Carlton Gebbia

Carlton explains why she broke down to Lisa about Kyle's accusation and on why she can't see Lisa as the enemy.

on Feb 110

I am so proud of my incredible husband and for my family to celebrate their businesses, StockCross, along with Gebbia Custom Estates, Rival Sports, and Park Wilshire Insurance having such a positive presence in Beverly Hills. Celebrating 40 years is huge, especially for a family run company. Shockingly they still love one another after working so close together. Although I have chased both my brothers-in-law around the office, they truly are like my real brothers, as my mother-in-law and father-in-law are like family. My father-in-law is such an amazing man and one whom I truly have such respect for.

Here's a little history about David's father: His mother and father were Sicilian Immigrants who came over on the Saturina in 1949 and arrived at Ellis Island. They wanted a better life for their two children. My father-in-law started with nothing and had a vision. My hubby David and his two brothers Richie and John were first generation Sicilian Americans born in Brooklyn New York. In 1992 the family bought their first Beverly Hills business and David moved to Beverly Hills. Now, as a family, they have all provided an incredible legacy for their children and grandchildren. Because of their unity and hearts, the business is the success it is today. Now we are present in 14 cities nationwide, and some employees have been with us for 20 and 30 years. It's a huge testament to what an incredible family they are. They've always made it about their employees and their clients. There is so much to be said for family hands on businesses especially in such a corporate world.

It was important for us to celebrate this huge milestone. Having such a great presence in Beverly Hills for the last 20 years we wanted to say "thank you" to our clients. Alex Stettinski from the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce was so supportive and instrumental in helping make this amazing celebration materialize into the successful night that it was with over 1000 clients, business owners, celebrities, friends, and family turning out! Unfortunately you did not get to see the gorgeous exotic cars. I had my eye on the new Lamborghini! We had restaurants such as Crustaceans, Bouchon, Nicks Martini Bar, Calavera Tequila, and Deep Eddie Vodka set up their fantastic areas. It looked spectacular. Plus the amazing live band London Cries performed. It truly was an amazing and successful night.

I love working with my husband we have such great chemistry. Helping my family orchestrate this huge affair was soooo fun. Eric Tassel who is not our event coordinator but is our corporate service director did a phenomenal job too. We all work really well together and got really silly in the process.

695 comments
MGMatus
MGMatus

Besides the fact that she needs a hairstylist, Carlton is attractive, personable, and likable, just like all the other ladies in the show.

However, there is no question that she chose the WRONG FORUM to confront Kyle.   Whether she was right or not, she should have chosen a different time/place and not ruin some one else's party.   


Had I been the hostess of that event, I would have not liked it, and would have immediately jumped to put a stop to that.  Would Carlton had liked it if some of the ladies had had a confrontation during her family's business celebration?


And by the way, I also have an acquaintance who gets offended for anything and everything one says . . . that's why we all tip-toe around her.

jupiterinlet
jupiterinlet

Every interaction is a reason for this person to be offended.  Now that her popularity is, to put it mildly, on the wane, let's all look forward to the mass apology and total personality change.  Too transparent for words!  Lack of reasoning ability, taking fake offense to everything that Kyle says...because of course, Kyle was on the outs with Lisa and Brandy.  Silly woman thought she could make two allies and one enemy.   Ha!  REALITY is sinking in!

1234pedro
1234pedro

It is amazing that Carlton makes the statement during the scene where she's apologizing to Lisa, that Kyle's comment and name calling could destroy Carlton's family business.  Does Carlton fail to see her actions?  She has been cruel to Joyce and Kyle. (Nasty behavior) She does not act like a classy lady.  Isn't that calling the kettle black?  She really should watch her own behavior. Now that's an embarrassment to her husband's multi million dollar company! 

BravoLisaBravo
BravoLisaBravo

I agree 100% with you Carlton.  I have to admit, it took awhile for me to see through your exterior but now I see your light within.  I really admire your strength in speaking up even when you are the minority.  I think you are a beautiful soul.

bowie7
bowie7

I am very disappointed by some of the comments directed at Carlton.  I see the good in Carlton. How could I not see good in someone who obviously has a great love and protective attitude toward children and animals. I respect spiritual people, people who love nature, people who care about depth and soul, etc... I also respect the way she raises her children to ensure that they are polite and not spoiled. 


