Hawaii! I have always said that life is way too short not to have fun. So when Kim and Ken finally arrived I chose to stay as far away from her as possible and just enjoy myself.
However, when Kim spoke about Taylor at dinner, I do think she had some wisdom about the situation. I did have a good laugh about Adrienne and Paul's sex life. To be clear, I have no desire to know the ins and outs of their personal life. It was just funny. Lisa and I share a similar sense of humor. Both of our minds are in the gutter! Haha.
Lisa untying my bathing suit was all in good fun. I am just glad it stayed on. What you didn't see (thank goodness!) is that I got so sea sick on the boat and for the half of the trip, I was leaning off the back trying my hardest not to throw up in front of the camera.
Honestly, 99 percent of the time I'm just joking around. My mom always said I laugh harder at my own jokes than anyone else, she is right. And, again, to be clear, I was not flirting with the captain of the ship. I just happen to be friendly and in a bathing suit, so it came across that way. He was very cool though.
Kyle, Why don't you just leave things alone? On and on. You can't run Kim's life for ever. This year you have really changed. I don't know if its because you have written a book, and think you are so great, but come down a few pegs or two. All of a sudden you are the center of attention. And it doesn't become you.
Brandi ~ You are so funny! It is so obvious that you are being true to who you really are! Keep it up!!
For once we got to see the real Brandi. Gone was the over-sensitive, overtrying woman. I can see that the ladies all found you to be genuinely a fun and nice lady. Everyone by now knows from the nite in Dr. Paul's office that Kim had a serious problem. Add to that we all found out she was in a realtionship she wasn't truely happy in and one that her kids weren't happy at all with it as well. So everyone knew something was definately wrong but didn't know if she was still taking the meds or if she had gotten that fixed. While you were smart to say there was nothing more Kyle could do because Kim hadn't reached bottom... Kyle was just seeing Kim as just being purely rude about it all..but you hit the head by saying Ken was enabling it. As you called it and everyone saw... Ken was/is not good for her at all and really had to business responding to Kyle by saying we don't care. His controlling issue came to the forefront. But again... you really came across in a great way tonite and I am betting many are starting to like you. And yes... your humor does meshd nicely with Lisa's. LOL
I thought it was so rude of Mauricio and Kyle to stir up an argument with Ken and Kim at both dinner table's. That was the wrong place and time to do this. Mauricio stated in the ist scene this year he had NOT forgiven Kim, wonder why, did kyle and mauricio really steel her house out from under her. They need to stop trying to run her life, Kim is an adult.
I think it is also terrible for you or anyone else to assume Kim has a drug problem...Do you know this lady worked her a** off for her family from a very young age. If kyle and whoever does not want to be around kim,,,shut up about her period and don't invite her. Plain and simple
Its funny how everyone rally's around Taylor who has told lies and caused so much anger from kyle, you, lisa, adrienne and then acuse Kim of crap last year she did not do, its poor taylor and Kims own sister bends over backward for taylor and then dismisses her own sister...I am fed up with kyle, you and anyone else who bashes kim.
Brandi, you were the voice of reason on this episode. A lot of wise advice to offer. People like Kim alway cause commotionwherever they go. It is all about them and no one else matters. Until she truly gets help, nothing anyone says to her will matter. I hope the rehab works. Her boyfriend was rude and strange. I felt for everyone onthat trip. It is really hard to be around people like that. Poor Kyle and Mauricio, having to put up with that. It is so hard when it is a relative. You want so bad to help them but there is nothing you can do. Glad to see you getting along with the others. I think they are finally warming up to you and seeing you for who you are.
Brandi- You are certainly cute in a bikini! And everything else too. I am so glad the craziness in Hawaii didn't get to you. You seemed to have fun and I am so glad to see how Lisa has begun to get you. She is a lot of fun and likes to have fun! You both have a witty sense of humor. I do believe that Kyle goes far and away overboard with trying to force Kim to live the way Kyle wants her to. That is NOT going to happen- Kim was correct- it's not a table discussion. If they want to go over the issues later in private, that would be the thing to do, not at the dinner table. I couldn't believe how rude Kyle and Mauricio were at dinner, and for most of the trip.
Kyle needs to learn can't demand people do it your way- if there's a plan and these 2 don't show up, then just go on with the plan and forget about them. Nothing will be solved after the first time you knock on their door to go to the boat. Just go!! People will change their ways in their own time and after they are left out a bunch of times, they will make more of an effort to be ready on time. (I think they really didn't want to go anyhow- who wants to be harped on all day long?)
