This season has started with such a sense of sadness. The passing of Russell Armstrong has deeply affected all of us. It is still hard to comprehend and difficult to talk about. All I am comfortable expressing is my sincerest condolences for Taylor, Kennedy, and the rest of the Armstrong family. In the wake of this tragedy, I ask you to remember that this entire season was filmed months ago and long before this sad situation befell my friend Taylor.
Watching this season, so far, has proven to be a task -- not so much for the viewing of my own footage, but because of the heart-breaking footage of Taylor’s struggle. That is why I am grateful that there are moments of happy, girl times like we all get to view this week at my Beaver Creek home.
I was so excited to take the girls to ski in Colorado. I wanted to share this amazing home with my friends before I put it on the market. Every time I return to visit this house my mind is flooded with the joyful memories of my children. This home was a place for family fun and togetherness. I will always treasure the memories of these family outings.
I enjoyed this time the girls and was grateful that they made the journey. We had a similar purpose (to get to the bottom of the mountain). We enjoyed some stories and laughs. All of this was medicine for my soul. When I saw the last scene with Kyle and Taylor I was crushed. I am so heartbroken for her. I am reminded how fragile and vulnerable we can all be at times, and it is important to know where to turn for help.
For those of you who love homes, like I do, and are curious in knowing a little more about the house in Beaver Creek, I thought I would share a few details. I helped design this home with Eddy Doumas and Dana Hugo, the creative geniuses at Worth Interiors. We wanted to play off the natural and rustic materials of the house, so we chose to blend together a combination of warm contemporary and rustic furnishings. In order to capture our family personality, I was hoping to achieve an environment that was relaxed but still amusing. It is styled in a manner befitting a ski home but with a sense of the unexpected.
i have always liked you- i dont get fooled easily. when others couldnt get to see your sweetness i could.
I was just watching the show...I just went through a divorce. I think you are handling this heartwrentching time in your life with such digenty & identiying the true you. I am currently going through the same joureny and you are a true inspirator to me.
Camille, You look so much happier and relaxed. I'm so glad. Your new show "S#%t my Dad say's" was so funny. You did a great job. You're verry funny. I hope you and your children are doing better and they are accepting their new life style. You deserve better Camille and the Lord will bless you with the right husband when the time is right. Just pray and ask for that. Let the Spirit guide you. Good luck with everything and many, many blessings for you and the children.
Camille, You do seem like a TOTALLY different person this season. You seem happier, lighter and more at ease not only with yourself and the others but in front of the camera as well. I am happy for you. Last season was rough, but you really will find someone who appreciates your inner and outer beauty.... It'll come!!! I agree, the warm, funny glimpses of your lives is why a lot of us watch the show. This one in particular. I hope it remains this way. Sure, there will be drama. But it's nice to hear that there's resolution between you and Kyle and even some growth and moving forward for Kyle and Kim. Glad you're back!!!!!
You are much much better this season. You definitely seem happier and more at ease. Used to like Kelsey, but he's an a**. You deserved better. I have to admit, I was not a fan last year, but I really like the "new" you. Best Wishes!
Camille, I think you're great. Absolutely beautiful, gracious, funny! It's wonderful to see you again in the new series of Real Housewives. You're my favorite star. Blessings!
Loving you this year Cam! Enjoy your new freedom! You seem to have a much better handle on life this season. Good for you! I love your sense of humour.
I'm glad you're back. I realizsed what the actual issue with Kyle was when you were able to speak to specifics at the reunion. All of a sudden you weren't crazy anymore. lol I got it and I liked you. And I liked Kyle a little less for it.
Kudos on the settlement! Now go out and enjoy your life. You're a beautiful wealthy woman and I wish you and your children well.
Camille, It's nice to see you more relaxed & natural and less condescending. Perhaps the split from Kelsey was an unexpected gift to really allow you to shine. I love, love, LOVE your Beaver Creek house. It's absolutely- gorgeous! I particularly enjoyed watching the ski scenes and the choc chip cookies served on a silver tray. That is how all guests are treated! Yumm-o. It must be so sad to have to sell that amazing mountain retreat.
