Well! I thought this was a really fun episode! Lots of action and interesting relationship dynamics!
First things first.... My first audition back! It was so hard, so stressful. The baby has a fever. I know she is in good hands, but I hate to leave her like that! This is exactly why my career has taken a backseat to my children. I always want to be there for them! Thankfully, I have my amazing assistant Natalie to drive me, so we can drive in the carpool lane! I should be home before the baby wakes up from her nap and in time to pick up the other kids from school! I am so grateful that I have the choice to be home with my kids. I know there are many people that have to go to work. I miss my career though and I'm hoping this is the first step in my journey to figure out how to be able to work and satisfy that creative part of me -- but not miss my children. Anyone else out there understand this situation? Tweet to me @heatherdubrow or Facebook me. I would love to hear how you all deal with the work/home dilemma.
Speaking of home... Terry and Nicky playing pool was sooooo cute! I love my men!!! Terry and I have such a strong partnership. I can share anything with him. He always listens and gives me his honest opinion. We are a team and make decisions based on the good of our family and what makes the other one happy. I am so grateful for all that I have -- Terry is so supportive! I am a lucky girl!
On the flip side...
I found Jim to be so negative. Poor Alexis seems like a child asking for permission to pursue a dream. She looked sad sitting behind that big desk waiting for Jim to lay down the law. It's the polar opposite of our relationship. I hope Jim was paying attention.
GREAT BLOG HEATHER !!
Love you on RHOC,what an added blessing. You have a wonderful family and fantastic husband. Hope Colette is feeling better.
You are absolutely my favorite this season!! You and Terry are such a beautiful couple & your kids are gorgeous. I think Alexis is trying so hard to prove she and her relationship are on your level, but she isn't coming close. It is sad to see her not realize how unsupportive and belittling Jim is. Keep showing off your class and sophistication, and show them how a real king treats his queen. :) Team Heather.
Heather, You are wonderful! What you say is usually pretty dead on. It is nice to hear an educated opinion. I don't think Alexis has fully evolved yet into a grown woman. She doesn't seem to understand too much. Hopefully you can teach her. You and your family are fun to watch. Great addition Bravo!
I am love, love, loving you on the show Heather! Such a breath of fresh air! Thanks for being so grounded and fun! We could use more women like you in the world!
Great blog. You are spot on about Alexis. Thanks for joining the cast, I think you are a wonderful addition and just what the show needed. Keep strong, true to your faith and best of luck on your career. I know you will go along way.
Heather~ I'd just like to tell you that I'm such a fan. I absolutely appreciate your intelligence, composure and poise! Have a great day!
I think the only reason you are saying that now about Alexis is because your not liking being labeled a "Mean Girl".
Well said Heather! Don't loose sleep over Alexis, not worth the air or beauty sleep! Keep being honest!
what a breath of fresh air you are Heather, at first I thought you were going to rise above all the gossip and honestly you do pretty much and even when you do give a dig here or there your still kind of classy about it.
THANK YOU BRAVO FOR PICKING THIS PIECE OF GOLD TO BE ON THE SHOW
Heather you are such a breath of fresh air. You are not like the other newbies that come on all insecure and get tackled to the ground or try to start up so much drama.
You own it. Love it, love watching you!
I just watched the video of you and your husband meeting with your agent and I laughed so hard. Your husband seriously cracks me up. True, his jokes aren't particularly funny but the way he couldn't stop laughing was too funny. When that happens to me, all hope is gone that I will be able to regain control. Ha Ha Ha Ha But... you may want to think twice about sending him from the table. He is a grown man and no adult, man or woman, cares to be treated like a child. It makes you come across as controlling and with no sense of humor to boot!
Heather, you are so awesome on this show! I LOVE that you call it like you see it. You are not catty and that is so refreshing. Alexis is clearly jealous of your financial status so you just have to ignore any of her snide comments. Even though you and Terry have so much, you both seem so nice and down to earth. Terry is so funny and seems like such a good guy. I love watching you guys together and it's a nice bonus when we get to see you both interact with your children.
I have been watching OC since season 1 and I have to say that you are too sophisticated to be on the show with this particular group of women. You really should be on the Beverly Hills cast but I know you don't live in BH. So even though I think you are in a different class than these women, it's lovely to see a nice, healthy family on this show.
Love u Heather!!!!!!!!!!!! It so refreshing to finally have a smart, honest, witty housewife. You are a breath of fresh air. I really get a kick out of you're remarks. Keep Keeping it real!
you are a true lady and have a beautiful spirit..its nice to see..you have brought some class to this show..i think you are correct about Alexis..she is a phony and somewhat of a liar...and Tamara was right she looks like a drag queen..they need to get rid of her because she lies and embellishes all the time and the viewers are very aware of this..she really makes peoples skin crawl because her dishonesty is so transparent and yet she hides behind the good chrisitian crap when she is anything but...what a hypocrite...so maybe you can ask andy cohen or bravo to see if this could be her last season because she is worthless..and so is her grifter husband..hope to see more of you and your beautiful family and hope the summer brings good health and happiness to you and yours..
love you and terry. you have a lovely family. alexis is harmless so maybe backing off on some of the comments would help your relationship with her. other than that....you're my favorite housewife!
If Alexis plays the victim it might be that she has been a victim at some point in her life (even now at home, maybe?). I think she should be treated kindly because it is obvious that she has self esteem issues. She is so insecure. There are worse things than her odd behaviour so couldn't you cut her some slack?
