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Watching Episode 5 reminds me of how I felt walking into this group of ladies: defensive! Clearly there was a lot of cattiness directed at me at the Lollipop Theater charity event (can't a girl wear a heel!?!), so walking into Adrienne's bbq, I definitely had some hesitation about spending time with Kyle, Lisa, and Dana.
I asked Taylor to meet up after the charity event to get to know her better. Despite some initial tension, she was very sweet to me and I had heard through the grapevine that she was going through a tough time and thought we could relate to one another. It seemed obvious during our meeting that she was in a very sad place. Our conversation kept circling back to divorce and therapy, and it seemed clear to me, both by our conversation and her words, that she too could be headed that way. I assumed (which is never a good thing!) that the other ladies, who are far closer to her, were already aware of this.
The bbq was my first chance to meet Camille and I felt we bonded immediately. She has always been so genuine and we have so much in common. I had debated for a while as to whether or not I should bring my boys, Mason (8 years old) and Jake (who just turned 4). As any mom can attest, your youngest is always your little baby and maybe you're sometimes in a little bit of denial about them growing up! And as any mom of little boys knows (because I'm sure raising girls are an entirely different experience), sometimes when they gotta go, they gotta go! Let's be honest: I was a bit intimidated. I was still on crutches, and I already hobbled in with a target on my back. Some of the ladies were very short with me (especially Kyle) and there was a lot of eye-rolling and a good amount of attitude (not to mention a couple of digs about Camille and my, umm, as The Real Housewives of New Jersey would say it, our bubbies). Dana was so busy bragging about her over-the-top sunglasses that she barely acknowledged I was there. I don’t think she earned any points with that.
Brandi, I love you and your honesty. I am a young mom and I dont tend to fit in with other moms in my neighborhood. I also like to tell it how it is and dont take things too seriously. No matter what you would have done there was no way you were going to win with Kyle. It isnt fair how some of the ladies have never given you a fair shot but just keep doing what you are doing!
I think you like the SHOCK FACTOR. So, far, not impressed with you and sorry that Adrienne brought you on.
Brandi, we get it. You hate Kyle...let it go please. Try writing about the episode and drop the passive aggressive digs! It's your second blog and I'm bored already.
Hi brandi, im usually not a commentator just a loyal viewer :) its always hard coming into a group that is already established. But i like you, you are outspoken and as paul said "hotter" than some of the other women and that will always be met w/jealously. Keep doing u girl! im enjoying getting to know u :)
Hang in there! I totally get you. I do agree that a couple ladies were not welcoming at all which is really too bad.
I was skeptical but I'm starting to like you. A lot! People need to get over themselves. Like they''ve never heard that word before. ;-)
I like you already! I love that you stand up for yourself and speak your mind. I think Kyle feels threatened by you.
You will learn that anything you say (good or bad), will come back to you. These ladies do not forget one thing, twist the stories, and constantly bring up the past....
I am so glad you are on the show. Kyle is showing her true colors. She's so incredibly jealous and it's so incredibly obvious.
Brandi- I like you so far. I love that you made a joke calling yourself a "D list" celebrity- brilliant! You seem to be down to earth and have really held your own against Kyle. I have always seen her as rather mean spirited and catty but thanks to you, her true self is now flowing out for all of the viewers to see. Please know that some viewers can see through that meanness and we appreciate you on the show!
Brandi, You are a great addition to the show and I love your blog!!! Please put Kyle in her place................
I got a bad impression of you when I saw the trailer of you attacking Kim; but Kyle seems to have had it in for you from the start.
Also, you really didn't need to take that much time in explaining you son taking a pee pee outside. I personally don't have sons, but I do have a nephew and have bee around enough small boys to know that is actually just a part of their development- and some guys never grow out of it (RHONJ).
I didn't know who you or your husband were before you started on this show but I went back and read what happened. I'm sorry that you went through that with your ex--just be glad he is now Leann Rimes' problem!
Next week when you get on Kim I'm probably not going to like you too much! But, so far, I really do. I hope they keep you on next season and get rid of Taylor. Hopefully, you'll be on tv because I understand hubby's show got cancelled! (sweet?)
Please be nice to Kim...whatever problems she may have, I think she's a good person.
By the way Kyle reacted I thought your son was a lot older! Perfectly typical, and hysterical, for a 4 year old!
