As the reunion began, Andy dropped the news. Adrienne would not be present. Her "final act as a housewife" was not showing up. Cowardly, to say the least.
After my Season 2, there was nothing I would have liked more than to stay home during the reunion but, I went and I faced the toughest year of my life on national television. I used to view Adrienne as a strong, independent business woman, but her behavior this year proved me wrong. This is our reality but it is also a job and not fulfilling your commitment to Bravo is not the act of a business woman.
I am proud of Andy for taking a stand not only for Bravo but also for all of us who share our lives, share our "secrets" and. . .show up.
Over the weeks leading up to the reunion, Adrienne or "her people" were leaking stories that she didn't want to be a part of the show any longer mixed in with stories that she was dating Rod Stewart's 31-year-old son, of course. She has been beating Paul up in the press as well. In fact, she has been quite busy leaking stories to the press all season. There were a couple stories early in the season that were quite detailed and clearly came from inside our circle. It was no surprise that the stories were negative about 'Wives that Adrienne was having conflict with and yet her name was omitted from both "incidents." Guilt by omission, perhaps. I agree with Brandi that Adrienne "buys" her way out of things well, I guess this time she bought herself off a hit show.
Taylor, i am so glad you are finally happy, You do know being happy at the expense of your friend may not be the best choice, I read an article that the lawyer you are so in love with used to be married to your family friend and they have three kids, in fact according to the article he was still married to her when you went to him for legal counsel and ended up dating him,thus the separation of the two. Please be careful in your choice of who you choose to be a father figure to your daughter,if he could'nt stay at home and help raise his own three ,chances are he won't be around to raise yours. , you say the situation of Brandi's marriage break up and yours may not be the same, why ? because the names are different ,both men were married with wives and children and both men left wives and children to be with other women before a divorce was granted, what's different? be very careful ,what goes around comes back around.
Be happy but not at anyone else's expense. Good luck in the future.
Your spot on about Adrianne, she is however fiercely competitive to her demise, she had no sense of humor, she completely went off the deep end when Lisa got into the shoe biz and made that cute comment...move over maloof hoof here comes Vander~pump.....so what?! Maloof thinks she's the only one who can sell shoes??? She also got mad at Lisa when her daughter picked another Hotel...I knew she was wickedly competitive, & it was Maloof selling stories2 the press, but b/c she was so mad at Lisa she pinned it on her! now that's messed up!! Just like she's lying about suing Brandi when she threaten it verbally on the damn show!!.....but Kyle should of stood up for Lisa when Adrianne accused her of selling stories but it seems sometimes there is a pecking order based on $$$$, and Adrianne seem to create the illusion that she was an honorable rich biotch...smoke and mirrors is all...There is good reason for Brandi Ken and Lisa to be tight, Brandi didn't allow Adrianne to manipulate her, cuz Maloof wanted Brandi to back stab Lisa and Brandi wasn't having it, unlike Faye Brandi did the right thing, Faye is just looking for her next decorating job, cause there is no reason for Faye to have her nose up Maloof butt to that extent, she's looking at Maloof as paycheck/decorating...if Brandi had Maloof money Faye be kissing Brandi's arse...
Wow, this is my first time on one of these things, i am amazed how affected some of you sound. This may be real life but its none of ours. i have a few questions though, i see people saying that Kyle is a lier some one said about everybody and everything. I must have missed that in the show can some one give me a specific item she lied about and where I can see that. Then maybe i could see why people believe Yoland and not Kim and Kyle about what was said at the airport. thats all.
First I want to say that your choice of clothing is absolutely magnificent! It is ,to me, the most fashionable of all the housewives, Your clothes are simple but beautiful and not over the top! I vote you the best dressed RHBH.
Taylor, I do not think you gave Yolanda a fair shake from the beginning and you are not giving her a fair shake now. She is real which is something that the Richards sisters are not. You were so very rude when invited to her home and she was quite gracious about it. I know you apologized and I applaud you for that.
Kim's approach to you about your drinking was for camera time IMO. Misery loves company. The fact that she didn't bother with you off camera say's a lot.
I know that you drank somewhat heavily but you are not in the same category with Kim. Kim is an alcoholic Taylor! You were self medicating which is a whole other story. I do not consider you an alcoholic. You were trying to numb yourself and rightfully so. You took Kim's analysis of you so well. You acted like a lady. Had the situation been reversed and you were talking to Kim about her problem there would have been hell to pay!
I disagree with you that Kyle doen't lie! Kyle fudges the truth Taylor. I expect that you will become the brunt of her mischeif now that she cannot push Lisa around! I really can't see Kyle or Kim being a true friend to anyone. I don't like Kyle at all. I have watched her attack people through her pitbull friend Faye. This is what she does Taylor. She did it to Camille and to Brandi. I think that with all she has she remains a very jealous and vindictive person who is never willing to take full responsibility for her actions. Watch your back with her and with Kim.
