Be careful who you trust when you grow up and are taught at a young innocent age to be kind, loving and trusting. That's the way I was taught by my mom… "Hold on to love in your heart, for that can overcome anything!"
Edwina is truly a lovely person. Council member David Catania and I love talking fashion too! He is fabulous.
Jen, amazing. Thank you for being the very best assistant/friend and all around great girl. Cat likes to dish it out, but can't seem to take it when called out on her poor behavior. Love you!
Love & Cheers!
Is there any way you could tell us more about your condition......? what do you do about it .....? and what cant't you do during the day????
Sorry to hear about your having MS....amazing that you are able to stay so positive and kind with that great big smile all the time! My advice to you, from an objective viewer, stay far far away from Kat, she does not like you, probably is a bit jealous, has no good will towards you or your husband and overall just exudes bad karma. Lynda, though more tactful and a bit nicer about things also seems to not have any interest, so my advice would be to stop reaching out to those who basically shoo your hand away when you are kind enough to extend it. They aren't worth it. Best of luck in health and happiness!
Hi - I too have MS. I appreciate the strength you have telling about your (our) disease. I am married to a wonderful man who helps me all the time. I also have a daughter who left for college this month in another state, and my dad passed away unexpectively a month ago. As you know stress makes MS patients have exacerbations’. Why would you put yourself in such a stressful situation with this show? I love my job and have done it 20 years recently I went to part time and it is killing me. Thankfully financially I am able to do this. I am taking infusions of chemotherapy once a month to keep from getting more lesions. My hope that as energetic and "put together" you are on the show that you also show the "ugly" and truth of MS. It does somewhat a disservice to us that try with all that is in us to look good, and keep up with all our social and normal activities like you do and speaking for myself I can hardly move some days. You truly have a platform that you can show that yes one day you can be "everything to everyone" and the next not be able to move. Please just think about this you have put a face to our disease but, please make sure it is the true face - and if Tareq is truly your caregiver he should be commended not belittled having to be the caregiver of someone with a chronic disease that they love, but he does he too could show that it's tough but worth it. Just an idea, I commend you for coming clean with it - but now please use it to show that "we" the MS'ers aren't lazy or big babies it is a real and terrible disease. Thank you for your time. Shelly
I am sorry to hear about your MS. I too have MS and know how devestating the diagnosis is and the complications that come with it. My favorite comment is "you don't look like you have MS"....well I would like to know what the heck MS looks like.
Hang in there and stay true to yourself....just remember that stress is an MS'rs worst enemy.....try to keep the negativity of others as far from you as possible.
For your information. Mary and her husband did check it out. With every law enforcemeent agence including the FBI within 100 miles. READ THE BLOG
No one is perfect...not even our children! Tough love can be a bigger life lesson for our children than hiring a lawyer to get them off! I feel that's what's wrong with our generation! I have no clue to the facts but, if Lolly or whomever did what is alged than hopefully, you deal with it properly. Unfortunately, it has played out in the public eye's. Bless you and your family~
Michaele you are lovely in every way. You stand out with your love and kindness. Sorry these women are so mean and make fun of you behind your back. I too heard Naomi Campbell on Andy's show and we all thought it was great that Naomi Campbell was looking out for you. We are too ! We love you in Arizona!
Why was your husband shushing to you. He said don't make me tell you to shut again. That is really repulsive. Its obvious what kind of person he is and as we all know you both have the chutzpah that you do.
There is a time and a place for everything. Especially when hosting a dinner. If you and Tareq wanted to talk to Mary and Rich about the theft situation involving Lolly, then you guys should have done it at a different time where it was just the four of yous in private. Stacie and Jason were in their right to defend Mary because they too have kids and they would not have liked it if some one accused their kids with out evidence. Next time if you guys want to bring up anything against anyone or even say anything, make sure you guys have proof.