I think the issue is that Carlton misunderstands people's intentions and mistakes naivete for a negative motive. I think she may assume that some people are prejudiced against others who have lifestyles or spiritual beliefs that diverge from the norm. She has probably had these types of situation occur in the past and therefore jumps to a conclusion that people have negative intentions when they do not. Ultimately, I think anything negative she has done or said was due to a misunderstanding and not because she is a mean or vicious person.  The fact that she "invited darkness" into her life in the past is probably due to some deep hurt she experienced. I'm not excusing that, that is not good. But she said she learned that practicing darkness was wrong and now only practices in the light. When somebody learns and evolves I prefer to take them at face value, if I didn't that would mean that I have no hope that people can change. 


I have no evidence that she put a curse on anyone it may be due to coincidence that bad things occurred, therefore I need to give her the benefit of the doubt. However she is obviously still harboring some darkness in her heart but because I feel it is due to misunderstanding I have hope that she can realize this and move to try harder to not automatically jump to the worst conclusion about those around her. I give her the benefit of the doubt in hopes that she can give that to others. Once she stops assuming others have dark motives she will have abandoned a darkness that still haunts her and is hurting herself. When people are trying to move from negativity to the positive, we should encourage them by giving credit where it's due and helping them to see their mistakes in a constructive, encouraging way so they can continue the journey in the right direction, not pound them back toward the negative feelings they are trying to evolve from with immature, mean comments. Our culture needs to start acting like adults and gain some wisdom. Before you tell other people what's wrong with them, ask yourself if you are a great role model and if you are posting mean things, then there's some work that needs to be done. If somebody does something you think is wrong have a little diplomacy and maybe they will see your point of view. If you are being vicious toward somebody what does that say about you and your spiritual/wisdom evolution? A little compassion toward her would help her be more compassionate towards those she misunderstands. And no I am not a role model of wisdom or enlightenment, on the contrary, so I am not better than any mean comment author here. But I am trying to ultimately help in life, not hurt. 

soultraveler
soultraveler

This blog is cya Carlton...your business. But you are behaving like a viper and are overreacting to EVERYTHING. And yelling at people when you'd be best served to stay quiet..so you need to see someone to get on something for your nerves for awhile. Not mean, just the facts my dear. (Might be the change creeping in on you)

ginamichelle
ginamichelle

I don't really care for Kyle but  Carlton is 100% in the wrong. She is a drama queen and needs to get over herself. She has targeted Kyle probably because she is jealous of her. And by the way Carlton Wiccan? Please... anything to be controversial.  Take responsibility for yourself and the things you say to others that is rude and condescending!

stilla_mused
stilla_mused

Dear Carlton,I'm so sorry that so many on this site are being very rude,ugly and mean towards you. As you know,people attack what they fear,,,and fear what they do not understand. The "Haters" on this blog surely must be teens,they sound like  young immature"mean girls". These people verbally attacking you,,,are doing what they accuse you of,quite hypocritical.I agree w/ you..." How can people be so hateful,esp to those they don't even know?"    I look forward to getting to know you better next season!               .

NicoleLee
NicoleLee

Just curious, Yolanda...How would you feel being invited to someone's dinner party and them sharing that YOU aren't part of their "Dream Team"?  Intentionally humiliating your guests seems so low class.  I imagine you've never had many girlfriends in your life and that is sad.  After that  dinner party I lost all respect for you and realized how "classless" someone I thought had class really was. Exactly when did you became the Team leader?  Guess I missed that show when you were crowned.

MissyKissy
MissyKissy

Love Carlton's blog 3 pages worth of discussion about her "husband's" family business.  The reason for this was the recent incidents that have occurred on the show, which could possibly have a negative impact on her husband's business.  She is a devil in disguise.  She brought all of this on herself and if there are any negative impacts on the business Carlton has NO ONE to blame but HERSELF!  Those so called tears at the business event was a real joke.  Carlton must have really practiced that line of BS for a while.  The tears are for the damage that she has and continues to cause her family with her ridiculous accusations, lie after lie, assumptions, and paranoia.    


You are a manipulating, evil minded, untrustworthy, rude person.  I hope they do not renew her contract for next season or they will be loosing viewers.  Also, I so worry about her children that will for sure receive backlash from their friends for their mother's disgusting behavior with the so called pool parties, sex rooms, etc.  She needs to worry about being a good mother instead of the example she sets for her little girls.  Shameful!

bluesky
bluesky

Carlton, looking back at Ken & Mauricio's party...here's a tip. Don't dish it out if you can't take it. The same advice goes to Brandy. Both of you got tossed the racist comment because you both have rrhea of the mouth. It was a two way street...'Nuff said.

becky.nichols.143
becky.nichols.143

i think carlton is the best new addition to the show!  she is not pretentious and i love her love of beautiful women and her brutal honesty.  kyle is a pot stirrer and is a back stabber and i totally get carlton's feeling...or lack of...towards kyle.  i absolutely love who carlton is and sincerely hope they keep her on the show.  she's added a new dimension which is not boring like kyle, kim, and joyce

MDC88888
MDC88888

I am not sure if you ever read the viewer’s comments. Even if you do, I believe you  only pick up 1% of compliments. I just hope miraculously you get it  that we don’t like you and begging Bravo to remove you.Nobody is bashing your religion. I guess it’s so hard to understand this with your pigeon brain.

