Marisa Zanuck

Marisa wants everyone -- Kyle included -- to focus on the fun, and admits she could have never been in Brandi's shoes with Scheana.

on Jan 7, 20130

I don't know about you but I was very uncomfortable watching Brandi meet with Scheana. I could never do that in a million years! I thought it was very nice of Lisa to help Brandi attain closure on the situation by setting up the meeting. I felt that clearly illustrated that Lisa is a good friend to Brandi. Brandi was able to get answers from the horse's mouth and hopefully move past some of the pain this has caused her by closing that chapter for good.

It was nice to see Yolanda with her daughter. We have the best intentions as parents and when dealing with our children we may struggle with what we want for our children or what we feel is best for them and what they want or what makes them happy. Yolanda is a good mother and I am sure they will resolve this as a family.

Thanks again for your warm welcome, it means a lot to me. Looking forward to continuing this journey and happy you are along for the ride!

xx,
Marisa

167 comments
Jmspano
Jmspano

You are a breath of fresh air! You would think kyle and fae would have shut up when the person on the outside stuck up for brandi, clearly seeing it as an attack. Yolanda def would have been disgusted as well

lwhitaker
lwhitaker

I like you and I hope you become a regular.  You get along with the women but you are no ones mouth piece.  Your a natural choice!

DelrayBeach926
DelrayBeach926

Marisa, I hope you become a regular on RHBH.  You seem kind, sane, intelligent and graceful.  I'm glad you spoke up at the dinner.  It's so uncomfortable to watch conflict erupt and everyone sit there and not defend the correct position.  I mean how could anyone watch such inappropriate behavior like Faye's without speaking up? You expressed your feelings in a non-confrontational, determined way. I often watch this show and think "What on earth are these people thinking and why are they not voicing their opinions?" This is part of the intrigue of RHBH.  Human behavior mystifies me and is equally ever present among the most wealthiest circles if not even more so.  On RHBH people are so willing to sit on the sidelines and watch another person being bullied because they are more concerned with acceptance than stating their position. Brandi was bullied by Kyle and Kim when she was on crutches and everyone could see that.  They hid her crutches.  This was abhorrent behavior. That's why Brandi made the meth comment.  While the comment was was wrong.  Some people lash out when confronted with such outlandish behavior because they are not equipped to handle such situations.  Faye is a social climber and she only sides with the people that advance her agenda. You are not interested in the social approval of these people.  You are willing to stand up for what is right.  You know who you are and are not afraid to speak and own your thoughts.  And this is what makes you an amazing person. Yes an amazing anomaly in the sea of superficiality and insecurity of Beverly Hills.  Please stay on the show!

supersue
supersue

Marissa, you say Kyle is uncomfortable being in the middle of the drama????? Her big mouth is what keeps the drama going. I loved Kyle season 1 and 2 but this season not so much, I think i blame her for us having to watch Faye on the show. Faye is disgusting and no one likes to watch ugly on RHOBH. Than you for taking time to blog every week

Weva
Weva

Love the way you handle yourself.  I am concerned that you are Kyle's friend....she is simply nasty.

xxxemxxx
xxxemxxx

Be careful with Brandi she's nice until she collects all the info she needs to use later. Then she'll cry and say she's being real. When she's nice she wants something.

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

Last week I left a bit of a snarling comment on your blog because of some unkind insinuations you made about Lisa to the press. Maybe my response was a bit over the top... after seeing you and Kyle this week, I am willing to give you a chance. You seem fresh and logical and kind. A few suggestions:

 

Take a note from Lisa. She's smart and can teach you a thing or two.

 

If you really want to spice up your life keep being true to yourself. Kyle will throw you under the bus, and things will get quite warm for you.

 

You are sucking up to Kyle in this post. Are you feeling the heat at work? Maybe you were nice enough to believe that Kyle really did want you to be honest. Kyle's an idiot. She has no idea why it is the fans love Brandi, because Kyle doesn't have an honest bone in her body. She's fake.

 

Don't stop now. If you really are wanting a change as you say in your interviews then don't be afraid to keep it real. When Kyle is having "fun" she's flipping her hair around, doing splits on tables at other people's bridal showers, pointing laser lights at people's nipples, hiding people's crutches, or making fun of the new girl wearing a high heal with her cast. Kyle seeks to always be the center of attention no matter what, even if its at the expense of someone else. She's not nice. If she doesn't get her way, she attacks.

