Cast Blog: #RHOM

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

A Therapeutic Season for Alexia

Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea's Double Standards

Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

An X-Rated Reunion

Lisa's Vegas Regret

Joanna's Perfect Day

Lea and the Beefy Bus Boy Duo

Lea's Lip Service

Lisa's "Peacemaker" Problems

Alexia's Not Sweating the Small Stuff

Real Friends Don't Hold Grudges

A Fun Party, Minus the Distractions

Apologizing to Lea

Alexia's Anniversary Celebration

Lisa Loves Texas

Meet Joanna's New Puppy!

Lea's Walk Down Memory Lane

Adriana's Wedding Full of Waiting

Adriana's Two Loves

May Adriana Live Happily Ever After

Romain's Troubled Past

Alexia's Birthday Drama

Meet Dr. Sex Therapist Lisa

The Wedding Evite Explained

Targeted by the Hate Club

Lisa's Button-Pushing Behavior

Peter's Healing Process

Lenny's Lipo

Lea's Over the Haters

Adriana's Difficult Past

Joanna Talks Role Playing

Update on Elsa

Recovering Frankie and Peter

Lisa's Bridesmaid Ultimatum

Joanna's Outright Insult

The Birkin Bag Bonanza

Adriana's Glamorous 'Great Gatsby' Wedding

Lisa's In-Law Issues

Shocked by Lea's Secrets

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Cristy explains her reaction to Elsa, and has wants Adriana to know she isn't feeling jealous.

They always say that "time flies when your having fun." So if you’re feeling as I am, that these six episodes have flown by, then I hope you've had as much fun watching as I did.

I still feel like there is so much more to all of us that remains to be seen. . .

Let's see what the future holds for us. Maybe we should ask Elsa if there will be a Season 2 for the RHMIA!!!

Well, this was a long episode and pretty entertaining I might add. Larsa's designer Getty was a good time, and as you can see I am always eating (que pena).

Larsa, rightfully so, went off on Adriana for ruining her lunch. I am pretty much tired of her so I did not even waste my time. Larsa's friend Tara was on a roll and making us laugh all night, but nothing has made me laugh harder all season then Adriana's interview comments about me “being jealous of her body and wishing I had any part of her looks or that personality." I would say the truth about this situation, but I will stick to what my mami always said "If you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything at all." I think maybe for her birthday a full-length mirror would be a good gift or maybe some seeing glasses!!! Jeje!

Marysol got a bad rap for her dinner. I agree that it was not a "cooking lesson" per se, but it works for me because I do have four or five kids to feed every night, and I don't love to cook. At the end of the day Philippe was being a good salesman, and the food was not bad. Or was it that her mom made everyone so nervous at the table that no one had time to taste the food? Just kidding -- I remember it being good.As for the rest of the night, it was a bit uncomfortable to see Larsa getting attacked by pretty much everyone at the table (with the exception of Alexia) whether they spoke or not!

I thought it was weird at first that Marysol had her mom join us, since all of us have beautiful loving mothers, but none of them were asked to join us at our girls' luncheon/dinners. We were all strategically placed at the table (name cards) and "coincidentally" Elsa sat between Larsa and I and went off on us both! That's ironic. . .

I personally did not pay much attention to a word she said to me because with that night included I think I have seen that woman about a whole six hours of my life. It is clear that whatever she had to say to me was straight from gossip sessions she may have had with her daughter. I was not about to pay any mind to her trying to tell me about my own life. Elsa has a very different way of thinking than I do. In my life, money does not come first. I would never disrespect an elder woman, but I will recognize a disrespectful older woman. What she did that night to Larsa was not nice, and unfortunately Larsa let it get to her. I believe at her age she should know better, and if possibly the drinks got the best of her as Marysol suggested at the table that night, then Marysol should have changed the subject or told her to STOP while she was ahead.

