Andy Cohen asks What else you got Perez? Andy being Wooed, and Melissa Accused of Lying and Other Housewife News by NoMoreDrama
Andy Cohen clears up the pesky rumor that Bethenny Frankel has been giving him the cold shoulder. More than one tabloid has reported that Andy has asked to be on B’s talk show and she refused, and she also refused to be a guest on WWHL. One has to wonder who PerezHilton’s sources are for this this article which both Andy and Bethenny have now said is completely off base. What else you got Perez? Is it a coincidence that Jillzy resurfaces and the negatives stories about B start again?
Meanwhile the wooing of Mr. Andy Cohen continues as former housewives try to get his attention to get back on the show.
Meanwhile, Jill Zarin is playing nice with former castmates Alex and Simon.
It’s somewhat sad yet a little funny to follow Jill’s twitter timeline. She sends out tweets to Aviva and LuAnn – but gets no love back from either of them. But that doesn’t daunt her because her numbers are up. I guess it’s thanks to the haters.
Fighting continues in New Jersey. Apparently Melissa Gorga took a dig at Penny (the Salon owner and wife of Johnny the Greek) in her latest Bravo blog – so Penny and Johnny came back swinging. If you follow their twitter accounts, these two don’t hold back. Johnny seems to be in outright war with some twitter accounts he says belong to Melissa’s sisters – and Penny – well – again – they don’t hold back. Some interesting tidbits…. Seems Melissa said something about seeing her in-laws lately – which they say is a lie – because Teresa’s dad was in the hospital and Mel never went to see him.
Why is she doing this? Remember how I started this story about housewives wooing Andy to get on the show. Penny has a different way of wooing than Danielle – but the end game is the same.
The speculation out in the blogosphere is that Bravo producers will bring in a few new cast members to destruct Melissa Gorga one lie at a time. If that is the case, I sure hope she’s thinking seriously about whether to sign for another season or not. Penny seems to be going right into the heart of Melissa’s marriage. Her third tweet from the top: “Does Joe know exactly who he married? I doubt he does.” For viewers – this could turn housewives into more of a Desperate Housewives type of format – with seedy pasts coming to light. Compared to what they did to Teresa it will be nothing. I have to really wonder why Danielle would be agreeable to coming back to the show as well, considering her past.
Ratings for Miami – Still no good news for the Miami ladies as ratings stayed low for the show – just 761,000 viewers. Project Runway brought in 2.4 million viewers for the Finale sharing the same time slot.
Speaking of Alex and Simon – a special episode of Couples Therapy is on VH1 tonight – then it is back to regular schedule on Wednesday. As he tweeted out the schedule change, I took the opportunity to ask Simon if he was enjoying Lulu’s blogs.
Real Housewives of New Jersey Cast Blogs Blogged by RamonaCoaster
Last week I dedicated my blog to all my fans and let them take over talking for me. (If you missed it, you can read it here. I didn’t just do that for the fans though, I also did it for the haters.
Is this for the haters to see that Teresa does have fans?
I only have so much room for my blog each week, so I had to pick and choose which tweets to use.
Great to see plainviewsue’s tweets on there.
I’ve found that the people that are my true fans, who stick by me, encourage me, and have become part of my new extended family aren’t blindly part of “Teresa’s Army” — it’s actually the opposite. They’re the ones who’ve taken the time to look at the whole picture and know a real person isn’t just one catchphrase or comment or scene or mistake. Thank you all. I am YOUR loyal fan!
I think a lot of people just sympathize with the person getting ganged up on. I know I do.
I’m not proud of how I let the other women get to me at the reunion, how I lashed back and said things I regret now. I wish I had more control, I tried to stay in control, but I had just let the entire season of them saying things behind my back and plotting against me get to me. It’s hard to shrug off when it’s family. It built up, and I didn’t handle it perfectly.
Look at the positive – it’s a step up from flipping a table and throwing a gay man onto his chair.
It’s been a year since we filmed all the bad stuff, and it’s been a really great year. I have more blessings than I can count or deserve! I just shot the cover for my 4th cookbook: FABULICIOUS ON-THE-GRILL: Teresa’s Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes! It will be out in Spring 2013: http://amzn.to/RtCq8e.
Any pictures of Caroline inside the book? She’d love that. Caroline’s book comes out March 2013 according to Amazon. If I were to place a bet that Teresa’s book will outsell Caroline’s book, it would be like stealing candy from a baby.
