Cast Blog: #RHOBH

I've Been There

Camille feels for Brandi and gives us the scoop on her slightly askew spray tan.

First. let's talk about Adrienne's cooking skills. I was thoroughly entertained watching Lisa and Adrienne cook chicken in Adrienne's kitchen. I really adore these women. I got a huge chuckle when Adrienne started washing the chicken with soap. That was a riot. I related to her speaking about salmonella poisoning as I've had food poisoning several times, and you definitely want to prepare food carefully so as not to get sick from it. I really, really enjoyed that scene. It's probably one of the most entertaining moments of the season so far. I'm sure, even though Adrienne states that she doesn't like to cook, she knows how to prepare a meal (of something) for her family.

As to the discussion of Brandi calling herself names, Brandi can be self-deprecating at times and doesn't hold back. Honestly when she's calling herself names, she's just doing it for the sake of the show. I don't believe Brandi really thinks of herself that way. If anything, she's just trying to be humorous and maybe a little sarcastic. I definitely doubt she believes any of it and would not say it if she did.

Adrienne's spa day was pretty spectacular. It was amazing she had all of these incredible gadgets and facial treatments and manicurists and estheticians. How wonderful to have all of that in your home. I was very, very impressed with the spa layout, the food, the equipment, massages, and everything that was available to us.

Then my time in the tanning booth. . . First of all Adrienne handed me a pair of skimpy little G-string underwear that were pink and really pretty since I didn't know what to wear. Usually I tan nude, but I wanted to wear something. I just had a feeling the girls would be checking in on me. Well, we had a good laugh during my tanning when they kept opening the door while I stood there almost naked. So one side of my body got tan and the other didn't because I kept moving to the side of the booth trying to hide from them. We had a lot of good giggles. It certainly seemed entertaining for the girls, and, being a good sport, I thought it was pretty funny, too. It wasn't the most effective spray tan, but it was probably the most fun I've had joking around in a tanning booth.

We entered the spa day with the idea of experiencing healing and pampering. Adrienne provided an amazing experience to enjoy and it was a day of wonderful treatments. We were supposed to immerse ourselves in luxury and relaxation. All of a sudden we find ourselves confronted with this ongoing argument between the Richards sisters and Brandi.

Watching this episode I felt really bad for Brandi. Seeing her get upset was distressing for me because I've been there. Last year with the girls I was the outsider and nobody understood me. No one had my back. Being in that position is very difficult. Maybe was a misunderstanding or it could be that sometimes certain personalities just don’t mesh. I thought it was fine for her to try to extend an olive branch to Kyle and Kim at Adrienne's. Kim was obviously very upset with Brandi's comment about her taking a certain substance (which I don't believe she does). I can understand Kim, but I can also understand how Brandi feels. It's hard to know the right time to apologize. I am proud of Brandi for walking into the group and saying, "Listen, what should I do?" and asking for Adrienne's advice, and then going to Kyle and saying "I want to apologize for what I've said." In reviewing the episode, there should have been apologies on both sides. They all should have sat down - Kim, Kyle, and Brandi - and just talked. But Brandi did apologize. I think once you truly apologize all should be able to move on instead of keeping it going. Life's too short. Forgive and let the healing begin.

I'm fond of Brandi. I personally enjoy her. She's funny. She's entertaining. I'm also fond of Kyle, she is very funny and witty, so it's hard. I mentioned in an earlier interview of a new blossoming friendship with Brandi and an established relationship with Kyle. It's awkward and it would be nice for the women to get along, especially after the year I've been through. I want peace in my life. I want all of my girlfriends to enjoy each other because life is too short. We should take every moment we have and enjoy it now. Put all this cattiness aside and have fun. I am optimistic that with time these girls will become great friends.

Brandi has gone through a hard time herself, and she's two years ahead of me. I'm still going through the process as Kelsey and I haven't settled our legal affairs yet. During this time in my life I just want to heal and move forward. I hope my girlfriends can understand I don't want to be thrown in the middle of any arguments. I'd rather have them resolve their arguments, and if I can help I would love to be a part of it. What's so complicated about all of this is that I like everybody. I like each and every one of them, so it's difficult to watch them argue. In that situation, what's the correct procedure? What do you do? Do you give advice when asked? Do you overstep boundaries and offer advice?

We will see down the road how things work out. At this point, I didn't know Brandi that well. I'd met her three times but we hadn't shared any alone time together. I do sympathize with her because what we're going through with our exes is very similar. I'm still living through it and healing. I've come a long way and I'm in a really good place right now. My life and focus are my children, and caring for my mother with her health issues. So when I'm with my friends I want to enjoy their company and not get wrapped up in the distractions. I just hope for some peace and harmony for all of us.

There are still so many twists and turns this season you wouldn't want to miss. So don't make any assumptions of what will happen next.


Kyle: Kim and I Will Never Agree on This Matter

Kyle clarifies the Kingsley issue and responds to Brandi's most recent accusation. 