 

I think I might be able to like you, but it will take some time to know for sure. I might owe you an apology eventually... we'll see.

vikingbymarriage
vikingbymarriage

Mean Girl Formal Dinner - What was that saying about lipstick on a pig ;-) - lol

Kyle stirred it, and Faye served it. Lisa just tried to turn down the heat. Brandi left w/out eating. 

52Debi
52Debi

Hope you join the show.  Stay real and stay out of Kyle's stuff and you will have loads of fans!  Good Luck!! 

1RHOKennewick
1RHOKennewick

Marisa

   So far I like your style. Extra points from me for seeing someone being attacked by a rabid dog and stepping in diplomaticly and telling them that it's not ok with you! I thought Faye was a classless piece of trash and Kyle the worse hostess in history for not asking her to leave when she began acting like an intitiled witch! Had I made the mistake of accepting an invitation from hell I would have joined Brandi and left!

   Good luck with the real housewives, I hope you get what you want from the experience... 

jdolph
jdolph

You seem very reasonable and look forward to more of you on the show

 

Pomapoo
Pomapoo

No one who watches could possibly believe that it is "hard for Kyle to be in the middle of the drama" You started out not kissing up to her. PLEASE don't change and continue to speak your mind truthfully as you did about Brandi.

PoconoMt.Pa.housewife
PoconoMt.Pa.housewife

Marisa,

I want to like you so much,  

I like what you say, and how you say it............My main concern, is that you worked with Mauricio and are friends of Kyle!

 

I guess time will tell!

Welcome 

 

DDBravo
DDBravo

I like the fact that you have your own opinion. I felt like Kyle was trying to get you to be against Brandi during the yoga session although she acts as if she likes her. I hope you continue to make your own opinions and be your own person.

DebbyFL
DebbyFL

I really hope BRAVO adds you to the cast of the show.  The 2 episodes you have been on have really shown you to be a very kind woman.  My fav's are Brandi, Lisa and Yolanda (who is another fabulous addition).  I hope you join the women because I think you and Yolanda would become the best of friends if you end  up meeting. To family oriented, classy ladies.

nycgirl69
nycgirl69

yes you seem to be level headed. i'm sure you felt like brandi was being bullied but i for one am glad faye told her off it was time brandi got a taste of her own medicine. if brandi had wanted to get answers she could have gotten them any number of times in private she just wanted the air time.

good luck with brandi she's had a problem with everyone your time will come.

sorry don't like the brandi so i wont drink it.

Happening
Happening

I was so glad you stood up for Brandi, or at least tried to before Faye interrupted you.  They were like a pack of dogs attaching a fox.  You seem lovely and I like anyone that likes my girl Brandi!

andebrown70
andebrown70

Concerning Kyle:  I think you need to watch some past episodes.  She seems to be the person who instigates the drama.  Just a mere little word from Kyle and it all hits the fan.

Concerning the yoga:  You both cracked me up.  The yoga instructor made me laugh the most!

Concerning your take on a lot of things:  You need to be a permanent fixture on the show.  I think I like your style!

SourCandyxoxo
SourCandyxoxo

Melisa, thank you for being the voice of reason...instead of just being a Kyle follower and a fellow pitbull. You're terrific.

ksmith2
ksmith2

You are a breath of fresh air on the show!  I enjoy watching you interact with the cast because you are reasonable, level headed and confident.  You are supportive and a positive influence.  I wish I could see Kyle in the same light, but in my opinion, she is a bit of a trouble-maker and takes comments too far and way out of context. Hopefully you will even out all the drama she brings!!

NoreenM
NoreenM

Marisa you are a welcome addition to the show!!! You and Yolanda are delightfully NORMAL!!

You both seem to have common sense and act like grown ups. Faye not so much!!!   Bravo, please read the tons of comments about Faye and get her out. Give us more likeable people like Marisa and Yolanda!!!!!

gloriib
gloriib

You seem to be the voice of reason. I hope that is true, past the first two appearances. Kyle seemed  sweet at first, then her tru colors came out and we all see her manipulative ways. She likes to "stir it up". I dont appreciate that. Especially when she sits back and acts so sanctimonious and shocked at what others say or do. When we all know that she and Kim have shown us their mean girl ways many times, especially where Brandi is concerned. Remember the comments she mad and the eye rolling when she first met Brandi on that crutch with the one wedge shoe. We need good clean fun Marisa, please bring some with you to the show.