I am the proud mother of 3 boys ages 15, 8, & 7. Little boys do not care where they drop their pants & pee. The only people who would be offended are those who do not have sons. He's 4 he's not supposed to have etiquette yet. He didn't pee in the pool or on someone or at the table while everyone was eating. He peed in the grass like millions of other little boys do every day. And if it makes you feel any better at 4 my middle son could not make it to the rest room at school so he found a bush & went on the play ground.
If your little boy taking a quick poolside pee is the worst thing that happens to you this season, then your life is more charmed than you currently believe! Dana is turning out to be pretty obnoxious, but once you rub Kyle wrong you are screwed because she is the leader of the ones with low self esteem. Camille, Lisa, and Adrienne don't follow anyone and make up their own minds. Camille and Adrienne already like you, and I would not give up on Lisa. There are a lot of things about you she can respect. You aren't sneaky, manipulative, or two faced. I admire your honesty and like you even if some of your on-camera word choices have been unfortunate.
Brandi I love you!! You are so much prettier in action than in pictures. I've enjoyed watching you. Adrienne's husband said it best; you are the "new younger not to mention beautiful new girl the other girls are jealous. That is just how women are.. I hope you continue to put Kyle in her place. Raise above. Don't waste your time with people below you.
I totally like you! I liked Kyle last season, but please, if someone gets offended when an adult says a bad word around other adults, that person is LAME! You're funny and upfront, thats respectable. Kyle is becoming so snarky.
You go girl. Someone needs to shake and rattle Kyles cage. You can tell how insecure a women is,by how many time she flips her hair. When you are around it's like Kyles hair is being wind blown. Go get'em girl!
I waTersn't sure how I would likethe addition of Brandi and Dana. So far do not like Dana nd love Brandi. As a mother with 2 boys and a best friend with 4 boys I completety understand peeing outside. I don't have a housekeeper so when the boys get out of the pool we encourage them to water the trees. When your surrounded by penises, even my dog is a boy, it doesn't faze you at all.
Bravo! Great blog! Love your response to the claim to fame comment. Some of the ladies are showing different colors this season. Wonder which ones are true. Glad you joined the cast!
Love you! Can't see anything to not like. You're genuine and not catty like some of the others. "Huddle up girls!" Really Kyle?
I just wanted to comment on your little boy peeing when he got out of the pool. THAT'S LITTLE BOYS!!! Everyone I know that has little boys, they pee outside at some time or another. And if you are the mother of a little boys - you understand that. Kyle is uptight and only has girls, she obviously is judging something she knows nothing about.
If you think the two year divorce ordeal was hard, you should hold on to your hat. The ride with these snobs (except Camille and Lisa) is going to be a rough on.
If you watch closely, even Adrianne, is making excuses for you.
Brandi, I wasn't too sure about you last week but this week I'm loving you! Your blog is spot on, I too know the trials of potty training little boys - VERY different from girls. It had to be hard trying to fit in with this established group and your style is a bit different from theirs - but at least you aren't catty and fake laughing all the time. It definitely seemed like you were judged before you barely walked in the door. Glad you have Camille and Adrienne!
I won't pass judgement yet....
But as a mom of 2 boys, I have to say boys are boys. Boys will pee where they will, whether they come from a family that makes $ 10,000 a year or $ 100,000,000 a year. Kyle's eye rolling and remarks were a little much.
Love you! Kyle is gonna show her true self now that she feels a little threatened! I always knew there was something I didn't like about her.
So far I like you in the show. Not sure I wouldn't tune down the language if I were you. I wouldn't worry about fitting it. What will be will be.
I was really unsure of you at first, but you cracked me up. Kyle is so used to being Alpha..it was nice to see her being knocked down a few notches. You said nothing that the rest of normal, american girls talk about. There were no men or children around...so who cares? If Kyle doesnt like it...too bad. She needs to get a clue and quit trying to control everyone.
Don't worry about little Jake, it is normal! I have a 3 year old son and a 4 year old daughter and I have to say boys are 100% different. If you haven't raised young boys than you shouldn't comment. Some things you have to just laugh off or else you will be in there face all day long correcting them, which will only get you a very frustrated child! I don't think he will grow up pulling his pants down and peeing on the grass for the love of God! That episode was very hard to watch because they were looking for everything and anything to complain about when it came to you. It was all very petty on their parts. Do us a favor and continue to be yourself.
You know what I think you tell it the way it is and that is just fine....some of these ladies need a lesson in honesty and if you are the one to tell them then so be it...catty catty catty thats all I can say you just keep being you!