Lea Black

Lea explains her sense of humor and addresses all the misconceptions the ladies have about her.

on Oct 11, 20120

Before now, have I ever said negative things about people in my blogs? Go back and read them. You will see that it’s been in response to things said about me.

Have I made a few jokes? Yes. Speaking of bad jokes, I have always known Felipe did not need a green card. The first time I met him, he told me he had a catering company in the U.S. for fourteen years. If I thought he really needed a green card, I obviously wouldn't have called attention to it. We have laughed about it since many times.  It’s sort of a Miami joke. Marysol acknowledged on the reunion show last year that she knew it was just my sense of humor. Even though I prefaced it as "this is a joke, I hope you will laugh," it didn't work out that way. So if this joke or any of my other jokes ever offend anyone, just know they aren't meant to. I've made plenty of jokes about myself and poked fun at myself along the way too.  This season alone I've been poked fun at, shot down, mocked, ridiculed, criticized, backstabbed, gossip fodder for the gossip addicted, and falsely and wrongly accused ad nauseum -- you don't see me acting like a victim. But you do see me laughing a lot! I even think my laugh is funny, hahahaha!

If you doubt any of what I have just said, you can watch the reruns. I am always willing to stand corrected, as long as it is an objective, intellectually honest point of view -- not justifications, excuses, or anything petty and unwarranted used just to stir the pot. Or just because someone wants to take unnecessary "sides." I thought we were all on the same side. Just being our crazy selves and sharing both the good and the bad with people who like to tune in to an hour of watching other people’s lives. I get it that people like "drama and conflict," but really, how far will some people go to make something out of nothing? Should I laugh or cry about that?

By the way, anyone that really knows me knows that if you are the underdog, I am your girl. Don't be fooled by the "underdog" and "victim" acts -- if they really need someone, I am there for them and they know it. I think you will see that too as the season progresses.

As far as this week’s episode -- well I spent so much time laughing and setting the record straight that I am out of time. LOL-LMAO-giggle-haha, having way too much fun. (Oh, and squealing like a cat #wwhl.)

85 comments
Turtlemom
Turtlemom

Lea, I did watch the first season of RHOM and I felt that Marysol loved this man and he loved her. It is very apparent that she is hurting but trying to keep her life going. I do not see Marysol as over sensitive, again she is hurting and you keep turning the knife in her heart, every chance you get. Not funny at all! Just because you marry a man with power and now that has given you some kind of power. It has all gone to your head. Did you come from money or just by luck marry it! It is always smart to have a child, it makes sure that there will be money for the future. Your friend the drag queen is as classless as you are. Why are you on this show? To much time on your hands!

Paul1234
Paul1234

Lea, love your zingers!!! Keep them coming. It's one of the reasons I watch. Everyone lighten up. Life's too short.

TimR
TimR

Lea,

Let's face it, you bring the realness to RHW...in a city of posers, you're the reason I keep coming back...

 

nycbacon
nycbacon

Countdown...cannot wait to see what happens. You're the only reason I like the show!

MissLola
MissLola

IT SEEMS LEA IS A VERY HONEST PERSON. ONE THING FOR SURE,  SHE IS 

REAL!! THE TRUTH HURTS. I UNDERSTAND NOBODY LIKES TO GET HURT, HOWEVER IT HAPPENS. I AM SURE MARISOL WILL FIND A GREAT GUY SOON.

frandy
frandy

lea, really enjoy your show!  Love to follow you  :)  thanks for being you

gini
gini

Lea, don't let that boring Ana and Marysol get to you. They either have a sense of humor. Keep yours going as that is what makes the show interesting. Otherwise noone would tune in to watch such boring individuals.

MarvinSimeon
MarvinSimeon

It seems as if Ana doesn't have anything better to do wit her time then to inject herself in Maysol's life. Ana, the show is called "The Real Housewives of Miami," not "A Day in the Life of Marysol."

MarvinSimeon
MarvinSimeon

It's obvious Marysol doesn't know how take a joke!!!! Talk about someone that lacks a sense of humor.

martyb68
martyb68

lea you make the show...period.