You say it was Mary's fault that Tareq accused Lolly that night at dinner:
"I was very sad that Mary kept asking Tareq about what was on his mind and probing him to say what it was."
Cuz it looked to me like Tareq was *begging* to be asked with all those long, troubled expressions and uncharacteristic silence.
I agree with the glass house analogy. But... I'm curious. Do they even have a house? Very weird that everyone else is filmed at their house except these people.
Michaele, you are first and foremost a true Lady. No matter what the others throw at you, you're so positive.
I found it appaling to hear Linda actually state that to socialize with someone on a different level from themself as un-natural, to also be ridiculous and insulting. This is America, we're all on the same level!
I saw how concerned you with Mary at the Winery. You were caught between loyalty to your husband and for Mary's emotional state.
Why didn't Mary mention herself that the accusation stemmed from an incident 2 yrs ago after investigating?
I believe a lot of things are being edited to paint people in a certain light. You and your husband have lots of friends and are always well liked by other's than your co-stars. There's obviously a different story going on and it's not being shown.
Oh.... and Bravo to you for inspiring such loyalty from an employee to have courage to stand up for you in a split second. I find it amazing that most people find that wrong-- Cat was a guest in your home and openly mocking you, trying to instigate others against you. Bollocks!! She would know, right!!
What I like about you is you are always positive. I agreed with the councilman. Your dress was beautiful. Cat was so angry you out did her and you don't even try. Mary is really boring. Stacie seems ok. I like her husband. Your husband really loves you. You can tell. Your assistant does too. Jason Stacie husband is very funny. What happens this week that makes you cry? I don't know you but it made me sad. I feel we could be friends if we met.
Yeah what is with all the gratuitous I LOVE YOU thrown out, before, during, and after a sentance! Very odd! Nothing worse than saying I love you, and not getting it back! ouch!
Ditto to this comment. I am a pretty intolerant person because I am quicker than the average joe and I find stupid people a snore. I also say what is on my mind, but I do have a filter and class. Cat is outta her frickin mind and her husband is gonna end up leaving her when he realizes his job is in jeopardy and they have NO friends (kids are not a substitute for girlfriends). Wait til the cute blonde looks wear off...yuck an empty cat suit...ha ha.
I have never heard more women talking about each other behind their backs all the while saying they don't talk about people behind their backs. ALL WOMEN DO THIS...sad but true. I just think that Michaele speaks to her husband still instead of her girlfriends since they are best friends (don't apologize for that Michaele - I think it is fabulous. Only women who's husbands don't like them say these stupid things.).
Now I want to speak for your assistant if I may!? As an EA myself...and a darn good high paid one... How dare those snobs act like your EA was not within her "station" to speak to that big mouth Cat in such a manner. Trust me...I make more than most of those broads by making my own living...and I would defend my boss if he was being insulated in such a manner. Bollocks Cat! Bollocks I say.
Mary Amons is quoted at People Magazine's TV Watch as saying:
“Lolly has a friend that was [photographed] at a club that had a polo helmet on,” she says. “And she made a comment [on Facebook] that said, ‘How are you having so much fun without me?’”
Is that the Facebook evidence you were talking about? Because if that really is all that Lolly posted it would imply she was not a participant in the theft.
But if there's more, you really should come out with it, no? You've already made the public accusation.
Cat gets so worked up over you...like at Edwina's party, at the winery, etc. She says she's annoyed/thinks your fake...I'm picking up some jealously! If being "too" nice is fake...i'd rather be called fake. CAT's character might add some good drama for the show but I'd hate to call her my friend. TEAM SALAHI!
The car was stolen, or taken for a joy ride? I thought I'd read that you guys found it parked in a different spot than you remembered leaving it. As if someone had taken it out for an illegal spin.
Personally I would feel violated if someone broke into my car and drove it around. Very uncool, plus the theft of the personal equipment. So I'm not minimizing how that would make a victim feel.
But it's not quite the same as saying someone "stole your car," which implies that it wasn't there when you returned to the parking area.
