I don’t know about you, but this trip to the Hamptons feels like it’s never going to end! Again, this week everything feels quite intense and rather uncomfortable. As beautiful as it is and as nice as the people are in the Hamptons, I’m ready to move on to our next adventure.
I want to talk about how brave Eileen is. First, I think it’s very important to note that everyone’s feelings are valid. We may not agree with them, but they are always valid. It’s so easy to discredit a person’s emotions when we don’t know the full story, so we question and then ultimately we judge, and I’m just as guilty of doing this as anyone else. So, when Eileen voluntarily opened up to share more about her past and discuss the abusive relationship she was a part of, I found this to be incredibly brave of her. Eileen sharing her very deeply rooted experience and feelings from her past with not only us at that table, but ultimately with all of you, can have a great effect on so many other women that are feeling desperate for a way out of their own abusive relationships. So, I applaud you, Eileen, for speaking up and speaking out on surviving abuse and for loving yourself and others around you enough to offer up your very personal experience and the positive outcome that came from it. So very courageous.
The other intense situation in the Hamptons that was talked about often was about Kyle and her family or, more specifically, her sister. I know how much Kyle’s family means to her, and it’s painful to see all of her family drama play out in the public eye. I know that’s so hard for her, so it’s always really great to see those happy, intimate moments like the one she had with her aunt regarding her mom in her pop-up store. It’s those touching family moments that must be cherished.
I do sincerely hope Kyle realizes that it’s not only her family and the turmoil that surrounds it that gets talked about. We saw Erika tell us about a troubled cousin that she lost, I’ve openly spoken of the loss of my own sister and Harry’s brothers, Eileen has told us about her past and so on, so I truly hope Kyle knows that we aren’t there to single her out. Every family has their issues, and most of us have been very forthcoming about our families.
Before we leave the Hamptons and meet the never-aging Kathryn Edwards, I need to acknowledge that I chose to use the wrong words when describing Kyle’s sister’s arrests last summer. The situation is shocking, sad, and tragic. I have since apologized to Kyle for being insensitive. I’m the first to admit that I can be honest to a fault, and my lack of a filter can land me in a situation that I don’t feel good about, and this is one of those times.
We finally end up back in Beverly Hills. Hallelujah! Always happy to attend and support my friends and their causes, and it really is admirable how much LVP does for our furry little friends! Clearly, I didn’t hide my surprise at seeing Kathryn Edwards at this fundraiser. It had been many, many years since I had last seen her, and she looks as fabulous as ever! We knew each other from over 20 years ago, and we would bump into one another here and there. Interesting that when I saw her, I was immediately taken back to the early '90s and OJ. I mean, that goes to show just how long it’s been since Kathryn and I have really hung out. Here I was trying to spell her maiden name for crying out loud. The woman has had two long marriages since then. Time to move out of the 1990s time warp I found myself in that day!
I’m glad to see Yolanda’s surgery was a success, and I’m hopeful that this helps her to feel better.
Until next week…