Brandi: Kyle Backstabbed Lisa V.
Brandi breaks down the first part the reunion and tells us what she really thinks of Kyle and Lisa's friendship.
Hello Bravo and Housewives Fans,
I was almost out the door to watch my littlest actor perform a one “boy” play when I found out I have to blog the reunion! I was out last night with TV execs so didn't get to see all of it--bet you'd like to have been a fly on the wall during that dinner. Ha! Well, since I didn’t know I had to blog, this may be a little late. Sorry!
It would be nice if the RHOBH reunion were a time to look back, reminisce, and laugh at the past year, like most reunions, but Housewives’ reunions are more like Seinfeld's Festivus with the "The Airing of Grievances" taking center stage.
We see the ladies looking beautiful, Yolanda especially. Considering what Yo is going through, it's amazing how calm, cool, and collected she appeared. Loved the Victoria Beckham dress.
As you can tell, I was stressed just being there. No, I didn't want to be there. I knew certain people would be in attack mode, and they were. I saw it during the entire season, so why would it be different at the reunion?
There is still a misunderstanding I'd like to try to clear up again, gently. When I spoke of a Housewife's daughter, I was trying to make an analogy. I had seen a few unfair and untrue HW blogs take false potshots at the young lady in question, the same type of untrue potshots that are thrown at me. I was trying to say, "When a stranger tries to label someone something ugly, even if the allegation isn't true, it can still sting, annoy, and cause a defensive reaction." It's hard to hear unfair lies about yourself or someone you love. My example was misunderstood, because I wasn't clear and chose the wrong words. Yolanda speaks several languages and my Cali girl speak isn't always one of them. Anyway, it's my fault I didn't explain myself better. I hope I finally did now.
As for Lisa V., I believe she knew exactly what I had tried to say, twisted my words, and brought it up to manufacture an ax to grind. Kyle? Kyle can't follow most conversations, so it's a case of her simply piggybacking Lisa V. or anyone attacking others.
What other points require addressing? Kyle DID backstab Lisa V. and Ken Todd last year. She ABSOLUTELY told me Lisa V. had an affair and had filed a bankruptcy. I was simply used to deliver the message...on TV. My fault. I was manipulated and let myself be used. I have to take complete responsibility for that. I lived and learned.
What's odd is that Lisa V. and Kyle obviously don't like each other and have nothing in common. Lisa V. is quick and smart. Kyle is slow and not smart. They use each other, backstab each other, and mock each other every chance they get. However, they do like to get together and pretend to be "classy" ladies, boast about money, and plot together.
So actually, Lisa V. and Kyle may be perfect for each other. Enough said there.
The rest of the reunion, I don't have much to say. Kim was great, strong, on point, and funny. And, yes, we are still friends. Thanks to Andy for trying to take up for me. I didn't understand his analogy about horseplay, or maybe “puppyplay” at the time. But, the intent is more important than the delivery, right? I’ve been trying to get that point across for years. But SOME people like to focus on a misunderstood or misstated word or phrase, rather than the intent. I won't be one of them.
As anyone could see, I was anxious, and it was only a matter of time before I was reactionary. I tried very, very hard not to be. You have no idea how difficult it is to have people screaming at you from two sides and to remain calm. In similar situations, you can walk away. I don’t have that option very often on RHOBH. If you know me, you know I’ve been diagnosed with anxiety, so it is what it is. Stress me out past my comfort zone, F- bombs fly.
Luckily, the rest of my life doesn’t involve screaming and verbal attacks. So, that was all one long day a few weeks ago. Moving on... until Part Two next week. It gets better or worse--that’s for you to decide.
Besides my son’s play, there are a few more positive things I'm excited to talk about: A new PodcastOne show with the supercool Candace Smith this week.
Be on the lookout for my new wine label to be introduced in a few days. It's a Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, called "Unfiltered Blonde.” The Chardonnay is being produced in partnership with Tyson and Jenni Rippey of the Vinter's Group, and it's delicious! Website coming soon!
I hope pre-orders will be happening soon.
Also, I'm literally begging for sponsor donations for "Make-A-Wish" Los Angeles. They are holding a walkathon on April 18th called "Walk For Wishes." The charity is amazing and grants wishes to seriously ill children.
So please consider donating any amount to help reach my goal of $15,000. So far, we've worked together and hit the 54% mark of $8,438.
Everyone near LA should register and come out and walk with me. This is the link to sponsor: me shar.es/1ggIuw
A big thank you to all my donors!
Anyway, its grocery day, and I'm running to school to see my baby on stage. Real life is calling.