Jenni Pulos is Pregnant / Sister Wives Finale and After Show / Real Housewives of Miami Reunion Chat

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Jenni Pulos is Pregnant

Congratulations to Jenni Pulos and husband Johnathon Nassos who are expecting their first child.  Viewers of Flipping Out watched the couple’s wedding this fall (the actual wedding was in May), and shortly afterwards Jenni confided to viewers that she was “late.”  Unfortunately Jenni miscarried, but in October discovered she was expecting again.  She’s 17 weeks along and says she’s equal parts thrilled and scared.  If she can handle Jeff Lewis, she can handle a baby.   Read more here.

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GG from Shahs continues to bash her Castmates

Miss Golnesa (GG) from Shahs of Sunset continues to show a very ugly side on twitter, taking every chance she can get to bash her castmates.  Last night she was interacting with viewers of the show.  Asked if they ever cooked – because her fridge was empty – she responded “I don’t cook. Unlike some people who cook & suck c*** to keep a man”  I added the ****s.  It was an obvious dig at Asa who had confided to viewers that she cooked and brought meals to her boyfriend.  I’m a little confused how cooking and sex became bad things for a relationship.  What exactly does GG bring to a relationship – acting BSC and spending money come to mind.  I’d rather have a home cooked meal.

As for newcoming Lilly, this tweet seemed like a dig at her:  “Some people we know wanna look like Kim K. (no names mentioned) but I’m gonna act like her and get preggers!!! You with me MJ”  If you’ve seen the show, Lilly talks and sort of looks like Kim  K.  It’s a little disconcerting (and annoying).  Although in a later tweet GG claimed she was not talking about Lilly.

Here’s a hint GG – don’t use Kim as a role model.  Is it too much to expect people to get divorced BEFORE they have babies with another guy?


Two Sides – Two Stories – Let’s get Ready for Part II of the Miami Reunion!

Viewers of the Real Housewives of Miami were left wondering what had happened between Lea Black and Ana Quincoces after Part I of the Reunion aired last week.  Since then, both ladies have had the chance to respond to what they saw on TV.

From Ana is an explanation of why she came prepared to battle Lea.  She says in this interview that she was warned by two housewives that Lea was gunning for her, and she came prepared.  Lea started in on her and she retaliated – with information in that thick file of hers.

From Lea is the explanation that Ana was attacking her to be relevant and to defend Marysol Patton.  She then goes on to explain the background between her feud with Marysol in this Rumorfix article.

I’m still at a disadvantage because I haven’t seen the reunion yet, but I’ll be watching tonight.  I won’t be starting a chat blog tonight – just use this blog to chat.  Chat blogs will resume for Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta episode.



Sister Wives Season 3 Finale and Aftershow by BB

The season finale starts off with Kody and the wives meeting to make some final decisions on carpet, tile and things for their houses.  Wait, haven’t we seen this already?  Do we have to go through watching Meri being her childish self again?  They want to be in their homes before Christmas.  They got pre-qualification letters for construction, but they have to meet certain criteria to correct their credit before they qualify to close on the houses.  Christine is totally stressed out about having to look perfect on paper in order to qualify.  She’s behind on the paperwork, whatever that means.  I guess she’s never had to manage a budget in her life.  That’s a little sad and doesn’t help with the stereotypical opinions people have about polygamy.  They are not guaranteed to get into these homes but, according to Kody, it’s looking really good.

meri brownBack to decisions about carpet and such.  They start with Robyn first.  She seems to not have that much trouble picking out carpet and tile colors.  Next comes Meri, who is $200 over budget before she even starts making her choices.  When they begin, she wants to see the upgraded samples just for fun.  She claims she can be very practical and logical, but she has an emotional side and wants her house to be just right from the get-go rather than spending extra money down the road for it to be right.  Kody tries to put his foot down with Meri and she accuses him of being defensive when she walks into the room.  Meri walks out and asks that they do the other two women (Janelle and Christine), and then get back to her.

Janelle is next and has to give up her concrete pad in the back of her house so she can come in under budget.  She has no problem with this.  Christine is also way under budget and wants to get some exterior stone on her house with her extra money.  She’s willing to give up some other things for it.  Kody asks her if she wants to use what’s left over in her budget for her stone to help Meri out.  Christine actually considers it and later tells the others she felt selfish for wanting to use her extra money for stone on her house.  Kody and Meri assure her she needs not feel guilty about it.  Are they kidding?  If Christine had offered to give her extra budget to Meri, she would have snapped it up and not felt a bit bad about it.  Kody sure didn’t look like he was kidding when he ask Christine about it either.

meri brownMeri finally comes in to finalize her choices and brings her wing man Robyn with her.  Kody thinks Meri went straight to Robyn and get her to side with her.  Meri can’t believe Kody said that and is all aghast about it.  I cannot stand Meri.  There I said it.  She is a big baby and very selfish.  Why Kody and the others put up with her shit I can’t figure out.  Meri is still over budget when she leaves.  She says that’s something she will have to pay for herself and it will not be coming out of the other wives’ budgets.

At Meri’s house, they are making a video of all the family members talking about Logan for him to take with him when he goes away to college.

Jeff Spicoli

Jeff Spicoli

Kody is getting his hair cut by Kennedy, who does his and Meri’s hair.  Just for the record, in my opinion, Kody and Meri’s hair styles are the worst of the lot, so that doesn’t say much for Kennedy, their stylist.  I’m not sure which of the two looks more like Jeff Spicoli, Meri or Kody.  You be the judge.  Kennedy informs Kody that his hair is getting thinner and thinner and he considers for a moment just shaving it all off.  Please, please go for it Kody.  Alas, he chickens out.  Too bad.  Kennedy doesn’t think Kody has many options left.  His wives love his shaggy, surfer look.  I think it’s kind of juvenile myself.

Logan, Janelle and Kody’s oldest son, is finally leaving home.  He’s going to UNLV about 30 minutes away. They are having breakfast and Madison is kidding Kody about going bald.  They show a picture of Kody with a buzz cut and he looks better in my opinion; like the mature man he should be.  On the couch, Kody and the wives seriously discuss his hair style.  He promises he won’t shave it until they discuss it further.  I can’t believe I’m typing this.  They are really that serious about Kody’s hair that they will have a family discussion before he changes his style.  Unbelievable.

OK.  The family made a quilt for Logan with everyone’s picture on it in the UNLV colors.  Everyone is signing it.  He can take it to college with him.  I hope Logan has a place in his dorm room he can hide it.  It’s nice of them to do it, but I hope they don’t expect him to have it in plain sight on his bed.  I think they could have come up with something a little less obvious for him to take with him.  Enough said.  They have a goodbye cookout for Logan’s going away.  Kody is excited about Logan going out on his own and at the same time melancholy about it.  I get it, but you don’t raise your children to live with you forever.  You raise them to go out on their own and live their own lives.

I’m not sure what Logan thinks about the quilt, embarrassment and appreciation at the same time.  They watch the video and then go over to the new house lots before Logan leaves.  The subject comes up about Meri needing to make a decision about having another baby.  That again?  If in doubt, leave it out.  Anyway, Meri will make a decision after she gets into her new home.  They get all verklempt about wanting to get into their new homes by Christmas because it’s the last place these older kids will live before they leave for college.  I think the adults fear that once their kids leave, they will never ever want to come back.  Are they really that insecure about it?  In my opinion, it’s the people they are going to miss, not the dwellings.  They talk about getting a family mission statement together, like the Dargers have.  They should have done that a long time ago.  I doubt the Browns could ever come to a consensus as to what their mission statement should contain.  I can just see it now.  That’s probably what the whole next season will be about.  Kody closes by saying he believes all the kids will be good citizens because of the experiences they’ve had growing up in their big family together.  I don’t think that’s what makes kids good citizens, but whatever.

The aftershow or “secrets revealed.”  We’re supposed to find out what the cameras didn’t catch.  I hope it’s more interesting that what the cameras did catch.  First thing I notice is that all the wives are heavily made up and Kody still has his shaggy mane.  He says he never expected to land where they are.

They first talk about the Dargers, who Christine says are good friends of theirs.  They demonstrate by flashbacks just how different the two families are.  Meri could be married to “that” (speaking about Joe’s organizational skills).  Kody says he could have more organization if he had more obedience.  They all have a good laugh about that.  Hardy-har-har.

What struck a nerve was the sharing of a kitchen.  This goes back to when Kody brought Janelle into the family with Meri and Meri was abusive to Janelle.  Meri admits there’s a lot of history in the family and they’ve tried to move past it.  The hostess says they’ve signed up to be a unit and if they can’t live in the same house, it’s counter to being in a plural marriage, isn’t it?  The wives disagree and say what they are doing now works well for them.  They’ve lived under the same roof, but like how it is now better.  Meri says the slate hasn’t been wiped clean between she and Janelle because it’s part of their past.  Meri and Janelle agree they don’t think alike, but they are committed to making it work for the good of the whole family.  Janelle says she never considers leaving the family now; but she knows when she needs to back off and be by herself.

The next item discussed is the negative stereotype of plural marriages like what the Warren Jeffs group and other groups put out there.  They describe Jeffs as evil, and they still get associated with groups like his, even though they are not.  They discuss the episode when some of the Brown kids interacted with others who had been part of the other polygamist groups and the Holding Out Help organization.  Janelle discusses her reaction to seeing her daughter dressed in traditional garb.

Next they discuss the four new houses located side by side.  At this point, they still aren’t in their houses.  They have no plan B if they don’t qualify for their houses.  They are depending on divine intervention to make it financially. I guess their “My Sister Wives Closet” business venture must not be doing well since it’s not mentioned.