As always- on point! Whatever your career path or Mom path, you will be a success at it. It's a joy to see you and your life with your wonderful family- thanks very much for allowing us to see it.
I really enjoy your interactions with your husband and children. Funny and sweet. You bring much needed class, intelligence and honesty to the show. BTW- I think poor Alexis has the IQ of a houseplant. Jim's a disrespectful jerk who treats her like she's a child and as a result she's angry and resentful. I think she takes it out on her castmates by being passive aggressive and getting in digs where she can. Just calling it like I see it!
Alexis isn't the only one who is noticing your disparaging remarks......why not own them? You like to tell it like it is.....so, I'll tell you like it is and how I see it....you are an incredibly rude person....horrible.
Jim's delivery is rough but at the end of the day he is very supportive of Alexis. Now you are after her, good luck with your investigation.
Heather, your amazing! Alexis has some serious issues. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to on Tuesday nights while my sweet husband is deployed! Your hubby is amazing as well!
The only way your marriage is polar opposite of the Bellinos is the gender of the person wearing the pants in the family. To me, Alexis look pensive and thoughtful (not saddened) because she's not a confrontational person. If you like to call it like you see it, maybe you should take your Tamra glasses off.
I too am a mom/wife/friend who see's nothing wrong with telling it like it is. Unfortunately, on occasion I have to admit this quality that you and I possess while certianly not intended to hurt others, has. In recent years I have made more of an attempt to maybe soften my approach while staying true to myself. This may help the other women of the OC appreciate your brutal honesty the way I am sure you intend it. Love, love, love watching the show...make us proud!
I really appreciate seeing your struggle over going back to work. I'm going through the exact same thing right now; I loved my career but I also love my children. It's hard to find a balance! Seeing that your husband would do whatever he needs to do to support you was wonderful! I love the relationship between the two of you. Thanks for sharing something others are also dealing with!
I love you heather! I agree with your blog and everything you say on the show 100%! Alexis brings it on herself and is phony! Stay true to yourself girl and don't apologize for being educated!
You are smart, classy, and witty. In your interviews, it's your job to comment on the other housewives truthfully. Alexis seems sweet but doesn't always come across as he smartest woman on the show and you simply state that. It's not like she always says the nicest things about you either so she needs to develop thicker skin. I think you are a great, refreshing addition to the show.
You seem to have a great relationship with you husband. That is so nice to see. Unfortunately, that is just one more reason for Alexis to be jealous of you.
Oh come on Heather, you always have some negative comment about Alexis every episode. And so as your husband. If you didn't marry a doctor, I don't think you'll make it as an actress. You're NOT that good of an actress. You finally got a job, Housewives of Orange County.
Heather you are my favorite and I do not find you to be a mean girl, you are honest and sincere. The interaction between you and your husband and children is pure. Don't let these people bring you down.
Heather-- ADORE YOU! I'm a little late in asking-but what are your "special pillowcases"? Know I need to get some! Where?
Hey Heather! I have watched the OC Housewives since inception. I have really enjoyed watching you on the show. You are a great women and have a life that I would love to have ! :-)
I like Heather because she is honest and I love her style conservative. I think she saw how Alexis treated Peggy on the show and has her guard up. Also we see 5 mins of an hour conversation and get what is not edit out. I do not think Alexis is a bad person but she tries too hard. I love the show and all the women. I would be afraid to do a reality show because I wouldn't want the pressure. So kiddos ladies for entertaining us!
I just went onto imbd and now you are familiar. I liked the show "That's Life" that you were in with Paul Sorvino and Debra Mazur. I was sorry to see it off the air. I always liked the scene where your dad would throw money in the dryer and you did not remember that you had money in your pocket. Anyway, just had to share that your face was familiar and now that I know what show you were in stops the guessing!
I like you Heather!
Don't pay any attention to Alexis and that crude person that's supposed to be her husband. He reminds me of a prison guard, and Alexis is his prisoner, I'm dead serious.
I used to feel sorry for her but not any more.
Gee whiz, she didn't even get the jokes that night at the comedy club. Then she tells that wack job she didn't, and what does he say to her?? Just nod your head. (rollin' eyes)
I am having some of the same issues with work/parenting dilemma, Heather. I want to pursue my doctorate full time,but I'm the kind of mom who can't stand missing even one soccer game. I think I will go ahead because it will be good for the kids work hard to achieve a dream, but I still will be at all the soccer games.
LOVE YOU!!! Thank god you are here. I was beginning to lose brain cells watching Alexis. You could do and have it all Heather. Alexis knows that, under all that pretense somewhere,,,she must. Ignore her strange fans, they just love that someone say Jesus on TV. I think it's great too, doesn't make me a blind follower. She's just one beer short of a six pack...
Heather YOU ARE MY FAV, your so educated, beautiful and confident. I love everything about you. Keep being you because your AWESOME!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you! Listen, don't apologize re: Alexis. She's like a cactus. Just sits and seems cool but is prickly and has nothing to offer. The difference between your two houses discussing television roles was NOT lost on us viewers. Going one from house, directly to the next. OMG, I was dying laughing. WHAT a comparison. Poor , dear, dumb Alexis. She doesn't even get the producers wetre making fun of her. We all do! A talk show for Alexis? OMG, she hurts my head.
Love you Heather!! You are so right about Alexis, and Tamara called it from the beginning: you are everything Alexis' wishes she could be!