I just think it’s wrong to invite someone to your home and then make them feel bad. Lea and Adriana kept egging it on and that was also catty. Elsa is a funny lady, and I enjoyed hearing her stories. But everything in life has a limit, and we should all recognize when we have reached it.Adriana -- I seem to be her favorite subject of interviews, but tonight she went too far. Clearly Adriana's goal has been to destroy the image of her ex-husband, and she should pat herself on the back because she did a pretty good job. I, however will NOT tolerate her devious and lying words when it comes to my marriage or my family. I just met Adriana a few months ago, and she has the nerve to comment on my marriage? I don't agree with a woman trashing the father of her kids on national TV as Adriana has repeatedly done. I happen to respect my family, and Glen and I have five beautiful kids of which don't care to hear Adriana talking about.

What happens within your family should stay in your family. Unfortunately, when you are famous or married to someone famous your business gets put out there. Many times, what gets printed is far from the truth, but that’s what the tabloids live off of and its a price you’ve got to pay for fame. I don't wish this on anyone and less when innocent children are involved.

Once again -- Adriana -- what's your point???

Lea's got jokes? Yes, she did. She totally punked us, but it was all good. The way I see it is, had she not done that many of us would have never had the experience of visiting an organic farm. The drive was long, and it was really hot, but what really had me going crazy was that I was starving. And as I am sure you guys have seen by now -- I love to eat. I am not a really healthy food type of girl so this lunch was killing me. At least we got some cute pictures out of it.

Marysol's face over Larsa's comment was pretty much worth the trip too. LOL. . .

Where will we be tomorrow? I am not sure but I pray that we have all enjoyed, learned, and grown from this experience. It was a great time.

Many of you have asked me if I regret having done the show and the answer is "NO." I seldom regret life's experiences, rather I enjoy and/or learn from them. This season taught me a lot about friendship and loyalty.

Follow me on Twitter @cubanrice and Facebook (Cristy Rice) and hopefully you can continue to get to know more about the real me. No more ticket drama -- LOL.

I will be enjoying my babies and working on my CubanRice Jewelry for my BriBri Boutique. I am also hoping to have my bathing suits and workout wear in my boutique soon. Please check us out at www.shopbribri.com.

Much love and thank you for all of your kind words and support throughout. I enjoyed reading your comments and tweets, and I hope that I was able to address most of your questions.

God Bless and stay tuned for WWHL next week! Cristy

Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea shares he status with each of the girls post-reunion.

It’s a Wrap!


It’s been an interesting season. I've been as honest and authentic as possible. I feel I owe that to myself and to you, our viewing audience. I've defended myself when wrongly accused or misinterpreted and in the process unfortunately, ugly truths have been exposed. I haven't gone out of my way to hurt anyone, but if I have, in the spirit of defending myself or setting the record straight, then so be it. I've had some fun, a few laughs, and experienced a lot of unnecessary stress.
 


I've showcased as many of my friend’s businesses as I could and got in a few shameless plugs for theworldofleablack.com. However, I haven't traded on the show or received any freebies, other than borrowing jewelry a couple of times! LOL! Some have interpreted it as being materialistic, I call it marketing. LOL!
 


I've listened to people re-invent the past, camouflage the present, and stoop to insults, foul language, and ugliness, all of which make me cringe. I've made closer bonds with some and made new friends along the way. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the work that goes into being on the show. Of course, I don't like what I see from time to time, but I hope I've maintained my integrity and what was important to me.I cracked a few jokes at others expense, made a few sarcastic remarks, and rolled my eyes a few times. I just can't (or won't) stop being myself. LOL! I've loved reading all of your comments and tweets. Even when I disagree, I'm OK with it if you were being intellectually honest. But the few comments which were mean-spirited, based upon uniformed conclusions, bias, or outside influence, I disregarded, ignored, and deleted. I have a low threshold for pettiness and unnecessary maliciousness.
 


Now, for the girls, in my usual style, let me be as honest as I can be.
 


Lisa: I feel she and I have a lot in common, and I'm closer to her than the others. I think she has a good heart, but is a little too sensitive. I think she often takes things too personally. She wants to have fun; she has a wonderful spirit and loves a good party. She did get on my nerves while attempting to be “the connector" but I understand the reasons and know her intentions were good. She can always depend on me, and we enjoy a loving and brutally honest relationship.
 


