Last night’s Vanderpump Rules reunion, part one, dedicated a fair amount of time to rehashing Scheana Marie and Mike Shay‘s troubled first year of marriage. While Shay battled a Vicodin addiction off camera, Scheana turned to her paid castmates friends for support. How Scheana spoke about sobriety (Don’t be a sober bore!) and her apparent non-support for Shay’s sober aspirations (Here, have a vodka-soaked tampon!) got her into a lot of hot water with the viewing public.
Now Scheana is backtracking – ScheanaStyle! Which means she feels sort of bad…but not really. (Wait – is it all Stassi Schroeder‘s fault!? Yeah, let’s blame her!) She reflects, “I don’t like to have regrets. I live and learn and I learned a lot this year watching the show back and seeing the negative feedback. I will say that I’m thankful for how hard this past year was because it humbled me and made me look at things from an outside perspective. A lot of things I said were taken out of context and that was extremely frustrating. I never meant to come off as unsupportive or uneducated.”
There are blogs that entertain and blogs that inform. Blogs that gush and blogs that gloat. There are even blogs that change the game in one fell swoop (looking at you, Eileen Davidson!) by revealing a darker side of a reality star than we’ve previously seen. Phaedra Parks’blog, however, does none of these things. And so it is that she remains the Supreme Queen of Evasion and Deflection!
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is under some scrutiny over her relationship with ex-bestie and costar, Kandi Burruss. More specifically, folks are wondering whether Phae-Phae made the call that caused the Feds to show up at both Kandi’s and Cynthia Bailey’s houses to confiscate items Apollo Nida was storing there. True to form, Phaedra addresses NONE of this mess in her blog, instead focusing on what a great party planner Dwight is – and how on point Kenya Moore’s costume was.
After Ashley Darby’s husband Michaelarrived unexpectedly to his own beach house during a girls’ trip, Karen Huger took it upon herself to go on and on…and ON about the perceived etiquette breach. Karen claims it was Ashley’s reaction to the situation more than the situation itself which really ruffled her feathers, though. And which caused her to pop off in a quite un-polished moment!
The Real Housewives of Potomacstar first comments on Gizelle Bryant’s decision to publicly confront Katie Rost about possible drug use. She scolds, “I believe that it was not the right setting for such personal/sensitive questions in front of the group. If I were Katie I would’ve stood my ground with Gizelle if I were being attacked.”
I’m not gonna lie: I love me some WhoGonnaCheckMeBoo!Sheree Whitfield and was thrilled to see her back on the Real Housewives of Atlanta this season, even if it was in a diminished capacity as “friend of” the cast. Sheree says she loved being back too, calling this season of RHOA her favorite ever. Whether it’s moving toward reconciliation with ex-hubby Bob Whitfield, keeping the drama on a low simmer rather than a steady boil, or just looking totally fabulous (which she decidedly does!) this season, Sheree calls it all a “full circle” moment for her. Aww, man! Give the girl her dang peach back already, Bravo!
In her blog, Sheree first fills us in on her situation with Bob: “Bob and I are working on getting to know each other again. We both have grown a lot and are in a different space than we were when we were married. We are in the process of relearning each other. I can say that we are happy with how things are going and our children our happy. #LifeIsGood for #TheWhitfields.”
Robyn Dixon is easily the most laid back housewife ever to grace the Bravo network! And her take on the latest drama to unfold on the Real Housewives of Potomac is as chill as her. Robyn does open up in her blog this week about the betrayal that caused her financial troubles, which changed her life forever. She also comments on Gizelle Bryant’s grilling of Katie Rost about drugs and her feelings about Ashley Darby’s hubby crashing their girls’ trip. Spoiler alert on each of these fronts: She’s taking it all in stride.
Robyn begins with some background on her husband Juan’s friend, who basically stole their money right out from under them. Feeling compelled to share in Charrisse Jordan’s “Sister Circle,” she admits, “The pain and hurt that I felt in 2012 was beyond any other hurt that I have ever felt. And although the loss of money really created huge problems for us, it was the evil lies and deception that hurt the most. On top of the devastation from the loss of money and the loss of a friendship (he was even a groomsman in our wedding), I experienced the shock of my life when that same friend took his own life in order to avoid the consequences of his actions. This truly was the most difficult time of my life.”
This week it seemed like Gizelle Bryant had it out for castmate and self-proclaimed socialite, Katie Rost. But when Katie confronted Gizelle about her shady interrogations, Gizelle uncharacteristically backed down. The Real Housewives of Potomac stars are not done with their beef yet, however, and have taken to their blogs to rehash the drama!
Gizelle first calls Katie out for playing turtle on their girls’ weekend at Ashley Darby’s beach house: i.e. hiding in her shell the whole time. She snarks, “Katie spent the majority of the time locked away in her room, or the bathroom or any corner away from the group. In order for me to be ‘mean’ to Katie I first would need to have an FBI investigation to find her.”
The ladies hit the beach last week on the Real Housewives of Potomac, and the air conditioning at Ashley Darby’s beach house wasn’t the only thing that broke down. But last night, the girls’ trip turned into a Plus One event when Ashley’s husband Michael decided to crash. And Karen Huger did not take too kindly to this etiquette breach!
We pick up on the couches, where the ladies are sharing some personal issues with the group, at the prodding of Charrisse Jackson-Jordan. Robyn Dixon confesses that her husband Juan’s best friend took a lot of money from them in a ponzi scheme, which pretty much decimated their financial capital. Robyn cries, noting the trust issues she carries around now as a result of being betrayed. Ashley reflects on what a floating turd she now looks like for spreading gossip about Robyn’s bankruptcy in the past.