Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Caught in the Crosshairs

Camille admits that getting to know the other gals, means she had to learn how to not offend them.

Well in writing this week's blog I wonder: where do I begin and where do I end. Throughout the rest of the season, more and more will be revealed about the women who have bravely chosen to be a part of the RHOBH. Please keep in mind that the camera does not catch every moment of everything that we do in our lives. The end result of what is seen on TV is only part of the story, and that is why we write these blogs and use other venues to give more insight into ourselves and what was going on for each of us throughout the season.

The shooting for the RHOBH was completed quite awhile ago, so what you are seeing now is the beginning of our relationships. At least for me that is true, because the only person that I knew at all before the beginning of this show was Adrienne. The rest of these women were virtual strangers to me. 

The story line of this week is really the ending of last week's story. So forgive me if I repeat myself. I want to start off by reiterating that I truly wanted all of the women from the RHOBH to come to New York to see the premiere of my husband's play. I was not in New York only to play hostess to these women. In fact, I was there to have time with my family. We had been spending so much time apart and I was so excited for myself and my kids to be able to spend some quality time with their father. I was happy to entertain my friends, as I always am, but please understand that this was not my main purpose for this trip.

I was so excited when the women got into town and I wanted to meet them at their hotel to make sure everyone felt welcome. I did only have a short time to visit with them because I had to be at another dinner with my husband that night. I know that I mentioned before that I was anxious about seeing Kyle because some time had passed since we had seen each other. So I will mention it again, but it was hardly a big deal. If I didn't want everyone including Kyle there, I simply would not have invited them. I had no idea that kind of drama was part of the package for this invitation.

Let me discuss the continuation of the argument at the table. I want to say there are only two people that know all of what was said in Las Vegas. And that is Kyle and myself. I know that her sister was there for part of the conversation but not the whole time. This may or may not ever be sorted out because we have two differing opinions of what really was said. As far as this argument goes...I was already not comfortable with Kyle's jab at me about being insecure while she was apologizing up in the room. It was not meant as a compliment, and it stung. I probably would have let it go, but after talking with Taylor I found out that at the airport everybody was talking about me. I was very hurt to hear that all of the women that I had invited to share an important night in my life with, had been talking ill of me. I can't imagine that any other person on this planet would feel differently. Nobody likes to feel like they are being torn apart behind their back. So, I went down (by the way, there was no running or flying down the stairs) to clear the air. I had no intention of this turning into another argument. Now in retrospect, I should have known better because I had witnessed a few incidents of Kyle belittling and berating her sister. I didn't know that she had such a short fuse. Remember I had only spent a few hours with her in my life. Maybe I should have used another approach, I don't know but, I was learning the lesson of "Kyle", the hard way.

Now to admit my own disappointment with myself. I am not proud of losing my cool in my interview following this incident. Not only had things gone badly in New York, but I had also double checked to see if Kyle had left me any messages prior to the trip to New York which she had claimed when she was apologizing. I was right I had no messages from her. I can only assume she said this to put me on the defense, to make me look like I was putting no effort into smoothing things over before the NYC trip. I want to be clear that I had no messages in my voicemail and no one had taken any personal messages from her at my home. So with all of this on my mind, I said a few things that I wish I could take back. Unfortunately this isn't the way it works in life or on the show. All I can say is that I am sorry and I will try to do better in the future.

The truth is that as time has gone by, I have come to really enjoy Kyle. We have had a few ups and downs over this season. Everyone is going to have an opinion. My personal thoughts are that I like Kyle. I think Kyle has a great sense of humor, and I can appreciate her personality a lot more now that I know her better. I just don't want to be the one caught in her "crosshairs."

Until next time,


Brandi: You Can't Confirm What Didn't Happen

Brandi questions some of the ladies' motives, plus gives an interesting update on her relationship with LeAnn. 

Hey, My Bravoistas!

I’m in my American Airlines' seat 36 hours later, flying back home from NYC, thankful to be on a safe path home. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the downed German airliner in the French Alps this morning. I cannot imagine the pain being experienced by these families at this moment, which shockingly has led me to add a new person into my flight prayer children’s stepmom. Don’t get me wrong--not everything is yet copasetic, but my children love her, so she is now in the “flight prayer,” differences aside. Now on a happier RHOBH note, last night’s WWHL with Andy was sooooo fun! No drama for once!

NEWS FLASH! Please watch for my new Sonoma County Chardonnay “Unfiltered Blonde,” to launch in April!

As I look over this past season, all I can say is it’s been an odd one. There were so many fun moments that got lost in the drama and so many weeks of fun you never saw at all. I wish you had, but I'm not in control of everything we get to see. I’d like to remember having fun with Kim “stalking” my now boyfriend J.R. That was such a crazy fun girls' night, Lisa R. being chased by killer bees, Yolanda and her Facetime confusion and meeting her family for the second time this--time in Holland, the Foster Foundation Extravaganza, “singing” at Lisa V.’s birthday party, and Kyle pretending to be a caring sister and owning yachts and planes…haha.
Ok, I’ll behave.

