POSTED JANUARY 31, 2012 10:45 pm
Adrienne basically had nothing to say and spoke in generalizations:
Please remember you only see a fractional portion of our lives and our relationships. There were moments occurring behind the scenes as well that were causing hurt feelings amongst all of the ladies. That being said, I didn’t think it was an irresolvable situation by any means. When you put it into perspective, there are real issues that people are struggling with in today’s society. This was something that I considered to be a minor bump in the road, and I expected we’d move on from all of this once we talked about it.
So I felt that clearing the air was worth it, for all of us. This is an amazing group of women who are far better off enjoying each other’s company than fighting.
Check out Adrienne’s next wave in her shoe line… here.
It was difficult to access Kyle’s site; therefore, Kyle’s entire blog has been included below.
The Reunion….where to begin?? This is a day we all DREAD. None of us want to go back and discuss issues that have already been resolved or address things in FRONT of the cameras that happened OFF camera.
The day starts off with all of us happy but nervous. We are laughing, joking around and running back and forth to see each other as we are getting ready. Then comes the dreaded call…”They’re ready for you” …It feels like the walk to the electric chair. Ok, slight exaggeration but it’s not fun.
Andy, tells us where to sit and we take our seats. At first it’s fun and we are having a pretty good time. Then the hard questions come. We are expected to answer honestly. It’s not always easy. Many times I’ve wanted to say “May I be excused?”
Before I go on to what happened , I would like to address a rumor that was circulating Monday afternoon. Brandi had given an interview and said that Adrienne, Taylor and I had planned an attack on Lisa. I can promise you with all my heart and soul that that never happened. I was really upset about that because Lisa is my friend. By Brandi putting that out there, some people went into viewing the Reunion with a very different mindset . Later , after hearing that I gave a brief interview explaining that was not true, Brandi said she never spoke to me but had HEARD that Adrienne was planning a meeting to discuss “an attack”. I NEVER heard of any such meeting nor did I or WOULD I attend any such meeting. I know Adrienne would never do something like that. I don’t know how my name got dragged into this, and I was even more perplexed because Taylor never said anything to Lisa that could be considered an attack. I do not know what Brandi’s reason for saying that was. However, if it really was something she had just “heard” she shouldn’t have repeated that without knowing if it was true or not. Repeating hearsay can be dangerous. It was very hurtful to everyone. Probably, most hurtful to Lisa.
When we addressed the stuff that had been going on OFF camera between Lisa and me, I was not trying to be hurtful, but honest. I WAS upset that she had said one thing to my face about doing the splits at Pandora’s engagement party and then changed her tune in a video she shot for AOL. I knew the video was to get back at me for the “maybe she preys on the weak people” comment.
Lisa knows my personality and knows I’ve been known to do crazier stuff than the splits WITHOUT cameras around, just to make my friends laugh. That is who I am. Everyone there , including Lisa had known I was hurt by that. I would have felt like a hypocrite if I had not been honest about it. I should have chosen my words more carefully during that conversation with Taylor when I made that comment that upset Lisa. I would have preferred if we had just handled the issue alone, without cameras, which we HAD done and gotten past. However, during the reunion these issues are brought up again. Then we have to re live them over and over. Then just when you think you’re past it…Re runs!!
When Andy asked me what was going on between Adrienne and Lisa I was extremely uncomfortable. I am friends with BOTH of them! I think a lot of people think I am only close with Lisa, however, Mauricio and I are also close with Adrienne and Paul. (as well as the rest of the cast) In addition to that, Adrienne has been very kind to my sister Kim during a very difficult time in her life.
As Lisa and Adrienne started to get into it , I felt awful. There were many times I wanted to chime in and didn’t because of the fact that they are both my friends. How could I defend one and not the other? I also know that these two women are strong and can hold their own. The people pleaser in me (not a good trait or one that I am proud of) didn’t want either one of them to be upset with me. So I stayed out of it. Most of us did. This argument was a long time coming and I had not been involved with any of their issues. However, when the day was finished, I felt bad about not speaking up at certain times.
Clearly , I would have my own battles to fight…When Brandi came in we joked about her getting married in Vegas. I had teased her via text about it right after she got married and we had laughed. All was fine between Brandi and me…so I thought.
The drama continues next week…
Lisa Vanderpump… Lisa’s entire blog… how dramatic!
Hello to you all.
I sit here at four o’clock in the morning after watching the reunion, still at a loss for words. It certainly looked the way it felt and I have no words to describe it.
We have seen the tea party, seen game night, and I understand that is how these women roll. But it’s not OK to accuse somebody viciously or to sit there silently as you watch a friend who is under attack for hours. That speaks volumes, and I for one don’t want any part of it.
I am not going to say anymore. It is what it is, and I will bounce back. I value your comments without them validating my sentiments. I would question my own judgment.
Thank you for your support. . .
Before I blog about the reunion, which of course begs for some cattiness, let me begin with my claws out about Lisa’s comment on Watch What Happens Live since I wasn’t there to defend myself. First I’m absolutely convinced Lisa misheard the question and when Andy Cohen asked her (I’m paraphrasing) “Who needs a makeover the most of the group?” she heard “who has had the biggest makeover in the group?” That would, of course, be me with my weight loss. Yay! Or at least I keep telling myself that. LOL!
Since I know Lisa knows that if you dish it out you better be able take it, I must point out in retaliation that she wears the same dress cut in different colors all the time and her costume jewelry looks like it walked out of the royal collection. So maybe she should “plead the fifth” for her own sake next time! Meow.
Taylor seems like a smart girl. Did she really think I was going to kill anyone at game night? Like, for instance, did she really mean in Season 1 that she was going to take Kim outside and beat her up? Taylor understands what a figure of speech is. That was a pathetic attempt to vilify me. Come on Taylor. You can do better than that. I’m not perfect by any means. There are many things she could have said that actually hold more weight. Did I slash my husband’s tires? Hell yes I did. He was on the cover of every magazine from here to Timbuktu with stories of his infidelities during our marriage.
Since that episode was filmed more recently than the show, my feelings are still very raw. I was a ball of nerves walking onto that stage. Let me be clear, there are no video monitors or speakers backstage. I waited for six hours and had zero idea of what I was walking into when I finally entered. To be clear, here is where my relationships stand:
- Kim: Kim and I haven’t seen each other or spoken since the show wrapped. I wish her the best of luck in her recovery.
- Camille: I’ve had a lot of fun getting to know her. She’s sweet and kind, and I’m very grateful to have made such a lovely new friend.
- Kyle and I have spoken only briefly since wrapping; she was kind enough to invite me to a recent holiday party but I was unable to attend.
- Lisa and I have grown quite close. She’s an amazing friend and mom. She’s got an amazing sense of humor, and she’s honest, one of the qualities that means the most to me.
- Adrienne and I exchanged a few texts messages but I hadn’t seen her since wrapping when we taped the reunion.