Cast Blog: #RHOM

Elsa and Norman's Strange Ritual

Lisa couldn't keep it together during the energy cleansing.

Lea is busy putting all the finishing touches to her gala after the chaos at my lingerie charity party. It's interesting to see all the work that goes into to one of the best galas in Florida.

Adriana visits with Alexia to share her side of the royal rumble. She expresses she felt outnumbered and cornered to justify her actions. Marysol explains to Elsa what she had missed.

Lea hosts a gathering for all the ladies to get a reading from her good friend Norman Baker, which will hopefully balance everyone out so the same mayhem doesn't repeat itself. Adriana calls to let her know it’s just to soon to face Joanna after last night. I totally agree. If it were me, I would keep my distance. After something so dramatic happens, there are just too many unresolved emotions that need more than 24 hours to digest. The tension would be so intense in such a small group and space; it would just make all of us uneasy.We witness a very distraught Lea upon the sudden collapse of her baby, Leroy. Her poor dog hanging onto his last breath made me incredibly emotional. I understand how one can have so much love for their pets. My husband and I are currently trying to do everything in our power to keep our dog healthy and around for as long as possible. We recently discovered our boxer has a brain tumor, and he is going through radiation treatment. I admire Lea’s ability in spite of everything with the gala and Leroy to keep her composure and focus on her gathering with us. I don't think I could of been so strong. I probably would have asked for everyone to leave.

We are introduced to Lea’s spiritual healer friend Norman Baker. While chanting the melody he asked us to, I felt silly, probably because it was so reminiscent of the childhood song Old Macdonald had a farm "e- i- e- i- o." Norman is a very sweet man, but I did however question his abilities when predicting how many children I was to have. He said I would have one, and it would be a boy. I know in my heart I will have at least 2. All the ladies seemed skeptical of Norman’s abilities, especially Elsa when she compared his glass bowls to wind chimes. Elsa and Norman’s strange ritual made me a tad uncomfortable and left me giggling like a schoolgirl. I could not understand what it all meant. Maybe Elsa was trying getting her groove on! Haha!

Lea pulls Joanna aside in an effort to find out what really happened between Adriana and Joanna and to ensure it doesn't continue at her gala. Much like Adriana's explanation, Joanna's side wasn't 100 percent accurate. There are two sides to every story, and then there's the truth. The truth being somewhere in the middle. Karent meets Joanna so they can go to the gala together. I do appreciate Joanna's loyalty to stick by Karent, although I do wish it went down a whole lot differently. And of course not at my house.

Joanna expresses her heartache now that her and Romain’s turbulent relationship is now a category 5 hurricane after last night’s occurrences. It seems now that she has a clear mind she really understands that her behavior was hurtful to her fiancé.
Marysol and Ana decide not to attend Lea’s gala. I'm sure they appreciate her cause, but do not feel its necessary to support Lea with all the animosity brewing. It seems they just don't care for one another. Marysol and Alexia also discuss the reasons Ana has not yet divorced, explaining that she is waiting for the right time. Marysol also opens up about her troubled marriage and the prospect of divorce, revealing that she isn't ready. They relate on many levels with their impending divorces and mutual disinterest in Lea.

Lea's efforts to make her gala a success have been fruitful as everything looks perfect and it is sold out. Understandably both Joanna and Adriana are anxious to come face-to-face. They probably fear the worst. We find out that both ladies have never had a physical altercation in their lives such as that one. I guess they can both cross that off their bucket list.Joanna explains to me that Romain decided not to come (understandably). Joe Francis then has the balls to come up and say hi to Joanna. Has he lost his mind? It's like he was trying to stir up trouble all over again. He's either completely oblivious and has his head in the clouds or he is trying to stir up trouble once again.

Lenny and I tried to console Joanna when she was visibly upset. I hate to see her like that. This emotional, softer side rarely surfaces, since she usually has a much tougher exterior. She was really hurting. I felt for her. Joe was so out of line for speaking so inappropriately about Joanna, especially with Romain being right there the other night. It was not a very manly thing to do. Real men don't kiss and tell.

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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

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