Real Housewives of Miami – Blogs Blogged
“Lisa’s Button-Pushing Behavior”
“This episode was particularly interesting for me to watch as I see people twisting the truth to save face.”
As for Adriana’s insane wedding, Marysol says “Alexia and I had just received Adriana’s wedding invitation and were so confused that we had to actually do a costume change between the ceremony and the reception. I love the idea of a theme wedding, but changing ensembles in an unfamiliar venue seemed like torture to me.” She states that she attempted to talk to Adriana about it. “Since Adriana was hooked up to an I.V. machine and unable to escape, I took the opportunity to try to convince her to NIX the costume changes at the wedding. That went over like a lead balloon, and I was dismissed instantly.” It didn’t seem like she tried very hard. I guess next week we’ll see how the costume changes work out.
As for Lea & Alexia’s conversation, “Lea knows the truth and that will weigh on her conscience, not mine. I don’t need to convince anyone of the truth.” If she doesn’t need to convince anyone of the truth, why is she trying so hard to convince everyone ? “Do I care that Lea did not send anything? No, because I know who she is and it’s not a shocker. Am I upset that she is lying about it and many other things? YES.”
“At Alexia’s birthday party I asked her if she minded that I speak with Lea and give her the opportunity to explain” Of course Alexia was OK with it! She’d never give up an opportunity for drama! Marysol again says that Lea lied about attempting to contact Elsa, which upset her further. She doesn’t understand why Lea walked away. “Her behavior was very odd the way she ran away, her body language was saying something very different than what was coming out of her mouth.”
“Lisa jumped into a conversation that she knew nothing about and was really pushing my buttons.” Lisa may not have known about the situation, but Marysol was also involving other people by telling everyone who would listen that Lea hadn’t contacted Elsa.
“Targeted by the Hate Club”
She begins by setting the record straight on some more issues/lies. As for her relationship with Elsa, she says that Marysol is making it out to be more than it was. “I never had any spiritual conversations or advice from Elsa other than Season 1 when she sat at a dinner table and gave all the girls her opinion on each of us.” She also recalls being comforted by Elsa when Leroy died. She says that, except for a few phone calls, all communication with Elsa has been shown. She also re-asserts that she reached to Elsa numerous times.
As for walking away from Marysol at the party, “I do not find it appropriate to have a confrontation in front of bystanders at a birthday party. Especially a contrived and unnecessary one.” She states that she was only there for a moment. I’m a little over the “everyone hates me” refrain coming from Lea. She may be treated unfairly by some & may be getting the bad edit this season, but there are two sides to every problem & she needs to take a little responsibility for her actions.
As for Alexia’s involvement in t heir issues, she says that “Alexia again prefers to gain points with the hate club rather than find out what is going on or give me the benefit of the doubt.” I found it odd that Alexia has professed that she is friends with both Marysol & Lea, then believes only what Marysol says without discussing it with Lea. This seems like exactly what she’s done all season – try to play both sides. “It’s unfortunate you can’t go to a party of “friends” without being a target.”
As for Alexia’s birthday gift, she says that she did not use the gift “as an opportunity to SELL my Lea Black Beauty line. I already had a gift for her and Herman prepared to drop off at their birthday party, and I did later that night. I gave her another gift (my Lea Black Beauty skincare) when I found out at the last minute she was stopping by.” Actually, she could have just said happy birthday & your present will be ready at your party. But she chose to use the opportunity to push her new skin care line, regardless of whether she charged Alexia for the products.
Adriana de Moura
“The Wedding Evite Explained”
“Welcome to the 21st century! Yes, I had an Evite for my wedding, because we all live on our computers, tablets, smart phones, etc.’” She goes on to say that she was thinking of the environment. I’m sure it was simply because she couldn’t attach her ‘mood board’ to a paper invite. I still find it a little inappropriate to send an Evite for a wedding.
She addresses the costume change but saying that “I take my fashion seriously, it is a form of art, a form of expressing yourself, and on my wedding day I wanted to make sure everything looked perfect!” I’m not married, but I think that I would be thrilled to simply spend my wedding day celebrating with friends & family. Adriana is far too wrapped up in the material side of all of this. “I was not going to let Marysol convince me to change my dress code, although she had been a great bridesmaid, and I appreciate her practical side. My wedding was about dreams and love, not practicality!” Umm, no – you’re wedding is about having the appearance of a ‘perfect’ wedding. There’s nothing impractical with making sure your guests are comfortable. Just when I think Adriana can’t get any more superficial…
“Meet Dr. Sex Therapist Lisa”
“Maybe Joanna and I should not have polished off that very large bottle of wine. Then again we had a blast being goofballs.” While I enjoy seeing the girls be goofy, I’m so tired of the sex talk. She’s excited about being a bridesmaid in Joann’s wedding. “I was touched that Joanna asked me to be her bridesmaid even though we had our ups and downs. I feel that we got a chance to truly bond in LA like never before.” She was surprised by Adriana’s reaction at Alexia’s party, as “a couple of weeks ago at the bridal fitting she asked if I was going to be in Joanna’s wedding and I had made it clear that if she asked, I would accept. That should not have been a shock to her.”