Joyce didn’t react anti-Semetic comment but how about you? Did you react to Brandi’s black comment? No. You did absolutely nothing. But you are telling to the world that you are not racist because you lived in South Africa. Do you understand how hypocrite you are?

Joyce doesn’t believe in Wiccan because she believes in Jesus.

You disinvite Kyle (like she would come to that party) but Joyce not inviting you to Puerto Rico is not good after you threaten her to watch out after she goes home, she had to call you why she is not inviting you?

And in Yolanda’s party nobody is ambushing you. It’s all in your head. No matter Kyle came over to hand to you or Brandi came over, you would complain and disrespect her, just like you did from the beginning.

okidikiepokie
okidikiepokie

Anything Kyle says affects you. If she said hey Carlton your the most beautiful woman in the group you would say...." Did she just say that? Omg she knows I'm really ugly she;s just trying ti rub it in"  If she got deathly ill at a party you  threw, you would say she did it just to ruin your lifr.  Get counseling right saway@@@@@

TheCakingGirl
TheCakingGirl

Love you Cartlon, dont' let the negative comments affect you!

CaliforniaCT
CaliforniaCT

Carlton keeps on talking about other women speaking negatively,  when she is one of the worst offenders.  

As for the anti-semantic comment-  Carlton's comment certainly could have been taken as anti-semantic.  I certainly found her response to Kyle offensive   and puzzling.  But then,  Carlton is always rude to Kyle (and I'm no fan of Kyle).

Please,  Bravo,  fire Carlton!

MsLuzzy
MsLuzzy

Please send CARLTON off into the sunset.  She is too creepy!

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

That whole 'ring' scenario was super strange! Lets see: Kyle give a 'ring' that isn't actually a 'ring' but something that goes with a necklace to Brandi to give to Carlton as part of a necklace she gave her before. No one quite can understand how this ring is a part of the necklace because it looks like a ring and Brandi puts this on Carltons finger, thinking its a ring but it isn't.

Carlton is suppose to wear the ring on finger, that isn't a ring but she would not know that because the person who gave it as a gift and not a peace offering isn't there to present the present in person.


Then Lisa comes over and comments about how does gold go with blue? However Brandi retells the story a different way and of course Kyle believes her. But Kyle wouldn't know the truth because she wasn't there when HER gift was being presented to Carlton because Kyle was at the bar?


Kyle and Kim are two screwed up girls, that is for sure!


This episode makes Carlton look good...I would have been confused and bewildered at the jesture too. No thanks.

sueshe
sueshe

I'm sure I'm in the minority when I say that I have enjoyed what you have added this season.  Different, that's for sure, but interesting to say the least.  I hope they keep you on board, because there is never a dull moment when you're involved.  You do see people for who they really are.  You have stirred the pot, now let's see what settles.....

1badkitty
1badkitty

I must say, at first Carlton I thought I would love you being on the show. Now I'm not so sure.You come across as not explaining your beliefs, but as justifying them. I am a witch ( not wiccan ) and I don't explain or try to justify what I do to ANYBODY ! Especially to somebody whos only understanding of anything is on a level of a 13 year old girl. I am not pro Kyle, I think she trys too hard to be something she is not. ( Not your issue, nor mine )You should just ignore her, by you ALWAYS attacking her every chance you get you become something that I hope you are not. You should know that what you think is what you become and your actions are very unbecoming. Take some lessons from Lisa and just tolerate the ones that you dislike, and not let their issues become yours. You can see the hatred in your eyes and expression on your face when you see her that she is not your cup of tea. It doesn't take a witch to read that... We all know most people live for drama. Feed into it , it will consume you. You're coming across as being eaten alive ! Don't hate...meditate ! It does wonders for the soul... Pass it on ;)

mommaknows
mommaknows

So as long as you dont mention, race or religion. its ok to spew hate. you cant stand not being the center of attention.  you are a hypocrite, and a narcissist.

iburnfood
iburnfood

OMG I just hope you are not on the show next season. You just ruin it for me. 

charnorm
charnorm

Carlton, can't you just leave this show so we can watch a complete episode? I am missing some interactions that you are interferring in.

