The reunion started off fun and everyone looked great and was happy to see each other. Then Jay, Gretchen’s stalker ex-boyfriend sent Tamra an upsetting text that set her off. I tried to calm Tamra, but she wasn’t going to listen to anyone at that moment. Tamra felt she had to explain her side of why she was a mean girl, but I am not sure it worked. Jay has been trying to undermine Gretchen since the show started. There is nothing you can do when an ex-boyfriend wants to be nasty, except be happy you saw through him and get him out of your life. It was ugly and hurtful to see fighting - I always feel that an argument should be in private. Gretchen cannot control the actions of another, and she shouldn’t be blamed for it. Gretchen was expecting this fun question and answer from fans and immediately she got hit with questions like, "How do you feel now that Jeff is dead?" How can you answer that? It immediately made her sad and she is trying to move on, not dwell in the past. I was so surprised, I mean everyone knows you are so fragile after a death — I would have steered clear of the topic entirely. Then she was asked if she was a gold digger. Who asks someone that? The whole day was really upsetting for Gretchen and I felt terrible that I couldn’t be more supportive, but there was an agenda there I couldn’t control. Tamra was upset and reacted accordingly — she normally is a sweet girl that we all love to be around. She has a quick wit normally, but this day she was under a lot of stress.
Vicki is the most fun of the group, and no party starts until she gets there. This season left her look a little mean and petty, but again it is editing. Her partying is such a small part of her life - she normally works until at least 10 and really doesn’t have time for new people in her life at this moment. She is a good person with good values, and a friend I treasure.
Lynne is sweet and adorable and she reminds me of Suzanne Summers character in Three’s Company. She says the most outrageous things and there is never a dull moment with her. I am sorry I hurt her feelings at the reunion. Mean was in the air!
It was great seeing Lauri, and hearing about Josh. We have all been worried about him. She looked happy and beautiful and it was fun catching up on the girls and hearing about the progress Ashley’s skin care line. Go girl!
Kara was not to thrilled with my comments about her chest, did she or didn’t she and she reminded me that it was my idea not hers, which is correct, but don’t blame me. I can’t remember where my keys are much less an event two years ago. Sorry Kara!
I am happy to have some other housewives take the stage for now and take time for myself. Good luck New York! I just got back from West Palm Beach and had a blast at Anushska’s Spa and Cellulite Retreat. There were 400 people at the party I went to and Florida loves the OC Housewives, which was great. I learned a lot about cellulite and Eleme Smooth Shapes, and I hope to be in fighting shape by summer! My Duzoxin is really helping control my appetite, and I have been so busy with work and events that eating isn’t my priority. I just spent a few days with Jill Zarin and Bobby at the Montage in Dana Point. We watched the NY episode with them and oh my god that Bethenny is funny. "DisCountess..." I almost split my sides laughing. I am enjoying Bethenny's book, I am excited that it is doing so well. Go Bethenny!
I just got sad news that one of my workout partners, Dawn, is relocating back to Vegas. I hate it when close friends move, but luckily I love Vegas, and have 3 jobs there with Eleme Smooth Shape in the next few months.