I don't want to write this blog. I didn't even want to watch this reunion, to be honest. There. I said it. But here I go....
Let's just dive right into the text message from Lisa Rinna to Kim.
I was very shocked to hear about that text. There is no excuse for that. I believe Lisa R. knows that. I can understand Kim being upset about that. I am sure she was taken aback, as we all were when we heard it. However, I don't think Lisa Rinna is a dangerous person. She just made a really bad choice.

Now onto Amsterdam and the space cake talk. Brandi went after me in Amsterdam regarding the space cake, because she doesn't like me and wanted to deflect from her own behavior once again. This was her big chance to say something about me, calling me a hypocrite for not partaking in the space cake. I have said it before, and I will say it again: I NEVER said I haven't smoked pot. I HAVE. It's just not my thing. I have a lot more fun having a few margaritas. Kim knows that. I would have appreciated her chiming in there. Also, I have NOT eaten a pot brownie or a space cake ever, and my husband had warned me that it would not suit me well, knowing my personality. You cannot gauge exactly what you're ingesting, and it wouldn't be smart. I didn't want to have a bad experience and "freak out," so to speak. Brandi herself wasn't partaking, because of her own reasons (which had to do with her divorce, as she explained), so wouldn't that make her a hypocrite then? WHY did she care if I did or did not choose to? Because she wanted to jump at the chance to make me look bad, since her behavior and her drinking had been front and center. Her drinking was out there, because she puts it out there, and she has nobody to blame but herself. If I HAD chosen to eat a space cake, she would have jumped on that, too. Anything to divert from her own actions which she was comparing to ours. All of us may have a few drinks, but NONE of us behave like her when we drink.
I only address this because it was on television. Her opinion of me is completely irrelevant to me. I only cared, because I am a mother, and her trying to make me out to be something I am not is reckless, as is everything else she does.
Ok. Enough of that. She beat that non-event to death. I think we can move on now.

Now this is the hard part...Kim and I had not spoken since Nov 1st. We both knew the situation with my daughter, Alexia, and Kim's dog, Kingsley, was bound to come up at the reunion. We don't get to pick and choose what we want to talk about.
Alexia had spent the night at Kim's house on Halloween. The next morning, Kingsley bit her. While scary, at first it didn't seem that serious. However, what the first doctor failed to notice was that the tooth had pierced the bone and also broken it. Five days later, we found out that her bone was infected and she needed surgery to clean out the bone. Kim was upset, because I had posted pictures from the hospital. Like I said at the reunion, I NEVER said her dog bit Alexia. Never mentioned her OR her dog. TMZ ended up finding out that it was Kim's dog, and she blamed me, because I posted the pictures from the hospital. I did not do that to hurt my sister in any way or to "get Instagram followers," like she suggested. With all of my family coming and going at the hospital, people were bound to find out and talk.

We were all with Alexia at the hospital trying to distract her and have fun. As any mother would do. We were all trying to make the best out of a bad situation. We invited family and friends to visit and tried to keep her spirits up. In hindsight, I wish I hadn't posted that picture, but I certainly didn't mean to hurt Kim. She posted a picture when she was in the hospital this year. Yolanda and Camille have done so regularly. And where is her responsibility in all of this? However, I do feel bad about what it has led to. And I've told her that. I also felt terrible because I know she loves Kingsley, but I also love my child. It was a difficult time for all involved. I didn't blame Kim personally regarding the dog and was willing to drop it and move forward, yet she was too angry with me regarding the Instagram post to be able to do that.
I wish that since I was willing to let go of my anger regarding my daughter being bit and what she had to go through that she could have let go of being upset about the Instagram post. I HAVE to believe she knows I did NOT do that to hurt her.
For Kim to throw out that she would say something about Alexia ( like she did to Lisa R. regarding Harry ) nearly took my breath away. But her dog is off limits?
So there you have it.
I don't even know what to say or do anymore. Clearly, we will never agree on this matter. And now we have more issues to work through, like my hurt and anger over Kim threatening to say something about my child. I know she loves Alexia, and it was just her being angry and "in the moment," but it's going to take me some time to get past that. All I know is I am glad I don't have to relive all of this again on TV. Now I need to take a step back .
Hopefully, time will heal my relationship with Kim. Time and having an open and honest relationship.
It's been a very difficult season. That's for sure. Thank you all for watching.

Some things I would like to clear up:

A) I NEVER asked for Kingsley to be put down. I love all animals and know how much Kim loves Kingsley. That was never part of our argument.

B) Brooke's wedding : Brooke did a small ceremony at my sister Kathy's house (part of it aired this season), so that Monty would be well enough to walk her down the aisle. The wedding we were referring to at the reunion is her actual "big wedding " coming up. And NO, I did not do anything "unspeakable" or "unforgivable" at the wedding at Kathy's house like Brandi has (once again) put out there. It was a beautiful, perfect day that Brandi Glanville is now trying to throw negativity on. She was NOT EVEN THERE. On top of everything else Brandi has done, she now wants to turn that beautiful day that my family celebrated into something to lie and gossip about. Shame on her.

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