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I welcome aging -- what's the alternative? I always wonder why people find such glee in criticizing one's age. I feel we are lucky every year we live a year longer. So I've filled my years working, trying to do the right thing, and enjoying my friends and family while working on charitable causes I believe in. I have a philosophy that I live by and I wrote a booklet about it that goes out with each Sudden Youth order; you can also read about it on my theworldofleablack.com website. It’s a philosophy that has served me well, that philosophy and the principles in the book Do You Quantum Think allow me to create and design my life, live in the moment, and enjoy the now. Life really is made up by "moments."
The Blacks Annual Gala has been going on for 19 years. I even made a documentary film called The Fundraiser that was shown during the Cannes Film festival years back. Our website will tell you who we are, what we stand for, who we help, and why we do it. I hope you visit it (theblacksannualgala.com) and I hope it inspires you to get involved in something you can be passionate about. I promise your life will be richer for it.
I started my first company in the mid '80s with a small loan from the bank and have owned, managed, and operated companies in the beauty business ever since, minus the few years RJ was very young. I've had showrooms and offices around the world and in the US, been on HSN, had various highly successful infomercials (Sudden Youth and others, even featuring Joan Collins in Baden-Baden, Germany years back) and created private label products for many well respected brands.
I just read that you and your husband made THE LIST in the OCEAN DRIVE magazine. Must make you and Roy feel proud to be listed with the Estefan's. Sylvester Stallone, Ricky Martin and the list goes on. I don't understand how Marysol Patton was added to the list. What has she done??? Does she do a lot of charity work? I never saw that she did anything without a fee, which I understand that is her lively hood. Just curious. .
Happy New Year, Lea! Wish you and Lisa Vanderpump were on the same Housewives show - you both are fabulous examples of mature women. I just purchased some of your facial products and love them - thank you!
Lea, I just had to write and let you know that you are my favorite of all the Miami Housewives. I love your classy behavior and your sense of humor. I must say I was apalled at the comment Ana made regarding your adorable son, RJ. I think he is a sweet, intelligent young man, and I believe Ana's comment was really mean spirited. All I can say is she must be very jealous of what you have. All the best to you and your family.
Lea, I am a 25 year old woman. I created an account just to say how much I admire your composure. I liked you all season, although I found your comments about Adriana and photoshopping too much. You won me over when you walked over to Marysol to end the argument with a hug. Marysol wanted that hug so badly. She draped her arms over you so helplessly. I felt it. You also continued to impress me with your performance in the reunion during Ana's absolutely hateful diatribe. I was almost aghast.
I don't know you guys of course, but the only thing I can piece together regaring Ana's motives is that she is jealous of your relationship with Marysol. It seems Marysol is the only one with whom Ana was friends. During the reunion, Ana makes the comment that SHE noticed how much Marysol wanted that hug. I believe Marysol loves you and I know you care about her too because your eyes tear up when she gets emotional. Perhaps Ana is jealous that Marysol still likes you as a friend and in fact, ALL the housewives and ALL the bloggers (more or less) think you're great.
Keep up the class. You're a role model.
Leh has handled with dIgnity and aplomb , which I'm sure the other women are unfamilar with. They have more than one syllable. C'mon.Leh comes across as genuine. The others self proclaimed resemblance to Barbie, well may if you only count the plastic parts!
Lea you are amazing! Whether you say things here and there is nothing compared to the nasty behavior of the women on the couch on the other side of the room! I hope bravo fires them all! I'm sorry for Ana bulling your son. She and Alexia and the Brazilian talk a lot about God but only act like the devil. We are supposed to be pleasing unto him and a light to this world. Thank you for sharing and show you compassionate, caring, generous, funny side to you. Many blessing! And please give the skin care name(s) you use..., you look fantastic!!!!!!
My husband had recorded the last reunion. You are by far the most classiest of all. Keep it real and don't deal with stupid! Love you!
You're my Fav! You are fabulous, open-minded, hilarious, intelligent, BEAUTIFUL, and with a side of wit, I'm jumping on that Team! Lea all the way
I'm team Lea'! I enjoyed watching you this season and don't know what I'm going to watch on Thursday nights. This is the only Housewives show that I enjoy.
