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More Karent's Mom! - Ep 4

Between Elsa and Lucero, the Miami moms are becoming the stars of the show.

Two weeks, no Elsa. There's a serious drought in Miami. The only thing that makes up for this is the fact that Elsa will be doing some sort of sexy dance next week.

And although we were Elsa-less, we did have tweet battles, some serious smack talk from a drag queen, and big gay dance routine from Joanna. So some subtle diversions.

Romain and Joanna have a beach-side heart-to-heart about the Mynt drama, and Romain threatens to leave her if she has any more outbursts. More interesting however was when the Adriana flirting came up. Joanna was pretty peeved, but Romain kind of laughed it off saying that guys always hit on her, so it was nice to get some attention for once. Honestly I had to feel for him a little bit. Dating a supermodel does, contrary to what you might think, have it's problems.

Prediction: Joanna's going to hold a slow burn grudge against Adriana.

There's something about Miami moms...I just can't get enough! We got to spend a little more quality time with Karent's mom, Lucero. First off, she's a lush according to Karent. I love a mom who loves wine (cough, cough, Maggie Griffin). And then she launches into a mini tirade against Rodolfo. Karent was devastated when they had split previously, and mama bear Lucero hasn't forgiven him since. Karent just wants the picture perfect family! I feel for her, because who can't relate to dating a non-committal guy?

Prediction: More Lucero to come! And continued Rodolfo relationship woes.Adriana reveals the fruits of her sexy photo shoot to the art world (and Lea and Karent) -- Adriana's Pandora's Box. I would have thought the artist would have gone a little less..well...suggestive with the title, especially since he didn't go with one of the topless shots. But luckily Lea made the joke, so let's just leave it at that.

While perusing the gallery with Karent, Adriana comes across a famous artist who specializes in kinetic art. (I have to say, it was pretty cool!) After taking a photo with him to tweet to her followers, Karent jumps in for a photo and then the unthinkable happens -- SHE BEATS HER TO THE TWEET. Yes, you read that correctly. Karent totally took down Adriana in a wild west style tweet out. Oh snap. Don't mess with a Housewife and her Twitter, because that is a clear sign of war.

Prediction: Some angry, angry hashtags coming from @adrianathereal.The ladies then take in some serious culture at a Dali exhibit, where Lisa proclaims she could draw one of them herself and Lenny chuckles saying absolutely not.

Cut to Lea and Elaine talking about the Marysol incident. Alexia and Ana immediately show their support for Team Marysol, and in fact Alexia's reaction is to just bounce. I kind of thought that was a little extreme -- why not at least walk away and enjoy the art? Ana stays to defend her friend and Lea tries to extricate herself from the situation.

Prediction: Marysol vs. Lea and/or Elaine confrontation is imminent.

From one dish-fest to another -- Adriana gives the girls her best Karent impression and explains why she didn't invite her to tonight's event. And thus we come back to "She Beat Me to the Tweet" 2012. I love that those words echoed throughout Miami as we pan away from the gallery.

Prediction: After all the badmouthing, an Adriana/Karent talk is sure to happen any moment now.Side Note: I'm really into Lisa's new drama warning sign.

Another episode, another Joanna/Romain scandal! This time Joanna got a call at 4 am that Romain was making out with a Mynt dancer. Again, come on! If you're dating Joanna Krupa, would you even be remotely interested in getting frisky with another woman? Seems unlikely to me and Romain says it's completely ridiculous when Joanna confronts him. I have to believe Romain on this one -- they're too beautiful as a couple to break up.

Prediction: I think they'll make it past all of this. And I have to imagine this kind of stuff is par for the course for a club owner.

Next week it looks like there's some tension brewing between Joanna and Adriana.
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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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