Sadly our trip to Paris had come to an end. As we cruised Le Seine, I really believed that, regardless of some little bumps in the road, we had bonded and strengthened our friendships within the group. . .
Ken is adorable. He is a good old-fashioned man and I loooove to see him do all the romantic little things for Lisa. I always say, "Get wise, keep your romance alive," but these veterans can teach us all a thing or two. They have a great marriage, and I am so excited to witness the renewal of their vows. I am such a "hopeless romantic," and will be bringing my box of tissues.
The photo shoot at Jim Jordan Studio was the craziest day in my career ever. We all got to the studio at 7:30 am, while our stylist showed up three hours late. It was so stressful because I knew David could only stay for one hour because he was doing a show with Barbra for the Women's Heart Center event that night.
Anyway, my love was a great sport. Photo shoots are not his favorite thing to do (haha), but he came and conquered. We got some beautiful pictures together, and he went back to work while we figured out the wardrobe and finally ended up shooting a beautiful story.
I quite frankly believe that you like to instigate the garbage that goes on between the other women..I also think that they brought you to the show for just that reason..None of you have an ounce of the class that Adrianne has I am glad she left she is too good for garbage like that!
Yolanda, you bring a ray of sunshine to this show, please continue who you are.
We all adore you.
Yolanda adds great balance to the show and continues to be the voice of reason. Just one question..... Can Faye just go away?
Why do you have to understand why Marisa is bringing in Mauricio to sell the Zanuck residence? It is not your business!!! Kyle and Kim have their own drama. They fight and they make peace, they fight again and the make peace again. They are family. They like their drama!!! It is not your business so don't get involved!!
I think you, Brandi and Lisa are the real deal. I don't like how Kyle doesn't tell Faye to bud out and defends her by saying she's protective and speaks out. Faye has no business talking to any of them about things that happen on the show. Yet when Lisa defends Brandi it's a different story and Brandi is labeled a trouble maker. And who stops by someone's party, has the girls hold court for her and never acknowledges her hosts? Adrienne is such an attention getter.
Yolanda, I didn't know what I thought about you when I first watched the show, but I just LOVE you. You are so honest and open and very loyal to people that you care about. You aren't disrespectful or phony. You just talk straight. Some of the other girls need to learn from you! Obviously being a rich, beautiful woman has not gone to your head! Great addition to the Real Housewives!!!
yolanda you are amazing.... like everyone previously said so good of your character to call everyone out.. !!! faye and adrienne are toxic to everyones friendship and glad you dont let their pitiful attempts to turn the group on brandi.. good for you and agreed you should have smacked faye... ugh hate her!!!!! and glad you called marissa out for being cruel that way..!! She wants to sleep with everyone and uses brandi to bring it to light that girl is already on my nerves for throwing that on brandi...!!! such a great friend you are... your group can learn great things from you... and also taylor is whacko and crutches on her own self pity which is disturbing..
I never comment on these blogs, but yours I am. I just wanted to say you are a breath of fresh air and am so glad to see someone with some sensibility step in and take control. No wonder your husband loves you so. I think your handling of Faye is spot on and I wish someone would just show that old cow the door. Thank you for opening up about your Lyme disease. My dear friend contracted it during her stay in Germany and it can be debilitating. Your strength through a healthy lifestyle and healthy mind sure will prevail.
Love you on this show... It is about time that bravo brings someone on the show that actually stands up for what is right, not just get on anyones bandwagon. I love the way you call someone out when they try to backstroke about what they said. The only thing that I regret that you did not do is smack Faye right in the mouth. She is so pitiful, and I hope bravo takes her off the show. I cant stand her voice. Keep up being real and dont get caught up in the drama.
love you Yolanda. You are a very wise lady and have enjoyed you on the show. Hope you feel better soon.
We love Yolanda. I was so proud of you standing up to Faye. She can not handle you because you come from a place of reason and she does not. I agreed with everything you said. I did not like the fact that she decided to get in the middle of a discussion you were having Marisa. She sure knows how to do the "Moon Walk" when she wants to back track out of her statement she made about Brandy. She should not have showed that message to everyone there. She should have gone to Brandy and asked her to not assume anything about her marriage. That would have been the womanly thing to do. Some people just do not and will not get it.