My Juicy Joe and I are great. He’s still my best friend and my rock. One of the best things about him is that he just doesn’t care about the B.S. You need people like that in your life, especially if you work in the B.S. Industry! And my girls, my beautiful gorgeous girls, are great! My baby Audriana just turned 3, can you believe it? And my Gia is almost 12!
My heart is still broken for my brother and his family. Only time will tell what the future holds for us. Right now, I just can’t look back.
They would sell their souls for a chance at stardom. If a teenager were to act like Joe Gorga, I would find it funny but at his age he is not remotely entertaining. From the very first scene when Father Gorga yelled at Joe Gorga at the christening, that told me all I needed to know about him. He yelled “You only care about yourself!” Joe is selfish and he married the perfect woman for him.
You know, there was this movie when I was kid in the ‘70s called The Gumball Rally where these guys were all racing across the country and Franco, the Italian guy, says, “And now, my friend, the first rule of Italian driving,” and then rips off the rearview mirror from his car. “What’s behind me is not important,” he says. I always loved that scene, and it’s true. We have to keep looking forward to move forward. I’ve ripped off the rearview mirror. The road ahead is so exciting, and I hope you’ll stay on it with me!
All for glory and a gumball machine.
Finally, the end is here! It was quite a season, and after living it twice I’m glad to finally be able to put it behind me and move on.
You’ve ripped off the rearview mirror too!
I hope as viewers you understand that although this is entertainment for you, for us this is reality. The emotions you see are real, and at times the rawness of it literally makes your heart hurt.
It makes my head hurt to think that adults can act that way.
I believe there are so many lessons to be learned as you watch us from week to week, and I hope you can take something positive away from the negative. Maybe you see yourself in one of us and realize that perhaps you need to make some changes in your life;
If anyone sees themselves in Caroline and Jac, please get some therapy and get off Twitter. Pronto!
This last episode was difficult to watch; in my heart of hearts I was hoping to see some sort of resolution to the chaos that has become our lives. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, but I’m choosing to continue to have faith in us. After all, we’re Jersey girls and we can survive anything! At least that’s what they say, right? RIGHT! Law of positive attraction.
That’s the biggest piece of crap. You’re the last person that actively works towards resolution.
I know there are so many questions that you all tweet to me (and all the Housewives for that matter), and while I would love to answer them all, I have three babies and Joe to take care of, so it’s just so hard to get to all of them and all the emails, but know that I appreciate you and I love you so much.
Oh you so want to rip-off Teresa’s blog last week.
I know there is a lot of talk about how we don’t all write our own blogs, but it’s very important to me that you know this is coming from MY heart. This is not a dig. It’s the truth.
I think all of you have found comfort in the fact that what I say is real and the truth.
Mmmm, not really.
My signings have been surreal, my Twitter followers are amazing, and the support for my music is more than I could have ever asked for. I have no intentions of ever disappointing anyone and stopping the real talk. I have read a lot of your questions and I’m going to try to answers the ones I see the most. Hope this is helpful to you.
Did I contact Danielle to get on the show?
NO! I’ve said it many times; she saw the sprinkle cookie story on Facebook and inboxed me. She did ask me to film with her, and I declined. Was it a little malicious? Yes. Teresa and I weren’t even speaking at the time, and it wasn’t because of the show. It was because of hurtful comments she used to say to me that I would constantly brush off. So did I speak to Danielle? Yes. Did I meet with Danielle? No. To this day I have never met Danielle in person.
If talks with Andy Cohen end up with Danielle back on the show, she better be telling the truth.
Did I ever try to get on the show before I was asked to be on it?
NO! I never once asked Teresa to put me or my family on the show. I’ve never called a producer and there was no audition tape where we said we will “take down” Teresa. If I had, I probably wouldn’t be on the show. They don’t cast people who beg and promise malicious things. The truth is a few years later the producers contacted me and we took that same opportunity.
But we have heard of Bravo looking at audition tapes such as Aviva’s and then offering them a chance to be a housewife. The “Melissa was a stripper story” that no one really cared about was a Bravo set up and was very malicious. In fact, the set up was more interesting than strippergate.
Do I still think Teresa set me up?
