I hope everyone had an amazing New Years Eve! I went to the St. Regis with 1000 of my closet friends - it was a night to remember! And you know what happens now - the biggest membership enrollment is January for all the health clubs! Join me in making 2010 the year to get your body in the best shape ever. Duzoxin and other weight loss helpers, can’t do it all, you need, to eat right and exercise. Send me Facebook starting pictures and weights and in four months we will compare! Jeanakeough.com. Let's do it together! There have been many stories about me losing my homes to foreclosure and short sales, not true! The banks have been great in restructuring my loans on Kara's, Shane's, Matt's and my houses. If you know anyone wanting to sell or refi, or buy a house please refer him or her to me! I know you think I am a reality star, but my real job for the past 20 years has been in real estate. It is a passion, finding people the perfect home. There has never been a better time to buy! Come on people get motivated!
This week's episode was a surprise! It is hard to believe that the five girls kept Vicki and Donn’s renewing their bonds a secret! It was very touching and sweet, and I loved her Michael Costello wedding dress. I wish them luck in the next 15 years! Relationships take work, and respect for each other, good luck to you both. It looks like they had a great time and maybe now she will take Donn on a few vacations! It is hard to judge other people’s marriages and all of us need to keep our opinions to ourselves. (Simon and Vicki are you reading this?) I know people were very opinionated on my marriage and it was hurtful hearing the comments made on air six months later. Remember alcohol is a disease, dealing with it in your family is rough I have learned a lot about it in the last 6 years. I have learned that I don’t have to live with it anymore. But I also know that you can never shake the feeling, that maybe you didn’t do enough, and that I will carry with me forever. I would like to thank most of you for your positive comments and insight into getting help with my demons of trying to take care of everyone. I have people living with me who have lost their homes. All of us need to do the work not just do the lip service of showing up at church on Sundays. I appreciate my fans and love the delight on your faces when you see me out and about, I have made so many interesting new friends from being apart of this show. I am not sure how much longer Bravo will want me to blog on a show I am no longer on, so I treat each one as my last! Jeanakeough@blogspot.com is a way to keep in touch with me, or Facebook.
I really think Tamra needs to think about what she is saying about her husband, some of those personal thoughts should be kept for a marriage counselor and not TV consumers. I know we are sharing are lives, but come on people! Most people wouldn’t say those things to their best friends much less 3.2 million viewers. I guess I should have shared some of the things that happened to my children with Tamra, because mommie dearest was on TV. Tamra has three small children in school and kids can be vicious, Simon is a strong father, my husband was really strict also, he would take the cars away for bad grades and I would give them back two days later because I hated getting up for zero period and god knows our society could use a few more strong fathers. All of they boys' friends were afraid of Matt, he expected a lot of his boys and if the friends didn't measure up he didn’t want them around. My sons are grown now and I can look back at laugh at the issues we had, when I made Colton come home from a sleepover because the Mom was taking the boys toilet papering! Shane's friends all come back from college laughing at how strict I was. They thought I was a pushover for taking them in anytime of night, but the next day calling their moms. It takes a town to raise a child!
Jeana, you are one of my favorite HW from all of the different cast. I agree with all of the things you have said in this blog entry. Lynne really does need to get a clue. I have seen yound girls spiral into a dissapointment because no one took notice. I think Gretchen is a great choice because she has made mistakes and is striving to rise above them. Hopefully Lynne will see the light and let Gretchen help with bother of her daughters.
I enjoyed reading your post and I have to say I agree with you on many issues you spoke about, especially the one about Tamra on air comments about her husband. I wish and you family a blessed New Year.
P.S - I'm glad you have not given up on love and your strength and determination has inspired me not to give up on love either.
Jeana, I've always liked when you were on the show,you were always a breath of fresh air but to be completely honest everything you just said made absolutely no sense at all!! You were all over the place on that one! you ok?
