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Carlton Gebbia Not A Fan Of Joyce Giraud And Gives Her Impression On All Of Her Co-Stars!

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On the season premiere of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we met Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud. The two new housewives. Carlton Gebbia took to her blog to introduce herself, and give her impression on all of her co-stars. Carlton also makes it clear that she is not a fan of the other new housewife Joyce Giraud below

“Hello. . .I probably should introduce myself although you already know a bit about me. . .sort of. But please allow me to say that I am not here to change anyone’s religious or spiritual beliefs. There seems to be a curiosity about mine. I’d rather not do this if truth be told.

I don’t put labels on anything or anyone because it feels like its a sentence — and certainly not when it comes to my faith. What I believe in and practice is incredibly sacred to me, as with anyone who protects their religion. Up until this journey I have very rarely discussed my beliefs with anyone other than my immediate circle of friends and family. Most people I know or have known have no idea. It’s just not what I do. I don’t discuss politics or religion. There really is no upside. However I feel there is no reason why all religions cannot coexist.

There is no one true definition for what I practice, there are many variations but my faith centers around the miracles of Nature, Mother Earth. It is a beautiful, harmonious, and positive religion. There is nothing supernatural; it just harnesses natures energy.

I grew up in a somewhat pagan household until my mum married when I was seven. My life at points were pieces to a puzzle. My grandmother, my grandfather and my mum, and then the in-between. My ancestry is as follows; my biological father was Welsh, my mum was English/Irish, my grandfather Scottish, my grandmother was English, my great grandmother or great great was Irish and then there was a sprinkling of French! I am Celtic, obviously, and I am pagan witch. Yes witch! My grandmother practiced, and I am a solitary practitioner, have been for decades. I never belonged to a coven because we moved so much, but I think covens are essential to a community. I have taken traditions from Wicca and British Traditional Witchcraft to cultivate my own spiritual path. I celebrate the cycles of the sun, moon, and seasons.

As a child, I always had a respect and understanding for nature and animals. I honor Mother Nature, the earth. I am polytheistic. I believe in goddess and a god. I believe that within us lies those deities.

I believe in the power of prayer, candles, crystals, and the earth’s natural energies. They are a gift from Mother Nature and work with our vibrations. I believe in the holistic power on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. I am not nor have I ever professed to be an authority on this but what I practice and believe in works for me solely!

I do not believe someone’s religion defines who they are as human beings. I don’t judge anyone by what they believe in! I believe that your heart and your actions however do define you.

So now you have a little insight to me let us begin. . .

My husband David and his family have a business called StockCross Financial Services which is located in the heart of Beverly Hills. We have been members of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. We received an invitation from the BHCC to attend a cocktail party that they were hosting to celebrate Beverly Hills’ 100 years.

When I asked David who’s home we were going to, he said Kyle Richards. . .I replied who? He said she was one of the Housewives on RHOBH. I still was none the wiser, but I was excited to learn that her husband Mauricio is a very successful real estate broker and due to my love of architecture and my profession I was really excited to see their Beverly Hills home and taste.

I know!!! You call BS. But truth be told I rarely watched reality TV and certainly hadn’t watched Housewives. But once I knew that this new journey of mine was going to become a “reality” for me, I watched a few episodes to get a little sense of the girls. Since this journey has begun I am proud to say I am finally up-to-date!

Anyway not particularly in the mood for another business cocktail party. For the most part I find them a little boring. But, like I said I have met some really interesting people along the way. Who knows this could be fun?

Here we go. . .Kyle greeted us and graciously invited us into her home and because of my passion for design I always soak up my environment, architectural elements, and interior details etc. Her home was lovely. I certainly could appreciate the beauty even though its not my personal taste. It was very quaint.

Kyle asked about our children and their unique names, she made a quip that could have been misconstrued — but it seemed like she had a genuine interest in the story of their names, which was very warming. Oh and her little girl Portia is the cutest! I think having young children as a commonality softens any first meeting. It’s just a safe place to start from.

