Cast Blog: #RHOBH

Joyce: Yolanda Annoyed the Hell Out Of Me

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

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

Eileen: Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride

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

Q&A: How Are Camille, Adrienne, and Taylor Now?

Joyce: Yolanda Annoyed the Hell Out Of Me

Joyce discusses Yolanda being the Reunion "referee," how "vile" Brandi is, and Carlton being the first to label.

Hola Mis Amores,

I can't believe it's finally the last Episode.

So before I dive into my thoughts on tonight's Episode, I want to once again THANK ALL of you for the support, the love, encouragement, and the messages -- as I love reading them. Thank you to my friends at Bravo, and especially to the wonderful crews who were with us all the time. You guys and the fans made this a wonderful journey. Above all, I thank God for allowing me to live this journey with all of you and my wonderful family, especially my husband Michael who supported me each and every single day even when the tides got tough.

Now, onto what you all want to hear. . .

Tonight we continue with a lot of old baggage drama between Kyle and Lisa.  I wish they could one day talk about it and leave everything in the open as I really do like both of them.

The drama between Lisa and Brandi is an entirely different story. I don't see how they could EVER move forward. When people are as vile as Brandi, it's hard to see a future with trust and I believe true friendships must be built on trust, respect, loyalty, and love. I don't see how you can say you love someone, yet talk so poorly about them. One of my favorite moments was when Lisa asked Brandi why she wanted to be her friend if she was so bad.



Yolanda really annoyed the hell out of me! She was playing referee the ENTIRE reunion. It's one thing to try to reason and another to think you must always act like the voice of reason. Every time anyone spoke, she wanted to make a recap of what they were saying and give her larger than life thoughts on everything. That's why at one point I simply couldn't take it anymore and had to tell her. She's been "playing" director and referee the entire Season and thinks she can get away with everything.

Once again, she exaggerated on tonight's episode when she spoke about the incident with Ken. She says she remembered facts, but there is a footage that proves her memory of the incident is simply wrong. As humans we all make mistakes. . .I would have loved if she had said to Ken that the fact was she overreacted, but instead she stubbornly stood by her failed recollection of the events of the night.

After such a long and exhausting day of reunion, it was great when my husband arrived. He always manages to put a big smile on my face. When the husbands joined us, Andy had several questions for them.

My husband was asked about the incident with Carlton's "spell." I've said on multiple occasions I NEVER believed in any spells. And by saying that, I never disrespected or compared her religion with mine. I never compared her Goddess to my God because I respect every religion. I have friends from all different religions and cultures, and I love learning from them. I have recently met a Wiccan who is simply an amazing woman and has a very positive energy and outlook on life. Like my husband told Carlton at the Reunion, she says she doesn't want people to "judge" her religion, but she's the first one bringing it up and using it for shock value. If someone is proud of their religion, they don't need to hide it or get upset if someone inquires about it. I believe if Carlton had previously experienced people treating her differently because of her religion, this show would have been the perfect outlet to reach millions of people. She should have used it to educate people about her religion instead of using her religion as shock value and her storyline against Kyle.

And by the way, what I do know now is that Wicca is a beautiful, positive religion. Carlton should study her own religion more and get some of it's positive energy. But above all she should do as she preaches. She was the first one to say she hates labels, but she's the first to label everyone else.

I think my biggest takeaway of how I felt during this Season is that I was very proud to remain true to myself. Like I always said: I'm not a $100 bill for everyone to like, but one thing I am is honest. And I'm proud to say I never compromised my integrity. Yes, there were many things I should've done differently. I wish I had not gotten nervous and touched my hair so much. At times I wish I could have expressed myself better, instead of thinking in Spanish and translating in my head. And I wish my tagline would have been the one I wanted (Beauty is only skin deep, it's what's in your heart that matters).

Lots of people ask me if I would do the show again if I could go back in time and the answer is yes. This show brought me to all of you and the love and support I get even in the streets is simply priceless. For that I will forever be grateful.

God Bless you all,

Joyce

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Lisa R Reflects on That Bittersweet Episode

Lisa Rinna discusses the difficulties of becoming the caretaker for her parents and missing Kyle's BBQ.