Yes. Kim’s story has changed so many times since that night I can’t keep up. I think Kim D’s reason is so ridiculous for wanting to hurt me. She is a 50-year-old woman that is coming at me for going to another boutique. By the way, Teresa also shops at the other Posh and Kim knows it. It was proven in the footage when Angelo said Teresa knew, because he also said “Kim and Teresa wanted me to do this thing.” Come on, everyone, lets be reasonable, there were a lot of things falling in both of their laps that day. Why couldn’t Teresa call me in between the hair salon and the fashion show? Give me a warning of what Kim was doing? The heart pounding, the blinks, the nervousness. Then Kim D. comes to the reunion and admits Teresa knew it was a set up for me. Of course she was in on it. More importantly, why isn’t Teresa mad at KIM? Why isn’t she mad at her for doing this to her brother’s wife? Why isn’t she upset with her for causing all this commotion when everything was so good between us? Why did Teresa just do a signing at Kim’s store after all of this? Why was Kim tweeting pictures last week out at nightclubs with Teresa? Seems Teresa is returning the favor.
Does Jac still have coffee with Kim and does Caro still talk to Kim? It seems everyone knew about this set-up and yous all are playing the audience for fools.
Why am I selling my house?
There are some of the most ridiculous rumors out there that we can’t afford it and that we are broke. The truth is this: we put our house up to get away from the negativity. I have to protect my family. I don’t want my children around anyone, including family that is speaking badly about me or trying to put me down. I see it happening already. I couldn’t believe what my nieces were saying about me, and as the girls get older it will only get worse. Then they will begin to tell my children what they hear about me from their mother. I can’t have that.
Does that mean you won’t be on the show next season? Yippee! You should really get away from the negativity and this show is all about negativity. You just might be the next target to be ganged up on. You can’t have that. Just get away from Bravo.
What’s next for the music?
I Just Wanna (feat. Santino Noir) is doing incredible on iTunes! Thanks to all of you! I’m so ecstatic that everyone loves it this much. I just released the video on Vevo and (Thank you, Jesus!) I’ve been blessed! I couldn’t be more excited about any of it. I just started working with someone huge in the music industry, so I’m excited to see where it goes. I truly feel like whatever is meant to be will be. Having success in my home is the true money maker!
I’m not a fan of Mel’s music but I always wish success on people. If you can be a success in the music industry then more power to you.
How do I keep in shape?
Well it’s never easy being on TV and worrying about your body. I honestly never diet. I eat healthy and I always use portion control. I eat a lot more than three times a day. I eat smaller portions throughout the day. I eat most of my carbs in the morning and at night I always want something sweet. If the cupcakes come two in a pack I’ll just eat one and save the other for tomorrow. I do work out three times a week, and no, I don’t do a lot of cardio. My children are my cardio. When I go out for a drink on a Saturday night with Joe I always drink Voli Light Vodka. It is half the calories of all the other vodkas, and it is good!
Is this what you learned from your sister-in-law Teresa?
Do I have a stylist?
No, I don’t. I do shop at certain boutiques and they will always help me figure out what to wear. If you follow me on Twitter I tweet about them a lot, so you can check them out! I don’t need much help in that department. I’ve always been lucky to know what looks good on me.
Is it the same boutiques Teresa shops at?
Too many hurtful things have been said and too many feelings have been trampled on. Everyone is talking and no one is listening; I wonder, where do we go from here?
That’s true. Unless you cut out some people from the show, it will be another season of Let’s Trash Teresa. I guess you need to go.
I have learned that most people are good-natured and supportive. I have learned that the viewers are caring people whose interest in me is very heartwarming, and I want you to know you have my sincere thanks. I have learned to listen to critique and criticism and understand the difference between helpful constructive criticism and just plain meanness. I have come to understand who I can count on and has my best interest at heart and who does not. But most of all I have reaffirmed that my family — and by that I mean my husband, my children, my mother, my sister, and brothers — are the ones who have never wavered in their love, support, and kindness. They are the true meaning of family.
I didn’t know Kathy had brothers. I guess the true meaning of family for her doesn’t extend to extended family members.
I have grown so much as a person, and the RHONJ experience has enabled me to become involved in many charitable organizations that are now so close to my heart. As you know, I have become very involved with The National Brain Tumor Society. Just this week I was invited to be the keynote speaker for a program held by The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation in NYC.
I’m surprised there was no event promoting this charity on the show considering what Victoria went through.
I encourage you to all to stay positive. I have learned that is the key to healthy growth and a fulfilling lifestyle. And I wish you all the best until next time.
I have a feeling the poor person assigned to editing Jacqueline’s blogs brain exploded and they are still cleaning up the mess. Once someone is brave enough to put it up, I’ll put my mental status on the line and review it. I’m sure it will all mean the same thing – “Teresa’s going to hell.”