So here I am standing with Kyle and Kim and suddenly Kyle has a disagreeable reaction to something she sees. “Oh Lord” she sighs. I turn to see three ladies who are Lisa, Yolanda and Brandi. Yet when Kyle and I approach these three girls, Kyle greets each with smiles and kisses. So admittedly that was a little confusing. Certainly an obvious history between all these girls, not so sure it’s all roses though.

We were introduced to Kim, Kyle’s sister when David and I first arrived but it was so brief. However later that evening we had a moment to chat about our children and how her daughter is getting ready to go off to college and how difficult as a mother it is to let your baby go. I really felt for her, I cant even imagine the symbolic cutting of that umbilical cord when my daughters are ready for college. She was pleasantly sweet with me.

Also at the beginning of the night I had a quick intro to Lisa Vanderpump, a fellow Brit, but later we got a chance to chat.

Lisa did fixate a bit on my accent until I explained that I was born in Guernsey, the Channel Islands. I lived all over England until I moved to South Africa when I was 14, finally moving back to London when I was 18. . .So my accent I guess does not sound the same as Lisa’s. Part English part South African, I really don’t analyze it.

We also met Lisa’s husband Ken. I liked him. He was funny. I think we had a little debate going back-and-forth about Guernsey being a Crown dependency with the United Kingdom, known as the British Islands but that didn’t last long. He seems rather interesting. I spoke to Lisa for a while, I liked her and appreciated her dry sense of humor. It was actually quite refreshing. She’s definitely smart, intuitive, and glamorous — not a fan of my cursing but that may take some work on my part. Good or bad swearing for me is part of my language, it’s more of a colourful adjective. Of course, I have to respectfully and consciously curtail it in certain venues. That has been challenging to say the least.

Kyle was a source of comic relief. She at one point attempted her version of a British accent, which was hysterical.

Oh side note. . .It was bloody cold out there if I had known it was going to be outside I would have worn thermals.

Next this statuesque Nordic beauty Yolanda introduces herself to David and I. I enjoyed speaking to her, I thought she was bright, funny, and extremely approachable. I can see why she was a model, she’s stunning. Also another striking beauty I met was Brandi her face was flawless. Now she was entertaining and made me giggle. I think I liked her because we have a similar naughty sense of humor and she definitely says what’s on her mind. I like that.

Kyle introduces David and I to Joyce and her husband. Joyce is a beautiful tall brunette with a head of hair that is incredible! Again we also talk about our children and their ages. She has two little boys. We both have two-year-old boys, which I thought was nice. Who knows maybe a play date?

Immediately Joyce’s husband begins to talk excitedly about how he wants a naked room so he can run around naked with his pee pee out! Firstly did I just hear a grown man refer to his manliness as a “pee pee” Eeeewww! Secondly the mere image of this “big” man as Joyce quickly pointed out, running around naked is a horrifying visual! OK so he’s an exhibitionist, which he freely admits but I say TMI! Um, I just met you.

He then asks my son and daughters names “Hold on..Cross?” turning his ear as if he’s temporarily lost his hearing. “That’s unbelievable.” Is it Michael? Then Joyce says “Destiny and Mysteri. I like that even better than Cross”. . .crickets!

So happy you like my girls names Joyce, did you notice I made no comment about your children’s names. I’m sorry but as far as I’m concerned children are off-limits. It’s sort of an unwritten parental code. And when it comes to my family especially my babies that is where I will surely show my teeth! Honestly who does that? What parent comments to another parent they just met, that they don’t like the choice of name they chose for their child?

I understand that my children’s names are unique but this was a first for me. It’s astonishing that this couple I just met would make such rude and tactless comments directly to me — a mother, protector of her babes. This is by far a new kind of stupid.

Oh and one more comment, they said that having more than two children was too many. They liked to have one for each hand. . .Oh my god I feel like I’m in the bloody twilight zone. Who are these couple of twits?