You are so funny!(the Tamara TP Comment) Hey, I think you going forward with a New Chapter in your life is a Awesome idea...you were basically doing the show for fun...the others have always struck me as doing the show for Fame/Money...even Vicky..she thought it would "Boost" her Biz...Tamara..Fame/Money...etc..you did it for fun..hanging w/ all of those women do NOT seem like fun..it seems like WORK! I am glad you are leaving..not that I wont miss you, but that you are doing what is best for you and YOU ALONE!!! Kudos! Love ya Babe...and for the record. I agree, it takes a village to raise a child..your three kids are very smart, bright, and hopeful young Men and Woman...Lynne..is a idiot..I saw 1 episode this season and the first thing I said to my daughter is "that girl is really depressed"..(the episode when they were moving)..my brother killed himself 15 years ago, and I know the "signs". Regardless of what Lynne says...your girl Gretchen was doing the right thing in stepping up to a situation and making herself available to a young girl that clearly has NO-ONE else to turn to! Lynne is just embarrassed that she could care less about the realness of the situation and would rather trade bathing suits or shop than get her daughter some help, or even LOVE! Good Luck, and stay healthy! MUAH!!! CG in San Diego
hey mama j, i am so glad someone has the god given sense to see what i saw . poor alexa really needs advice a shoulder and an ear . also please tell kara my daughter and i really have missed her beautiful smile and bubble personality . youve raised great kids and my eleven year old looks at kara as a role model . i wish all the success in world your truly one of a kind . thanks for lettn us in your familys life hope to see more of you .
Hello Jeanna... I just want to say that out of all the housewives, you are the one I have always felt the most respect for. Reading this blog made me realize that even though im only 28 yrs old.. I'm not the only one who thinks the whole Tiger Woods things is blown out of proportion.. Like you said he is young, but the best thing you said that people don't seem to understand is that PEOPLE/ HUMANS make mistakes and all we can do is learn from them and move on and make things better.
As far as Alexa and the whole G thing, I agree.. Lynne and Alexa took it the wrong way and most of the time when people take it in a negative way when people are trying to just help, is because they themselves feel the failed at what they are supposed to be doing and in Alexa's case she knows she has a problem she is just in denial.
Thank you Jeanna for being such and openminded person and being yourself.
God Bless U and your lovely family.
You're always a voice of reason. I agree with your whole blog especially the Tiger bit. Good luck for the future
Jeana............I miss you on the show! You are the voice of reason! Have a HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you Jeana! Miss you on the show. You make some great points about the girls being a better representation on the show than how they have been. I loved the show when it first started but last season and the current season are difficult to watch. It's so exhausting to see Tamra's behavior and the drama. Good for you to say you didn't need that drama in your life.
Good luck to you!
Jeana, you have always been my #1 fav. I hope you haven't given up on TV altogether. I enjoy your personality and would love to see more of you (away from these psycho housewives)!
I got hooked on the show from the start and became loyal to Jeane, even during the times she seemed like a pushover. As I periodically read her blog, I realize how much I miss her on that show. She is grounded, human and keeps her nose on her own face, as far as all those other housewives on the show. I will take her up on offers to stay in touch and compare progress as we work to achieve a healthier 2010. Jeana...you rock! Wishing you the best as well. Rachel
Jeana, It broke my heart when you left the show. You were my favorite hands down! The other women tried to make you look "less than them"... Bull! You have it together and I would love to be more like you and you are so beautiful. Weeun
come back. You are the best housewive with all the best advice. I loved seeing your family together. It was funny when your oldest son said "I know where all my Mothers dates live". I think the tables have turned, now they will make sure their Mother is safe and happy. You have raised real good children. They are very well rounded and you should be proud of being you.
Jeana, you are the best. These witches/ I mean wives are so catty. May I share some quick observations? Tamra has cried every episode. Her tears strike me as insincere. Sorry she doesn't want a condo, the kids and working for a living. Most people would kill for that. She is definitely NOT the hottest housewife. Her recent pics do not even look like her. Must have taken hours to pour on the make-up. Time for her to go. She is the ultimate mean girl. Ugly on the inside. Ugly on the outside.
Re. Vickie- come on. Her wedding was a sham. The couple's kisses lack passion. Again, she took control. Talk about someone wanting attention. Perhaps she can work out with you as she resembles a marshmallow.
And '7 carats. 7 carats. The necklace is 7 carats!' Give a beautiful gift but don't sound like a jerk. The new house husband needs to be nicer to the family, throw out the smelly cigars and work on his appearance. Alexa is gorgeous. Frankly, he needs help- mostly with his attitude.