The topic turns to Meri’s selfishness about wanting her big dream home and the infamous wet bar.  The hostess asks her if perhaps she went overboard with her demands compared with her sister wives’ needs.  Is it fair that they shared the budget equally dollar for dollar?  Meri says it makes sense and it has been accomplished in her own mind.  Janelle says she struggled with it and in the end she got her needs met and that’s what it comes down to.  Meri said if it came down to someone not getting what they needed, she would have given up her wet bar.  I don’t believe that Meri would have happily have given up on what she wanted so easily.  I just don’t.  They have individual accounts and one central fund also.  It’s really not clear how the money works with this family and probably never will be.  I’m pretty sure Janelle used to handle all the finances until they had to have four separate mortgages and that’s when the separate accounts came into play.

OMG.  Can we get over Meri having another baby already?  She is supposed to decide by the end of the year.  It’s the end of the year.  Meri doesn’t think Kody understands what Meri is going through.  The hostess is pretty spot on when she says she thinks Meri has an answer and she’s just not saying.  She thinks when Meri heard Kody tell her he’s having more children with or without her, she figured she wouldn’t have a child in the house and wouldn’t be as important to Kody.  I agree.  Kody says she won’t lose any time with him baby or not.  Meri doesn’t think Kody will love her less because she doesn’t have a baby.  I really don’t care if I EVER hear another word about it.  I’m over it.

The next segment is with the teens.  I don’t learn anything different.  Mariah still wants her mom to have another baby.  Hunter thinks they have enough kids, almost too many.  Mykelti thinks they need more.  She was hanging out with a bad group of girls, who were drinking, but she didn’t.  Mariah still wants to live in a plural marriage.  Aspyn also wants to be in a plural family, but she thinks it would be hard to find one.  She wants to stay in Las Vegas and not go back to Utah.  Hunter says no to plural marriage, Logan is coasting about it.  Madison is still not interested in plural marriage, but isn’t against it.  Madison says Warren Jeffs deserves to rot in hell.

Christine has been trying to have a family mission statement for years and she mentions a recommitment ceremony.  Of course, they can’t agree on how they want to do it yet.  Kody will have to get consensus and that’s not going to happen.  Kody couldn’t organize a closet, much less this family.  They all state their goals and dreams and it’s the same old thing; living together in harmony and peace for eternity.  By the way, there were absolutely no secrets revealed in this aftershow.

After all this time, I’ve thought this was Season 4 of Sister Wives.  However, when I started watching the “aftershow,” the hostess kept referring to it as Season 3.  Who knew?  This is the first season I’ve watched all the episodes.  I don’t know why I decided to watch this season.  Maybe I thought I’d come to a better understanding why a woman would want to live in polygamy.  That didn’t happen.  I haven’t seen one shred of evidence that Meri, Janelle, Christine or Robyn are any happier or lead a more fulfilling life than any other married woman with children.  As a matter of fact, if what I’ve seen on this show is an example, having sister wives seems to add more stress and complexities to a marriage, rather than enrich it as the Browns want us to believe.  They even sometimes seem to still be trying to convince themselves that it’s a better way of life.

Maybe I’ve missed it, but do these women have something special going on that I’m not seeing?  I’m just not feeling all the love and harmony going on with these sister wives.  I don’t see the kids particularly benefitting from this arrangement either.  What are they getting from it that other kids from normal well-adjusted families don’t get?  What is Kody getting from it other than being able to bed four women instead of one?  The only rationale I’ve heard Kody Brown give for living a polygamist lifestyle is that he feels God has led him to do it.  I truly think Kody bases his manhood on his ability to procreate and wants have as many children as possible to prove his masculinity because he’s pretty much henpecked by the women in his life.  If that’s what they choose to do, then I say live and let live.  But I’ve not been convinced it’s a better way of life when I see them struggling with the same, if not more, problems as any other family in today’s world.


More End of the Year Survey Results

Who is Most in Need of Rehab?

Taylor Armstrong – 51%

Kim Richards – 11%

Jacqueline Laurita – 10%

Ramona Singer – 6%

Who is the Meanest Housewife?

Tamra Barney – 32%

Kyle Richards – 12%

Teresa Giudice tied with Caroline Manzo – 9%

Who is the Nicest Housewife?

Lisa Vanderpump – 21%

Yolanda Foster – 14%

Lisa Hochstein – 13%

Carole Radziwill – 8%

Who is the Most Ambitious Housewife?

Teresa Giudice – 23%

Ramona Singer – 16%

NeNe Leakes – 14%

Kandi Burruss tied with Lisa Vanderpump – 8%

Who is the Least Ambitious Housewife?

Kim Zolciak – 22%

Jacqueline Laurita – 17%

Kim Richards – 14%

Lisa Hochstein – 7%

From Earlier this Week

Who has the Best Fashion Sense?

Lisa Vanderpump – 27%

Carole Radziwill – 14%

Yolanda Foster – 13%

Cynthia Bailey tied with Brandi Glanville – 6%

Who has the Worst Fashion Sense?

Adrienne Maloof – 16%

Tamra Barney – 10%

Kyle Richards – 9%

Kim Zolciak – 8%

Who has the Best Business Sense?

Lisa Vanderpump – 48%

Ramona Singer – 19%

Heather Thomson – 13%

Kandi Burruss – 7%

Who has the Least Business Sense?

Sonja Morgan – 29%

Alexis Bellino – 11%

Kim Zolciak tied with Taylor Armstrong – 8%

Who do you think is the Most Fake?

Taylor Armstrong – 18%

3 way tie: LuAnn DeLesseps, Teresa Giudice, and Melissa Gorga – 10%

Who would be the most fun to hang out with?

Brandi Glanville – 25%

Lisa Vanderpump – 23%

Carole Radziwill – 11%

Ramona Singer – 9%

Who would you trust the most?

Lisa Vanderpump – 39%

Yolanda Foster – 11%

Heather Thomson 9%

Carole Radziwill – 8%

Who would you trust the least?

Kyle Richards – 17%

Taylor Armstrong – 14%

Tamra Barney – 13%

Teresa Giudice – 11%

Who has the hottest/best husband/boyfriend?

Lisa Vanderpump – 19%

Kyle Richards – 18%

Joanna Krupa  – 15%

Ramona Singer  tied with Phaedra Parks – 12%

Who has the yuckiest/worst husband/boyfriend?

Teresa Giudice – 22%

4 way tie – Vicki Gunvalson / Alexis Bellino / Melissa Gorga / Kathy Wakile – 10%


Thursday Night Lineup, January 3rd by BB

8PM – The Big Bang Theory/Two and a Half Men (CBS); Mobbed (Fox); Moonshiners (Discovery); Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up (NatGeo); Hook Line and Dinner (Cook)

9PM – The Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo); Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime); Person of Interest (CBS); Mobbed (Fox); Four Weddings (TLC); Rocket City Rednecks (Nat Geo); The Will: Family Secrets Revealed, James Brown (ID); Brunch at Bobby’s (9:30 Cook)

10PM – Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers (Bravo); Elemetary (CBS); Buckwild (MTV); Househunters (HGTV); Beyond Scared Straight (A&E); What Not to Wear (TLC); Lost and Found (OWN); Sweet Genius (Food); Very Bad Men (ID)

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335 Responses to Jenni Pulos is Pregnant / Sister Wives Finale and After Show / Real Housewives of Miami Reunion Chat

  1. Powell says:

    Good morning everyone. It’s coooollllldddd. I didn’t want to get out of bed. I hope the weather is good in your neck of the woods.

    Jenni having a baby is great. Good for her & her husband. I bet Jeff’s so jelly. I think 2013 is the year of the baby. 🙂

    Everyone have a great day.

    • Good Morning. Warmer at home than Whistler. I’m not happy about being back to work. Two early morning meetings this week. What was I thinking?

      PS – Sugar Magnolia’s power went out last night so Top Chef will be a day late.

      • Powell says:

        I’m sorry you had to come back to reality NMD. 😦 But back to it right. I hope Sugar is alright and will get her power back soon.

    • trudie says:

      Gooooooooood morning! Cold here too. The dog is not happy because it is too cold (at least in my opinion) to go to the dog park. He’s just sitting here, staring at me!

    • Boobah says:

      G’morning! You said it sister –! Winter is definitely here on Long Island. Good, because we need a cold winter to kill the ticks, fleas, etc. It has been the talk of the year here, all the vermin. C’mon winter – bring it! LOL!

      • Powell says:

        Boobah the cold should definitely kill the vermon.

      • chismosa says:

        Boobah, in case you see this:
        do you get stink bugs where you are in LI? I’m in west Nassau/ north shore and we get them bad. Finally a huge fire in my fireplace a few weeks ago got the last of them (they were entering via the fireplace in september/October when they ‘swarm’ houses to get in for the winter.

        Good luck with your vermin lol

    • IceNFire says:

      20 degrees here in Sacramento. I keep my blow dryer nearby to instantly warm my face, hands and feet.

  2. adelaidesmommy says:

    I agree about Meri on SW. I used to like her, but she is so focused on material items at the expense of others. I don’t think she wants another kid…..but I think Kody would like that. Think about it – the nights he is with Meri are the “peace and quiet” nights, especially when M leaves for college. Now, I only have one kid, but if someone said, I’ll pay for you to stay in a hotel once a week…..umm, where do I sign up? Can you imagine with six? She should look at it as an opportunity to really dive into the next phase of their relationship.

    • IceNFire says:

      I do beleive having a quiet home for her and Kody is her Merri’s master plan. Also, her daughter wants to be a plyg so she can just pass her 5 bedroom house on to Mariah.

  3. TexasTart says:

    Good Morning! Cold here too, but I get along good with the bouts of cold we have in Texas. I wish everyone a good day and if it doesn’t work out that way, do try to find a bright spot somewhere! 😀

  4. AZGirl says:

    Good morning everyone! We are warming up here in AZ. It has been really cold. Fiesta Bowl is tonight and I am rooting for Kansas St.
    Watched TC last night and I am not sure why Josie keeps hanging on. She is so angry and annoying but most of all her dishes are bad. Love, love, love Stefan. He is just a doll.
    Feeling much better but still have a cough. Hoping to get back in the gym tomorrow.

    • trudie says:

      I agree about Josie. I don’t understand why she was brought back. However, I am so glad that John got the boot. He gives humans a bad name.