I do get that this was Mauricio's birthday, but at some point you have to give up being a bully and let people be who they are. Don't invite them in the future if you don't like who they are, but you CAN'T CHANGE THEM!! Especially by bullying and embarrassing them in front of everyone. I don't blame Kim and Ken for leaving dinner. Kyle is a bully and will not stop her harassment, so what's the point of sitting there?
I don't agree with Kim and Ken's lateness and attitudes, but I also don't agree with Kyle's persistence that everything has to be her way or she will bully you. One other thing, Kyle kept saying how Kim is going to be aggressive and Kim is going to go on and on about missing the boat, when in reality, Kyle was the one who did all those things, so she must have been talking about herself. I would not want to be her sister for all the tea in China.
Brandi, Thank Heavens you are on the show this season.
Such a funny bright spot! Love you, Lisa, and Camille! Breath of MAJOR fresh and funny air!
I loved seeing the romantic side of Adrianne and Paul. Glad to see Maurisio finally confronting Kim & Ken's lies. Kyle looked great but she needs to let Kim destroy herself alone. Kim doesnt seem to care that Kyle is only trying to help her. Brandi and Camille were beautiful as always. Actually all the women are gorgeous except for poor Kim. She always looks a mess! Maybe it's time for her to retire from the limelight. xoxo
Kyle, I have been in your situation and still am with my sister. We love them so much but even though they love us too, there obviously are other issues involved. You can olny help her as much as she will let you. No matter how hard you try to help her and cover for her, eventually she will start making you feel and look like the crazy one. Not showing up for events and not being able to wake up for preplanned events, (especially on vacation) is to me, an obvious sign. Hope both of you all the best, your sisters so you two will work it out.
Brandi, Love you, how difficult that must have been for you to sit at dinner with Kim & Ken, watching poor Kim self destruct for the world to see. Again Kudos to you for flying under the radar with her by keeping your mouth shut
It's refreshing to see the other ladies having the ability to put down their cat claws on this trip to Hawaii..their past claw comments sounded catty and chock full of insecurity..you are young and hot and just because everyone else is past their "hot times" it's not right to take it out on you...to me anyone that is snarky and judging of you because of how you look and even worse if you look incredible those people are only living in envy and jealousy...glad things on the show are turning around for you and they are giving you a chance...you stood your ground and took alot of unfair hits in the beginning...just please don't get have Paul plump up your lips to the size of italian link sausages..
Brandi, I was worried about you in the beginning. But, I've changed my mind. You are hilarious, and I am so glad everyone is getting along....except for Kim/Ken. But I am hoping they miss all future functions. Keep smiling! Love ya!
I hope Brandi becomes a regular on the show...and hopefully replace Taylor. I love how Brandi keeps it real and speaks her mind. She's also very beautiful.
I'm sure that Kyle was frustrated with her sister arriving late to Hawaii...but c'mon get over it already. Both Kyle & Kim are grown women and should just take care of themselves! If she was that mad at her sister, she should've spoke to her sister privately not at a dinner table in front of all of their friends! I mean, Kyle stayed right next door to her sister in Hawaii...she could've talked to her privately in her room if she was so concerned. Kyle was just trying to prove her point that "she is tired of taking care of Kim". But, I have never even seen Kim ask for Kyle's help.
When people get on with their life, like Kim, the people who have been running it get upset at their lack of control, like Kyle. It happens all the time when alcoholics recover. She knows who Kim is, if you want her to be there enjoy it and accept her don't try to humiliate her and Ken in front of everyone at dinner. She's happy and an adult let her be. Quit bullying her!
I agree that you are a breath of fresh air, Brandi! You're so much fun and I love to see you and Lisa laughing together. Everyone needed a laugh. I hope you stick around and become a regular on the show.
Brandi, You are a gorgeous young women with keen insight and confidence I would have given anything to possess at your age. Regarding Kim's use of drugs,alcohol or whatever it may be,I was so glad to see that someone (you) finally had the courage to call a spade a spade in spite of the ugly scene that ensued. Her behavior had been bizarre for quite some time. She had become the 'pink elephant' in the room that everyone either ignores or denies. Perhaps now that it has been brought to the forefront,she will get the help she needs. In any event,you planted the seed and sometimes that's all it takes. Kyle's predicament is tricky. I am amazed at the many comments that strongly assert that she should have done this or that or handled a particular situation this way or that way. Anyone who has loved and/or been closely related to an addict, is in a very frustrating and complicated place. Especially,if they have minimal knowledge of what addiction entails. It's very easy to naturally fall into that co-dependent role and it often takes a great deal of time to realize that doing everything to help someone is actually harmful and in most cases,enabling their disease to progress...Very difficult place to be when you love someone. At the risk of sounding like the 'addiction expert', she would probably find a lot of relief at an Al-Anon meeting. Perhaps that will eventually happen. On a happier note,it was great to see you and Lisa grow closer on the Hawaiian Birthday trip. I have admired her from the very first time I tuned in. She has a wicked sense of humor,is an amazing entrepreneur and despite the wealth,comes across as a very down to earth woman with a sane perspective of the world around her...In my opinion,a class act. You have been a true breath of fresh air this season & I realize that it couldn't have been easy based upon several of the first episodes. I hope that you are having fun with the show and will become a permanent cast member. You rock!