I was not a fan of you AT ALL last season. Despite all that came out in the press about what was happening in your personal life when those episodes had been filmed and were then airing, I dismissed you as being at best, shallow and difficult. Based on what I've seen so far this season, I wholeheartedly apologize. Personal difficulties take quite a toll, especially when you hold much of them in and it seems those difficulties profoundly, profoundly affected you last year. In contrast, not only does it seem that you've had a breath of fresh air but also that YOU are a breath of fresh air! You seem like a wonderful friend, caring, fun, personable, sweet and charmingly real! Divorce is never easy and certainly not fun but it really seems that you are emerging from it in a very positive way which you absolutely deserve and I hope continues for you.
Thank you for sticking it out for a second season and sharing with us what a great person you are :)
Camille you have truly managed to come through your divorce and the last season bashing you took with style and grace. After watching Kelsy, the bastard, behave so disrepectfully to you, I understand why you were so off your game. My apologies and much happiness to you and your kids.
Your home is beautiful and I am very sorry to hear that you need to sell it becauses of recent divorce. I myself have been divorced and had do let go of somethings that really meant alot be me but I can tell you that it led to some very suprising and wonderful adventures that I did not expect. You have your memories and that is great it just really hard to realize how fast that time went by and did I really appreicate it when I was there and if you answer is yes than you can move on because you got everything out of that experience and you get to go onto the next. You seem like a very charming person and you also seem to know what you want. Patience is a virtue and your patience has paid off. Love your show and love watching you. Praying for you and your family and person fan.
Hi Camille! I'm soooo glad to see the real you!! Glad you let your guard down.....happiness looks good on you!! I love watching the happy fun time episodes rather than all the ones filled with strife.
Hey Camille, Love you! you are handling the divorce great and I think you are much better off without that hairy gorilla, you deserve a much better looking guy, one who's not a cheater. After what Kelsey did to you, I am no longer a fan of his. Stay strong and always remember Jersey girls are tough and strong, you can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can't take Jersey out of the girl!!!
Camille, I am so happy to see you back. I think I'm one of the only people last year who really ached for what you were going through. I can't imagine living through that kind of betrayal in front of millions of viewers. You handled it with such grace, I have become a fan of yours for life. Best of luck this year.
So happy to see the new you! Was not a fan of yours last year because of all the drama and snipey fights with all the other ladies. Now we know the true reason for your angst and it makes sense. Your jerk of an ex-husband really did you wrong! No one deserves to be treated that way.
I feel sorry for Kelsey, I really do. He appears to be a bully without pity, an aging without dignity man past his testosterone prime. He believes his own public relations message. Of course, my opinion of him is based completely on media coverage: I do not know him.
He is the father of your children which you have not forgotten when the camera is rolling and we voyeurs are watching and listening. I forgot last season that I am trained to recognize pain, suffering, humiliation, insecurity and Paparazzi mania.
I see you now, Camille. I admire and cheer you on wherever you go. We'll all be watching.
Like many others....LOVE you this season. It is about time we get to see who YOU really are! Hope you stay true to yourself. You are funny as heck!
Hi Camille- Absolutely love you! Where did you get your ski jacket that you wore in Colorado? I loved it! xoxooxox
Camille, You are my FAVORITE housewife !! You are a strong person, and I am so sorry for all the pain that you have been through. I need to apologize to you because last season, I didn't know what was going on in your personal life, but once it came to light I was amazed at the strength you showed to do the show while trying to cope with what was going on. I have also been in your shoes, and unless one has been there, they have no idea the pain and damage infidelity can cause. God bless you and I look forward to seeing you on the show tonight. Loved your Beaver home, it was amazing !!!!! God Bless
Hi Camille, Just wanted to let you know that i Loved you last season, and I love you even more this season. I wish my female friends were more like you. You are very classy. I truly hope you find another guy to fall in Love with and rub it in your ex's face. Trust me....his new wife doesn't hold a candle stick to you. She looks like a she could pass for a housekeeper....not a housewife :-) I know none of this helps when you were so in love with your husband and the pain you must have felt...but I just hope that the girls of BH will honor you for who you are and what you have to offer them as a friend. They are all lucky to have you in their company.