Lea, it seems you have a lot on your plate. Why would you keep doing this show? Does it bother you that you are the most mature of all the franchises? I think your time is better spend on other pursuits.
germfob So what does that mean mature? I think the more mature you are ,the more you have to add. That show needs maturity more than anything else. Most of those girls act like High School. Lea. Lisa and Karent seem to be more mature. I won't call a names, but some are almost Lea's age and fit the category of the immature.
I'm Team Lea! ........It was really hard to watch Ana being so disrespectful and showing no class at all.............probably jealousy!
Lea, here's what has bothered me all season, you say "I can't stand dumb", yet you hang out with Elaine and that girlsgonewild guy, they are both dumb. Are you just trying to get attention by hanging out with them??
You're great. Beautiful, sincere, funny. You didn't need to waste any energy defending yourself against Ana's bs. She just came off looking like a clinically insane low life
Lea, you are a class act. We all know you could buy and sell all of these bitches on this show. Ana is an idiot. I only watch the show to see you be a role model for the rest. Thumbs up! Love you!
Hahaha. This blog post is great! It's basically all about you trying to show how you are some kind of independent woman. I love it! It's very matter-of-fact and not Lea at all. What I REALLY want to know is... What exactly happened at the reunion? What were in those folders that Ana and Marysol had next to them? Let me guess. GOOD stuff, and Roy and you threatened legal action. You went from standing up and yelling every 5 minutes to just sitting there looking like you were sick.
If people honestly think you're the "Queen" or the "Mayor of Miami" it just proves how pathetic they are. I would NEVER celebrate a woman that just married wealthy and all of a sudden became classy. I'd rather celebrate women that actually have careers and not have to get a weekly allowance from their husband.
Lea Black. PFFT.
steven_cali PS.........she is an independent woman. She did not need to marry well. She just happened to love Roy. Speaking of folders, I think they were full of blank pages.
I have a feeling that folder is going to come out in a big way and not with a blogger but nationally. Its weird everyone is else giving interviews and Ana has not. Very weird.
germfob I agree! I don't know why Ana is waiting. Unless the info she has is that damaging to the Blacks and does not want to use it unless she has no other choice. Whatever it is, I hope it takes down Lea and wipes that fake smile off her smug face!!
steven_cali Yes, steven, WHAT exactly was there in those folders that Ana "claims" is good stuff?? I have to laugh at that for a second. The thing I have a problem with the most about Ana's allegations that she has a "file" on Lea is that, sure, perhaps Bravo did not want to air the infamous (and alleged) "cross examination" between Lea and Ana in fear of legal consequences, especially if what Ana alleged on-air turned out NOT to be true....
However, if Ana stands behind her file (which she said she does), she should have no problem "airing it out" via another media outlet (magazines, radio, press, etc). These women have PLENTY of media opportunities to vent about each other to the press. If what she is alleging is public record (she said that she didn't "ultra-sleuth" to obtain it), then it cannot be claimed as proprietary information by Bravo and she has free-range to use it. Why would she stay quiet then????
Ana, should set the record straight! If she can back up whatever she claims is in her dirty little "file," then she should USE it! That is, unless she really CAN'T substantiate those allegations and they are as bogus as her most recent blog. if she is afraid of a lawsuit, there is nothing to be afraid of so long as she can back it up in court. After all, she IS an attorney. LMAO.
MissMiamiHeat I'm really wondering who you are... You write so well, so detailed, and seem to be patrolling both Lea and Ana's blogs. Are you being paid by Lea Black or do you really not have a life? My guess is that you're probably paid.
steven_cali Well you will just have to keep wondering. I am most definitely not losing any sleep about wondering who you are. Thank you for the compliment about my writing. I try to simply call out people on the claims that they've made either on the show or on their blogs. I also try to refrain from calling people "stupid" or "pathetic" for voicing their opinion, that is unless I am responding to a post where someone has decided to pass judgement. I am educated enough to be able to formulate an opinion without heckling like a joker or sounding like a child having a temper tantrum. I will tell you that you've guessed wrong. I am not being paid by Lea, or any of the ladies for that matter. But now I am beginning to wonder if you are...
