Welcome back, we open with this ongoing situation between Adrienne and myself. After my thank you note, she had reached out to initiate a meeting. It was a long awaited resolution that was clearly needed in order for us to move on. I have always, since entering into this domain, been open and honest with you, and now as you witness this attempt at repairing a friendship that lay in tatters, I can't deceive you and pretend that it will ever be resolved truly, as it has been too long and too convoluted to ever hope for that friendship that was once there. . .However due to circumstances, it was essential that this came to fruition otherwise I was unwilling to even engage her.
There have been too many manufactured, unfounded stories in the press, given by one of her employees since then, that I have never reacted or retaliated to, for me to believe that this apology was sincere and her goal was to bridge the divide between us.
If you notice, when I greeted her in Ojai, we kissed which was a level of civility that certainly wasn't there previously. That's the best we could hope for at this point.
As Oscar Wilde once commented: "Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more." Oscar Wilde
Take it from a grandmother and great grandmother, you are one fine, funny, classy lady! I love your humor! Take care of your friendship with Brandi as I believe she is a good person who was dealt a rotten hand! Stay away from Adrienne, Kyle and Taylor! They are not your friends! Kim has got a lot of work to do yet. I also love Camille! Wasn't sure about her until her divorce and how she handled the whole experience! Such a lady! Just like you!!
Now that Adrienne has apologized, you should, I think, accept & try to rebuild the friendship you have. No,she shouldn't have said what she did about the selling of stories, but she seems to be reaching out to you & I feel that you should show everyone the person you are & work on repairing your friendship. Brandi, to me, causes trouble every time she's in a room with any other woman. If I had to be in a room with her for more than 5 minutes, I would either scream, smack her in the back of the head, or just tell her she needs to get over herself. I know you probably want to give her support whatever, but she starts alot of the crap that goes on around her. Kyle has said more than once that she felt like Adrienne did owe you an apology for what she said. I really like Kyle & I that she just wants everyone to get along. I still don't know what to make of Taylor or Kim, although I think it's great that Kim got the help she needed. I hope that she will continue to get stronger & that all of you ladies will support her. I'd like to see all of you get along, I don't think I'm the only one that watches the show & feels that way. Your show is the best Real Housewives, & I always look forward to see what you ladies will do or say next. I still think Giggy is all that & a chocolate chip cookie!!
Quick comments on the last 2 shows:
- Lisa is fantastic! Her book stays on my coffee table.
- Brandi and Kim WERE having a moment and Adrienne was totally wrong to interrupt.
- Taylor is disgusting to watch - those faces she makes are ugly! She is a drunk & trashy.
- Yolanda is a solid person - although her husband is somewhat overbearing.
- Brandi is a low life and I sure hope Lisa knows what she is doing, but that's how Lisa is, always helping someone out.
- I wouldn't trust Kyle any further than I could throw her, but that little Porsha is a DOLL - what personality.
- I sure hope Kim can keep up the good work.
Can't wait for your new show. I hope that you and Brandi are forming a lasting bond, I think you are wonderful!!
Adrienne has had her nose out of joint ever since Lisa didn't have her daughter's bachelorette party at her hotel in Vegas. From that point on, she's been nasty and "snarky" with and about Lisa. I knew that her "high-road" act was just an act, and her marriage is a joke because all she and Paul do is pick at one-another. She's miffed that Lisa is more popular than she is or could really ever be. Both she and Paul are looking like petty little "snarks". From the Bachelor party to date, Adrienne has chosen to interpret every breath Lisa takes as a snub or insult...this just proves my point, she's not the bigger person or personality. Lisa, you're lovely and above the "ankle-biting duo". The only thing you could do to make us love you more, would be to never joke about your lovely husband and your lack of sex life...other than that, no worries. personally, I'd love for Adrienne, Brandi and Taylor all go to another show.
Just watched the videos on Vanderpump Rules page and OH MY, it looks like you are going to have heat and drama! Am looking forward to the new show, so happy you are the BHHW that got the spin off! I could watch Brandi on a spinoff because she is hilarious and Yolanda if her and her hubby had a musical dinner party with famous guests joining them each week but the rest, just can't see it! Your spinoff does explain why the other ladies are being so catty, the jealous ones always act ugly just like JZ and the Countess did with Bethenny. So happy will be getting a double dose of Vanderpump each week!!