I sure hope Bravo has given you a full-time spot :) Watching your face (at both dinners), while Kyle and Mauricio beat the dead horse, was cracking me up. Some of the ladies could learn a few things from you - like how to stay out of the mess. You did the same thing with Kim at the White Party. I'm SO glad you have joined the show.
Bravo...TEAM BRANDI ALL THE WAY!!! I love this girl! She is such a straight shooter. She would be a great addition to RHOBH. Please make her a part of the cast!!!!!
You are fun to watch. I laugh so much when you are on screen. Thank you. I hope you beccome Taylor's replacement. These past 2 episodes were enjoyable without her. I wish her the best, but your are more entertaining than her, and that is why most of us watch these shows.
who cares if you WERE flirting with the captain?! a beautiful, fun, girl like you can flirt with anyone she wants :) you're so much fun to watch!
It is so obvious that there is a substance problem with Kim. As I was watching last night I just kept wondering why no one was bringing this up (Kind of like why wasn't Taylor's hair over her eye addressed). You could not have stated it better. I totally get your sense of humor and seeing the way Camille and Lisa "get" you make me like them more too. I love the way that you are who you are and make no excuses for that. Wishing I could be more like that! Team Brandi
the more i see u, the more i love u! i watch all the housewives shows and u are by far my favorite! im glad you and lisa are cool with each other, because your senses of humor totally synergize and it makes for one funny show to watch...i hope bravo keeps you as one of the main housewives for next season!!!!
brandi you were funny.the three sentences you did put together lol.as for the kyle bashers,kims a mess.i would be upset with my sister for not meeting us for a birthday dinner @ mcdonalds,let alone hawaii.wonder who was paying for the trip? kim and ken obviously took advantage of it.they werent there for her family thats for sure.
WOW...@Brovo Fan #1 Sounds like you're a little too close to this story... Apparently Kyle & Mauricio are tired of years of lies, babysitting and cleaning up after Kim...keeping her life & finances together for the well being of Kim's kids. And now Kim has this extremely weird & controling BF...Kim has issues and they're playing out in front of the camera-as we all now know, she has checked herself into a rehab. I hope she gets the help that she truly needs. Enough about Kim since this is Brandi's blog.
I've liked Brandi from day 1 and I'm glad to see the other girls embrace her on this trip to HI. What people need to learn is that it's not what you have or where you're from that define you are as a person. I think Brandi gets this-having lived on both ends of the socioeconomic scale-for a young woman, she seems to have gained wisdom beyond her years. I hope that she will be a part of RHOBH for a long time. Team Brandi
Why are you people sticking up for Kim and calling Kyle a bully? I have lived with an addict. Every lie out of her mouth, followed by her lame explanation in the interviews, made me CRINGE. I want to confront her myself. Kyle is worried about her sister, and slighted by her at the same time with every lie. Kim didn't have to go on the trip. Kim needed an intervention and that looked as good a time and place as any. And Brabdy, great to see you having a great time with all of the others!
Brandi, It took me a minute, but I REALLY LIKE YOU, more and more with each episode. There is nothing better than authenticity and you, dear girl, have it in spade!!! i think you're a great additionto the show and hope to see you as a bonified cast member next season. All the best to you and your boys!
Brandi, you hit the nail on the head with Kim from that first night at Dana's party. You add a much needed rational viewpoint to the ladies! What are your fitness secrets!
Love you Brandi! You and Lisa are my faves this season... Camille falling shortly behind. I'm glad all three of you are getting a long so great! Best wishes to you.
omg brandi your body is sick, so yeah show it while you got it! i'm such a hater for real!!! :) it's nice to you no fighting and everyone get along until Kim and Kreepy Ken get there. You did the right thing by staying away from her. luv ya on the show i hope you are back next season!! and i so loved your comment about lisa, how she used to be the hot girl and you were bringing back memories of her heyday! you are too funny! luv it i hope you and lisa become great friends! :)
I think you are very refreshing. I felt like it was kyle and Maurice who ruined the trip. Yes, kim and ken should be on time but move on. Your in hawaii! Kim is an adult. I felt bad for everyone else that had to listen to kyle and maurice complain every day. That conversation should of happened at home. The TRUTH is kim and ken didn't want to spend much time with you Kyle.