Real Housewives of Miami Cast Blogs Blogged by IDon’tBelieveinUnicorns
“Your mission, Jim, should you choose to accept it [is to play the role of Housewife even though you are no longer one, and do so in an engaging manner while at all times remaining “relevant”]. As always should any member of your IMF force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.” –Mission Impossible
A friend posted a funny comment on my Facebook wall recently. He said that his favorite part of the show was my non-verbal language, particularly that recurrent look on my face which says, “What the hell am I doing here?” I was a little taken aback. It’s not that I didn’t feel that way; I just didn’t realize it was that obvious! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the camera does not lie. You cannot rationalize behavior that you witness unfolding before your very eyes week after week. I am not calling out anyone in particular. This truth applies across the board to everyone, including me. So if you see me behaving like an insufferable bitch week after week, guess what? Mind you, I’d like to think that I am not “insufferable.”
A+ for Ana – No, we cannot rationalize behavior that we witness unfolding before our very eyes week after week. But how fun would it be to formally learn body language just to read what’s really going on in these housewives’ heads? After all, even though we know these housewives are actually acting at times, I don’t think any of them are THAT good at it. Nah forget it. Somehow they would still blame editing.
As you have seen, it can get ugly and even the most restrained person is forced to deploy some fighting words now and again. But the truth is that I accepted this “mission” willingly, with a few caveats: that I would remain true to myself, that I would keep an open mind, that I would try to enjoy the process, and most importantly, that I would not make an ass of myself. Well, 3 out of 4 ain’t bad. (For the spell check police out there, I meant to say “ain’t.”)
Ain’t has actually been added to the dictionary. At least the one I use most of the time. Although it does state: “it remains a shibboleth of poor usage.” I apologize but digression is needed every now and again to remain sane when reading these housewives blogs.
All kidding aside, I knew that a lot of what we would face each week was standard fare on the Housewife menu. Pretty dresses and pretty shoes worn to pretty parties where pretty people congregate to congratulate each other on being…well, pretty. I told myself I could handle it. Hell, it might even be fun. I was determined to go outside of my comfort zone and just go with it. And so I did. But then, something interesting happened. It turns out this reality thing is pretty damned REAL. Imagine that.
Why are these housewives so determined to make us believe all we are seeing is REAL. I guess it depends on your definition of real. I don’t have anyone in my life setting up scenarios specifically to drum up drama all while pushing drinks at me constantly. Why else would these shows need “producers”? Unfortunately, the real part is the emotions caused by these exaggerated events.
While the scene at my office with Robert may seem odd to some, to us it’s just par for the course. Robert and I have a unique way of relating to each other after our separation. We made a commitment to stay married for over two decades, but perhaps more importantly, we made a commitment to separate in a positive and dignified manner — in a manner that would not hurt innocent bystanders; all while managing the loss we were feeling with a healthy dose of laughter. What you witnessed was just that, a real concern being addressed with a little humor. Didn’t Mary Poppins say that “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down”? Someone please call Dixie Crystals!
Hmmm, I wonder if Dixie Stix could help ease the pain of watching some of the housewives’ episodes. Actually I think many shots of Tequila might better do the trick. At least chances are you wouldn’t remember it in the morning. I must say, however, that so far I’m enjoying this season of Miami. Although my perception may be altered after the very long and horrendous season of RHoNJ. It’s finally over, thank you Jesus!
Hello everyone! I’m back from my trip, a little jet lagged, but very happy to be back home and to be able to interact with all of you once again.
Interact “once again”? You can’t tell me you weren’t twittering pics of yourself here, there and everywhere while you were away.
We start off the episode at Alexia’s magazine party. Joanna had called me to warn me about Adriana wanting to confront me at this event, which I thought was completely inappropriate for Adriana to do. Why not call me and talk to me or ask me to meet up for some coffee and discuss whatever was on her mind like two adults? Because she wanted to be surrounded by her bullying friends, that’s why.
C’mon now… we all know that Adriana confronted you at the party because the cameras would be there. You may be a rookie, but we’re not.
I attend many social events for philanthropic causes throughout the year. I am very passionate about supporting wonderful charities. This event had nothing to with a charity, but yet I still decided to attend after I was invited by her husband in order to show my support for Alexia. And then she has the audacity to say that I have not tried to get close to her? It’s time she gets off her high horse. I have wasted too much of my valuable time on Alexia, but I felt it was necessary for all of you to hear the real story from me. Regardless of her behavior, I will always continue to pray for her son and whole family, especially her.