Anyway, happy, healthy new year to you! May all your dreams come true. -TK
What a great post, Jeana. I agree with everything you said. I just so hope the other wives are reading your words and pondering how it applies.
jeanna, it's such a shame that you are no longer on the show. You are the only REAL person. Miss you so much and wish nothing but the best for you and your family in 2010!
Happy New Year! I truly hope your family has a healthy, happy, filled with love New Year! So sad to hear you will not be returning to the show. I must admit it was you who kept me tuned in on thursdays. You are a class act, and the reason they put REAL into Realhousewives. Thanks for always being honest, even if it meant sometimes wearing your heart on your sleeve, you're a beautiful person inside and out, and if anyone tells you different, well than they're just jealous.. I do hope you will come back to visit in future episodes, that may be the only reason I will continue to watch:( I hate to say it, but some of the other ladies (I use the term loosely) come off as being shallow,heartless, and cold. That may be a strong observation, and I could be mostly wrong, but under all the glitz,and glam they don't really look so good.. You however have always shined:) Maybe they just need to learn that a persons wealth is not just measured by material things, but by the abundance of love, and respect shared between family, and true friends.. After all the money has been spent, and the champagne has all dried up, it's your true friend who will see you home safe, and your loved ones who will kiss you goodnight. I wish you, and your beautiful family all the best in your future, and thank you for allowing us to tag along on some of your lifes adventures, and ups, and downs..
I love a person who can find The good I'm most situations, and in people. -m truely sad thar your fone. This show is boring now! good in mos
Jeana, I enjoyed reading your blog. I just want to say that I am a fan from the first episode aired and I really miss that feel of the show. I am middle-class and I enjoyed watching the spending $$, husband spoiling, and viewing of million + dollar houses. I was jealous but enjoyed watching the show. Now the episodes are the everyday reality in everyone's lives rich or poor. I'd have to say depressing. I hope if the show continues another session it will go back to be like the first episode. Take Care and Belated Happy New Year!!!!
Thank you for sharing. Addiction affects us all. Your generosity to help others is a blessing. Thanks for being a positive role model. Alexa's family lives on another planet. Clearly there is way more underlying issues with that family dynamics that what we are seeing on tv. I hope Tamra gets a fresh new start - while still being a positive role model for her children. Vicki - toot toot - I just love everything about her !! and Don. Gretchin: as long as your with Slade - it just proves you have sick decision making skills. I bet you and Slade sit at home with a board plotting story arc's and treatment plans. Plastic does melt.
Jeana, i miss your presence on the show. Would love to see you and Lauri com back. The show now is so cheezy and trampy. If it was not for vicky and her husband I would not watch the show anymore. I wish you the best in whatever you choose to do.
Jeana, I hope that Bravo will allow you to keep writing.
I want to say to you that you and your family are in my prayers. I have an idea of what you must be going though. There was major alchol abuse in my family. My father was an abuser and my brother drank. Life growing up was hard, very hard to say the least.
When you have alcoholics you love and have been in your life for so long, you dont kick them out and erase the past. You adjust your like and watch carefully to take care of yourself during this hard time.
I understand most that you have shared when on the cameras and the show. Something I have felt like you have wanted to say so much more, but held back. I respect that. It hard to say what's on your mind when the cameras are rolling around!
Your weight lost is great, you look beautiful, however you have always looked very nice.
Please from this Clifton Park NY viewer. Take care of yourself. So easy and protect yourself over negative words and comments by going to the next comment. NO ONE needs to ready garbage about themselves.
PEACE - it's my favorite word. It can do so much~
Take care Ann Marie
I agree with your take on the housewives, you were there and have a valid opionion to consider. However, you have no place to comment on Tiger's actions. He did not mearly slip up, make a dumb personal decision. All evidence shows he's been a serial cheater before and after marriage. Are you serious about his sponsers' actions being a little over dramatic? You may be willing to say oh well, such is the life of an athlete - so many temptations. But, I can assure you, most middle americans, far less priviledged than Mr. Woods, look at this and are appalled and disgusted. They do not want to support a company that supports a cheater. Let him start to show some remorse and effort to improve his character and then, and only then, do I want to see him in any way in my home. Yes, the sponsers have responded correctly. And, I'm not sure what sage advice you think his father would have offered considering it's on record too that he was also a cheater. Alcoholism, like infidelity traits, tend to run in a family. Would you say Shane or Colton just made a dumb personal decision and look to their dad to give them some advice? I don't even know why you'd go off on that tanget, but you certainly missed the mark on that one.