There is the SYFY, Chiller, Twilight Zone, so many other show you would feel right at home in.

pattiryan4
pattiryan4

I watched the birthday party and the way I remember it is that Kyle said, "we are ok, right?" and YOU decided to say no and that you had a dream where she said something bad about you and then it was confirmed when someone reported Kyle had said the bathroom was stinky.  YOU started the argument!  Yes, you.  Who does that at a party? Someone without class, that's who.  


You talk about apartheid like you experienced it.  No, you did not.  You were of the privileged class.  Maybe you saw it but YOU did not experience it.  Stop trying to sound like a victim.


There is something seriously wrong with you.  You are mean and hateful.  To hate someone because of a dream you had it just idiotic and crazy.

nywarriormom1
nywarriormom1

Carlton you need to examine the word "spiritual" ...Kyle has been nothing bur sweet and trying to be your friend, you are not a spiritual person, you are hateful from what I can see, always stirring crap about anyone you perceive to not be in your corner..  You all could take a lesson from Lisa and Kyle on friendship, they are the only ones that are real, the rest of you tear ea other apart behind ea others backs....spiritual ppl do not do that ...HELLO

Flowerchild1980
Flowerchild1980

You have issues and I truly believe you need a therapies. You should leave drama outside. A classy person doesn't fight in front of others, mostly a party. You should of not gone if you had issues and can't handle your temper/mouth. 

If you are worry about your husbands business, you should of never been on the show. You only speak about sex, a sex room and hustler store, for me. that inappropriate. 


You should take some acting class and at the same time some manner class.


redhead52
redhead52

I remember watching the first season of the housewives franchise when taping in the O.C. Boy the cast members in today's shows need to really dig deep to top each other season after season. It is not only an insult to our intelligence, but a lot of hocus pocus to boot.

NettiSpaghetti
NettiSpaghetti

Anyone who thinks Carlton was annoyed at Kyle asking if her tattoo was a Star of David should go back and look at an earlier episode on Joyce's trip when Kyle asked Carlton about her foot tattoo.  When Carlton told her it was a Wicca star Kyle said "oh the Wicca…a pentacle is that it?" And Carlton told her it was "pentagram".  So Kyle already knew back then what a pentacle was!  Carlton is not annoyed at Kyle thinking the star is Jewish - she is annoyed because Kyle is playing her dumb game again.  Kyle's excuse to the fans that she could not see makes no sense as she saw enough to know it was a star - why else would she refer to Star of David? None of the other HWs feel the need to question or make comments like Kyle does. Saying things like Carlton's house makes her want to get a ouija board out, does Carlton feel guilty with crosses over her bed (obviously not or they wouldn't be there), the only witches she knows ride broomsticks, asking if she ever explored witchcraft - all the time Carlton is aware that Kyle has made a comment about a witch joining the show so understandably she does not see Kyle as being genuine. Kyle is just rude - she was rude to Brandi when she joined and she is rude to Carlton.  Who goes in to someones house and has to ask if they were raised Catholic because there are crosses on the wall?  Wouldn't you just assume they were religious and leave it at that? Why need to ask what their previous denomination was? If Carlton was a Protestant or Jew would Kyle ask the same question? I doubt it.  Carlton likes gothic architecture and artefacts - just because she is Wiccan doesn't mean everything in her house has to have meaning. 


I really disliked Carlton early on but the more the show goes on the more I can see where she is coming from.  I still dislike the Hustler side but she seems very direct and I like that. She did talk to Kyle early on to try and sort it out so she has been upfront with Kyle about her rudeness. Kyle just seems to get a kick out of being mean to the new girl. 

Oxford
Oxford

@stilla_mused I'm not scared, I'm not a teenager. I actually tried VooDoo once. Made the doll, followed the book and still got fired LOL! I guess my candle wasn't long enough....

shoogfairy@aol.com
shoogfairy@aol.com

@MissyKissy  yes, Carlton. If you don't want things to effect your husbands business then you are going to have to think past your own little face.  Maybe there is another point of view or another reason someone said something.  And yes, your judgmental , intolerant , self righteous preening HAS cost them MY business.

shoogfairy@aol.com
shoogfairy@aol.com

@MDC88888  this is exactly what i am saying. Carlton has very righteous values...sometimes. When it fits her.  Don't talk about nipples but by all means have them shoved in your guests facing while they're trying to eat a crudite

shoogfairy@aol.com
shoogfairy@aol.com

@Bigwednesday  bewildered? confused? how about polite? Are you SO rich that you can't just say 'Thank You ' and say your nasty comments for privacy. Wow, what a rude woman.  But all us Hollywood Hill people think you Beverly Hills people are rude , self important and ungrateful. 

cindy1963
cindy1963

@Mattwph66  Jealous of what? I think it's the other way around. Take a good look at Kyle and then take a good look at Carlton......I rest my case!

brava_3o6
brava_3o6

@pattiryan4  Exactly and well put!  Why hasn't any of the RHs called Carlton on the fact that she is angry at Kyle because of a DREAM.

