The White party! Watching Kyle prep for her party, I can hear the stress in her voice. As it goes in Beverly Hills, there is never a dull party, and I can tell Kyle was worried about all the different personalities coming to the party (and, of course, the friction between her friends and family).
Going into the evening, I was aware of the email Russell had sent to Camille, and I truly felt horrible for her. I felt she was being made into the scapegoat for a situation that really had nothing to do with her.
I honestly feel that Paul was the lone voice of reason in this episode. I agree with everything he said.
Kyle's house looked amazing and all the ladies looked beautiful. And, ladies and gentleman, this was a big moment: my cast is totally off. This was the first time I was in high heels on not one, but two feet. Haha.
My close friend Jennifer came along to the party to make sure I didn't trip and fall, and to make sure I had someone there to keep an eye out for me. Kim was going on about me liking my broken leg, but, ummm, my cast was off.
I think the way you handled yourself w/ the mean spirited and derranged Kim was amazing. You just seemed so far above and beyond her; the more illogically irate she became, the more inane she looked, too. You resisted striking back, at all, and that really impressed me. I don't really have "favorites" on this show--i watch it mostly in amazement at the cattiness and pettiness of incredibly privileged, insulated women---but if I were forced to choose one, you'd be her. I wish you all the best, both in RHBH and in REAL life!
Brandi!! I love you I love you I love you I love you!!! You're my favourite housewife ever!!!! Pls don't ever quit the show I sure do hope Bravo keeps you forever and drops the evil wicked Richard sisters.
youre making me like you :) Even though i dont prefer to hang out with someone with your personality (I would fit in better with stiff Lisa lol) Im really glad youre on the show. I adore Camille and I like that you two are spending time together. You two are one hott set of friends hahahaha JEALOUS!
Brandi! What a great addition to the show. You remind me so much of myself in being a free spirit and saying it like it is.. Why cant more people be like this? Kim is just weird,weird,weird. Its so sad that she keeps attacking you like she does. You handled yourself so well in the face of her totally incoherant ranting. I really dont know what she brings to this show but weirdness. So stay who you are. Its refreshing to see a person such as yourself on this show.. Luv u Brandi!!
I love you Brandi! You are so pretty and cool. If anybody is mean to you, it's because they are just jealous of you. Stay beautiful! by the way, I love your hair and makeup and your outfits
There is no reason for you to feel bad about having your own opinion's. Kim is just painfully wierd. I would not lower myself to her level if I were you. There is something about her that just doesn't add up. She was not a very good child actress (no wonder she never went any farther) and her behavior/personality is way beyond bazaarrr! She does not bring anything of any value to the table on this show. Your personality however, is very uplifting and fun to watch. Hopefully the producers will see that...drop Kim from the show and bring on more fun people like Camille, Adrienne, Lisa and yourself. Nobody wants to watch a has-been like Kim who thinks she is something she clearly is NOT. I hope your Holiday's were happy and I wish you the best through-out 2012.
Brandi, I think you are super hot and probably a threat to some of the other ladies. You are a bit rough around the edges but that is what makes you, you. Do not change and do not let any of them intimidate you. Some of them are real uptight and need to loosen up.
posted on the other blog, but you rock; keep up the good work and i agree with everything you have said about kim. don't let her get you down.
It's really hard to understand why Kim is so disrespectful towards you. In the Game Night episode, you were definitely out of line, but so was Kim! And at least you had the balls the apologize. We all say mean things we don't mean and the only thing we can do is apologize and move forward, and try not to make the same mistake again, right? So what has Kim done to help the situation? Umm... nothing. I think she has soem serious insecurities that she needs to deal with. Just sayin'.
Great show - I thought you looked terrific in your bathing suit. Best wishes for a "happily ever after" romance with your new husband/ lucky man!
Brandi, I am glad you survived the trip. Seems Ken liked your bathing suit. LOL. You were a model as you said and I think people forget how models tend to look. You are a pretty lady and I hope you have a wonderful and successful new year, God Bless you and your children!