NO play date for you!

This evening just keeps getting better. Still standing with this group plus a man called Martin they start talking about porn. Immediately Kyle offers up that Lisa showed three-quarters of a nipple. Kim makes a comment too and they begin to laugh. At that moment I got an ugly feeling in my stomach. I was uncomfortable. I obviously don’t have an issue with nudity, and I’m certainly open-minded. But I think what I find distasteful is that Lisa isn’t here to either laugh it off or laugh with them. Even if it is an inside joke, it just feels mean-spirited. I don’t know these women’s history, but at the beginning of this evening Kyle looked like she was friendly with Lisa. She certainly was smiling and laughing with her.

So this whole experience from Joyce and her husband to this thing about Lisa has left a bad taste in my mouth! Thank god at that moment David and I start talking to Brandi as we commiserate how we can successfully only manage Vegas for ONE night!

My husband introduced me to Alex Stettinski the Director of The BHCC he was lovely and has always been a great supporter of my husband’s business so at least that was a familiar face. Still not a fan of business cocktails parties.

Yeeeay it’s finally over! Going home to take a shower and climb into bed with my hubby and my girls and my son Cross. Yes. . .that’s right Cross.”

I don’t know how I feel about Carlton yet..Carlton keeps making these comments about Joyce’s husband being “big” or “fat” which I just think is unnecessary and weird. Carlton seems very observant but totally out of place on Monday’s episode. I guess I have to wait and see before I really have an opinion on her. How are you feeling Carlton? Thoughts on what she had to say?

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  • OT a little, i don’t know about carlton, but kyle is such a mean girl. i can just picture her in high school at the cafeteria table

  • I think people are being a bit judgemental about Carlton. She is the “new girl” so everyone is having opinions. I can say from personal experience, she has been very kind to the followers on Twitter. I asked her questions about her life and she was completely honest and forthcoming in her replies. She also has a very kind heart and beautiful soul. I think many of us die-hard housewives fans are a bit on the defensive with newbies…but this one (at least from my experience) has been very much kinder to me than any of her predecessors.

  • Can’t they find a better way to introduce a Housewife without such transparent pretense? Also, can’t they come up with better scripted drama than over a child’s name? I finally watched the season’s first episode and had to forward through the bits where it became that other show …

  • I think Witchipoo needs to pull the broom out of her ass or she will not fit in with this group.Her comment about Kyle & Mauricio’s home was rude and uncalled for. She seems to me to be pretty judgemental about Kyle having only meeting her once. For someone who doesn’t like to.discuss religion or politics, she sure didn’t waste any time telling all that she is a witch. She didn’t mention Wicca, so what kind of witch is she ? She just came across as being pretty condescending to me.

  • I couldn’t get through Carlton’s smug and self-important blog because i haven’t finished War and Peace yet.

  • I’m loving Carlton so far. I thought her blog was funny and gave a much better insight as to who she really is then the first episode did. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for her!

  • I don’t understand some parents who think it is so clever to name their children ,
    Apple, Bear Lithium , etc and the very moment someone makes a comment about
    the name, one of the parents goes for the jugular. Now if this is the reaction of the
    parent, think of how that child is coping on his/her own at school .
    Thanks a lot mom and dad, why don’t you call yourself, Apple , Bear etc…

  • I like The real housewives of Beverly Hills. Its not as dark as new jersey. Its fun with lite drama

  • I’m definitely not feeling Carlton and the wild cat she had preying around her house kind of freaked me out, especially when she has a toddler.

    • LOL, uhhh that is not a wild cat. It’s a new fancy breed of a domestic cat that has the beautiful coat of the wild cat. I forget the name of the breed.

    • At first meeting, Shipp , she seems to have as much personality as Carlton the
      Loved the reference, it made me laugh out loud….thanks for the audio and the

  • Carlton seems to have a giant, Yolanda-size stick up her ass so far. We already have one YoYo, we don’t need a second one.

