OK I was confused. I wrote the reunion blog before I realized I was missing Episode 19 so here we go quickly. . .
Maybe in hindsight I should have not brought up the Marisa and Brandi situation because it was Lisa's special night, and it looks like it started a whole mess that was not needed. However, since we were at Adrienne's the night before, it was still fresh in my mind and I wanted to clear up the situation.
Obviously I was not invited to this group to look cute but rather to speak my mind, Dutch-style.
In the moment, I thought Marisa handled the situation correctly. She admitted she should have not read the text to a group of women that obviously hate Brandi.
YOLANDA! I am not caucasian but I was born a US citizen. Even then, I really agree with your caring and compassionate way of showing someone that you care than too shoot from the hip. I say this: WELCOME TO AMERICA, NOW SPEAK ENGLISH!
That was so sad when she did that Yolanda. I am glad that you use your "humane" side to decifer the situation.
I watched on the final show where they are talking and the segment with Yolanda's friend with ALS...I know some ALS patients have been seen for CCSVI and had treatment. Synergy health in Newport Beach California does this treatment. Dr Arata is his name ...I have MS and I have been symptom free 2 years coming up in may ...it broke my heart seeing Yolanda with her best friend so I'm leaving this message in the hope she reads it...her friend needs to be looked at to see if her veins are blocked.
Yolanda, I am a 1st time blogger yet a long term RH of Beverly Hills fan. I had to post to your blog because I just caught an episode of lost footage and saw the scene with you & your friend with ALS. It really touched a personal cord with me because 5 years ago my sister was diagnosed with CBGD (cortico basal ganglionic degeneration). At first Dr's thought it was ALS. What a touching moment & I wish more was being done to find a cure for these diseases. It really teaches us to cherish every moment with have! My prayers go out to her.
The only reason I watch the show is b/c I genuinely like and admire you, Lisa and Brandi~ you are wealthy but appreciate it, and it doesn't define you. You treat others with graciousness and consideration. You, Brandi and Lisa are a joy to watch, it's such a breath of fresh air to see some sincerity! Best to you and yours. Cheers.
Yo, Yolanda! I enjoyed the segment where you emphasize the duty of citizens of this great country to learn the language when they move here from other countries! Good on you! However, darlin', your stepford wivery is really amusing! You have a good sense of humor about your husband's ex wives and it is obvious you enjoy marrying for money ( which must be your turn on- no harm, no foul! ) and really your man is not the 'king' in the house - he's the bill payer. LOL! If you have to 'work hard' to keep that jerk I really hope it ends up being 'worth it' in 'the end'!! Good luck.
Hi Yolanda!!!! I am really happy that you are on the show, like you, I am from another country and I did have hurt time learning English and work , I came by myself to this beautiful country, now Im married with a 10 years old boy, I am not rich but I am really happy!!,...You are very honest and Iove the way you dress... I love those white pants, I got one pair:)!! can you write more about you clothes??where you get those pants??? Hopping you feel better..I hope to see you in the next season.
You may have money and a rich husband... but you have no class and are a rude person... you think you are better than everyone else and guess what you aren't!!! I can't stand to watch the show with you on it
Yolanda it was a pleasure seeing you on the show this season. I hope you will come back next year. You are a very straight forward lady and I admire that in a person. I'm sure it was difficult coming into a show you knew nothing about but you rocked it! Stay tru to yourself and see you next year.
I admit I watch; when I want to disconnect from serious tv. However, I do not believe another show can so subtly and so poignantly display the gap in consciousness, manners and soul maturity between most Americans and other cultures than this show...It's difficult but also somehow educational to watch how a woman holds her ground amongst the unconscious, baby souled wannabe princesses... Dank u voor het zijn van een positieve sterke vrouw
Yolanda, I thank the casting Gods for you. A real, intelligent, classy woman....FINALLY! THANK YOU ANDY! This is a woman that I look up to, that will think about when facing similar dramatic situations. LIsten ladies, sometimes it's not worth the energy of all this useless bickering. Yolanda hit it on the nose when she said, "can't we just discuss like women, what planet are these ladies from"?? PRICELESS AND TRUE! LOVE YOU YOLANDA!
Funny how Adrienne had the nerve to show up at a beautiful celebration of love and intend to ruin it. She knew her friends were there, for Pete's sake, and to me demonstrated how selfish she is as a person. I mean who does that?? Paul needs to find someone fun and down to earth. Love you, Yo, and a big hug back!
Everyone thinks you are breath of fresh air (but what kind of air),and that you are honest, but how does anyone know who is honest and who is not. Brandi says what she wants to without thinking about other people, and she does that because she has nothing to say of consequence (other than the f-word). Yolanda is supposed to be honest, but how do we know. People jumped on Faye because she says what she wants to, but people are saying she is not honest.
