This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills required a flow chart to explain the status of the stars’ friendships. It’s been a roller coaster ride of love and hate and two-faced insanity this season. Lisa Rinna breaks down this week’s episode with some friendship explanations of her own.
Lisa says she was excited for Erika Girardi’s dinner so she could meet her husband and felt it was important to be there to support Erika even though most of their group couldn’t attend. “I was surprised that Yolanda wasn’t there since Erika has been such a loyal and supportive friend to her. I knew this was somewhat of a big deal for Erika to have us all over to meet Tom, who is a very busy man, and I thought surely Yolanda would make the effort to join us. I guess Yolanda didn’t “count her spoons” that day and wore herself out at lunch with Brandi and Kim. Hmmm… oh well.”
She agrees with Erika that the dinner party was not the place to try to discuss drama. But Lisa and Erika are both wrong. This is The Real Housewives, where dinners from hell are mandatory events. “The dinner was awkward and uncomfortable to say the least. I am all for the group talking out issues, like this whole “web” conversation of Kathryn telling LVP what Erika had said about her, but I believe there is a time and a place, and this was not the time OR the place since Erika was our hostess and we were at her table. Erika was understandably horrified. I was sitting next to her, and I could feel it. It was a mess at the time and watching it back, I still can’t figure out what Kathryn is saying. What was her point? She makes no sense to me, and we just go round and round about who knows what. I was so happy for that dinner to be over, but I still have to thank you, Erika, for being a gracious hostess and inviting us to your beautiful home to meet your husband.”
Lisa calls out Yolanda once again for her double standards. “We see Kyle go to Yolanda’s to talk about the email Yolanda sent to Kyle that we were all cc’d on. Yolanda seems angry but insists she is over it. She says, “I’m not going to focus on some crazy woman calling me names in public.” Well that certainly sounds like another label now, doesn’t it? Now I’m “crazy”! The very thing Yolanda says is not OK to do to anyone… Projection maybe? Either way, I feel that Yolanda needs to connect her head to her heart to figure out what’s going on emotionally inside of her that she is not dealing with. There may be more going on than meets the eye.”
On her defense of Lisa Vanderpump. “Eileen and I meet at the beach to discuss what went down at Wally’s the week before, and it takes a very different turn. Being with my good friend, Eileen, I know I can be completely open and transparent, so I share for the first time how I feel about LVP and Kyle in the conversation about the inconsistencies of Yolanda and her illness. Let me give you a little history lesson… last year when I came into this group, LVP was knocked down, shattered, and she felt ganged up on and beaten down by this group of women. She spent hours telling me about how horrible they had all been to her and how she had done nothing wrong. She was so happy to have me there as her support and I felt that. I heard over and over again how awful these women were to LVP. I reminded her that I needed to have my own opinion of the group, and I couldn’t let how she feels dictate my opinion of them. She really felt victimized. This was a broken woman, so I came into the group being her support…her cheerleader, so to speak. I give people the benefit of the doubt, and if that makes me a people pleaser then so be it. I always prefer to see the good and not the bad in people whenever I can.”
She continues in her blog, “So yes, I did protect LVP and stand by her…I wouldn’t change that. That’s what friends do. And yes, I have also seen LVP try to pit people against each other, but because of my loyalty to her, I haven’t openly addressed how it has affected me up until this point. I fully own the fact that I brought up the Munchausen convo that I had with my hairdresser. From the start, I didn’t feel good about having that particular conversation, and when I brought it to Kyle and LVP, they were the first ones to bring up the inconsistencies about Yolanda and her illness! LVP called me and encouraged me to share the conversation I had with my hairdresser. I own the fact that I was the one to use the word Munchausen, and let me be very clear here: No one put a gun to my head, and I take full responsibility for bringing the topic up. I own that. But LVP simply needs to own the fact that she encouraged me. That’s all.”
“My opinion is my opinion, and I will never say I’m sorry for being honest. The one thing I cannot tolerate is injustice for whatever reason, and I always need to express my feelings when injustice is in the air. That’s just who I am, and I have to be honest about that.”
Lisa isn’t sure she believes Erika and Kathryn are fine after hugging it out at the house build. “The whole topic of LVP’s “web” has taken on a life of its own, hasn’t it? We never ever hear Erika actually use the words “don’t get caught in her web” when referring to her feelings about LVP. Talk about a classic case of telephone on steroids. Erika and Kathryn still have this issue left unresolved, and Eileen wants to take this time, while we’re all together, to have them hash it out. Luckily, both Erika and Kathryn are willing to talk and work out their differences with this topic, but other than their willingness to agree to move forward and hug it out, I’m not sure either of them feels a solid sense of resolution. Much like I say that my trust issues are through the roof, I can only imagine that Erika probably feels the same way I do as far as trust and loyalty goes in this group. I’m still not entirely sure Kathryn fully understands the impact of what she did, but she’s certainly found herself tangled in her own sticky web, hasn’t she?”
TELL US – IS LISA SPOT-ON ABOUT LVP? DO YOU THINK KATHRYN AND ERIKA ARE FINE OR JUST SIMPLY PUT A TEMPORARY BAND-AID ON IT?
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