Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5 Episode 5 Cast Blogs Blogged by Namaste
“I Couldn’t Be More in My Element”
Lisa begins by discussing the DUI. She says what we all say…this is a lesson for all. As parents, we try so hard to instill good decision making and then we have to let go and let them make decisions and mistakes.
There were a couple moments with Kim that were quite moving, I thought. The first being the unique and timeless relationship that she shares with Monty. The fact that they began as friends at such a young age, married and had Brooke, divorced, and came out on the other side as best friends so many years later is something to be respected. Their bond is quite obviously a tight one and to watch their transition from kids in love to where they are now is most definitely a tug on the heart strings. My own father, who I love with all of my heart, is 92, and the time I have left with him is so precious. It’s so important that I find joy during what seems to be some of the last times I may have with my dad, and I think it’s great that Kim and Monty were able to share in the joy of Brooke’s wedding. And of course, Brooke looked stunning in her Mark Zunino wedding dress.
I agree that their relationship is very special and I am sure made them better parents for their daughter. Her dress was gorgeous and I think Kathy had a stink-face.
The other moment I enjoyed was when Kim, Kyle, and Kathy were together in front of Kathy’s house just before the ceremony. I enjoyed watching the three sisters step into their roles in support of one another, and to see them walk into the house arm in arm was powerful.
I don’t really like seeing this. They do not have a “warm fuzzy” relationship with each other. It is hard to watch. Lisa goes on to say how much she loves watching Kyle and her girls getting ready. I, too, thought this was entertaining and very normal. I love that the girls “borrow” Kyle’s make-up and stuff.
I said it last week and I’ll say it again this week, I’m loving watching Eilieen’s family. Despite knowing Eileen for so many years, I’ve really only gotten to know Eileen as Eileen. Not Eileen as wife and mother at home with her family, and it’s really cool to watch. OK, is anyone going to be shocked when I say that I especially dig Eileen’s hustle? She’s got so many balls that she’s juggling in the air, yet she seems to have them all under control. I know firsthand how hard it is to work on a soap opera, and boy do I applaud her. I mean, really. It’s not an easy thing, and to see the picture of her in her dressing room with Baby Jesse took me right back to when I would bring my own six-month Amelia to Soap Talk with me.
I fear that Eileen will be the next Real Housewives casualty of the Divorce Curse.
Finally, let’s talk about the time I spent in Palm Springs with Lisa V. and her amazing friends and beautiful family. You want to know what it felt like? I actually felt as if I was invited by the queen to sit on her royal court for the day, and let me tell you, it is was so much fun! Between our dinner table conversation about our non-Brazilian bushes, Lisa looking like she just stepped off the cover of Vogue in her pink nightie at 7 am, and watching Lisa accept her star, the time we spent in Palm Springs was perfect. Lisa’s friends are always such a blast to be around, and of course, I always love when I get to see Lance Bass. He and I go way back, thanks to our mutual friend Joey Fatone, and I just adore him.
I LOVED THIS! I could watch their dinner party all night long. I also loved how Rosia (SP?) blushed at the dirty talk. Lisa R. says despite the horribly hot temps in Palm Springs, she loved standing by her friend’s side.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to rival the Wicked Witch’s scene of literally melting in her heels, I couldn’t be more in my element of standing by my friend’s side, cheering her on as she was awarded with a star for all of her exceptional work within the LGBT community.
I always LOVE a good Wizard of Oz reference! Lisa hope we are all enjoying the holiday season and will see us again this week.
“Brooke Was a Gorgeous Bride”
Eileen says she teared up during this episode between Bella’s DUI and the wedding, she was a bit misty.
Kim’s daughter Brooke was a gorgeous bride. What a sweet and beautiful couple she and her new groom make! The wedding was beautiful, too, and the emotion so deep. Very touching with her ex-husband Monty being there. My husband Vincent has known Monty for years from the poker world. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and their family during this special, yet very challenging time.
Love the peeps I work with. Melissa Ordway plays my daughter, and Sean Carrigan plays my co worker/oops-we-had-a-one-night-stand. Both funny, funny people and so talented. Love ’em. And Patti Denney! My make up artist on Y and R. I have known Patti for…32 years! OMG! She’s great at makeup and a good friend. The crew is fabulous, too. Y and R feels like home to me. Gee, I wonder why. I pretty much started my career there.
