comment about Erica's boyfriend. I gave up a man who loved me that much and I've regretted it ever since. Being loved like that is rare and should never be taken for granted.
Who made you an expert on addictions? Did you ever stop to think they don't film these people 24/7 and that maybe most of the stuff is blown out of proportion? How rude.
@shysharon Aslee can't handle the truth and to fess up in the setting in which Aslee set up would have been a recipe for disaster. If Erica had fessed up while sitting Aslee's house, in her bedroom (like teenagers) Aslee would have gone bonkers!
I wish I could give your comment more than one "like." I couldn't agree more.
@lexmz31 I am a guy and watch this with my wife and OMG this girl is whacked. what did she say mommy cant you get me a JET service. No wonder she has no man. She cant even hook a looser that will marry her for her money.. She has ZERO Her dad wants her to marry money to take care of her They need to dump the drama queen!!
@emmanuel She looks down on Joey because she lives on the other side don't you agree. Ashlee has no clue. Joes has everything she does not have and wished she didClass, Smarts, Confidence, Smoken Body, lots of men looking at her, a product in development , A dad pushing her to be all she can be
@emmanuel This is Erica's blog, not Ashlee's but I do agree with your post.