Adrienne, well what can I say about Adrienne! She is a rotten apple! She was also a poor excuse for a wife! I think that Paul was so funny getting up in the tree at her vodka promotion party! She did not appreciate what she had and continually berated him all night!
She is a coward for letting others print her dirty darts at others and then not showing up at the reunion to take the heat."Friends don't sue friends". You were right about the similarity between your siuation and Brandi's. Kyle refused to see this and I have no respect for her.
You acted graciously when you were asked to leave by Kyle though her crocodile tears, Kudos!
I wish you every happiness and hope you will stay with the RHBH.
You are out of control... Take a look at the video you were going crazy on Adrienne. You look like a mad woman. Stop being the victim, you keep repeating the same things over and over. Are you that desperate for sympathy?
You are a good person, but you do have a drinking problem. You have been through a lot which I am sorry for you and your daughter. Good luck wit your new man and hope to see you next season
There is a European saying that says "s/he has a gun in the pocket", and this saying refers to a person who hides his/her power for damage, who pokes people with this gun while never taking it out in plain view. These people are troublemakers, sh*t stirrers, instigators, whatever noun you may choose which would indicate manipulative cowardice. Kyle is one of these people. She is not loyal to anyone so smarten up in choosing allies. I'm not your biggest fan, or your littlest fan for that matter, but you are coming along in your journey and that's good to see. Yolanda is a strong woman who scares those who aren't sure of themselves. If you want to be her friend, you'll have to put on your big girl panties and stop playing the odds of siding with the women you think are most likely to stay on the show. Read the blogs. People aren't wanting to see the Richards' Sisters Show next season. They've run dry on material. They're repeating old behaviors in new story lines and it's monotonous.
Taylor, Kyle has lied TO everyone ABOUT everyone. She is the least trustworthy person of the group. You may not see it but the audience does. On the other hand, Lisa has stood up for you many times. Don't jump to conclusions and please, watch your back when it comes to Kyle.
The average person tells 4 lies a day, or 1460 a year a total of 88,000 by the age of 60. And the most common lie is: I"M FINE.
You've always been a coward! You, Kyle, Camille and Adrienne tried to confront and eliminate Lisa out the show you remember season 2 tea party when you tried confront Lisa but everything went wrong, you told Paul that the other women were chickens because they did not back you up, then you were part of the set up for Lisa on the reunion show season 2. You don't belong in this show.
From season 1, I didn't think you should be on the show because watching you not only with your husband, but with other housewives was utterly hearbreaking. There was always this sense of sadness in your eyes. Watching you resort to drkinking the first few episodes this season was hearbreaking but I knew why you were doing it, and anyone who has gone through such trauamatic and overwhelming experience cannot possibly judge you. You have shown the viewers that a reality show is not just a mind-numbing entertainment, but can offer an invaluable lesson in life in how to get through some of the most horrible events life hands us from time to time.
I can tell from the latter episodes and from your last few blogs, that you are holding your head up high. I am happy for you and hope you continue to hold yourself with the highest regard, not only for what you hav gone through and have overcome, but for your daughter.
Oh Taylor......nothing good will come-out of a relationship w/a man who is still going thru a divorce while dating you!!! You have such co-dependency issues & are in for more heart-ache & heart-break!!!! Good Luck is all I can say!!!!!
Taylor don't sweat the negative comments on this blog. You are a good person and it hurts my heart to know you were abused by the man you loved and maybe trusted for a time. You are a good mother and I think your just trying to find your balance with being a single pretty lady and being a mom. You will find that balance. I'm sending love your way and I hope it reaches you and your beautiful daughter.
Taylor, i'm glad to hear the sun is finally shining in your life. Hope to see you next season!
D-Ann Adrienne isn't the one that had the problem with Taylor. It was Camille that was being threatened with the lawsuit. Adrienne just went out with the group that met with Taylor to tell her what was going on.
nateadam34 D-Ann You are correct in that it was Camille who had been threatened with a lawsuit. However; Adrienne did much more than going "out with the group the met with Taylor".ADRIENNE was the ringleader . She was quite vocal about how the situation should play out.. In fact, SHE was the one who ENCOURAGED & CONVINCED Kyle to turn away Taylor and Russel. Moreover, what has viewers outraged is that Adrienne's justified her opinion by stating "Friends don't sue Friends".
To state it simply; people are turning against Adrienne because she has just proven herself as big ol, HYPOCRITE.
Crickets from your end of the couch this reunion! lol. At least you kept it classy. Best wishes for continued growth and happiness!
Hi Taylor, I think you look beautiful and radiant this season and I'm so glad that things are looking up for you. Please always remember that the only person who determines your worth is yourself, don't go looking for it from another person or this show. With that being said, we hope you know that your fans are always here to support you.
