Now that Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman are back to being besties, it would seem that all is right with the world once again. But could LeeAnne Locken, who has formed a newfound friendship with Brandi and come at odds again with Stephanie this season, throw a monkey wrench in their plans?
LeeAnne wants you to know that she would do nothing of the sort. "I truly believed that they were too close not to be friends again," LeeAnne recently told The Daily Dish, adding that she wasn't surprised to see Brandi and Stephanie ultimately resolve their issues. "I said to Brandi over and over, 'Look, whatever happens between you and Stephanie, [if] you and Stephanie reconcile, if you and Stephanie don't reconcile, whatever happens between you and Stephanie is between you and Stephanie, and I'm not a part of that. And I don't want to be a part of that. What I am is your friend. And if you need my support, if you need me to pick you up, if you need me to back you on something, if you need me to go somewhere with you, I'm here to be your friend. My issues with Stephanie are separate from me and you."
In fact, LeeAnne said that she couldn't stand to see Brandi so upset over her falling out with Stephanie. "I can't tell you how many times we talked over the summer, and she was truly hurt by what was going on between her and Stephanie. And I think when you love someone, it's easy to forget how deeply they hurt you because you want so much for the love to come back," she shared. "But I very clearly remembered the tears and the crying and it broke my heart. And that is the truth. It really did."
As for those who think LeeAnne did put herself in the middle of Brandi and Stephanie's beef, the RHOD charity maven is not here for it. "That's their opinion. Opinions are like ***holes; everybody's got one. You know what, I didn't. Stephanie can say it until the cows come home, but I'm not between the two of them. I never was. She was. Here's what Stephanie does. She and Cary [Deuber]. They're deflectors. She doesn't want to own that she's injured Brandi, so she's gonna make it my fault. And the reality is, own your sh**. I own mine. They certainly demand that I own mine. So my philosophy is don't make me the villain when you did the deed. I was over here listening to tears. I didn't do anything. And I never told Brandi not to be friends again with Stephanie. That never came out of my mouth. I will state that until I am dead," LeeAnne said. "We're adult women. My friendship with one human has nothing to do with someone else. If people are immature enough to need to blame it on someone else, then that's their own immaturity."
LeeAnne is still showing love to Brandi today.
But hold onto your cowboy hats, because it looks like a new beef is brewing in Monday night's new episode of RHOD at 10/9c. Prepare yourself, below.