Casting for season 4 has reportedly been in upheaval as Bravo seeks to revamp the show and bring on more big-money Beverly Hills names. Many had speculated Marisa would not be coming back after she confirmed she had not invited to the RHOBH reunion.
Calling the show an "incredible journey" Marisa takes the time to reflect upon what she has learned and update us on her relationships. She also personally thanks bloggers (including Reality Tea!) and fans directly for supporting her and offering constructive criticism.
"This is my final blog and I want to dedicate it to all of you that have supported me immensely throughout this experience. I really appreciate the time you took to write me and share your perspectives; you have given me some really great advice. I also appreciate the constructive criticism because it helped me think about the choices I have made and the things I have said," Marisa writes.
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"My husband Dean and I have grown closer as we discussed the things I've said on the show. I regret many things that I have said without thinking, but my husband and I are deeply in love and after 16 years we know how we truly feel about each other. Dean is an incredible man and he knew that I didn't intend on hurting him."
As for her relationships with her castmates, Marisa offers some atonement and also some perspective. "In truth, I have moved past all of the drama, and I don't want to acknowledge it anymore."
"I also want to add that I do not believe Lisa [Vanderpump] is Brandi's mouthpiece," Marisa comments. "Lisa and Brandi have become very close and it is only natural for friends to defend each other when they are being attacked."
"I read your comments about Yolanda [Foster] and I agree that she was being a good friend to Brandi. My blog reflected my thoughts in that moment but as you can see Yolanda and I ended on a very positive note."
In short Marisa offers that the show is unlike anything she has ever experienced. "I don't think anyone or anything can prepare someone for becoming a part of the Housewives." And she offers this constructive criticisms to the ladies on the show: "If 10,000 people are telling you that you are being a bitch, they can't all be wrong." Amen sister!
Moving on, many people questioned why Faye Resnick had rushed to Marisa's defense against Yolanda and Brandi at Lisa's vow renewal. Marisa never addressed Faye's involvement, but a source told us EXCLUSIVELY that Marisa didn't even know Faye before the show and they certainly aren't friends!
"Marisa met Faye for the first time at Kyle's dinner party and she didn't make a good impression," our source tells us. "Marisa was speechless at Lisa's vow renewal, she felt Faye was being incredibly disrespectful."
As for why she didn't tell Faye to butt-out during the party or take her to task in her blogs, our source tells us Marisa was so grossed out it just wasn't worth it! "Marisa didn't want to dignify Faye's behavior with a response then nor does she wish to acknowledge her now."
"Marisa, Brandi, Yolanda and Lisa are on good terms," the source adds.
I think Marisa gave us a classy exit and I was disappointed we didn't get to see more of her and her life. We interviewed her at the beginning at the season and were very excited about what she would bring to the table. I think she unfortunately got lost in the shuffle with all the drama.
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