Yolanda-I am so thankful you have joined the cast this year! This is the only time I've ever written a response but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am that you are struggling with the devastating effects of Lyme Disease. I have a good friend who was not diagnosed for 10 years and really was at the bottom. Now, she is just doing wonderfully and returned to college at 35 years old. I know you will have the BEST medical care and although it is a road, it is doable. There is no other choice but to face it, as you well know. I admire your courage, your lovely marriage, you are a lady to aspire to be. I adore you. Thanks for a great season! Get well soon and stay positive! If you ever need a great nurse, call me!! Haha. xoxo
I am glad you joined the show! You are quickly becoming one of my favorites. PLEASE don't trust Taylor. She has proven herself to be dishonest and NOT friend worthy over past years. She has not changed, and every time someone calls her on her BS she plays the victim (which really disturbs me). I am sure you will figure her out; but be cautious.
Feel better Dear. I truly love the way you directly handle situations that arise. You are a keeper. I would be drawn to you and Brandi and Lisa, simply because I believe I could count on you to be honest and loyal as a friend. I don't really see that in any of the other girls. So happy to have you join the cast of my guilty little pleasure.
Lisa and Yolanda true grit, Brandi is Brandi, like her other reasons and admire the other 2 and Ken for being fairminded!
Yolande you're a champion for the underdogs or those you feel are being hurt by others. Admirable quality. Good luck healthwise too. Right now I think you are a very kind and smart person hope you don't change that as most of the others have got above themselves and in turn have come to dislike most cept you, Lisa and Brandi....
Yolanda...so sorry to hear of your illness...thoughts and healing energy your way. Kyle and Kim are both a mess...don't let them bring you down. You have the class they want...keep on being yourself and get well soon!
Love love love you Yolanda. It took you a while to catch up and see who some of these women really are but you have the memo now. Kudos for you not allowing them to talk to you or about you and your husband any kind of way. Kim is a babling, overly self-righteous idiot, whom I'm convinced is still an addict of some type. That BS explanation she ganve Kyle in the dressing room about mistaking a water pill for another pill that caused seizures was ridiculous. If someone figured out that a particular type of medication caused them seizures, would that person throw out the medication??? Kyle is a brown nosing wannabe who trolls all her friends (and probably Kathy's) for work for Mauricio. Mauricio probably wouldnt even be with her if she wasnt a steady source of real estate business, which is why she is so protective of him. Clearly, Marisa shouldnt have shared that listing with Mauricio, but I am certain there is a reson why she did.. perhaps gratitude for Kyle getting her on the show. But Andy- please understand Marisa brings nothing to the show and really shouldn't be asked back frankly. Lisa is my girl as always and the reason why the others can't get to her like they do Brandi is she has her own money and lots of it and Lisa actually has a brain so she tells these idiots where to go. Please, let Faye go Andy... I turn the show off every time I see Faye enter a scene. She is a NOBODY who has probably borrowed her own fair share of Chanel bags. And she's a terrible decorator. Get your money back Kyle..
It is heartbreaking to know such a kind and wonderful lady is struggling with this disease. Unless you have struggled yourself it is impossible to fully understand the impact df dealing with a health issue that never seems to have a resolution. I understand. My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in my prayers. I am a very positive person (as you are) so I believe a full return to heath will be a reality for both of us. There are days when this concept is hard to believe, but in my heart I know that day will come.
Yolanda and her husband are two of the rudest people I have ever seen.They yell at Taylor for talking,Yes Taylor should not have have been talking while he was playing but you yell at her then your husband goes off on her,is that how you treat people that come to your home? Then you and Brandi tag team on Marisa,and when Faye come to take up for her you tell her to go away because you know you can't handle Faye,and Brandi has no problem speaking her mind she don't need your help.Marsia on the other hand is a shy type and you two were mean as hell,that pour girl could not get a word in. With you and Brandi going off,so i am glad Faye come to her rescue.You need to stop jumping on everybody,your just rude as hell.
Thank you Yolanda for breathing life into the show with you honesty, sincerity and finally your frank responses. I am hoping you have time to be back.
I forgot about Dana and wish to continue forgetting about her. She seems to feel that "acting" a mess is "cool" as if she idolized Valley of the Dolls as a child. Something is wrong with this woman...not to mention new money is never attractive.
The photo shoot was beautiful! You were such a professional...and David such an admirer! I loved getting to see the whole process! You are a wonderful woman, Yolanda!
I love you Yolanda but I can't understand why you protect Kim...She is a problem and she is the gossip girl, she can not wait one moment to bad mouth Brandi.
Yolanda, I think you and Lisa are such classy women. I love the way you behave in such a lady like manner. I know it's a show but sometimes watching the women and how they talk and behave makes feel embarrassed for them. You set such good example.
Yolanda - when you had that infamous dinner party at your house, you were demanding that everyone basically worship at the altar that is David Foster and you accused the ladies of being rude in your Talking Head yet the remarks you made at Kyle's store opening were rude, catty and disrespectful. Don't demand of others what you are not capable of yourself!