I have loved watching you from season 1. I do wonder with Brandi if you have not taken on another Cedric. She totally lost me at the reunion with her attitude toward Taylor. Women being brutalized seems to not register with her. Somehow it was Taylor's fault. I'm sorry but she comes across as cold & unfeeling unless it's to her advantage. You think she's just teasing Ken, don't turn your back she'd jump on him in a heart beat if it helped her in any way. She is beautiful but then so was Cedric, she jokes & teases with you but seems to hold you in high esteem, so did Cedric. Oh, Lisa she's tugging at your heart strings & so did Cedric. I wonder how she knew exactly how to win you over, oh that's right her friendship with Cedric. She is totally a mans woman not a womans woman. I think Eddie was smart & went with a woman with a heart, he just decided he wanted class not trash. You notice no more cheating & believe me there would be stories. Please Lisa be careful she is a user.
I love you, Lisa. I love the way you are such true friend to Brandi, Hopefully Brandi appreciates you and recognizes what a genuine person you are. Very rare. You and Yolanda are aces among those plastic women. Kim and Brandi are o.k. and Kelsey Grammer's ex tries to keep away from trouble. But the other three are corrupted and jaded to the core.
Honestly I think Adrienne is very boring and afraid of looking bad. You and Brandi make this show. I also believe Taylor is as phony as they come. I really believe she stayed with her husband to hold onto the 90210 zip code. If things were so bad why was she giving a $50,000.00 birthday party for a child. She could have used that $50,000.00 to leave. Something just doesn't sit right about her.
I love you Lisa...you are amazing. You almost make me wanna turn straight and take you away from Ken...sorry Ken ;-)
For someone who cares for the insecure,you certainly are snarky and hateful to your equals. I guess Brandi's kind of a project for you since you think she needs help. The help she needs certainly won't come from you since to you it's all a strategy that she needs. Say you're sorry darling. Don't give these women ammunition, darling. Brandi is a wild card and you love the feeling of superiority that you get by deciding that you have the ability to fix her.
Lisa, your behaviour and conduct in Ojai were as elegant as always! Please, please will you tell who designed your gorgeous luggage?
Lisa I can't wait for yur new show to come on! I will be watching! I Love yu , Brandi and Yolanda together, and Kim. Thanks fore helping Brandi out and encourage her to be her best. I lovethe fun you guys were having!
Lisa totally acted inappropriate with her snarky comments about Adrienne's shoe line etc...why do women do this to other women?! It's unfortunate that Lisa must behave like a mean girl and not move forward. I loved watching her but now Lisa is just a mean old Britt with no class. Simply #Classless.
Really? Lisa's comments about Adrienne's shoe line was not snarky but done in a lighthearted, joking manner. Puhlllleeeez. Adrienne is the one that has acted horribly to Lisa by accusing her of selling stories, taking her Cook's word over a friend's.
@ScottsdaleViewer This must be Adrienne or Bernie .....please let it go......that was so last year. By the way Lisa has more class in her little baby toe than Adrienne has in her whole body!!
Lisa~~ Not only do I think you are the best ever, but you are always so mellow with all the drama that goes on. You seem down to earth and a pure heart of Gold (Pink :)) I think that You, Yolanda and Brandi are the best ever. It seems to me that Kyle does like to rehash things and bring up stuff. At first I felt sorry for Kyle when she would get upset, and I still feel sorry for her when she is upset, but this episode tonight, just proves to me, she likes to keep things going between everyone. Like bringing up things from the dinner.. Because it looked like things were somewhat better and then boom she starts. I do not like the fact of making fun of your accent. I think your accent is beautiful. Keep up the great work on the show. You, Yolanda and Bradi rock the show 100%.
Lisa, you are BY FAR my FAV housewife of all time! You respond so well under pressure, seem to have a heart of Gold, and are Classy always!
