Cast Blog: #RHOM

Lisa Loves Texas

Lisa dishes on her trip to Texas and meeting Lea's family.

Apologies for being absent for the last week! I'm playing catch up after a very long, difficult week in NYC. My week started off great at Watch What Happens Live with one of my favorite hip hop artists, Ja Rule, and then nonstop press. The reunion, which is never fun to film, was stressful. I cannot tell you how happy I am to be home.

I had no idea that I would fall in love with Texas, but I did. The people in Texas and their southern hospitality truly remind me of my hometown Toronto, Canada. I've always connected to people from the south for this reason. Almost everyone I meet from the Midwest is down-to-earth, polite, humble, and kind.

My husband Dr. Leonard Hochstein lived in Texas after beginning his medical career when he applied to medical school as a merit scholar high school senior. He was able to surpass the customary four years of college and go directly from high school into medical school. He attended the accelerated program at the Louisiana State University Medical Center where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class. He received his M.D. in 1990.
He continued his training in General and Trauma Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas from 1990 to 1995. My relationship with Lea has really grown this season. I was flattered that Lea trusted me enough (even though she puts up walls occasionally) to go to Texas with her to meet her wonderful family. They welcomed me with open arms and treated me like family. I felt right at home. They are beautiful people inside and out. I see where Lea gets her big heart from. I was also deeply saddened to discover that she had lost a sister not too long ago. My heart goes out to them. I know their sister is watching over Lea and her family.



I was thrilled to learn about Lea’s accomplishments. She is a self-made woman who has worked hard her entire life. She has motivated and touched so many around her. Meeting with her girlfriends in Texas was such beautiful, positive moment highlighting women empowering one another. Something I would like to see more of on TV, especially in reality TV. I mentioned that Lenny and I were having tension in our relationship. I wish I said that differently, because it sounded like a bigger deal than it was. The whole baby making thing is of course creating tension. Of course no relationship is perfect. For the most part I would say about 90% of the time my relationship with my husband is wonderful. Whenever you see something play out on TV, it just becomes magnified.

My prayers go out to Elsa, and it breaks my heart to see Marysol so upset.
My skincare line Skinfinity will be available to buy on skinfinitybeauty.com in less than 2 weeks! I am so excited to share my skin care line with you. It’s something I have been working on for the past year! Thank you always for the continued support.

Quote to live by: Girls compete with each other, women empower and lift each other up.

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Dr. Leonard Hochstein

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Lea's Double Standards

Adriana explains why she was so surprised by Joanna and Lea's behavior.

I would like to start by saying that I tried my best to bond with Joanna and remain friendly after attending her bachorelette party and wedding. I truly was hoping for a budding friendship. All season long, she criticized me in her weekly blogs, criticized my wedding, and even then I took the high road and didn't engage in the low blows and continued hostility she has demonstrated towards me for a while now. However, I couldn’t stay quiet any longer when she started to attack my credibility. Enough is enough! I've learned that bullies like her will not stop the attack until you stand your ground. She showed me her true colors when she stated she wanted “to rip my head off.” Such aggressive behavior like that could no longer be ignored. Joanna is always stating that she is beautiful and because of that she thinks she has license to act UGLY!

Furthermore, I couldn't remain silent while she was attacking Lisa and being so cold to her and her struggle with infertility. Claiming that Lisa is a party girl and is always drinking is not the attitude of a friend. Joanna and Lisa had been friends and even had dinner together the night before and all was well between them, until Joanna decided to turn on Lisa... I was shocked, how can a friend blatantly attack her friend with such coldness?! She should not talk about things she knows nothing about!

Another shocker was to see Lea sitting there silently and not coming to Lisa's defense... She crucified me this season and did a complete character assassination of my person for not speaking up when Ana attacked her last year, so I was very surprised to see her do the exact same thing to her new bestie... Double standards, as usual!

In conclusion, don't judge others unless you have walked a mile in their shoes!

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