Camille! I am so happy you are in a good place now, you even shine brighter and I am pleased to say you are definitely one of my favorite housewives! I am so glad people are catching on to your lovely personality!
Can't wait to see more of the season, we missed you ladies that's for sure! xo
Camille, You are so lovable this season! We get to see the real you finally. You were under so much stress last year and I'm so glad you get to move on and find even more happiness than before! I think you deserve much more than Kelsey gave you and I bet you'll find someone who appreciates you more. Keep your head up. Only good things to come ;-)
Love you Camille, I am glad you are finding yourself..I have never liked that phrase..I think of it as finally recognizing your worth. Stay strong. I hope that Taylor knows we are praying for her and her family. It's more reality than we ever bargained for, but there is a window opening somewhere for someone. God Bless us all!!!!!
Camille I like you last season but this season I love you! I think you are not only beautiful outside but inside as well. Good luck to you and your children!
You got a tough edit last year and in spite of that I still loved watching you. Yes, you said those things but so many of them were said because of pain and uncertainty. This year you are a shining star and somehow you became even more gorgeous - must be the attitude! So glad you came back to show your true self and I bet you are loving all of the positive comments. Can't wait for each episode!
Oh Camille BTW Success and the publics adoration is the best REVENGE!!!!!! Hasnt the chick who broke up your family ever heard of girl code!!!!! You rock!!
Camille I wanted you GONE last season. You seemed shallow and mean.
But... this season I LOVE you! You showed us how women can get over anything and you look beautiful to me now. I apologize for judging you through your difficulties. You won though :-)
All the way from Harlem, NYC
You were my favorite last year and the same goes for this season. Stay strong and enjoy your freedom.
You are such a class act and I feel you got a bum rap last season. Stay above the nonsense and be true to you! Best of Luck to you and your childen. I truly hope you find love and happiness.
Wow, you are a joy to watch this season! I know you had an unimaginably difficult year first season but you are a finally free bird and you have never seemed more at peace this year. It is wonderful to see how comfortable you are in your own skin.
Sending positive vibes your way. We are all rooting for you.
hi Camille, I am glad to see you are a better place now. You go girl! keep being strong and trust in the Lord :)
I do like you and especially the new you this season, but I hope the positive changes we've seen in you this season are genuine, and not just for the cameras.
HI Camille, PLEASE READ TEH LYRICS OF THIS SONG ITS CALL BLESSNGS BY LAURY STORY! YOU CERTAINLY CAN IDENTIFY SINCE YOU WENT THROUGH SUCH A TRIAL..."'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops What if Your healing comes through tears What if a thousand sleepless nights Are what it takes to know You’re near What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
i think that you are doing really well and deserve the best.hated you last season but i was wrong wrong wrong. you seem to have really emerged in to the beautiful person that the sob does not deserve. much love and to your children too.
Hi Camille, I'm having so much fun watching you get the positive attention you so deserve. Your acting like the classy lady we all knew you were, I hope your enjoying life!
Wow! Reading your blog you mentioned a designer - Eddy Doumas. Flash back for me. I considered him a good friend and almost went to work for him when he was with Slifer Designs. Small world!
After being cheated on more times than I can count in my 15 year marriage, I have seperated from my husband. It is very hard but better to leave than stay in an unhealthy relationship. I can't imagine having my personal business in the public eye. It is a hard time but will be better in the long run. Thank you for showing me such strength!
You are without a doubt a TOTALLY different woman this season!!! Supportive, gentle and kind. I know you've been through hell-but WOW, you really came out on the other side so much happier in appearance and actions. Great to see!!!
I like you more and more with each and every viewing Even last season I felt so sorry knowing where your story was heading. This year I am enjoying your story-line as a strong woman and good friend to many. I just knew they would finally find your inner woman! Good luck to you!
I think people forget how you stuck by Kelsey through the difficult years with his addictions and demons. You could have left and still received half of the assett since there was no prenup. You do come across as a genuinely kind person. I hope all is well with your mother she seemed very kind as well.