Tareq's timing may have been off in bringing the matter of the stolen car and equipment up at a dinner party with friends. But, I can understand you and your husband being angry about someone stealing from you and your polo friends and the idea that it was discussed so lightly on Facebook ("is that the picture from the time when we took a joy ride in that car?") by Lolly.
I was a little shocked at the lightness with which Mary handled the matter when she got home. Grand larceny is a serious allegation. Yet, Mary did not get a clear answer from her daughter whether she was involved or not. Instead, Lolly seemed dismissive and to deflect her mother's questions by pointing a finger at you and your husband: "Tareq is crazy; no one will believe anything he says." I would hope that Mary addressed this matter more firmly in private than she did on camera.
The point was the place and timing. As has been said- your husband should have spoken to Mary privately. Your comments about Mary pushing him to tell are ridiculous. He made a choice to handle this in that manner. Also, your comments in the episode are nonsensical.
I think Naomi Campbell can relate to you being talked about by the other girls because she too is beautiful and successful. She got to ask Stacie 1 question and of anything she could ask, it was about you! Why are women so intimidated by beautiful women? You are so nice to these other women on the show should be dying to be you friend.
Dont ya think you should leave you husband home already? The show is suppose to be about you and the other housewives. I know hes your hubby but what a HAM or does he want to be a housewife too!
The definition of a Mother is to defend your child to others at all costs. You can deal with discipline/the real story...behind closed doors in the privacy of each others company. Always, defend your children, right or wrong. Mary did the right thing. TEAM MARY!!!
I've been trying to figure out who your husband reminds me of, and I finally did: he's Bluto from Animal House!
Agree with "Not a fan" and kinda' think you are an airhead. Watching you is akin to watching bad beach-babe movies with ditsy girls.
Michaele, You and your hubby are definitely a different type. My opinion is still out on him. You are very honest and positive though and that's refreshing. I love the comment that Cat makes about "how does she think she can act like that and get away with it?" or something of that nature. I about died laughing. CAT thinks you have poor behavior!? WOW. That woman is so insanely rude and judgemental and negative and she thinks YOU shouldn't act the way you do? You rise above every time and even though you have your moments, it's your overall energy and happiness that's uplifting. Keep it up.
I like your positive energy. You have so much strength! that´s why they want to put you down. Especially jaleous Linda. Whatever u do it will never be right, u know it and so u keep on doing your thing with a smile. well done.
on a side note:
is it d.c. etiquette to wear cosby sweaters to wineries? ie Tarek and Jason.
Michaele, Better on your own is all I have to say. I know you could do a better job of pushing the wine that Tareq wants to sell so badly. On your own. You don't need him on camera you are great on your own. It was nice to see you having so much fun trying clothes with your friend and no Tareq. You seemed to be much more open and happier. When you are with Tareq I feel as if you are not coming off as the real you. And quite frankly. I like the real you.
Totally eloquent and concise! I agree 100%. Maybe things were already explained prior to this explosively poorly timed announcement and that is why Mary didn't seem shocked, but still....it should've been handled differently. I have never had kids, and don't know what it is like, but, I think on Mary's part, I would have addressed them right there and perhaps made a phone call to Lolly, especially if she is so convinced of no wrong doing. The whole thing was staged to the point of me wondering if I'm watching 'The Hills'.
It's seems as though you have an excuse for everything negative that comes your way. True, I believe that there are different sides to every story, but there is also ownership that needs to come with it. Maybe you should start owning up to your side of things instead of deflecting on to others.
I watched the show and tried to not be judgmental toward you but your stories just don't add up.... I hope through the show some more things will come to light. I'm thinking at this point not so much good but we all will keep watching.
you are mis-using the word love. it is a special word meaning a great and deep connection with another human being. you seem to throw the word around to perfect strangers. i find that sad. the word loses it meaning when used casually. i enjoy the show...just think you and your husband are very odd..