Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Yolanda on the Brandi-Adrienne Feud

Lisa V.: I Won't Erase the Past

Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Eileen: I Could Feel the Tension at Kyle's

Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Yolanda: These Are Teaching Moments

Kim: My Heart Felt So Big

Kyle: Kim and Monty's Relationship Is Unique

Lisa V.: I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship

Brandi: Kim Is a Survivor

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

Lisa R.: I Couldn't Be More in My Element

Brandi: I Felt Like a Grown Up

Yolanda: I Was Doubting My Parenting Skills

Lisa V.: A Scare Can Be the Ultimate Lesson

Eileen: Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes

Lisa R.: My Heart Ached for Yolanda

Kim: The Call No Parent Wants to Get

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Brandi: Not a Good Time for My Phone to Die

Lisa V.: Hindsight Is 20/20

Kim: The Words You Never Want to Hear

Yolanda: 50 Is the New 30

Eileen: A Long Career Is the True Award

Kyle: An Invite to a Party Isn't the Answer

Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 3?

11 #RHOBH Reactions That Sum up Our Lives

Kyle: I Would Take A Road Trip Over a Plane

Lisa: When You Reach Out, You Are Rewarded

Kim: Brandi and I Always Seem to Have Fun

Yolanda: A Homemade Meal Goes a Long Way

Brandi: I Was Surprised Adrienne Was So Receptive

The Real Story Behind Lisa R.'s Depends Ad

3 Clues to Next Week's Episode

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 2?

3 Times the 'Wives Were Just Like Us

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Episode 1?

Kyle: Brandi Was Looking for Trouble

Lisa's First Impression of the Ladies

Yolanda: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Yolanda on the Brandi-Adrienne Feud

Yolanda reflects on cleansing with Kyle, catching up with Kim, and the big show-down at the Moroccan restaurant.

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week and are getting back into the swing of things and ready to tackle 2013 head-on.

Thanks for all your well wishes; I am on day 40 of my IV antibiotic treatments with hopefully only 30 more to go. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and hoping to get back to my normal life sooner than later. I have a new respect and sympathy for any of you out there battling a chronic and/or debilitating disease.

I have been enjoying the blog process because I am fascinated with the different perspectives on our stories. Like I say every week, I am just giving my view, but, as my husband pointed out, a point of view by definition can often seem judgmental. But in my heart, I'm always trying to help, not hurt. I am also learning that since English is not my first language I sometimes don't use the correct words and some things definitely get lost in translation.  It was so much easier to do my Dutch show where I got to think and speak in my own language. However, I will continue to try and do better.

I wasn't going to spend any more time and energy on the Scheana-Eddie story. Of course, there are so many cheaters in this town -- well in this world to be exact! It just infuriates me to think he cheated on Brandi while she was pregnant with his child. It's just even more unconscionable and really shows that this man has no moral compass either. Again, Brandi is so lucky to be far away from him and his dysfunctional ways. . .Seeing Lisa and Brandi is emotional and very endearing. That's what our relationships with girlfriends should be like, shouldn't it?  Lisa has been a great support system for Brandi and she is lucky to have her as a friend. Hopefully viewers realize that even here in Beverly Hills, where our lives seem so perfect and glamorous from the outside (with the big houses, champagne and red carpets), in reality, we are all dealing with similar life problems. Trust me, at the end of the day, we all put our pants on one leg at a time.

I was happy to see Kyle and finally get some one-on-one time with her. We were able to connect and I could share the best side of me. . .The bee hives, lemon trees, and gardens, which is where I feel most comfortable. It's always hard to get to know new friends intimately within a big group and I appreciated her coming all the way to Malibu. I rarely go to Beverly Hills to have lunch or shop with the girls, so I am not a great girlfriend that way but I do enjoy sharing health, fitness, and life experiences with them. Even though the Master Cleanse is not for everyone (please consult your doctor first) it made such a big impact in my life so I am always so excited to share this with others.

I really pushed for Kim to come over, but unfortunately that never happened. I have no idea why she doesn't remember planning our day together, but hopefully we can still do it some other time when she is ready to commit.  Commitment seems to be a reoccurring problem with Kim. I felt Kyle to be very sincere when talking about Kim being her hero growing up and how magic she was. You can tell there is a lot of love but also a lot of pain there. Ultimately though, everyone is responsible for their own actions.

I agree with the life coach: Kim looks amazing and I am pulling for her. There is some deep-rooted stuff going on that we on the outside world will never truly understand. I wish Kim and Kyle would choose to go to therapy together to try to heal these wounds and move on to a relationship their mom would have been proud of. It is time to look forward and forget about the past. With every sunrise there is a promise of a new and better day!I love watching Lisa at work. She truly is a solid business woman with a fabulous sense of style. 

OK, let's talk about Ken.  How adorable is he? It's nice to see him wanting to reconnect with Lisa in such a special way. . .A pink swing with ribbons and a heart shaped flower garden planted with his own bare hands! Now that's romance at its best! You know I am all about romance, so Ken is a man after my own heart. I say, "Get wise, keep your romance alive." I loved seeing Lisa on the swing; it's great to see the playful little girl in her.