      Watching first season of Project Runway. I had completely forgotten about Kara Saun and shoe-gate.

      • I am with you about John, trudie. I can’t believe it took this long, but his food was good and the one thing that kept him there.

        I love the old Project Runway shows and catch a few epi’s when I can. It was so good back then. I haven’t been able to get into the recent seasons, but the old ones I used to watch multiple times.

        Hope you are well love!! 🙂

        • chismosa says:

          i have the old season with Santino on dvd. Once Blockbuster was selling it pre-viewed and for some reason i bought it ??? It is funny watching the old episodes. The show was so much better then.

      • AZGirl says:

        So glad John is gone. Tom C. really ripped into him on his blog for his excuses. So childish. Loving Kristen. She is really a class act.

        • trudie says:

          Kristen is so calm and collected. These are traits that definitely help in this competition. I am hoping she will win.

    • Sorry AZGIRL but I’m rooting for my Ducks. Go Oregon Ducks!

  5. Rebecca says:

    NMD, you have to read chismosa’s recap yesterday before you watch the Miami reunion. That file is the secret to the reunion escapades and damn Bravo for leaving that out. I can’t wait for Mama Elsa tonight.

    • Powell says:

      Thks for reminding me Rebecca. I started to this morn & forgot.

    • chismosa says:

      Thanks Rebecca, i apologize my writing it was not as clear as i would have liked (I’m not Ana Quincoces)- but i wanted to get my points out BEFORE viewing tonight’s show.
      I hope everyone understood the ‘gist’ of what i meant.

      LOOK AT ANA’S HAIR. That’s my big clue! Ha ha. i wish i could tweet Andy that we are SO ONTO THEM. Ughhhh

  6. Noelle says:

    Happy New Year All!!!!
    Just returned from a 3 day get-away @ski lodge with my girls!
    Soooooo MUCH FUN!! (Can’t remember when I’ve laughed harder!!)
    I can ski but prefer snowboarding!
    Quote from child..”How can you do that?… 🙂 …WHEN YOU’RE SO OLD??!! ” 😦

  7. Good Brrrrrr Morning! Cold, cold and colder! I love the cold weather (hate it when it is hot) but this is something this year. I wore socks to bed and I hate doing that, so it must be freezing! LOL!

    Blessings to Jenni & hubs on the new baby. So happy for her. Somehow, Jeff will make this about him! Watch, he will have morning sickness or cravings, LOL!

    BB, I don’t watch Sister Wives, but I shake my head too. Can’t imagine why this would be a preferred way of life, or why God would think so. Maybe ho**dog men, but the women puzzle me too. Kody really is not a prize of a guy.

    WELCOME BACK NMD! Sorry your week is so full….but tomorrow IS Friday! Hang in there!

    New Blog “Taking Chances” is up at my place + all the goodies. Enjoy!

  8. Eastbayca says:

    FYI: Kim Zolciak has had a line of alcoholic beverage (Viva Diva by Kim Zolciak) out for sometime.
    Moscato (Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach, Rose, Pomegranate and Colada), D’Asti, Pinot Grigio and Red Wine.
    Her stuff can be found in Atlanta, Maryland, D.C., Delaware, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee.

    • Mene Seela says:

      I’m surprised she leaves enough for anyone else to drink.

    • Cartwheels says:

      I wonder why she hasn’t used the platform of RHOA to promote it , all the free publicity, I guess she can’t be bothered.

      • Eastbayca says:

        Or she doesn’t want a fraction of the cost going to Bravo.
        She tweets about it.

      • Powell says:

        She had not been w/the ladies to throw a party & she was pregnant. Usually the HWs have dinners, parties etc to promote their drinks.

    • Powell says:

      Yeah. I went on the company website when Kim started tweeting about it and it wasn’t in my area so I tweeted the company and they tweeted me locations close to me but now it’s in my area. I’m gonna try her and Cynthia’s Moscato.

  9. Noelle says:

    Happy (belated) Birthday Jeff! xo
    And all the NYE’s Birthdays! xoxoxo

  10. Really can’t watch SW anymore, but thanks for the recaps. You’re taking one for the team.

    It really seems to me that this lifestyle works for Kody because he doesn’t have to follow through or fully commit to any one child, wife or situation. He can just take his 1980s surfer hair from house to house and the women pick up the slack.

    ALSO, isn’t Logan just going to UNLV? Across town? He could seriously live at home and still go to school. Do they even have dorms there? It’s a major commuter school (meaning people work, live in town and take classes). They’re making it sound like he’s treking to the Arctic (which seriously could be my town right now, brrrrrr).

    One more thing … seems that the income from the reality show has changed our formerly humble SWs. Bad make-up, worse hair, wanting granite countertops. Listen people, you don’t get wet bars when you have 1,000 children and no one has a job. GET. A. JOB. Someone. Please. Just get a job. Busboy. Maid. Waitress. Anything. Vegas has lots of unskilled labor positions.

    That is all. Thank you for listening. These are the things I was shouting at the TV when I used to watch to the show. The dogs and the husband are not nearly as invested as my “online friends.”

    • Noelle says:

      Post more friend. 😉

    • AZGirl says:

      I agree with you 100%. Where is all the money coming from? UNLV is not cheap. Why is no one working? The need for all these homes is ridiculous especially concidering the timing. During the past few years many families have moved in together after losing their homes to save money on rent.
      In an interview that Kody did he mentions that the wives can leave him if they want. WTF? What about the kids? I see Christine being the only level headed wife in the group. It is also very telling how many of the kids do NOT want a plural marriage.

    • Cartwheels says:

      LOL, that is what I think too, there must be something wrong with this picture, either the guy is rich or we (taxpayers) are banking his life style.
      I don’t watch the show but does any one his wives work? Who is paying for all of this?

    • Powell says:

      Prairie you are funny and oh so right. 🙂

  11. Sus says:

    Meri was really pissing me off with the wet bar and 5 bedrooms for her and her kid. However, it would be bad business for the builder to build a 2-3 bedroom house between 5-6 bedroom homes. They would have a hard time selling it if something happened with the financing.

    I suspect these houses are spec homes. The builder has sets of plans that you choose from. You can only customize to a certain point.

    I thought Meri was acting like a child during the house discussion. I felt sorry for those ladies on the computer. They probably witness fights all the time though.

    There is no way I believe Kody was kidding when he wanted Christine to give her extra money to Meri. It was not a joke. Makes me think that Kody can handle Christine better than he can Meri.

    I can’t believe how much Robin looks like Joseph Smith.

    • Oh … good point. Hadn’t even thought about the small house among larger houses issues for resale.

    • Cartwheels says:

      Now this guy Kodi must be someone special when he has the moneyto support all these families and these foolish women willing to be there right along with him right?
      Would this guy be okay if one of his wives decided to turn the tables on him and got a second husband? or is polygamy only allowed for men?

      • Powell says:

        I watch 19 & Counting sometimes. It’s totally different no plyg. They have 19 kids but they have several businesss, the oldest son that got married has his own biz-used car sales and they now how to do everything from building homes, fixing cars, fixing anything in their home. I think it’s kinda crazy for one women to have all those kids. It boggles the mind at what it’s done to her body. She’s been pregnant throughout their marriage of 20 something yrs but at least we can see how this family makes a living. We don’t see that on SW.

        • lillybee says:

          Did you know that Jim Bob still owns the used car lot? I have to agree that Jim Bob does work hard but life before TLC was hard for the family.

        • Sus says:

          The only reason Michelle’s body can take all those pregnancies is because she had a bunch of girls at the beginning who take over the childraising duties. It’s disgusting how those girls are J-slaves. Free Jinger!!

        • AZGirl says:

          I was listening to Howard Stern a few years back and he was interviewing a comedian (I can’t remember who it was) about being the youngest of 10 siblings. The comedian went on this funny rant about his mother’s birth canal being a “slip and slide” by the time he was born. I was in my car and laughing so hard I had to pull over.

    • AZGirl says:

      Regarding Robin looking like Joseph Smith it is not unusual considering poligamy was still being practiced only 3 generations back. Many of Brown’s, Smiths, Flakes and Udalls all look alike. I think Mitt Romney looks like Joseph Smith.

  12. Afternoon all…. old article about Lisa ” lea ” Haller Black..

    and I LOVE that Ana has a “folder” on Lea… be wary of ladies with FOLDERS…. we check and recheck our info before releasing ….winks

    hugs and peace

    and believe that lea knew james ( elaine) from texas and he may ?? have some dirt on her thus the reason why the two of them are so friendly….and Ardrianna WILL NOT cross lea…. lots of back story to those two also… allegedly…..

    • AZGirl says:

      For heaven’s sake Lea is dumber than dirt.

    • designernailsdiana says:

      Ewwww “He is currently representing Frasier star Kelsey Grammer, who has been accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl in 1993.” I didn’t know Kreepy Kelsey was a pedophile too? I thought he just liked dressing up in women’s lingerie. This explains his need to marry younger women. He should’ve talked to Doug Hutcherson the guy with the baby wife on Couples Therapy. He could have advised him on how to convince the parents you’re a good husband for their teenage daughter.

    • trudie says:

      Diva! So good to see you. How are things with you and Mr. Ford? Hoping that 2013 brings only good things your way.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I’ve been thinking of you since the first mention of the folder. But Ana’s folder is boring and ..brown? Yours is red!!!! woo hoo!!!!!!!

  13. lillybee says:

    I have to wonder how much TLC chipped in for those houses. I know that the Duggar family would still be living in that three bedroom house, if TLC didn’t pay for finishing their huge house. On another board we refer to it as the Tinker Toy House because it was made from a kit.

    • Powell says:

      lillybee I have a feeling the homes was a part of their contract. I so some of the Duggars epi when they built their house. It was very interesting. They did have a contractor finish it up but they did so much on their own w/the kids help. I was impressed w/that.

    • Powell says:

      And you know in a way SWs and the Duggars can get my h of what they want in their contract cause there aren’t a whole lot of families like them willing toput their lifestyles on tv.