Brandi you have grown on me. Poor Kim seemed rude, incoherent and pathetic and you clearly were just letting her implode all on her own. Really, it was embarrassing...for her. You didn't need to say anything and you certainly don't need to speculate why she behaves the way she does...and does it matter? I thought you handled yourself very well in a very tough situation. Keep it up.
Brandi, I enjoy your open and honest approach to life, but your profanity needs to stop. Your actions speak volumes about you- such as your apologizing to Kim and Kyle when the owed you the apology. I am proud of you! As many of the other comments state, it would do your mental and physical well-being to stay away from Kim. She is toxic, crude, vulgar and disgusting. She has more than once stated she wanted to do physical harm to you all because you made an on point observation about her. She needs help! Keep your head up and enjoy this ride.
I love you Brandi you are my favorite! Sometimes there are things that you shouldn't say, but you always apologize and know when you are wrong. I used to LOVE Kyle and now she is starting to get on my nerves the way she treats you... I think everyone can see it but no one will say it to Kyle's face. Kyle is just jealous because she isn't the hottest housewife anymore, haha.
Aww, Brandi, you crack me up. I would totally love to be friends with you. You just say it like it is. Don't doubt yourself amongst the money...it's all the same everywhere. Rock who you are and your perspective on life. You're real and totally fun. Funny, funny girl!
Brandi, You are my favorite!!! I am really enjoy watching you in this show, you are carefree, fun, and no filter which I love about you!! You are so beautiful!! GGo for it girl!!! love your outfit at the beach, the cover, the bathingsuit amazing!!!! You add an exciting in the show!!! Thank you!!!! :)
You handled yourself very well when Kim "went off" on you. You were certainly the adult in the situation, but I don't think people should blame Kyle for her sister's behavior. Of course, she's going to defend her sister, but she's also embarrassed by her. We all know Kim has a problem.
In Hawaii Lisa was just kidding about your flirting with Ken, that's her sense of humor and I enjoyed that rather light hearted show after so much drama. I know your still trying to find your place, personally I wish you would clean up your act a little. It does reflect on you as a mother.
hey... Jennifer looks like someone form another reality TV show with Dr. Drew? Was she not running a sober house? Hope she is not hanging out with all you boozers too much.
Wow...You've had so many positive comments that keep coming and I hope to not sound like a broken record. Your are the one we can most relate to. I believe the viewers watch the BH lifestyle and can only imagine what it must be or feel like. Although, you bring a breath of fresh air that is very unpretentious. You bring laughter when most needed and seem to give full license to those who want to have a swipe at you. You know how to shake it off, and that in itself is a great attribute. Like your friend Jen said, just be yourself. Don't ever be phony, stay true to who you are. Not to mention it's unattractive and obvious with a few of the other ladies. I now see why you and Adrienne are good friends. Deep down she's the "cool chick" living the glamorous lifestyle and totally gets you. Camille has really connected with you, and you have a common bond (unfortunately with the very public divorces) and you make her laugh. My personal motto is to live, love and laugh and trust me it works. You've handled the the former "child stars" pretty well considering what we all witnessed. Finally I would like to say, "the other woman" in your children's lives, is very talented in her own right, but, she cannot hold a candle to you. Looks aren't everything, but to see her literally being molded into a shorter version of you on beaches, just know, you will forever have a beautiful face, and she can't copy that....sorry, couldn't help but speak my mind too. Hope to see you in more often than not, good for you and best of luck.
You are the one we can most relate to, period....I don't want to sound like a broken record with all of the positive comments coming your way. Let me just say, I love your show, and I feel it's a nice escape for us mom's to tune in and only imagine how great it would be to live the BH lifestyle. You, however bring us down to earth. Your that "cool chick" that breaks the ice, so to speak. Your not pretentious, and most of all, phony. Adrieinne
Can anyone tell me what Brandi was wearing on her upper theigh on the plane. It was black & it was viseable when she had her mending ankle resting up on the airplane seat in front of her. Glad to see she is on the mend. Can't wait for the next episode.
