Hello Bravo lovers,
Thank you so much for all your well wishes, it really means a lot to me. I am on Day 69 of my treatment for Lyme, still struggling through my days as the side effects of the medication are starting to be worse than the disease itself. But with that said, I can see the 90-day finish line and hopefully can start getting back to being the workhorse that I am. There is nothing harder for me than to sit at the sideline, not being able to be productive. I know it shouldn’t, but it’s making me feel like a loser.
I loved Kyle’s dance with the clothing rack, very funny and no one can deny how beautiful she is. She is a true Capricorn and I appreciate her style. I enjoyed getting to know Mauricio, but I just haven’t seen Kyle walk a straight line in her relationships with the women, so I am cautious and not sure I trust her with my heart at this point. But who knows, that may or may not change in the future.
In this blog, I have tried to be consistent in sharing my experiences of merging into this group and my observation of how it all unfolds. Again, as I repeat every week, a strong opinion always kind of sounds judgmental, but please know it always comes from a place of kindness. I am certainly not here to make or break anyone.
I have never taken sides from the day I walked into this intimidating group of women, I have only taken note of how they received me coming in and how they treat one another.
As I have spent the past five months in bed, I am naturally going to favor those who showed up at my house and jumped in bed with me for a cup of coffee…
I also have Lyme ...I had it for three years before they found it ....so I do understand the up and downs of it ,,I feel for you Good luck And I can say you are the most honest person on the show Chris silvis
you're such a joke Yolanda... you say you like to have fun but you don't like to play games, yet you choose sides w/ brandi and lisa talking all this s*** about Adrienne... that to me is playing games. telling brandi to think negatively about adrienne to make her feel better. that is game.
xoxo_love88 I watched the show and I saw a lot of arrogance among others but not Yolanda. She is humble and kind and she speaks the truth. If truth hurts, so be it!
Yolanda, You remind me of myself in so many ways sans the house and lemon trees...hahahaaa...I have been so impressed with you this season (and I have been watching from the get go). I think it is hilarious how judgemental these women are...well, most of them, and how ironic their reactions are to some of the other ladies. Faye for example or especially Kim. I'm a no nonsense type of girl myself and it's good to see someone stand up for others who they believe in. It is not self righteous...it is commendable! Keep hammering away pretty lady. I got a feeling you know exactly what everyone's number is. Keep it in your pocket...
You are dead on right in your comments about Marisa. She has a long marriage to a nice man and she shows such disrespect for him. Shameful. She will be fortunate if her doesn't divorce her when he sees how she has degraded him publicly. Who does that?
At first I must admit, I was quick to judge you. But as time. went on, I see a different side to you that is gentle but strong at the same time. You don't pick sides, you stand for what's right. Some of the girls, I feel might be jealous of you & your beauty, family relationships & strength. I like that you don't bow down to their level, but try to bring them up to yours. What you said about Marissa's comments to her husband were right on. I couldn't imagine saying those things to strangers & on TV about him. She really thinks it doesn't bother him. It's like she is begging for attention. You, on the other hand don't need attention, you get it be just being you
LOVE you, Yolanda!!! I hope you start feeling better very soon! You are so refreshing to watch.
Yolanda, absolutely love you! You and Lisa have the voice of reason so please, PLEASE...PLEASE let everyone know if you don't come back for another season (and I totally hope you do) we just cannot abide Faye!
