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Since you saw very little of me this season and practically nothing of my family because of life circumstances, I will start by sharing this. I wish I would have been strong enough to share my journey since the beginning, but it was too painful and devastating. When I was ready to let the cameras into the therapies we were practically done filming. I wanted to send a message of courage, faith, and hope and help those families that are going through similar situations. Doing the show at least part time let me disconnect and it forced me to dress up, do my hair and makeup.
We saw more of Alexis than I expected to. She sure gave Bravo a bang for their buck. I guess she wanted to secure her spot in case there’s a season three.
As far as my family goes, we are stronger and more united than ever. I will keep on fighting for both of my boys, Peter and Frankie. That is my job as a mother: to educate, nurture, and love them unconditionally. I will be here for them to make sure they stand up when they fall. I am very happy that Peter went back to school after this difficult year for the entire family. He’s attending Miami International University of Art & Design and pursuing a Bachelor’s in Science in Audio Production and Engineering. God willing Frankie will return to high school half a day with a shadow where he will work at his own pace in January. He will attend the same school he was set to go to before his accident with academic accommodations. Frankie’s progress has been remarkable. He will continue with his therapies in the afternoon.
Alexia has been through a lot with both of her boys. I’m so happy that Frankie is progressing better than expected and I hope Peter is truly on a better path. I do give her credit for keeping it all off of the show and also for not using it as an excuse for her behavior. She did receive a lot of negativity in her blog comments and it would have been easy for her to take that route like so many of the real housewives have.
And now my take on this final episode, it was so emotional and beautiful to watch. It was like living it all over again. Like Marysol, I am very spiritual and did this healing with my heart and soul. Like I said, only by believing and having the faith I do am I here today. I prayed so hard all my adult life, and I’ve been faced with adversity, but I’ve always made the choice to not let adversity weigh me down.
The whole episode was a delight to watch. I was truly touched by all the ladies, to see from where we started to where we are all at now.
As final episodes go on these housewife shows, this one was a pleasure to watch. Can Bravo possibly be listening to us? Nah, I don’t think so either. More likely that Karent’s father’s hospitalization put a blip in Bravo’s plan. Oh well… that’s REALITY!
I leave you with this thought: “LIVE every moment, LOVE beyond words, LAUGH every day. Life is too short to be anything but happy!”
Speaking about life being short, wasn’t the world suppose to end on Friday? It would have sucked to miss the Miami reunion episodes.
Sometimes my skepticism borders on cynicism. On our last day in Bimini, my patience had worn thin and the cynic in me was front and center. All I wanted was to get off that island. The tribe had spoken and I wanted to go home.
As a viewer, I can relate to the skepticism and cynicism… and these island vacations can be painful to watch, I can’t imagine having to live through them.
Signing the divorce papers was tough. Closing the door on something that defined you for so long is never easy. It has been several months and I am at peace with the decision. No second guesses. No could’ve, should’ve, would’ve. Robert and I continue to co-parent our girls and help each other in any way we can. It works for us and that is all that matters.
Ana and Robert seem to have a really great relationship and I respect the way they are handling their divorce. However, Ana… let Robert do his own dang laundry woman!
I also learned about the benefits of social media and how it can be a great way to connect with amazing people all over the world. But I’ve also seen the pitfalls of and witnessed the abuse by those who use it as a tool to elevate themselves at the expense of others. Things like fake Twitter followers, fake Facebook accounts, and blog posters with many aliases are rampant across the franchise. Who knew? I have been lucky to have the unwavering support of so many of you, and for that I am so very grateful. While I may not have enjoyed hearing criticism, I have carefully considered many of your valid points and advice. No one is harder on me than I am on myself, so in the spirit of self-preservation I did my best to ignore some of the more gratuitously offensive rants.
I LOVE Ana. She actual DOES tell it like it is and the way we, the viewers, know it to be. Finally a housewife that doesn’t insult our intelligence. Ana – you are a breath of fresh air in the real housewives world.
Hope you all enjoyed the season. I always look forward to your comments both good and bad! I always feel I can learn something from everyone, and the fact you took the time to post comments means a lot to me personally. Obviously, you wanted to share your thoughts, compliments, praises, and constructive criticism. I’ve always believed that our perceptions are just that. That is how we perceive ourselves, how others perceive us, and how we think others perceive us.
For me, I truly meant what I said on the waters of Bimini — I truly hope everyone gets what they want from being a part of this show. That goes for the girls, crew, all the support staff, behind the scenes hairstylists, makeup people, wardrobe people, logistics staff, the network, and most importantly the viewers. You know — we do this all for you. Otherwise we would be “all dressed up with nowhere to go.” For me it’s been an opportunity, a blessing, and sometimes a curse. But one thing’s for sure — it’s been memorable! And if my memory ever fades, there’s always TiVo!