Karent went on about Alexia for five paragraphs. I’ll summarize: she says that Alexis will fabricate anything to make her look bad, always wants to create a competition with her and that she’s jealous of her. Whatever. But it’s odd how she took this opportunity to point out all of the charitable events she attends. She claims she came to support Alexis but Alexis didn’t invite her.
Ana’s scene with her soon to be ex-husband made me feel very sad for her. It has been very obvious in the episodes we have seen so far that he wants to be completely free from her and wants “out.” She obviously wants to hold on to him, when he has obviously moved on. All she does is throw wise cracks about his new Colombian girlfriend. I can’t imagine her “boyfriend” watching this and being OK with it. I feel very sorry or her.
How many passive aggressive remarks can she fit into one short paragraph? And somehow, I don’t think Ana wants or needs her sympathy.
If Ana finds me so “one dimensional and boring,” why is it that she can’t find anything else to talk about but me?
Don’t flatter yourself.
My heart went out to Joanna when I saw her reading those emails that she found. There are very few women, if any, that can say that their significant other has never cheated on them (or at least they might not have found out yet), regardless of beauty or status (Joanna clearly has both). Relationships are hard work and need to be nurtured. Just like caring for a plant, if you don’t water and feed it, it will wither and die. It was wrong for Romain to be engaging in conversations with another woman while in a relationship, but he was honest with Joanna after the fact, and I believe that if they both put effort into the relationship, that they will survive and be a better couple for it. They are both amazing people, and I know that they truly love each other very much. I am their number one cheerleader!
Very few women, if any? IF ANY? Is she kidding? Is she trying to make herself feel better about Rudolfo’s obvious cheating? Guess that’s why she can smile through it because they ALL do it. Whatever helps you get through the night I guess. And how can she give Romain credit for being honest?… he was only “honest” after he was caught. I don’t think he was really honest because I doubt he never slept with this other woman. But who should care anyway? They ALL do it.
Don’t forget to tune in every Thursday at 9 pm EST. And on Sunday October 28th we will also be airing an episode, and I will be on WWHL with Andy Cohen. Don’t miss it, and please spread the word.
Spread the word?… get over yourself.
I’m going to let Lea speak for herself, in full:
“It’s an Observer Created Reality”
#The Punishment Doesn’t Equal the Crime
When I saw Karent at the party, she sat down beside me (or I sat down beside her) and I immediately said something to the effect of, “I just want to personally tell you that I made some remarks about your chattering in my ear and getting on my nerves.” Her response: “I respect that.” And that is when we both knew exactly where we stood with each other. That was that. (Later in the evening I was not laughing because she left, I was laughing because Elsa pulled her “bloomers” down underneath her skirt as she bent over to hug her bye.)
#Not Holding Back May be being True to Yourself, But It Has Its Consequences.
Like her or not, she wears her Brazilian feelings on her sleeves. I will take that over the behind-the-scenes plotting, conniving, and scheming any day of the week. And “at the end of the day” LOL! And no, Adriana, I wouldn’t want you pulling any teeth.
I forgive you, Romain. Now if you ever do it again, I will personally haunt you for the rest of this life and the next life too. And you know I love you. Now please, stop texting me and flirting with me. Party is over.
Everyone has been there at one time or another. I immediately noticed how she took some responsibility for their issues, rather than immediately blaming everything on Romain. (Perhaps that’s why it all worked out in the end). I admire how she wanted to get all the facts and hear Romain’s side of the story before making a decision or punishing him too severely. Let’s hope that this is one of those times when out of adversity comes opportunity. And no more tears, we don’t want any bags under those pretty blue eyes.
#What Lies Beneath the Surface…
Alexia, it’s your party and you can “scream” if you want to. Alexia can have a bit of a temper, but I think some of what was driving her emotions the night of the Venue party was the pain and suffering she had gone through over the last year. It broke my heart seeing her with Frankie and the tears underneath the smile. But I don’t think Karent was there to ruin her party. Karent was just there to party! And only Alexia can look like a model on the cover of a magazine while telling someone to “get out.”
#Puppeteer in Chief
Ana is a “protector” to Marysol and a “watchdog for her gullible ex-husband.” I admire the fact she is thinking forward and protecting her children’s future. The video was clever, I admired his sincerity. I don’t admire that she’s protecting Marysol without having been there or knowing the facts. She should advise her client: the more she brings up and has others bring up issues regarding the charity debacle or writes about it, the more attention she brings to it. The gala guests and volunteers will clarify any of the things she can’t remember seeing or experiencing. To clarify other “misunderstandings,” should we refer to the charity’s internal video footage of the evening? She should quit digging herself into a deeper hole. Public Relations 101: don’t keep a story going when the facts and tangible evidence aren’t on your side. No one is trying to hurt her or her business. But there is no limit to what I will do to protect the charity, the kids that benefit from it, the donors, the volunteers, and the truth. This story would have never seen the light of day if it weren’t for the denial, lack of accountability, and behind-the-scenes justifications and chatter, or you, Ana, accusing me of having James do my dirty work, and putting me in a position to defend the truth.
