Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Yolanda's Dutch-Style Candor

Brandi: Lisa R. Should Be Disappointed in Herself

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kyle: I Have Never Had Anyone Put a Hand on Me

Lisa V.: I Tried to Warn Kyle

Eileen: Brandi Attacks, Then Deflects

Lisa R.: Kyle Didn't Create This Drama

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: More Fighting and a Peeping Tom

Kim: Kyle Should Be Worried, Not Embarrassed

Brandi: Kyle Wants to Help When There's an Audience

Kyle: This Was Brandi's Master Plan

Lisa V.: Kim's Demeanor Was Questionable

Eileen: Brandi Loves to Stir the Pot

Lisa R.: It Felt Just As Awkward As It Looked

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Disgust and a Push

Yolanda: I Would Like to Apologize

Brandi: I Won't Make Excuses

Kim: I Wanted to Hold Kyle

Lisa V.: I Want Max to Be Ambitious

Eileen: Being a Stepmom Is Challenging

Lisa R.: Lots of Transition Happening

Kyle: We Are an Emotional Bunch

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Surprise and an F-Bomb

Lisa V.: A Naughty Child Shouldn't Be Rewarded

Kyle: Brandi Was Rude and Offensive

Eileen: It Felt Like an Attack

Lisa R.: It Was Shocking and Unprovoked

Kim: Brandi Is Brandi

7 Faces We All Made During This Week's #RHOBH

Brandi: Lisa V. Was Making Me Uncomfortable

#RHOBH Spoiler Alert: Shock and Tears

4 Questions We All Asked During #RHOBH

Lisa R.: Portia Is My Spirit Animal

Eileen: Brandi Showed Us How Not to Make Amends

Yolanda: I Took One for the Team

Lisa V.: Yes, Love Is a Big Word

Kyle: Moments Like These Are Frustrating

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's Dutch-Style Candor

Yolanda comments on the finale, Marisa's change of heart, and the timing of Adrienne's divorce.

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.

I already expressed my thoughts about Kyle's best friend Faye. She has proved to have absolutely no boundaries. . .

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.

I liked Marisa, but I just wanted to hold her accountable for not protecting my girlfriend in this situation. As you can tell, in the moment she totally agreed with me so it is disappointing to see her have this change of heart in her blog.

I was surprised to see Linda at Lisa's party, but I did not mind it at all. She is a nice person. We have a big unconventional family, and I support and love the fact that we get along with our exes and make it comfortable for our children to be surrounded by both parents throughout the important times in life.

When I watch myself interact with Kim, I really felt we had a nice connection and established a genuine friendship -- but I guess I was I mistaken.

The public announcement of the Maloof separation was done the morning of Lisa's wedding anniversary party. Obviously, we all acknowledge the seriousness of this and don't wish a divorce on anyone, but this situation arose at such a strange time. Then seeing Adrienne walk into Lisa and Ken's home without acknowledging them was rather uncomfortable. Usually the etiquette is to find the host and hostess and say hello upon late arrival.

The energy obviously changed and unfortunately it really affected the way Lisa felt. It was endearing to see Brandi give Lisa a shoulder to lean on and give encouragement. We always see the strong Lisa so I loved seeing her vulnerable side.

A little B-loving went a long way. Soon the romance was back in Villa Rosa, and the night ended with a beautiful, memorable and loving celebration!

My heart melted when I saw sweet Ken joke, "I will obey you…I have always loved you, and probably never deserved you." Lisa truly loves her husband and this love shines through. In the end it was magical to see that love triumphs all after all.

Rolling right into one other note about the reunion. . .I still did not get my point across regarding the lesbian remark, I sound ignorant because I know that homosexuality is nature over nurture, but I did experience a beautiful gay relationship with one of our daughters who was given the freedom of choice. I was raised in Holland were race and homosexuality are not a subject matter but rather a part of life.

Until next week. . .

Much love and a big hug,

Yo

Kim: Don't Mistake My Sadness for Weakness

Kim thinks Brandi and Kyle's fight at poker night had very little to do with her.

Today’s episode started exactly where we left off, back at Eileen’s poker night. I remember just wanting to leave so badly that I just kept on walking and didn’t even see the physical altercation between Brandi and Kyle. I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I mean one is my sister and one is my friend. I wanted to make it right, so I tried to speak to Kyle, but there was so much chaos between her and Brandi. Then the other girls joined in and at that point, I was frustrated and honestly wasn’t feeling well. I just wanted everyone to let me go home! This drama may have been about me at first, but it definitely ended up being about those two and whatever residual animosity they had towards one another from the past.


On the following day, my pain got even worse, so I spent the whole day getting tests done at the doctor’s. Next evening, I was admitted to the hospital. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had been struggling with bronchitis and pneumonia for weeks. Well, the doctor said I had a fractured rib, ruptured disc, and hiatal hernia, which was caused by the increased pressure from coughing. No wonder I was in so much pain before poker night! I was in the hospital for nine days. But I'm happy to announce that I’m currently healthy and well!
Even though my family and I are going through some tough times right now, I feel stronger than ever because I need to and want to be there for Monty, my daughters, and son. All you moms out there know, we don’t get days off! Although it seems like I have a lot going on, that’s exactly what I love about my life! Planning my daughter’s wedding is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever done. I can’t believe my babies are all grown up, and I could not be more proud. Taking care of Monty has been bittersweet--it’s so painful to see my best friend slipping away, but at the same time, our relationship is stronger than ever. We’re treasuring every moment we have together. Don’t mistake my sadness for weakness. If I were not strong in my sobriety today, I could never do the things I’m doing. Thank you to those who have shared their kind words and support!
Speaking of family, my favorite part of the episode was seeing Yolanda with her son. Oh my goodness, I really related to them, because I’m going through the same thing with my son, Chad. Family dynamics change, and it does get lonely for both Chad and me now that our girls have left the nest. But this is also a special bonding time for us--yes, he’s totally going to have to hang out with his mom more, which both of us don't seem to mind at all! 
XO Kim

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