You are a beautiful, strong woman! I am SOOO proud to call you a BEST friend for LIFE!!!
This is a cut-throat group of women. WOW!!
Yet, you continued season to season to "survive and thrive" (borrowed words)
(our) GREATEST FEAR - (Marianne Williamson)
"It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us...
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us: it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others!"
One last question, when are you going to be on DANCING WITH THE STARS?
I saw you change a lot this season and it was an awesome change! I know that I grew to like you. I could see this look of peace in your eyes. I'm glad that Kyle is there for you. However, trust is not easy to come by when someone feels betrayed. You know this. Lisa feels betrayed and Kyle has betrayed her. Kyle has lied in the past to protect herself. She might not have lied to you, but she has lied. Think really hard about that.. Stories have been changed to protect the guilty...
Indeed, I believe Kyle and Kim's version of what Yolanda said about her "friend" Lisa. Yolanda is a snake and so stuck up. Lastly, I think you're doing a great job climbing up the ladder with your little girl. Don't look back and if you do, just learn and keep climbing.
Thank you for being honest! It's refreshing.. Kyle may not lie but she sure knows how to twist the story around, around, and around. She can never take fault for her actions. Ever!!
You definitely look like you're healthier and happier and I'm glad about that. Your comments seem honest but I'd be very careful with your friendship with Kyle. She's your friend - until she's not! She was totally throwing you under the bus with Kennedy! That could have opened Pandoras box with questions about your ability to take care of your child. That's about as low as you can go! We're all pulling for you, Taylor!
You've been through so much and you look so happy on the reunion part 1 show. Your face looks fuller and that's a good thing and I believe a true sign of happiness. You're right in that Adrianne is a coward. You showed up to the reunion last year when you didn't want to but at least you showed up. I don't believe Kyle is honest and she wasn't a great friend to you regarding the whole Kennedy fiasco. A good friend would have covered regardless. I hope to see how your life plays out moving forward and that you will return next season.
You are not such a great business woman either if you believe that Kyle does not lie. She threw you to the wolves about having Kennedy at her house and then discussing it with Marissa and kim.
Tibi How did Kyle throw Taylor to wolves? They were being filmed. Kyle didn't know Taylor was going to say that. And Taylor later said it was a misunderstanding with the Nanny thing. Don't jump the gun.
As much as I don't agree with you comment about Kyle not lying, at least your a loyal friend!! I throughly enjoy watching you and Kennedy!! Hope to see you back for season four!!
Wow Taylor. Up to THIS WEEK I have been one of your biggest critics. And then I read this blog and it's like God I agree with everything you have written here. It's like you are reading my thoughts!!! It is so well written and you are even being honest about your own shortcomings. This week's blog really does sound like a different Taylor to me. A thoughtful, reflective and honest Taylor. I think you really are in a happy place Taylor, not a desperate one. I am glad for you and if you come back next season I hope to see this side of you grow and flourish.
What's cool about you is that you have not tried to pull the wool over the fans eyes. You have been up front, whether it is good, bad, or indifferent. I respect honesty. I now am rooting for you all the way. You are definitely Beverly Hills Housewife worthy. So glad you have found someone after the trauma you've been through. I hope to see much more of you next season. All the best to you and Kennedy and I hope your guy knows how lucky he is. You are quite the catch! I hope the Kyle that's good to your daughter and a good friend to you gets her stuff together. I'm so disappointed in her. I hope she get's real so I can enjoy her again. She's kind of turning my stomach. All the happiness
According to Kyle you never knew where Kennedy was due to your irresponsible behavior. So if she doesn't lie is that supposed to be true? I know she is your friend and all but she does lie and a lot. Also about Yolanda not having done research, you didn't do enough research about her either but were quick to be judgmental about her, so you saying it makes you sound like a hypocrite. But you have apologized and admitted to it which is a great quality. Just don't get sucked into Kyle's craftiness because it seems like she is only nice to people who she thinks is beneath her or has a house to sell lol
Nic_Q Totally agree with you Nic_Q - The scene where Kyle picked up Kennedy to go to a party -- then acted like Taylor was not taking care of her child - just seemed like a set up to me. As Taylor explained later, Kennedy was with her nanny waiting for hrr mother to pick her up. If Taylor had seen Kyle and Kim's face when you were on the phone with them,...
Be careful, Taylor, Kyle is (or was) and actress.
OMG...Amanda 0012 read my mind!
Her post is my post. I wasn't a huge fan, nothing too bad, just didn't love you.
Well, I love you!
You have been to Hell and back and done it with class, maybe a few too many drinks, but sweetie, you have been thru the ringer!
You show incredible maturity and grace by being able to apologize and take your medicine.
