Lea Black

Lea weighs in on all the drama from Part 1 of the 'Miami' Reunion.

on Nov 11, 20130

The Reunion

Why do they call it a reunion? I don't see anyone re-uniting! LOL!

For me, I tried to set the record straight, but when people yell and scream every time you speak, it’s not easy. 

I did notice the same people I give the benefit of the doubt to week after week continue to take anyone’s side but mine and get their digs in every time they can. Shame on them.

As far as the bickering, well, I guess that's what one would expect at a forum such as this, but some of the X-rated, nasty comments and name calling were outright disgusting and embarrassing. Beneath what is acceptable for this franchise and for public viewing, in my opinion. 

I give thanks every day that I work the show into my life rather than my life into the show. I have been the same person all these years, and I haven't nor will I say or do things just for attention or relevance, or to make someone look bad. Watching this reunion reminds me how far some will go, and who some are at their core. I cringe for them.

281 comments
MARIA1509
MARIA1509

I do not see why you have so many admirers in here. just because you have a big mouth and a loud laugh does not mean that the things you say are valid or true. you are so hateful and mean. you try to make yourself loved and want to appear as such a classy lady, when in reality you are just a hypocrite mess. you want to stir the drama. the whole season you had your little papers of "evidence" with you. who carries stuff like this in their bag and then innocently brings them up in a conversation?. seems to me like you are the one digging in other people's past in order to embarrass them. MANIPULATIVE AND FAKE that is what you are. 

River69
River69

Lea, You should star on the "Housewives of Dallas."  You're not from Miami.  You're one of those newcomers that is giving the false impression of the beautiful culture that Miami has.

Dreid123
Dreid123

You're a classy and smart woman! You are the show!

women_first
women_first

lea u r the most trustworthy person on this show. keep it up. I think the others are ganging up on u like bullies.

drh255
drh255

I definitely think you and Alexia have the most class in the group..You are my favorite!..Love how you are such a giving person and lively and always elegant...love your relationship with your son and housekeeper...and your love for your pets...always an indicator to me of a good heart....I understand you being upset with Adrianna, she kept up a lie with you,...for a long time......not only that... you went out on a limb with friends and acquaintances to raise money for a single struggling mom and feel used by her....I would too. That is your good name she messed with.   I understand her side was that she didn't want her son to be upset about her marriage ....really odd, but I kind of get it....parent's do all sorts of strange things to protect their childrens' feelings...did she think you would spill the truth, maybe?  Maybe she thought your son might overhear you discussing it with your husband?  Maybe she enjoyed your mothering ways and didn't want that to end? She seems like a needy personality type.  In the end, she deceived you and I am sure you felt foolish and stupid...you seemed to really love her.   The hard part is, she took so long to say sorry... while good people do bad things sometimes....most don't let their friends suffer the consequences/hurt without any remorse.   She indicated to you clearly that she didn't care that you were upset by the whole elaborate lie....she was so nasty to you at first when you were stunned and hurting... and to make matters worse, tried to turn others against you.  That being said....when she finally got a clue, stopped being selfish and realized she cared about you and missed you...she apologized numerous times....and while the first few times didn't include the truth about the money issue...the last time did....and she looked sorry....sounded truly sorry...so sad after all your attempts to reconcile earlier that you couldn't let her back in, because I feel she does value your friendship....now it looks like you may not be able to get back together judging by the reunion interactions.  My other comment is about Lisa and the reunion....Joanna, (who I want to love because of her work for animals, but who keeps being so mean to people) was horrible to her, and I felt that you could have stepped in and helped Lisa....like you wanted Adrianna to do for you last season.  I felt badly for you last year with that awful Ana attacking you and I felt the same for Lisa this go round.  Maybe you can understand Adrianna's inaction last time a bit better?

Standalone2
Standalone2

My Mother always said "Watch a person that laugh too much about everything!?!"  You are that person always smiling as you stab people in their back.  PHONY!!  First you say you forgive then one on one you don't forgive.  She did nothing to you.  The tuition story is very fishy also; cause it sounds like your "friends" made donations not you.  I think you need a mirror.  Your nastiness showed just as well as the others.

