I told Jill from the very beginning that it wasn’t a good idea to go to St. John. It wasn’t fair to the other women because they might not have gone if they knew Jill was going. Jill should have called Ramona to ask if it was OK to visit instead of just popping in on the girls’ vacation. That way, Ramona could have prepared everyone for Jill’s visit and Jill would have been greeted much more warmly than she was. Nonetheless, the girls should have welcomed Jill and Bobby or at least offered them something to drink.
Sonja is a great hostess because she spends time with all her guests. I think it was nice that she took a moment for our chat upstairs but I was glad when we were able to return to the party and focus on having fun rather than the drama. After all, the party was about art, not us.
Initially, I felt that Kelly was bullied a bit during the St. John trip but after speaking to Bethenny and the girls and seeing the footage, I realized that Kelly was being antagonistic. She was out of control and let her emotions get the best of her. I think that Kelly doesn’t have a mean bone in her body, but she contradicts herself all the time, making her hard to believe.
Jill’s holiday party was really unique and fun. She obviously loves to skate and looked really happy out on the ice. I had a good time at the party and I think that Jennifer Gilbert planned a great event for Jill.
Great comments LuAnn. I will be honest, I really haven't liked you very much, but these comments are extremely objective.
While I do appreciate your neutral stance, Kelly does not have a mean bone in her body? That's what her mouth says but her actions are contrary to that. She told Betheny she was creepy for going on the trip after her father died, she ridiculed her profession over and over, insulted her cooking and ruined Ramona's trip. That is mean behavior. The way she treated Betheny was more than mean it was cruel! The woman was pregnant and had just buried her father.
Thank you for seeing how kelly was! Jill on the other hand should have at least Call ahead, Ladies You Make it Worth My While to Watch!
Finally...tonight was the LuAnn I love...you were not a "follower" you stated your opinion. Good job, woman!
I am so glad you stayed away from posion island. All those people there had issues. I can understand why Kelly freaked out because it is hard to imagine those women being any kind of nice to her.
You totally redeemed yourself tonight when you stated that ho-bag should not be in anyone's vocabulary.
LuAnn, I'm so sorry for judging you at the beginning and the middle of the season. It was just that I thought you were being unfair when it came to Jill and the conflict with the other women. Now that the season is coming to an end, I feel that your blogs are truly depicting what we as viewers see. I know that sometimes you have to defend your friends, but I appreciate when you look at situations from an outside perspective.
You're right, the women should have been more welcoming to Jill and her husband. And you're right, Jill should have called ahead of time to let Ramona know that she was coming.
I'm glad that you and Sonja are spending a lot of time together on the show. It definitely has helped you regain a lot of the fans you lost when you were spending so much time with Jill and/or Kelly.
Dear Countess, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your role with the program, although I am fearful of being corrected for incorrect grammar, I just have to vent on this subject. I hope you will continue to be a true friend to Jill, it broke my heart to see the way she was treated by those other women, starved for camera time. I can not believe how so many strong, beautiful women have allowed Alex to manipulate and bring chaos to so many good relationships! Then She plays shaky? I hope They wake up, and everyone can get past this, but I fear people have gone to levels of shame that may make it hard to repair, this time. Please let Jill know there are people that can see what is really happening and that she deserves a truly blessed life, and so do you! This is becoming a book, so I will close for now, please be kind to each other, and support and encourage healing, and let go of those who try to tear you all apart! That is my two cents! God bless! :)
I have a lot more respect for you right now. Thank you for speaking the truth about what really went down with Kelly. The only thing I disagree with you about is that she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. Clearly, she does.
LuAnn, I like you again!!! Finally you are starting to see the truth, I know when you guys are taping you can't see everything until it airs. So I feel bad for not giving you the benefit of the doubt. Anyways I look forward to seeing you again next season!
Luann...you've finally come to your senses. Finally you are not taking sides and seeing things from an objective perspective. Bravo!
LuAnn I have not been partial to you for the past few episodes, but I was so upset when your children laughed after hitting you in the head with that lamp! They thought it was hilarious??? I did respect that it seemed like a genuine family moment, so I'm not judging the situation at all due to its honesty.
It's just that even though you shrugged it off (admirable) I hope that they develop a better sense of empathy than what was broadcast.
Luanne, I think by you being honest to Jill instead of telling her what she may have wanted to hear is what friendship is all about. Sometimes you can't do that with people becuase they take it as meaness or gossip or whatever and run with it but that is exactly what I would have said to my good friend. I think no matter how much you love someone its not helpful if you don't hold them accountable for there actions and that goes from family all the way down to friends, doesn't mean you can't forgive or move on but it's great that at that lunch I saw you doing that because no matter who is a friend, aquaintance, or enemy you certainly not enable bad behavior for anyone. so I just thought I would tell you it shows that you aren't a person that will put her morals or values aside even for a friend, and that's admirable.
For the first time in this season LuAnn used her own head and realized that Kelly was not making sense and needed to hear the other side of the story for herself. While there are always three sides of a story - after watching this footage (edited or not) it's impossible not to see that Kelly provoked the situations and is not living in reality. Bravo to LuAnn for stepping out on her own in this episode and actively seeking the truth. It's the most I've liked LuAnn in a long time. The scene with her kids was really cute too.