  14. AZGirl says:

    Just finished watching the clip of Last Chance Kitchen between CJ and John. What a great competition. Tom C. is really making a statement with John complaining about the pans being uneven. Basically, at this level of cooking a uneven pan should be something you are use to dealing with. If you have not watched the clip please do. It is really good. I glad who won but won’t give it away.

    • trudie says:

      I watched it and was happy with the results. I would be interested in John’s backstory. It seems he has burned bridges in his past.

  15. shamrockblonde says:

    hello my lovies – as for the Miami mess – I only watched a few episodes of the first season, and at that point I liked Lea – she seemed well versed in business, knew how to conduct herself and appeared to be the only one not screaming or overtalking everyone else – but folloing the fabulous blogs here, I see that Lea can be a royal asshat right along with the others – that and she appears to be smug about it as well – not sure if that is her way of handling being told how little is thought of her or if she is simply smug – either way – not a good sign – as for all the other “alleged”ladies of Miami – they all sound like a bunch of cats in heat – I cannot stand the screaming and overtalking – so thanks for the recaps – at least I get to keep up!!

    as for sister wives – this lifestyle is for men who want to sleep with multiple women and not get slapped with paternity suits or accused of cheating – I cannot stand Kody and think the women that married him are out of their tiny insecure minds – hopefully the children involved in this mess learn from their example and pick a better, healthier, more rewarding lifestyle for themselves –

    on to Top Chef – Josie got on my nerves the first time around – she has not changed – at all – and enough with the chirreso – not sure if I spelled it right – loud and obnoxious is not the way to get the kind of attention you seek, Josie –

    • dickens says:

      ShamrockB, you must not have seen the episode (1st season) when Lea went shopping for clothes and put everything on, on top of the other. I lost whatever respect I had for her at that point. I thought she was an idiot to do it and also to think we believe she does it.

      Team Ana. 😉

      • shamrockblonde says:

        dickens – I absolutely missed that – I remember seeing her at some art gallery something along with the other castmates, and there she seemed very informed about the art, was well dressed, and conducted herself well while the others behaved like spoiled children – seriously, putting all the clothes on one over the other? makes me wonder what else I missed, and even more grateful for the recaps

        • Powell says:

          In public Lea does try to act like a woman that has some sense, more than Adriana, Karent, Alexia-They will pick a fight in public. Marysol doesn’t like to pick fights, have confrontations in public or private & I don’t know if it’s because it’s on tv, her biz rep or that’s her personality. Lisa doesn’t like to fight but will stand up for herself. I like all the ladies for different reasons except Karent. Karent is worse than any other HW that starts crap & then wonders why everyone is mad at her.

      • Powell says:

        I thought that was weird too but maybe she doesn’t like to take her clothes off. Maybe she doesn’t like her body & dressing rooms have 3 & 4 mirrors.

    • Powell says:

      Shamrock I think the same thing about Kody/Polygamy. God comes to people & tells them many things but I don’t believe God said to take multiple wives. No way no How.

      • IceNFire says:

        Maybe God told Joshep Smith to take mutiple wives, idk. That’s the thing with “prophets” that I’ll never understand. A message from God is personal. Why people share their message and why others choose to follow another persons messsage that wasn’t given directly to them is a mystery to me.

      • chismosa says:

        Powell i said this the other day, but LDS was started very simply: a super super charismatic character who wanted to have sex with as many women as he could, especially much younger women, legitimately. He had a knack for writing. Put it all together==== Mormons.
        They corrupt Christianity. They are NOT christian. I’m not bashing just polygamists/fundamentalists. I’m bashing ALL Mormons.

        The reason this church flourishes as it does today is because of heavy political saviness and extremely good marketing and outreach, especially to vulnerable, very poor countries and cultures (boys required to go on their missions all around the world to convert others). I don’t downplay good works they may have done, but i don’t trust anyone who follows a false faith that distorted a legitimized one for his own purposes.

        I also personally don’t trust anything that says you can’t have caffeine or alcohol. Both of which, are either good for your system/ body and /or were around at the time of Jesus. (But then again, i personally believe Jesus was married or at least had girlfriends so who the hell knows!?) lol.

        • Chismosa there are many ways to God. Even Mormons, have the right to worship in their own way. Tolerance is a good thing. Thankfully this country has freedom of religion. When we’re talking about Warren Jeffs, then yes he is evil & is rotting in prison. Christianity was a despised religion for a time, and started as a cult too. Thankfully it stood the test of time. People came to America even with Columbus (many Jews were aboard those ships, to escape the Inquisition) in search of freedom to worship without oppression.

          • trudie says:

            love this post.

          • chismosa says:

            i get what you mean, but IMHO it’s a corruption of Christianity. That is how i feel. I hopefully one day, with time and money, want to start a movement-organization to bring the Mormons that are being recruited in poorer countries- back to true Christianity (if Christianity is what they choose)- Protestant, Catholic, Eastern, Quaker, etc., —whatever they please. It’s an insult to me if i believe in Jesus, what Joseph Smith has done. That is what I, personally feel was done.
            And even i struggle with a faith because i’m very practical and scientific-minded. (But since people who attend church and have strong religious faith live longer lives, i suppose i have to force myself into believing, to have a healthier life? 😉 )

            I get that people came here for religious freedom, i’m the child of immigrants (not for religious freedom though). But Mormonism is an insult that i find unbearable. I have educated myself upwards and downwards, because i believe if you really want to love or hate something, you have to understand what it is and why you do— i hate Mormonism. JMHO!

            I love what you said, very enlightening, however that is not the world I feel i live in anymore. Nowadays, troubled times, and even in the days of Hitler, some charisma gets you everywhere.

  16. Birdwoman says:

    I agree with the above statements about Kody and the Sister Wives. One of the things that bother me about Kody is that he took on a 4th wife with three kids, didn’t seem to think about how that would affect all them financially. Never bothered to check her credit history before marrying her and bringing her debt onto the shoulders of everyone. Then, had a kid with her when they had trouble paying their bills and frankly have enough children to support. It is like none of them think things through. This show, like the duggars, have shown me that there is really not any reason anymore to have this many children. It is unpractical and most people cannot support 18 children easily. My rant is now over! 🙂

    Also, Mary was being completely selfish and manipulative with Kody at that meeting. I really wanted to just slap her.

    • designernailsdiana says:

      Birdwoman my youngest daughter is not having any kids. At 25 she and her boyfriend know that they do not want to become parents. They will simply grab one of the nephews or the niece and spoil them and send ’em home to the parents. She has her list and at 35 she is going into her doctor to get fixed, she will bring her list. I think she may change her mind before that, but I support her 100%.
      I like to think men with plural wives just feel the need to procreate and plant their seed to make sure they will have lineage after they are gone. Or they are such horn dogs they just can’t stop themselves. Self control seems to be a problem with many people in this day and age.
      Look I’d love to have a second husband around, but he’d probably be just as forgetful as my husband is and frankly it’s so darn hard to train men anyway. I’d prefer one who cooks, cleans and gives back and foot rubs every night without being asked.
      Ahhh what a great dream…..I’ll be back later….I’m just going to ponder that thought a while longer….

      • Powell says:

        Lol Diana. Does your husband know about your dream? 🙂

        • designernailsdiana says:

          We joke about me having a boyfriend that I need to kick out when he’s returning home after being gone for 2 days. He’s an engineer on the railroad so he’s gone sometimes 2 days at a time.

      • Orson says:

        It sounds to me like what you really need is a wife if you want any help with household chores. Good luck with finding one. I recommend you get a nice looking one. I’ve heard they’re less likly to get traffic tickets.

        • designernailsdiana says:

          LOL Ok. My best girl friend I loving call my Sister-Wife cause she is always hanging out with my hubby and I. Maybe she is interested. Think Bravo or TLC would do a show with us 3?
          I didn’t think so either. 3 is such a small pathetic number.

    • mrspeabody says:

      I wonder if someone can find out how much they are making on this show. At this point that seems to be their only source of income. It did seem that Mary and Janelle and Kody did work when the series started and Christine took care of the kids. With them all living in one home and no daycare I would bet they were barely making ends meet. I didn’t and still don’t see the need to bring in the last wife, I think 3 were enough (actually 2 more than needed). I liked Mary in the beginning and don’t not like her but I think she’d be a fool to have any more kids, she needs to get a job (this series isn’t going to last forever) and help support this family. I do think she is selfish in wanting all she wants but if the houses have to be a certain size then that’s fine and then on the other hand I think why shouldnt she get the same budget as the rest……hard decision. I really like Janelle she seems well grounded to me. Kristine seems fun to be around at times but she also seems very needy. I don’t know about Robin, there is something about her that doesn’t click with me. I like the older kids,they seem like nice kids, I am glad to hear a few of them say they dont want that lifestyle. I just can’t imagine sharing a husband, all I can think of is germs, ugh!

      • Powell says:

        mrspeabody I think that the only reason Mary is contemplating having a baby, which I don’t think she will, was because she was jealous of the new wife & wammo she’s pregnant not long after Kody married her & throughout all these yrs Mary hasn’t gotten pregnant.

      • IceNFire says:

        Kody made a comment about the bald plyg that married twins. He said that the 2nd twin must think her plyg husband a “Hero” for marrying her since she was di.vorced with kids.
        Kody sees himself as a hero, I see him as a little boy never taking full responsibility for anything.

        • Noelle says:

          ((((IceNFire)))) Yay!!!
          I missed you.

          • IceNFire says:

            Hi Noelle! – I walked away from my computer shortly after the Big Brother Live feed ended in Sept. I tried going back to Farmville but Lynn was my FV neighbor and seeing her name on my FV list made me sad when she got called “Home” I still miss laughing with her and haven’t gone back to facebook yet but kids got me laptop for Christmas so…
            Kids are funny, they complain that I spend too much time on computer then buy me a laptop. I got the hint tho…they got tired of me tagging along. 🙂

    • Powell says:

      Birdwoman no in today’s world there is no reason to have that many kids. People are not farmers & sharecroppers where lots of kids was warranted & if you had daughters you married them off ASAP so that the husband could help grow the farm. To me to have lots of kids like these families do is an addiction versus a necessity.

