Every year my husband Mauricio and I throw our annual White Party. Mauricio's birthday is June 25th, our daughter Alexia's is June 18th, and Faye Resnick's is July 3rd. So I throw it every year in honor of their birthdays. We all look forward to it, as do all our friends.
When Adrienne called to tell me about Russell's e-mail to Camille, I was so disappointed. The last thing I wanted was for anyone to feel uncomfortable. However, Taylor is my friend and has always been kind to me. I didn't want to disinvite her. I tried reaching her on her cell, but couldn't reach her and wasn't getting a reply. As the time got closer to when they were arriving, I felt sick to my stomach. I just could not bring myself to tell her. Plus I knew by confronting them about the e-mail we would basically be addressing Russell and Taylor's issues. None of us have ever said anything to Russell. Anything Taylor shared with us we kept to ourselves per her request.
Hopefully Bravo will post this one.
All I can say about your sister is this...I have an older sister that I love very much. Both of us watch the show. We both know that if either of us acted out of line and in a way that we weren't brought up to act, the other would say something. I love my sister too much to let her act the way your sister has acted. I would NEVER enable her bad actions because that is how much I love her.
As far as Kim saying her daughter has something to say....really??? I have a son who is 20 and I would never let him get involved in my fight. Our kids don't need to fight our battles for us (especially since your sister was in the wrong and her daughters are only hearing her WRONG version of the story)
As bad as I felt for you when you had to kick Taylor out, I have lost a lot of respect for you and your sister. The two of you have showed little class this season.
I was on your side the first season, but I'm not a hypocrite. I will call out things I see are wrong and not blindly excuse bad behavior. I wouldn't do it for my family and I won't do it for any one else. THAT is why I am not on your side this year. I changed my mind because you changed this season
Kyle, I've never written a blog but can't not respond to this episode. I cannot believe how much Taylor gets over on you ladies. If I recall at Brandie's party she again had to be the center of attention. Steps outside and of course you and another are acting like teenagers at the window all the while she was more than likely looking for someone to go out to her, so she could give another sob story. I see you all as intelligent women but question your that when it comes to Taylor and how she is using all of you. At Brandie's she was insane about what could happen to her daughter or her if Russell saw what was filmed. I'm sure Bravo wouldn't of shown it if it endangered anyone. Then she goes home and tells Russell all about the tea party and Brandi's couldn't be too afraid of him. How does she have a fractured jaw that are normally wired for 6 wks. and as Camille said everything she said how could they believe. Amazing that Camille was going to be sued for something that even you questioned was true. I personally believe it was an abusive marriage when booze was involved and Taylor joined in or maybe started not that that makes it right. I do know for sure she is self absorbed and a scam and I feel sorry for you because you have been a good friend. She was the reason you were so upset at your party and you were right for asking them to leave. Hope you see the big picture soon.
Hope all you ladies do.
I have been a housewives fan since the beginning. I'm sorry for everything Taylor has gone through, but think she was the root of 95% of her own issues. I have been in an unhealthy relationship, but you can't get mad at someone for repeating what you have said when they say it out of concern for you or because they are tired of the drama. None of it was Camile's fault. I don't think you did anything wrong either.
"Either A: Taylor told him a different story because she was scared, B: what she had told us in the past WASN'T true and he really wanted to sue for slander, or C: it was true but he was protecting himself because it was said ON camera. . .who knows what the answer was. . ."
Right-that is just it. It's possible this isn't true, or was exaggerated, or he and Taylor BOTH drank and abused each other. Taylor alternates between being a victim, (as in with Lisa), and a bully, (as in with Kim on the last Reunion Show. . .whichever will help her get her way.) She is not the best friend to have-stick with the others!
What are you going to believe next Kyle? That Taylor found her voice and isn't afraid 2 use it? C'mon, just watch last season.
Honestly Camille was wrong to say those things on national tv. Listen she comes from a shady past in nj & I wouldn't put anything past this slick chick. Taylor told her in as a friend and she betrayed her on national tv. Camille knew exactly what she was exposing. Poor Russell and Taylor. I think it was despicable for all of you to vilify this fragile couple. I don't care what Russell said to Camille about lawsuits obviously if someone made a comment about your husband like that on national tv u & Marizio would say the same thing to protect your marriage. I was dissappointed in all of u to treat that vulnerable couple that way. Sometimes just lending an ear with out judging is good enough.
