Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Season 5 Episode 4
The Call No Parent wants to Get.
Kim starts by telling us Brooke’s wedding was right around the corner. She wanted Kyle to see the dress, but knows her sister is a germophobe and she can’t tell her the house is like a petri dish of virus. Kim’s dresses were very pretty, but I would have been pissed being in that house with everyone sick and leaving for a vacation!
How cute are Ken and Lisa V. taking Giggy shopping? I just loved it! The whole thing was so cute. I completely understand how Lisa V. and Ken feel as if Giggy is now their child, too. I, too, am so excited at the thought of being a grandmother! Shhh! I don’t want to put any pressure on people before they are ready! I’m just saying, I’m ready to be a GrandMa!
Wow. No pressure Just asking my daughter to produce a grandkid asap on a network’s website.
It was so exciting to see Brandi get her new car! I just loved to see her with such pride and joy! Really, I saw a lot if gratitude!
Um, no. I saw no gratitude. I saw a woman who is so concerned about her “image” that she is willing to waste 10s of 1000s of dollars to have a car. I think it is just plain stupidity. And delusional. Your kids (allegedly) don’t have a college fund!
It was nice to see Eileen with her family. All those boys. It looks like she really has a lot fun. I know she loves her kids a lot. I have known her husband Vincent and his family since I was a little girl. Vincent’s brother actually taught me how to play tennis for a guest spot I did on the TV show Magnum PI. It was fun to watch Eileen and Vincent play tennis. Those Van Pattens are really something on the court!
Holy crap on toast! I just realized that Vincent is Dick Van Patten’s son! I wonder if he has ever played tennis against Mario Singer???
Wow! Seeing Kyle, Maurice, and all the kids arrive in Mallorca and that amazing yacht…All I’m saying is that I’m definitely heading there next! So gorgeous. How beautiful is my niece Alexia?! I loved watching her go over her list for college. I still can’t believe Kimberly is already in her second year already! It was awesome to see Yolanda and Kyle in the “bagels!” LOL, how cute is our Yo!? It was nice to see Kyle and Yolanda getting to spend some one-on-one time and give Yolanda a chance to open up about some very sensitive and painful things going on in her life. Spain is so beautiful, and I enjoyed getting a chance to see some of it while they were sightseeing.
The boat was beautiful. The sight-seeing was freaking awesome. I love when the housewives travel and we get to see some different places…places I will prob never see or maybe I can add them to my bucket list. (#1 is to have tea in Lisa V.’s closet!)
It was so nice to see everyone having fun on the boat until Yolanda got her phone call. The kind of phone call that a parent never wants to get! As parents, we do everything we can to teach our children what’s right and wrong. We prepare them for the dangers of the world and pray every day that they will hear us. We spend most of ourlives loving them and telling them over and over again the same thing: Please don’t speed, don’t drink and drive, don’t walk alone at night, and so many more! We can only hope and pray that they will grasp the importance of our words. They are children, as we once were, and they make mistakes as we all have. Sometimes, though, they must learn the hard way and hopefully not harm themselves or others in the process. As they grow in to young men and women, we see the beautiful young people that we have had the opportunity to be part of their journey and growth along the way. That’s where I say…thank you, God!
This actually fell into “a real moment”. A lot of stuff on these shows is “softly scripted” and produced. Bella’s mistake was BIG and Yolanda’s reaction was real. I am so glad she wasn’t ranting and blaming. She put responsibility squarely on her kid and as a mom, she questioned how she raised her. Very normal. I hope Bella learned something…
My Heart Ached for Yolanda
Before really diving in and talking about tonight’s episode, can we please just take a minute to give a shout out to all of the amazing bodies that we got to see in bathing suits this week? Yolanda, Kyle, Eileen…Wow! Just wow! You ladies and your bodies are looking more and more incredible as each year passes.
Begrudingly, I will agree. I HATE THEM! Moving on…
Again, I am speechless from the beauty, and we all know it takes a lot to shut me up! Considering I have never vacationed on a yacht, let alone in Spain, and after watching Yolanda and Kyle whoop it up in the Mediterranean on such a sexy and exotic trip, I now know what to add to my ever-growing bucket list! It really was so much fun to watch the girls enjoying themselves, and I don’t think Yolanda could have been any funnier with her backwards “bagel” riding and wearing her “wedgies.” So hilarious!
