Today we have two interviews with cast from this seasons Couple Therapy. First John Gosselin on Wendy Williams and then, Taylor and John on Bethenny. This should be good.
John comes out without Liz. Oh. She’s sick. Wendy doesn’t seem to know enough about what is going on with Couples Therapy to ask the right questions. They are rambling on about living in the woods. They talk about Jon firing a weapon when the paparazzi refused to leave his property. Lots of Kate stuff. In the first segment we get nary a word about Couples Therapy which is what we need to tea on, Wendy. /sigh
John says he did Couples Therapy for the free therapy and for a chance for him and Liz to get away from everything have some time for themselves. John reveals that Ghost Face Killah’s name is Dennis. Not a single question about Farrah or Taylor or why he was the last to arrive. Very disappointed in this interview. Bethenny on the other hand goes balls to the wall with Taylor and John. Click through for the tea.
Taylor and John and Dr. Jenn all arrive on the couch together. Taylor says that they went to Couples Therapy because she needed to close the door on her past. Let me pause for a moment to address a few things. John looks like Liberace on this show. He appears to be wearing a large full hairpiece atop his head like a hat. Also, his face looks feminized in some way. Botox perhaps? It’s odd. Taylor seemed to need help up the two steps to the stage and the camera cut away from that. Taylor’s lips and cheeks may even be bigger than usual.
Moving on, Bethenny asked Taylor if she chose to leave RHOBH (the answer is no) and Taylor evades the questions by saying that she moved to Colorado so she was no longer a Beverly Hills housewife. Dang, Bethenny is good at this. She asks John, ” So you were Taylor’s attorney and then you hooked up with her presumably after you left your wife (um no) ? Or what happened there. John stutters. Then he rambles out a long answer that says nothing.
Bethenny says that she saw the shit show on Couples Therapy and Taylor laughs and tucks her head and says, “Yeah, that was crazy!” As if it were something she was watching rather than creating. Taylor says well moving into a house with a bunch of people is stressful and she has an anxiety disorder and then layer after layer of stress and she felt like she could not do it anymore.
Bethenny says,” and you were drinking a lot. “Taylor says she was not drinking that much. She doesn’t do shots but she doesn’t normally have dinner in a bowling alley either so she was like…when in Rome. /eyeroll She says “somebody” was ordering them so she was drinking them. Yes, Taylor that someone was you. You were the leader of the shot drinking ladies. Dr. Jenn just keeps interjecting things. She says Taylor was not drinking a lot. Bethenny says that Taylor was drinking a lot on RHOBH and asks if she is back there. Taylor is all….oh heavens no.
Bethenny is back and about to rapid fire questions. I am going to paraphrase the responses.
So John, you were married when you met. This is so much controversy. What would make you want to go on reality TV? John says Taylor was in a constant state of anxiety on a daily basis. John was concerned about her and he thought therapy would help her essentially.
Taylor, did you miss being in the spotlight? Did you want to be back on TV to stay relevant like your castmates on Beverly Hills? Um, I definitely enjoyed having a platform. I do a lot of public speaking now about domestic abuse. I wanted to let people know about anxiety issues. I did drop off the face of the earth after RHOBH and I wanted to let people know there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Bethenny talks about Farrah’s ploy to be on TV despite not having a boyfriend. Dr. Jenn shifts nervously on the couch. Bethenny says she knows Dr. Jenn believes they were together and Taylor and John did not believe her. Taylor says there were a lot of things in the house that made he disbelieve Farrah.
This is sort of getting contentious. Dr. Jenn keeps trying to speak and Bethenny is continuing to redirect questions to Taylor. Taylor said when she met her she did not know anything about her background. Taylor said she saw a girl making poor relationship choices and she really invested herself in trying to be a mentor for her. REALLY? Do these people believe what they are saying?
Taylor said when the sex tape surfaced she felt betrayed. At first Taylor believed that Farrah had this sex tape accidentally released. Then she found out that the “sex tape” had a plot and there was a beginning a middle and an end… Once again Dr. Jenn interrupts and says that she would not call it a plot. Taylor says well when there are multiple camera angles and lighting and she is looking into the lens taking her clothes off. Dr. Jenn again jumps in to defend Farrah. I guess she has to stick to her story at this point, but really Dr. Jenn?
Dr. Jenn clearly is not fond of Taylor. Taylor says that in therapy Farrah, who has a sex toy line, cried because she feels objectified when she goes to erotica conferences. John says there were a number of things that happened that just did not add up. He says the whole thing smelled.
Taylor, how do you feel being compared to Farrah Abraham? Um, well. Knowing what I know now, I guess it is an insult. Taylor says Farrah needs a boyfriend to validate her and that used to be her. USED TO BE? Your husband kills himself and five minutes later you are engaged to someone else, Taylor.
An audience member tells Taylor she is putting up a front. Dr. Jenn jumps in again and says if you watch the season all the way through you will see a more vulnerable Taylor. So there goes our theory that she gets kicked out for John Gosselin. John did say he had one day’s notice get sitters for the kids and go to LA so clearly he was a backup plan.
Bethenny asks Taylor if she watches RHOBH. She says she does a little bit. It gives her anxiety. She asks her about Brandi’s behavior on the show. Taylor says she probably could use some therapy. Bethenny asks who she is still friends with and she says, “I am really good friends with Kyle, and I am friends with Lisa and I am friends…friendly with Camille.” John suggests Yolanda. It is interesting to note that she clarified that she is friendly with Camille and yet her twitter excuses for her behavior were all about Camille’s abuse.
Wow. The more I see Dr. Jenn on TV the more credibility she loses. I didn’t expect Taylor and John to be credible, but this is not a good look for Dr. Jenn. It looks like we will have Taylor and Farrah in the house together all season and for that reason alone, I will be watching. Will you?
Couples Therapy airs Thursday nights at 9 on VH1.