Never in a million years could I have imagined what would take place this year on RHOBH.
It’s been emotional, turbulent, and downright ugly at times. Yolanda has had it the toughest. She’s continued to battle Lyme and been isolated from our group at times because of it. She’s suffered from the controversy and confusion surrounding the Munchausen’s comment. On top of all that, she’s had to endure the ending of her marriage to David. Now she’s in her new home as a single woman, and I hope this next step is full of great new beginnings. I loved when she and Erika talked about her best days being in front of her. It shows the kind of woman she is: strong, loving and positive.
The most shocking of all is seeing where things have ended up with Lisa V. and me. All this because I expressed my feelings to her? Because I sought the truth coming out? Really? Now I understand all too well why Kyle felt the need to stop trying to get Lisa V. to admit the truth. Kyle had let it go and moved on because it’s just easier to be aligned with LVP than against her. I have first-hand experience with what comes your way when you dare to be honest with LVP and dare to expect the same from her. Her attacks on me in the press and social media have been relentless and disgusting. I’ve rolled with it the last few weeks, but her blog last week was beyond. Then I witnessed her husband Ken’s nasty tirade about Lisa R. this episode. I cannot fathom a woman in her mid 50s and a man in his 70s acting this way, saying vulgar, low-class things about others and myself. I am embarrassed for them. But at the end of the day, I am grateful. Because every time Lisa V. and Ken open their mouths, they reveal a little bit more about who they truly are.
I know I’ve joked many times about my need for honesty getting me in trouble, but I know where I stand with everyone now because of it. I feel stronger than ever that the best policy for my life is asking for and telling the truth. And looking back, as strange, and at times, appalling as it was, the clarity I have about everyone based on their actions and reactions is invaluable. I wouldn’t change anything that happened this year. Honestly.