  • You name your kids Destiny, Mystery and Cross and you’re shocked when someone has a reaction? And then playing the kids are off limits card as if they insulted the kids? Give me an effing break!

    I also can’t stand when people join these shows and claim to have never watched them before. What idiot would join a reality show that you know nothing about? Or take any job, for that matter, without doing some research?!

    One more thing, she described Kyle’s house as ‘quaint’… I’m pretty sure in Beverly Hills quaint is the equivalent of shack… nice underhanded dig there.

    First Impression: I don’t like her.

    • I think it bothered her when Joyce’s husband (the one who likes to walk around naked and show his “peepee”) said “Destiny and Mysteri, well that’s better than Cross” which was shitty in my opinion.

      • If you give your kids eccentric and pretty much just weird names of course people are going to be taken aback.. Not to say there’s anything wrong with any name someone names their child, but if you call your kid Cross, you’re doing it to turn heads and get a reaction.

      • I think he said “I like those names even better than Cross.” Eh, I may have been a little offended, but I think she is taking it a little too far, but whatever I guess. That’s what these housewives get paid to do I suppose, argue over the most ridiculous things and drag them out for ages.

        • How has she dragged it out for ages? It’s been one episode and she addressed why she felt how she did in her blog. On the previews for the following episodes, I do not see it discussed again.

          • I was just making a general statement about the housewives and these shows, not Carlton specifically. They way I wrote it was kind of confusing, sorry.

      • I don’t think Joyce that “Well, that’s better than Cross”.

        The way I remember it is when Carlton mentioned, her girls name’s Joyce tried to come across as “Oh wow” and said “I like those names more than Cross”.

        I honestly think she intended it to sound complementary and was trying to be nice because it came across as so disingenuous, it looked like a backhanded compliment.

  • Since both Carlton and Joyce were given the shaft by not getting a proper introduction due to Vandercrap Rules being crammed down our throats, its hard to tell.

    Based on the little bit we got to saw, Carlton needs to pull the broomstick out of her ass. She complains in her blog about talking crap and then smiling and kissing to the face, but focuses purely on Kyle, when Lisa, Yolanda and Brandi were all guilty of the same. It also almost seemed like she was almost looking for something to be offended/annoyed about…

    Not to mention next eps preview showing her so upset and horrified that Kyle had her friend kill a bee…please. She’s definitely appearing very judgmental and I hope we don’t have another YoYo on our hands. Its confusing bc Carlton comes off so warm and friendly on Twitter.

    Joyce just seems like she was born to be a Bravo HW and Im looking forward to seeing someone younger and hotter than Brandi that isnt afraid to back down from her!

    • Carlton zeroed in on Kyle because they didn’t get along, so of course she’s going to disregard Lisa, yo, and Brandi’s behavior when they did the exact same thing as Kyle. Different rules for different people seem to be the on-going theme with these housewives.

      • Exactly…the vibe Im getting off this girl is that shes like YoYo w/ the life rules she demands everyone to follow yet doesnt follow herself.

        I found it interesting how much Yolanda and Lisa (and Brandi a little) were huddled together the entire party, hawking over every move Kyle made…how many times can Lisa say “did u see Kyle, did u talk to Kyle, hows it with Kyle”…

        Also seeing the clip of YoYo, Lisa and Brandi all ripping Kyle to shreds during a lunch in next weeks episode. It was pure – as YoYo would say – “trash talk.” I also kept hearing Lisa and Brandi’s repeated claims that they NEVER EVER discuss the other girls when they are together. What a joke.

        I dont agree w/ everything Kyle does and I wouldnt even call myself Team Kyle, but the hypocrisy of Lisa and Yolanda blows me away. Yolanda even more so than Lisa. I notice that Yolanda is treading very lightly on the topic of her calling Lisa fake and full of shit in Paris…probably bc she now knows that Lisa doesnt believe her anymore.