Yolanda - Was surprised that as the 4th wife of celebrity, you are confused that MAYBE one of his previous wives could still harbor ill thoughts about him, or harbor thoughts of getting back with him. Brandy is on your tail - check the rear view mirrors about her rude tidbits about you. Its jealousy - not pretty.
Yolanda, I think you are beautiful, classy and smart, and I love how you stick up for your friends. But please, will you stop saying your husband is your king? You set women back 50 years with comments like that. Does he rule you? I was married for 25 years to my beloved husband who passed away last year. I treated him like a king, but he was not "my king". Maybe it's just semantics, but I cringe every time I hear you say that!
You and Lisa are by far my favorite housewives. Your honesty and support for your friendships as well as your relationships is refreshing. Best wishes on your journey through this disease.
Yolanda thank you for being as amazing and inspirational as you are. You and Lisa are the best people on the show and show women great examples of confidence, hard work, beauty, grace, and loyalty. Keep putting trash like Faye and Marisa in their places!!!
Yolanda I think Bravo needs to keep you, Lisa and Brandi and get rid of the other women on the show. Do you have any friends that you could bring to the show? I am so fed up of watching the Richard's sisters tear each other apart and everyone else for that matter. Who in this world are they? Ex Disney actors/ kids who have turned into mean women. Love you on the show. Considering the combined wealth of all the women on the show and the fact that so many women would love that lifestyle you would think the behavior would be better. Sadly it is not. I hope Bravo gives the show a shake up and gets some fresh perspective.
I truly enjoy you on the show! I do not feel you were being nosy or causing drama at Lisa's party. Instead you were telling Marissa to talk to Brandi and not behind Brandi's back. I don't see the problem with this. I also love how your husband is your "king". you do not come off as weak for treating him so. I could take a lesson or two on this! lol
How can you feel sorry for Trailor or Fake Faye?. Trailor was talking because she was drunk, as usual. Plus, she loves to direct attention to herself. And Faye isn't interested in coming to anyone's rescue. Her only interest is in getting camera timein the hopes she'll become the new housewife.
P.S. Have you ever heard of spell check? Or learned about not using run on sentences?
@hoochone I saw it the same way you did what have the saints called it "pot stirring". Yolanda was definitely stirring the pot. Why didn't she allow Brandi to discuss it with Marissa privately as she had chastised Marissa to do earlier.
@hoochone As someone who just adopted a Silk Havanese puppy, and learning how not to allow this little furball to dominate me, I recognized Yolanda and Brandi's reaction to Faye....You see, when Yo and Bran turned their back on the B@#**.... they were clearly showing her that they were the Alpha females.....just like in a litter of pups....when a pup does something Mama does not like...she walks away from them....ignores them.....I shouted "good girls" to the tv, my pup, Layla, was confused, and then expected a treat for doing nothing......this type of doinance training works with all forms of bad behavior, biting, mouthing, growling and tugging....all things we have seen Faye do during the last two seasons....even though she is an older B@##*.......it will still work...I was so impressed...
@hoochone i think you got things wrong. watch the episode again, darling. brandi and yolanda are not attacking marisa, what they are doing is stopping the BS once and for all. yolanda stands for integrity and honesty. she is a fierce warrior of the truth if you will. :-) what's so great about her is that she doesn't give a damn about family names, money, social status, etc, etc. what's right is right, what's wrong is wrong. no way around that.
@gooddudela New money is not attractive? Old and new money can act classless. Being born into a wealthy family does not give anyone class. It is simply a lucky lotto birth. Class comes from within. Some women simply do not have it even if they had deportment schooling.
@gooddudela i couldn't agree more! well said.
@JuliaBelle Semantics or not; if a woman likes to be treated like a princess/queen, what is wrong in treating your husband like a prince/king back.? Haven't you seen how Paul was mistreated by Adrienne and guess what happened to their marriage? She was so much nicer to her help than to Paul. Yolanda, you are classy, elegant, loving lady!
@JuliaBelle If MY husband could afford to treat me as David treats Yolanda - hell yeah I'd call him king. It in no way reduces the value of Yolanda, by acknowledging her husband.
@JuliaBelle obviously semantics. she doesn't bow before him when he enters a room...so that should be a clue.
@Axollot @gooddudela My dear Diva s who think they are queens... I was raised in a home where we had two bedrooms for 6 people...mom hung up a sheet in the hall so our bedroom could get some of the air from their room ...it was a mans world, They had air conditioner, kids had leftovers ....that's all we knew...if you watch mad men, the series, you will see how the kids of the 50's lived...I'm happy that I had to share my under ware drawer with my three sisters...because now I know what it's about...sharing...battery low, I will be back.