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Taylor's Trash Talk Is Poisonous

Yolanda wishes Taylor would have taken the time to get to know her before judging her.

Hello Bravo lovers! Sorry I missed you last week but I had just started my 30-day program at a wellness center in Florida and I wasn't feeling well enough to focus on writing a sensible blog.

After 85 days of IV antibiotics and minor results, I've decided to give the holistic route a shot. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes, I am truly touched by your kindness.

It's nice to see some sisterhood from Kim and Kyle, as best friends of Taylor's, it seems appropriate for them to worry about her and have that so difficult talk. I love the way Kim took charge and is now taking on the reversed roll in trying to help others, maybe she is finding her new mission in life.

We all know it was a conversation long past due. As much as I have disliked Taylor's drunken antics, I have to say she seemed very sincere when confronted and definitely owned her issue. I believe acknowledging our own mistakes is half the problem solved. Taylor's tragedy is the unthinkable and more then anyone could possibly handle but I am hopeful she can pull her life together for the sake of her little Kennedy.

I was excited to have the gang over to Mohamed's for a little house warming cocktail party and showing of his latest creation. Even though I mention his infidelity at this point after 12 years, I have forgiven him and choose not to remember the pain it caused me but only what it taught me.

Establishing a friendship after divorce takes great effort and a lot of swallowing of your pride and ego. But at the end of the day, the children's happiness and well-being is all that ever mattered to me. I truly believe that they love both parents equally and they deserve to have both parents in their life peacefully.

My children are blessed with three parents; David is extraordinary and an absolute blessing in our life. He has always been so great with Mohamed and is an incredible stepfather to our children. It's really special to see the mutual respect between two men that are connected through circumstances.

I am not that blessed in the ex-wives club, but I have great stepdaughters and I will always keep trying to bring everyone together and take great pride in being the driving force behind our big unconventional family.

Taylor was one of the women who did not really embrace me coming into this group and I kept hearing that she had issues with me so I finally decided to confront her.

Even though I don't believe we can or need to all be best friends, I still feel we need to look each other in the eyes and be honest. Trash talk is poisonous and a bad habit! Maybe if Taylor had taken the time to have a coffee with me, she might have liked me before she wasted her precious time not liking me.

I just realized she is now trying to make it about my husband. Geez, she doesn't even know my husband so she is judging him on whatever his ex-wife has told her. . .

Well Miss Taylor, remember there are always three sides to a story. His, hers, and the truth, so maybe get the other two-thirds of the story before you let your mouth run on someone you don't even know!

Anyway, more to come on this subject. . .

I am so happy Brandi and David finally met, as you remember she was out of town for the diner party at our house.

Brandi is right, we had that instant connection when we met. Even though we might use different communication tools, our lives were pretty similar growing up and I absolutely respect her honesty. She is straightforward and I love knowing she has my back.

Off to France we are. . .

I absolutely loved seeing Grandpa Ken with Ryan. How cute was that?

I am excited to go on the girls' trip to Paris because if I am going to invest my time into this group, it's important to explore our new friendships and start creating new memories together so we can move on from all the negative stuff from the past couple of months.

Sadly the trip started with the terrible news of Richard Zanuck's passing. What a shock! I don't know Marisa and Dean very well but I did know Richard and Lilly. Such a loss! It definitely put things in perspective for everyone. Especially in this group of women where there is so much drama and precious time wasted arguing. It kind of brought us close and everyone began making a conscious effort to get along and really enjoy every minute of every day.

We sat around and talked a lot on our flight to Paris and started to bond on a different level then the more superficial way at a lunch or dinner party. Once we got to Paris, the fireworks were just the perfect welcome to the most romantic city in the world. The only thing missing was my love and a boyfriend for Brandi and Kim. I guess Brandi thinks one would have been enough for both.

I personally did not think much of Kim being late, but then again, I don't know her in her previous life and am just getting to know her.

Anyways it's going to be a lot of fun exploring Paris with the Beverly Hillbillies!

Make sure you tune in next week because you don't want to miss it!

Until then, au revoir.

Xoxo
Yo

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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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