Chris15232
Chris15232

I think you are so funny. Last year I loved the trip to the farm. I thought Marysol was fun last year, this year this year she seems like a cry baby who wants to make you look bad. Don't change! I love your jokes!

arrabella
arrabella

If you truly continue to call your idea of "harmless" joking funny, then I suggest you get a PR person to hep guide you through what is a "socially" polite decorum because there is nothing funny this season or last season about your idea of joking then tagging it with, "I'm just kidding". I would think someone like you who continue to try to prove to the viewers you are the cream of the crop of Maimi's social scene would know by now what is appropriate behavior in any setting. Guess not. Let me give you some sound advice to help this everfailing unbecoming facade you have handed us the viewers, just kidding isn't a pass to say whatever you wish and get away with it. I would rather you just be the B of Miami and say it straight up then play the coward by tagging everything with the I'm just kidding, then look at everyone with drink in hand asking What???

JustGia
JustGia

There's a hint of truth in every joke.  That was in very poor taste, I think you should know better. 

methinks
methinks

A woman of your intelligence must understand that there's always some truth revealed in sarcastic statements. You shouldn't be surprized if people are offended by your lack of candor.

tammyburke1
tammyburke1

Really enjoy seeing you on the show again this season. I know how much charity time you put in and understand that you prefer to be at home instead of out in the nightlife so I am very glad you decided to do the show again! Keep up all your hard work for the Miami area. We love the show!

lisas58
lisas58

Once again Lea you are the class act. Loved your necklace! You totally make the show. Keep up the good work,  Don't listen to any of the negative remarks in the blog.  Keep it going. 

Kim-in-PB
Kim-in-PB

Lea - The fact that so many people are commenting on your blog is what makes this show great!  This isn't a news program; it is a drama-filled, entertaining and interesting look at the lives of some Miami women - if they all got along and only said nice things, what would be fun about that format?  Anyway, you seem to be the most polarizing of all the housewives - but that's a good thing.  Continue to be the unique gal that you are - I'm looking forward to the next episode!

txchick
txchick

Lea, Marysol seems like a sneaky person and needs to stand up for herself, Ana is just pitiful!  Too bad some don't get your humor and seem jealous of what you have, they should appreciate the fact that you do so much work to help others.  I remember last season that  you had taken in Adrianna and her son in your home so you are a very kind person others just like only hearing and seeing negative in others.  You look fantastic this season and can't wait til the next episode and looking forward to seeing your charity event on TV.  Hang in there!!  Also I'm going to Google your skincare line today.

Happy-Housewife
Happy-Housewife

Really enjoyed the show and loved that fabulous necklace!!!  Don't listen to any negative people that have nothing other to do, some viewers evidentally don't have much productive things to do.  Hope we get to see more of your beautiful mansion and your precious son!!

hotintexas
hotintexas

Loved the show last night and great blog again!  You are so funny as I've always thought and please keep it up!!!  These young ladies- just don't get it!  Too bad for them- keep having a good time and I love how much you support your community thru your charity work. Looking forward to next Thursday!!!

cutan
cutan

You are rude at the expense of other people. Not a charitable posture. What do you do for work....spend your lawyer husbands money? There are worse things than being stupid, and stuck up is one of them.

alison954
alison954

I can't say that I always enjoy watching you, but I will say this.  Give your hair stylist a high five, your hair looks a thousand times better!

j1217
j1217

I think that you think that you are the leader of the Real Housewives of Miami group. I feel like you are so outspoken that it is viewed as rude and disrespectful. I think that just because you laugh and say that something is a joke doesn't mean that it is a joke. The greencard joke was a little similar to the NJ housewives Teresa's cookbook drama. Just because you say it was a joke ha-ha doesn't mean that others view it that way or that it doesn't hurt your feelings. The fact that you see nothing wrong with that is rude. You were already having issues with Marysol and thinking that that joke would make things any better was something that you knew but didn't care. 

