Cast Blog: #RHOM

Joanna's Outright Insult

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

The Birkin Bag Bonanza

Adriana's Glamorous 'Great Gatsby' Wedding

Lisa's In-Law Issues

Shocked by Lea's Secrets

Romain's Big Heart

Joanna's Outright Insult

Lisa didn't like some of Joanna's comments about her Miami friends.

I was happy to help Joanna plan her wedding and finally get a much-needed girls’ trip.
I obviously have not mastered the art of packing. Lea loves to tease me about it. We were there for five days, and since LA is not my second home like Jo and Lea, I had to have options!

I was impressed with Joanna’s California life. She's seems to be in her element. She has a beautiful home, her family, close friends, and zoo there. This is the first time I've ever been to Joanna’s LA home or got to spend this much time with her. We really had a chance to bond. The walls Joanna puts up came down. I especially adore Joanna's mother. She's a strong, smart woman, very down-to-earth. She almost reminds me of my family in Canada. I would love to see her going on dates! She deserves to get pounded like a chicken cutlet every now and again also!



The car ride up to the Aviara Park Hyatt should have had its very own episode. You didn’t even see the whole journey, but it was just us girls bonding, being silly, and getting lost! This is my kind of fun -- lighthearted and silly. The venue Joanna chose was breathtaking. I couldn't imagine a more beautiful fairytale wedding location for Joanna. I was so happy that I could share and be in this moment with Joanna and Lea. Often times in life we forget and don't value the moment
until it becomes a distant memory.

The trip was going so well until the tasting when Joanna sprung the ultimatum on me. Joanna and Adriana's issues have nothing to do with me. For her to give me an ultimatum of whose wedding to be in is childish. I don't engage in conversations behind Joanna or Adriana’s back. I'm not a double agent. I'm a grown woman and no one's going to tell me who to be friends with, let alone whose wedding to be in puh-leasse! I think she has me confused with her sister. Also didn't Joanna and Adriana agree to move forward? In Bimini and in the first episode? When does it end?


Lea's home in LA is absolutely gorgeous. It's definitely more my style and clearly more her style also. Seems that it's Roy and Lenny who prefer the Mediterranean style we both have in Miami. Lea and I both love Birkins. She is a seasoned collector. I know it sounds ridiculous to spend that kind of money on a handbag, but I like to look at them as an investment. They hold their value forever if you take good care of them. Although I have no intention of ever selling my Birkins, many times they are resold for a much higher price. I'm not into buying trendy bags that will eventually go out of style and be worthless if you ever decide you don't want them anymore. I guess you could say these Birkin bags are my very guilty pleasure. there is nothing wrong with appreciating beautiful material things as long as you give back, which my husband and I do. I just don't announce my donations to the world every chance I can. We just do it.


Joanna’s birthday dinner scene started with an outright insult towards her “friends in Miami” in her interview. She said that her friends in LA are very hardworking and accomplished as opposed to her friends in Miami. I did take offense to that. The reason being that Joanna said, “Lisa needs to go get a job and go have a baby,” a few times in the press and in her previous interviews. Now this. It’s getting really old and making her sound bitter, because she constantly repeats it. In this case it clearly is an insult/dig towards me. Very passive aggressive. For the record I would like to clear a few things up. My whole life I have worked very hard. I began working at 14 for my first job at Dairy Queen, then Aldo shoes until 17. I fell into modeling and acting around this time and have done very well for myself. So much so that I was able to come to the States on a visa for my work. I had to struggle and prove myself my whole life. I would sometimes work 3 jobs a day. Since meeting my husband 6 years ago, I felt very lost in Miami as there really wasn't much work for me here. I began a Halloween ball to raise money for Make a Wish humane society where I raised over $200,000 to this date. I am very happy being a wife to my husband, who works so incredibly hard. Taking care of him, taking care of the house, and being his unofficial assistant and social coordinator is a full time job, and I'm happy doing it. That’s really all that matters.

My husband and I are a team. They say behind every good man is a good woman. In the past couple of years being on this show, doing many IVF treatments, and working on my skin care line, which I'm about to launch next month, has taken up so much of my time. I think Joanna should get the facts straight before she says these things that sound so ignorant. She’s not just offending me, but women across the country who are real housewives.One of Joanna’s friends at the dinner said that she bought a puppy and Joanna got very excited for her. Doesn’t make any sense to me that she would get excited considering that she is all about adopting and protecting animals. Seems she treats people differently not by their actions but by who they are.

We've all had relationships in our lives with a group of friends where there has been a falling out with two of them. The best thing we can do as friends is to support each of them individually and not be forced to let go of one or the other. For the record, I wasn't even trying to be a peacemaker at all on this trip. I simply flew across the country to support Joanna in planning her wedding.

Lea quickly rebuffed me when I brought up Joe Francis by saying that he wasn't there to defend himself, but I wasn't trying to attack him at all. I was simply using the scenario as an example of how Joanna doesn't find anything wrong with Lea and Joe Francis’ relationship, but with me and Adriana she has a problem. That’s a double standard.

The fact is if Joanna does not want me to be in her wedding, I simply don't need to be and I could be perfectly happy with just attending as a guest. Whatever her choice I’ll support it, but I won’t be given ultimatums. Period. Thanks for all of your support so far this season! I appreciate all of it! Be sure to look out for my new skincare line launching next month. Details next week!

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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 theworldofleablack.com. 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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