Cast Blog: #RHOM

Lisa's Button-Pushing Behavior

Marysol doesn't think Lisa should have gotten involved in her discussion with Lea.

This episode was particularly interesting for me to watch as I see people twisting the truth to save face.

My days are quite busy with running my PR firm, The Patton Group, and caring for my mother. No matter how busy I am, I would never miss Alexia’s actual birthday so I ran quickly to her office to bring her a gift. Alexia and I had just received Adriana’s wedding invitation and were so confused that we had to actually do a costume change between the ceremony and the reception. I love the idea of a theme wedding, but changing ensembles in an unfamiliar venue seemed like torture to me.

Our girlfriend Lauren Foster invites me and Adriana to the Miami Institute for Age Management to get much needed vitamin I.V.’s. Between the stress of mom’s health and work, I’m exhausted and cranky and need something to bring me back to my center. Since Adriana was hooked up to an I.V. machine and unable to escape, I took the opportunity to try to convince her to NIX the costume changes at the wedding. That went over like a lead balloon, and I was dismissed instantly.

I found the meeting between Lea and Alexia regarding Lea completely ignoring the fact that mom has been at death’s door ridiculous. Lea knows the truth and that will weigh on her conscience, not mine. I don’t need to convince anyone of the truth.

At Alexia’s birthday party I asked her if she minded that I speak with Lea and give her the opportunity to explain why she had ignored mom for two plus months. Alexia felt it was a good idea to clear the air and said she was fine with it. When I went to speak to Lea, I was shocked that she looked straight at me and lied. This started to get me upset and I had no choice but to call her out. Her behavior was very odd the way she ran away, her body language was saying something very different than what was coming out of her mouth.  
Lisa jumped into a conversation that she knew nothing about and was really pushing my buttons. She does not know my mother and she certainly did not know the relationship Lea had with my mother. Lisa also has not been by my side for 2.5 months straight to know that day after day not a note, nor a call, nor flowers were ever received by anyone in my family on behalf of Lea. My mother, father, and brother will be the first ones to tell the world that that is the honest truth.


Do I care that Lea did not send anything? No, because I know who she is and it’s not a shocker. Am I upset that she is lying about it and many other things? YES.

Today I’m really happy and grateful my mom is home and safe. I have made peace in my heart and mind with everything unpleasant that occurred so many months ago.Tune in next week for more drama and shenanigans. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @Marysolpatton, on Instagram: Marysolpatton, and Facebook: Marysol Patton.

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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