You go girl. Just stay away from the drama and you will be ok. I don't see anything wrong with using the F-bomb but then again I use it like you do. I think it is becuase you are pretty and likable that it scares the other girls and Kim's off her rocker, I would just stop trying with her. ( she got issues).
I think you handled the situation with Kim well. I guess you have to see people like that at parties you attend. I just wouldn't waste my time arguing with her. She has some sort of problem and made you a scape goat. Probably jealousy:)
BRANDI HOLD YR GROUND/ you are cute flirtaious and hot./ dont back down ...just because u are the new kid on the block;./ ....u are funny crazy and they just dont get it.....so be U..
Brandi i am sure you have a good heart but you need to consider perhaps taking a few etiquette classes, you seem to lack the polish that you really should have. As an example referring to Kims boyfriend as a gay bull mastiff, is so incredibly RUDE. I was stunned, and take high offense to that in every which way. I sure hope you have since apologized to both of them.
I am not going to say you are my absolute type, as I am much more conservative and buttoned up than you are BUT I do not at all approve of the way of the wreteched witches, kim and kyle treat you. I canonly think they must be jealous,what else could it be? Kim is off her rocker and i hope the rumors that shes finally in treatment are true, she is in dire need of serious help but Kyle seems to have gotten very catty and I am not sure why. Keep it real, and stay away from the jealous haters. Good luck, not an easy bunch.
Brandi, that lunatic kept saying she would have nothing to do with you, she wouldn't even look in your direction and then as lunatics do.... she SNAPPED ! i think it's because you look so YOUNG and BEAUTIFUL ! Kim can't stand it. It was classless and embarrassing but that's her ! and her sister does NOTHING about it if anything she joins her like at Game Night! you were and are the bigger and better person!
I agree with you! Paul is a very respectible man and thank goodness that he was the voice of reason. I think they are only mean to you because they're jealous. That was obvious on last nights episode in Hawaii. I agree with some of the others that have commented though....maybe you could watch the trashy comments and the f-bombs. LOL Kim is a total nut case! She and Taylor should go directly to celebrity rehab and come back maybe next year. LOL I think Adrienne is the most classy of all because you never hear her talk bad about anyone and I love that she is the peace keeper but in a very classy way! Keep your head up girl....you're doing great. Nice to see someone give Kim and Kyle a dose of their own medicine. They are meanies!
Wow, Brandi, I was reading some of the comments and people love you!!! I'm soo happy for you. I liked you from the beginning and even prior to you joining the show I felt bad for what happened to your marriage. You are doing great on the show, have many many fans and I for one hope you become permanent on RHOBH. If you don't, I won't watch! Bravo to you for how you handled Kim at the white party. She looked like a complete childish idiot. As for Kyle I'm glad you made up with her but after seeing how she behaved on game night, I'm not such a big fan of hers anymore. In any case you know these women better than I so I'm sure you will use your judgement. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012 for you and your children.
Hey Brandi...I was watching the latest episode and thought I saw you wearing an insulin pump on a band on your leg...are you diabetic? It was the scene where you have your ankle up on the seat in front of you on the plane to the island.
Brandi, I like the show more that you are on it. I use to be team Kyle since BH started but seeing how she's acted toward you the season and still makes comments behind your back I can't believe she's hating. Hontesly, you're gorgeous, actually the most attractive one on the show now, Kyle use to be..I thought she was more confident and could handle it. Regarding tonight's show, why was Lisa getting upset about you touching her husband's shoulder, AS IF you want KEN...come on...I actually think the women are a bit jealous of you. Camille seems cool though. And Lisa made comments about your bathing suit - its a freakin bathing suit! She should've just said "her body is nice" and left it at that...you see her cover up never came off....