Lisa was also confused by Marysol behavior at the party. She states what has been my opinion all along: “Why on earth would Marysol care if Lea had anything to do with her mother, when Marysol wants nothing to do with Lea and to be out of her life?” Lisa states that she was the one was interrupted, not the other way around. “Marysol rudely interrupted me and Lea as we were having a friendly conversation and enjoying the party. I do not appreciate being told I was “butting in” when I was the one pushed aside.” I think Marysol was more upset that Lisa jumped in at the elevator, though Marysol had also sought out that confrontation while Lea & Lisa were talking.
“From the beginning of Season 1 Marysol has always shied away from confrontation with Lea, Elaine, or anyone. This season she wants to get into it with everyone.” I also find it odd that Marysol has suddenly become confrontational. I wonder if it has anything to do with her seemingly closer relationship with Ana. As for Marysol comments about Lisa, she says “ I may have met most of this group about 2 years ago, but I have formed a relationship with Lea and consider her a friend. Sometimes history is less important than somebody’s current actions towards a former friend.” While she may not have been around for everything, I’m sure that Lea has apprised her. Marysol has never seemed interested in getting to know Lisa . “There are many things that have zero to do with her, but she finds every way possible to make it her business.” These women are always going to be in each other’s business, that’s part of the show.
“Ana, Marysol’s sidekick, snidely comments that, “I’m playing all sides and the middle.” Could she be any more clueless?” Alexia is also playing both sides, and seems very calculated about it. Lisa took offense to Ana’s insults, as I think most of us would. “Ana has a very condescending attitude about her. She seems to think that she is above everyone else in the world and that she can talk down to anyone she pleases.”
“Alexia’s Birthday Drama”
Oh boy! I bet Alexia was just thrilled with all of the drama at her party. Especially since she ok’d the confrontation.
Alexia tells us that she had a great birthday, complete with visit from Marysol & a Maserati from her husband. While she had a lot to say about the Evite at the time, she now says “Seriously, nothing surprises me from Adriana.” As for the costume change, “I think she’s in love with the idea of all her guests being in white, which is beautiful, and she’s loving the theme of The Great Gatsby, which is glamorous, and just couldn’t make up her mind so she decided to do both, not taking into consideration how difficult and complicated it would be for her guests.” I think that Adriana is just inconsiderate & superficial.
“Walking into Lea’s office made me feel as if she had invited me to participate in her infomercial! LOL!” I remember in past seasons when the women accused Lea of disguising digs as jokes. I think Alexia has picked that up this season. As for bringing up the Marysol/Lea issue, “I wanted Lea to know how Marysol was feeling about that issue, and I wanted to hear for myself why she hadn’t reached out. Everything is so confusing. Why wouldn’t Lea reach out to Elsa, and if she did, why would Marysol lie about it?” If everyone expects Lisa to stay out of everything, then Alexia should too. She obviously enjoys being in the middle, but is clearly on Marysol’s side.
“I had no clue that all that was going on in my party. I’m glad I didn’t even see or hear it. I was doing what I should have been doing” Wait one minute! Marysol said “I asked her if she minded that I speak with Lea and give her the opportunity to explain.” So who’s lying here? Alexia or Marysol?
“Romain’s Troubled Past”
Joanna was fairly absent from this episode as she wasn’t at Alexia’s party. Her storyline is still focused on the lack of sex in her relationship. She says that this episode was particularly hard for her. “the therapist managed to dig deep into his painful and traumatizing past, something he has never done before with me or even with his own family.” She goes on to explain that he never discussed it because he wasn’t proud of his past. It must unimaginably hard to have survived something like that. I applaud Romain for not letting it run his life. “Romain revealed to me after the therapy that his childhood with that specific monster of a step mom was actually way worse than he described. She put him through things that even the devil wouldn’t be capable of doing. I am actually shocked he is as strong as he is nowadays. I actually understand much better why he is always insisting on making peace with people and always running away from confrontations.” I think that we can only truly understand our partner when they’re able to fully open to us. Good for them to address these issues & come to a deeper understanding of each other!