I wish you nothing but the best with this new man and your beautiful daughter.
As for Kim, SHE is an alcoholic....I do NOT think you are. But if you have ever been around an sober alcoholic, to them, everyone who has a glass of wine with dinner is a drunk. Pay her no mind.
I suspect you did as you said, used wine to get thru a painful time and once on the other side, could see it hadn't really helped blah blah blah.
If you are an alcoholic, then everyone on the show and all of us watching are too.
As an outsider watching, I hope you are careful with regard to who you put your trust in. I know Lisa was hesitant to be friends with you initially, but I think she is an honest person and you will always know where you stand with her. Same with Yolonda and Brandi.
I know you and Kyle are friends, but she seems different to me this season and I would tread lightly. I think she is just too calculating to be a friend in anything, but the best of times. If you ever need her, and it looks like it may cost her in some way.....I would bet my twins, on the fact that she could give new meaning to the phrase, "fair weather friend"!
Anyway, I hope you are back next season, unless of course you move to Aspen or Vail or some other gorgeous place with your new man.
Best to you!
@Wellesleymom I love Taylor too. Always have. I didn't always like the way she behaved, but I saw vulnerability and hurt instead of arrogant mean girl like some of the others. I'm hoping she comes back for season 4 so that we can watch her continue emerge whole! Love you Taylor!
You are soooooooooooooo wrong about Kyle. Just watch what you say around her and her sister. It will get turned around to make you look like the one who is lying.
Taylor, I'll be honest, I wasn't your biggest fan. But this season you were sweet & vulnerable, strong & funny. You were your own person with your own opinions and didn't completely align with either "team." You totally won me over & I really hope you're back next season. I know Kyle has been decent to you, but she DOES LIE, so watch your back, girl.
Amanda0012 I couldn't have said this better. I feel the same way!! Taylor grew on me this season and I do hope she watched her back with Kyle~Kyle is evil and I would hate for her to hurt Taylor now that Taylor is finally doing well.
well, as far as you KNOW, Kyle doesn't lie. But Taylor.....GREAT BLOG. you look so beautiful and healthy this season...once you stopped drinking so much, but even when you were....you looked like you were having fun and just trying to cope. Kim was just trying to look like the hero, i was embarrassed for her and kyle when they came to see you...you handled it GREAT! It is obvious that you take very good care of your little girl, and always have.
agreed. You did handle the Kyle and Kim visit extremely well but I do have my suspicions about there being an ulterior motive on Kim's part. She was trying to put the focus on you and deflect the negative attention from herself and I thought this before you mentioned her never contacting you outside of the show. She is still bringing up the fact that Kyle called her an alcoholic on TV so I would have thought she would have displayed more discretion.. Is it just me or was Kim behaving in an extremely odd manner in Paris?
Anyway, I see you are on the mend Taylor and you would be better to stick with the likes of Brandi, Lisa etc rather than the conniving sisters.
"Who knew a couch could be so uncomfortable! " I LITERALLY laughed loudly! You're a whipper snapper, Taylor... but your OUR Taylor! :-D Kudos on the life changes, sweetheart :)
Oh and I forgot to mention, I think you have a beautiful and unusual face. I love that smile it's crazy and lights up the room.
Taylor, I like you. I didn't get you at first but when you opened up I saw a sincere sweet person. Well done for standing up to all the drama you've faced. I'm glad you're relationships with Brandi, Lisa and Yolanda are better. I believe their friendship would be good for you as they are fun but honest, strong and loyal. I like that when you are in the wrong you fess up and apologize , it's an admirable quality that so many seem to lack. I don't think you have a drinking problem and need to swear off alcohol for life. I think Kim is projecting. I didn't find the mix up with Kennedy troubling. Mix ups happen all the time. I think you are a loving mother.
I enjoyed your naughty behaviour this season. You were right in the things you said about the similarities between the Camille outing you and Brandi outing Adrienne. Double standards from some of the group there.
Great back flip in Ojai. Your non-butt is in fabulous shape so why not show it off? As a brit I want to say that british humour sometimes comes across to not brits as mean, it's joking and sometimes I think you feel Lisa is bitchy to you when she is messing around. I find the Adrienne teams accusations against Paul strange considering your situation and I can't help wondering if it is a calculated move. Obviously we cannot know but if it is it is an awful thing to do when there are women like you who have truly suffered.
I truly wish the best for you and am glad your life is brightening. I look forward to seeing more of you next season (and no , I don't mean your butt). x
To boldly state Kyle does not lie is ridiculous..... Taylor Kyle is not your friend and unfortunately you will see... She always attacks everyone. Watch your back... right now you are not a threat to her but once you get on your feet you will be next. Kyle and Kim both tried to make you look bad with the mix up with Kennedy and the Nanny. I see it coming even if you don't.