Brandi, I am so glad you and Kim did not have another run in, I don't know how you were able to keep your cool in the past with her. Also, you look amazing in a bikini, if I looked like you I would wear one all the time! So glad you and Lisa seemed to have formed a friendship too, I hope Bravo keeps you around and gets rid of that annoying Dana.
Brandi you were very insightful and right on target about Kim and Ken's behavior. When Kim (hopefully) recovers, she should thank you for at least initially addressing the problem so she could get help. I wish the best for Kim but she doesn't need to be on this show because she needs to focus on her health. Taylor needs to be replaced as well because she is such a mess and total downer to everyone.
I hope you are an official Housewife next season because you have hands-down become the star of the show. I look forward to seeing you on every episode and can't wait for this season to come out on DVD so I can watch your crazy antics and hilarious one-liners again and again. This Nielsen Household stays tuned to RHOBH and anything Brandi! Love ya Girl!
Brandi, you have been right on this season. I love the fact that you are who you are and make no apologies for it. At the white party, you were the bigger person even though Kim tried everything she could to start a brawl with you. Kuddos to you for saying you won't argue with children. Again, Kim was out of line!!
If you have the body to show off in a bikini by all means do it.. You made a wise decision to stay away from Kim. Ken was completely out of line when he said "We don't care" then why go and make a great weekend miserable for Kyle and uncomfortable for the others. You were right there was a serious problem. Kyle is like the mother hen who protects her chicks but I wonder why does the other sister does not concern herself with Kim as much as Kyle does?
Brandi, I think you're hysterical! BTW, why shouldn't you flirt with the boat captain? Nothin wrong with it. You're not married - and he was cute! Stop apologizing. Anyway, I think you're funny and you lighten things up and you are harmless -- even Lisa, Adrienne, and now Kyle see. I am seriously hoping Kim doesn't come back!! Have fun girl!
Brandi! By Far you have become a FAV of mine!!! In fact if I could choose to hang with any of the Ladies from BH it would be you & Lisa!!! OMG! You two are the BEST!!! Next time you are in SW FL - lets PARTY, LAUGH & Have a good time! I love that you make no excuses for who you are & what you believe! AMEN to being genuine & "TRUTHful" to yourself!!! YOU ROCK!!! BRAVO do NOT mess up....KEEP BRANDI on!!!!
Brandi Its so nice to see everyone having a ball in hawaii, Getting along, joking... Enjoying life, like you should... But when Kim showed up... the tone changed, everyone walking on eggshells.. I felt bad for all.. Did you notice, Taylor the trouble maker wasn't there either.. what a cloud she wears over her head everytime she is in a room... In other words, Get rid of Kim and Taylor, Dana, and life will be a party, and so much better.. Just my opinion... Shannon
I understand all of the viewers feedback in this forum, but it would be good to remember that we are watching something from the past and that much has transpired since then.
I agree that the tardiness on Kim and Ken's part is a very self-centered action and rude. However, as we are all noting, there seems to be addictive behaviours driving this. While I don't think that the multiple confrontrations in front of everyone were productive, I can understand and empathize with the frustration that has been building over this situation for a long time. It is a very difficult thing to disengage from the addict when you want to desparately help them. I agree that the best thing is to not adjust your schedule or plans around them, and eventually discuss one-on-one how their lying is impacting the relationship.
What's interesting to me, is that Ken doesn't realize, or care for that matter, that he's thrown under the bus for the blame of being late vs. the real reason - that would bother me. He does exhibit classic enabler tendencies, but being paranoid about the discussion between Kim, Adrienne and Paul. Talk about stepping in it?
First...so glad you went and not PAM a.k.a Dana. I dislike her so!!! Second, the potty mouth is great. My friends and I are probably worse...add the NY accent and we are a disease!!! Third, bet you were glad it was Kyle and Kim and not you involved in a tiff with either one of them!!! Finally, you are adorable...everyone loves you!!!
It is so clear that Kim and Ken are on drugs. Dont the viewers see her and him sniffling and wipeing the noses all the time-Please!! Dont the producers see this??? Why is she on the show. We dont want to watch some disrespectful druggie-replace her with Brandi PLEASE!! Watching Brandi is a breath of fresh air and she is very funny...