It was my perception that the point of the ritual was to let go of something personal and cleanse thyself… not to share what Lea wished for the others. Oh well, guess Ms. Black is perfect as is her life or at least she wants us to perceive this. It is nice however to find out that the housewives do this ALL for us! Sure you do Lea… sure you do.
I have tried to live up to the personal expectations I have of myself — to do the right thing, speak my peace, look for the good, and not compromise who I am, even when tempted. I found myself defending myself, but not with the intention of having it be at the expense of anyone else. I stood up for what I thought was right, even when sometimes it was uncomfortable or at the risk of a relationship. I have always believed that what I think about myself is more important than what others think about me, and I’ve always been one to take a stand even when it may be unpopular be stubborn or hold a grudge or be vindictive or bitter or angry.
Yes we know… you’re perfect.
On a frivolous note — tune into the Reunion where I was lucky enough to borrow 25 million dollar jewelry totaling 100 carats of D flawless diamond earrings, loaned to me by my friend and renowned jeweler, Jeffrey Rackover. I’m still pinching myself and I’m also still going through withdrawals! LOL! I screamed and hyperventilated when I first tried them on.
Bling it on Lea! Sounds a wee bit excessive for a Real Housewives reunion. That’s a lot to offer for a little publicity. Wonder if she’ll have bodyguards on the couch with her.
Please also keep on the lookout for my novel, Lea’s Little Black Book, a Jackie Collins-type mystery novel about Miami’s finest. It’s been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done.
Ah ha! And Lea said she did it ALL for us. pffft. Anyway, it’s nice to hear it’s a novel and it’s not some memoir or Lea claiming to be an expert on something.
I believe in my heart Romain is telling the truth that he didn’t cheat on me, and I trust that the emails were a big wake up call for both of us about what was happening in our lives at the moment and last year. We took each other for granted and didn’t make our relationship a priority. There is no excuse for the emails, and it will take me a long time to get over them, but I have to go with my heart and believe what he is telling me is sincere. If he is lying, the truth always comes out, and then it will be over.
Either let the e-mails go or end it. Trust and believe him or accept that it happened and move on or end it. Most of all, DON’T DRINK!
The Bimini trip was a great way for me to be away from Romain for a couple days and realize that I can’t imagine my life without him. He’s one of the most important things in my life. Seeing Ana go through her pain because of her divorce made me realize I want to treasure every moment, because no matter how much you love someone, there are no guarantees in life. The trip that started out so rocky turned out to be positive and healing after all.
Life is too short to hold grudges and have regrets. When I came home from Bimini, I couldn’t believe my eyes! The apartment looked undeniably gorgeous and so romantic. When Romain got on his knees and re-proposed, it totally confirmed to me why I fell in love with him in the first place. He has a heart of gold, and as no one is perfect; he is probably the closest thing to perfection.
Even after all this they went on “a break.” I really like Romain and wish them the best but honestly I don’t see them getting married in the spring… or any other time.
In this season we lived through so many moments of laugher and drama. However, the best moment for me was performing the piano duet with my son at his annual recital. Whoever followed me during this season knows of my love of art and education, which encompasses my love for music as well. I also believe in educating by example — my mother was a great example to me while I was growing up, making sure I got a well-rounded education. She enrolled me in piano lessons very early, and you can see a photo of my first piano recital below. Therefore I do the same with my son and felt so proud seeing him perform the beautiful classical piece by Schubert. It made me feel that I’m succeeding in my most important role — that of being a mother.
I think this was my favorite scene with Adriana. It showed an entirely different side to her.
I‘m grateful for the opportunity of having entertained you for the past couple months, and I hope you enjoyed this second season of The Real Housewives of Miami. What a season it was! If you miss us a lot, you can always find the theme song Feel the Rush on iTunes and Amazon.com; the song will for sure warm up any of your cold winter days. Play it out loud, sing along, dance to it and hopefully it will put a smile on your face! Also, I will be releasing the video and remix of my song on Christmas day.
Really don’t think I’m going to miss you that much. I did enjoy the season however, and hope you’re back for another.
The day has finally come for Daysy to receive the plastic surgery she has been wanting for years. She asked that I stay by her side, because she felt more comfortable. It was a huge thrill for me, since I finally got to see my husband at his workplace being the talented surgeon that he is. Strangely it kind of turned me on. LOL! Seeing this scene was very nostalgic for Lenny, because it brought back memories of the original office in which he started his practice 14 years ago. With years of excellence and dedication, he was able to build his very own state of the art new beautiful plastic surgery center — his ultimate dream come true.