 

I think that you come across as selfish and self-centered as well as rude and stuck up. I think you intimidate women because of your arrogance and sense of entitlement that you walk around with. The fact that you said that it was 'cute' of Lisa to be charitable is beyond insulting. Downgrading and insulting Lisa's charity work is disgusting. I think that you are the most obnoxious and ignorant person on the show. You give backhanded compliments tied together with an insult as well as you constantly say things certain ways so that it is undetectable whether your comment is a joke or an insult and it is sad to see that behavior coming from an older woman. You come across as if you are so much better then everyone else especially Lisa. You didn't even give her a chance. You are just so mean. 

 

In your things to think about this week you say that powerful people never give their power away they own it. I think that you believe you are more powerful then what you know and that is also how your portrayed Elaine. I think that you are two-faced in a sense and you are right it always does show its ugly face. I agree that you should laugh at yourself but what you do and laughing at yourself at two totally different things. I think that the situation with you and Marysol has really been blown out of proportion and is all he said she said. I think that you should sit her down and talk to her rather then talking to everyone about her. And by letting Elaine go on and on and not speaking up and saying anything is just as bad and looks like you are condoning the behavior. I feel like you behaved this way last season with Christy and now your victim is Marysol. Really sad. 

 

 

 

Nycmom
Nycmom

Your very arrogant and annoying.

RDaniels
RDaniels

Lea, I'm on the fence where you are concerned. You seem, on one hand to be a good person but on the other you come across as rude, while you say is a joke, whatever, the rest of us think its sarcasm. It's like, you say it in a jokingly way but you really mean it. Some could view that as you being a coward. Meaning that, if you think it, you say what you want, as a joke, not just telling the person to their face what your problem with them is. I don't know, you're a snob, that's for sure, a bit of a superiority thing with you as well. If you are having or did have a problem with Marysol, why say anything to her at all? You know, she didn't like that comment before so why would you say it again, being that your so smart and all.

mark.d.reese
mark.d.reese

Lea, I love your common sense methodology of getting things done. You are the apparent leader of the pack. Keep it up!!

Write2Rant
Write2Rant

Lea,  as you sit there so full of yourself, you might want to consider that you're committing the greatest sin of all - you are irrelevant.  You don't offer anything compelling to the mix, except for your expert level passive-aggressive BS - and even that is juvenile and transparent. You seem to get a (cheap) thrill out of other people's humiliation and bad fortune, a character flaw one might be able to overlook if, again, you offered anything remotely interesting to the show. And, because you also seem to be sartorially challenged & absent any fashion-forward sense, we can't even enjoy the obscene lifestyle you keep throwing in our face.  So, my advice would be...get a personality, get a stylist or get a therapist (but not necessarily in that order). Remember, mean girls finish last. 

texas02
texas02

I like your blog and I agree with you that Marysol took no responsibility on what happened at the gala.  She is playing the pity party making the others housewives feel sorry for her....she needs to put her big girl panties, own up and learn from it if she plans on staying in business.

AnnaManager
AnnaManager

You are still my favorite after last night.  I really think you are actually the only one that has any  humor on the show. 

Clinks
Clinks

Lea', You looked great in last nights episode and I would have been disappointed had you not bought up the green card.  I thought it was hilarious  Marysol needs to lighten up.  As far as the gala, business is business and shouldn't have anything to do with your friendship.  You got it right when you said the client is always right.  You go girl...

TrueHousewife
TrueHousewife

I'm self deprecating and like a good joke as much as the next person.  With that said, just coz you say "this is a joke" doesn't mean the receiver will find your joke funny.  Your 'joke' about Marysol's husband marrying her to get his Green Card didn't set well with her the first time you made it; so why you would make it again when she's obviously in pain over their seperation?  That's just junior high mean girl mentality.  If you want to been viewed as a classy lady then please act like one.  You owe Marysol an apology.  Funny isn't funny when you hurt someone who is already in pain. 

QuantumThinkDivaDianne
QuantumThinkDivaDianne

Bravo fans, stars, producers, lighten up! Humor is a sign of intelligence. Wit, a sign of wisdom. Thank God for Lea's ability to see the humor in the absurdities of life (in this case, the absurdities in the lives of our beloved Miami housewives). Otherwise we'd all be crying of having to sit through ponderous, monotonous emotionalism during every show. Oscar Wilde, Jerry Seinfeld and 10 Emmys for Jon Stewart can't all be wrong : ))

frandy
frandy

Lea,  Thanks again for another entertaining show!  You are the reason I watch Miami.  LOVE your style..... 