I have never watched Y & R. I am not familiar at all with her story line. I do know she played a horrible nasty girl on Days though and she played it well!
And then there’s my niece, Annamarie. She is my sister Connie’s only child. My sister was a single mom, and and I helped raise her daughter. I have always had a very strong connection with Annamarie, and I love her dearly. She’s an amazing young woman with a huge heart, great sense of humor, and immense talent. Jesse and Annamarie are more like siblings than cousins, and they adore each other. Sadly, really devastatingly, Connie died from complications due to breast cancer last March. There’s so much to say, and yet I don’t know how to begin. I guess I’m just so grateful to have Annamarie in my life. She truly has become the daughter I never had.
This is a sweet relationship and fills Eileen’s desire to have a daughter. Annamarie also seems to have a nice relationship with Eileen’s son so it is a win-win! She sends us off with “xoxoxoxoxo” Til next week…
“Kim is a Survivor”
Brandi claims she was tearful this episode due to how helpless Yolo must have felt. Lets all stop patting Yolo on the back now. I was disappointed that Yolo only told the half-truth in the episode and gave several excuses for Bella’s behavior. Just own it. And your daughter went on an amazing yacht with her father 2 days AFTER her DUI. This would explain why we didn’t see Yolo AND Bella once she arrived home from Spain.
I literally have been watching Eileen Davidson on soaps operas since I was in middle school and that was a long time ago. I’d never met her despite having an ex-husband from the soap opera world, as well, but always thought she played a great villain and was very pretty. Cut to the Emmys and being in the business for so long. Congrats!
Why does Brandi continue to throw Eddie into everything? For as much as she says she is OVER Eddie, she is totally not!
I really enjoy doing my podcast Brandi Glanville Unfiltered. It’s fun, and the more I practice at it, the better I get. I’ve been plugging away at my podcast for about a year now and am finally starting to make a little money doing it. Since my divorce, I’ve come to realize that nothing is forever, and it’s always good to have a skill and/or trade should I need to work until the day I die. With my expensive children, I just may need to do so. So I’m very thankful to my agent Alec who talked me into trying this and to Norm Pattiz for the opportunity.
Again, this seems to be another platform for Brandi to make a fool out of herself. She is an embarrassment to herself and her sons.
I can’t imagine having my ex-husband living with me down the road after our divorce and nursing him through an illness, all while planning our child’s wedding and taking care of the rest of the family as well.
Um, I cannot imagine this either but it would make for great TV
Lisa Vanderpump officially has a star on the walk in Palm Springs, which suits her perfectly as she has always talked about her love of the place as well as wanting to bring all the women to the house they always stay at and love so much. Congrats!
Um, are we sucking up to Lisa again? She isn’t gonna forgive you. What you did was kinda sorta unforgivable.
“I Needed an Uncomplicated Friendship”
Lisa tells us she has been running around like a chicken with her head cut off. Me too. We have SO much in common! Lisa really enjoyed this episode. She shares that she was raised without prejudice and believes her role is to be a voice and ally for the gay community. I LOVE HER!
It really was such an honor to be awarded with the Star on the Walk of Stars. Palm Springs has been so good to me. I have received the Icon award, the key to the city, and the grand marshal of the Christmas parade, and it is mostly due to my indomitable support of the gay community over the years. It is a city where people can safely walk hand in hand, regardless of their sexual preference, and for that, I am thankful. That is a city and a world I would like to live in.
My reticence to have Max’s girlfriend come and spend the couple of days with us was one I question: Should I have invited her? The rest of the family were adamant that it was too early. It was a relationship I was most certainly not familiar with and was hardly encouraging as she was thirteen years older than him and worked for me at SUR. I felt her life was in a very different place to his and did not want to encourage that. However, she spent the weekend with us in Palm Springs this weekend and their rocky relationship, one that has been confusing to him and has continued, so time will tell, but it has come to a place where if I want to stay close to my son, I have to accept it.
I know a lot of women that have a way harder time with the women their sons date than the men their daughters date. I think this is because we mothers kinda think we are the best women for our sons and any woman he might bring into his life isn’t gonna be as good to him as us mommys! I do think that is a large age gap, but love knows no age. Ken’s son is with a woman that is Lisa’s age. Ken is much older than Lisa.
