Cast Blog: #RHOM

Family First on RHOM

Karent encourages you to treasure your family.

I am writing this episode's blog from Bath, England. I am taking a much needed and overdue vacation with my parents. This trip was supposed to have taken place in May, but as you will see in future episodes, I had to postpone it.

I will say it has been wonderful to spend time with them, and my only suggestion to all who read this is value every moment you have with your family, because life is so precious, and you never know when it can be taken away from you. That is why I treasure every moment with them and work hard to be able to spend quality time with them. Enough said about that, because I could just go on and on about them... Seeing Romain and Joanna "having the talk" showed a side of Joanna that was vulnerable and heartfelt. It is so easy for other people to judge, but seriously, how many people haven't done something like this or worse due to a little too much alcohol, or for any other reason? We are all human and make mistakes; it is the strong people that learn from them and move forward. That is what I admire about her.

Adriana seemed uncomfortable at first to take topless pictures, but wow, she really got comfortable in her skin quickly!

Watching me have that conversation with my mom brought me back to that moment in time. I have always loved and respected my mom for telling me how she feels, but also allowing me to make my own decisions, and at times, my own mistakes. We sometimes need to stumble over our own feet, no matter how much a parent wants to protect us. I have chosen to focus on my career first, but I feel that now I am ready for the next step in my life, which is to start a family. I'm just not sure when or even with whom... I leave that up to God.

I must say that it broke my heart watching Lisa and Lenny talk about not being able to
have kids yet. Lisa has become one of my dearest and closest friends since we met, and I can only imagine what she is going through. I'm sure that she will receive that blessing when it's meant to happen. She and Lenny definitely deserve it!Now you see me and Adriana at the Arte Americas art exhibit. If you haven't noticed by now, I am very extroverted and sociable, and I love to have fun and laugh. Life is serious enough, so why not have fun? Some people may take it the wrong way if they don't know me well enough, but one thing is for sure: I am a very loyal friend, and I would bend over backwards to help and support a friend in need. I was happy to be there for Adriana, and I was having fun being there.
Now that whole situation with Carlos Cruz-Diez... Seriously? Beating her to the tweet? Why was she making it a competition about who tweeted first? How old are we again? Anybody that knows me knows that I love taking pictures of anyone and anything, whatever the subject matter. Call it my hidden passion. I studied French in school, but unfortunately have forgotten a lot of it (but now I'll have a chance to practice the few words I remember while in Paris). I stepped back while she spoke to him, because I knew she would want to pick his brain and get to know him better. I never heard or noticed that he had told Adriana that he didn't like taking pictures. Of course after Adriana took a picture with him, I figured, why not? If this man is famous, his picture might be worth something one day. I didn't see any harm in it. I have many people I admire not only in my career but all around. I will say that at least for me, the only person I would kneel down for would be the Pope. I had a chance to attend the exhibit the following day with some other friends, but I chose to go and support Adriana, since Lea and I were the only ones she had invited.

I have always known that quality is better than quantity, and when it comes to friendships in this group of women, I couldn't agree more! Lisa and Joanna are amazing women, and I am honored to call them my true friends.

The only thing I am going to mention about Ana is that it’s interesting how she has twisted her tweets around... Maybe she is starting to suffer from some dementia? During the time that Rodolfo and I were broken up, he tweeted a picture of a local Cuban restaurant and stated that he was craving Cuban, hence the picture of the Cuban restaurant. Is she so egotistical to think that he was taking about her? Get over yourself, Ana! Not only that, but the reality is that once she saw the tweet, she replied to him that she was "craving Mexican." Now who's the one flirting now? And with a supposed boyfriend? Hmm. It seems like not everything is what it appears to be. I remember someone saying that people in Miami were just "smoke and mirrors." Oh, I get it now, Ana. Enough said.Joanna looked amazing at the winter party. It's hard to discern what the truth is with Romain. People will love to create rumors out of jealousy or insecurities. Joanna just needs to listen to herself and her instincts. Time is the best factor. I truly believe that he loves her with all his heart.

Well, I have to go to sleep, because tomorrow is a long day. We will be visiting Stonehenge and Lacock village, used in the filming of Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice. Looking forward to another great day with mom and dad. Blessings to all!

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter: @karentsierra and like me on my Facebook public page in order stay connected.

Sweet dreams and thank you for all your support! Don't forget to tune in every Thursday at 9:00 pm EST on Bravo. It only gets crazier, I swear, you can't make up some of this stuff! LOL!



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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 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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