“The next day Kim finally arrived! At this point I was feeling that she had already missed a lot of the fun. I never saw her all day until dinner that night. When Kim and Ken showed up like they acted like it was just any other day. I was beyond frustrated. I expected her to explain what happened (truthfully) and or apologize. It wasn’t like it was a secret. The entire group knew what was going on. Kim likes to brush things under the carpet. I like to put them on the table. The reason I need to do that with my sister is if we don’t address what is bothering us, it builds up and then our relationship becomes very passive aggressive — as you witnessed in Season 1. I wanted my sister to just be honest — not just about Hawaii but about everything. Mauricio has never had an argument with Kim before, but he has witnessed my hurt and frustration and felt compelled to say something.”
“That night, dinner was fractious. There was no possible chance of ignoring the cavalier attitude of Ken and Kim, and, as you witnessed, they left early, frustrated by Kyle’s persistence and expectance of an apology, which was never going to happen. Some may think Brandi is too blatant with her remarks. In my opinion when one enters this domain we hold ourselves up for scrutiny. That is the nature of this beast. If you have something to hide, my recommendation when you’re asked to sign up for a reality show would be to run for the hills. Our business became your business, when we made the decision to enter in to your living room and share our lives with you.
In regard to other episodes and many of your comments — many, many of you question my judgment as to how I could have ignored so many telltale signs as to who my real friends were. Just try to remember that all the footage you see as we proceed with the story are things I am viewing at the same time as you. We are not aware of things that run in the same episode. If somebody is disloyal or talks behind your back you don’t have a clue. Until now. . .”
“…I am by no means an authority on these matters, but I have been around a lot of people in my life with drug and alcohol problems. I helped to save my best friend Jennifer when she was at her rock bottom, and I have had to walk away from people in my life that I couldn’t help. At the time, I had to stay focused on my own health and sanity (and that of my children) as I went through my divorce. I wish nothing but the best for Kim. I hope she conquers this battle and gets better for herself and for family.”
Producer Dave Rupel:
Q: HelJ19 wants to know why Kyle would invite Brandi on the Hawaii trip?
A: This may have wound up on the editing room floor, but I know there was a mention of Camille liking Brandi and wanting another single lady on the trip.
Q: Born on the 4th wants to know when the reunion will air and when can they have a preview?
A: Part 1 of the Reunion will air Monday, January 30, and Part 2 will air Monday, February 6. Not sure when the previews will start running, as our editors just started editing the footage today!
Q: bchie wants us to add Allison Dubois, Camille’s psychic, to the cast.
A: Trust me, the producers love Allison as much as the fans do. If she ever wanted to film with us again, we’d love it! However, Allison does not live in Los Angeles.
“I was so wishing I had been at that table that night because the amount of times Kyle asked Kim to cough up the truth drove me mad! And just to make it stop, and of course out of genuine concern for Kim, I think I would have finally blurted out my opinion: “Kim do you think maybe all of these things your sister is pointing out that you’re missing and your slurred speech could be because of the medication you are taking or the dose level? That’s nothing to be ashamed of but it’s obvious at this point so let’s talk about it so can we help you!” From what I saw of Kim’s discussion with Paul at Paul’s night of beauty, that seems to be the problem to me.”