Cast Blog: #RHOBH

A Ball of Nerves

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Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

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Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

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Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

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Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

Lisa: Kyle and I Have Always Had a Bond

Brandi: Lisa Made Up With Everyone But Me

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A Ball of Nerves

Brandi explains how she was feeling when she walked on stage for the reunion.

Wow. What a season! First of all, thank all of you for going on this crazy ride with me. It’s been an honor to receive this outpouring of love and support. Kisses to you all!

To say it has been a rollercoaster would be the biggest understatement in Housewives history! As always, I send my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Russell Armstrong. I'm sure this couldn't have been an easy thing to have as a reminder as they still grieve.

That being said, this season has had just as many laughs as tears. And as the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine.

So: The Reunion.

Since that episode was filmed more recently than the show, my feelings are still very raw. I was a ball of nerves walking onto that stage. Let me be clear, there are no video monitors or speakers backstage. I waited for six hours and had zero idea of what I was walking into when I finally entered. To be clear, here is where my relationships stand:

  • Kim: Kim and I haven't seen each other or spoken since the show wrapped. I wish her the best of luck in her recovery.

     

  • Camille: I've had a lot of fun getting to know her. She's sweet and kind, and I’m very grateful to have made such a lovely new friend.

     

  • Kyle and I have spoken only briefly since wrapping; she was kind enough to invite me to a recent holiday party but I was unable to attend.

     

  • Lisa and I have grown quite close. She's an amazing friend and mom. She's got an amazing sense of humor, and she's honest, one of the qualities that means the most to me.

     

  • Adrienne and I exchanged a few texts messages but I hadn't seen her since wrapping when we taped the reunion.

     

Heading into the reunion, I had an idea that the women might go for Lisa and as soon as I get on stage, Lisa is teary eyed and seemingly broken. She's my friend. I know exactly what it feels like to be in a room with these ladies and be the target with no one sticking up for you. I'm extremely loyal, I have a temper, and I will stand up for my friends. To make one thing very clear, Lisa has never said a bad thing about any of these women to me; that is one of the things I respect most about her.

Seeing Kyle liken her friendship with Lisa to playing a game of chess with Bobby Fisher (I'm not going to lie I had to Google him) was mean spirited and simply over-dramatic. There comes a point where you have to look in the mirror and ask yourself: "Why am I always in the middle of these fights?" Just a suggestion.

Lisa is a smart, strategic, and successful businesswoman. She is neither calculating nor manipulative.

Taylor seems like a smart girl. Did she really think I was going to kill anyone at game night? Like, for instance, did she really mean in Season 1 that she was going to take Kim outside and beat her up? Taylor understands what a figure of speech is. That was a pathetic attempt to vilify me. Come on Taylor. You can do better than that. I'm not perfect by any means. There are many things she could have said that actually hold more weight. Did I slash my husband's tires? Hell yes I did. He was on the cover of every magazine from here to Timbuktu with stories of his infidelities during our marriage.

So I repeat, did I slit his tires? Hell yes. But I owned them too and I told him I did it so he wouldn't drive them. I was trying to piss him off, not hurt him.

I was never was going to kill anyone at game night and someone thinking that I was because I was defending myself from a pack of wild, hair flinging, finger-pointing hyenas is just stupid.

To be honest, I really hadn't planned on engaging Taylor at all. She's been through a lot.

Some of the things I did and said I regret and wish I could take back. All I can do is try to be true to myself. If you've learned anything about me, I say what I mean and I mean what I say. I love you all for your support. Until next time.

Xx
B

Answering your question on Twitter @BrandiGlanville.

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Lisa explains why she invited Lisa Rinna to Palm Springs and her hesitation to invite Max's girlfriend.

Hellooo to all of you. It is such a busy time of year. I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off! I am sure you are all juggling, too.

So as we settle down and watch this week, I realize why I truly enjoyed this episode as it was one that validates my choice to have been immersed in the crazy world of reality, a documentation of some of the most important and poignant moments of my life. Receiving the star was most definitely one of them. A moment when time stands still and you listen to words of appreciation and support from your loved ones, people that took the time to travel two hours and stand in 115 degree heat was something I didn't take for granted. Their personal journeys that they relayed at dinner made me reflect on why I have stood vociferously in their corner for many years.

I was fortunate enough to have been raised without prejudice of any kind, and I believe my role as a heterosexual woman is an important voice and ally to the gay community.

It really was such an honor to be awarded with the Star on the Walk of Stars. Palm Springs has been so good to me. I have received the Icon award, the key to the city, and the grand marshal of the Christmas parade, and it is mostly due to my indomitable support of the gay community over the years. It is a city where people can safely walk hand in hand, regardless of their sexual preference, and for that, I am thankful. That is a city and a world I would like to live in.

My reticence to have Max's girlfriend come and spend the couple of days with us was one I question: Should I have invited her? The rest of the family were adamant that it was too early. It was a relationship I was most certainly not familiar with and was hardly encouraging as she was thirteen years older than him and worked for me at SUR. I felt her life was in a very different place to his and did not want to encourage that. However, she spent the weekend with us in Palm Springs this weekend and their rocky relationship, one that has been confusing to him and has continued, so time will tell, but it has come to a place where if I want to stay close to my son, I have to accept it.

So back to the matter at hand...

I often find that the way you feel about a friend is largely dependent on how they make you feel. 

Lisa Vanderpump

This was quite early in the season, and I had barely interacted with any of the women: briefly at the white party, a couple of lunches, that was it. So the decision to invite Lisa Rinna was an obvious one. We had seen each other for lunch, Harry was out of town with the girls, and she was, as always, her supportive, enthusiastic self, and I loved having her by my side. I often find that the way you feel about a friend is largely dependent on how they make you feel. Well Miss Rinna is a wonderfully positive person, and I needed an uncomplicated friendship at a time that was, in all honesty, a little daunting and somewhat overwhelming.


Seeing Yolanda struggle to come to terms with Bella's DUI was understandable. I felt for her as the severity of the situation really outweighs the action. It is a careless action often with dire consequences, and I know that a lesson was well learnt from that experience, but then couple it with the history of losing your father at a tender age has to be even more emotionally challenging. It tugged at my heart strings as she tried to hold it together.

Kim's daughter Brooke getting married was a lovely moment to savor, and I totally understood feelings of pride and joy as she relinquished her daughter to the arms of her chosen man, but luckily for Kim as not so often with others, she adores him.



The importance of that relationship as two families intertwine is paramount. We were so lucky with Jason, and I appreciate that every time we are all together, I gained a son.

Happy to see Eileen integrating into the cast. I have such admiration for the dedication to her work. Fifty pages a day! Can hardly remember my own name some days...

Anyway, this episode has such a feel-good factor, I hope you enjoy it before the fireworks start!
As always, Love, Lisa.

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