 

Christine181390
Christine181390

I thought YOU were the "Most Classiest" of them all! Glad you think for yourself and believe what you can see, not from what you hear!! You obviously have a great head on your shoulders and you have really good mindset! I think you were really right on with everything, and you can definitely can see what is right and what is wrong; that's a something not many people have!! You go girl! You continue to think for yourself and stay wonderful!!:)) By the way has anyone ever told you that you kinda look Marilyn Monroe?? I think you do, especially when you have your hair curled, I think the only thing that's missing is the red lipstick and a white flowy dress!! Lol! Good luck to you and hope to see more of you and less of Faye!! Best wishes!!:))

kcglass
kcglass

Be nice to Brandi and you will get the viewers on your side.  Everyone loves her and she is definitely the break-out star.

OCally
OCally

Watch last season and then make up your mind about Brandi and Kyle.

birr
birr

M, you are a good addition to the show.Don't ever so such a period Makeup add in the first party you attended as a friend of.... When I saw you w/o mkup when exercising I couldn't believe how pretty and young you were. Best looking skin of the bunch. Kyle is beautiful and reminds me of a Crystal Gayle the singer. I don't believe all the odd behavior but Kyle needs to go to alonon and cut out this BS co dependency with that sister. For god sake they are adults. I wished they would dump KIM she is annoying and nasty and a knat on my sleeve. Poof she's gone. I am sticking with you. Luck

birr
birr

M, you are a good addition to the show.Don't ever so such a period Makeup add in the first party you attended as a friend of.... When I saw you w/o mkup when exercising I couldn't believe how pretty and young you were. Best looking skin of the bunch. Kyle is beautiful and reminds me of a Crystal Gayle the singer. I don't believe odd course this is all true but Kyle needs to go to alonon and cut out this BS co dependency with that sister. For god sake they are afults. I am sticking with you. Luck

MaroonsistaAtTwitter
MaroonsistaAtTwitter

Could be just me but I would think someone who has been beaten and controlled for many years would need some time to come out of that funk. I don't think Taylor is one-dimensional. I think she's just dealing with someone abusing her, then committing suicide and then having people sue her. Do you want her to do cartwheels every time the camera is on her? I find that Kyle is the one who is FOREVER either starting drama or inviting people to her home to continue it after she's instigated it. Even with yoga, the first thing she did was change subjects from you being on your phone and being late to what happened at dinner. You might want to check out your friend for having the drama bug.

tarapop1
tarapop1

Hi Marisa! Welcome to the RHOBH!!! Why don't you take off your coat and stay awhile?

Is what we see on t.v. NOT the real Kyle? Do you see something beautiful in her that we don't see? I hope so!!!! I see from previous posts that you have been warned. Take note.. You may want to make Kyle aware as well. If she cares.....

We all know that faye is bitter towards Brandi because bravo chose her to be a housewife and not her. So, becareful there sister, hopefully you'll replace Adrian and if that happens watch out for a Faye attack!!! TTYL <3

janjenkins
janjenkins

WATCH out your friend Kyle loves all the DRAMA, she and her sister PHONIES

bravoliscious
bravoliscious

Soooo glad you are basing your opinion of Brandi based on Brandi and not on Kyle.  Glad to see you come in with a backbone.  I used to like Kyle but now see her as incredibly manipulative and mean.  What floors me is that both she and Kim (and now Faye) constantly bring up how wrong it was for her to accuse Kim of using drugs.  Ah, excuse me did anyone pay any attention at all to how they had been treating her.  I think I would also have pulled all stops and said what came to mind.  They brutalized Brandi and she could not even leave because they had hid her crutches - WHO DOES THAT??  It is hands down the worst behaivor amongst women that I have ever witnessed.  I cannot imagine what they were like in High School!

