The good news is that #hotelgate will be slightly more interesting than #glassgate or #lategate but really, is any of this necessary? I’d like to suggest that we start playing a game where we count how many times Dorit touches or rubs her nose on each episode. That might be fun. Maybe it’s just me, but I listen to the things Lisa Rinna says. Perhaps it was not wise of Dorit to accuse Rinna of carrying around a bag of “drugs.” But that is not the topic of this post. So let’s take a look at both sides of Hotel Gate.
Here is what Erika says:
Since so much has been said about my “weird” behavior at the beach house, I thought you should know the facts. I got in the car at LVP’s at noon already not feeling well and drove down to Dana Point and had all intentions to stay at Teddi’s beach house overnight, even though Tom was recovering from surgery and still wasn’t walking.
We filmed all day. Cameras went down at midnight, I was beyond exhausted and knowing the girls wanted to drink and have a good time, I decided to get a room at the nearest hotel so I could clean up and rest without worrying about messing up anything at Teddi’s. Sue me for being considerate…
I came back in the morning like I said I would to find myself getting judged, and instead of asking me how I am feeling, I get told I am weird and sneaky. Forget who the messenger was, the fact is the women were talking shit about me, and I found out. That doesn’t diminish what they said about me or how they really feel about me. Very revealing… Like I said at dinner in NYC, I know the truth and will continue to be me. In the future, I will not be extending any sort of understanding or sympathy to anyone that could not sympathize with me. Oh and the ONLY thing I was “pretending” was trying to get through the day with a smile when I would of rather been at home in my own bed doubled over in pain.
It blows my mind that any of these women could not empathize in this situation. I feel like all women have been stuck working or in some public setting when they found themselves suffering from cramps and all of the private symptoms that come with it. (Side note: I had to stop reading the comments on RHOBH yesterday due to the number of people who felt the need to share said private symptoms with the class. It’s really not necessary and please refrain from doing so here.) Erika met her commitments to work and left at midnight rather than drinking the night away with the other women. Erika is not one to drink a lot on camera.
Here is Teddi’s version…
I love that she first addresses the grammar police over the “I could care less” and other corrections. She “could care less.” If I had a dollar for every commenter who is in the WLS for correcting my grammar, or YOURS in comments, I’d have a lot of dollars.
Now—the beach house and the mysterious disappearance of Erika Jayne. It was weird; I stand by that. I completely empathize with Erika as I’m sure women everywhere watching do; I can see why she’d prefer to not stay up until 2AM getting tipsy and humping my picnic table. What we later discovered that night— and what you didn’t see—was that her assistant had already driven to Dana Point separately and got a hotel room for her. Again, I didn’t have a problem with her leaving to stay in a hotel—I offered that option when I invited everyone. The issue is why spend the day pretending you’re going to stay over, but as soon as the camera crew leaves you have your assistant come pick you up? It’s not like Erika came to us at the end of the night to say she wasn’t feeling well and thought she’d feel better sleeping in a hotel. No. She asked me to call in a pass for her assistant who then arrived at my security gate. Erika then left so abruptly—and without explanation—that it was clear she had planned to stay at the hotel all along. I don’t think you can use the “I was embarrassed” excuse when the previous day you were explaining your situation in great detail to everyone but me apparently.
Wanting to be the best host possible, I try and console her, and her reaction is not something I was expecting, brushing me off like I’m worthless. So now I’m crying out of frustration—and I’m kicking these ladies out. And, really, I’m not even mad about Dorit telling Erika; she’s like that Kristen Wiig character from SNL who just can’t help herself. It was just, as you saw, we had a blast the night before and things got tense the moment Erika arrived back, before Dorit even mentioned our conversation. I’m not being insecure, I’m just not into hanging out with this group anymore in the moment. It was time to go.
Here is something Teddi may not know. Erika never leaves town to film without Mikey. Ever. He is always somewhere nearby. It makes total sense to me that he would come down and get a hotel room whether she was feeling unwell or not. If I were her, especially given her condition, I’d want to know I had a place to go if I needed it. I know a lot of you guys see Erika as “buying friends” As someone with anxiety, I see it as “buying safety.” I’m not sure that will make much sense to a lot of you. That makes you one of the lucky ones.
She wasn’t pretending to stay. She came. She unpacked. She felt worse. She left. Why would a hostess be offended by that. It would be like saying Teddi planned to throw everyone out the next morning. The situation changed and so did her desire to deal with it. Teddi’s attempts to console Erika should have come when she walked in the door with a simple, “Welcome back! How are you feeling today? Better I hope! Would you like some juice or coffee?” How hard is that?
Or as Kyle likes to say, “What grade are we in?”