Breen1
Breen1

Your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous - I love it, all the white on white - love love love it::)

luvGinger
luvGinger

You are amazing!! Keep positive always and ignore the jealousy and negative people around you. You shine above the rest. Wish they could recast this show with people who are positive, witty, and funny. My wish for you is that Adriana and marysol never darken your door. They are evil from the inside out.

Remote
Remote

So now Joanna, in a pathetic attempt to "get Back" at Brandi is wearing a "Team Rimes" shirt.  Does that mean Joanna supports women who go after married men?  Give it up, Joanna.  BRANDI won!

vickyl258
vickyl258

Lea,

Have loved you from the start! 

Macgal21
Macgal21

This is my first season watching. You are fabulous. Watching reminded me why I had more male friends growing up....lol You keep doing all the good you do for for everyone.

sarah22
sarah22

I dont care what anyone says Leah, you are my favorite Housewife in Miami and were your usual funny and amusing self this season. As for Adrianna and her pal Brandi they belong on Jerry Springer. 

DRich615
DRich615

Why is Marysol Patton still on the show!!? Every single time a scene with her comes on, I change the channel. I feel bad her mother is sick. However, can bravo please not renew her contract for next season!!! She isn't a RH and she is so boring!!!! #getridofmarysol

bravofan1271
bravofan1271

Lea. I have really loved watching you for the last 3 seasons.  I find you funny, charming and honest.  I think you do have a good heart and try to do nice things for people.  However, I have to say I am extremely disapointed with the fact that you dd not defend Lisa from Joanna's attack or at the very least just tell her to stop.

She attacked Lisa in a horrible way just as Anna did to you last season  You were so bothered by the fact that Adrianna did not defend you last season and yet you did the same thing this season.  I am starting to think that you too as the rest of the Miami cast only care about yourself.

You should all be ashamed of yourselves for allowing a woman to be attacked in that manner for having trouble conceiving a child when you know that is the most painful thing a woman can go through. 

 

Miamichick
Miamichick

OMG. I had to watch this ten times last because it was so funny. Normally, I would frown upon what Brandi said about Joanna during the WWHL after show, but she had it coming.

Miamichick
Miamichick

I heard that Adriana married Fredric a few weeks after they met, and he was an estate manager at the time while trying to get his business off the ground. If that is true, estate managers are making less than $50-$100k a year, which in Miami is not much money considering the cost of living. I know because I live here. So, I'm surmising that either: 1. Adriana had little money and Fredric could not afford to pay $30k a year for Alex's tuition or 2. He wasn't willing to pay for it or 3. He or Adriana could afford to pay for it, but she preferred to spend her money on a Mercedes, $800 shoes and $1k dresses, and have someone else pay for the tuition. If it's either #1 or #2 (and she was living a modest lifestyle), what's wrong with asking for help? Is Lea saying that if she knew that they were married, but neither Fredric or Adriana could afford the tuition, she wouldn't have helped? I don't know too many men, even if they were wealthy, who would fork out $30k for someone else's child's tuition after only a few weeks of knowing the mother even if they were married to her. Another thought: If Adriana was living high on the hog, but was irresponsible with her money, I wouldn't be too inclined to help. I would tell her to downsize her lifestyle and pay for the tuition herself. However, I don't know if that was the case at the time. In season one, Adriana told Lea that she was short for Alex's tuition while sitting in her ball room, yet she was driving a Mercedes, living in a beautiful home on the water in Miami Beach and wearing expensive clothes. I know how important image is in this shallow town, but sometimes you have to drive a Honda and shop at The Gap in order to pay for private school. As far as Joanna goes with her comments to Lisa during the reunion; Morally repugnant. That woman is going to say the wrong thing to the wrong person one day, and her pretty face won't be so pretty anymore. ...and to suggest that Lisa was doing drugs at the wedding. Even if she was, Joanna doesn't need to say everything to the entire world just to embarrass and hurt this woman. I think Lea helps people to make herself feel and look good more than out of the goodness of her heart. Having said that, I would have been very grateful if she helped my child in that way. But, does that mean Adriana has to be beholden to her forever because of it? What if Lea does something wrong, is A never to confront her because of her '08 gift to her family? A true gift giver gives with no expectations of receiving anything in return, tangible or not.