steven_calinice try. It's so obvious how the attacks on Lea here are so personal and angry, nothing like the neagtive blogs on the other shows when a fan does'nt like the character. It's very obviosu that Ana has minions at work, but ya can't fight the numbers on the other outlets, and lea has them hands down! Ana will soon be gone. She's boring and cruel, a terrible mix.
louise123 Nice try for what? I'm merely posting my opinion. If you don't like it, I could honestly care less. If you're really coming on here because you feel like you personally know Lea Black just by watching the show then I suggest you seek medical attention. I call it like I see it. That's all.
louise123 And the attacks on Ana's blog are not personal and angry? If you want to look at it that way, then I have to say it's very obvious that Lea has minions at work! Go ahead and check out how Lea's employees are hard at work attacking Ana.
The attacks on Ana's blog are about her actions on the show, not about who she married, or her age. Even if Lea was paying people to attack Ana, which I highly doubt, it doesn't change the fact that the entire country saw the show and can post on here as well. It seems to me as if these sentiments are resonating throughout this board, and every other reality TV blog board on other sites as well.
I'm sorry, but Lea does not own the internet. And even if she did have people posting on here she cannot prevent the rest of the nation from posting positive things about Ana. Yet, how many positive posts (excluding you and your gang of 10 jokers that keep heckling everyone) do you see? Just take a good look at Ana's board on this site. It's pretty much the same 10 of you that keep egging each other on, with an occasional new person here or there. Even if every single negative comment was written by Lea herself that still wouldn't explain why there are not many viewers taking the time to send Ana praise. I think you are in complete denial of the facts.
This was an interesting season with this group. I enjoyed watching you the most as I thought you really brought a lot to the show. I wish they would have shown more behind the scenes on putting together the gala. I know that it is a wonderful cause and would have like to learn more about the difference it has made for the boys.
Lea', There wouldn't be a Housewives of Miami if it wasn't for you. You are energetic, witty, giving and a hoot. I just don't think some of the people really got who you were in the show.
AnnaManager I agree with you. Lea makes the show so interesting. I do like karent and Lisa. Joanna is OK, but the rest????
AnnaManager Leah is so far above those other women I think she should let them have that stupid show. We watched the lost footage but we are finished with the franchise. Alot of our friends who have been loyal are furious over the treatment of Leah. And the host of this group of shows sets a really bad example. BYE BYE
@IknowMiami @AnnaManager - "And the host of this group of shows sets a really bad example" ...Do you mean Andy Cohen? lmao Uhh..Andy IS Bravo. Lea has little, if anything, to do with why most of us watch Bravo. "Bye Bye" then.
IknowMiami Come on, let's not drag Andy Cohen into this! I love Andy and Bravo!!! Lea Black, not so much.
I am truly happy that Lea went no further than she did. It left Anna looking exactly as she is, DESPERATE. Team Lea for me.
For an educated woman like Ana to prosecute you on the reunion like she was in the courtroom, was shocking and disappointing! No one has the right to dig in to people's past for character assassination! By watching the reunion, I have more respect for you and I hope to see you come back next season!
Mandana1219 I don't think she goes to the courtroom. If she does the judge would surely shut her up.
Ana's cheap shots at you were pathetic, although you had your fair share of cheap shots at others under the guise of humor. I think Bravo should glue you to your chair during reunions - it was like watching a Jack-in-the Box. Wish you would stop making threats about exposing people, either say what you are referring to or don't mention it at all! You did this to Marysol and Ana. Overall, I do think you added something to the show, and hope you come back.
For all of you who are commenting that Lea is so classy and loved how she kept her cool and stayed composed during the reunion obviously did not watch the reunion. There is nothing about Lea Black that reminds me of a person with class. She showed everyone just how classless she is by standing, pointing fingers, yelling, eye rolling and slumping down in her seat. And that was just on the reunion. What she has shown for the past 2 seasons was anything but class! Ana is the one with class, which she showed on the reunion and all during the season. So, Lea, take a few notes from Ana and then maybe you will become a better person.
elicat I have never seen a classy woman that made fun of someone's age. I actually though Ana was older than Lea...so it confused me that she would be talking down to Lea' so much about her age. Her daughters are almost grown, she couldn't be to far behind Lea' in age. Ana is not an example of a classy lady.