You're right on point with your assessment as usual. You and Sonya are my favorite this season!
You definitely earned some points back tonight. You were the voice of reason, and could tell that Kelly is absolutely insane. Your behavior throughout the season has been painful to watch, as you've been hypocritical, unfairly judgmental, and been around Jill too much. Hopefully this good streak will continue. (Note: The less you hang around Jill, the more people will like you.)
LuAnne, It was nice to see glimpses of the old LuAnne who does her own thinking and is a reasonable and understanding person. Hope we see more of that side of you.
LuAnne, be nice! If only you could be a little more humble and stop butting into other people's business with a know-it-all attitude about what you *think* they did wrong without hearing their side... (and throwing it in their face without even a hello), people might actually really like you! Try and be a caring person, and ask people how they are and have empathy. I mean that in the nicest way, and just see the potential for more success in your life(and less people rolling their eyes at you).
your kids are soooo adorable I love watching when they come on. Your son reminds me so much of my son (same age) and they always want you home. My favorite was when your son complained that you were not home for taco night. You handle each situation like a true diplomat and I appreciate your advice to all. You maintain your composure and it is refreshing to watch
Are you finally waking up and smelling the insanity. You've been all wrong about your choices of friends and what is ethical. I hope you've grown up and become a free thinking intelligent adult. Team BRAS.
Nice to see you have finally taken the blinders off. If you haven't gotten Kelly's number by now, then my dear you never will.
If I recall, you were the one who dragged everyone away from the party to go upstairs. That was bad manners. You were invited to a party, save the drama for another time and place.
Caleigh--WHAT are you talking about? Isn't that exactly what she's doing? You just want to dislike Luanne and will criticize her regardless. Remember, that day she "butted in" to Jill and Bethenny's fight, she was just leaving anyway and if Jill wanted the ride she promised, she had to go with her--but the editors made it LOOK like she was butting in. I really don't like this show anymore because of deceptive things like that--same with the speaker phone thing--Andy Cohen even admitted to Jerry Seinfeld last night on his show that the producers told Jill to put Bethenny on speaker phone. I think it's the producers at this point who really have to think about whether they feel good about themselves.
I must say it was very nice to see the LuAnn that we have seen in previous seasons. I wasn't really liking you this season, but from your blog and the last episode, it was great. Not taking sides and getting both sides of the story before you pass judgement on the situation. I love you and Sonja together! She is a great addition to the show. And please if you and Jill even care a tiny bit of Kelly, please talk her into seeing a professional, she seriously needs to get help and find a path which makes her whole. Something is wrong with her and I'm not being mean. Well good luck on your singing career and glad to see the real Countess again!
Last nights episode was the 1st one of the season that I didn't want to scream at you! And this blog is the first I can read of yours without the same reaction. Maybe you had some humbling experiences at the reunion?
Short,sweet and to the point. You really do have the market on "Class", LuAnn. My best to your family.
I think its better you got the the whole story from the other housewives (maybe not at Sonya's event}instead of taking one's word and taking it across the grape vine because lets face it,Darling, thats what you do best.
Right on Luann.....maybe tell Kelly to read your blog, so that maybe she could see some sense of reality.
I am starting to like you now. The last few episodes you have seemed more down to earth, and you seem like a really sweet & fun lady. I'm glad that you are not taking Jill & Kelly's side on everything that happened on the St. Johns trip just because you are close with them. You are using your brain & you realizeing that Kelly was definitely in the wrong for everything that she did. I would like to see more of this LuAnn!
I really am falling back in love with you. You seem like your eyes are now open to see the problems Jill and Kelly create.
I was very disappointed in you this season. you were one of my favorites in the beginning. But the last couple of shows...I'm starting to see the class return...Keep bring the old LuAnne back! You are a beautiful and intellegent women and I hate to see you getting involved in all that drama. Stay neutral as much as possible (Know it must be hard) take tips from Sonja and Ramona. PS starting to like the song......its growning on me.
Woo Hoo Luann! You get it. You see what really went on here and fresh off the reunion, I think you know the real truth now.
For much of this season you seem to have gotten your information through the filter of Kelley and Jill. I was surprised at your reaction last night. For the first time in a long while I think we've seen you approach issues in a more calm, rational manner. You were not content to just hear one person's side and calmly checked it out for yourself. A LuAnn from earlier this season would have gone and attacked the other women for what happened with Kelley AND what happened with Jill. If your discussions at the party (from what we're shown) the issue with Jill never came up. Congratulations and keep up the good work.
Caleigh, I agree with your comments 100% LuAnn, you do have a condescending tone when you talk to the other ladies and act as if you are their mother and have to know everything that is going on.
Carolyn2000: If the producers told Jill to put B on speaker phone, Jill could've said NO, plain and simple.
Luann; quote: I think it was nice that she took a moment for our chat upstairs but I was glad when we were able to return to the party and focus on having fun rather than the drama. After all, the party was about art, not us. unquote:
Um....I think it was YOU that said "Let's go upstairs and talk"
I think you need to pay more attention to the words of you song "MOney can't buy you class"
Glad to see your objective opinion. I am still waiting for the scene where Bethenny admits to creating a smear campaign against Kelly. Kelly made up stories about the trip and it is clear to all objective people who are watching the show.