This was quite early in the season, and I had barely interacted with any of the women: briefly at the white party, a couple of lunches, that was it. So the decision to invite Lisa Rinna was an obvious one. We had seen each other for lunch, Harry was out of town with the girls, and she was, as always, her supportive, enthusiastic self, and I loved having her by my side. I often find that the way you feel about a friend is largely dependent on how they make you feel. Well Miss Rinna is a wonderfully positive person, and I needed an uncomplicated friendship at a time that was, in all honesty, a little daunting and somewhat overwhelming.
I think Lisa R. would be someone you would want to be around and have fun with! I have a feeling though, if you do Lisa R. wrong, you will pay for it! I think she is a firecracker.
Kim’s daughter Brooke getting married was a lovely moment to savor, and I totally understood feelings of pride and joy as she relinquished her daughter to the arms of her chosen man, but luckily for Kim as not so often with others, she adores him.
I am so glad they chose to share this part with us. She looked beautiful and I am so happy Monty was there with her.
Happy to see Eileen integrating into the cast. I have such admiration for the dedication to her work. Fifty pages a day! Can hardly remember my own name some days…
LOL! We were going to a Christmas party on Saturday with my husband’s co-workers. He was trying to give me everyone’s name ahead of time and I finally said, “I will not remember any of their names. I will look at them, make eye contact and talk directly, but I cannot possibly remember their names. I barely remember if I brushed my teeth today.” Lisa is happy this week’s episode had a feel-good factor but reminds us that this will not last. Shits about to get real!
“Kim and Monty’s Relationship is Unique”
Kyle apologizes for her tardiness with blogging (she neglected to blog entirely last week). She claims to have enjoyed her time with Yolanda on the yacht. Kyle felt badly for Yolanda’s situation and compliments her on her co-parenting of her kids.
Eileen is great. It’s so sweet how much she loves her niece. I also love my sister’s girls like my own and can relate. Also, as a mom of all girls, I enjoy watching the mother and son relationship.
Everyone likes Eileen. So far. I have a feeling this week’s episode will begin to turn the tide.
And back to being a mom of boys, I can’t say I blame Lisa V. for not loving that Max’s girlfriend is so much older. Especially when in our minds, as mothers, they are always children. Even if they are “adults.”
True. I can’t imagine ever seeing my kids as anything other than mine. I lived at home til I was 21 and was married 2 weeks after my 21st birthday. I have now been married for 21 years and my mom said early on she would not use my married name until I had been married as long as I had lived in her home. LOL! I recently reminded her of this and she gave me a dirty look. I have a feeling she isn’t gonna live up to her end of the bargain.
We returned early from Europe, because Brooke had decided to move her wedding date up to make sure her father was strong enough to attended due to his health. It was supposed to be six months later. We hadn’t chosen dresses for the wedding, yet, so I sent some pictures of dresses to Brooke for approval first. Although a somewhat “impromptu ” wedding, it was absolutely beautiful. The bride and mother of the bride were radiant.
So, before they went to Europe they didn’t know the wedding was gonna be right around the corner? Kim did show Kyle the dressed BEFORE she left… the wedding looked beautiful for an “impromptu” event. I doubt she used Kevin Lee, but it was still so pretty.
Our family has known Thayer’s family for almost 30 years. I was at the hospital when Thayer and his identical twin brother Taylor were born. Taylor and my daughter Farrah dated for eight years. I love them and their family and am so happy to have them be an official part of our family now.
Hmmm, that is a little juicy tidbit that Kyle prob shouldn’t have shared. Thayer is Farrah’s leftovers. And Farrah is only like 22 or 23, right?
Kim and Monty’s relationship is unique. They are truly best friends, and I so admire Kim’s dedication to him. They are both so lucky to have each other. Seeing the pictures of them so young and as new parents brought tears to my eyes. Kim and Monty are another beautiful example of co-parenting after divorce.
I agree. Kim has not had an easy life and her alcohol abuse surely was not easy on her kids. I am glad to see that Kim can help care for her best friend.
And lastly, yes, I did buy Chanel dog bowls. Hopefully they can’t read what it says, because I am trying to keep them grounded and down to earth (wink, wink).