LISA Seriously... Stop playing the Victim. I see right through you, Adrienne already apologized and that's still not good enough. You want her to like ur ass and then u'll be happy. GET over it! Yes she owed you and apology and she apologized, but you owe her an apology for all the snarky comments you said and you continue your snide remarks. "the convo will be as short as she is" I don't buy its part of your British humor. GOD forbid anyone says anything about you... you don't sell stories but TMZ calls your home at 5 AM to let you know Russel had passed away.. If you were truly Adrienne's friend at one point and valued her friendship you would've apologized as well. True friends apologize when they've hurt each others feelings. Like I said you are not an innocent victim here. I liked you Season 1, but you are showing your true colors.. slowly but surely. You are not a nice humble lady...
Lisa, I really appreciate that you are helping Brandi in so many ways. This is the kind of thing that is so great to see. Thank you for being a good example for the other housewives.
Lisa, Lisa, you are fab-u-lo-so. You handled Adrienne with the perfect combination of grace and glee. I could not believe that she attacked you at the Reunion show. Often, people attack you for something they have done.
I like your friendship with Brandi, she has been beat up for the truth for two seasons, glad she is in a better place. I knew you would be fine with the sleeping arrangements and you spoiled the expected/anticipated bedroom bash. You always keep it classy!
Can't wait for your new show! I have been in the Restaurant business forever and anxious to see how you deal with staff and everyday crazzies.
What color lipstick do you wear? I used to wear the same shade from Estee Lauder but they discontinued it.
You were very gracious accepting MADrienne's apology. Unfortunately, she is overly competitive and lacking in self-deprecating humor so there's no hope for BFF status just F status, really. Of course, she had no problem laughing at her husband. Maybe that's it. She laughs down at people and thinks you were doing the same. Well, we know she's not really sorry and we know her number ... and we won't be dialing that in the future....
Meh... why does Kyle try to imitate your accent? It's not very good and seems like she is mocking you since we know that she has been harboring resentments against you. The "I know Lisa and she may say it's okay dahling but really ..." did not seem nice like it was all in fun. But then you know her number now and I'm sure you won't be dialing it in the future.....
Taylor thinks that Brandi is toxic? Taylor needs to detox!
Thank goodness we have you, Yolanda and Brandi. I like Camille too. I hope that she stays neutral.
I like you, Lisa. However, your continuing to get such joy out of your fued with Adrienne is wearing thin. You are a grown woman, so act like it. The silly fued was juvenille at the onset. Neither of you are blameless. I have been disappointed in your exposure as just another drama mama.
rosyposy Lisa is getting a lot of joy out of this, and it's making me like her less. In the world of reality TV when someone is at the mercy of the editors, it's probably not best to act like the tide can't easily turn against you. If you're unconvinced, just ask Jill Zarin.
Why shouldn't she ? Adrienne had humiliated Lisa beyond comprehension and on national television yet! If it wasn't for Radar speaking up that Adrienne had wrongly accused Lisa. People would had their doubts about her and her business would have severely suffered. Don't forget it was Adienne that was getting pure joy out of bring down. It is sad how quickly people forget and do not understand the seriousness that could have transpire.
JenPincha Although I'm a big time Lisa fan, all of this bs about possible harm to her business by gossip from this show is just that, bs. While it's perfectly fine to question someone's judgement it's wrong to question their motives because, unless they tell you, you cannot know what they are.
Lisa, you are a total class act and one of the few housewives that I could imagine being friend with--because you *are* a true friend to those dear to you. It's been a lot of fun to see you and Brandi overcome a rather touchy beginning and see your friendship blossom.
It's also good that you know in your heart who your true friends are. Adrienne is simply jealous of you. She's an entitled, spoiled, little girl who has had her success and riches handed to her. While she may work, she's never struggled for anything. And she chooses to work (I still don't know what she does other than watching her professional basketball team--or visit her hotel--doesn't seem like much work to me!). You, on the other hand, along with Ken, have worked extremely hard for your successful restaurants (I had to go to Villa Blanca when I was in BH last summer and it was as fabulous as it looked on screen--scrumptious food!).
You and Brandi are delightful. I hope you will also know that you should not trust Kyle--she's a snake and is too jealous and competitive to ever be truly happy for a friend who succeeds. Stick to the women who feel they have to attack you because of their own insecurity.
