Cast Blog: #RHOM

Why the Hate?

Karent still doesn't understand the ladies' motives, but was optimistic the dinner could change things.

There are 2 quotes that I love and they are: "The truth shall set you free" and "Actions speak louder than words"

Lisa and I went to cheer Joanna on since she was playing in the Model Beach Volleyball Tournament, which helps raise money to build wells in Africa. The dynamics between Lisa and Joanna and I are wonderful and every time we have a chance to get together we always have a great time. It's just three girls who support each other and don't feel no competition or jealousy. It's very refreshing to spend time with them, since most of the time we are just being our quirky selves laughing and not worrying about anything or anyone else.

We next see a very emotional Ana packing up her stuff to move out of her office. Any change is hard whether its professional or personal. The fear of the unknown is always scary, and I do feel very bad and sorry for Ana. She seems to still have feelings for him, and I'm not sure where the man she dates stands with all this. But to each his own. Her husband, or soon to be ex-husband appears to be ready to move on, and although Ana might not be, I pray that she moves forward and finally finds the happiness she deserves.

I loved seeing Joanna reunite with Romain at the beach and owning up to her mistakes and apologizing to Romain for her behavior with him. It takes a big woman to admit they were wrong and apologize for it. I respect her that much more for it.

Lea receives a phone call from the animal hospital letting her know that her dog Leroy is not going to make it. My eyes just filled with tears seeing her receive that phone call, because like many of us having lost a pet, we know the sense of emptiness and loss since they practically are a family member. My heart truly goes out to Lea.

You see a little bit of me sharing some time with my parrots, Coco and Kiwi. They are so wonderful and have learned to sing many songs and speak many words. Of course he learned some bad words too, LOL.

Leroy's ceremony was touching and I know that Leroy is in a better place.

I really appreciate the small moments I have to share with my mom during my busy days. I must admit I am a bit of a neat freak, so I am one of those people that love seeing my refrigerator and having everything facing forward and organized, a bit OCD, yes, but hey, I admit my faults. Ha ha ha.

As I am spending some quality time with my mom, I receive a phone call from Alexia. I waited on the line for her to speak, because she just remained quiet once I answered. She then finally goes on to invite me over to her house, and to be honest, I was very hesitant due to her unwarranted attacks and childish behavior the last couple of times I have seen her in person. She goes on to tell me that "she doesn't want to be mean, because that is not her style." Wow, could've fooled me. . .

I am not a person to hold grudges and I guess I am a hopelessly optimistic person, so I decided to accept her invitation, but, nevertheless still very weary of her real intentions for having me over. I could only hope that they would finally allow me the respect to speak, the same way I have always given them their time to speak their mind. I guess I can hope for the best, but expect the worst.

Marysol goes on to say that she is upset with me because of the article that was written and what I had "supposedly said." Even though I have told them plenty of times that I didn't say any of those words describing the women, she refuses to believe what I am saying. She says "I am trashing the character of all of us and in public relations that is all you have." It seems to me that a true publicist would look for the truth and be sure of what she is talking about instead of coming to conclusions, and accusing someone without really knowing the facts. But, in reality, she wasn't interested in the truth, she was just part of the scheming group of mean girls saying anything just to try to make me look bad. Why so much hatred? Don't know, but hopefully they can find peace within themselves, because when they just lash out and try to bring others down, it's just insecurities on their part.

We need to teach people in this world to A) not jump on the "mean" bandwagon B) promote peace and C) stop the hate

God bless you all and please let me know your thoughts.

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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

Please comment below, it would mean a lot to me to hear your final thoughts.


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