Time will tell where our relationship goes, but as of now we are very good for each other and at the end of the day we are taking it slow with all eyes wide open. Briana has a very strong opinion, and sometimes we clash heads, but at the end of the day we love each other and won't let anything or anyone come in between us. Michael went to the Kentucky Derby with us a few months ago, and he had a wonderful time with Brooks. Mike is a very good judge of character, and it was good seeing them spend time together with no drama and ended up really enjoying Brooks.
Continuing to reflect on this past season, I went through a whole host of emotions as you saw, and there were many days that I felt like I was in a bad nightmare. The fear that Briana had cancer made my world stop and it was very difficult trying to continue to film during all of that. Only a week after her surgery, she surprised me with by eloping to Vegas, which almost took me into a state of depression.
My daughter (who in my mind) would NEVER do anything like that, shocked my entire family and friends, and was yet another series of emotions for me. I think the hardest thing for us to understand, was she never told me how serious or even "in love" she was with Ryan. I remember praying in the hospital while Briana was in recovery, for God to completely heal her and for her to find true LOVE and happiness. We all laugh about it now, and say "Be careful what you wish for." She’s now happy, she’s in love, and she's healed. . .so what more can I ask for?!?