      • trudie says:

        I have a sister who has 11 children – yep 11. She and her husband just love having kids. They are all great kids; all are hardworking and have good jobs. Two are in the seminary to become priests, one is a doctor, one is an engineer, one is a CPA, two are teachers and one is a high school principal. I don’t think of my sister as being addicted (a little crazy maybe). She just loves having a big family. Her husband has his own company and the kids started working when they were old enough to do so. The boys started cutting lawns in high school and that turned into a landscaping business for one of the boys. I give them a lot of credit.

  17. LaineyLainey says:

    NMD – I love your comment in the GG part of your blog. What did you say? “Since when are cooking and sex bad for a relationship?” I love it. It’s true!!!! hellllllooooo!!!! And then the clincher where you said…”I’d rather have a home-cooked meal (vs a bat sh!t crazy GG outburst).” Hilarious!! I’ve never liked it when women put each other down for having sex or doing sex or whatever…When I was in Jr. High, my mom asked why I was not longer hanging out with a friend and I told her that all the kids at school told me not to hang out with her because she had touched a boy’s penis. (Remember I was like, 12) She told me…”when it comes right down to it, if we are lucky we all eventually will have sex and basically all end up doing the same things. And hopefully, loving it!!!!” It sent me into gales of laughter, “Mom!! I would never do that!!!” Her: “Yes, you will and I hope you love it!!!!” She told me good friends were hard to find and as long she -my friend- wasn’t having sex in front of me or making me uncomfortable in any way…that I shouldn’t care so much about what other people say. Wise woman. I should call her!!!

    • T-Rex says:

      Lainey, certainly says a lot for GG too, says to any man that marries her that they aren’t going to be gettin a whole lot in the boudoir or any other fun place in the house if you know what I mean 😉 😉 Seriously, if you plan on being married you may not have to cook but you may certainly want to do something to your husband(think cook and add a c where an O is, HA). If you aren’t going to provide that, I can assure you some other woman will. If he ain’t gettin it at home, he will certainly be gettin it somewhere else!

    • Powell says:

      Lainey I love that your mom said that.

      • Laineylainey says:

        Me,too!! And Powell, I told my son and daughter the same thing…regarding judging others…I have to admit mine were older-no way was I gonna say that to my 12 y.o. Haha…. But I grew up in a rougher neighborhood. 🙂

  18. Lulu says:

    Hello everyone!! Hope everyone’s day is going great!! I can finally say my house if officially stomach flu free!!!!

    Huge congrats to Jenni!!!!!! She’s due a week after I am! I wonder how “himself” took the news 🙂

    The Pligs I have been watching them since their first season. I like the fact that they always railroad over Kody. They do dispell the myth that all pligs are ruled with an iron fist by their husbands. I don’t understand why they keep forcing this “plural” marriage. You can tell they barely tolerate each other. To each their own.

    • mrs peabody says:

      I’ve watched it from the beginning too and think they worked better the way it was before they left Utah and he married the 4th one. The other 3 had been together for many years and probably had a system that worked for them (2 working 1 babysitting), the king in the house with them daily. The women had more support with each other and he was always in the home. Now they are all single women raising their kids on their own with little support from the father who does not see the kids that often. Face it his time is spread very thinly among the families and if he actually has a job that’s even less time with all them. They probably are all jealous of each other since each wife takes time from the others. If I were him I’d rather be spending my time with mary, less people in the house and quieter. At my age I want peace and quiet not a mad house. I don’t see how this is working that well for any of them living apart from each other and even when they are living right next to each other I don’t see it working that well. I guess when daddy comes home from work the kids can all stand in their yards and wave to him as he goes into his house of the night at least they’d see him daily. The only way I can see their marriage working smoothly is the way it was before, all under the same roof. I don’t know why they didn’t just combine all the budgets and build one huge house like it was set up in Utah but for 4 families.

    • Powell says:

      LuLu that’s so good. Everyone is feeling better. That was hard on you all.

  19. Powell says:

    BB you did a great job w/SW. I haven’t watched all epis & have to catch up but I thought as you that maybe I would get a better understanding but I don’t. I’ll never understand it or believe it’s a good thing for a family & the kids they have. I am just fascinated as to how they live & rationalize their lives. I don’t believe they themselves believe all that they say they believe. I’m not sure that they just didn’t decide to live this lifestyle because that’s what their parents did. I’m not married but have seen how married people in my family, husbands/wives handle life and reading what many of you have said about being married & I don’t think Kody has a clue. He really has no qualities of a husband or father. He doesn’t give enough time to a wife or child. He doesn’t seem to provide adequate financial support. I don’t know what their future holds.

  20. Orson says:

    I figure all families, traditional or untraditional, find their way to work stuff out. If the marriage is going to last, that is. The Duggars remind me of the family from Monty Python’s “The Meaning Of Life”. Remember the “Every Sperm Is Sacred” production? Of course, since Mama Duggar miscarried her last baby and the one before that was way premature, if Mama has the brains of a doorhinge pin, she might get the message that the factory is shutting down. Or to put it a way she might better understand, it’s God’s Will that she stop having babies.

    As for the Browns, it seems things work better for them when everyone tippytoes around Meri. They can’t share a kitchen because of her. And if you can’t share a kitchen, I figure you can’t share a house. And she, mother of the one child who will be off to college soon, needs the overbudget 5 bedroom house. This week she revealed it was not because of the wet bar, or the other rooms you have to get to have a wet bar, but because she needed the extra counter space because she likes to entertain so. I’m sure she’ll have a huge circle of friends in LV.

    And they’ve got it worked out so that Kody, the supposedly head of the family, has NO authority. He doesn’t seem to have much responsibility either, other than as stud bull and cheerleader. How much “Dad” stuff does he do with his herd? Does he ever play catch with one of them One on One? Play tea party with one of his daughters? I bet he’s put in ZERO time moving laundry from the washer to the drier, let alone folding the stuff.

    So, I figure their family will go through a serious downward fiancial change as soon as their series doesn’t get renewed for more seasons. In the event all 4 of them manage to close on their 4 houses, Meri’s house will be the first to go. She’ll have to move in with the brunette sister wife (the one who she’s trying to guilt/persuade into being a surrogate mother). And Meri will bully that one into allowing Meri to be chief cook.

    • Powell says:

      Orson you added to what I said about Kody. He doesn’t do “dad stuff” w/the kids, quality time stuff and domestic stuff that contributes to the household. My uncle that died in September didn’t help do laundry or wash dishes but he did the grocery shopping which my aunt hated. Any repairs needed on thehouse or cars he made sure they were taken care of. Has Kody mowed the lawn, winterized the house?
      Meri seems to do a lot of things to ensure her spot as a wife and the others do seem scared of her or don’t want to piss her off.

    • BB says:

      I wonder if Kody has ever had one on one time with any individual kid over 10 or 20 minutes at a time. I wonder if he’s individually taken one of his sons or daughters fishing or to the mall or bowling or a ball game or on a bike ride or to the movies alone. Probably not. And as for the Duggars, I don’t think the good Lord would have given us a brain (for common sense thinking, reasoning and wisdom) if he didn’t want us to use it. I haven’t heard her announce a pregnancy lately, so maybe they’ve figured out it’s past time to quit. I have no problem with large families as long as they can be financially and emotionally supported and nobody’s health or life is put at risk because of it.

    • IceNFire says:

      If I remember correctly the sharing the kitchen and Meri is a bully issued started when Janelle, wife #2 wanted to redecorate the kitchen many years ago. Since Janelle didn’t stand up for herself way back when, the unwritten rules of this family have no chance of being changed now. Meri rules the roost.

  21. Noelle says:

    I don’t watch.
    Will continue NOT to.

    I love y’all. 😉

  22. T-Rex says:

    Noelle I don’t watch either, and don’t read the blogs either, sorry BB, I love ya 🙂 but even reading about those deadbeat welfare hounds would make me want to throw something at the computer screens.

  23. sparklemuffy says:

    Thank-you NMD and BB. Excellent blogs. Happy sparkle birthday Jeff–how did I miss your b-day? makes me wonder what else I’ve missed– I thought I was keeping up–
    SW–What surprised me the most on the ” heritage trip” was how little they knew about their own faith and Joseph Smith. Hello? I thought their premise was that they were eating, breathing, total commitment–living the principle. They seemed so shocked about some of the details of Joseph Smith’s life. Some say he ( Joseph S) was fooling around with the neighbor’s wife—got caught– and all the sudden came up with polygamy.
    Logan off to college– I counted 6 children around Janelle’s table. The reality of her situation is that she is legally a single mom and if Logan applied for financial aid he probably qualified for a full ride.
    We all wonder. How do they pay for healthcare and dental? much less 200-300ish thousand dollar homes. I would really feel unhappy if we find out 5 years from now that this was all of our tax $ hard at work. I would also like for some of the older kids to be able to visit a dermatologist.
    One of the interesting things I don’t see with SW that they tried to convey in Big Love was the spiritual reasoning. SW’s is like they moved to Vegas and see each other once a month. Do they have a church service? When they all sit together Robyn is the only one who seems to look @ Kody with any husband/wife love whatsoever. Everyone else looks exhausted.

    • BB says:

      I also wonder how much training the Brown kids have gotten about their religious faith? The Duggars have shown on their program they regularly hold/attend religious services, but I don’t see it mentioned or shown on the Sister Wives that much. If their lifestyle is based on their religion, I wonder why we don’t see them attending religious services or hear them talking about it more. With the Browns, it just seems like surface stuff to me. Maybe in the earlier seasons in Utah, it was more obvious or prevalent than it is in Las Vegas. I didn’t watch regularly then.