  • She does seem to be a little too uptight. I think she works very hard to stay in shape, but she definitely is not the prettiest lady on this show. JMO

  • I think she’s way too uptight and prude for this group of women from what I saw on the premier anyway but guess we have to just wait and see what goes down 🙂

  • Her blog is too long and she is way too sensitive. Please don’t make a storyline out of your children’s names. Geez!

    • I did like that she explained what she practices /what she believes in. In her own words, etc. I for one did not know anything about it. Now I know.

      I still think she got her thong in a twist over what she ” thought” was Joyce and her husband making fun of or whatever of her childrens names, I’m sorry I didn’t get that at all. I really think she was/ is looking for a headache that isn’t there.

      • yes, I agree. she was looking for a headache. I didn’t get anything out of that scene other than the uncomfortable first conversation that you have with meeting someone new…then throw in the mix those names. I would have been shocked also. no one made fun of her children’s names. carltons gonna have you believe that everyone just reacts normally upon first hearing them? um..okay??

      • I saw a girl’s name in the paper the other day:
        Aquafilteria. I am not making this up. Mysteri and Destiny are porno star names, I hate to point that out. When you name a child, you should care more about how that name is going to serve them throughout life, not how cool the name makes you feel abut yourself. Just another example of selfish parenting. However, I don’t find that those names even fall into the absurd category in today’s society. And for her to get uptight about it, just shows that she is an uptight person, nothing more nothing less. p.s. Anybody who is allergic to bees like myself and my brother (brother=deathly)would not take kindly to her defense of the bee. Bees are an essential part of the food chain, we get and appreciate that, but we also value our own lives as part of nature, so Bewitched better sort a few things out in her worship manual.

  • I don’t see the big whoop about her children’s names. After all, this is Beverly hills, Apple anyone? I like Carlton and Joyce, so far lol. I do think Joyce is a bit conceited but at this point in the show is her only flaw. We shall wait and see.

    • LOL Aunt Sadie. “Apple anyone?”.

      I don’t have an opinion on the show, yet. Or anyone on it. It returned with a thud, not a bang.

      • North West and what did Jessica Simpson name her baby girl? Milton or something like that?

        • Jessica’s daughter is Maxwell. I’d be afraid the kids will call her maxi pad when she gets older! But I am loving Milton! Lol

  • I really like Carlton though! I think she’s daring and she goes for the jugular but only when provoked, I think it’s something new for Beverly Hills, not a fan of Joyce though.

    • Weren’t people saying that about Brandi a while back? Oh, and she is a breath of fresh air. Puh-leeze.

      • I agree. Since when is there a “be as hurtful and aggressive as you can as long as you perceive someone else started it” rule?

  • Way too judgmental. Maybe she should absorb more and complain less. It is almost as if she watched the episodes and said-oh Yolanda, Brandi and Lisa are the popular ones -let me see what I can find wrong with the rest of the cast.

    No one said anything negative about her children, That is just a big smokescreen. She named her kids and she needs to live with people’s reactions. None of these women ever really say bad things about each other’s kids. Their comments are about another’s parenting.

  • I know this particular cocktail party for the Chamber of Commerce was also being filmed for a reality show…but how do you think people typically act at business events? I found Carlton to act appropriate at the event. Her husband has a prominent business in BH. Should she have came in, got tipsy, and had belly laughs with everyone?

  • LOL! ” a new kind of stupid”.. Love that! I liked her blog, that is what I thought I saw as well when I watched. I too was confused by Kyle. It was just plain old phony,IMO One thing I noticed since BH started, is that for the most part, the(some) women who are involved do not take too kindly to a person being a straight shooter who is not fake/kissy face/ then retreat to stabbing you in back again! So I think Carlton is going to give this cast a run for their money, and Im interested to see where the season goes.

  • Out of the two new housewives I definitely prefer Carlton. She seems like she is very upfront and honest, without being a beyatch.
    Like Cracker Jack, I also love how she responds to people on Twitter (by the looks of it EVERYONE!) which is very refreshing.
    Really looking forward to seeing more of her.