Jeana, I'm so happy to see that you're still in touch with the fans. We miss you!! Best of luck with all of your New Years resolutions.
I miss you Jeana! I will definetly go to your blog if they prevent you from blogging here. I agree with you on everything, its like you were the only one with common sense on this show. I agree with you especially on the Tiger Woods thing. Take care.
Im really going to miss you on the show :( Anyways I think you are so right in regards to Gretchen "talk" with Alexa. I love Lynne but she totally reacted like her teenager in my opinion which really shows that she is a little too much of a friend instead of a parent. I totally think G was trying to be nice and do something nice and if anything Lynne should be appreciative that her friend cares about her daughter's well being. Anyways, I really really wish you the best and hope you eventually find a man who loves you and makes you feel loved because you have a good heart and you deserve it. xoxo Elaine
I love you jeana and you are the most sensible, down to earth one there is.l You are great as a mom, role model and friend. I only wish i had a mom like you. I was removed from my mother an alcohol and drug abuser and have looked for that mother figure ever since. Your children, family and friends are lucky to have you. I will add you on FB as well. I hope to lose some weight too this year, if i can ever find out why I am gaining. I know its because I stay up late, eat late and all that, but I am 210 pounds and 5 foot 8 and dont even look that heavy! Hopefully on FB you can help me with all those areas of advise I watch you for! Thank you so much and God Bless! I miss you!!!
It was nice to read your blog and to know that things are going better for you.Life is still a struggle for us, mainly because of health problems. If I could tell tell people one thing it's if you have your health sooner or later everything will fall into place. Without it, life is tough.I just read about Simon filing for divorce from Tamra.I knew they were having problems but I didn't see that coming.If Tamra had not been so obsessed with what Gretchen was doing maybe she would have paid better attention to Simon and her own marriage.Tamra is a beautiful woman with a nice life (even though times are harder financially now)I don't think she really appreciated what she had and was jealous of what others had. If you have food to eat, a roof over your head, good health, and a man who loves you you have it all.Material things are nice but it's amazing what you can live without.Vicki and Donn renewing their vows was wonderful. I truly hope she realizes what a gem she has in Donn.Lynne looks wonderful after her face lift, but I don't think that should have been a priority at this time.She needs to get her finances in order and get the girls under control.I wish you well Jeana with your kids and your life in general.
You go girl, I miss u being on the show but not the way the other housewives treated you. You deserved better, 2 funny how last year Don did not fill Vicki's love tank lol and this year she is so thankful. She made Tamara her new best friend and she got what she deserved. In all the drama that followed I am glad you took the high road and decided to work on the most important thing YOUR LIFE. I hope Bravo gives you a show or the other housewives come begging you to come back, I still watch the show, Lynn is the only true person, Gretchen you just gotta laugh at and every week Vicki/Tamara and getting their just desserts.
I am so sorry to see you leave the show. You were the reason I watched the show. How you put up with all the vile that came out of Vicki and Tamra is beyond me. Vicki has no one on her mind but herself. I truly believe that the only reason she is now treating her husband better is because she got such bad press last year. He needs to leave her and get a life with someone else who will respect and love him. Vicki is all about Vicki - such a control feak. She, of course, has Tamra like a puppet. Tamra is all about herself and everyone else is second to her including her husband. She is so beyond jealous of Gretchen that it borders on mental illness. But enough of them. I only wish you well - you are missed. The show doesn't interest me any longer. I think it has run its course. The only people left from the original cast is Vicki and Tamra and I choose not to waste my time watching them.
Glad you are so motivated and happy you decided to leave the show, although I miss you! I know your life is probably much better now and I wish you all the best in the future!
We miss you Jeana. Always love to hear your perspective. I think most viewers relate to you over anyone else on the show. Hope you are back for next season. Good luck to you and your business.
Jeana, I sure miss seeing you on the show each Thurs. evening. This season just hasn't been the same w/o you. Any chance you'll return? Hope this finds you & your family healthy & happy.