      • sparklemuffy says:

        That is my thoughts too BB! If you are so serious about your faith to live in a multiple wives household, against the law, where is the evidence so we can see what they are trying to convey? Inquiring minds want to know how the principle works. What would possess a woman, in America– to share, keep up, do without– and in reality have no marital rights? If Christine has never worked, when she is old, how will she live? Her SS will be hardly anything. Big Love tried to at least explain why they do what they do. The Duggars seem sincere and actually have scripture to back up their belief.

        • Powell says:

          sparkle your right and I’m sure others have said it but wives 2-4 have no marital rights. If Kody is in the hospital his legal wife can make decisions, not the others. If Kody dies w/o a Will once it is probated wife #1 has legal rights, none of the others. Hmm. These are the rights that gay/lesbian partners have fought for. Wives 2-4 will never ever be able to fight for these rights.

        • mrs peabody says:

          If Christine has never worked and is not legally married to Kody she will only have herself to draw her ssa off of and since she has not ever worked there will be no SSA earned for her, she will only be able to draw SSI which will give her very little to live on. But I guess since her job is being on a reality show she will have earnings under her number now so she will have something to draw off of. Good move on her part if SSA considers what she is paid as earned income, at least she will have something there now. Since Merie is the only legal wife she is the only one who can apply as a spouse.

      • Powell says:

        Surface stuff. Good choice of words BB.

    • lillybee says:

      Re, health care, it is very possible that all the wives could be getting Medicaid.
      We do not know how the TLC money is split but if it goes to Kody, the moms have no income.

    • Powell says:

      Hey sparkle. So they’ve never shown them going to church? Hmmm. I didn’t see the trip epi so it is surprising they don’t know more about their faith. See that’s what I mean when I say I’m not sure they didn’t just go w/this lifestyle because that’s what their parents did.
      LOL I didn’t know J Smith supposedly slept w/a neighbors wife. See that would make more sense to me that he liked it & then came up w/polygamy and presented it to his wife as receiving the word from God.

    • chismosa says:

      um you said it that’s EXACTLY how this world-spanning religion came to BE! It just is so…… frustrating… and disgusting!

  24. WindyCityWondering says:

    Does anyone know what Kody and crew were actually being “investigated” for that led to them trampling all over their religious principle in their sneaky, undercover of the night leaving Utah? I watched initally out of curiousity and don’t now out of disgust. Kody is just too skeevy and I don’t see him as a decision maker or really involved with any of his families.

    • BB says:

      Felony bigamy.

    • mrs peabody says:

      I think it was just their plig life style since I believe it is illegal in Utah. I don’t know why Utah just didn’t consider them as him living with his wife and child and her allowing his 2 mistresses and all his children with them as living there too. He is not legally married to the other wives in the eye of the law if I am correct. Who cares if him and his legal wife let his mistresses live there too.

      • WindyCityWondering says:

        It was not a smart idea for them to put their lives on tv. IMHO, Kody has a bad case of “money for nothing and your chicks for free”.

      • Powell says:

        mrsp see that’s what I don’t get. Not that I’m for men having mistresses but why not say have a wife & mistresses? They think that’s a bad word. You won’t be investigated for having mistresses.

        • mrspeabody says:

          I’m not for men having them either but when you get right down to it that is what he is doing, he has a wife and 3 mistresses and a bunch of kids with them. At least he’s not hiding them from his wife, she well aware of it and fine with it.

      • Orson says:

        I read the link and a couple other associated links. My take is this: Utah was investigating a 3rd Degree Felony, Felony Bigamy. Which is a crime the state isn’t all that interested in as long as all husbands and wives are legal adults. They’re more interested in investigating polyg fams and groups like the Warren Jeffs group, where women are chattel, husbands may have 20+ wives, and minor females (age 12-18) are married to men WITHOUT the consent of the girls. So these groups are prosecuted for Child Abuse, Rape, Kidnapping, etc… So, in these cases it strikes me that Felony Bigamy is just the icing on the cake. Sort of like charging (if he wasn’t already dead) that Lanza kid with, besides those 20+ murder charges and however many felony assaut charges with an additional count of “discharging a firearm within city limits”.

        • Maryla says:

          Another issue with some of these groups (FLDS/fundamental mormons) is that the mistresses and children collect WIC and other state and federal benefits (SSDI, unemployment). Since the government doesn’t recognize second, third, sixth, etc. wives, they are viewed as single moms. When the checks come in, they all go to the paternal leader of the clan. This can amount to tens of thousands of dollars each month. That is how Warren Jeffs was able to have millions of dollars. He didn’t work outside the compound. Except for getting women pregnant, he didn’t have a job.

          The moms/wives can’t really get out because they never have access to the cash. Another issue is that the women in the clans stay to become young mothers and the young boys are sent away. FLDS is a ready source of young teen boy prostitutes to Las Vegas. They hit puberty and they are dropped off at the side of the road hundreds of miles from “home” and told that they are no longer welcome. One of the issues is that this is not really illegal. It’s hard to prosecute them for being on the dole or for expelling the teen boys. They skate along the line of the law.

  25. Hi Lynnfam, great blogs NMD & BB. I can’t stand SW but enjoy reading BB’s recaps. Kody is like a teenager isn’t he? These women must all be very insecure to want to spend their lives with him. I think he wants more children because that ties the women to him even more. Seems like they will never leave him because they don’t know how to manage their lives without him! After the TLC money is gone, they will all be on welfare (again?).

    I’m watching wheel of fortune. There’s a cute lady on that said her husband is “the luckiest man in the world.” That sounded just like Nancy, so funny. Then she says she has 2 quirky children, and she’s a school teacher (retired). Hmmmm that sounded a little bit like Lainey, except she doesn’t have quirky children! But she is very funny, like this lady. Pat said he “liked the cut of her gib.” Hilarious. Well so far she’s won over $22,000 and she’s going to the bonus round!

    Waiting for the infamous Miami reunion to start.

  26. Powell says:

    Looking at BBs tv lineup. Thks BB. I can’t remember when most if the shows I want to watch come on. Anyway @10pm Beyond Scared Straight is on. Have you watched it? I remember when the original came on when I was little. But over the holiday I watched a few shows. Those men and women scare the hell out of me. One of the male prisoners asked the kids had they seen the show? He was on earlier seasons. A couple if the kids said yes they had. I’m like & they didn’t scare them shi*less? That same prisoner was talking to one of the girls whose father died & ever since she’s been acting up. She curses her mother who is a quadriplegic, she cut school & had sex w/guys older than her. The prisoner told her she’s lucky she has a mom, he doesn’t, he would give anything to have his mom. He told her her father is looking down on her and doesn’t like what she’s doing, she’s not honoring her father. He also told her the guys she was having sex w/are raping her. When it was all over she had changed. She said she kept remembering what that prisoner told her. I don’t see how kids wouldn’t straighten up & fly right after that experience but of course some don’t

    • BB says:

      I’ve not watched it Powell, but I remember way back in the day when I used to watch talk shows when they used to take unruly teens to some kind of boot camp or prison or something. I believe it was on the Montel Williams show. I think this show is similar but 10 times scarier!

  27. ABC is repeating Nashville, episode 1….it’s so good!!

  28. Nancy says:

    Here we go…round 2!

  29. TexasTart says:

    Buckle up! RHOM Reunion part 2. I start out giggling with the HOanna flashback.

    • Mene Seela says:

      That’s convenient for make-up sex.

      • Cartwheels says:

        LOL, can you imagine?

        I think is not that unusual, Jason probably is looking for a new apartment (even though I have read other articles were he already was living somewhere else) but I see how can it be convenient with her constant traveling and his constant trips , they probably hardly see each other.
        I think it would be more difficult if one of them cheated, but being that it is not the case, I guess they are doing to give Bryn some sense of normalcy.

  30. TexasTart says:

    Hmmm….sincere apologies?! This IS real housewives, right?! hee hee

  31. Nancy says:

    We’ll look for the 666’s in my head later! Too funny!

  32. LaineyLainey says:

    There goes Ana again with the geritol and old comments. I guess that’s her theme. I honestly thought she was way smarter than this. disappointing. How is that relevant to anything?

    I wonder if they still make geritol?

    • Nancy says:

      There has to be more of this story that we will never see or
      Ana has multiple personality disorder.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        Thank you.

      • Rebecca says:

        She’s making the same digs at Lea that Lea makes at everyone else. Lea can dish it out but she sure can’t take it. Ana is trying to teach this stubborn fool a lesson.

    • Amber...Real Wife says:

      I need some! I”m exhausted from running the parents around today.

    • sparklemuffy says:

      They do– i was going to suggest it for AZ girl as a pick me up– liquid only– you can’t believe how well it works when your puny.

    • chismosa says:

      She only started with that after Lea stands up YET AGAIN pointing her fingers at Ana and calling Ana boring and irrelevant. And I’m sorry, Lea started talking into a topic that had zilch to do with her. I would find that annoying too.

  33. TexasTart says:

    Ana is NOT evil – how ridiculous. Ana could have laid off the juvenile shots at Lea’s age….she’s 57 if I recall correctly.

  34. TexasTart says:

    Alexia is gorgeous!

  35. Kat from Ohio says:

    ana disgusts me. she IS the boring one, no storyline to speak of, other than that dull divorce. she looks a mess at this reunion. that crazy cleavage on a woman her age is unbecoming. lea might be older but she dresses age appropriately. methinks she’s clawing desperately for another chance to appear next season.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Lea dresses better than she used to. She looks really good tonight.

    • TexasTart says:

      Hey, Kat. I’m not ready to toss aside Ana until I have more information, but she did look and behave badly.

      Are you recovering as expected?

      • Kat from Ohio says:

        hey! thanks for asking! i’m doing really well. today was the hardest day i’ve had in a while… just felt tired and sore, but i’m pretty much okay. trying to take it easy.

    • chismosa says:

      Did you see how Lea dressed season 1, i.e. the REAL way she dresses before fame got to her? When she had her previous face?

  36. Nancy says:

    Andy should leave the kids alone!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      I agree. Even the adult kids. I do feel bad for Alexia. You know she has to be very embarrassed.

