And so, as the story unfolds, friendships flounder, loyalties are challenged but move forward we must. . . NOTE: How interesting that LisaV calls the RHOBH a “story”…
We resume the dinner in Ojai, Brandi just left the table with me holding the baby so to speak and now. It will be my turn… Kyle starts immediately questioning my defense of Brandi, well it’s a slightly precarious position I must admit, as I hadn’t witnessed the conversation between her and Kim. But, I was aware that something precipitated the outburst and, not feeling too enamored with Adrienne’s back all night, as she cozied up to Yolanda. I had an inkling that Brandi was defending Kim. Kyle swooped down on to the fact that Brandi had called it wrong, but I was not going to join the sides of the other women and take her to task. I have been in that position and I prefer, as I have told to Kyle regarding the Adrienne situation, rather to deal with it myself. Last week in her blog Kyle says she now understood Brandi’s position. . .mmm that is what I have said before. Don’t judge too quickly all will become evident in the end.
I knew that Brandi should apologize for using the expletive at the table, not the sentiment, as clearly she was right. But Lord knows that these women should suddenly morph into Julie Andrews when it suits them. I have witnessed many occasions when many expletives have fallen from some of their sweet mouths. Anyway I chastised Brandi in the bathroom and checked that Kim was OK. . .Then coerced her into some sort of apology. Good enough for now.
So we resume the dinner conversation, Brandi announces to the table she has a book deal. Well I am truly happy for her, as I am all too aware of the fact that financially things have been tough and she certainly has not had the same comforts and privileges as most of the other women at the table, excluding Taylor.
Taylor takes umbrage to this, again encouraged by Adrienne, as she felt Brandi had judged her previously. Look I support both of them making a living and trying to be independent so that was one I was not going to involve myself in. It is amusing as I stated before, I in no way wanted my opinion to influence Yolanda in any shape or form, but we will see as we progress how she comes to her own conclusions pretty rapidly.
The next morning you see me attempting to explain to Brandi how if she doesn’t edit some of her terminologies and take the “f word” out she will continue to give them ammunition. She refers to me as a mother figure. Well maybe I am to some extent, but eleven years doesn’t really count. However I won’t give up trying.
The rest of the weekend was a serious giggle, with us reminding ourselves of the fun that we can all potentially share. We put aside our differences and relax. Unfortunately this plateau doesn’t last and this group of women are soon to find themselves immersed in an almost unresolvable fiasco, where tempers flare, regrets are plentiful and tears are spilled.
Stay with us on this emotionally, challenging journey that continues to surprise, inspire, and often disappoint…
Love always Lisa.
PS: I want to thank some of you for your blogs last week, especially Serabbi and Glen. They were incredibly accurate, in-depth, and insightful, drawing attention to some things that are just too complicated for me to explain. NOTE: Certainly LisaV is not thinking that RHOBH viewers are uneducated twerps! What would be too complicated for her to explain? Spill it, Lisa!
This is Glenn’s comment:
My Dear Lady Vanderpump…You are exquisite, indeed! In fact, you are a gorgeous breath of fresh air and a complete joy to watch! Plus, I simply adore your humor, fashion and decorative sense. A-Numero Uno Class all the way!
I have been an admirer of RHOBH since its initial run and, through it, have come to fully appreciate, admire and respect your contributions which are profound. You present a definitive elegance and natural beauty, certainly, but blend it with such a welcoming, honest good-nature and bawdy sense of humor that it makes you very approachable and real. In fact, you remind me of Elizabeth Taylor (and most definitely not the Lindsay Lohan version!!!)! :-)
I think the situations with you and Adrienne reveal the beginnings of a marriage going south. It’s very sad, to be sure, but I can see within her a certain disconnect and distraction which was not there previously. What she has undergone with Paul certainly can affect this. Unfortunately, friendships which become hurtful never full recover and the dynamics change.
