Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Holding Marisa Responsible

Yolanda wasn't going to let the other ladies walk all over Brandi.

Hello my friends, sorry for the delay. It has been a struggle the past couple of months to focus on writing this blog due to the Lyme disease that has so severely affected my brain function.

Most days I stare at a blank page for hours and won’t be able to put my thoughts into words. At home, David would sometimes help me write these, but here in Florida, I have been on my own.

It’s so frustrating, because I love writing and putting my thoughts on paper, as it has always been my way of digesting my thoughts and feelings. The good thing is I am starting to have good days with clarity, so my future is looking bright. I will continue to pave the way and share my health journey with the world until I find a cure and proper diagnostic testing for this silent killer called Lyme disease.

I always look forward to reading your comments and I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read my blog and getting to know me more intimately.OK, onto tonight’s business:

I thought Ken was hilarious. I am so happy to know his hip is working like a little charm and he is ready for another 30 years with Princess Pinky.



How cute were Lisa and Brandi in their robes? I would have much rather had massages with them, but I guess someone had to go and represent us and hold down the fort.

Adrienne’s Zing party of course was extravagant but beautifully done. I loved all the painted people; it was like a Cirque du Maloof.I never liked big parties, especially going alone. I much prefer smaller gatherings that are more intimate. A couple of shots of Zing would have definitely made me a lot more relaxed, but I just have not been comfortable enough to let my guard down amongst this feisty group.

Thank god I didn’t, because I needed every bit of my Lyme brain to function in order to understand what these adult women with their high school antics were trying to do, which was clearly throwing Brandi under the bus. Guess what, that ain’t gonna happen under my watch.

I feel Marisa should have waited to discuss the text message with Brandi rather then sharing this private discussion with a bunch of women that she knew didn’t have the best intentions with Brandi.

When Faye started her B-bashing, once again I just felt like I was trapped in a circle with a bunch of women I honestly have little in common with.

Maybe that sounds arrogant or mean, but it’s just not the way I choose to conduct myself. I don’t mind having a debate or agreeing to disagree with someone face to face, but I am very righteous and will stand up against all of them when I feel like they are ganging up on someone. Trash talk is dangerous, especially when it comes from hearsay.

Watching Adrienne and Paul interact is painful. I always wondered why she talks to her husband the way she does. In my eyes it seemed so extremely disrespectful, but I guess we now know why.

So to be fair to Adrienne, we all know what it feels like to fall out of love with someone who was once your everything and all of a sudden every little thing they do irritates you. Breakups can bring out the worst in us, and unfortunately most of us will deal with it at some point in time. Hopefully Paul and Adrienne can put their egos aside soon and focus on raising their beautiful children united as friends.

I am still not sure why they choose to make a public announcement about their separation on Lisa’s special day.Anyway on a more positive note, how beautiful and romantic was Villa Rosa? The perfect evening for lovers.

I was excited to have my hubby with me. It’s hard to pull him out of the studio when he is on a creative roll. This year has been crazy as he is running Verve Records as well as producing four new albums.

David grew up very poor, but since childhood he has had an obsession with airplanes to the extent that he knows every little detail of every plane in the sky. He never wants for anything and is too conservative to buy something as extravagant as a plane.

Even though it would be my greatest joy, I obviously cannot afford to buy a plane so as a wedding gift I recorded a song on his favorite jet.

It was very interesting to see how Wendy, who is a successful newscaster, was so surprised with the way I treat my husband. Funny that people mistake such kindness with weakness. Obviously I am by no means a doormat, but I do take great pride in tending to and taking care of my man.  Maybe I am old-fashioned that way, but he is the king in my household and I absolutely love it that way.Rather then standing around talking about the birds and the bees, I wanted to hold Marisa responsible for throwing Brandi under the bus at Adrienne’s party so we could move on from that. For a minute, I was speechless when Faye inserted herself into our conversation uninvited. I honestly have never seen anyone behave so rudely and inappropriately.  How hypocritical from someone that is trying to belittle another woman for her behavior?

I saw how these Pit Bulls treated Brandi last year, and that ain’t going to happen as long as this sheriff is in town.

The fact that Faye defines a woman by a Chanel bag is the most pathetic thing I have ever heard. To be honest, I think it’s an insult to the intelligence of a woman!

Anyway, let’s stay positive and put our focus back on the beauty of this romantic night at Villa Rosa. Next week you will be seeing a very special moment between Lisa and Ken. It’s probably the most precious and vulnerable I have ever seen Lisa, so please make sure to tune in!


Much love and a big kiss,

Yo

Lisa V.: How Many Scenarios Can We Excuse?

Lisa Vanderpump tries to make sense of what happened at the reunion and gives us an update on her life since. 

And here we have it...the final episode as the curtain drops on Season 5, the last part of this intriguing trilogy...

Firstly, it is almost too complicated to dissect, but let's try to have a better understanding of the complicated dynamic that materialized this season...

I think upon reflection, it has been pretty obvious after months of filming the intent of some to insert themselves into an already fractious situation. Kim obviously felt bolstered by BG, much to her detriment, as she became a victim of her own volatility. I doubt since filming has wrapped whether there has been much interaction between BG and Kim. It would surprise me greatly if this supposedly close relationship is still flourishing.

What concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling.

Lisa Vanderpump

There's not a lot to say that hasn't been said, really, but what concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling, salaciously stating what a wonderful friend she was and how totally unsupportive Kyle has been. I don't believe the years of dealing with a sibling struggling with alcoholism, supporting financially when needed, should be ignored--also the emotional toll it must have taken on the family. This is a family that has many offsprings who love each other dearly, and that should be paramount. BG has no idea of any history, just a few short months under the glare of reality television.

Also in this final segment, it baffles me once again as to the arrogance as to state what is off limits. How many scenarios can we excuse? Dogs? Children? House? Sobriety? Our business became your business when we entered into your living room. We should strive for transparency, and we should deal with consequences as we profit from the benefits.

I have grown close to Lisa and Eileen and enjoyed them immensely, not always understanding Lisa's actions, but always believing it came from a place of concern, even if sometimes, like in regard to the text she sent, it was a little impulsive. Her anger got the better of her, and for that, I believe she was sorry. I am not making excuses for her, but I am resolute in the belief that provocation sometimes creates a day of reckoning.

My suggestion of putting a band aid on a situation is one of experience. Sometimes we reach for the unreachable, especially when it comes to relationships. Furthermore, we have to accept that idyllic relationships are not always obtainable, but what we should not accept is that the whole family infrastructure, which can be so delicate, would possibly be fractured--weddings missed, birthdays ignored, and all of life's moments punctuated, documented with regret.

So that is what I hope for this season, that the devious trifling is never rewarded by the success in the breakdown of any relationship. Last year, as I sat on my own, aghast at what had transpired, I hoped for a clearer picture, and now I have one, as I think you all do.

Snippets of downtime that have been aired this reunion--cups of tea requests, diarrhea jokes, pussy to the bathroom jokes, didn't know a Flex but definitely knew a Ford--are a great way of also demonstrating that there are giggles in the face of adversity.

Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you, who have sent messages of love and well wishes in what has proved to be a trying week. The surgery has been a reminder of how sometimes the indomitable support of those close to you is so valuable, and I appreciate it tremendously. My children by my side, friends, and family are the icing on the cake. Thank you to you all. Ken is doing much better and is well on the way to full recovery.

I have appreciated your comments and enjoyed interacting with you.

Much love as always, 

Lisa

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