    • WindyCityWondering says:

      Agreed that Andy needs to leave the kids alone. But I am not buying this excuse that Frankie assaulted that homeless man because of his brother’s accident.

      • Nancy says:

        Hi WCW 🙂 I agree.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        True WindyCity…it’s just sad. She should have just said NO COMMENT. Because those excuses just insult our intelligence.

      • chismosa says:

        I agree with all of you but I have to say that I agree with Adriana (again, I say she is smart), that boys/men have a very hard time expressing their frustrations and negative emotions. (my brother is this way to a T). We don’t know for SURE if this homeless man issue is from that or if he just would have gotten into a car and driven drunk and wildly one night, in a similar way, to fend off/deal with these emotions. (Kind of like what the VP’s son and Brody’s daughter did on Homeland this past season) or any other wild situation. (Turn to drugs, other dangerous activity).
        Therapy is what he needed but in the Cuban/Latin culture, so that and/or maybe at that particular time, Alexia and her husband may not have thought to put him in that.

      • Rebecca says:

        Well at least we know Alexia is not letting him off the hook. She said he will be paying for his mistake the rest of his life. Good for her.

  37. TexasTart says:

    Carrier.Pigeon! 😆

  38. LA Debra says:

    I don’t like Karent.

  39. TexasTart says:

    Lea is so thrown off that if you notice when the conversation is not about her, she is very deep in thought and obviously distressed.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      How human of her.

    • Iowagirl says:

      You are soooo right, I wonder what Anna had in that folder

    • chismosa says:

      I’m TELLING you all. So much had gone down there. For SURE.
      You can tell Lea got a lot of makeup touch-ups during part 2. I.e. she was so flustered she was standing up and getting heated and messing up her makeup.
      I love love it.

  40. Nancy says:

    I agree Lea.

  41. Nancy says:

    I’m getting a headache!

  42. Nancy says:

    Andy made a funny!

  43. Putchka says:

    Anyone that goes on these shows is nutso. I’m an introvert but even if I wasn’t, what the hell? These Miami broads make Kelly B. look sane. I would like to slap Lea.

  44. Formerly Addicted to Bravo says:

    Marysol is so off base – no one thought that her marriage was fake – we all got that it was a joke on Lea’s part. But if it was so “real” why did they split up so fast??

    • Nancy says:


    • LA Debra says:

      I think people in Marysol’s social / business circle thought the marriage was one of convenience. Whether it was or it wasn’t I think Marysol loved him. Sometimes love isn’t enough. I believe Marysol that she was hurt by the “green card” joke.

      • Nancy says:


      • Cartwheels says:

        I think it hurts Marisol to even think that he took advantage of her, maybe it hits too close to home, I just didn’t like when Lea pointed at that because she did it not out of concern but as a jab disguise in the shape of a joke.
        Lea knew that her comments would hurt Marisol and that was her intention anyway.

        • It’s so hypocritical of Lea to think she can say nasty crap, and then say, “it’s a joke!” so that means it’s ok. I’m glad someone is finally standing up to her. Lea also believes she is better than all of them. Her stupid tag line, “I don’t do stupid” or whatever is just pathetic. No Lea, you are not that smart. And if you really are a charitable person, why can’t you be kind to people, even if they are stupid? Really Lea gets to me!

          • Cartwheels says:

            That is what I think also, if whatever Anna has in her file is lies and can be easily disproven, I would had gone through it piece by piece and set the record straight.
            I know that Anna come out of being hateful and vindictive but I don’t give pass to Lea for her underhanded behavior the whole season.
            Lea made her charity event such a major plotline on the show that if there was some questioning about it, it was relevant, maybe there was proof of misappropriation and that is what Marisol meant when she said that her PR agency legitimized her gala.
            Everybody is so afraid that Lea would blackball them, but nobody seems to really enjoy her company, not even Adrianna.

            • chismosa says:

              Word! Blue sky and Cartwheels. That’s why I dont think that Ana saying what she says is so off-putting. If lea can say stupid stuff and just cackle away and say its a “joke” then so can Ana about her things she says to Lea at the reunion.

              I agree COMPLETELY about the “charity”. There is so much below the surface there.

              • I like Ana, and I think her over the top nasty comments bring her down into Lea’s slimy level. She could still mop the floor with Lea & not resort to those comments, but somehow I think Ana believes she’s helping attract more viewers. Let’s see what the ratings are, as usual it’s all about the ratings. I’m starting to like Miami but am repulsed by these women behaving like vipers.

                • chismosa says:

                  i agree she could have done without. But i think Ana, in her way, doesn’t give a crap if she attracts more viewers by this– i think she feels her own life has enough story? Especially if next season we get to see her and her handsome new boyfriend. (i personally found her story good enough, i know some others found her boring) She seems to have a very ‘tough $hit, i’m not changing just for you’ mentality so i don’t know if she’s so worried about bringing in the viewers. But she could be and you could be so right!

  45. IceNFire says:

    Thought Joanna Loved being in the press but it appears she sues people for using her photo
    @joannakrupa what lawsuits have you won?

    @realityjulie many using my photos illegally

  46. TexasTart says:

    Andy made a funny!!! Is Rodolfo seeing someone?!

  47. Nancy says:

    Did Lea just say that? Oh dear…

  48. LA Debra says:

    Lea is a two faced b!tch

  49. Amber...Real Wife says:

    Another dirty jab by Lea. This time under her breath for KarenT only. How lovely.

  50. TexasTart says:

    LOL that Marysol needs to pee was the funniest outtake!

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Been there. At my age, I wouldn’t have asked I think I would have just run to the bathroom!!

  51. Amber...Real Wife says:

    You know… Lea is just a dirty old whore / chortling hateful sow and I find her totally indefensible. But like JudgeMathis says… If you like it… I love it! Just don’t act surprised when others don’t find her endearing.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Tell us how you really feel, Amber? LOL!!! Lots of passion there!! Oh and by the way, I’m not the least bit surprised about anything ever with the housewives. Sometimes I get confused when they don’t show us everything and someone is angry at someone,…and I can’t figure what brought on the anger.

    • chismosa says:

      Amber I’m with you, couldn’t stand her last season.

  52. LA Debra says:

    I love those emeralds!,

    • LaineyLainey says:

      Mama Elsa’s? yeah, beautiful!! Her hair looks pretty!

      • LA Debra says:

        She looks marvelous ( in a Billy Crystal voice!). I was worried she looked a little sallow this season, but tonight she looks healthy and relaxed.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I love that Billy Crystal voice LA Debra! You’re right she was looking a bit peaked this season. Nice to see her looking healthier.

  53. Nancy says:


    • LaineyLainey says:

      Andy let her have the last word.

      • Nancy says:

        I think Ana is jealous of her.

        • LaineyLainey says:

          I wish she hadn’t shown this side of herself…her behavior was so beneath the person I thought she was. I really wanted to like her, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wahhhhhh!

          • Nancy says:

            There has to be more to this. I’m going to wait to make any judgements until
            next season. I really like Ana so I’m hoping there really is a reason.

      • TexasTart says:

        You are changing ‘colors’ on us again. Your gravitar is chameleon!

    • chismosa says:

      All she’s doing is preventative measures for the information that was discussed during that reunion. Damage control. THEN, she probably followed up with a cyst and diseased letter about the information unveiled.

      I don’t buy you for one second Lea. Crocodile tears.

    • chismosa says:

      And what on earth is there to be jealous of Lea of? From that article above reading about her marriage to her what, 2nd/3rd husband, meeting under strange circumstances, dressing in a “fitted knit” wedding dress (gag!), making all your money off your husband’s money and through what now seems to be a dubious charity. ??? Yeah, I want that life. Not.
      I hate when we women are so quick to call out “jealousy” as an excuse. Nope sorry. Ana’s got it going on in her life with her new man, beautiful daughters, and thriving career that SHE did herself.

      Even Adriana seems to be seeing the light with Lea.

      • Lea’s charity seems to be an excuse for a bunch of rich people to have a grand old partay, all expenses paid, and then give a few pennies to some poor people. Why would anyone want to give $ to a bitch like Lea so she can flaunt herself at her partay? The best thing to come out of this fiasco is that the donors will now see exactly where their money is going. And start donating to a better charity that really cares about people. Even people Lea thinks are stupid.

        • chismosa says:

          i am VERY interested to see what ‘stars’ come/perform to her next gala. Verrrrrrry interested.

  54. LA Debra says:

    Quantified, qualified, and wrapped in an injunction lol

  55. TexasTart says:

    Hells Bells, I do not know what to make of Ana. And did she get ugly with Lisa and WHY?! I need to cue up the DVR and watch.again, I missed pieces between needy husband and dogs. Geez, to interrupt housewives! The nerve!!!! lol

    I STILL want to know what got to Ana because what she or her ex revealed that Lea said was not worthy of what we saw!!! Guess I’ll have to imagine what we didn’t see.. UGH.

  56. I don’t know what to make of these “ladies” from Miami. Lisa seems the best to me, she has a heart. The rest of them can be so evil it’s scary. Marysol is ok most of the time. Ana fell off the deep end. Lea has a past & why do I suspect her charity isn’t on the up & up? Alexia had a tragedy in her family, but she came out too nasty going after Karent. Karent has a personality disorder and her teeth have a life of their own! Joanna doesn’t deserve Roman. Adrianna can be okay but then she can spit nails too. Elsa is right, these ladies are not spiritual they are nasty. Andy did his job well, getting them to all scream at each other. Why would a normal person ever go on a reality show? You have to be a nutbag to go this crazy on tv and have your whole life, skeletons and all, exposed. That is what knocked the wind out of Lea, she’s got some secrets that Ana found out about. Good thing her hubby is a big shot lawyer.

