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Erika Girardi: My First Impression of Lisa Vanderpump...

Erika talks about meeting the other 'Wives and reveals the conversation topic that she's not OK with.

By Erika Jayne
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Well the time has finally come for me to meet the women.

I’m glad Yolanda suggested that we get together at this charming park by her house. It was nice to get her out and walking and to meet Kyle. Yolanda was right; we both have a lot in common. We’re the same age, we were both young moms, and we work in entertainment. Kyle’s a lot of fun; she likes to dance and she knows how to have a good time. I appreciate that while being a true Hollywood kid she’s still very real. I find that refreshing.

When Yolanda suggested that I meet the rest of the crew, I didn’t quite know what to expect.

My first impression of Lisa Vanderpump… she’s very well put together. I’ve always appreciated a quick wit and a spirited conversation, something you just don’t find too often in this town. And by the way things are going, I can feel her testing my mettle. It was nice to see Kyle again, but I’m noticing that Yolanda is not feeling well and is soldiering through this afternoon. Eileen is everything an Emmy Award-winning soap opera actress should be--tall, blonde, beautiful, and more importantly, you can tell she has a kind heart.

But beyond the cheeky back and forth about my appearance or my marriage (which is a 16-year-old conversation for me), there is something bigger going on and that is the suggestion that Yolanda has Munchausen syndrome. While it is fun sport to tease me about the way I look or snicker at/about my marriage, it's not OK to question Yolanda's degree of illness or her mental state, especially if these women are friends.

Until next time… I wish you all a very happy 2016.

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