Lisa Rinna may be a newbie on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills block, but she is not shy about speaking her mind. This season Lisa has said things about addiction, substance abuse, and erratic behavior that Housewives have been tip-toeing around for five seasons. It seems that Lisa came on the show ready to tackle the big pink elephant in the room which is Kim’s alcoholism and addiction, in general. Avoidance of Kim’s alcoholism and sobriety has plagued RHOBH from its inception. Lisa is going to discuss it and frankly doesn’t give a damn if people like it or not. Lisa took to her Bravo blog to talk about last night’s episode. Lisa talks about how she’s coming from a good place and feels it’s her responsibility to offer her help. See what Lisa had to say below!
“I’m starting this blog out with a solid high five to our fans. I love, love, love reading your messages of love and positivity about RHOBH. What I love most is that I really feel like you all get where I’m coming from. When I talk about cuckoo passengers on the train, you understand that I am absolutely including myself when I use these funny phrases. We’re all on the same crazy ride, just sitting in different seats. I’m also incredibly appreciative that you all understand that I am truly coming from a good place with good intentions for this group of women.
There are a few key things that stood out to me early on in the episode that I want to point out. During my car ride with Lisa V. to Eileen’s house, she reminds me how she’s been down this same road with Kim and that if I do the same, I am playing with fire. That resonates with me, and I take her advice very seriously. We also hear Kyle say, “This will not end well…” and I understand where she’s coming from with that, too. I am not a trained or paid professional in the field of addiction, though I am a compassionate person that has had more than her fair share of loved ones die from addiction, starting at age six. As a friend, I do feel it is my responsibility to offer my help, love, and guidance in any way that I can.
The conversation between Brandi and her friend Jennifer on the beach was a powerful one. She IS a trained addiction specialist, and she truly understands first-hand what an addict goes through and needs in order to be supported through sobriety. Kudos to Jennifer for speaking so candidly on the topic.
At Eileen’s, after the reading, we spoke with Kim about her vulnerable state and the feud her sister was in with Brandi, and I had this thought: “The rift between Kyle and Brandi is because of Kim. Why do you want people to fight over you? Cause then maybe they become too busy to take a look at what’s really going on with you.”
A thought provoking question to ask ourselves, don’t you think?
Moving on to some lighter topics, I actually found Brandi’s comment calling Lisa V., Kyle, Kim, and I the Menopause Mamas, to be hilarious. I mean really, really funny. Look, it’s pretty clear that I have no shame in my game and am proud of where I am and what I have done in my lifetime. If Suzanne Somers is a spokesperson for Bio-Identical Hormones, then I can be, too, when I actually do hit that phase of my life (and by the way, I am knocking at the door). You take those aging lemons and you make f—kin’ lemonade! And if Brandi wants to proudly show off in more ways than one that she still gets her flow, then she should wise up and snatch that tampon endorsement ASAP. Hello! KA-CHING!
Well what do you know? Here I am talking about vaginas. Eileen, you were right. Apparently, we really do enjoy talking about our vajayjays. You see, Vinny? Your lovely wife was right during that gorgeous dinner. Thank you for once again allowing us to take over your beautiful home. You both are always such gracious hosts to us vagina-loving, loose women.
OK, well I’m off to get in a car with Delilah now. Since the filming of what you saw, she has gotten her driver’s license, so my heart rate usually resides about 10 beats higher than normal when she’s gone. If you’re in the LA area, be sure to listen for my silent screams when Delilah takes the wheel!
Have a great week!
Personally I love Lisa Rinna’s honesty because it always seems genuine and she never intentionally tries to hurt anyone with it. Lisa obviously sees Kim struggling and wants to help. I give Lisa a lot of credit for coming in and taking charge of a situation instead of just being a bystander saying “WTF” and talking about Kim and her issues behind her back. I think all RHOBH fans are in Kim’s corner, we all want her to continue her sobriety and truly enjoy life. No one wants to see Kim fail at remaining sober.
Is Lisa right – Does Kim want people fight over her to prevent them from seeing what’s really going on with her?