What an episode. A horrible experience for everyone... but I will say all the emotions were genuine and it was obvious no one was being mean spirited or trying to cause conflict. You all felt the pain of being in that position. Everyone was trying to do the right thing - so that is the lesson. I am sure you also worried about Taylor as she left alone with Russell.
I can see how that incident with so many possible repercussions would overshadow the spat your sister had with Brandi. Your sister definitely appears to be on another planet when it comes to taking responsibility for herself. She also appears to have very stunted social skills. It was embarrassing. Frankly, I felt Brandi handled it well and acted maturely; she had a more rounded perspective. I think the benefit of watching this could be that we all learn two things. How we really come across; and how limited our perspectives are if we only listen to one person.
I hope your sister is doing better and taking treatment (for whatever it is) better. She really needs to get some traction in her emotional growth. She may also need to address some long standing resentment in order to really let go of her emotional an/or addiction issues. I think her experience growing up was different and less rounded than yours.' At the end of the day, she willl have to accept that only she can improve her life and direction. I hope so - then more cute quirkiness can come out and the more bewildering traits will diminish.
In any event, it was clear you cared about all involved and you handled the situation the only way you could. The irony is that you had to ask Taylor to leave just as Brandi did the week before.
I feel that everyone especially Adriennee over reacted, Listen this was a nice party and enjoy it you housewives pick the wrong time to panic listen at the end of the day no one likes to be called out the way you all attacked them . Although I really felt for you Kyle you were forced to ask them to leave and it was plain as day . Adrienne & mr Adrienne , Lisa, Mauricio come on now, I will say Russell may have gone a bit dramatic on Camille but he seem to have been bluffing all talk no action. I hope and pray you all take a good look at the events that took place and some of you people are very troubled people not your places to call out someone out that way and look back and lean. Irresponsible I must say.
It's time to start trusting your intuition Kyle. Taylor has been using you, she instantly jumped in with Lisa w/o even looking back at you and she always has a major fight going on with someone. Taylor is the ultimate dramaholic. It's possible that she was abused by Russell, we'll never really know. But as a survivor of sexual abuse and then domestic violence I recognize her tactics. Taylor enjoys being the victim and every once in a while I can see a little bit of comprehension in your eyes about what is really going on.
Adrienne's bahavior was a little surprising. It's as if she is afraid that she will be fired from the show for being boring if she doesn't get involved in every issue now. Last year, she stayed mum and out of most of the drama. Now she goes out of her way to be in the middle of it. I understand her wanting to speak to you about Camille and how she felt. However, Adrienne had so much concern for how Camille would feel at the party and no concern for ruining it for you. I haven't liked how much you support and buy Taylor's crap, but I don't think Adrienne needed to force that issue. She didn't want Camille to be upset, yet there was no way you could enjoy your own party after that drama. It was extremely uncomfortable.
As you can see from the last few epidodes, Taylor has shown a pattern of being extremely unstable and I find it very difficult to believe her when she states that Camille was exaggerating. Additionally, I would have been very leary about letting them in my house as well, what a liablity. You made the right call though, and your husband is a really stand up guy and stepped in and helped you when you found it difficult to speak.
Hello Kyle ,
You are my favorite on the show , with that said I think the other ladies put you in a bad position and u shouldn't have turned them away Camille knew that they were invited and if she felt so uncomfortable then she should'nt have came . Any information that was told to any of you girls by Taylor u should've kept to yourself she told u girls because she thought besides amongst yourselves it wouln't have came out the way Camille did it .yes your all on the show and producers do push for arguments etc . But it would have came out eventually without Camille putting it out there the way she did I think you are a true friend to Taylor but can't say the same for the rest Adrienne yes she also seemed as she knew but kept taylors personal business between you girls and yes she would speak to her husband about it we all tell our husband's things but certain things about your friends personal business sometimes is best to keep to yourself .I think with russel knowing you all knew about their personal issues and not excepting him as much probably was very upsetting to him and that was wrong by you all because regardless of what she was saying about her husband she was still with him trying to work it out,you all should've been a little more excepting of him & yes I understand u were all put in a bad position, but it could've been handled differently , I know you tried. You seem like a good person & maybe you did what u thought was best that evening !!!!!
