Then there is always what lies behind the curtains of friendships. I've always said, "Some people collect things, and I collect people." Well Elaine Lancaster is one of those collectibles. It is unfortunate that people make false accusations with absolutely no evidence to back them up. So for the record -- I can't and don't try to control my friends or use my friends, including the crazies I collect along the way. I love them for who they are and who they are not. I try to back them when they are right and show tough love when I disagree with them. There is one thing that is absolutely positively not true and cannot be said with a straight face about me -- that I need anyone to speak for me or do my "dirty work." If I have something to say, everyone that knows me knows that I am very capable of having straightforward, adult conversations and say what is on my mind. I've never been one to hold back. So if anyone thinks or says otherwise, they don't know me, they just think they know me or prefer not to know me and make false accusations about me.
It didn't go unnoticed that at the art gallery the night before the gossip lunch, Ana says, "Marysol thinks..." but by the time they have their rehearsed lunch the next day, it’s "Ana that thinks..." When making accusations, it's best to keep the stories straight. And when the facts aren't on your side, maybe it's better to keep the mouths shut. And it's never a good thing to throw rocks and hide your hands, it will eventually become transparent.
And regarding Marysol, I did get her two different jobs, I won't comment on whether or not she still has them, but to hear that I never helped her get a job, well, the facts are on my side once again. The irony of two single women taking pot shots at my nearly 20-year marriage speaks volumes. Like they say, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them." I have been nothing but nice to those two, helped them whenever I could, and defended one of them even at the expense of my own credibility many times. You're welcome.
Miss Lea - Without a doubt you are my favorite Miami Housewife. I hope we'll get to see even more of you next season. Would you mind answering a question? What is your astrological sign? I'm thinking Gemini.
Lea, can't believe I'm just now knowing about you on Bravo!! I don't watch TV much and can't believe you are on TV! I used your skincare products years ago and loved them. I will be looking for your new line on the web today. You look great!!!
In order to see the rainbow, you gotta have a little rain and be able to dance in it. Rock on Girl!
People just wish they had what you have...unfortunately that is called envy! Envy, my dear is a sin! Keep on keepin on!
The other "Girls" should follow your lead and stop taking everything so seriously. I have to laugh at the comments that you gossip, when they clearly had a gossip fest at lunch!
BTW...The work you do for The Charity is amazing and life changing for these kids!
You are definitely my favorite "character" , however, I was surprised to learn that you are only 40 yrs old. Although your skin and legs (bam!) look AMAZING, I think the way you dress and wear your hair make you look much older. Come on Lea! You should represent us 40+ old women from Miami a little "younger" . I know you have it in you!
Lea, Ignore the criticizing stuff. You are the class act of the show! Your style, and grace is everyones envy! Keep it up!
team Lea!! Although your humor can be passive aggressive, it entertains the heck out of me....
Lea, I love you in the show. I love your wit and humor as some of the other housewives don't know what that is....they are so into themselves that don't get you except Adriana.
Lea seems like such a strait shooter, I mean a no BS kindda gal that I can understand her being really put off by the gossip and mis-information. Lea seems the the type to say it to your face while the other 2 are like coy 12 year olds that have never grown up. Pathetic.
I love the new RHOM. I love the new cast. There is A LOT going on, and I find it very relevant to what all of us are facing. I do hope Lenny can maybe help Elsa with her face. I bet she would not drink so much then. She was such a beautiful woman. That's got to be pure heartbreak. I hope the doctor who did that to her is serving time somewhere.
I do agree with you Lea, everyone should reserve judgement about others. But I do think that Karent needs to be more sensitive about her behavior, she's a little clueless, and I do not like Rodolfo either. Karent needs to find a nice American Man! Latin men are playboys and they are spoiled brats. If you don't believe me go watch little Latin boys in any store in Miami with their mothers. That will give you a dose of reality! LOL
I can understand Marysol's position with respect to Elaine. I can imagine not all clients wanting a drag queen in their fashion show. Then Marysol looks like the insensitive one. I really do not know what else is going on between the two of you, but I think you should try and make nice because you are the one everyone expects to be fair and kind.
