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Yolanda Calls America Home!

Yolanda discusses her citizenship, what Lisa did that inspired her, and touches on the deep dynamics of Brandi and Lisa's friendship.

Hello Bravo Lovers! As you all know, we did film the reunion this week but won't be able to discuss details until the end of our season. Please know that everyone had valid points, feelings were shared, apologies made, and hopefully we are now able to focus on moving on and contininuing to share our experiences with you and create new memories.

So on to tonight's episode!

When I watch myself at breakfast with Mohamed and Shiva I feel a great sense of accomplishment, because after all the ups and downs in our 20 year relationship, we were always able to stay united and focused on the most important thing in our lives which is our three children together. At the end of the day, their happiness is our number one priority. Shiva is a good woman who loves my children and she is a great addition to our big unconventional family.

Due to my profession, I have always been very disciplined about my diet but in the past 18 months even more so due to my battle with Lyme disease. I have learned that the spirochete bacterium feeds off of sugar, carbs, and gluten so unfortunately croissants and all that good stuff is off-limits for me. To be honest, at this point it has become a lifestyle rather than a diet -- and a small price to pay for feeling good.

It was nice to finally see another dimension of Carlton in her role as the wife of her successful husband David, who runs his prominent family business in Beverly Hills. It's obvious to me why she does not want to have Kyle there after what happened last week. The anti-Semitic label was extremely hurtful and could have severe repercussions for their family business. Obviously this incident was strictly between the two woman -- and neither Mauricio or David and his family had anything to do with this.

I get why Lisa was upset about the blow up at her beautiful party. However, her telling Carlton that she didn't think leaving the scene with unresolved issues was a good idea was surprising to me -- considering the fact that she is pretty good at walking away and leaving issues unresolved herself.

Kim makes me laugh more than anyone these days. Her sobriety suits her well because the true Kim is coming out and boy she is fuuuuuuuuuny.

I can finally laugh at seeing myself struggle with the citizenship test because I now have a clear diagnosis that I was working with a fifth of my brain function. I can't even tell you how dumb I felt at that time when studying hundreds of facts about American history would not stick. Thank god for my husband's extraordinary patience and daily commitment of pounding my brain for two months until I was able to pass the test.

Unfortunately, you are not able to see the most important and emotional part of becoming an American citizen. Being sworn in with 4000 fellow immigrants from 58 different countries in the world was one of the most impressive moments of my life that I will cherish forever.

I am proud to be an American and finally call this my home!

Lisa’s cover of GENLUX Magazine is absolutely stunning. She definitely does my slogan "50 is the new 30" very proud. I hope she counts her blessings everyday and is thankful for the extraordinary opportunities that have come her way in the past couple of years. It's so exciting for me to watch because it gives us middle-aged women hope. It proves that after we are done with the most important job of raising our family, there is still a whole lot of life to live and careers to be created.

I am going to refrain from commenting on Kyle and Brandi's conversation because their friendship and history with Lisa goes back way before I even joined this group. Even though the dynamics have changed, I do know at the end of the day they do love each other and walking away for good isn't really an option any of them are going to choose.

So please continue to tune in to see the story unfold. . .

Until next week,

Much love,
Yolanda

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