Yolanda since you were not at the tea party, i thought i would tell you exatly what happened....All the usual suspects were there, except for you....and ohhhh...Kim..she did not make it....nooo...see...she was going to come, but while she was getting ready, her new puppy, the one that already weighed about 55 lbs....basically cold cocked her right under the nose....yeah...ouch, the one she had fixed...no problem for Lisas party place setting....because word got out, and Faye decided to hijack the extra seat and robe....what robe you ask??? Oh that would be the robe each tea party attendee received....it was wrapped in beautiful fuschia colored paper with a fat lovely length of wired ribbon....so lovely....all of them, except for the one that Adrienne received....hers, was a large gray printed robe, that i can't be sure, but it highly resembled a tussled up peice of material that was tossed in Lollipops dog bed.....Ken and Lisas dog....when i strolled past Lollipops bed "after" Adrienne opened her gifted robe, I no longer saw the gray drab printed material....i'm just sayinnnnnn......There was some discussion about sueing whoever was responsible for either, purchasing, wrapping or if all else fails....making the robe, but Adriennes legal team determined that it might not get to circuit court, so advised her to simply toss it....the robe that is, they would figure out a way to bypass right to the supreme court.....Brandi asked Adrienne about the lawsuit....and Adrienne said there never had been one....Adrienne started squirming around in her seat...a white chair, that upon Adriennes departure, we learned that she had left skid mark type brown stains in......at first we assumed it ws the cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese, but Lisa remembered that the same stains seem to follow Adrienne..makeup...uhhh huhhh....We gossiped for hours as to why she uses butt tint....i mean really...who does that?? Nothing else worth noting took lace, unless of course i mention Taylors very naughty gift for Lisa....this is a family blog, so we will leave it at that....but i am pretty sure it was pink....although, it did look as though it had been wrapped, unwrapped and then rewrapped...i did recommend before leaving, that a good dousing of alcohol never hurts latex .... just in the off chance it was mistakenly used....As you can see, you didn't miss a lot....i will try to fill you in on the do-wop of the white party, that i have renamed the fight party....till then...please take good care and be well..
I hope you're on the next season but your health is more important than a reality show. I am delighted you have been on the RHOBH & now follow you on Twitter & FB. Love you updates about your health journey. Keep the faith & be strong.
Yolanda---you have nothing to offer to this show. You're boring, judgemental, opinionated, have little sense of humor), & snobbish. None of that has anything to do with your OCD or personal belief that you should "wait on/"serve" your husband. You have beauty, intelligence, money, great taste, etc. but you just don't fit into "the wives". Thankfully, you're not in that many entire episodes. Why did you even want to be on RHOBH? PS---that" comment Shush" @ restaraunt was so obnoxious & rude. (even though I agree they needed it)
dragonfly60 You are, of course, entitled to your own opinion, but I have to disagree about your statement about Yolanda being rude or obnoxious. There was no need for the conversation to get so loud or confrontational. I actually thought that a simple "Shsssssssh" (not "shush") was directly to the point,. Yolanda had already tried more than once to direct the conversation away from the often rehashed "Adrienne issue" to something non confrontational and enjoyable for all the housewives that did choose to be in Las Vegas. I don't think Miss Manners would have dissaproved.
dragonfly60 Maybe the reason you think she doesn't fit in is because she has "intelligence, great taste, etc." I'd watch Yolanda any day over the rest of these house hags. Brandi, Lisa and Yolanda aren't mean spirited like the Richards sisters, Faye and Camille.
As much as I think Yolanda is beautiful and well balanced. I think she attacks Adrienne because its easier. Just not cool.
I have to say that Yolanda is one of my favorites this season! She doesn't engage in the drama and tries to always end the drama. I love that she will call out anyone and doesn't kiss ass. It appears that status and money are not what drives her and I love it!!!
ceason Totally. At the last dinner Brandi had in Vegas, I LOVED the way she politely, without drama, called Kyle out and stated how they have now wasted 3 dinners.
Funny how Kyle invited herself onto the private plane Yolanda's husband sent to pick her up to get home....lol
I'm thinking I might have this right...if not, correct me. Linda Thompson, who was Elvis Presley's girlfriend for 5 years, was married to your first husband, or to your current husband? I cant get it all straight. She had two sons with your Ex, married David then divorced him? So, she was married to 2 of your husbands? Sooo confusing!
@momincolo Get your facts straight. Linda's 1st husband was Bruce Jenner, they were married for 3 years. She had 2 sons with Bruce then married David Foster from 1991 - 2005, no children. No confusion. Goggle it & check out wikipedia.