Deb-chr
Deb-chr

EVERYBODY was nasty, at some point during the season. Adriana was obviously not telling the truth about the problem with you, but Lea, why not bring documentation of her financial problems to television and embarrass her even more? Wow, that was classy of you... Talk about burning bridges..., but I guess that was your intent.

 

Lisa appears to feel vulnerable and inferior, when her accomplishments (or lack thereof) are compared with the other housewives, so your buddy, Joanna, chose to take your lead and play 'trash the opponent' so Lisa will hate her forever, as your adversaries seem to hate you. You taught her well, but that trashy, street fighter will end up taking you on as she does everyone else. Joanna is so trashy and vile I find it difficult to believe you could support her as you do. I would say that Lisa and Joanna equate better than either would admit. Maybe that's why the two ended-up hating one another so strongly. It seems as though you and Joanna are the fuel for most of the fires on the show...

 

Last season, I didn't care much for Alexia, but I find myself liking her more and more as time goes on. And I find myself missing your arch enemy, Marisol, and her entertaining mom, Elsa. lol  I don't quite understand what really happened between you and Marisol, but I'm beginning to suspect that you may really have trashed her in business, as she says. For Season 4 (with all the ifs),  I would love to see preparation of a marriage between Elsa and Marisol's Dad, since Marisol said on WWHL that her Dad proposed to her. Mom. You can spend the season explaining why you are a great friend to Elsa and should be invited to the wedding! lol

 

Your other great buddy (of last season, anyway), the extra-trashy Elaine Manchester, also loves to feud and fight, which again tells me you love the vicarious excitement of being around fights and appearing innocent!

 

 

Candygerlz
Candygerlz

You can all call Adriana delusional if you want, but Lea is as much to blame for what happened between her and Adriana as anyone. I cannot understand how we live in a world were people believe everything that comes from someone's mouth, regardless of whether or not it makes sense. I am honestly perturbed by this revelation. Leah has said all season long that Adriana has been married to Fredric for the last 5 years, therefore, she lied and used Lea for financial gain.  What Lea didn't explain to us is why she felt Adriana needed her help when she's known all along that Adriana shared a home and was in a committed relationship with Fredric. Scuse me, but what exactly does a marriage license change about these circumstances? Nothing would be the correct answer. It really doesn't make any sense for Lea to act all discombobulated about the fact that Adriana had a marriage license when literally nothing else about her circumstances are different. Lisa said Fredric is a millionaire.. So again, I ask why would you give Adriana anything when you knew she was in a committed relationship, and sharing a home with a millionaire? Makes no sense on your part lea. You also admit to setting Adriana up on dates. You knew she was in a relationship, so you're just as bad as she is. How are you not? I believe you're angry with Adriana for not defending yo, and so you're using this incredibly ridiculous story to hurt her reputation. It reflects upon you too, tho. I would love to know why you'd help Adriana in the first place, knowing that she was in a committed relationship with Fredric. And why you would set someone up with dates that you KNOW is in a committed relationship. 

muffey
muffey

Lea, housewives like you and Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda should recuse yourself from this smut until they get rid of scum bags like Adriana and Brandi. 

hotintexas
hotintexas

Thank you so much for writing a blog while others didn't bother!  We are still looking forward to part 2 of the reunion!!  As my husband said you are quite a spice mix!  Devoted Mom, wife, sister, business woman, charity worker and awesome friend to anyone who needed your help!  You always make the show for us and we wish you success on all your ventures!!!

Kymmie
Kymmie

In your blog you said, "I give thanks every day that I work the show into my life, rather than my life into the show". 

 

You laughed when your family bowed their heads to give thanks for the food they were about to eat in Texas (and you did this in front of your son....low class) so I'm just curious...who are you thanking for your amazing life????? 