Their experience was fun to watch! They enjoyed each other (even considering Yolanda’s patronizing about getting to know Kyle as a “human being”. I am not sure how she knew her before the trip.)
Lisa talks about how much fun (again that word!) she has with Lisa V. I think they enjoy each other cause they don’t take everything the other says seriously and I imagine if they ever get offended, they just say, “WTF did you say that for?” and move along. Lisa tells us that she and Miss V. have effortless bond. I love that! I have friends that are just so “easy” to be around. I don’t have to worry and obsess about saying something ridiculous. Lisa is excited and honored to be invited to Palm Springs to celebrate with Miss V.
Of course, this leads me to celebrate in Brandi’s successes this week, as well. How sweet was it to see her so excited to get her new car?! What an accomplishment to be a two time New York Times Bestselling Author and to brand herself through her podcast, all while being a single mom to two boys. It makes me happy to see her so happy, and I absolutely gotta respect her hustle as well. Kudos to you, Brandi!
Um, yeah, just refer to my previous comments on this.
As much as I wish motherhood was all smiles, hugs, and warm and fuzzies, unfortunately it’s not, and boy did my heart ache as we watched Yolanda learn of Bella’s DUI. I can’t even begin to imagine how terrified, trapped, and panicked she must have felt learning this news while being in another country. How incredibly heartbreaking this must have been for her. Yolanda, Kyle, and I all have teenage daughters, so the bond we share when we go through these hard times with our girls is a tight one, and I’m grateful that Kyle could be there with Yolanda when she got the call. Yolanda always has been and continues to be such a fantastic mom. My heart goes out to her.
I am glad there is no judging Yolanda from the ladies. As a mom of teenagers myself, I will not judge. Kids are dumb. So very very dumb. And they believe they are invincible. Several years ago, 5 high school kids in our community were out joy riding the night before graduation. They jumped a set of rail road tracks and 4 of them were killed. I cannot imagine what these parents went through. Parents can only hope and pray that our kids make the right decisions, but also learn from another’s mistake. Lisa tells us to keep shopping, wrapping and enjoying everything during this holiday season!
Yeah, Vincent and I Bicker Sometimes
Has no one learned on these shows? The “bickering” is cute the first few episodes until we realize it isn’t really bickering. I remember watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 and kinda laughing at the way she rode him. Now, its kinda sad. Adrienne and Paul. Bethenny and Jason. Vicki and Don. Eileen is very busy getting ready for Christmas. She does her own shopping. WOW. She says shopping with boys is not like shopping with girls. I agree. Boys are just younger versions of men and are just bored by the whole experience unless there is something in it for them and even then, they just want their item(s) and then they want to leave.
How exciting for Kim to have her daughter getting married! I am so far away from that. At least I think/hope I am. LOL.
I hope we get to see the wedding. Looks like from the previews we do.
Mallorca looks truly amazing, and Kyle and Yolanda do, too! The news about Bella was intense and I’m sure devastating for Yo and her family. We do the best we can as parents, but our kids will make their mistakes and hopefully learn from them and choose more wisely next time. I understand how that is, having teenagers and a tween myself. Scary stuff. It seems Bella has indeed risen above the circumstances and is a great girl.
Very nice of Eileen to show support for Yolanda. These ladies are just “too nice” early in the season.
OMG! What am I wearing at our kids pool party?! It looks more like The Beverly Hillbillies than The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills! Those kids scramble my brains and my fashion choices! Speaking of which, those adorable girls are Jesse’s cousins, Sophie, Maddie, Veronica, and Audrey, and my niece Devon. We adore them and we see them as often as possible. And of course our Wheaten, Charlotte (from Dog Whisperer fame).
I thought her clothing choice was nice, but who am I to judge?
The tennis extravaganza was hilarious! I love that Vinny was a professional tennis player. He’s actually taught me a lot. Not to mention we always win at playing doubles. When in doubt and we’re down a bit, I look to him and say, “Do something!” A couple great shots later, and we’ve won! The only bad thing about him being so good? He will always beat me. Always. Even if he’s sick as a dog and exhausted and crawling around the court. He will prevail.
I would never play a sport with someone who was a “Pro”. I hate losing. I hate it so much that I usually will not participate in something because if I lose, it will ruin my day. Yes, I need therapy.