#Sweeping Things Under the (Red) Carpet
Regarding Elaine — there’s a lot more to this story than not walking the carpet. Keep watching as there may be a lot more dirt swept under the “red rug” than meets the current eye. This is between her and James/Elaine. And as far as the charity, volunteers, donors, and me — well, as long as Marysol chooses to keep spreading lies about us, I will be forced to continue to tell the truth about what happened. She’s never let the facts get in the way of a “poor me” story.
#Age Trumps Beauty
I admire Mama Elsa for defending her daughter. That’s what moms do. I also admire Elaine Lancaster for treating her with the respect she deserves. And I am so glad we didn’t witness a “purse-slapping.” Both of my ladies remained ladies, and that’s just what I would have expected. I predict wine and laughs — well, eventually perhaps? One can hope.
#A Girl’s Best Friend: Loyalty
Lisa, I admire you defending your friend Karent, and you were able to do it without throwing anyone under the bus. Maybe you pointed out a little bit of fodder, but not in a malicious way. Now go hug your dogs, as we all know, they’re really our best friends.
#Earning One’s Place
Well, I signed on for this, so everyone has earned their place with me. But to be honest, sometimes the places people occupy, in both behavior and intent, are places I prefer not to dwell.
To sum it up, (other than my jokes that some people choose to take issue with rather than laugh at) I have simply reacted to what others do and say. I have not gone out of my way to hurt anyone along this journey, but I also won’t sit back and let people wrongly accuse me or others. I would rather stand for something than be popular.
Like I have said before, if you’re the underdog I am your girl, and that’s everything from a charity to a friend or even someone I maybe don’t even know. (And yes, that includes Karent.)
#Things to Think About This Week
-Would you rather be right or happy or credible? Are they mutually exclusive?
-Does taking responsibility take a lot of oxygen out of an issue?
-If you want something to go away, should you quit talking about it?
-Should you put your credibility on the line if you don’t have the facts?
-When you want to document something, should you video it? (Could it be helpful if ever you need it or if stories change?)
-Don’t be too anxious to walk on any filthy red rugs. It may not be worth the photo op…
-While some issues seem of colossal importance to some, one thing is true: pettiness will never be the new relevance.
-And pocketbooks are the new mace.
Spread the love and keep the peace and #don’tdealwithstupid!
Guess I’ll keep my stupid comments to myself then.
Rumors are a natural thing in Miami. The more successful you are, the more people talk, and I never believe that nonsense. But after that call I got about Romain being too close with one of the dancers at Mynt, it made me start thinking, especially since he had been distant lately and something was telling me to check his laptop, since it was right there in front of me… Once I found the emails with Romain and this girl flirting, telling her he wants to take her away for a few days to a secluded island, I will admit that for a second I wish I never went on his laptop and found them. I became numb and my heart was breaking. I never in over five years even thought Romain would be capable of flirting, let alone cheating with another woman. But the emails were written proof that it was in his thoughts, and it now made perfect sense why he had been a bit cold and distant towards me. At that moment, I would normally call Romain and rip him a new one, but I wanted to think this through, and that is why I decided to meet with Ana and get her opinion, since she had been married for many years and I wanted to get advice from her. I’m glad Ana and I had our conversation, as she opened my eyes that texts and emails are one thing, but actually going out and cheating is another story.
Before I cooked him dinner, I also called the girl and confronted her. She told me they never slept together, but in the back of my mind I didn’t know if I believed her, since I am sure she was planning this all along. I never trusted her, and Marta told me numerous times to keep an eye on her. I didn’t think of her as a threat, so obviously this shows that Marta was right and I should have listened to my sister. I had a feeling she was a trouble-maker, and I’m sure that for the five years that she was working at Mynt she took advantage of their friendship and Romain’s being nice to her, trying to manipulate and flirt with him. Since I am sure he told her our relationship was on the rocks, she found the perfect time to try to step in and make him feel wanted. (I am sure he told her that he doesn’t feel wanted by me and she dove right in just like a typical girl that has no shame). But no matter what, this is something that will always be in the back of my mind, because if he wasn’t happy and wanted to leave me, he should have broken it off with me or told me that he needed a break. Even if nothing happened, what if I didn’t find the emails and it happened eventually? But I do believe the truth will come out one way or another.