There is a difference between being honest and saying whatever you want to. Yolanda, you and Lisa have Brandi around because you two feel that you have to much class to say the things she says. She is your court jester!
Yolanda, I find you phony and sneaky. This performance you put on with your husband is see through. You like the lifestyle and connections your husband has, so you cater to him because you do not want to be "dismissed". So what is your honesty, Yolanda? People like you and Lisa like to have a "Brandi" around to say all the things, reveal all the secrets and personal business of other people you two do not have the guts to do. You are a coward!
Yolanda, with all the money you have and your private plane can't you find someone to fix your weave?
Yolanda, I love your style which reflects my sense of style as well. Classy and elegant with enough sexiness. Love the white dress you wear in the group photo as well. Would love to know the designer of that dress. Also what designers do you favor?
Hi Yolanda- re the "you should learn English" comment - my Italian grandmother would have said the same, and would have like you shared her experience, having emigrated to Australia not knowing the language and with the advice arising from good intentions.
The only thing I don't understand is that you accept the nasty things that Brandi says but fire off at what people say about Brandi! Brandi caused so many problems just wait when she finds something in your life to talk about. She has very little class and always has her Feel sorry for me face on.
One more quick comment I forgot to put in my earlier post. If you noticed, Adrienne didn't shed one tear during her badly acted breakdown in Lisa's house. Just sayin
Yolanda, when you first started on this show I really liked you, then you aligned yourself with Brandi. You think Brandi has class, etc, but do you want someone who has no filter with her comments, uses profanity all the time around your teenage daughter. Do you want her using the f-word around your daughter, if not, then you are not accepting her for who she is.What does that say about you as a mother having someone like that who does not even care if her own children sees her performance on television. I am a real woman and do not associate with women who use profanity like they are having a normal conversation. There is a difference between speaking your mind, and saying anything you want to and not consider other peoples feelings. But I am sure since you seem to enjoy eating your dinner with your feet in your kitchen sink.!!!! Do you not wash food in your sink?
Kyle's comment on what you said about Lisa bothered me... but there were several cases about Kyle saying something or not saying something offensive and claiming later that non of that happened. I start to believe Camille's side of the story. Some people never end up in this situation and I wonder why Kyle does...
Hope you feel much better now, stay strong. I loved your outfit on the reunion.
You are nauseating with your superior attitude. You also lie about not talking about others behind their backs.
Stop referring to the other ladies to their faces as "honey", "my dear", "sweetheart", etc.
There's nothing genuine about you. No one but you has to respect your husband. Polite, yes, but respect is earned.
I'm reminded that he's been married four times. Lots of baggage there.
Yolanda, I absolutely love your honesty and no drama type of attitude. However, all of the cast members are not that honest at all. I wouldn't pay much attention to Marissa for the simple fact she is a coward and that was obvious. When you and Brandi confronted her at Lisa and Kens the way she responded immediately was with a lie. If you weren't there best believe it would have been a terrible he said she said type of situation. Even though it was the wrong place and the wrong time I am just like you.... a round table type of person.
Faye on the other hand she has always been the was she is now. The saying holds true you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Faye is just what they call her "The Morally Corrupt Faye Resnik" and that is what she will always be morally corrupt. She is trash and you should steer clear. Kyle is a back stabbing and conniving person who has skated on her sister Kim's coat tail all her life. I believe her jealousy has always run so deep for her sister Kim that was Kim's life took a turn for the worst Kyle jumped at the chance to put Kim's business out to the public kicking her sister when she was down. However, Know matter what Kyle does to Kim, Kim will always let it go. They do say blood is thicker than water.
Brandi: I know you are fond of Brandi and I like the fact that she speaks up. However, Sometimes Brandi speaks about things when they really aren't necessary. In other words Brandi brings a lot of her problems on herself. Also I think she is a little to frisky with some of the men. She needs to learn how to act like a lady and not the local lady of the night.
Love Lisa and Ken and wish them nothing but the best.
Taylor just lost nothing else to say.
Anyway hope to see you and Lisa next season. They really need real classy women on the show and yourself and Lisa are all they have
Yolanda, you are a welcome addition to the Bravo housewives. I love how you speak your mind and call out certain woman on their BS. You are one of my favorite housewives, along with Lisa and Brandi. The other woman totally amaze me as to their high school behavior and backstabbing ways. You, Lisa and Brandi say it like it is, there are never unnecessary fierce, negative comments. I hope you remain on the show. BTW....thank you so much for calling out Marisa on her obvious game of trying to stir things up with the woman about Brandi's text.
Yolanda you are a breath of fresh air when it came to the housewives you always showed class . I wish you well .....
yolanda,you have become one of my favorites on the show hope you stay(love lisa and brandi too).With that being said,I think you did what any good friend would do,let marisa know that sharing that text to women that dislike brandi stirs the pot.And Im disappointed in marisa for doing that.Im glad you called it out.It was the dreaded faye resnick that came to ruin it !Shes always after brandi.