I really think it was tacky to send Taylor and Russell away. couldn't it have been handled differently. I think Adrienne and Paul are starting to be pot stirrers. It wasn't,t their party yet they seemed to be making the decisions. Also, it seems as if Russell truly believes he never hit Taylor. Too bad he can't Speke for himself now.
I love how everyone got together to defend Camille without her knowing it. Watching this season has been a social explosion for all you girls. It is more difficult to see what is real and what is not when you are actually involved in the situation. As an outsider, viewing these episodes, it's clear to see what is real, who is real, and what the efffin truth is. Taylor, I'm sorry for your loss, but in these episodes, you are the one spreading the butter on everyone's buns. If I was one of you girls, I would have done the same thing. Which was, to stick together as a group and defend my friend, and myself!! PS KIM, you crazy gurl!!! Get off them pills!!! Kyle quit doin' them splits everywhere, people gonna get the wrong idea! Adrienne, can we hang gurl cuz you is actually normal!!! And Camille, can we be bff's!!! PPS I don't really talk this way :)
You NEVER address how many people dislike your behavior this season. You NEVER own up to your mistakes. Editing only goes so far. Not addressing your poor behavior does not make it disappear.
This has gotten so hard for me to believe. I watch the show, hear the comments made by Russell and Taylor in the limo, I know the phones get service between Vegas and the party its a 2 hour drive maybe. I want to believe its not scripted but WOW. If it were not for Kim and the real problem she has I would give up completley.
I think tonight it was really obvious what a big heart you have. I also thought it was interesting that amongst all the chaos at the white party you sought out Lisa to help you figure out what to do. For some reason, that really touched me. There hasn't really been a lot of interaction between you and Lisa this season, so it was nice to know that when you needed a friend that you could depend on her.
You were feeling so bad about doing that because you knew it wasn't right. You are a caring person, and even though your friend and husband may have been wrong, she is still your friend. None of us can tell you how you "should have" handled that because we were not there, and hindsight is 20/20, so I hope that you all are in a better place with each other now. I can't imagine what it would be like to watch myself and my closest friends interact with each other under some of our most intense moments. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones right? We've all had bad moments in friendships, I'm sorry you are reliving one now.
I have always been a fan of yours Kyle but this episode that aired tonight 12/19 really made me respect you for the feelings that you showed us. I truely know that you care so much for these ladies in your circle and your tears were genuine. Good for you to keep it real and I respect you more for that.
Ps.. You always look amazing even in a tshirt and jeans. Email me if you have any purse hand me downs for a small town girl in KY! I would love to rock a LV here!! Lol.
I just typed up a comment but it didnt go through. Kylie your a real down to earth person and I respect that you let your feelings show. That makes you so real when your tears streamed today, keep your head up and be there for your inner circle friends. Love ya in Kentucky!!!
Kyle, The more I see the show the more I seeTaylor knowing everything thay was said and wanted everyone to feel sorry for her. Even when you where in the hotel and Tayler said things to Camille and when she came down to be with you all and Camille started again asking thing, she wanted you for her friend and when Lisa talked to her this is whene she started to say Lisa didn't like. Tayler knew what she was doing. Then Russel killed his self that is when Tayler should of felt sorry for Russel, because she is the one that caused his death. She should of left him then.
Kyle I felt so bad for you tonight. Paul was right in everything he said. You did nothing wrong. Unfortunately Taylor was playing all sides against the middle. I sense that you might benefit from information on borderline personality disorder not for yourself or your sister; just trust me I've been in your shoes and my new shoes don't hurt at all. It has something to do with walking on eggshells.
Merry Christmas to you and yours
I am totally confused....I thought Kim moved into Kens home. Where did her two dauhters think they were siting and having brunch or whatever? it looked like a home to me?
Kyle, you should have not listned to Adrianne. The nerve of her to come and tell you that Camille was upset, why didnt camille tell you that herself? I used to really like Adrianne and Paul but really changed my mind about them after watching what they were trying to make you do. Do not feel bad as you were so torn and it really showed. This was sad for me to watch knowing Russell passed. I just have one advise for the future, do what you want and do not listen to others , especialy Adrianne, who does she think she is asking you to tell someone they can't come in to your home?