Brandi go girl, i love your honesty........your awesome and so cool keep it up. As for Kim just stay away from her she is not worth the trouble..she needs to grow up and stop acting like a teen........She needs to be honest with Kyle and herself about everything.......and im with u i think she is on something........cant really stand her...........Happy New Year
I absolutely love you. I think you're hilarious and you tell it like it is. I couldn't stop laughing at you when you were on zantax, it was too funny. Stay just the way you are and don't worry about those hating women, it's obvious you have way more personality than the rest of them.
Brandi stay the way you are. Please don't drop to Kim & Kyle's level. I too liked the way you handled yourself at the White party. Kim made a complete "a_ _" of herself. Hey! I've got an idea, Let's replace the sisters with some more mature fun housewives.
seriously.... unless there's more going on that we (the viewers) haven't seen, i cannot for the life of me imagine why you have haters. i haven't seen you do anything that deserves that. kyle, kim, and dana the suck-up, are just mean and obnoxious. i can barely watch this season due to taylor's constant crying and out of control behavior, which she is now blaming entirely on Russell, who is only partially responsible for the train wreck their life together apparently was. but now she has people giving her all the attention she so desperately craves, gets to play the victim, and write a book. OMG... just typing that makes me want to tune out the show and that's not the point of this comment which originally was to commend you for hanging in there with grit. hope you don't let those mean bit#$$*es take you out because they are the ones that make this show painful to watch. most of us really watch to see what it's like to be a BH housewive because the demographics are probably a lot of women who don't live ANYTHING like that at all. the meanness, cattiness, rude behavior... that i could live without so keep bringing it because it's so refreshing to see GOOD, STRONG women (you, Camille, Audrienne, Lisa) not fake wanna-be women that have to resort to the tactics shown by the other "ladies'... using that term lightly because i can't type the adjective i would prefer to use or the blog police would delete my post :)... HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I think that you are absolutely right about everything you said in your blog! You have been honest and forthright from the beginning and haven't lost yourself in the fame of it all or the drama. You have handled yourself with so much class and have treated those around you with respect. Not many people could handle the verbal abuse the way you did in this episode and I have all the more more respect for you because of it. Keep being you, your wonderful just the way you are!
Brandi, you handled yourself beautifully at the white party. Kim has been so hateful and self-blind, I'm afraid she's going to lose all her fans. Maybe after treatment she'll have more self-awareness and kindness. One can only wish her the best.
Hi Brandi. I love you on the show. You are my new favorite, along with Lisa and Camille this season. I do believe you when you say you are a great person, friend and parent. How you handled Kim was perfect. You said it right about game night - they were out of line, you were out of line, you apologized, Kyle apologized and you've tried many times to do so with Kim. There is nothing more you can do and she clearly needs help and I hope she is getting it. I do want to make one suggestion and hope you won't take it the wrong way. PLEASE learn to watch your mouth with the swear words, not only on the show but on your twitter feed as well. I don't have twitter but my friend does as do her teenage daughters and they love and follow you. I've seen some tweets towards you where people have really been ugly to you and attacked you on twitter and I can understand that you have to be very frustrated with the situation - but quipping back - f*** off and such just makes the haters "right" when they call you classless and trashy. Be true to yourself but also be introspective and realize that perhaps your vocabulary could use some work (we ALL have things we need to work on.) And some comments about your sex life and drinking should probably be kept off twitter as well. Just be mysterious and do what you want privately. Remember anything you say or type will be judged by others and I want you to come across as the classy, brave, beautiful, good person, friend and mother than you are. Sadly, some people will write you off just because of the F word. Is it really worth it? Something to think about.
I feel that Brandi is being treated unfairly by Kyle and her sister Kim. The initial cattiness had more to do with Brandi's heel and cast comination at Kyle's fundraiser than rude behavior on the part of Brandi. The sisters are simply jealous of what a beautiful figure and face Brandi has. Of course, they would be the first to deny that! Brandi is actually more worldly than Kyle and Kim as she spent years working in the fashion world traveling to all parts of the globe. The mean sisters grew up in a very middle class family which is why they put on airs, behave snobbishly, and are, in fact, rude and offensive. Brandi, on the other hand is who she is with no apologies. She probably might want to eliminate so much swearing because her children will certainly take her lead. She is also capable of more refined behavior which would do her more justice.