I'm enjoying this season very much, Lisa! Mostly because of you--
My Dear Lady Vanderpump...You are exquisite, indeed! In fact, you are a gorgeous breath of fresh air and a complete joy to watch! Plus, I simply adore your humor, fashion and decorative sense. A-Numero Uno Class all the way!
I have been an admirer of RHOBH since its initial run and, through it, have come to fully appreciate, admire and respect your contributions which are profound. You present a definitive elegance and natural beauty, certainly, but blend it with such a welcoming, honest good-nature and bawdy sense of humor that it makes you very approachable and real. In fact, you remind me of Elizabeth Taylor (and most definitely not the Lindsay Lohan version!!!)! :-)
I think the situations with you and Adrienne reveal the beginnings of a marriage going south. It's very sad, to be sure, but I can see within her a certain disconnect and distraction which was not there previously. What she has undergone with Paul certainly can affect this. Unfortunately, friendships which become hurtful never full recover and the dynamics change.
It is so refreshing to see your rapport with Brandi blossoming! I find her absolutely adorable, and it is a riot to see how you two interact. Aside from all the frolicking, there is great heart there, and I know your friendship with her will endure a lifetime.
And speaking of heart, Lisa, your family is simply perfection! Ken, Pandora, Max and Giggy reveal to the world how much love can enrich the family unit and create a beautiful place to be. Truly, all the money in the world means nothing if we are not loved, cherished and appreciated who who we are.
I would classify myself as a gay man who, although not wealthy by any means, has always felt so just by having people in my life who have become priceless. What more could anyone really ask for?
Thank you, Dear Lisa, for showing such grace and for being the remarkable, loving, brilliant woman you truly are.
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Very well said Glenn. I too can see why Lisa singled you out.
I think it's hilarious when people call Kyle vyle, it's a perfect fit. She should officially change her name!! You rock, Lisa!!!!!
Lisa , I'm one more fan. I support all of the positive influence you bring to the show and I too am looking forward to the success of your new show, Your character deserves to be admired, your a treasure to listen , laugh & wach each week.
I hope we get to see more of you mentoring Brandi. Women lifting up other women rather than tearing them down is good television. Confident and secure women don't need to trash other women to feel superior.
Part 2 of blog--
Adrienne is an insecure, spoiled woman who is used to getting everything she wants by waving her credit card. When she realized she wasn't considered the queen of the show, she decided to bring down Lisa--even her opening line to Season 3 talks about showing her enemies the door--her German shepherd from Paul disappeared and was replaced by a cute dog to imitate Lisa's and then she set up a competition to knock out Giggy as favorite dog. She says she loves him, but she never bothered to house train him, so that speaks volumes. Lisa did not call the dog "Crackpot"--when Adrienne's one-sided nonsense of a competition to knock out Giggy came to a head, Lisa stated something to the effect, "Oh, crackpot...there is no competition"--meaning "oh, rubbish--there is no competition"--she RHYMED crackpot with Jackpot--she DID NOT call Jackpot "Crackpot". Why would she? She loves dogs. She wouldn't say something nasty about a dog--even if he does have a nasty owner. Then Adrienne got all up in arms because she apparently is too dense to understand British humor either. All Season 2 Adrienne made statements like "Lisa stirs the pot" when Lisa wasn't even in the scene, trying to get the other women against her, which led to the big ambush at the reunion. We fans were horrified at what went down--but we have been totally supportive and proud of how Lisa has handled everything which culminated in the last episode when Lisa breezed in and gave Adrienne her full, guarded, beautiful blue-eyed attention while Miss Maloof Hoof floundered for four minutes trying to put a sentence together to say she was sorry. I'm surprised she didn't hire someone to give her little speech for her. Lisa told her quietly how she felt when Adrienne attacked her at the reunion and accepted her apology with class and DID NOT apologize in return for something she had not done. No one was left with the feeling it was over as we all know what's been happening behind the scenes these past few months. And I know Lisa was smart enough to know at the time that Adrienne didn't mean it, but she was willing to give it a trial period though she knew it would not be as before. I don't believe it was ever a close friendship--more a working relationship for the show.
You idots who keep writing derogatory statements about Lisa in this blog are only showing how delusional you all are for following the Tonya Harding of the reality world.