Wowwwww! This day is finally here! After months of filming, tons of delays and major emotional challenges along the way, the anticipated first episode of the Real Housewives of DC airs tonight. I am so excited that you will be entertained and enlightened by what it's like to live in DC, the most powerful city in the world!
OMG, what a week it's been! I feel the need to respond to the events of the past week and to explain what has unfolded. What should have been a celebratory time turned into sour grapes, literally, all over my beautiful Zac Posen suit and Fendi shoes! As discussed on The View and numerous news outlets, I went to the defense of two women who were being verbally abused by Tareq Salahi, my fellow castmate’s husband, at the NBC fall preview party at the Beverly Hilton. As you'll get to know me over the next few months, you'll discover that I do not allow abusive behavior in my presence. I asked him politely to please calm down, and then he proceeded to curse me out, and threw a glass of red wine in my face. I responded with a glass of Perrier. Yes, it was embarrassing, especially in front of the journalists who also were present and stunned at Trader Vics that night. But, I’m not surprised by his actions, and I would do it again if I witnessed abuse like that.
Many people have asked me why I have agreed to be on a reality show. It is my intent throughout the series to be honest and truthful about my life. You may not always agree with what I have to say or do, but I have to keep it real and be true to myself. As the series unfolds, I believe the truth will prevail.
Lynda, I have to say that you appear to be the most authentic of the Housewives, so far. You have built a successful business. You have raised children, who are now adults, and seem to respect their mother (judging by your dinner table). In addition, you have a loving relationship w/someone who is of a different race (It pains me to point that out but it speaks volumes about your character and openess). I wonder how you would have reacted to Cat's comments at Stacie's dinner party? Probably with class and dignity. I do believe and hope that you would have addressed Cat's comments. I look forward to seeing you in the weeks ahead and reading your blogs.
What part of DC do you reside? NW, SW, NE, or SE? I am asking because of the title of the show, "The Housewives of DC".
You are awesome!!! You and Cat are my favorites. Can't wait to see more of you as the season progresses.
After watching you on the view and no on the first episode I don't think you will be my favorite. Already you "seem" two-faced.....I don't care for Michaele...but you act as if you don't like her and then the next minute you act as if you do. Which says to me you are not a straight shooter.
You have a fabulous life: wonderful business, beautiful children, loving boyfriend. You are missing something though.....shouldn't you adopt a black child to complete the picture?.....just kidding please don't do that.
I was so excited to see a woman of your caliber on this show. There is that IT factor that some people have and Lady you have it!!!! Can't wait to see what comes next with you on the show. For me after this first episode, you, Mary and Stacie could carry this show alone!
Lynda, you are terrific! You showed incredible restraint and class on the View. Through their astonishingly bad behavior, the Salahis have hijacked this whole show, which is a shame. He is a brute, obviously. At the very least, he should replace your dress that he ruined, and you probably should get a restraining order against him, because his violent behavior will likely escalate once he sees how badly he comes across on the show. Your boyfriend looks like such a kind, wonderful man. Good for you, with a boyfriend younger than you. You're gorgeous, and very natural looking, a rarity among the Housewives! Looking forward to getting to know you!
You seem really cool, and girl I would have did the same thing you did....he seems so like a creep! But unfortunately, because of Cat and her views on successful Blacks I won't be watching the show, and just know that I have watched, OC, NY, NJ, ATL, and was so looking forward to DC, but Cat already erks me, I really like all of you all but Cat is to me...racist, because Tyra is successfull she mocked her and becuase The President did not RSVP her Really, he is running a country, would the Queen RSVP her...Hell NO! Anyway good luck but my friends and I won't be watching, maybe if Cat was not there....I hate a Brit coming here and passing judgement...especially a racist...could never watch again.
Lynda you are gorgeous and beautiful would you like to go out for dinner and dancing and Would you marry me
All I can say is it was absolutely REFRESHING to hear someone in the fashion industry express concern about someone being TOO skinny.
I also don't think... whether you are right or wrong about the state of someone's health.. that you can "accuse" someone of being too skinny or, frankly, too fat.
Frankly speaking as someone who has a weight problem on the opposite end of the spectrum.. you only become as defensive as she did when you know its the truth. My mother pesters me about the weight (not that you were taking on the mother role) I get angry... of course, she's a bit more persistent. Thing is... I know I have the issue, so her driving the point home becomes annoying. I feel like Michaele is in denial.
Oh, as someone wondered what you would have said to Cat when she was stepping on some toes in terms of race (I believe unknowningly, perhaps because of cultural differences).... I would hope that you could have used it as a private teachable moment later on.
wht did u mean by 2nd tier ppl? which tier do u belong to? and which tier do u think ur viewers belong to?
I was surprised- you are the least intimidating in stature, almost seeming to shrink physically next to the other Housewives yet your personality packs the biggest punch for me. I believe that currently you are the most fierce Housewife, and I can't wait to follow your adventures on screen.
I guess it doesnt matter what you say, and your absolutely right "The truth will prevail". It already has for me with your classing the human race into TIERS...really? Comments like that are disturbing. I found it refreshing to read your blog and find you got a glass of wine in the face and your response was to retaliate in the same fashion. Thats soooo 2nd tier!
