Lizzie Rovsek – Lizzie Lends Her Support to Shannon
Lizzie begins with the Miss Santa Monica USA pageant. She loves returning to the pageant world. “It was a very fun time in my life and I think it’s very positive for young women who have the courage and drive to compete. Like I said in tonight’s episode, the women that compete are intelligent, driven and are using pageants as a stepping stone to further their career and life ambitions.”
She then addresses comments made about being a stay-at-home mom. “I love being a mom. It is by far the best and most rewarding job on the planet! However, I found that just being a stay-at-home mom wasn’t enough for me.” I think that whatever a woman decides to do, whether it be stay at home, go to work, or a combination, other women should support her decision. “I work from home and I do have help a few days a week so I can oversee production and build my company, Sun Kitten Swimwear.” She is also lucky to have a husband who is willing to help out. “Christian is an absolutely incredible father. He is hands-on and loving and I am so blessed to be building my family with him. However, there are always times, as a mom, that I freak out. Christian is very laid-back and doesn’t worry about the same things that I do.”
Lizzie refrains from commenting on the other women, as she wasn’t involved this week. I commend her for not falling into the trap of talking trash about the girls on her blog. “I also want to add that my heart goes out to Shannon and her family. I think Shannon is a great person and it’s hard to see her going through such a tough time. Marriage is hard and it takes work.”
Heather Dubrow – “Tamra and I Can Finally Move Forward”
“I was really glad to be able to sit down with Vicki and clear the air. It surprises me to hear that Vicki feels “less than” around me because I admire her so much.” I agree, it was odd to see Vicki expressing some insecurity when she is usually so confident. Heather is glad that they cleared the air & are moving forward.
“I’ve gotten a lot of comments on social media about why I didn’t cancel Tamra’s segment on Good Day L.A. after the way she treated me at Shannon’s holiday party.” Heather reiterates that she had no control over what guests appeared. She was a guest host & the producers were in charge of booking. “Secondly, even if I were the president of the network, I would never do that. Tamra is my friend. Period. Just because we have not been seeing eye-to-eye lately doesn’t change the baseline of our friendship.” Good for Heather to not be petty & try to punish Tamra. I’m not sure Tamra would have acted with the same class.
Heather then explains that, when she arrives at the studio, her time is managed by the producers. “I was worried about changing into workout clothes for CUT Fitness’ segment. I had done that once before while co-hosting and it’s a VERY quick change. However I was worried that if I DIDN’T change into gym clothes that it would appear rude, as if I thought the workout would be so easy I didn’t have to change out of street clothes.” I think she did the right thing by trying to change. I also agree that 1.5 minutes isn’t a long time when you have microphones, etc to deal with. “I was disappointed that Tamra kept saying how rude I was at the studio. I was busy doing my job, and I thought I was energetic and fun during their segment. What else should I have done?” You can see the whole segment at myfoxla.com & make your own determination.
As for the meeting with Tamra: “I was SO tired of having these summit meetings with Tamra.” That has to be exhausting! “I thought our conversation was just going around in circles until Tamra brought up the issue of me talking to Eddie about having a baby. I felt terrible. I know I have discussed this in my blog already, but at the time I thought I was being helpful. It was a bad decision and I am truly sorry.” Heather is glad that they discussed what was really going on & moved forward. As for Shannon, “Shannon had talked so much about her marital problems since we met that I wasn’t necessarily surprised to hear Tamra tell me what was going on with her and David, but I was still sad for her.” It’s not like Shannon & David’s issues were secret – she put them on TV!
Shannon Beador – Shannon’s “Aha Moment” About David
Is it just me that is getting tired of Shannon whining about her marital problems? “This is a tough episode for me to watch. I have been very open about the state of my marriage and how I want more.” She certainly has! There’s a reason we now call her Over-Sharing-Shannon. She wants us to know that she doesn’t think of herself as a victim & doesn’t blame David for the distance between them. “In fact, today, I take most of the responsibility it is happening. I thought if I complained enough, that something would finally click within David and he would “see the light” and make our relationship a big priority in his life.” I may not have years of marriage under my belt, but even I can tell that was a bad idea. “Watching the show has knocked sense into me about the clock I need to keep. I am glad that you get to see one of my “A-ha!” moments. It literally hit me in my interview that I need to change my clock as a first step to improving my marriage.” I can’t believe that it took her this long to realize that.
“I never told her that David and I were splitting up or even discussing it. I never gave her a copy of the email he sent to me. It was never said in the email that David wanted a divorce and I am disappointed that Tamra would even make that inaccurate statement about such a serious topic. You see in the previews that it might not have been the best decision to confide in Tamra.” Ya think?!? Have you not seen a past episode? Shannon goes on to say how disappointed she was to see Tamra gossiping about her with Heather.
“I also am frustrated with the drinking comments. While I absolutely enjoy a cocktail, I do not drink vodka straight. Last week you finally see that I order a Grey Goose neat, but also a large sparkling water. I mix the two together. I usually get two to three drinks from my one shot of vodka. Enough about a drinking problem!”
Finally, Shannon says that she has only spoken to the group about wanting to spend more time with her husband. “I am far from a “sad soul.” All marriages go through rough patches.” I still question her decision to put her rough patch on national TV.
Vicki Gunvalson – Vicki Sides with Heather on This One
“Sorry I’ve been skipping a few weeks here and there -– life seems to be too busy to sit down and write anything.” Vicki tells us that Mike & Briana’s young half-brother was killed in an accident two weeks ago. Thoughts & prayers are with them & their families. I cannot imagine how awful it would be to lose someone so young.
“Tonight you see the big reveal of the new baby. Baby #2 should be arriving around July 11th if not sooner. It was so much fun for Briana and Ryan to bring over the box with the color of the balloons in it for the gender reveal.” I think it was cute that they all found out the gender together! “Briana is on modified bed rest right now and I’ve been fortunate enough to go back and forth to OKC every three weeks to help out as much as I can with Troy and to see her and Ryan. I have really come to like Oklahoma and the people are really great so again, my apologies if I offended any of you.”
Moving on to Tamra & Heather’s fight, “This Good Day LA situation with Heather and Tamra is just silly to me. I mean, really!” Vicki doesn’t see why Tamra is so upset. “If Heather works out at a gym in Newport (which is nowhere near Tamra’s gym), why can’t she have that gym on to showcase their workout? Why does Heather owe Tamra a “free commercial” to CUT Fitness when she doesn’t even work out there?” Exactly what I was thinking! “It’s a GIFT to be able to be on a show like Good Day LA and the fact Heather did tell Tamra that she wanted to put her on eventually then Tamra should have said “thank you!” I’m sorry, Tamra, if you’re upset with this one, but sincerely I don’t think you had any place to be mad at Heather.” Am I really agreeing with Vicki? Never thought that day would come!
“This email that David sent to Shannon just makes me sad. I don’t blame Shannon for sharing this information with Tamra because that’s what girls do.” Vicki empathizes with Shannon, seeing some of herself & Don in them. “For David to share his feelings with Shannon as he did, he probably felt they were just going to stay between them. My heart breaks for David and Shannon and I hope they are able to get their marriage back on track for the sake of their family.”