During our dinner, the points Romain offered made a lot of sense. The fact he told me he wanted to leave me and tried to forget me really hurt, because no matter what obstacles I had to overcome over the last year, I never once looked at another man or even thought of going away with someone, even though I wasn’t happy and had the same thoughts of leaving him. My love for him was too strong for me to let go. I understand he felt that I abandoned him last year, since I hardly ever came to Miami. I was too focused on my career, especially since a big project I had waited two years for had fallen through. It devastated me, and my relationship with Romain wasn’t my priority. I will admit that I was being selfish, but at the same time I was very down and hard on myself, and I should have just let Romain be the shoulder I cried on. But instead I shut him out and pushed him away.
Romain also could have made the effort and came to LA more often knowing that I was going through a tough time in my career/life. He could have understood that I was not being myself and just needed him to be there and emotionally support me through this tough time instead of looking at cowardly ways to get out of the relationship and leave me. I believe if you love someone, you do everything in your power to fight for the other person and not let them go.
However, no matter what I did, there is no excuse that would make the flirtatious emails OK. If I forgive and forget, will I trust him that this won’t happen again in the future whenever we are in a fight? I won’t make excuses for myself, and I definitely don’t blame myself, because it takes two people to make a relationship successful or fall apart. But I am also not the easiest person to deal with, especially if I have issues that I am dealing with in my life. I close down and don’t want to be around anyone. I am glad that I cooked Romain a nice dinner to bring this up to him and found another approach to deal with this, rather than calling him and yelling at him and moving out, like I would normally do in this kind of situation.
Time will tell and hopefully will heal the pain.
I think Joanna handled this well IF she truly wants to try and save the relationship. I wasn’t aware that she had called the girl (was that part of the episode?) so she didn’t only hear about them (supposedly) not sleeping together from Romain who I had a difficult time believing on his word alone. Of course the girl could be lying also, somehow I don’t think I’d want to get on Joanna’s bad side, but regardless, I give Joanna credit for not flying off the handle immediately. With Karent’s wisdom that ALL men cheat it could go either way. Romain probably did cheat but since they all do it why not just give him another chance since she’ll just be getting more of the same with another man anyway? Just writing this makes me think Karent’s theory is all the more ridiculous. I feel bad for her that she’s convinced herself of that.
Honey Boo Boo A.K.A Joanna seems to be losing her super model powers and acting more like a distressed beauty pageant queen, wanting to WIN the contest against a club dancer she calls a “hooker.” The winner will take home the prize, which in this contest is nothing but her own fiancé! Hmmm, that doesn’t sound too kosher to me… Honey, let me just explain something to you. The place where he was planning on taking the other “contestant” is one of the most romantic places I’ve ever seen in my life — and I have traveled to more than 40 different countries. In fact, that is the place where Frederic took me to when we first began dating and where we fell in love. It is a resort called Little Palm Island, and it is a truly idyllic island on the Keys, made for lovers and romance!
(Somehow Honey Boo Boo doesn’t come to mind when I see Joanna.) The magic words… he “planned to” take her to this island… but he didn’t… yet… or so it seemed. Adriana obviously isn’t a big fan of Joanna because she has no sympathy whatsoever for what she’s going through with her fiance and she’s actually being nasty about it. She goes on to say “once a cheater, always a cheater.” Okay – what do we know?… we know they were seen kissing… we know he planned on being with her by the end of the year… we know he told the woman when Joanna was away… we know that the pirate drove Luann home and came in the house with her… errr my point is I DO think he cheated. Now that I mentioned it, I wonder if Karent thinks ALL women cheat too? Well Luann could pass as a man so…
This season of the RHOM is really capturing Miami at its finest — the chic glamorous soirees, the beautiful beaches, and the sexy people. The Venue party was no exception. I was relieved Joanna gave Karent the heads up about what was planned for her. As Karent enters the lion’s den, the ladies clearly have their agenda for Karent on their radar.
Elaine strikes up a conversation as if there were no animosity between her and Marysol. I would have protected my daughter just as Elsa had done. No body messes with my family and gets away with it. I know now never to mess with Elsa, I don’t ever want to get hit by her pocketbook.