Yeah, Vincent and I bicker sometimes. We’ve been married for almost 12 years, and we sometimes bug the crap out of each other! Especially when both of us are in between projects and we’re at home. All the time. Every day. For weeks.You get my drift. We do have to be careful not to let it get out of control. We’re both smart-asses, and sometimes we can go too far. But I adore my husband. He makes me laugh and we have a lot of fun together. I am so proud of his many accomplishments. He’s truly a remarkable human being. Great husband. Great father. Great man.
Yes, Eileen, couples bicker, but when you put it on national TV for others to enjoy it ends up going to another level. You will be judged for every dirty look, cross word or lack of affection. Reality TV is not good for a marriage. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Until next week…
A Scare can be the Ultimate Lesson
Lisa reminds us all of her dog obsession. I had no idea she had 7! We don’t get to see all of them.
Now if I could get my hands on that dolly, Portia, it might ease the pressure on Giggy!
Can you all imagine what kinda of Grandma Lisa will be? OMG! Christmas will be insane and I am jealous already.
Watching Kyle charter the boat brought so many memories flooding back. We had a yacht for years when we lived in France, and it is a hole in the water in which you pour money into. Wonderful moments, though, were had by all over the years, but chartering is definitely the way to go!
I can say, if I ever win the lotto, I am chartering a boat! After watching Below Deck and this, I am sold…now, if only I bought lottery tickets.
Seeing Yolanda receive the news of Bella’s DUI was heart rendering really. We as parents always feel the responsibility of our children’s actions, but at some point they have to be held accountable, and if nobody was hurt, I am a believer that sometimes a scare can be the ultimate lesson that is necessary to steer them in the right direction.Then as we witness the flashbacks to Bella reassuring her mother all would be well in her absence, it is something I am sure many mothers and daughters have experienced, but few have the humbling scenario captured by cameras for all to witness! I know all three children to be sweet, kind, intelligent individuals that are a credit to the family, and this unfortunate incident should be documented as just that. We live and learn from our mistakes, and I’m thankful the cost wasn’t too high.
Again, pleased to see all the housewives avoiding judgement. I hope Bella and her friends learned a valuable lesson from this incident.
So Lisa R. and I have lunch. I was emphatic that my experience with the confines of this journey should not influence her opinion of the other women, the same as when Yolanda joined the group. It would be easy to cast a negative light and search for an ally, but I was secure in the fact that Lisa knew me well enough to be objective of any situation that might transpire.
I kinda like that. Let the new person figure out who they do and do not like by themselves. I know my opinions of people are clouded by other’s.
I believe that is what friendship should be: a secure place where you don’t put demands on somebody. One of the most important things in a friendship is loyalty, also the way that other person makes you feel…And LR makes me feel really good, so that is why I invited her to my special event, because I knew I would have her utmost support.
The hard part of these shows is that these women are not always “natural friends”. Just because you have a neighbor, doesn’t mean you are gonna be BFF. Just cause you have a co-worker, doesn’t mean you would choose that person as a friend. I could see myself being friends with some of these ladies (Lisa V. of course) and then not in a million years with others…(um, Brandi?)
I loved seeing Eileen introduce her family to all of you. She is a kind, sweet woman, and one you will enjoy getting to know.
Let’s hope. I doubt everyone will be friends at the reunion. This isn’t my first trip to the rodeo. Lisa says there are many “uplifting moments” on their way and a few not so uplifting I imagine. She is hoping we all have a blessed week as we prepare for the holidays. “Love Always, Lisa.”
I was Doubting My Parenting Skills
Yolanda hopes we are all well and enjoying the season so far.
Hard work does pay off. So proud to see Brandi supporting her family as a single mom and treating herself to a well-deserved present that makes her happy.
I’m sorry. I have a really hard time with the manipulation for the phrase “Single Mom”. Brandi gets child support. A very healthy amount every month. She also receives a salary from Bravo and has her book deals. She is not living “hand to mouth” although with her spending problems she might actually be living that way, but that is a choice. I know “Single Moms” that don’t receive a dime from their deadbeat Xs and have to work 2-3 jobs to get by.
Little Giggy is my absolute favorite little star on the show! Seeing him go shopping in Beverly Hills with his parents is too cute. I never even knew there was a clothing store for doggies, but I guess why not?