It's my first comment ever, but I do watch the show- guilty pleasure so to speak. Kim's behavior was unacceptable and so hurtful. There is no excuses, and the irony of the situation - she was just lecturing her daughters how to behave and what should they do, and then ...boom! In this situation - Brandi was the one who had common sense and if not a class, but honesty about her past mistakes and who was she. No false pretence. Not Kim! She was awful! And obviously she needs help. No one in their right mind would do stuff like this.
Kyle that was your party and your house. And, if you felt as strongly about the sitution as you did, you should have told Adrienne and her BIG mouth husband to get out your face with it all. You should have just said Camille on one side and Taylor and her husband on the other and if they did not like it they could have left. You have been friends with Taylor to longer for that. P.S. still love you anyway girl!!
ok why did you not tell Lisa that Taylor knew about Lisa's email. The onluone person that is a true friend is Lisa.
Kyle, it was obvious that this was so difficult for you. I'm glad we'll see more of the White Party next week - That's the kind of thing I like to see, and last year's looked just wonderful. You are clearly a good friend, and I wish you hadn't been put in a position of feeling so conflicted. Let's hope for more lightness and love in the time ahead!
You're sister needs to grow up....You both ganged up on Brandi...and you were mature enough to admit you were wrong...I hope your sister gets the help she needs....and I hope that they don't bring her back next season!!!
How were you surprised to see how rude Kim was to Brandi? You both have been rude to her all season. You have accepted some degree of responsibility for your actions, but Kim has not. This goes along with everything else we have seen with Kim. She cannot make a good decision, cannot tell the truth about her situation re:drugs and cannot admit that she was wrong and started the fight with Brandi.
It's too bad, but hopefully she is now getting the help she needs. I think she should enter intense therapy and not come back next season.
I totaly agree with you kyle my heart was so sad in this episode especially watching hw taylor and russel was in the limo and so happy together and how he admited he was getting help and trying his best for her :( wow and seeing you so sad ugh i knw that must have been hard :(
Kyle - you seem like such a nice and caring person. It was interesting to me how cold Taylor become when you told her she was not invited in a very upset manner. If I were Taylor, I would of felt so bad hurting a good friend of mine...putting her in such an awkward position at a Party she had put so much time in planning. Instead Taylor turned cold and her husband seemed to truly think lies had been said about him. I just don't think a certain person is very kind or sweet...you can guess who I am talking about and it is not Russell. I feel bad for him...he must of been very confused about his own relationship sometimes.
Kyle, My heart broke when I watched this. I dont know what was honestly going on between Russell and Taylor but watching them in the Limo on their way and how happy they were. It just broke my heart to see the look on Russell's face when he was told he needed to leave. Im so confused about this, but I really felt for Russell in this episode. Adrienne on the other hand really upset me. Not to mention it should of just been you and your husband addressing Taylor & Russell. Why everyone had to be in on it, I do not understand.
Kyle, this is the most open and unprotective you have been about Taylor. In a scene with Russell, she acts like she had not discussed her marriage with her friends and that Camille just made up those statements. How terrible it is that Taylor had you snowed all of this time and it came to this horrible embarrassing situation. It appears that they both stretched the truth and were not honest with each other. It is hard to believe that Taylor did not know about the email as she sure knew about the one he sent to Lisa..as they discussed it with you and your husband at their dinner table. No one will ever know the truth, but, if anyone has any insight watching Taylor for these past two years, it doesn't take a genius to figure out she has mislead everyone.
As a viewer, it is hard to believe she had you so fooled while all of the others were suspect of her for entire show. Such a heartbreaking and sad situation that should have never happened. My heart breaks for Kennedy. I hope you are much wiser now. Taylor is and has been a fraud.
What is wrong with all of these women! Why on earth did Adrienne feel so compelled to create so much drama and hurt for so many at such a special night. The "ladies" need to cut the antics and stick with there true stories which are interesting in their own right. There was absolutley no reason for anyone to attack Russell and Taylor the way they did, shame on all of them - where were the men in this group? Please don't insult anyone by suggesting they were seriously concerned about Russell filing suit against them. And so what if he ever did - we live in CA so no big surprise. Are the other husbands that timid to stand up to Russell if needed - c'mon! Alot of bad choices were made that night - don't forget what they say about karma.
