Cast Blog: #RHOM

Elsa and Norman's Strange Ritual

A Therapeutic Season for Alexia

Lea's Final Thoughts on the Season

Lea's Double Standards

Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

An X-Rated Reunion

Lisa's Vegas Regret

Joanna's Perfect Day

Lea and the Beefy Bus Boy Duo

Lea's Lip Service

Lisa's "Peacemaker" Problems

Alexia's Not Sweating the Small Stuff

Real Friends Don't Hold Grudges

A Fun Party, Minus the Distractions

Apologizing to Lea

Alexia's Anniversary Celebration

Lisa Loves Texas

Meet Joanna's New Puppy!

Lea's Walk Down Memory Lane

Adriana's Wedding Full of Waiting

Adriana's Two Loves

May Adriana Live Happily Ever After

Romain's Troubled Past

Alexia's Birthday Drama

Meet Dr. Sex Therapist Lisa

The Wedding Evite Explained

Targeted by the Hate Club

Lisa's Button-Pushing Behavior

Peter's Healing Process

Lenny's Lipo

Lea's Over the Haters

Adriana's Difficult Past

Joanna Talks Role Playing

Update on Elsa

Recovering Frankie and Peter

Lisa's Bridesmaid Ultimatum

Joanna's Outright Insult

The Birkin Bag Bonanza

Adriana's Glamorous 'Great Gatsby' Wedding

Lisa's In-Law Issues

Shocked by Lea's Secrets

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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Hoping to Move Forward with Lea

Marysol shares what she hopes will come out of the reunion.

For me the reunion is a forum to hash things out and engage in verbal mud wrestling and hopefully come out cleansed from the tension and disagreements. I would like to make it clear that I do not hate anyone; I am not a person that likes to live in anger as it only makes you miserable and takes away from the precious moments of our lives. It is no secret that I have spent a couple of years being accused of lying by Lea when we do not see eye to eye on something. It is very frustrating to have issues with someone and always end up at the same place of “her word against mine.”

Unfortunately, my father this year has also had a rapid decline in his health and has spent the better part of the past few months in and out of the hospital. While dad was in the hospital with nothing else to do besides sleep, read, and watch TV he watched every episode of RHOM. He was very upset when he saw Lea saying I was lying when I said she didn’t call, write, or send flowers to mom for 8 weeks. He called me and said to figure out a way to video tape me and put it on that show of yours because I’ve had enough of the lies. My father was by mother’s side every day from the moment she went into the hospital to the day she came home (2 months later). He saw everyone who passed by, saw every flower and card that was sent etc. I truly was uncomfortable videotaping him in a hospital setting, but I was leaving for the reunion and he called relentlessly several times a day insisting I let him speak his mind for the cameras. If you thought Mama Elsa was tough, guess who she learned it from, that’s right, her husband of 52 years, Donald Patton. You never met anyone more ornery, stubborn, or tough, but I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

I have said my peace, which is what I went to the reunion to do. I have moved forward and forgive those who have hurt me and I forgive myself for those I may have hurt. I truly want to move forward to a better place with Lea to the best of our ability. We may never be best friends, but I’d like to think we can at least be in the same room, be cordial, and maybe even share a laugh someday.

It has been a fun season with the ladies and it provided a great distraction from the personal emotional struggles I was going through with my parents’ declining health.  I hope you enjoyed the season, thank you for all of your support and best wishes for my mother as that has been the greatest gift the show has brought us.

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