Dinner at the Moroccan restaurant was another public drama. Kim has a knack for bringing up ultra-sensitive issues at inappropriate times. I do think that the conversation is extremely important for them to have, but not so sure a Moroccan restaurant amongst belly dancers is the best venue.  I wish Kim would have just phoned me to say it is not a good time for her to do a cleanse, rather than act as if we never made a plan.  I did not have any expectations from her, other than her showing up! I was only trying to offer her friendship and support.

Being at the Moroccan restaurant and the belly dancers brought back happy memories in my past because they were present at many family celebrations during my previous life when I was married to Mohamed. The Arab culture, like so many other cultures, is rich in traditions and I'm so thankful that I got to experience it.Taylor. . .really?  Please stop drinking -- it makes you aggressive and it's so unattractive.  I am concerned that she has not taken enough time to properly mourn the death of her husband.  The alcohol only adds poison to her open wounds. Maybe being home with her beautiful little angel is a better and safer place to get through this tough and unthinkable time of her life.

We keep going back and forth on this whole lawyer situation, here is the deal; Adrienne is using her money to intimidate Brandi with a lawsuit because she does not have the chops or communication skills to work this out like normal people do.  As we have previously discussed, and Mauricio tries to point out, Brandi hit below the belt. She was wrong and an apology is in order to Adrienne -- but if she doesn't acknowledge Brandi's phone calls, and surrounds herself with a barrier of lawyers, then this will never get resolved because Brandi does not have the money to defend herself.

Ken makes an valid point; Brandi does not have the support of a man at her side, and she is fairly defenseless, other than cussing like a sailor when backed into a corner and provoked. But I can tell you one thing: she is honest, she speaks without a filter and she does not stab people in the back so for that I love and support her!!!

Until next week, be happy and enjoy your health!

Much love and a big hug,
Yo

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Brandi: I Don't Enjoy Anger or Grudges

Brandi explains why she's ready to move on, as long as it doesn't mean kissing a**.

I’m back in L.A. after a wonderful trip to visit my family. I’d like to thank everyone for their support regarding my father’s health. Dad is back home and on his way to what will be a slow and long recovery, but he is getting better and that’s all that matters. I’m so grateful I was able to hang with my boys and family and just kick back, cook, watch my nieces and boys play, and relax.

So tonight’s show is pretty drama-free for me, which is great, because I’m in a happy place and sometimes watching old drama unfold can set me back a little, emotionally. And can anyone believe that we are on episode six, and I haven’t hit the sauce yet? Don’t worry, it's coming. It's not fun to be sober all of the time.

Lisa Rinna introduced her parents and her Medford, Oregon hometown to the audience tonight. I love to see where people are from. It was a heartfelt moment where she shared the regret of visiting her childhood home for the last time and the guilt of living far away from her aging parents. It was very moving watching Lisa R. trying to instill the gravity of the situation of aging, illness, and finality of life to her teenaged daughters. After the normal teenage resistance faded, they realized it was a serious trip, and I’m glad she insisted her girls accompany her on it. I have to add that after seeing Lois Rinna, I can see where Lisa’s got her eyes from, and Frank Rinna’s paintings are amazing. I want one.

Kyle’s BBQ was next with everyone having a pretty good time. It was a very nice party. Yo was looking perfect as always. Meeting Eileen was fun and talking about Days was fun, too. Yes, I was a fan back in the day. Once we sat down, Kim’s old acting stories about faking tennis on Magnum, P.I. were the best. Eileen’s husband, Vince, is really nice and had great stories, too. He was on a lot of TV shows, like Kim. Kim and Vince kept the laughs going.

It was nice to see Mauricio and hear about another vacation. He is always cool and relaxed, and it’s nice to see him doing so well. Anyway, when all is said and done, we all saw who the true star of the BBQ was…Yolanda’s sandals. Want!

Moving forward doesn’t involve me constantly kissing a**.

Brandi Glanville

Lisa V. and Ken were there, and despite the awkwardness, it was really nice to see them again. You could probably tell how uncomfortable I was feeling. You can also see, I tried. Hard. It was a bit awkward, but I did try my best to put the past behind us. Obviously this is going to take some time! Kyle said it best: “Lisa likes to hold on to grudges.” Again, Kyle said that, not me!

I don’t enjoy power plays, holding on to anger or grudges. I prefer peace, apologies, amends, and moving on. Life is hard enough without making it harder. Maybe relationships change but definitely trying for a peaceful coexistence is what I'm striving for at this point in my life. That said, moving forward doesn’t involve me constantly kissing a**. I won’t do that. Relationships have to be equal, right?

So, until next week, I hope all of you come watch my housewarming party. You’re all invited, and there’s going to be plenty of wine--my own personal label, actually (not that we have a name, yet)!

Happy holidays, peace, love, joy, and health to you and all your loved ones!

XOXO,

Brandi

PS: Please consider a holiday donation to a great, and my favorite charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You too can help make a child’s wish come true!

 

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