Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Two Pees in a Pod

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

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!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

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

3 GIFs You Have to See From Next Week's Ep

Two Pees in a Pod

Brandi shares what she and Camille have in common, her opinion of Kyle, and her thoughts on potty training.

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.

So there we are: I am complimenting Kyle on her gorgeous family (and I meant it, she has beautiful girls). She returns the compliment, and, as I turn, there is my baby dropping his shorts to take a quick pee. Is that the best etiquette when invited to a friend's house to swim? Of course not. I yelled to stop him, but clearly couldn't move that quickly and frankly, was a bit embarrassed, so I tried to laugh it off.

But as I said, it's not an uncommon thing for boys and he's still so young. Like I said, it's better than peeing in the pool! I wonder how many of the kids did that? Hmmm. Potty training is HARD WORK. Jake has been out of diapers for a while, but it's always a success when they don't go in their pants. And if I did take the time to hobble over there, he would have already moved onto the next thing and wouldn't understand why I was yelling at him. Plus, I think that would probably attract MORE criticism.

I wasn’t going to win either way.

I have been in L.A. for a long time and have gone to pool parties not unlike this one with A-list celebrities, and I can fill you all in on something: even celebrity kids sometimes pee in a bush. Shocking!

And as for my claim to fame: trust me, do you think I ever wanted to be known for having to suffer through a public divorce? It would be much easier if I could be famous for, I don’t know, having an even more famous niece or a sister who was in a movie. What's that saying about glass houses?

Back to the bbq. After the ice was finally broken, we were all having a laugh over what Camille said about her ex-husbands, ummm, package (is that a better word?). Kyle was seemingly naive to what she was talking about (which seemed a little forced to me), so I just said it. It is what it is. Most of the girls laughed, but Ms. Richards deemed it inappropriate (anyone else feel like she's ALWAYS teaching people lessons? She should have been a teacher!). The kids were out of range and it was just a bunch of grown-ups. Sorry if I offended her pristine ears. Maybe dirty talk is something she's never experienced.

I immediately assume (there I go assuming again!) that she is judging me and thinking I’m foul-mouthed and, well, slutty! So I call it out. I’ve never been one to mince my words. I felt they were thinking that and I got so uncomfortable, so I said it. Sue me!

As far as my joke about Dana's fiancé goes: it wasn't nice and I have since apologized. I do think however, that if you say, "I have no idea what my fiancé does or where he goes but he is just always gone," you might deserve a little ribbing. She then said he was visiting his sick mother and I felt horrible. I shouldn't have said it. Done and done. And I obviously feel terribly that she was so ill, but I honestly felt it was timed to make me look and feel worse. Success.

Moral of the story is that I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt and have a good time. And once again, Adrienne and Camille came off as the class acts they are!

Until next time! xx

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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