Here we are at the last episode of the season, yet, it seems most are still stuck in the beginning. I wish we weren’t, and I would dearly like to leave “Poker Night” behind. However, one person continues to make it the focal point of every interaction from when it happened and far into the three-part reunion.

This episode opens with Rinna tearing down a swing set, but her home interviews are still about what she perceives as Kim’s issues to be, not the actual touching moment of what the swing set tear-down symbolizes or her own family (I can't wait for her daughters to write their Brooke Shields-style memoir when they are age appropriate). LR says she feels sorry for Kim and cares about Kim and wishes Kim well. The truth is a lot less pretty. Some people have been attacking Kim’s sobriety online this week, but we won’t name names. BTW, Kim is sober and not online. She is busy caring for serious ill family members and driving back and forth to doctors and hospitals and being strong for her family.

Next we see Nicky Hilton’s book signing--sister Paris and mom Kathy Hilton are there. Looks like a great party and congrats to Nicky on her style book. Camille looks gorgeous as usual. Kyle angrily flips her hair, because Kim was wearing a shirt that she carries at “her” shop, but didn’t buy it there...whatever. Then Kyle whispers about her sister Kim to Lisa V. and Camille.
Kyle then tells them she is confused and impatient that Kim hasn’t confronted me over her third-hand Lisa R. gossip. She states Kim WILL be hurt and broken hearted over what “I” said… Kyle seems way too overy excited about that happening, which I find kind creepy. Why would anyone WANT their sister to be hurt or in pain?!

The preparations for Adrienne’s party are in full swing next. Lisa V. is fretting it, Kim is casually discussing the intervention GOSSIP with her makeup artist before the party, I’m getting ready and waiting for my friends and my date.

Adrienne’s party is the big finale of our journey this year. Everyone is there, and Adrienne always excels at events. So here we go. First off, my mind was not on the party at all. My father was recently hospitalized, and I didn’t leave his side for two weeks. It was very serious, but I had to return home to my boys. He was still not conscious, but I needed to get home to run my household--a party was the last place I wanted to be, but I had promised. That’s why I decided to bring the few people that I felt I could depend on in that moment. My friends and J.R. have been there for me during my father’s health scare and over more then a month of hospitalization--that was and is what remains what’s important to me.

The party seems like it was fun for a lot of people who weren’t involved in Kyle and Lisa. R.’s drama. I wish I were one of them, but in a way I was. As much as Kyle relished telling Kim the hurtful gossip she heard from LR, what she wanted to happen didn’t happen. There was no argument between Kim and I. We were happy to see each other. We spoke easily. I was busy worrying about my Dad; she was busy with her family.

What we saw on the finale was an efficient Kim quietly confronting Lisa R., then leaving Lisa R.'s table somewhat amused. Lisa R. couldn’t confirm the veracity of her gossip, because I DIDN’T SAY IT. Thanks again to Bravo for showing the truth in a flashback last week.

So, Kim knew who was who and what was what. The entertainment of the night was provided by Lisa R. going radio silent while Kyle begged for corroboration on her dramatic intervention gossip. Watching Yolanda, Eileen, and Lisa V. urge Lisa R. to support Kyle and verify her hurtful gossip was almost amusing. You can't confirm what didn't happen, can you?

In the end, I left the party early. Why? Not because of a past friendship with Lisa V. It's not her that made me cry--I was crying for my father, my dad! I was in no place to be at a superficial party, discussing a superficial incident with a person who was clearly not a friend, not that night. I said I would show up, and I did. After that, I wanted to be with my real close friends and family. Since this party my dad came out of the ICU and after 2 entire months and after a long stressful time I want to thank Dr. Allen Morris and all the doctors and nurses at Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento for saving my dad's life yet agin for the second time in 15 years. He is doing much better and continuing his hope of a full recovery. I am so thankful to all the people who were there for me and continue to be here for my family and I.

THAT is what life’s about, being with the people who truly love and care about you and the feelings are reciprocated.

As you hear, at the end of the finale, I am wistful, yet, wiser, and I think in a stronger place. I love and loved being there for Kim and being Kim’s friend, and I love that she was, is, and has been here for me. Even more so, I'm grateful and blessed to have Yolanda in my life; she is no bullsh--. Even when suffering herself, she is still so selfless. Yo is very special to me, I love her, she gets me, we have fun together, and I value every moment we spend together. I always will. As for the rest, I hope to share laughs and fun again, maybe tears, but hopefully only joy.

Peace Out. (deuces MFs--JK)



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