    • LaineyLainey says:

      If you believe Perception is Reality….who cares what really happened? What is perceived to have happened is reality? If it’s been perceived as truth and televised; it is very difficult to ever get the truth out once the perceived “truth” has been let out into the cosmos. So either Ana knows secrets and exposed Lea OR Ana knowingly or unknowingly made false accusations against Lea. Things Ana believes to be true. But perhaps they are not true. If Ana made false accusations, she opens herself up to a suit of libel (perhaps), so, being a lawyer, herself.. I doubt if she would knowingly make televised false accusations. I think whatever she said SHE believed to be true. But on the other hand, just because Ana says and believes that something is true, does not make it true. Long story short: I want to know what was in the folder!!!!!! The ever official looking folder. If Ana’s truth was in a folder, then it has to be true? I don’t automatically believe it just because “it” was in a folder. The folder, The folder, The folder…it’s not even RED!!

      And further, why was it Ana’s mission to expose Lea at this reunion? She must have done a lot research to fill THE FOLDER…. It seemed like Lea was on trial. Was she? I just keep feeling like I missed something somewhere.

      • LaineyLainey says:

        ok, i just read my comment above,…ramble much?? sorry it’s so badly written. It wasn’t meant as an attack on you bluey – – -I’m just perplexed by the whole ana/lea thing. Very left field.

        • Me too, I’d like to know why Ana is so mad, and what really did scare Lea? The way it was edited, Ana looks bad & Lea looks like she was attacked by a crazy woman. What is in Lea’s past? What’s in that folder?? And why don’t we get to see Lea’s charity financials, which no one even knows Ana was questioning, unless they read the blogs. We may never know, because Lea successfully shut it down at the reunion. Or even worse, did the producers set it all up, to make sure there is another season?!

          • Nancy says:

            I think Lea pulled an Adrienne.

            • Lea is 57, her son is 12? So she was 45 when he was born or thereabouts. Yup, bet they used donor eggs & possibly a surrogate. Which is fine, her son looks so adorable to me. I don’t like people who use nasty jabs to make their point, so Ana is not one of my faves anymore. Even tho I don’t really care for Lea, Ana could go after her without all the venom.

              • chismosa says:

                Ana simply went after her after Lea STARTED going after Ana’s daughters and husband on the blogs, THEN at the reunion calls Ana names as well.
                It’s fine when it comes from Lea but not when it comes from Ana? Puh-leaze


                • These shows definitely are not about character are they! Imagine working with any of these hyenas. Ughh! Are these people like this all the time, or just for the cameras? So crazy, they must be ramping it up for tv. I’m turned off by these stupid housewives shows. Andy thinks this crap is entertainment? What are they fighting about anyway? He loves showing us the cat fights.

      • Cartwheels says:

        The big question is if Lea is going to sue Ana for slander/ libel.
        If Ana made false allegations against Lea at the reunion and Lea has a way to prove it, then we will soon hear about a lwasuit, if the lawsuit doesn’t happen , probably means that Anna has some big guns on that file, truths that Lea rathers not be exposed.

        • hmmm Ana is an attorney so she must have her facts straight. As far as being a decent human being, now that’s another story. I didn’t like the jabs at Lea, geritol, walker, hip breaking – really over the top. Ana must be very mad at things Lea said about her & her family to go after Lea like that. Plus she must want to be on the next season pretty bad, which to me is sad!

          • Cartwheels says:

            Yeah, I didn’t like the jokes about her age either, that to me was an innecesary low blow, especially if you have so many documents that could easilyu prove the mismanagement of her charity funds.
            Oh wait, she did have those but they were edited by Bravo. I wonder if we would ever heard of those facts.

        • TexasTart says:

          So true, cartwheels!

  57. BB says:

    This is a test.

  58. LaineyLainey says:

    I voted Lisa H., nicest housewife. I thought Joanna needed rehab. I voted Phaedra as most ambitious and Aviva as least ambitious. As you can see…I got some of the number one answers but not all.

    • it would be so boring if we all thought alike!

      • TexasTart says:

        It would! Actually, I had expected to see more bickering amongst ourselves over the results. Tomorrow maybe, ha ha!

    • Kat from Ohio says:

      i also voted lisa as nicest!!! i really love her and think she’d make a wonderful mother

      • chismosa says:

        Her face looks just so terrible from all her fillers. She looks so FAKE and that doesn’t go with her seemingly nice demeanor

        She was so naturally pretty in the “before” shots I saw.

        If she gets out of Karen(T)’s butt I’ll like her more next season

  59. sparklemuffy says:

    Here we go– the producers decided to keep religion out of SW from the very beginning. O—kaaaay.

    • BB says:

      Well, then. What’s the point? Like Boston said last week, tell us the personal stuff we want to know about.

      • TexasTart says:

        BB – too bad SW didn’t have more substance for review. You made me lol at “I can’t believe I’m typing this.” ITA with your summary at the end of th blog, they didn’t really demonstrate how their lifestyle was so great, I just didn’t, I hate to say, but ‘feel the love’ between the wives. I was so disgusted with the Meri needs to have another child….beyond absurd and and she obviously does not want to and why with what, 17 other kids….I don’t remember the head count!

        When I thought Meri was/is so self centered about the house, which was not right, but why is it her daughter and husband thinks she should have another child for THEM. At least thats the way I saw it…and then quit watching. Thanks for.the blogs BB!

  60. Putchka says:

    This Miami reunion is bull. Yeah, my other son hits homeless people cause his brother was in a car accident. Wat to go idiot.

    • It seems to me that the older son didn’t get much attention (for a long time, not just since his brother was in the accident) and so he fell in with some bad company. Still, it has to be in your make-up to do something like that, beat up a homeless man. How was he raised? Doesn’t look like he learned to respect others, or have empathy for less fortunate people. hope Alexia gets him lots of help, he needs it! I don’t know but there’s something wrong with Alexia. Her son almost died, yet she can go after Karent like a viper? Maybe she has some issues herself.

      • oooh just realized something, Alexia is fight Karent for a spot on the show right?? Duh, that explains why she came out guns blazing for Karent, she wants her off the show. Really, most of the drama (90%?) is just for the cameras!

      • chismosa says:

        No that’s just her Cuban blood fired up at this annoying nostril-face who fake smiles and never honestly asked about Alexia’s son though they knew each other previously.

        I believe Alexia.

        Alexia has an open invite to join the cast. They always liked her. My only wish is nasal canal would leave.

  61. Putchka says:

    This Miami reunion is bull. Yeah, my other son hits homeless people cause his brother was in a car accident. Way to go idiot.

    • kit9 says:

      That excuse was so disgusting! She actually whored out the accident of her son to excuse the despicable behavior of the other. Worse, she was trying to make her abusive little monster the sympathetic party! So, was her dear sweet little son just grieving when he proudly posted the video to youtube and laughed about it? Was he grieving when, after people on FB asked why he do such a nasty thing, replied, and this is a quote, ’cause it’s funnnnyyyyyy’. POS! You want an honest answer why he would engage in such behavior? Because he’s a rich entitled brat who think of the poor as subhuman and whose parents will always bail him out and never hold him responsible. And lie for him. He DID punch the man.

      • chismosa says:

        yes it’s reprehensible, i think Alexia does believe that and was trying, as best she could to acknowledge how awful it was.
        However i do think there is some truth to big issues with boys, teenage boys/ going into adulthood, hell even grown men and dealing with big changes, emotional problems, etc.

        I do think there were big issues with that, but i really truly think Alexia was trying to handle this as best she could. I mean what else can she say. It *could* be true that the older brother was so upset over Frankie’s god awful accident. I don’t know….. jmho i guess.

  62. Putchka says:

    Het Bluesky, totally agree. I have a son who was raised correctly. If he ever did something like that, I’d be so ashamed…

    • chismosa says:

      Alexia is INCREDIBLY ashamed. But she has to stand by him in some way or another, it’s her child. She said he will suffer the appropriate consequences.

      The biological father was something of a minor criminal. Maybe something passed along that way. I still love Alexia and though she made a bad choice in the father of her sons, she still seems like she is and was a great mom

      • kit9 says:

        She didn’t seem ashamed. More like embarrassed because it reflected badly on her and the family. And, there’s a difference between standing by and excusing and coddling, which is what she did. She was actually attempting to garner sympathy for HIM but didn’t have a word of sympathy for the homeless man her son assaulted. In fact, Alexia attempted to downplay the victim’s suffering by lying about her son not punching him(which he did).

        • chismosa says:

          i took it as her correcting, legalese- the word ‘punch’ vs. another way of hitting— as it is still court-pending. As Lea is flouncing around with her legal language when she’s only MARRIED to the lawyer, not the practicing attorney that Ana is– (we get more legal words from Lea than the actual lawyer Ana on the couch! )— that is how i took it.

          But i think Alexia has to feel terrible for what happened, and being somewhat ‘celebs’ or at least , socials- in their world of lower-to-middle class Miami (remember that whole argument Alexia had last season about the readership of her magazine), i’m sure there has to be something she and her husband are doing to help the homeless community. I mean, there just has to.
          I don’t think she and her husband are in the UPPER UPPER echelons of Miami high high society. Like, where Lea imagines she is. Alexia and her hubby i mean, i don’t.

          I think something stems just innately from the father of the kid being a criminal of some kind. Who knows.

          That was horrendous though. I agree. Aaagh, whatever, at least one of my two HWs shows is over now, a mini break. Atlanta is just fun for me…. i wish Miami grows in time with viewership. I like the Latins being on tv!

          They ought to do a Dallas/ Houston HWs, with all Lea Blacks on it. That would be great ratings.

        • Well said! There is no defending what he did. So a little volunteer work with the homeless is going to make it all ok? It made me ill listening to her defend her son’s attack on a defenseless person. Just thankful he wasn’t killed.

  63. Orson says:

    I guess the poor lad is just misunderstood. And posting a video of this assault was just a cry for help. The up-side of this could be the lad’s learning what “Tried As An Adult” means.

    • Rebecca says:

      Alexia and her husband won’t let Peter off the hook. She said he will be paying for his mistake for the rest of his life. With her Cuban blood, I have no doubt she has let him have it in private.

      However, last night she was visibly shaken when speaking about her sons. She may not have been able to express herself had she been more composed. Karent’s fake smiling didn’t help either.

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