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Is "looking good" so important to us that we would engage in untruthful or disingenuous behavior just to protect something we could perhaps just acknowledge and move forward from?
And gossip is a state of mind -- geography doesn't change it.
Spread the love, keep the peace, and #don't deal with stupid.
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Lea, it is the " snarkiness" that proves the genuineness of your personality. Your self-confidence may seem to be "rude" to others, but I know it's your wisdom which causes you to speak many a truth in jest. You don't wish to hurt anyone, but sometimes the truth hurts. Keep being you and pay no attention to those who try to change that Texas-born genuineness that makes you so adorable. My wife and I watched the show to see you. You are the show.
Lea you are Guidance, empowering your Ladies with confidence directing their thoughts and ideas in directions that may not have been clear to them.. Awesome Embrace it. Stop the snarkiness and rude comments its sooo not you. Please chill Elaine - really not nice and agressive.. Needs to tone it down and polish. Elaine has Issues sorry not our fault you weren't born a woman. But You Can Grow Up and Mature and be a Terrific Lady with Class and Dignity. Take my advice to Elaine.
You are the mother hen. People are scared to step up to you. My thoughts it is because of the power and money your husband has brought you. Truthfully you are beating a dead horse and talking in circles when it comes to Marysol. You are looking crazed and like an emotional wreck to viewers. You love to drag her through the mud or at least feel good about thinking you are. I see you as directing attempting to sabatoge her income and line of work. I think you green and ugly with jealousy that she is an independent woman who built her own career ad you are absolutely not. You layed on your back and found an older easy to boss around man. You manipulated him and think your going to do it to others.
Lea made a fortune before she moved to Miami. Do a little research before you shove your head up your a$$!
Wow you look so great! I had no idea of your age but when I found out I thought "give me some of that!" I like your attitude and outlook on life too by the way :-)
Lea love love love your website ! I am getting all three bracelets & the cant deal with stupid pillow ! Please add more things ! God bless !!!
THERE IS ONE THING I DO NOT LIKE ABOUT YOU LEA. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TALK SO LOUD AND SCREAM SO MUCH? IT IS REALLY ANNOYING AND I'M SURE IT BOTHERS EVERYONE'S EARS. TONE IT DOWN A BIT. PLEASE!!
Lea, pay no attention to rosyposy. Probably some inbreed redneck beer guzzling trailer park high school drop-out with no brains and the lifestyle to prove it! You are the show.
We love you!
You may fool some, but the rest of us see you as a trouble maker. Get off Marysol's back. You seem such a fake. You are one of those people who thinks the axis of the earth runs straight up your kazoo and out of you head. No...stop trying to grab attention with all your sneaky manipulations.
You wouldn't know class if it walked-up and rocked your mobile home. Lea is the show. Go back to your professional wrestling and snorting Bud Light and back off a hole!
Watching this I was in shock at what Marysol said. You went right to the source and told her everything you felt and had proof. At the end it was good to see you make up for the camera. I too feeel bad for Lisa . I hope that one day she does find happiness with motherhood. And who knew that you are the queen of the turbans . Your next venture is to write a marriage advice book.
Last episode was great! We saw the peace-maker come-out in you. You are not offended by genuine opinions spoken with conviction and willing to hug a friend to help mend fences. You laughed at Karent’s impersonation of you with Roy and R.J. Your laughter displayed your confidence and it really impressed me. We must laugh at ourselves on occasion.
Really like you, love your sense of humor very sarcastic!!!!! I totally get u! U have come to become my fav of the show!!!!
I guess this is the last show, will have to find something else to watch. Will miss seeing you until next season. Have a happy holiday with your family.
Anyone know who makes the sunglasses Lea was wearing when she was talking to Lisa?? There were kinda of a light blue tint with all metal frames..Love them must have a pair!!
Lea...I like you. Would I put up with snarkiness and rudeness from you. No. Would I take what you say and understand that sometimes your idea of funny isn't necessarily mine? Sure. Do I get you? Of course I do. You are strong---empowered...and I respect that fact. Some people cannot ever attain that level of assuredness, sic as you have I am sure. Does it mean it's okay at times, even sometimes to snap off a comment like you would a paper towel...use it and then toss it? Absolutely not. I find you so dynamic though. And you often times impress me with your words. Kudos to you for speaking and sharing with Lisa. That is the Lea I love. The Lea who gets sh** done and makes the Earth move. There is another side to you though--that doesn't always set right with me. But I am a big girl and can handle it. Marysol needs to step up and take some form of accountability; if she has not liked or has been hurt by your comments she needs to SAY so. As to the Elaine issue; if marysol can prove it--why not ask to see the texts??? And then both of you mov the hell on.
"Is it easier to speak to people to their face until everyone feels they've been heard? Or easier to speak behind everyone’s back and hope the gossip doesn't get heard?"... This is a great question.. Why didn't you just corner Marysol and do this instead of letting things build between you and her? My perception of your relationship with Marysol is all based on "he said, She said"... or when James is dressed in drag ... "She said, She said" .... Everything gets so convoluted and misconstrued when others get involved. Go to horse is my motto. If she is afraid of confrontation, you (as the "bigger-stronger" person) need to confront her and make this right. I respect you and your wisdom, but this festered for too long.
Just watched the show again. So glad you and Marysol are getting along. But what is the deal with Marysol, Elaine & Lisa Pliner? Does Marysol want Elaine to fail her career? Lisa P and Elaine seem very likable. Some people just miss all the humor! I think you are what makes the show. Probably wouldn't even watch otherwise.
You are the most sensible one on the show. I don't know why you are getting such a hard time about your friends. You are a caring person committed to making a difference in other peoples lives. Others are judging you and your friends from TV episodes and not what is real in life they don't have a clue about...
