One of the reasons why I don’t purple pen so much anymore is because most franchises don’t have the actual housewives writing their blogs. In the past, they have written their own perhaps with someone to look it over, but it was in their tone, and their thoughts. Then the dumb ones got ghostwriters, but even then, they wrote their own notes and then handed it over for the ghostwriter to organize into a post. Then at some point, the ghostwriters just started writing whatever they felt the person should say after watching the show and giving it to the housewife to make changes before sending it in. RHOBH is one of the last franchises where I feel like what is being said is actually originating from the housewife. So let’s check in on what they are saying about this week’s Dorit Drama.
Once and for all: I lost my mother in March. This was months after all the issues with Lisa V. happened. The next day, I worked Y&R. I chose not to tell anyone there because that was the only way I could do my job. It was pure survival. I had to make the same decision for the reunion. We all had a lot of issues that needed to be talked through. I knew it would rob everyone of their ability to be honest with me if they were all walking on eggshells. More over, I couldn’t even talk about my mother without breaking down. The best—and really the only—decision was that if I was going to be at the reunion, I was not going to discuss what had happened until I was ready. I would have happily explained this to Dorit, PK, or anyone who asked.
If I didn’t know better, I could have sworn that instead of being invited to a dinner party, I was actually at a BBQ, and I was the one being grilled! I found the conversation I was engaged in with PK and Dorit to be rather surprising. I don’t believe anyone can ever tell you how you should feel or how you should grieve. Unless they have walked in your shoes, they have no idea what it’s like to lose a parent. Your process is your process, and no one can take that away from you or tell you how you should feel or act. No one.
These seem like reasonable opinions to me from both Rinna and Eileen.
At Dorit and PK’s house, the dinner party held for London friends was a relaxed friendly affair where the wine obviously flowed copiously. It was a dinner party, I imagine, that as often happens stretched over many hours, so one might be forgiven if an accurate memory of what had transpired in conversation might be a little hazy so to speak..
No one can be expected to remember what they said at a dinner party. They were drinking with London friends!
Hearing what Erika said about me was tough, but I guess I can understand it. She’s entitled to her opinion, but it’s still not nice to hear.
So kind of like every bitchy, vapid thing that comes out of your mouth about Erika?
Look I like to have fun and be playful and I’m an upfront and open person—I don’t hide things, Lisa V. will attest to that—and now it seems like me and Erika have gotten off on the wrong foot, but I really want things to settle down. I’m confident we can get past this, and I will definitely be trying to.
It’s bad enough when one has to say one is not a shady liar. But when one’s character reference is LVP, that’s just sad,
I love to throw a dinner party and bring people together to relax and enjoy themselves. Since Lisa R. told me that she was alone and her kids were away, I thought she should come and join PK and I at our dinner party. I was looking forward to getting to know her more.
When I want to get to know someone better, I ask them to tell me about themselves. I don’t start talking about their good friend that I also do not know and how her grieving process was unacceptable. This must be another British thing.
I guess it’s obvious that PK and I are opinionated, but we don’t mean to come across in a domineering manner—it’s just our way! We do respect other people’s opinions and love a good debate at the dinner table, and it’s OK if people disagree with us. For us, that’s a good dinner party: lots of lively conversations and viewpoints.
If your nature is to be domineering, and you are domineering and do nothing to real it in, you did mean to come across that way. Opinions on how one chooses to grieve their loved ones is beyond domineering, it is insulting and rude. Which is not how a good hostess treats their dinner guests in any country on planet earth.
I was under the impression that Lisa R. left our dinner party happy and had a lovely time. At least that’s what she told me.
That is called being polite. Try it sometime.
One thing is for sure: Neither PK nor myself had any intention of “dissecting” the deaths of both Lisa R. and Eileen’s family members.
And yet, you seemed to manage to do it accidentally.
We were talking about the mere fact that if people had known Eileen was going through a bereavement, I’m sure there would have been support and understanding. We never had any intention for Lisa R. and Eileen to take offense from anything said. We respect them and feel for them both with those they’ve lost.
So you are accidentally doing it again, and offending again? You should look up the word respect. Your behavior is nowhere close.
In fact, the topic of Eileen’s mother passing was such a small conversation during a very long dinner party with a lot of conversation that I hadn’t even remembered it a week later when I saw Eileen and she mentioned it.
So, no apology. Just a statement that the topic was of such little importance to you that after a tag team assault between you and your husband, on camera, you simply forgot all about it. Is selective amnesia another British thing you have adopted?