cw0912
cw0912

Brandy has so many anger issues and she just keeps on adding to them with her mouth. She needs to learn to let is ride and eventually the ones that have wronged her so badly will get theirs in the end. She need to clean up her mouth too. Using the F bomb so much just makes her appear trashy. She is a beautiful woman and should learn to walk away instead of digging her problem deeper! Kyle is a peacemaker. Kim like to stir things up. 

gulfcoastgirl1
gulfcoastgirl1

I am liking you!! With that said, I think you should keep your eyes open regarding Kyle. I agree that she may not like drama, but she definitely isn't afraid to stir it up if it involves Brandi, period. You will see this as time goes on--it is nothing but jealousy, but it  is ugly to see, nonetheless.  Just be fair as you get to know the women, as I think you will really enjoy getting to know Brandi and Lisa. :)

JESSICAMILLER
JESSICAMILLER

Thank you for standing your ground and telling it the way you saw it. Kyle chooses which sides she wants to show certain people and evidentially you haven't seen the bad sides of her until last night, she's an instigator. I think your a good friend for her because you'd keep her humble. Her friends on this show are like puppy dogs at her side, it's pathetic.

Ambam41
Ambam41

I see what you are all about in a couple of week before I can say anything

 

motherofthreebeauties
motherofthreebeauties

I am not sure why you are blogging on here, you are not a housewife featured on this show and frankly why do you care if you are not on this show?

coopershay
coopershay

 @xxxemxxx

 Marissa that is terrible advice from, xxxemxxx, but then, you probably know that!

Kelly21
Kelly21

@RoseWilde ...excellent point about Kyle!! Well said!

RedEye_
RedEye_

 @nycgirl69

 Brandi has NOT "had a problem with everyone". Only a couple. And I can't believe you can be so blind Adrienne and Kyle hired Faye to attack Brandi. Adrienne attacked Brandi first and refused to talk to Brandi in private (just like she did with Lisa about the selling stories - waited til camera time at reunion) and Adrienne got her medicine back. Faye will never make that mistake again. Once again, Adrienne shouldn't spread personal rumors about Brandi if she can't take her own medicine back. Serves herself right that everyone hates Adrienne. Most people with a heart and soul and wisdom can understand this.

debharrington
debharrington

 @nycgirl69 I don't recall Brandi telling anyone "off" on the show so I don't know what "her own medicine" means.

ILOVESALAD
ILOVESALAD

 @kcglass

 Not EVERYONE loves Brandi.  Some of us think Brandi is way too suggestive and loud-mouthed, and without necessary filters.  How 'bout that dress she wore this week... the one that Bravo had to screen.  WHo'd wear that out and about? 

 

 

Mazie
Mazie

@bravoliscious I couldn't agree more!

RedEye_
RedEye_

 @cw0912

 PMSL, trying not to fall off my chair laughing. Kyle the peacemaker? That'll be the day! rofl Hell will freeze over. You've never watched the show, have you? Kyle is a malicious and manipulative instigator. Haven't you read these blogs, about how everyone has called Kyle out for setting Brandi up at the dinner with Faye? Where have you been? Hello? Kyle has NEVER been a peacemaker in the entire series. Kyle is an instigator and master manipulator, the most devious schemer there is. Kim is a harmless flake. Do watch RHOBH. Because you don't seem to have seen one episode of it yet.

coopershay
coopershay

 @cw0912

 Shocked that this would be your position after watching latest episode.  What I saw was Brandi being attacked while she kept her cool and gracefully exited the volitile dinner.  I believe after the dinner & then the sit down with Scheanna, she proved she has learned to ealk away.  Kyle a peacemaker?  You would be in the 2% range that thought that. She is quite the opposite of peacemaker.

OCally
OCally

She is a housewife on this show. Not sure what you are annoyed about. She is a friend of, like Camille is this season. I love her already. She doesn't seem to be in Kyle's back pocket like Taylor and Adrienne.

Sophie22
Sophie22

@motherofthreebeauties Um maybe because she IS on the show!

RedEye_
RedEye_

 @ILOVESALAD  @kcglass

 The ovewhelming majority does. I feel sorry for you that you judge on superficiality and can't look past swear words and not wearing a bra. Its CHARACTER that matters, and Brandi is all heart and soul, and THATS what people should judge her on. Thankfully, most people understand this basic human point, which is why 99.99479% of the viewers love her.