CrazyKoolaid
CrazyKoolaid

@NettiSpaghetti

Per usual Netti, you do see balance and make accurate points regarding Kyle's character.  I admire that. She originally made some unnecessary shady comments re: wicca theology w/the other women.  Yet, @ that point, not to Carlton.  So unknowing, why Carlton's immediate defensive responses?  Is inquiring as to one's faith or beliefs now a taboo?  Kyle questioned and I'd probably do the same thing.  No shame in that, or inappropriate.  It's conversation and getting to know another person.  Why read more into it or expect the receiver be offended by it?  Was Kyle when seeing dozens of Crosses, Altar Floor Candlesticks or a Confessional thru-out the home (All part of Roman Catholicism) to remain silent.  Knowing Carlton was of wiccan faith?  She'd probably do the same when seeing relics (menorahs) of Jewish faith.  The unnecessary (wigged-out) attitude and reactions of Carlton stems with her, and shouts questionable. 

But it goes beyond that.... Nipple-gate, Children Names-gate, Bee-gate, Peer Pressure-gate.  Could go on....  For a woman who claimed she knew nothing of past housewives franchise and never knew intimate knowledge of the woman involved, she went into it with a serious and deliberate 'hate on' for Kyle.  The current negative issue she has w/Joyce...well IMO, call it another strange and unfounded justification that must be right, as she has a sense about it....... Huh?

nywarriormom1
nywarriormom1

@NettiSpaghetti  What you are missing, is that Kyle could see the whole tatoo, which is why she asked that question...she full well knows the difference between a pentegram and a jewish star...and she has been nothing but nice to Carlton, and never rude, the only rude one is Carlton...Shes a witch...oh yeah  you knew that...lol


Tea_For_Two
Tea_For_Two

@NettiSpaghetti  EXCELLENT observations ! I agree to the T on everything you said. Also, in Palm Springs when Kyle said :"Oh...the Wicca" she sounded like she mocked Wicca word.She pronounced it with a tone of voice that was a little belittling and and twisted the ending "Wiccaw". It was very noticeable to me. 

Oxford
Oxford

@bowie7 Ooops I meant the tattoo on her neck not next LOL! Maybe it was an accidential mistake?


Sugar833
Sugar833

@nywarriormom1 @NettiSpaghetti Why would Kyle assume that Carlton had a Star of David tattoo? That's just a silly assumption on Kyle's part. She said what she did to Carlton to GET a reaction. What she got was what she gave. Of course Carlton knew that Kyle was BS-ing with that stupid question. Duh. Kyle and her sister are both defensive and mean. I think it will all be much clearer as time goes on. I don't need clarification, I saw how they both behaved when they met Brandi. Brandi needs to be careful around them too. There is such an air of supremacy when those sisters are around. They are trying to blame Lisa for her classiness just making themselves classless. Too bad we have to watch this show disintegrate. It was fun and funny at first. Now they just seem mean spirited and do nothing but attack.

NettiSpaghetti
NettiSpaghetti

@Tea_For_Two @NettiSpaghetti  that's the thing - Kyle does come across as quite childish and mocking, we saw that on Game Night when she was making Brandi go first in her silly game.  I really disliked Carlton initially but now I am starting to see that she just doesn't like people who aren't genuine and Kyle is probably the least genuine there.  

charnorm
charnorm

@ravingmaniacs @NettiSpaghetti @Tea_For_Two  Why would Kyle be jealous? She was born and raised in Beverly Hills and is part of the Hilton's. I think her background speaks for itself. The thing with this show is that these women are rich, except Brandi. Most of them do not need the money, so their lives will go back to what it used to be. Lisa, Yolanda and Carlton are all transplants from Europe. Their background is Class driven.

ravingmaniacs
ravingmaniacs

@NettiSpaghetti @Tea_For_Two  I think Kyle was a big part of the show in the early seasons, and now she's no longer relevant. She's angry that Lisa is the real star, and now Carlton is giving her a run for her money.


Remember how Kim and Kyle treated Branid at first? Hiding her crutches and calling her a sl*t pig? She didn't get a chance to do that to Carlton.


Carlton saw through her immediately.


Kyle has a very nasty spirit and it's being exposed.