Girl finally someone said it and it's all out in the open.... This should have been done a long time ago. I am now starting to see why Lisa is friends with Taylor. NO one I mean No one told Lisa what happend while Lisa and Taylor were not friends. LIKE Taylor DID KNOW THAT Russell e-mailed LIsa. And what about the dinner you and Mauricio had with Taylor and Russell. Billy
why do you feel bad. taylor is a liar and a weak woman who is in an abusive relationship. i know you want to help but if she can NOT help herself how can you help her..she lies and cover up her life. i know it hurts you but you need to step back and let go.
Kyle, I know that you have tried to be Taylor's real and only friend but I cannot believe that you don't see how Taylor manipulates any one she can to cause drama. She did it to you and Camille first. I was with Lisa the whole time that she did not want to trust Taylor. I have seen this behavior before in many of my emotional and physically abused friends. They act out toward their family and friends the way they are treated at home. I think that Taylor was manipulated by Russell in many ways and that she does it to her friends without knowing it. It looked like she tried to get between you and Lisa's friendship and it looks like she succeeded in many ways.
I was surprised that Adrienne suggested you disinvite Taylor and Russell upon their arrival. I can understand tensions were running high, but Camille, who had the most to be anxious about seemed content to just steer clear of Taylor and Russell at the party. Maybe explaining to Russell and Taylor Camille's point of view and giving them the choice to either steer clear of Camille or leave the party would have been the path most would have chosen. As a hostess, I do think it was your right to ask that Russell and Taylor not stir the pot with Camille and create a scene, ruining the party for everyone else. On the other hand, given Taylor's snarky comments and hysterics targeted towards Camille at Brandi's party, maybe it was not work the risk of letting Taylor in the door.
In any event, don't beat yourself up over it. It's clear to me that Taylor brought on this conflict by not being totally candid with Russell about her remarks to Camille because she was afraid of Russell's angry reaction. The reality is the Camille did not fabricate anything and did not deserve to be served a lawsuit.
As for Kim, I am really having trouble watching her treatment of Brandi this season, regardless of her issues. I cannot tell whether Kim has zero recollection of loudly expressing disdain for Brandi being on her team at Dana's game night, the comment that instigated the whole mess or Kim simply refuses to take any responsibility for her behavior as an adult shoul,. I fear the latter and I think she could benefit from an intervention from the whole cast about her inappropriate and cruel behavior towards Brandi. The producers should give Kim an ultimatum of shaping up and apologizing to Brandi or shipping out. The enabling has to stop.
Taylor caused a lot of confusion. I don't know what I would have done in her situation. But all the girls should have one representative to talk to this couple concisely and with few words....that Camille did not exaggerate; she merely repeated what Taylor told EVERY One about Russell beating her. Then let Russell cleared it up with Taylor on the way home. Now the camera should have followed them home and Russell should have confronted Taylor and took the opportunity to clear himself on camera if Taylor was found out to exaggerate the whole darn thing. But we would not know now, would we, what the real deal was.
I'm confused why did everyone need to know whether Taylor knew about the email, what difference did that make? You guys were well aware Taylor told Russel what Camille said so that should have been enough to turn Taylor around. Adrienne's husband was right no one was safe around her. The level of your emotion was ridiculous perhaps next time you should try kicking your sister out as well.
What a huge disappointment it must have been to not be able to enjoy being a gracious hostess at your own party. Very disturbing to see a grown woman behaving in such a childish manner, without any regard to you or your guests. Brandi is to be commended for maintaining her composure and trying to diffuse the situation.
I've got to know -- Why serve Fat Burgers at a White party?!!
I don't usually comment on anything but I just had to after watching this episode because I felt your pain. I could see how much you wouldn't want to send your friend back home when she gets there but you did the right thing. It would've put a weird vibe with some of your guests & the night were all about Mauricios, your daughter & Fayes birthday celebration. If she is a true friend of yours, she'll understand your decision.
you, alone, should have pulled taylor aside, spoken with her one on one regarding the situation, and gone from there. it did not need to be a public humiliation with a mob mentality.