He is adorable and I am a dog lover. My pup is recovering from being neutered. Unfortunately, when I got him at 8 weeks, I didn’t check to see if he had “two balls” and when I took him to the vet, we found out he had an undescended testicle. Great. Also, he had kennel cough. Lovely. Oh, and worms. And I couldn’t love him more!
I am so proud of Lisa V. for getting her star on the walk of Palm Springs, acknowledging all her hard work and dedication to the LGBT community. She deserves it. I love to acknowledge and have the ability to celebrate the good times with friends, and that’s why I wish she had invited me to cheer her on and share such an important moment in her life.
Wow, did she just throw a little dig in? Is she jealous that she wasn’t invited to Palm Springs where we already know it is not customary to iron sheets?
Kyle and Mauricio were so kind to invite me for the weekend on their family vacation. Since I was in Holland with my mom and was only an hour and a half flight away, I thought it would be a great opportunity to spend some quality time and get to know Kyle and her beautiful family in a more substantial way. I have known Kyle for a few years but never really got to know her more intimately after our bumpy start. With that said, I always connected with Mauricio and really enjoyed getting to know their beautiful daughters, who were very kind and a pleasure to be with.
It was a weird coupling when Kyle invited Yolanda. Was Bravo not willing to film unless there was another housewife on the boat? I wonder. Did they invite her in order to get the listing for the Lemon Orchard?
I also really enjoyed spending alone time with Kyle in Spain and actually seeing another side to her that is actually really nice. I loved her interest in European culture, and our more intimate talks that we never had before felt very genuine.
I loved watching them have fun walking the streets and taking in the beautiful architecture. It was really stunning.
When my phone rang and I heard David’s voice, I knew in my gut something was really wrong. My adrenaline started rushing through my body, and the greatest panic attack of my life set in, like a train ran over my heart. “DUI……….”, “drinking and driving………….” OMG, what if she had hurt someone?! What if she had crashed and gotten killed?! My “what if” button went from zero to 10 in a split second, because my greatest fear is to lose any of my children in a car accident the way I lost my father when I was only seven years old.
I have no comment here. Those of us that are moms know this is a huge fear.
All of a sudden this picturesque day on this gorgeous yacht just made me feel like a fish out of water. I have never experienced something like this, so I wasn’t ready to share this news with Kyle and her family until I could understand what was happening and understand it in my own head. I had to get off of the boat and walk and pace until my nerves could calm down.
And nosy Kyle was surely sent down to Yolanda’s room hoping to get video of her reaction to this news. I am actually surprised Yolanda didn’t pull off her mic when she realized what David was telling her. Yolanda tells us she cried and cried that night. She felt insecure (as I am sure any mom would feel) and was terrified by the “what ifs”. Thank God Bella did not injure herself or someone else.
But then again, being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed. I could not shake my emotions and cried the entire plane ride home from Spain to LA. Embarassing, to say the least, in front of the other passengers, but I was so overwhelmed with a sense of vulnerability that I had never felt before and couldn’t control. I got out my laptop and wrote Bella the longest letter I have ever written and shared with her all that I felt in my heart and needed her to know. I explained to her how much she meant to me and how fatal this mistake could have been. At the same time putting my thoughts in a row and digesting all that had happened in the past 24 hours made me realize that I had to accept the fact that she had made a human error and that it was up to me to show the lesson and the consequences that were going to come with this eye-opening experience in a way that she would never forget.
This whole event is one of the more “real” events a housewife has experienced and Yolanda’s response is also very real. My heart goes out to her…and it normally would not! I would not wish this situation on any mother!
I decided to take her phone away, make her pay for her own lawyer bills from her savings, and we sold her car. The court suspended her license for one year, she received six months probation, and was required to conduct 25 hours of community service and 20 hours of AA meetings.
I am so glad that Yolanda made sure she paid for the consequences of her action.
The reality is that it was a very painful experience and a lesson learned for our family. The truth is that none of us are perfect. I have and still make mistakes at age 50, so expectations of a life without mistakes from my children would be unrealistic and unfair.
Nope, not one of us are perfect. Let us never forget that! Yolanda says sharing this was very personal and sensitive, but she felt it was important for us all to hear it from her. She sends us off with much love and a big hug. I kinda like her this week. But I still won’t do a cleanse with her.