Hopefully Kyle has better luck with the dogs than she is having with keeping Portia grounded and down to earth. LOL!
“My Heart Felt So Big”
Kim says she is busy getting ready for the holiday. Tells us this is an exciting episode for her. She says Brooke has known Thayer since birth. Hmmm. Was he in the nursery when she was born? She goes on to talk about the trip to Mallorca.
It was cute watching Eileen go over her dialogue with her niece. It reminded me of my sisters and me. I was very happy to see that Lisa V. got her star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame! How exciting to see all her fans dressed in pink! She looked so pretty, and Ken couldn’t have looked prouder. Congrats to Lisa V., Ken and Giggy!
I wonder if Kim is at all jealous of Eileen being a working address. She says she is happy for Lisa V. Yeah right.
One of my favorites couples is David and Yolanda. Listening to the two of them, well I just love them together and the team that they make! They support and balance each other so perfectly, and that is also what makes them such great parents!
I don’t know about everyone else but watching them gives me the “ick factor”. Yolanda is a little too much in love with David and it just gives me the creeps.
Oh Brandi and her podcast! Filtered and unfiltered, she’s so damn funny! All day long!
OK, Kim, we can agree to disagree this time.
You all officially get to meet Monty! I met Monty when I was 19, on a blind date. Go figure! I had no idea he would end up giving me one of the most wonderful gifts of my entire life, our daughter Brooke, or that he would be my best friend from that day forward.
We were married for a brief time, but our hearts never parted! Giving birth to our daughter, we shared a bond, but our friendship has always been so deep. We have always made being parents to our daughter a priority. Monty has always been kind of a wanderer but has stayed at my home on and off over the last 15 years. In June, Monty was diagnosed with lung cancer, and I decided it was time for Monty to move in for good. He moved in full time with me, and I fixed a room where he is very comfortable and we all feel very good knowing Monty is where he needs to be and he is in good, loving hands! As you can see, Monty and I have a great friendship! We really do enjoy each other’s company, and I can’t imagine my life without him. So we are not thinking that way! Positive thoughts only!
I’m gonna keep saying it: Kim is doing an amazing thing. There is nothing more important and special than caring for someone especially when that someone will likely be leaving you. Kim goes on to share that Brooke got engaged last Christmas. When they found out how very sick Monty was, they decided to move up the big day.
Brooke and Thayer wed on August 2, 2014. It was only our family. A very intimate, private ceremony! The most magical and special evening . I wish I could tell you what I was thinking, the flashbacks to so many memories. Brooke was radiating with joy! More joy than I had ever seen come from that little face! She looked stunning! I, too, was overwhelmed with joy. I was so grateful to see her arm and arm with her dad, walking down the aisle, to join her soon-to-be husband. When she got to Thayer, each second became more and more intense! Then she looked over and at me and mouthed the words, “I love you.” I thought I was going to fall out of my chair! My heart felt so big!
This was so very special and I am glad Kim shared this part of her life with all of us. We got to see Kim differently. Kim thanks us for sharing this amazing, magical and special moment with her!
“These are Teaching Moments”
Yolanda greets us as “Bravo Lovers”. Hmmmm. She hopes we are having a great week and tells us she is overloaded with the holidays. She is keeping this blog short since she has pretty much discussed all the details of the DUI last week.
This grave mistake that Bella made has been a big challenge for our family to overcome together. When it occurred months ago, we went through the emotions of being terrified, horrified, disappointed, and sad. Life doesn’t always go according to plan, and we don’t always act in a way that represents who we are. What matters is that these moments become teaching moments. Bella learned a very serious lesson and has to live with her actions, but it’s important to me as her mommy that she learns about forgiveness as well. Forgiveness for one’s self is the only way we can keep going through life and give ourselves the best chance at being the best people we can be. I’m with her now in New York City, and I am so proud to see her working hard, being kind to those around her, and getting back to enjoying life.
While I agree with Yolanda’s sentiments, I am not so sure this is reality. I have a feeling that what I feel is a priority and what Yolanda feels is a priority is two very different things (this is the woman who thinks the girls shouldn’t bother with college and should just model…um, has anyone seen Brandi lately? This is what happens when you choose modeling over college.) Yolo wishes us much love until next week.