Lisa R.: God Bless Michael Bolton!
Lisa discusses the weird journey that led her to Harry and gives a little history behind her friendship with Eileen.
Welcome to week three of RHOBH, my friends! This episode was pretty action-packed, and let me tell you, it’s only going to gain more and more momentum as each week passes. I know I mentioned how grateful I was last week for all of your kind words, but I feel like I just need to say it again. You are all amazing and so incredibly thoughtful with your encouragement and support.
I love how the show opens with my mom calling me while I was getting ready for my birthday dinner at Pump. My beautiful mother, Lois, had a stroke a year ago, and she just doesn’t remember too much anymore. So, the fact that she remembered my birthday was an amazing gift all on its own. Despite her current health ailments, she is still so funny and sweet, and I just couldn’t possibly love her more than I already do. She means so much to me.
Speaking of my birthday dinner at Pump, how freaking amazing is Lisa?! Words simply cannot express how grateful I am for my friendship with Lisa and Ken! The restaurant was insanely gorgeous, and the company I shared that evening was nothing less than perfect. Our neighbors, Robin and Jim Botko, along with Kyle and Mauricio and Lisa and Ken, set the scene for the intimate dinner setting I had wanted.
HH had been taping Rush up in Vancouver, and we were hoping he was going to be able to make it in time to join us for dinner. Amazing how after 17 years of marriage he can still walk in and make my heart skip a beat. Having him there that evening tied everything together and made it all perfection. Needless to say, the Cartier Trinity ring he gave me that night was also very meaningful and special for me. You see, he gave me a similar ring upon the birth of our firstborn, Delilah Belle, and it had her name engraved on it. The ring meant absolutely everything and when it went missing from our home a few years back, I was beyond devastated. Being the wonderfully thoughtful man he is, HH bought me this one with the three bands all engraved. One with Harry, one with Delilah and one with Amelia. I now have my family with me always.
Oh, and Michael Bolton. God bless Michael Bolton! The story I told is absolutely true. HH’s wife left him all those years ago to have a torrid affair with the singer, and I kid you not, I have debated sending the man a bouquet of flowers for years now to show my appreciation. So, when the situation presented itself, and I could walk up and personally thank Michael himself, you can bet your party pants that that is absolutely what I did! It was one of those moments where you feel like your life comes full circle. Here I was, thanking Michael Bolton for his relationship with my husband’s ex-wife, in order for HH and I to fall in love and create our beautiful family. Some things certainly do happen for a reason, don’t they?
By the reaction I have seen on Twitter, I know that I am certainly not alone in my great excitement that Eileen Davidson has made her debut as a Housewife this week! We worked together on Days of Our Lives from 1993 to 1995, and we spent a lot of time together. We worked 18-hour days and when neither of us had to be on set, we would be found together, gossiping and hanging out in one of our bunker-style dressing rooms in the basement!
You know when you meet someone and you hit it off immediately and from then on the friendship just feels effortless? That’s Eileen. She is a girl’s girl and an exceptional friend, so when she won the Emmy for her fierce performance as Kristen DiMera, I was incredibly proud. To be successful on one soap is one thing, but to be a powerhouse on two soaps is incredible. Eileen is an amazing woman, and I am really anxious and excited for you to get to know her as the season progresses.
Oh my God, you guys…How pretty did Kim’s daughter look in the Mark Zunino wedding dresses? Wow. She’s already a beautiful girl, but then to see her in Mark’s fabulous dresses was breathtaking. He is a dear friend of mine, and I’m honored to have a clothing line on QVC alongside of his.
Since I’m talking about beautiful daughters, how gorgeous are Yolanda’s girls? I really love watching her scenes, because I really respect and admire her as a mother and wife. She is classy and elegant and a wonderful role model for her girls. It must be so hard watching them leave for college, and I get a pit in my stomach when I watch her sweet mother/daughter moments, because I know my turn is right around the corner.
But then on the other side of the spectrum, I can totally relate to Kyle’s struggle with wanting to keep Portia humble and grateful for all that she has. It’s a fine line to walk as a mother, because we want our children to experience the fine things life has to offer, yet we want them be thankful and I think Kyle’s compassion and sense of humor are so endearing and important in accomplishing this with Portia.
Whew, that was a lot! But like I mentioned earlier, we’re just getting started, so keep on tuning in and heading back here for more insider details on each episode! I love being on this journey with you! Until next week…