@LVanessa I agree and I also like camille...I hated her the first season but I liked kim and can't stand her anymore. I have no words for faye...well I have one but I don't use that word
@debbilou Ouch, Well Yo is one of the 3 reasons I watch this show still! The other 2 being Brandi and Lisa
@kellygirl1 Her showing up was just mind blowing to me! Clearly she wanted to steal the spotlight. I am glad to see her go!
I am a first time blogger, I have watched all the episodes of The Housewives
by taping the episodes. I agree with the blogger who sees what may be perceived as hypocracy on your part when you jump in to defend Brandi at all cost and put down others such as Faye for doing the same thing you do. . It is one thing to be a loyal friend, which you are, but it is another thing to be supporting someone who is classless and uses vulgar words most times..... You made a comment about the women who drank to be distasteful, however you don't seem to pass any judgement on Brandi for what she does..
This has nothing to do with being Dutch. You mentioned you are a Capricorn, I am as well. We do have a tendency to befriend the underdogs and to show empathy, a very good trait to have, in light of that, I would like you to curtail your criticism of Faye because you are guilty of doing the same thing when you jump in to defend Brandi at all cost. The same applies to Adrienne. You judge her harshly , you don't know her. She has carriage and stature, in fact She is more down to earth than you come across. In recent months, she may have been very busy with the three boys, and her work, She may not have been able to socialize as much, I would hope that you show a little empathy toward her as well. That would be the true measure of your magnanimous heart and great wisdom as a Dutch woman.
As far as Lisa and Ken are concerned. , Lisa has been very winy this season, It's either bow to her or friendship is lost forever. That is a stiff position to take, not at all classy or gracious. Very much into themselves. Lisa and Ken have the same bad syndrome. Defending Brandi at all cost. Extending friendship to her is fine, however they should stay out of her business as much they profess others to do the same. What is fair to the goose ought to be fair to the gander.
Please Faye's a joke, period. She should be the last person talking to others about what's right and wrong. Her past said enough. How can she say that Bradi's the reason why Paul and Adrienne broke up. Really? have you seen how Adrienne and Paul communicate? They were mad because Brandi told everyone the truth. She didn't have the right to, but if that stuff bothered Adrienne that much, she should've kept this a secret. It simple. If you dont want people to know stuff about you, keep your mouth close.
Lmao Come on! Lisa and Yolanda are not using Brandi to say all the things. If Bradi chooses to speak out loud, thats her choice. Just like she did with Paul and Adrienne's secret. You're right: how does anyone know who's honest and who's not? Well we don't, so why are you judging Yolanda? Telling her that she's phony and sneaky. If you're going to tell me that you're doing that based on what you've seen on the show, than lets start with Kyle and Kim.
Yolanda's amazing. At least she's not that kind of person that would set your house on fire, brings you water to extinguish it and asking you what happend afterwards. Thats her honesty.
@charnorm WoooHOoooooo !
@PattiS55 Classless, that is.
@clag I think next season we'll see Brandi getting in trouble with at least either Lisa or Yolanda.
@charnorm Yolanda said the worst thing she can see is a drunk woman. How does she feel when it's her new bff? Brandi is always buzzing.
I so agree with you, Yolanda is so superficial and likes to stir up trouble. Yolanda Is now taken the title from Leona Helmsley and is now The Queen of Mean.
@Victorias Faye made herself famous years ago by writing a book about stuff that was not her business to butt into. That woman is free to speak her mind sure, that woman also needs to learn how to pick her battles....She picks every single one
@Victorias How do you know Yolanda is honest and Faye isn't? Its okay for Brandi, Yolanda and Lisa to speak their mind or as you said "honesty", but Faye can't. Faye is frank and says what is on her mind. Saying what is on your mind and being honest are not necessarily the same thing.
@hookedonBrav I do not like Yolanda, it's something about her I can't put my finger on it, I don't trust her no farther than I can throw her! Brandi brought a lot of drama to herself but now you all think she is the victim!!! I use to like Lisa but it seems she end up being a mean girl!!! I want to like Brandi, Kim is a nut bag, Faye do need to but out! I love Kyle, they should have invited Faye at the reunion show because it was wrong for Yolanda to blame Kyle for her friend Faye's opinion about Brandi!!! It was so wrong for all of them to blame Kyle for everything!!!!
Learn from Yolanda? What? and What time? Are you speaking about its time for you to learn? Do you think someone who thinks she is above everyone else is going to teach you anything? Yolanda, would not give you the time of the day.
@charnorm i'm sure if your nice she might give you a minute and who knows, maybe she would be willing to teach you something, that is if someone like you can learn