Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Wind Up

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

Lisa: Kyle and I Have Always Had a Bond

Brandi: Lisa Made Up With Everyone But Me

3 GIFs You Have to See From Next Week's Ep

Things You Will Always See at a White Party

The Wind Up

Lisa celebrates the good times of Hawaii and discusses Taylor's shocking news.

Happy new year to you all. Gosh where does time go? It seems like the weeks just fly by. . .

As we rejoin the White Party where the atmosphere had taken a serious turn, Russell and Taylor had left and Taylor was obviously in a difficult situation. She tentatively admitted to Russell that she had been indiscreet and let many of us know intimate details of their marriage. But we have to ask ourselves just how much would we admit to someone who, by their own admission, had a temper?

So the women were left to sift through the confusing details. I was honest in the fact that my opinion of Russell was formed prior to meeting him. Taylor's account of their relationship was disturbing to me. I understood Dana's point that if a friend of ours takes us into their confidence, relaying stories of abuse, my natural instinct would be to believe them. The alternative, to think they would manifest like that, I couldn't even contemplate.

I know many of you have voiced an opinion as to the validity of Taylor's claims. I understand that I for one was doubtful of many things she had said in regard to their financial situation and their lifestyle, but that is what provoked the statement "I am not masquerading as your best friend, but if you need a place to stay I am here for you."

I believed there was volatility in their marriage, to what extent I wasn't sure, but I had been privy to some of their struggles that weren't caught on camera so I knew, regardless of our less-than-smooth friendship, at some stage she might need every single one of us. That is why at the tea party her desperation for my friendship superseded all my other doubts, and regardless of anything else, I am thankful I was there for her through the situation that emerged.

The therapy scene spoke volumes to me -- the gently probing Dr. Sophy, Russell's reticence to engage, and his mentioning that respect goes a long way, but also acknowledging his anger issues. It was an extremely complicated situation that ended in tragedy. My heart goes out to his family and cannot imagine how difficult this has been for them to endure.

Anyway on a much lighter note, off we go to Hawaii for a brief respite from all the demands that I was dealing with -- my Sur project, my daughter's wedding, businesses. Ugh, I needed a few days to regroup with my husband.

We had so much fun. I felt this episode of us all together recaptured much of the tone from last year. I love to see the funny side, and Brandi was the perfect foil for my humor. She was playfully trying to wind me up, flirting with Ken, and really it was a much welcomed reprieve from all the drama we had endured. . .But it would be foolish for you to think that there was a remote possibility of this group managing to spend three days together without some sort of altercation. . .

We received the phone call from Taylor revealing that things had finally come to fruition and her marriage was over. They had separated. A sadness washed over Kyle and I, as we knew this was only the beginning of another chapter, a chapter where a little girl is in the middle of a tumultuous situation, but the one thing that is worse than coming from a broken home, is living in one, so we hoped that Taylor had ultimately made the right decision.

So there we have it. As we leave us in the midst of our tropical paradise with many issues unresolved. Where was Kim? Was my husband going to get lucky and jump on my bones?

Well you will have to wait and see. Thank you for following our journey. I love hearing your comments and once again a happy and prosperous new year, remembering my mantra. . .love and laughter supersede all.

Love always Lisa.

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Kyle talks the wedding and the beautiful examples of co-parenting surrounding her.

Sorry I'm late on my blog! Holiday craziness is in full effect.

I really enjoyed the time we spent with Yolanda on the boat. It was nice to be away from Los Angeles and just have some bonding time. I felt for Yolanda and could feel how nervous she was, regarding Bella. She wanted to get home to her and felt helpless in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Once home, it was nice to see what a wonderful stepfather David is to Yolanda's kids. I think it's admirable how Yolanda, David and Mohamed co-parent. A wonderful example of how blended families should be.

Eileen is great. It's so sweet how much she loves her niece. I also love my sister's girls like my own and can relate. Also, as a mom of all girls, I enjoy watching the mother and son relationship.

It's fun to see Eileen in her soap opera setting. She has been doing this a long time and is obviously great at what she does--with an Emmy to prove it!

Lisa V. getting her Star in Palm Springs is an honor I know she must be very proud of. Her name forever imprinted on the streets of a town I absolutely love.
And back to being a mom of boys, I can't say I blame Lisa V. for not loving that Max's girlfriend is so much older. Especially when in our minds, as mothers, they are always children. Even if they are "adults." 

We returned early from Europe, because Brooke had decided to move her wedding date up to make sure her father was strong enough to attended due to his health. It was supposed to be six months later. We hadn't chosen dresses for the wedding, yet, so I sent some pictures of dresses to Brooke for approval first. Although a somewhat "impromptu " wedding, it was absolutely beautiful. The bride and mother of the bride were radiant.

Kim and Monty's relationship is unique. They are truly best friends, and I so admire Kim's dedication to him.

Kyle Richards

Our family has known Thayer's family for almost 30 years. I was at the hospital when Thayer and his identical twin brother Taylor were born. Taylor and my daughter Farrah dated for eight years. I love them and their family and am so happy to have them be an official part of our family now.

Kim and Monty's relationship is unique. They are truly best friends, and I so admire Kim's dedication to him. They are both so lucky to have each other. Seeing the pictures of them so young and as new parents brought tears to my eyes. Kim and Monty are another beautiful example of co-parenting after divorce.

And lastly, yes, I did buy Chanel dog bowls. Hopefully they can't read what it says, because I am trying to keep them grounded and down to earth (wink, wink).


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