 

Lip service Lea, it's all lip service!

Holycrap
Holycrap

I see nobody else bothered to write blogs...shameful.  Adrienne is delusional...how she can sit there and try and

defend herself is disgusting...who does she think she's kidding??  Does she think the louder she yells, we won't be able to hear what you are saying?  and her attempts to twist the truth and insert nastiness is beyond the pale.

I hope she's done...she adds nothing but "stupid" to this show!!!!!!!!!

AFWife622
AFWife622

Wow... Lea, you remain a good, solid, strong woman that hasn't let the show or the fame change her, from what I've seen.  Lisa is sweet, and while yes, she may drink a few too many here and there, who the hell hasn't?? From personal experience, going thru a miscarriage is devastating.  The process of trying to get pregnant, and every month being disappointed... it is heart wrenching, extremely stressful, and emotionally exhausting.  I know what she went thru, and holy moly she does not complain about it or even b!tch about it- at all!  She mentions it, but rarely.  She has become a favorite of mine, and over the course of this season, so had Joanna.  However, during this reunion, I cannot believe what awful things Joanna was saying- My jaw literally remained dropped open.  Her comments about how Romaine "doesn't look the part" of being gay..?!? She can't say she was joking about that one- That was all on her... Never again will I be her fan.  Lea I wish you could have your own show, or at the least, Bravo needs to recast this one, only keeping you and Lisa as the base.  Good luck to both of you, and Good Luck..

Remote
Remote

Lea your generosity in helping Adrianna (and the other scholarship recipients) was undeniably big-hearted and compassionate of you.  Adrianna's ingratitude and disgusting minimizing of your wonderful kindness is shameful!  I live in Miami and am of Brazilian descent, with a healthy knowledge of the Brazilians here.  I couldn't be more embarrassed by Adrianna's actions and sadly say that she is a liar, user and deceitful manipulator and I'm sorry you had this experience.  You are above these petty, vindictive women.  You have MY vote for Mayor of Miami!

 

Remote
Remote

Lea, while I have mixed feelings about you, your generosity in helping Adrianna (and the other scholarship recipients) was undeniably big-hearted and compassionate of you.  Adrianna's ingratitude and disgusting minimizing of your wonderful kindness is shameful!  I live in Miami and am of Brazilian descent, with a healthy knowledge of the Brazilians here.  I couldn't be more embarrassed by Adrianna's actions and sadly say that she is a typical Brazilian who comes to the U.S. hoping for a better life.  She is a liar, user and deceitful manipulator and I'm sorry you had this experience.  You are above these petty, vindictive women, especially Joanna.  You have MY vote for Mayor of Miami!

WandaP
WandaP

Leah it sad that Adriana can't tell the truth. Lies ALWAYS catch up to u and bite u in the butt. I like u a lot, despite ur hurt u put A son first! integrity can't be bought, a snake sheds its skin and we see the real A... Until next season! BLessings

Oigirltype4diana
Oigirltype4diana

So Lea Black writes this  "I have been the same person all these years, and I haven't nor will I say or do things just for attention or relevance, or to make someone look bad. Watching this reunion reminds me how far some will go, and who some are at their core. I cringe for them."

Look above to see Lea Blacks own Blog.

Well from the reunion i just watched it looks like you did exactly what you said you'd never do, so doesnt that make you a liar, and look foolish?

AlberT34
AlberT34

 @Standalone2

 I agree she is a snake very sneaky n not a true nice person but a wolf in sheeps clothing

jordy
jordy

Remote, Joanna obviously supports women who go after married men, because she's a member of that club. J didn't do herself any favors wearing that shirt. She's only adding fuel to the story and reminding everyone that she had an affair with Mohammed. I guess her P.R. team is as smart as her. Does she actually think Brandi even cares??!!

