Apologies for being MIA last week on the blog—I’ve been running around like a mad person preparing for the launch of my swimwear line Beverly Beach by Dorit, which just went live this week! I’m so excited for you to experience the heart and soul I poured into this collection, and I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the pieces.
Watching back the last two episodes filled me with a flurry of emotions. I want to start by saying that my friendships with Lisa V and Kyle mean so much to me. These are longstanding relationships with women who I love and respect, and though we may encounter bumps in the road occasionally, we are great friends, on and off-screen. When I confront issues front and center, it’s because I genuinely care to grow with them and strengthen our relationship.
At our dinner in New York, the girls nominated me to catch Lisa R up on the group’s happenings since she had been gone. When I mentioned what Lisa V had told me about her childhood, in no way did I believe I was sharing private information; Lisa V has openly talked about the nature of her upbringing on the show before. I was happy to get off my chest to Lisa V what was said about her at the dinner and was ready to have a good time at my Bella Magazine party that night. It’s an incredible feeling to have a party thrown in your honor, so I was happy the girls could be my dates on such an important night of my life. Being the good, classy friend that Lisa V is, she put the issue on the back burner and was there for me to celebrate my big night, which goes to show how strong our friendship really is. The party was a huge hit, but unfortunately the rest of our evening wasn’t. I was so hurt by Kyle’s actions that night, and it would take me much longer to realize how upsetting her behavior was, but I’m happy we resolved things at her trunk show.
Sadly from that dinner my words were twisted in a sloppy game of telephone carried out by Teddi, and as a result, the whole situation got blown out proportion. In Teddi relaying a distorted version of my words to Kyle, she yet again proved that she can’t resist the urge to stir the pot when the issue at hand doesn’t involve her. Instead of letting us settle the issue amongst ourselves, she felt the need to insert herself and enhance what I said about Lisa V, which is that she “needs love and attention.” I can’t understand for the life of me what Teddi’s motivation is for constantly embellishing my truth and badmouthing me to the other ladies. I would never betray Lisa V’s trust, and I feel so remorseful about the outcome that I can’t apologize enough. I’ve learned a lot about myself and Lisa V in the process, and I’m so relieved we could put the Big Apple bungle behind us.
Until next week!