What an emotional and bittersweet episode for me! My family means so much to me and to recently come to the realization that we are at the point in our lives where I am now the caretaker, rather than my mom and dad, is a hard one. Let me give you a little backstory on my dear parents, Frank and Lois. . .

Last November, my mom had a stroke and was in the hospital for three weeks, followed by outpatient care. This came as a devastating shock for us because my mom has always been in good health, incredibly vibrant and full of life since she worked and played tennis up until the day she had her stroke at 85. So, for her to not remember anything or speak incoherently was really life changing for everyone. My dad, being 92 years old himself, is on oxygen full-time and has relied on my mom to take care of him for some years now. With both of them needing round-the-clock care, my sister and I were faced with the very difficult decision of what to do. Hearing my dad tell us that "Where I am now isn't home. It's only where I sleeps at night," still brings tears to my eyes. How heartbreaking to know he feels this way. I realize there are many of you out there that can also relate to these difficult decisions we have to make as our parents age and their health fails them.

My mom made it very clear that she didn't want someone else living in their house with them, so the decision was made to move into the assisted care facility they live in now. In hopes of mom getting better, we didn't put the house up for sale right away, but as time passed, we realized the days of mom and dad being able to live in their own home were gone, and we put the house on the market this past summer. The house sold quickly, which is what took me up there to collect my childhood items and memories. Standing in our empty home, holding my mom as we both cried while reminiscing about old artwork brought back a flood of old memories I hadn't thought of for many, many years. And, of course, driving around Medford with my girls, saying goodbye to the neighborhood I grew up in was so bittersweet. As I mentioned on the show, I never quite felt like I belonged in the Medford community, but I am so incredibly grateful for the time I spent there because it's hometown charm is what made me who I am today and I wouldn't change a second of it. I really do have wonderful memories full of BBQs and friends and of course, colorful Jell-O salads thanks to my mom!

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As you can see, my two girls are a hoot. They are unfiltered and say what's on their mind at any given moment. (I have no idea where they get this from!!!) I just love them for it AND am tortured by it at the same time. It meant the world to have them up there with me during this emotional time. HH was up in Vancouver filming his new show Rush, which meant he couldn't be there, so the comfort of my girls by my side was everything. I think having Delilah and Amelia with me to see and experience this circle of life is an important part of growing up.

I'm also glad you got to see some of the amazing watercolor paintings my dad has painted over the years. Their beauty has brought so many people so much joy and I'm happy that they're hanging up for people to keep on enjoying. He is an exceptional artist, and it's just heartbreaking to know that his shaky hands and failing health won't allow him to continue doing what he loves. He's a special man and I love him dearly.

It is so sad to say goodbye, but I will always have the memories and I feel so lucky to still have my parents only a quick flight and phone call away. I cherish the time I get to spend with them. They are my everything.

Alright, let's talk about what the other girls were up to while I was gone! First of all, I loved the lunch I had with Yolanda and Eileen before I left for Oregon. Such a small world to watch the two of them discuss how they were connected through their kids before actually meeting each other. And then to see Yolanda call Eileen to invite her to Kyle's BBQ made me so happy. I just knew the girls would love her! Oh, and Eileen is now $100 richer because she won that bet Brandi made with her at Kyle's house. Not only was I the original Billie Reed, but I created Billie on Days of Our Lives! Time to pay up, Brandi!

The BBQ at Kyle's house looked so beautiful and fun, I'm really sad to have missed it. Man, is she lucky to have her Ladysitter, Justin. I am not even kidding when I say that I want to steal him away from her. He is fabulous with helping Kyle and I know she knows how lucky she is to have him in her life!

Just when you think you couldn’t love Lisa V's adorable zoo any more than you already do, she introduces you to her gorgeous gay swans, Hanky and Panky. How much more fabulous can you get?

I think it's interesting to see Brandi trying to get some kind of closure with Lisa V. We have to remember that there are consequences to our actions with others. Sometimes we can move on quickly, other times it takes longer and sometimes not at all.

I hope you're all ready for a wonderful and stress free holiday. Take this time to enjoy your family and friends and I will see you back here next week! Sending blessings and love to you and your families!

Xo, LR