AlberT34
AlberT34

 @Miamichick

 I agree leah didnt even give the money it was from her friends how she takes the charitydonations for her galla .. it didnt even come out of her pocket ... n im sure it was a tax write off lol ... but when u do something for someone u dont ever bring it up n u dont expect anything back in return

Candygerlz
Candygerlz

 @Miamichick That is what Leah is saying. She wouldn't have helped if she knew about a  marriage license. So sweet. Now, she is using that information to hurt and embarrass Adriana; most likely because Adriana didn't defend Lea at last seasons reunion.. She knew Fredric and Adriana were in a committed relationship. ugh. It's crazy. I am so elated to see someone else gets how nonsensical this is. 

sweet615
sweet615

 @Miamichick You gotta wonder what the heck is going on in anyones' minds.  She saw the same dresses, shoes and cars we did- much more of them would be my guess.  She knew all along that Adrianna wasn't truly "in need" .  I dont think she has a leg to stand on to complain that she gave money to a woman because she was less rich than suspected.  How did Lea think Adrianna was paying for everything?  I really liked ROMiA initially, and i still do.  It is fun to watch BECAUSE they have so much and their "problems" are not the problems my community would call a real problem.  But these catty, angry, spoiled, selfish people are making me fast forward through most of what i dvr'd

Candygerlz
Candygerlz

 @Deb-chr Did she bring proof of Adriana's financial problems to the reunion? If she did, then what is the problem? If she is saying she helped Adriana because she had financial problems, and she brought proof of those problems to the show, then I'm sorry; I don't understand how Adriana did anything wrong? Leah knew Adriana was in a committed relationship with Fredric, so it looks to me like Lea is angry with Adriana for not defending her an decided to embarrass her and ruin her reputation. She clearly wasn't scamming Lea if Lea saw proof of her financial problems? And she did know Adriana was living with Fredric. A marriage license changes nothing. It's just an excuse to bring all of this to light. Leah has an ulterior motive here. 

lynnwhitlock
lynnwhitlock

 @Holycrap Angrianna continues to reach even lower lows than she has previously.  PLEASE get rid of her.  She has no redeeming qualities.

muffey
muffey

 @Remote

 Remote, I agree with you completely.  I have met many Brazilians and they are nothing like Adrianna.  My friends from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela are the best.  Something is definitely wrong with her.

carioca
carioca

 @Remote Thank you! I am Brazilian and fell discus every time Adriana open her mouth, her voice is so annoying and the fact that she interrupt everybody just show how despair she is to stay in the show.... sad.

Holycrap
Holycrap

 @Oigirltype4diana Lea has every right to defend herself and tell her side.  At least she proved she is NOT lying.

Miamichick
Miamichick

@lynnwhitlock I guess Andy, his parents, Mark and the entire audience also have a "sick sense of humor", since they all roared with laughter at Brandi's statement. In fact, I have never seen Andy laugh so hard, and I have seen almost every WWHL show. That was a good lesson to Joanna. She now will think twice before hitting below the belt because two can play at that game.

Harrods
Harrods

 @muffey  @Remote One Brazilian woman is not representative of all Brazilian women.  Adriana represents the good, the bad and the ugly...OF HERSELF.

Remote
Remote

 @muffey Thank you and yes, Adrianna is a poor representative of what are wonderful people!

Remote
Remote

 @carioca Proud to be a "carioca," too!  Adrianna is a poor example of our heritage and the happy, fun-loving,  warm, giving character of the Brazilian people!

AlberT34
AlberT34

 @Holycrap  @Oigirltype4diana

 what did she prove she knew adriana was with dude n livin with him she went to her people n got donations for the scholarship stuff .. adriana never said she was lyin but she is not mad at adriana for that she is really mad bc adriana didnt defend her last year so she is tryin to humiliate her .. didnt work leah looks stupid n petty ... u dont do things for people to bring it up again shame on her... she proves she didnt do it fromt he kindness of her heart she does these things to get people on her side n in her pocket her own family said she is nice as long as u do what she says

lynnwhitlock
lynnwhitlock

 @Miamichick  @lynnwhitlock Would't exactly consider Andy as having any high brow aspirations.  And it seems most Brandi fans have become ex fans. So Brandi is the one who should be thinking twice if she expects to get any support for her newest book.