Hope this finds you well. I saw on the show that you are doing the Master Cleanse. I just started it but find I get so hungry! What can I do to help with that? Did you notice a difference with your body after doing the cleanse? I appreciate your help.
Yolanda you really need your own Lifestyle show. I think we could all learn a lot from you about living healthy, happy, joyous and free. The way you speak makes me want to listen and hang onto every word. Your gardens, lemons, talented and gifted eye for beauty and design, your patient parenting and your fabulous REAL friends from Beverly Hills could teach those of us that don't. You are someone that the world needs to see more of. A Martha Stewart for the new world we live in. I can see you and The incredible Barbara Streisand in the kitchen making miracles happen. And everybody loves Suzanne Somers. I think it could be huge. The world needs more Yolanda!
Get out before you get sucked in, you are nothing like these women! They will try to drag you down to their level!
jack1995 I think Yolanda has come up against bigger beasts to slay in the modeling world than with any of the pot stirrers on RHOBH or the former Mrs. Kramer.
When I first saw you on the preview of the season, I wondered who is the gorgeous stunning blonde? Well, I fell in love with you. You are even more beautiful inside as you are on the outside. You are graceful and poised. I am very sorry that you are dealing with another health issue after all you have been through. Most people would be bitter and angry. I love your positive attitude and your honesty.
I missed you this past episode and hope that you will feel well enough to do the reunion show. I will be heartbroken if you do not return next season. Sending positive energy and healing thoughts to you. xo
Yolanda....you are always the voice of reason. So "street smart".
I didn't know that you have been ill. Please recover quickly and be back on the show. I really missed you not being at Kyle's "White Party" because I know you would have rocked it. You and Lisa have impeccable taste and I would have loved seeing you in white.
As far as Adrienne and Brandi....I think it is really sad that Brandi had to pay for an attorney. I believe she did receive a letter because why would anyone pay out that kind of money for something ficticous? Brandi must have truly been scared that she was going to be sued. Thank you for standing up for her.
I truly love how you put your husband and children first. Kudos to you, Yo!
You seem like a sincere, honest, and a truly lovely lady. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully you can show some of the other women how to be a true friend and how we, as women, should support each other.
Whatever you were doing, it was probably much more exciting than attending the "white" party.......I hope you had a wonderful time! Hope you are getting healthier as each day passes.
Hope you are getting stronger. Was that your beautiful daughter GiGi in the March issue for Guess in Marie Clare? I want you to know what an addition you are to the show. Your health comes first-I learned that when I lost my beloved husband on 6/28/12 after a four month battle with kidney cancer. You have found true love and a wonderful family and home. Please take care and feel better. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way Suzanne
You are such a great addition to the show. Classy and kind..with wonderful taste. I like the way you handle difficult situations. I can see how some could be a bit intimidated by you..even though that's not your intention. The way you treat your husband..your children and your friends.
I am on my 5th day of the Master Cleanse..Because of you..( not sure whether to say thank you :) I am staying the course..I think the worst is over..
Wish I had your ready supply of lemons though. That would be sublime.
Danke je wel.
Yolanda, Sorry to hear you have been ill. I have missed watching you and hearing your comments to the other women.
You are totally correct about Adrienne! Her big mouth gets her into a lot of confrontations, especially the ones you can play back and see for yourself! She must think we all have short memories on what she and her husband have actually said. She likes to use her money to throw her weight around to intimidate people. I like the fact that Brandi will not let her do that. Adrienne now is a joke since she has started dating her friend's son! I guess she has something to prove. So pitiful.
Look forward to seeing you back on the show. Take care of yourself.
