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Enlightened

Lisa shares her thoughts on the Russell email and why she felt the right decision was made.

Hello to you all, welcome once more.

Now where were we? Ah yes, my daughter choosing the band! I know from years of owning clubs just how important music is and this band, Rouge is fantastic! Once again Kevin Lee delivers, woo hoo! Her wedding was almost set at this point and we nervously anticipated that this would be the wedding of her dreams!

Now enough of this positivity let's take ourselves back to the reality of this week's episode. . .

My relationship with Taylor had been difficult. I doubted certain things she had said, however, we had moved on largely because I had seen her struggling. I was fed up with being at odds with Kyle over her, and I truly believed she needed my support and friendship to navigate the rocky terrain that lay ahead. But not one of us ever envisaged the devastation that would ensue.

When I arrived at the white party, I was shocked when Kyle asked me to back her up, especially as I had felt no support from anybody when I was immersed in difficult situations previously. Confronting Russell and Taylor and asking them to leave -- how could I possibly do that? My first reaction was to save her the embarrassment of being rejected. I had to text her, forewarn her, let her know what she was walking into, spare her the drama that was about to transpire.

I have been criticized for supporting Taylor. If you remember Kyle telling her that I don't take criticism well, I disagree -- I think I actually gobble it up. If it is not mean spirited but constructive, criticism is how we learn. Because I knew as I looked at their faces, Taylor's concerned look when she asked Kyle what was wrong, when they sat in the car and Russell said "just let us go," that I made the right choice.

It was an unfortunate situation. You see my naïveté as I question the lawsuit issue, still not being enlightened about what had played out at the dinner with Mauricio, Kyle, Taylor, and Russell. I had no clue that Russell had said he would sue me for something I had no part in. I was thrown under the bus many times without my knowledge, therefore I could not defend myself. Maybe, if somebody, anybody, had disclosed the fact that all these conversations had played out behind my back, I might have had a better handle on the state of play. I had received random emails from Russell myself, and questioned Kyle and Taylor at Paul's night of beauty as to their meaning, and everybody stayed quiet.

I had spent two days with Taylor, and apparently, whilst we were away Russell had sent an email in the early morning to Camille threatening a lawsuit.

My position was, I couldn't, unlike most of the others, be sure that Taylor was privy to the email he had sent. Of course I assumed she was the one that had repeated to him the confrontation by Camille at the tea party, but was she compliant in threatening a law suit? I don't know, and I never will, but I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. When we parted ways at 1:30 in Vegas, there had been no discussion of the other women. We were exhausted from chipmunks and trying to party with a group of 20 year olds! I certainly didn't believe she was on the phone to Russell constructing a litigious email.

I found this week's episode difficult to watch. . .

So there you have it. . . I thank you for watching and following our journey.

On a different note, I truly want to express my gratitude for your thousands of messages on Twitter, gifts, and letters to Villa Blanca after the death of our beloved spaniel, Buki. It truly makes this all worthwhile when you feel the love and support from all that know us. I wish you all happy holidays. Let us remember how short life is and embrace it as best we can. . .failing that, let's go shag a chipmunk in Vegas!

Love always Lisa.

Brandi: You Can't Confirm What Didn't Happen

Brandi questions some of the ladies' motives, plus gives an interesting update on her relationship with LeAnn. 

Hey, My Bravoistas!

I’m in my American Airlines' seat 36 hours later, flying back home from NYC, thankful to be on a safe path home. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the downed German airliner in the French Alps this morning. I cannot imagine the pain being experienced by these families at this moment, which shockingly has led me to add a new person into my flight prayer today...my children’s stepmom. Don’t get me wrong--not everything is yet copasetic, but my children love her, so she is now in the “flight prayer,” differences aside. Now on a happier RHOBH note, last night’s WWHL with Andy was sooooo fun! No drama for once!

NEWS FLASH! Please watch for my new Sonoma County Chardonnay “Unfiltered Blonde,” to launch in April!

As I look over this past season, all I can say is it’s been an odd one. There were so many fun moments that got lost in the drama and so many weeks of fun you never saw at all. I wish you had, but I'm not in control of everything we get to see. I’d like to remember having fun with Kim “stalking” my now boyfriend J.R. That was such a crazy fun girls' night, Lisa R. being chased by killer bees, Yolanda and her Facetime confusion and meeting her family for the second time this--time in Holland, the Foster Foundation Extravaganza, “singing” at Lisa V.’s birthday party, and Kyle pretending to be a caring sister and owning yachts and planes…haha.
Ok, I’ll behave.