I'm the next closest to Joanna. I love a lot of things about her. Her love for animals, how much she works , her willingness to speak publically about her very personal problems, endure public scrutiny, and the manner in which she let's things go and moves on are all admirable. She doesn't live or die based upon the opinions of others. I am disappointed with some of the things that she said things during the reunion shows. I know she has suffered for it, regrets it deeply, and wishes she could take it back. But because of some of her choices, I have a reluctance to fully embrace or trust her. She knows exactly how I feel.
 
Alexia: For three seasons I have defended her, had her back, and given her the benefit of the doubt. Watching her all season, week after week, speak one insult or mean-spirited comment about me, knowing many of them were lies, causes me to wonder if she did it to patronize the hate club, play all sides, or if she has some hidden resentment towards me. Perhaps she did it for air time in an attempt to make herself more relevant? Maybe she just doesn't like me and doesn't want to say it? Whatever reason she got her digs in, it is not justifiable; they were uncalled for and she should regret it and say so.  Whenever the cameras weren’t rolling, she’d tell me how much she loves me and what great friends we are. So even though she threw me under the bus several times, as recently as the reunion, I'm not interested in going tit for tat. I wish her and Herman well, and I have a lot of empathy for her personal issues.
 


Now to Adriana:  Everyone knows how I feel about her. The one thing she did which showed her real inner self is when she ripped my son’s heart out and stomped on it. She intentionally, out of hatred, kept her son away from my son. To this day, I know that I’ve done nothing but try to help her or defend myself against her lies.  She has expressed her gratitude by stabbing me in the back. Whatever her motivation (I have my own conclusions), nothing will ever put Humpty Dumpty back together again. I can put the past in the past and be amicable towards her, but let me make the following point crystal clear: I will never fully trust her. And I really just don't like who she is. Since the show either she has changed or who she really is showed up. Either way it’s not compatible with who I am and what I want in my life.
 
Marysol: Again, I've called Elsa many times over the months, and I've continued to do so, whether Marysol chooses to believe it or not.

And to set the record straight, yes Frankie is a friend of mine. He is a comedian and has a You Tube channel of impersonations, he is a Broadway star and an entertainer. He only impersonates people he finds interesting. No, he never knew Elsa was sick and no, I didn't see him make the video, and no, I wasn't in the background. All of which can be proven. But if it was a big secret, he wouldn't have posted it on You Tube.


And by the way, he made the You Tube video months after the show was no longer filming. But of course Marysol brought it up about 5 months later, so she could justify and explain away her behavior of the season.

Overall, it’s been a learning experience. I've been surprised to discover how people will behave and how far they will go for attention, relevance, a storyline, or to make someone look bad. I've always said reality TV brings out the best and worst in people, and I stand by that belief.
 


My tag line “I live my life like everything matters, because I think it does" is true for me. As easy as it may be for some to just live in denial and brush things aside, I believe everything we do matters, including who we are to ourselves and to others. And who we are produces consequences, both good and bad. I choose to live my life trying to create good consequences and limit negativity.
Not all drama has to be negative. One doesn’t have to criticize others in order to justify their own poor behavior or make themselves feel better about their lives.
 


So maybe I'm a fit for reality TV or maybe I'm not, that would be up to the viewers. The one thing I am certain of is that my real friends, my family, my son, and my husband understand me and are more important to me than anything and everything else. They know that my charitable work, being true to myself, living like everything matters, giving more than I take, my sense of right and wrong, making a conscious effort to live a life of purpose, setting a good example for my son, and being mindful of future generations are the most important things in my life.
 


I love nice things and love living the good life, and sharing it, and I've earned every right to do just that. I will never apologize for my lifestyle, but I won't be defined by it either.
 


Thanks for watching. Life is time, and you took time out for us, and for that I am forever grateful. Whether you enjoyed me on the show or not, know one thing, I put as much into it as I possibly could, and then some. LOL! Thank you POP, our amazing producers and their incredible team, the Bravo Network, and the viewers for the opportunity to cross paths. Did we bond yet? LOL!

Spread the love and keep the peace.

Love, Lea

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