I like you girl, keep the honesty comming, I need more real from you ladies and you seem to be the most real
DC Housewives will hopefully be the best of the franchise. I certainly hope so!!! Wishing you guys all the best. ZP and Fendi at Trader Vics? Really?
Lynda Last nights show was great, and I'm so proud of you. I loved seeing the kids on the show, tell them that aunt Diane says hi. Lynda, Keir and I love you and we will all ways be your #1 fans.
You look fabulous and so does your boyfriend. As a fellow resident of the DMV, thanks for showing the world that some of us here do have style!
You said your modeling agency caters to ambassadors and dignitaries. Why excatly would ambassadors and dignitaries need models? For what? That does not sound like a modeling agency to me. I would love to hear you address this, because if there is a logical explanation I am missing something. Please clue us in.
I think it was you that said "I don't like inviting second tier" people to a party, or something to that effect. That seemed to me to be a very condescending and negative comment! I will give this show a chance, since I am interested in what it's like to live in DC! So...see you next week!
You are a very classy lady! I had to do a double take, as I think you have a very close resemblance to Danielle (RHONJ)...thank goodness it's only in looks (btw your far BETTER looking) and without question much more intelligent and likeable! I am looking forward to your show!
I am looking forward to this season too. But I am also curious - in the above clip you said your "artist agency" has a client base of "ambassadors ...dignataries...a very elite client base". Why do ambassadors, dignataries need your agency? What services does your agency provide?
Michaele has undiagnosed ADHD, and she and her husband are totally classless social climbers. Their lying will become a big problem on the show. However, I think you should not have mentioned her anorexia (I believe she really is, but you aren't that close to her to mention it). The rest of you have far more class than the Housewives of NJ - what a mess they are (except for Caroline and Dina)!
Welcome ladies, once again I hope this dose not be a one person hate show, I have giving up on new jersey wives, its nothing but hate on that show, I can not stand to watch it anymore.to me, you guys are a breath of fresh air. and I so love the fact that you have a african american boyfriend,good for you,and I love the fact that african americans is on the show,even though, this is not what the show is about,but I have decided to give up all other housewives and focus only on this show.
This second tier person from Delaware will not be watching your show. By the way if you are what representes top tier I am very very proud to be second or even third tier. Grow up. If there is one thing we have learned over the last two resession years is that " by your view " you can become second tier person with the lose of your job. What I also find funny is that living in Delaware I have never heard of your modeling agency, which you claim is number one.
You seem soooo angry, so what if the girl is skinny you don't seem to like her any way, so I really don"t think it was out of concern for her health I think it was pure envy!!!!
I prefer New Jersey. Out of all of the Housewives show, Jacqueline seems the most down to earth person. I might add that Caroline seems approachable as well. But, you DC girls are snobs! What is with "inviting second tired people seems unnatural?" Wow, get off your high horse. You aren't any better than a migrant worker...we are all equal in God's eyes. You can't take your status with you. I find most people who are obsessed with status or those who "put on airs" really don't have status in the first place.
OMG...When I watched the preview of the show, I thought that Danielle Stuab (Real Housewives of NJ) moved to DC! You two could be twins!
Your 2nd tier comment was freaking HILARIOUS!!! I love it. You and Stacie are my favorite so far!!!!
You are going to be the one to watch in DC! I love your honesty and humor and hope to see more of your hot boyfriend, Ebong. You stand out among all Housewives for being a successful business woman in a fabulous industry and having a beautiful family too. I can't wait to see more of your life. Stay real!!
p.s. I am sorry you had to endure the humiliation of having wine tossed in your face recently by the boorish Tareq Salahi, and what ensued on the View, but it does speak volumes about the Salahis and their antics. Hope they get what they deserve in the end, JAIL!
How refreshing to see a very beautiful successful business woman (the most beautiful of the cast I might add) who has a gorgeous black younger boyfriend, an obviously close relationship to your children, a very cool gay friend and oozes class and grace. Not to mention, you seem to be someone who'll step up to the plate, tell it like it is and defend your friends.
I already know you will be my favorite. Bravo got it right with the selection of you for this show.
Lynda appears to be the only voice of reason on the show - and the main reason I will continue watching. You go, Lynda! Love your style.
Regarding Tiers: bloggers: everyone has them so don't deny it. When you are on the phone, if call waiting comes up you look to see who it is. If it's a friend you really want to speak with, (first tier), you take the call. If it's a friend who you can talk with later (second tier), you let it go to voice mail. Right or wrong, we live in a classist society and there are tiers socially, professionally, in church, even within families so get over the tier comment, bloggers.
Pleeze tell me, is Lynda and Danielle sisters or twins, or related in someway? They look just alike.
I was looking most forward to seeing you on the show...and you did not disappoint! I really like you. You just seem like someone I would want to be around. Confident and cool. To the poster that thinks you resemble Danielle Staub.....I say you look more like Sandra Bullock....especially in the pic above. Looking forward to more of you and the other DCHW's!
Have to ask you what you did mean by second tier people? I like that you obviously are not a prejudicial or discriminatory person when it comes to race, but you clearly are when it comes to household income. Not understanding the basis for so much pride in you.
I LIKE HONESTY, BUT I DONT LIKE THE FACT THAT YOU THINK YOUR BETTER THAN OTHERS.IM NOT SURE ABOUT YOU SO FAR.