Here we are at the last episode of the season, yet, it seems most are still stuck in the beginning. I wish we weren’t, and I would dearly like to leave “Poker Night” behind. However, one person continues to make it the focal point of every interaction from when it happened and far into the three-part reunion.

This episode opens with Rinna tearing down a swing set, but her home interviews are still about what she perceives as Kim’s issues to be, not the actual touching moment of what the swing set tear-down symbolizes or her own family (I can't wait for her daughters to write their Brooke Shields-style memoir when they are age appropriate). LR says she feels sorry for Kim and cares about Kim and wishes Kim well. The truth is a lot less pretty. Some people have been attacking Kim’s sobriety online this week, but we won’t name names. BTW, Kim is sober and not online. She is busy caring for serious ill family members and driving back and forth to doctors and hospitals and being strong for her family.

Next we see Nicky Hilton’s book signing--sister Paris and mom Kathy Hilton are there. Looks like a great party and congrats to Nicky on her style book. Camille looks gorgeous as usual. Kyle angrily flips her hair, because Kim was wearing a shirt that she carries at “her” shop, but didn’t buy it there...whatever. Then Kyle whispers about her sister Kim to Lisa V. and Camille.
Kyle then tells them she is confused and impatient that Kim hasn’t confronted me over her third-hand Lisa R. gossip. She states Kim WILL be hurt and broken hearted over what “I” said… Kyle seems way too overy excited about that happening, which I find kind creepy. Why would anyone WANT their sister to be hurt or in pain?!

The preparations for Adrienne’s party are in full swing next. Lisa V. is fretting it, Kim is casually discussing the intervention GOSSIP with her makeup artist before the party, I’m getting ready and waiting for my friends and my date.

Adrienne’s party is the big finale of our journey this year. Everyone is there, and Adrienne always excels at events. So here we go. First off, my mind was not on the party at all. My father was recently hospitalized, and I didn’t leave his side for two weeks. It was very serious, but I had to return home to my boys. He was still not conscious, but I needed to get home to run my household--a party was the last place I wanted to be, but I had promised. That’s why I decided to bring the few people that I felt I could depend on in that moment. My friends and J.R. have been there for me during my father’s health scare and over more then a month of hospitalization--that was and is what remains what’s important to me.

The party seems like it was fun for a lot of people who weren’t involved in Kyle and Lisa. R.’s drama. I wish I were one of them, but in a way I was. As much as Kyle relished telling Kim the hurtful gossip she heard from LR, what she wanted to happen didn’t happen. There was no argument between Kim and I. We were happy to see each other. We spoke easily. I was busy worrying about my Dad; she was busy with her family.

What we saw on the finale was an efficient Kim quietly confronting Lisa R., then leaving Lisa R.'s table somewhat amused. Lisa R. couldn’t confirm the veracity of her gossip, because I DIDN’T SAY IT. Thanks again to Bravo for showing the truth in a flashback last week.

So, Kim knew who was who and what was what. The entertainment of the night was provided by Lisa R. going radio silent while Kyle begged for corroboration on her dramatic intervention gossip. Watching Yolanda, Eileen, and Lisa V. urge Lisa R. to support Kyle and verify her hurtful gossip was almost amusing. You can't confirm what didn't happen, can you?

In the end, I left the party early. Why? Not because of a past friendship with Lisa V. It's not her that made me cry--I was crying for my father, my dad! I was in no place to be at a superficial party, discussing a superficial incident with a person who was clearly not a friend, not that night. I said I would show up, and I did. After that, I wanted to be with my real close friends and family. Since this party my dad came out of the ICU and after 2 entire months and after a long stressful time I want to thank Dr. Allen Morris and all the doctors and nurses at Mercy General Hospital of Sacramento for saving my dad's life yet agin for the second time in 15 years. He is doing much better and continuing his hope of a full recovery. I am so thankful to all the people who were there for me and continue to be here for my family and I.

THAT is what life’s about, being with the people who truly love and care about you and the feelings are reciprocated.

As you hear, at the end of the finale, I am wistful, yet, wiser, and I think in a stronger place. I love and loved being there for Kim and being Kim’s friend, and I love that she was, is, and has been here for me. Even more so, I'm grateful and blessed to have Yolanda in my life; she is no bullsh--. Even when suffering herself, she is still so selfless. Yo is very special to me, I love her, she gets me, we have fun together, and I value every moment we spend together. I always will. As for the rest, I hope to share laughs and fun again, maybe tears, but hopefully only joy.

Peace Out. (deuces MFs--JK)

XOXO,

B

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