Next Lea discusses the green card joke with Marysol…again. Ugh. Marysol is sensitive about the bad joke and her failed marriage. In my case I actually did need a green card, which is why I married Lenny LOL! So I get why her feelings were hurt. Sometimes an insult told as a joke still doesn’t make it funny, especially when the butt of that joke is you.
I remember Lea making the joke about the green card before they got married LAST SEASON, what, a year ago? and it went over like a lead balloon. Keeping it up now that she’s getting a divorce truly isn’t very nice. I can understand it stinging Marysol a bit but it’s apparent that’s Lea’s “sense of humor.” I do believe that Marysol is just sensitive about her other problems with Lea. Oh geez… It just hit me… is Bravo playing with us? A bad joke being carried over to the next season and the housewife using it as an excuse as to why she’s mad at another housewife when it’s really not THE issue! Sound familiar? Get new material already!
Adriana finally manages to pull Karent aside to tell her why she is isn’t happy with her. I appreciate that Adriana wants to be upfront with Karent about how she feels about her, I just think the Venue party wasn’t the best place to do it. These ladies have a tendency to pick to absolute worst place to work out their differences. I was on the floor laughing when Adriana said, “I don’t go to your office to pull teeth.” She was comparing apples to oranges here, it was a picture for goodness sake.
It was a bad analogy. She should have said “I don’t come to your office and have pictures taken with your patients.” Actually I don’t know why she was so upset about what Karent did in the first place. It was a bit pitiful, but please, one has to pick their battles and this one seemed quite petty.
Karent invited me over for sushi while filling me on the Venue magazine attack. I felt bad for her not having anyone who could have her back. It seems she didn’t get the memo about the “I Hate Karent Sierra Club.” I said the comment, “Pick on someone your own size, wait, there aren’t many people your own size,” because I was defending my friend. They are not big girls by any means, they have beautiful bodies. Even if they were, that was a bad choice of words. It was a joke! (Because I just said it was a joke, it makes it OK! Wink wink.)
Enough with the bad jokes already!
I literally cried when I heard Alexia speak about her feelings surrounding her son’s condition after the horrible accident. I can’t even imagine how that feels not having a child myself. She is an incredibly strong woman, whom I admire for never giving up even when it felt hopeless at a time. I believe he is progressing well today and I pray for the continued success of her son’s recovery. Goes to show you how unimportant all of the other nonsense is.
I know I’ve given Lisa a hard time in past weeks but she’s actually very likable. She tells them when she doesn’t like the behavior of the women but she finds as nice a way as possible to say it. And she seems supportive of them even if she hasn’t liked the way they’ve handled some situations.
I’m really enjoying this season of Miami even if they are keeping me busy on Saturday nights with their prompt, thorough blogs. Kidding, I’m enjoying it and the bright side is so far I don’t HATE any of them… yet.
Sunday Night Lineup, Oct. 21 (New Episodes, times EST) by BB
8PM – The Amazing Race (CBS); Once Upon A Time (ABC); NFL Football (Steelers vs. Bengals) (NBC); MLB Playoffs ( SF Giants vs. SL Cardinals) (Fox); Rehab with Dr. Drew (VH-1); Cupcake Wars (Food); Cocaine Wars (NatGeo); 48 Hours on ID (ID); Mega Dens (DIY); Big Rich Texas (Style); Call the Midwife (PBS); Mythbusters (Discovery)
9PM – Couples Therapy (VH-1); The Walking Dead (AMC) (Repeats at 10PM); Revenge (ABC); The Good Wife (CBS); Long Island Medium; two episodes (TLC); Oprah’s Next Chapter (Fergie and Josh Duhamel) (OWN); Halloween Wars (Food); Drugs, Inc. (NatGeo); Sins and Secrets (ID); Snapped (Oxygen); Glam Fairy (Style); I Survived (Biography); Masterpiece Classic (Upstairs, Downstairs, Series 2); I Was Mummified (Discovery); American Pickers (History); Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Dexter (Showtime)
10PM – Real Housewives of NJ Lost Footage (Bravo); 666 Park Avenue (ABC); The Mentalist (CBS); Breaking Amish (TLC); Married to Jonas (E!); House Hunters Renovation (HGTV); Alaska State Troopers (NatGeo); Unusual Suspects (ID); Bridezillas (WE); Million Dollar Contractor (DIY); America’s Most Secret (Discovery); Outback Hunters (History); I Survived (Biography); Treme (HBO); Homeland (Showtime)
11PM – WWHL, Caroline Manzo and Yvette Nicole Brown (Bravo); The Talking Dead (AMC)