Hi Yolanda, I'm just now reading the blogs and had no idea you were fighting lymes! I too have chronic lymes and have been battling it for almost five years. I live in Scottsdale, Az and I believe I got it on a family vacation to MN. However, AZ doesn't see a lot of lymes which makes it quite difficult to treat. I have been trying to deal with it with good nutrition, exercise, and medications but I feel like I'm always in pause. Not really going backwards but not going forward either. I need to find a specialist that will really see how real this disease is and not just put me on two weeks of antibiotics and be done with it. I think I need to do what you are doing but I don't know how with having to take care of my three children 7, 4, and 20 months. Are you down a lot? Well thank you for talking about your disease and hopefully it will help others like myself. People need to see how difficult this disease really is to treat and how often it's misdiagnosed. Like you I was told I had fatigue syndrome and believed I was going crazy! It wasn't for another year till I was properly diagnosed. Now I just need to find a proper physician to treat me so I can be the girl I used to be! Thank you again sweet Yolanda! - Jenny joppru
Wow.....I honestly think you are the biggest hypocrite and phoney I've ever seen. You remind me a lot of New York housewife, Aviva, with your huge ego. Think you are your biggest fan,,,,and yes, very judgemental no matter what you call it.
Yolanda,please remember with treating this Lyme,the motto is slow and steady.
I was treated for over 4 years because of not being diagnosed properly and then one Dr. thought a 10 day course of abx.would be the ticket. Wrong. I never had a rash and went 2 years in pain before I finally found my wonderful caregiver.
Good luck,you are extremely fortunate to have the luxury of personal jets,ocean views and money for treatment. There are many that have gone in Lyme treatment ending up broke,lonely and must bear the after effects of Lyme.
So,stay the course and we will pray for your recovery from this Lyme disease,a disease that needs Govt.attention pronto.
One little tick bite can change a life forever.
I hope that you are doing well Yolanda. I miss reading your blog for this week. Take care.
Yolanda, hope you're doing okay. We haven't seen much of you this last episode. Is it the Lyme or have you been out of town? Please let us know you're okay. Ciao & sending healing wishes your way.
Yolanda you one of my favorite housewives, you are real but classy. I love how you handle situations and go about this. I tend to always find myself agreeing with you. Hope to see more of you on the show! Hope you're feeling better.
I really didn't think I was going to like you, at all. Yolanda, you my dear, are a class act!! I wish more women in this world could be the way you are!! You tell it like it is truthfully and without appoligies, and that is an amazing quality in a person. Get better, my son in law has lyme, has his whole life. its not easy :)
I hope you are having a good week, Yolanda. You have many people out here who care about your health and send best wishes to you.
Yolanda I really appreciate your joining the RHOBH this season. It has been a treat. You are beautiful on the outside but that is not nearly as important as the beauty of your mind and heart. Thank you for this.
I think your Lyme has been an experience given to you to slow you down a bit and let your spirit rest for awhile. I love your energy and work ethic but sometimes we must slow down and rest. I pray God heals you completely from the disease. Someday someone will cross your path that needs your experience in the treatment of Lyme disease. What a good teacher you will be.
Back to the RH, I love the way you get your point across without foul words or raising your voice. I hate noise except that of nature and children playing. I hope you can keep it that way too.
LOVE,LOVE, LOVE you on the show!!! You bring such class to it! I love how down to earth you are about where you came from. Gosh, I had not heard that you were battling being sick with Lyme. My goodness! Not every person watching this show loves to see trouble stirred up constantly and to just see people trashing each other. I originally started watching Real Housewives to learn about other women and their lives from different parts of the country. It was interesting. I do not like the catty fights! So you coming on the show was a breath of fresh air! I love hearing about your life - your modeling, you coming to America, etc. I also love how you are so devoted to your family and especially your husband. You bring such class to the show and yes, you have demanded respect.... but without having to kick and scream for it! LOVE it!!! Bravo---- please politely ask Yolanda to come back!!! OR have a spin-off with Yolanda!!! Hope you feel better soon! I know what it is like to be in bed for months, I was diagnosed with a muscle disease that is exceptionally rare. Best wishes to you!!