It might have been in the editing, but it did seem like you snubbed Lisa when you were fist introduced. She really seems like a nice person. She seems like she loves to have fun and does not seem to take herself too seriously. I like that.
Thanks for your blog. I will stay tuned...
I love that you always tell it as it is and keep such a cool head..you are the best one on this show....
Lea, As usual you are totally on point. As someone who has known you at least 15 years you have always helped those around you and if someone is wrong you tell them. Congrats on your handbag line! If anyone knows handbags it's you.
Lea - You are great on the show! Don't pay any attention to criticizing remarks; those folks who are making them are just envious and they have self-esteem issues. They are critical of you because you are more beautiful, smarter and wittier on the show than they are! Your blog entries are terrifc - it's obvious you're a woman of substance. Continue to keep us entertained!
You are the most real and honest housewife on the show. I love watching the show and how that the others seem to be so jealous of you.
I love the way you still tell it like it is... I think that Adriana is the only other housewife that really gets you.
I really enjoyed you this week. You are by far the classiest of all the HW's. Love your jewelry and clothes. Love your humor.
Lea I love the show!:) you are one of the most honest people on the show! You crack me up! Keep me laughing that's why I watch. It wasn't nice what Ana said on Wwhl. I'm not sure I'm liking her she is a drama starter!
!. Some people think that if they make a snide comment, laughing uproariously afterwards makes it a joke.
2.Some people think talking about someone behind their back is gossiping-unless they are doing the talking.
3.Some people are so envious of their younger, beautiful cast mates that they get cosmetic surgery, then lie about it when asked about it on national TV.
4.Some people claim they cannot abide stupidity when we know that meanness of spirit is a greater flaw.
Honestly, Lea, you use your "golden girl" status to throw backhanded comments, judge everyone, but it is really tacky. I also think that the reason you do not give Lisa a chance is because she is the next generation of philanthropic mavens in Miami. Get over yourself and mentor the next generation of philanthropist wives instead of competing with them. Lisa treats you with respect, and deserves it in return.
Great blog- you covered it all!! I get your sense of humor which some I'm sure don't, I watched last season. I don't see how you do so much for your community and running your own businesses plus taking care of your family. And what Ana said about your marrying a rich guy was ridiculous! She's one to talk... that relationship with Karent's boyfriend??? Hello, Ana doesn't seem that innocent in this. I'm ready for next Thurs. to see what else gets stirred.
Love-love your blog! I am definitely going to check out your handbag line as I wait for your new skincare products to arrive. Keep going Lea, we love you on the show and can't wait til the next episode!!
You look absolutely fantastic!! Maybe someday if I hit the lottery, I can find your surgeon who is obviously the best to refresh this gal's face. Till then I will keep slinging gel ( I am an ultrasound tech ) and dreaming!!! Lol. Just wanted to let you know how great u look. Carol in WVa
Lea, I really enjoyed the show this week. I like you better each time I see you. Adriana really gets who you are and said on Any Cohen show that it was your humor when you mentioned air brushing. I like your humor, we need more of it. Looking forward to next week.
You seem two face too. See how it feels when people talk about you behind your back. You seem to do it too, so quit crying.
I am not quite sure how I feel about you yet. Time will tell. I don't like some of your off handed remarks sometimes. You said last year you were being funny, I am having a hard time believing that. Well we will see.
Milica Lea' may have married a rich guy however you know nothing about who she is and the business's she owns and has owned. She made it on her own before the rich guy. Get your facts straight...
Such a positive point of view! Leah, you really are such a great person inside and out!
Lea, I was offended on your behalf and my own when Ana said all you had done was marry a rich guy. As a stay at home mom by choice, I have turned down the opportunity to make money so that I could be there for my children. She better watch out before she alienates her viewing audience. Because, after all, the show is called, " Real Housewives" not "Real Workaholic Divorcees."
I can't get enough of Lea's blog! She speaks such truth and her insight is powerful! Lea is so understanding of her friends and wants the best for everyone around her! She really does exude a positive energy of love and peace, no wonder she always looks flawless!
MIAMI says that Lea Black is ultra-fabulous and it's no wonder the other housewives are on guard - she's got the whole package of greatness starting with honesty, giving her heart to charity causes. That's why she's has a beautiful family with a strong marriage!