It is so refreshing to see your rapport with Brandi blossoming! I find her absolutely adorable, and it is a riot to see how you two interact. Aside from all the frolicking, there is great heart there, and I know your friendship with her will endure a lifetime.
And speaking of heart, Lisa, your family is simply perfection! Ken, Pandora, Max and Giggy reveal to the world how much love can enrich the family unit and create a beautiful place to be. Truly, all the money in the world means nothing if we are not loved, cherished and appreciated who who we are
I would classify myself as a gay man who, although not wealthy by any means, has always felt so just by having people in my life who have become priceless. What more could anyone really ask for?
Thank you, Dear Lisa, for showing such grace and for being the remarkable, loving, brilliant woman you truly are.
This is Serabbi:
Adrienne is an insecure, spoiled woman who is used to getting everything she wants by waving her credit card. When she realized she wasn’t considered the queen of the show, she decided to bring down Lisa–even her opening line to Season 3 talks about showing her enemies the door–her German shepherd from Paul disappeared and was replaced by a cute dog to imitate Lisa’s and then she set up a competition to knock out Giggy as favorite dog. She says she loves him, but she never bothered to house train him, so that speaks volumes. Lisa did not call the dog “Crackpot”–when Adrienne’s one-sided nonsense of a competition to knock out Giggy came to a head, Lisa stated something to the effect, “Oh, crackpot…there is no competition”–meaning “oh, rubbish–there is no competition”–she RHYMED crackpot with Jackpot–she DID NOT call Jackpot “Crackpot”. Why would she? She loves dogs. She wouldn’t say something nasty about a dog–even if he does have a nasty owner. Then Adrienne got all up in arms because she apparently is too dense to understand British humor either. All Season 2 Adrienne made statements like “Lisa stirs the pot” when Lisa wasn’t even in the scene, trying to get the other women against her, which led to the big ambush at the reunion. We fans were horrified at what went down–but we have been totally supportive and proud of how Lisa has handled everything which culminated in the last episode when Lisa breezed in and gave Adrienne her full, guarded, beautiful blue-eyed attention while Miss Maloof Hoof floundered for four minutes trying to put a sentence together to say she was sorry. I’m surprised she didn’t hire someone to give her little speech for her. Lisa told her quietly how she felt when Adrienne attacked her at the reunion and accepted her apology with class and DID NOT apologize in return for something she had not done. No one was left with the feeling it was over as we all know what’s been happening behind the scenes these past few months. And I know Lisa was smart enough to know at the time that Adrienne didn’t mean it, but she was willing to give it a trial period though she knew it would not be as before. I don’t believe it was ever a close friendship–more a working relationship for the show.
You idots who keep writing derogatory statements about Lisa in this blog are only showing how delusional you all are for following the Tonya Harding of the reality world.
My husband and I met Lisa and Ken and Giggy this past year. Ken was warm, friendly, and very charming. He graciously let me pet Giggy and didn’t act like I might try to steal him away from him. He’s a very confident man and protective of Lisa. The two were totally in tune with each other–obviously a real team. And as for Lisa, she is even more beautiful in person than on film. When I saw her, I thought she was probably the most beautiful woman I had ever seen in person. And when I spoke to her, I told her something of a personal nature that I have had to deal with for some time and that watching her and laughing at her jokes when the shows aired (including re-runs) were the highlight of many of my days–she reached out and was very kind to me–it was genuine, not a show–there were no cameras filming and no one else listening. These two ARE as they portray on the show. Even my husband was impressed by them and told the people at his work the next day that they were “the real thing”.
So for all you people who keep writing uninformed nonsense and those of you who must have been dropped at birth (because how else can you believe in Adrienne?) and keep writing nasty things like “go back to the UK” or telling Lisa to “get over it” when the lie Adrienne spread at the reunion and on-line potentially could have hurt the lifetime’s culmination of Lisa and Ken’s work, finances, and friendships, see the reality.