It is a shame that Kyle and Kim do not see how their behavior towards Brandi places them below her rather than above her socially. What they accuse her of is exactly what they are doing. Kim exhibits real mental problems, and Kyle reveals herself as an opportunist and social climber.
Good for you Brandi! It seems Kim has been fighting her own demons and we should all follow your example and wish her a return to health and happiness. Don't know what to make of Taylor. Paul was right. And we can only wish Bravo would tell her the same thing.
Brandi, I admire how you stand up for yourself amongst those awful comments and actions from Kim. You are the bigger, classier woman for it. I knew Kim has her problems and can not resolve issues like an adult, but her interaction with you at the White Party really was awful; pathetic really. Especially, when she mocked you. I love how you handled the entire situation, and I admire your resilence and maturity. Please don't change for anyone, especially for people like that.
Brandi, I think you got some bad press regarding your husband and the split, so I was expecting you to be a villain on the show. The first episode you come across very genuine and likable. I was sad for you at the party where Kyle and Kim were giggling like idiots behind or in front of your back. Don't get me wrong I love Kyle, but she can be a little mean sometimes. You on the other hand are not and as for Kim, she is a very sad, disturbed woman, who I hope is finally receiving the treatment she needs!
I am so glad you finally free from your cast!!
I have watched all the episodes and I eagerly wait for each new show! I do not watch much tv - so this is a big deal to me... Today was the first day to go to the website and read the blogs... Not what I expected... I am not sure if you or any of the ladies read the comments... I'm almost hoping you don't - some of this is really mean and hurtful...
There are so many rude and scary comments... I wish there were more positive and uplifting comments.. I know people have their favorites, but to bash others so relentlessly (and to place such blame on situations) Yes it is a show. Yes these women agreed to put themselves in the place of ultimate scrutiny.. I truly believe that each of you is misunderstood.. I believe that each of you has been put in an unfair light.. It is a show and we only get to see little pieces of what happened.. Maybe there would be different opinions if we saw all of it (if we were actually there versus seeing what makes the editors cut)...
Just know: there are people out there who think the best of you ladies (everyone has faults - no need to focus on those!!). I love seeing the fashion, the shopping, and the friendships.. Yes, you ladies are hard on each other, but you rally together also.. I wish you ladies all the best, all the happiness, all the blessings, and all the success!
At first I wasn't sure how to take you. I really couldn't make a sound judgement off of a couple of shows...sometimes it takes a couple of seasons to see who people really are. I must admit at first I wasn't sure but the more I see the more I like and most of all RELATE!!! Camille is great just stick with her. Taylor is kissing Lisa's ass...she's so fake....I adore you !!!!
Brandi, you are a very beautiful woman and I am glad to see you on the show. I think you are right on the money with what you said about Kim being high! Kim has acted inappropriately several times, and Kyle just comes to her defense. I realize it is her sister, but I lost my sister to an overdose in 2009. If Kyle doesn't wake up about Kim's problem, God forbid, she might have to face the same thing. If I were you, I would just leave her alone completely. You tried to apologize and she refused. Now, let her come to you. She says you are nothing to her....really? Everyone is significant and are made in the image of the creator YHVH. She has no right to put anyone down! I hope you do well on the show. Although, it would be nice if you tried to clean up your potty mouth. Your too beautiful to be saying those raunchy words. Take care!
I have no idea how you were able to not fight back when Kim was all over you at the white party. Why do you let that drug addict walk all over you? Her sister lives in COMPLETE denial and turns on so quickly that she looks insane as well. I cant imagine why you even want to be around these people. Lifes too short....