Ransac01
Ransac01

Lea,

     You say that you do not like stupid people and I can see that you are a very intelligent person, however it is because of your intelligence that some of your actions come off as malicious.  

 

You hugged Lisa the very first time you met her, but then quickly disregarded the first comment that came out of her mouth.  No you are not required to talk to her,but to not at least have more than a hello with someone who has just joined a cast with you is an obvious snub.  

 

I have to say that I agree with your feeling about having a sense of humor. However I feel that your past experience with Marysol and because you have seen her play the "victim" more often then not was the only reason your prefaced your joke saying "this is a joke, i hope you laugh."  Meaning you were well aware it could hurt her feelings.  When she didn't laugh and the first word out of your mouth wasn't an apology, it seems malicious.  Her feelings are her feelings, and they are valid because she feels them.  Regardless of whether or not you think she should be hurt by it is immaterial.    Because she hasn't adopted the outlook in finding the humor in life doesn't make her wrong, it makes her different. It does make it a malicous at to say something when you are aware that it will probably hurt her feelings. 

 

shysharon
shysharon

Lea, I'm not sure where to begin....it's  passive/aggressive potstirring way about you that is unbecoming. Laughing while you insult doesn't mean you didn't insult.

 

OK, Lisa? Your friend Adrianna said she would be at a function and she would intoduce her, and you acted like she wasn't important enough for you. I would have thanked you for showing me who you really are! A game player who was soon to be my neighbor.  You say you didn't snub her? Knowing she was going to be on the show with you? Neighbor at your new home? Really? You don't deal in stupid, but you must think we all are! Guess what! Makes you look kind of stupid!

 

Yes, you did talk behind Marisol's back and you did start it. Oh, and a joke is something that's funny, not hurtful to someone you're not on terms with, not when you have to preface it with ''please laugh''.

 

You enjoyed your bulldog friend jumping all over Joanna, and did have something done to your neck/chin/face and you look good, even though you are the worst dresser in television. So quit denying it and work on your wardrobe and how you treat people. Don't hide begind your charities because I have met some of the meanest women alive on charity boards. It amazes me. Don't be one of them, you get too much publicity and it will backfire on you.

 

 

ScottAguiar
ScottAguiar

Lea, I love your sense of humor. Keep it up. Set those women straight!

ruby63
ruby63

First you did snub Lisa. She was in the middle of speaking to you and you turned your back and moved on. As for Marysol, she isn't the one sending messages. All I heard her say was she didn't want to give the gossip any legs. It seems some of the others keep it going. Your so called jokes are not funny, they are mean. When no one else laughs you are not funny, get it? Your the underdogs girl? Is that so they can become your lapdog? Case in point Adriana. You are rude, sarcastic and mean. You are a lovely woman but you need to recognize some of your faults and change.

disgrazia_4
disgrazia_4

 @gini Is she paying you?  You're all over these comments.  Lea is Lo Peor, that is all.

txchick
txchick

 @cutan

 I know she has a skincare line and new handbag line.  She use to have a cosmetic and skincare company many years ago in Texas.  I think she came from money or had her own from her businesses.  She cracks me up, I love honest funny people.

gini
gini

@Nycmom Jealousy is unbecoming..

gini
gini

@Write2Rant Another jealous blogger!

hotintexas
hotintexas

 @Write2Rant

 And talk about mean... really!!  Be respectful or don't watch or comment if you can't be nice.

disgrazia_4
disgrazia_4

 @QuantumThinkDivaDianne So true but there is not one whit of wit to Lea.  Oscar Wilde, Seinfeld, Stewart and ....Lea??  I think not but bless you heart for trying!

disgrazia_4
disgrazia_4

 @txchick  Lea appears to be neither.  Is she paying  all you Texan commenters?  She was seated far and away from Andy.  She had no storyline.  She is always 'kidding', bless her soul!

disgrazia_4
disgrazia_4

 @hotintexas  You want to censor the comments, bless your heart.  Are you and gini paid by Lea, Lo Peor, herself?