Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Gaining Perspective

Lisa thanks the fans for her support and sharing their points of view.

As we come to the final conclusion of a tumultuous season, it is time to say goodbye. . .

I have to thank you the viewer for your incredible support, humor, and honesty, which is invaluable especially when we flounder and wonder if it is only us who "sees it that way." Then you all step in with your different points of view and suddenly, we gain perspective on the situation from many different angles.

Many of you have watched us all for almost 45 episodes over the last two years, so when people stop us in the street and say "I really feel I know you," I think you do. You have witnessed incredibly special intimate moments -- the preparation of the wedding, the news of the proposal, little vignettes of our lives that have been documented for all the world to see. It is almost as if you join us on our emotional journey.

I have few regrets this season, but I have been more deeply disappointed when watching the footage of some of the negativity. I would never allow, out of allegiance to my friend, somebody to repeatedly trash a friend of mine who was totally unaware of the situation until it had been aired. That is something I just can't fathom.

We wrap up the reunion with our husbands joining us, mine, always an indomitable support and so protective, certainly joined this circus unaware of the animosity that had been aimed at me. I felt it would have been better for him to remain in the dark, not to enlighten him until we finished. As we greeted each other he whispered "How was everything?" I replied "Just fine," knowing we were almost at the finishing line of what had been an arduous race.

I close the door on this final chapter, heaving a sigh of relief at witnessing the obvious improvement in Kim's demeanor. Even physically she appeared fuller, stronger, and better equipped to deal with the life long battle that alcoholism entails. I wish her well, knowing that just her acknowledgement is a huge milestone towards her recovery. Her acceptance of the public battle she has endured means her illness will be supported by millions. So many people across the world who have struggled with the same demons and can relate to her and the devastation the disease can ensue.

I have faith that her passion for her children will sustain her in her darkest hours and the obvious support she talks about that comes from the love of her family.

I do believe when many criticize the medium of reality television, they shouldn't be so judgmental. For as we watch stories unfold, relationships prosper, and others deteriorate, there are so many lessons we can all learn from each other. To observe and reflect on what we would do if faced with the same situation? We all have choices and I know, to criticize and put each other down is not the best way forward, to be honest, but constructively is a much better route and to be sure, before one utters unfounded accusations, that you have a responsibility to each other, to give the benefit of the doubt.

So I will sign off now, a bittersweet moment as we withdraw from this public arena. Assured, I and my family made, albeit at times extremely challenging, the right decision to share our lives with you, as the outpouring of well wishes for our daughter's wedding, and the support you have given me that often validated my beliefs has made it all worthwhile.

Till we meet again, remember my mantra, love and laughter supersedes all. And check out DoseofDivine.com.

Lisa.

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Brandi: I'm Always Here For You, Kim

Brandi focuses on the positive this week as this season's RHOBH comes to an end.

Hey Bravo Fans,

Today was a fabulous day--t was my baby Jake’s birthday. We got his favorite Oreo ice cream cake, and for our family celebration, it was perfection. I can’t believe he’s already eight. I had to hold back my tears when I realized I will never again use that number eight candle. #mommymoment

It has been a really exciting week for me. My Sonoma County chardonnay, Unfiltered Blonde, launched for pre-sales this week, and despite it being tax season, the first day alone was a huge success. Thank you! The website is up now at www.unfilteredblonde.com. The creation of the wine was an incredibly long and careful process, and I couldn’t be happier or more proud of my finished product. I’m sure you're all as excited as me that this week was the FINALE episode of BATSH-- crazy RHOBH reunion. 

I could talk about the she said, she said, she said… but let’s not and pretend we did. It’s been a long season, kind of centering on one night that really isn’t worth the attention it was given. I’m tired of it, it happened several months ago, I’m sure you’re tired of it. You know why? Because it’s old news and in the PAST! 

Eileen, your house is lovely. Sorry I said otherwise for the sake of a laugh. I really like Vincent, he is super cool, your little boy is adorable, you seem like a good stepmom, and I wish you and your family the very best.

Lisa R., I really loved you on my podcast. You made me laugh and rolled with punches. I really enjoyed our interview, and I enjoyed most of the season with you. I think that’s what I’m going to take away and forget about the rest. I think sometimes you make it harder on yourself with your Twitter feed, but I’m choosing not to engage. I really liked a side of you, and you seem to have a beautiful family.

Lisa V., I had a lot of fun with you and Ken. I will always have a special place in my heart for you guys. I wish Ken the best of health and a speedy recovery. 

Kyle, best wishes on you and your family’s endeavors. My sincerest wish is that you and Kim could be as close as you ever were in the near future.

You are a strong chica and I know your family is better for it. 

Brandi Glanville

Kim, love having you as a BFF. I’m always here for you, and I hope you are always here for me. You are a strong chica, and I know your family is better for it. You are hilarious, and I love our funny talks and text-offs. Laughter is the best medicine. I heart you.

Yo, my dear, dear Yo, I will see you soon. I love you, you are so strong and so brave! I know you are going to kick Lyme disease’s ass! Anything you need, just emoji me.

I want to thank all my supporters for always being there for me regarding all of my other endeavors, including my books, podcast, Celebrity Apprentice, app, my t-shirts, and finally my WINE and for allowing me to be me.

Ok guys, this is the big week. This is the Make*A*Wish Los Angeles Walk for Wishes Walkathon. Me and the boys pledged to try to raise $15,000--I have $12,625 so far. We need $2,375 by Friday at midnight, every dollar counts. Thank you!

I heart you all!

Xoxo

B

P.S.  Here’s my Make*A*Wish YouTube video that I made in my kitchen. youtu.be/DTKMTDs6-R4 

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