I really thought that you and Marysol made up on this last episode. When I read her blog I couldn't believe she was dogging you again. What is her problem?
Twiz Onesanechick I agree with Twiz, turn the channel if you don't like the show. Try to live up to your name and enjoy the humor that the really sane people get.
I wanted to comment on a statement Lea made on the Bimini trip that I found disturbing. She stated that if her husband cheated on her, she would report that he beat her & their son and that would be the end of it. Maybe she doesn't realize but people that think of lying about abuse of a child to better themselves in a divorce or custody are the ones responsible for a lot of children being forced by the courts to live with an abusive parent, as the courts tend to call it "false allegations" across the board and for those who are telling the truth it is maddening to hear her make a statement like that while laughing about it, it's not a laughing matter and no one should ever lie, they are causing so much pain to those telling the truth & to the children really being abused..
MSOfromCA You clearly don't get Lea' on the show. Lighten up...she was laughing because it was a "metaphor".
Clinks MSOfromCA Again I agree with clinks. I feel sure she knows the law and was just being funny. Don' think she would ever really do something like that. She is too smart. I do think she would not put up with a cheating husband. She was making a point, put on your humorous side and enjoy the show.
Lea is the most witty HW on Bravo... guess only us brighter ones get it!
I feel so sorry for you, because with all your money and fabulous life, you seem to have no real friends who will hold your hand in difficult times. It must be very difficult. I don't envy any of you homemakers.
mrLeBeef I feel you are very wrong. She has plenty of friends, not so many on the show, although only 2 of the girls have a problem with her, because she has their number. The others seem to like her fine. You probably don't have too many friends or you wouldn't have even thought of that. Quit looking for the negative, lighten up and you will be happier.
Looks like her family and work is her priority- these few women I'm sure don't count as any real friends, only acquitantances. I wish I had her success and $$$. But I enjoy watching.
I really don't get what the problem was with Elaine and Lisa Pliner. They both seem very nice to me. I think Marysol was just stirring the pot because you are friends with both of them.
Whatever happened btn James and Marysol is just that- between them!! Leave it the f*ck alone and shut up about it already. I am sick of hearing about James- he is a whiner and a bully. He does not bring any positive energy to this show and believe me, you all need a lot more positive and need to start dumping the negative- James, Thomas, Rodolfo. I have to fast-forward through anything that has to do with those 3.
Get off your high horse Lea- you are not perfect. If you didn't have a good experience with Marysol, then do not use her for your functions. Stop brow beating her- it's making you look like a super b*tch. BTW- if I was her, I would not be friends with you either after seeing your camera sessions.
James (Elaine Lancaster) is a fabulous person if you knew him in real life. Lea has just been defending herself against Marysol's sneaky, passive-aggressive behavior.
Kim-in-PB kiki13 If he is such a fabulous person why is he allowing Lea to fight his battles for him? As a friend I would have sucked up my ego and let it go.....
James is totally capable of fighting his own battles, but he is also a gentleman. Lea is very protective of her true friends and I'm sure she felt compelled to defend James. I agree that everyone should let a lot of this stuff just go....much ado about nothing.
Kim-in-PB kiki13 A gentleman?? You and I have totally different opinions about what a gentleman is.....A real gentleman would have taken this matter into his own hands and not ran and cried foul when he didn't get his way....
Kim-in-PB bpster kiki13
And hey- what are friends for! I defend my friends if need be, why not or they wouldn't be your friends to begin with.
You were so wise and compassionate in your talk with Lisa. I really liked you in that moment. I also like the fact that you say what you have to say, you're a straight up woman. Adriana has a lot of respect for you but it seems that you don't have a great deal of respect for her. Wondering what you guys' history is. Everyone is making a fuss about the joke you made in regards to Roy cheating but I thought it was hilarious lol. I make comments like that too but not because I literally mean it. It's my way of scaring my fiancé into thinking I am crazy.
Personally, I don't engage in screaming matches. Not because I am afraid or in denial. It's bcause I'm an ADULT. Try it sometime. You might like it.
I really do like you lea but honestly..you need to drop it! If you feel Marysol didn't do a good job for the gala then very simple...don't hire her company again. Why do you keep dragging this on and on. Your actions aren very becoming and you are doing far more damage to the gala than Marysols company could have done!
Admittedly wasn't sure about you at first but now I really like you....and you looked just beautiful on the trip! Very elegant.....
I thought Lea was extremely real in this episode. When all the girls were in the kitchen and Lea kept telling Karent she needs to stand up for herself, I mean really Karent at one point you have to let the other girls know you are not afraid of them. If you believe strongly in your relationship with Rodolfo, STAND UP FOR IT! Don't let others talk about you as if you are signification. Ughh.. Lea I thought it was really nice of you to sit with Lisa and share your story with her. I was crying the whole time. I also had problems conceiving and went to countless doctors who told me that I would not be able to have children. Four years after one of the doctors told me I would not have children, I came out pregnant and have a wonderful son! Keep on being real Lea we all tune in to watch you tell them girls how it really is. Most of them seem to live in a bubble which needs to be popped soon. Happy holidays!
You bring life and energy to the show. You are witty and funny and tell it like it is. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't even watch the rest of the self centered so called housewives.
Glad to see that you and Marysol finally made up. She still didn't take responsibility for what occurred but I'm not sure she really get what it is to be responsible.
You try to present yourself as a good person, but you are not genuinely good. You are not honest. You said you saved Adrianna but now you humiliate her so often and she is your soldier more than a friend. If you were not satisfied with Marysol's work, you could simply hire another agency without bashing her so desperately and trying to ruin her business (you know just for the old friendship sake). People (men specially) you surround yourself with are appalling and that says a lot about you.