    • Something is off about her.

      First of all, she’s trying to act like somebody who is easily shocked and that is not believable.

      I doubt she was “confused” when she saw Kyle act fake to Yolanda, Lisa and Brandi. She acts as if she has ever seen that kind of behavior before. Also by then, she had to have seen the show already and known what it was about?

      I also do not think she was shocked by the comment about Lisa. If she was uncomfortable with the women joking about Lisa when she wasn’t there, then just shut up and don’t participate. Big deal!

      The comment about Kyle’s house was a mean dig.

      • I agree about the comment she made about kyles house “quaint” very condescending when said by a wealthy person IMO

      • What I found odd was that Lisa was surprised at her potty mouth. After Lisa being BFF”s (or should I say former) Brandi-this chick must really curse.

  • I personally love Carlton. I like how she’s responded to viewers on twitter – always polite, kind and respectful. I would also be very similar to her when meeting a new group of people – quiet and reserved until I feel them out a bit. I love how earthy she is, she seems very grounded but with a bit of a wild/exotic side. Can’t wait to see more of her.

    Joyce … well I look forward to her going head to head with Brandi.

    • That will be a usual cat fight, but I think her and Kyle would be better! They both seem to love attention so I want to see who gets it!

  • Pretty sure she meant children are off limits as in nothing bad or negative should be said about them. Not that no one should talk about their children. Which parent doesn’t talk about their kids? Lol.

    • And don’t give your kids unusual names if you don’t want people to talk about their names. She herself said her kid was cross, then had to correct and say “His name is Cross, he’s not cross”, proving what a stupid name it is.

      They all sleep together? Ugh, that’s a huge mistake. Teach kids, especially girls, to be independent and not be afraid to be alone. That way they don’t cling to some guy just because they can’t handle being alone.

      While Joyce came across a bit classless, I would rather have her then a witch with a broom up her ass.

        • I happen to agree with Purple Martini. They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this new housewife.

      • Purple, you are one judgemental person. Mind your business on what people name their children and their parenting styles (sleeping in bed).

        • Hold her horses….they are on a reality show and they beg us to comment on this lives. It’s not like they are famous for some worthy contribution to this world – any of them! Except David Foster. Did you know Yolanda’s husband is David Foster and he’s a genius? With tons of Grammys? Just ask her!

  • What I can’t wrap my head around is the fact that they were freely discussing their kids — and then she writes “children are off limits.” ??? You can’t have it both ways, witchipoo.

    • I think she means making faces or snarky comments. That is what I took from it. Its one thing to discuss children, find commonalities, but dont insult.

  • Meh..I don’t know how I feel about Carlton yet either Rox. I don’t know how I feel about Joyce yet too.

    • I have a feeling I’m not going to like Joyce. As for Carlton, she seems too uptight for this group but I’m waiting to see. She might just be one of those people that takes a bit to warm up and that’s totally fine. I am glad though that she does seem unique and different from the others. Variety is good.

      • I’m going to give Carlton a chance. I think she’s interesting. And I don’t think she was insulting Joyce’s husband’s weight but was referring to what Joyce said about his “peepee” being large. And I agree with her that an adult saying “peepee” to refer to his penis is creepy.

        • Beyond creepy, just meeting people and being around a party for business commerce…Who tells strangers they want to be naked and have a naked room, LOL? Then proceed to be judgmental about kids names….

          • I agree Michers. And if Joyce and her husband thought it was proper etiquette to tell that story to total strangers at a Chamber of Commerce function makes me question their social skills!

      • I think you’re right about the uptight. There’s a preview of next week’s episode on and it really shows Carlton being uptight about Kyle’s friend killing a bee (Kyle says she’s allergic to bees). You have to see to understand. But yeah, not a big fan yet

        • She’s all about mother earth so I kind of get that but if one of her kids was stung by said bee she might not care so much that it was killed