“Strangely” is right that it turned her on. The only think it would be turning in me is my stomach. Admittedly I’m not good with the sight of blood… guts… etc. but still…
My stomach isn’t as weak as I thought it would be watching Daysy’s surgery. I literally saw her insides, and it was intense. My husband does these procedures with such ease; it was if he was playing a violin. He is a true master at his craft, the Picasso of plastic surgery.
We know… Picasso of plastic surgery and you are his best painting. I would imagine it would be comforting to know that your plastic surgeon knows what the hell he’s doing. Especially since he’s her husband. We know why Adrienne would never let Paul work on her… she didn’t trust him.
I told everyone I had some big news to reveal and here it is. Daysy has been taking better care of herself since her surgery. She has grown her cleaning business to where she does not have to clean herself. She had a sort of Cinderella story happen to her. A successful client of hers, whom she used to clean for, became very interested in Daysy, especially after seeing her on the show. I guess my comment to Daysy about every man’s fantasy of having an affair with his housekeeper struck a chord. He pursued her, and currently she has moved into that very home she worked in as his housekeeper with her daughter. She feels more confident and life is simply great for her right now! I am so happy for her and wish her all the best. I still use her services, although with another person, and I am quite satisfied. I advocate growth for everyone one around me and wish nothing more for the people I care about. Daysy and I continue to be friends, and I hope we always remain this way.
Don’t know if I’d call it a Cinderella story but good for Daysy. Apparently being on a reality show brings about all kinds of opportunities. This relationship gives a different meaning to “using her services.” Lisa did include before and after pictures of Daysy and I have to admit, it’s pretty incredible. She looks GREAT! If Miami comes back, I’m going to miss Daysy. But now she can come back as a real housewife!
We spoke about the plans for our Star Island home. Little did we know our plans to demolish and rebuild the home would be so controversial. In spite of the building crumbling and being situated 30 inches below flood level, a group of preservationists who have never been inside the home to see just how bad it is are trying to fight us on it. Over 20 pre-1942 homes have been demolished just this year, but they have chosen to make an example out of us. Fortunately the laws of Miami Beach protect homeowners like us, but it just seems underhanded how these people are trying to change the laws retro-actively. I will keep everybody posted on our progress.
I read about this and have to admit I was of the opinion that she should not tear down an existing home which on the outside appeared to be a dream to most of us. It’s nice to hear Lisa’s side of the story. At least they obviously have the money to fight the battle because this is obviously a costly one especially because of the delays it’s causing.
Ahhh… the end is here and we have all been forced to face so many demons we dredged up, I felt it was time to bring some Mama Elsa spirituality into the group. I proposed to the girls a spiritual cleansing ritual that my mother taught me as a young girl in order to put the demons that haunt us to rest. I truly hope that all the ladies find the peace and happiness they all desire and deserve.
Maybe they will find peace now that the reunion is behind them… for a little while anyway.
I knew Philippe and I were finally going to go through with the divorce as we were finally both in agreement. There will always be a special place in my heart for him. I am aware how painful this process was for him, he took it especially hard since it was his first marriage. Philippe and I have been divorced for 4 months now. I hope that he finds the perfect woman for him that will give him everything that I couldn’t and love him the way he deserves.
Didn’t seem to me like Philippe was taking it too hard. Apparently he got his green card so… it’s a joke everybody! As Lea would say… it’s just a joke. Not funny… but a joke. Whatever.
Tonight we celebrated a decade of The Patton Group being in business. I have worked tirelessly and sacrificed relationships and family to build my business and tonight is a representation of all of those years of hard work. I was delighted to have so many friends, family, and business associates there to celebrate with me. When I met with Elaine to bury the hatchet, I hired him to perform at my company anniversary party. We kept this performance top secret so that we could surprise everyone. I think it was quite a shock!
Seeing Elaine at Marysol’s party was a great way to end the season. Not that I give a crap about Elaine, but it showed that she and Marysol buried the hatchet. Takes the wind out of Lea’s sails. However, apparently from Marysol’s blog from last week… the truce between she and Lea didn’t last. That’s what’s GREAT about the reunion (NOT)… even though everyone had gotten past their issues, it rehashes all the feuds so they’ll be primed for the drama for next season… and Andy gets a charge out of seeing the women tear each other apart.
Karent has not written a blog since 12/10/12.
I enjoyed Miami this season and I do hope they come back for season three… all of them. I think for the first time in a housewife franchise, I can actually say I didn’t hate any of them and would like to see them all return for another go at it… even the one with the perpetual smile.
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