Hello Bravo lovers. Slowly our journey together is coming to an end. I want to thank you, the viewers, for taking the time to read my blog every week. I enjoyed reading your comments and learning how you view me. In the beginning of the season, Lisa often pointed out to me how the viewers would see certain things, which seemed so unnatural to have to think about, but she is smart and I humbly accept that she was actually trying to teach me to be clear about what I say.
Which leads me to my blunders of the season. . I had a couple. . .
I know I've discussed them with you on a weekly basis, but hopefully I explained myself better tonight.
Obviously as the rookie, I did not know what to expect of the Reunion -- but let me tell you, it was a whole lot more stressful then I could have ever imagined. Trying to recall incidences that happened seven to eight months ago was the toughest part for me with my Lyme brain. I am grateful to Brandi and Lisa for helping me get through the day, as they stepped in at times when I was a little lost for words.
I was really surprised that Adrienne did not show at the Reunion. I thought it would have been the perfect platform for her to set some things straight, as I am sure she has her version of how things came about this season.
Love you being on the show...that said I do get the "lyme brain " thing because I have M.S. brain, so I get you. I love your spunk and straight forwardness. I don't see what you have to be sorry for. You and Lisa are my favs. I think the "Beverly Hills Sisters" and their pittbull Faye are the ones that should be sorry. I am so happy you stood up for Brandi, she's a little rough around the edges but very lovable and a straight shooter like you. You are a GREAT addition to the show, hope your health continues to get better much love to you!
Hi. You are doing great and I think you know who your 'sincere' friends really are. I know the sane people watching know.
I love yolanda - she's so down to earth and realistic. She speaks her mind but in a appropriate manner. She can be my BFF anytime.
All the glitz can't hide your phony way lady. If your straight as you say stand on your own. All your talking is jibberish. Adrienne did what is best for her life at this point and frankly the platform doesn't matter. Your just mad because kyle called you out and you couldn't tell Lisa what you said when you were talking to Kim and kyle. How's that lemon for you.
Watching part 2 of the reunion, I am incensed at the degree of condescension you treat the other housewives. You pepper your responses with endearments that underscore your standoffishness and sarcasm. You also have the audacity to challenge Andy on the issue of whether or not homosexuality is a choice, (it's not). You say you learned our language out of respect to our culture and you put down the labor ears in that episode. You had financial privileges that no everyone is luck enough to have. Please take your holier than thou attitude to a therapist and see if you can eventually come to the conclusion that we all put our pants on one leg at a time,
We will never know what really happened in the airport but I'll thake sides with Lisa and assume words were said but not the words Kyle was saying
Yolanda, you are the best thing since sliced bread. Everyone knows what sort of creatures the sisters are, not one intelligent thought between them. Love you.
I think Yolanda has had it out for Kyle all season.. Probably because Kyle is the most sane!,
You must not have sisters if you we're shocked that they had each others backs at the reunion after fighting all season! My sisters and I fight but we have each others back regardless of who is attacking us!! You were so lovely in the beginning but seriously?.. Jumping on the catty Lisa, Brandi train... Always victims and saying hurtful things.. Not nice
Yolanda, you have been a tower of strength this season, standing up against the constant lies and manipulations of Kyle and Faye. Even while Kyle is still trying to deflect her guilt onto you, you have remained sane and honest and loving and kind, god bless you.
i think you are fantastic yolanda! you, brandi and lisa all have one trait in common- you are who are and you dont change that for anyone.
Yolanda I really enjoyed your participation this season. I thought you presented a refreshing take on RHOBH behaviour. I never caught the episode that was mentioned on the reunion part 1 where you are accused of trashing Lisa. It seems to be outside of your character. I also want to mention that you were the only one who showcased a shopping bag from Kyle's new shop when you left the shop and made your way down the street, giving high exposure for Kyle's shop. that is a sign of a true friend. As far as Kim is concerned, she is emotionally ennui. When the sisters are on the same page they are simply bullies and when they are not on the same page they are screaming lunatics to each other. I love your husband and think he is a musical genius, perhaps some of the women can't relate to this degree of intellect. I appreciate that you don't need to find a personality in a bottle of wine. You set a good example to your beautiful children.
That is an absolutely astute observation about Yolanda's husband. He is a musical genius and a supreme intellect as well. Many genius's have been misunderstood over the years. Can't say I like him Myself but to his credit, he doesn't need my opinion.
You gotta watch your back and that doesn't seem cold or arrogant. With women like these, you have to be deliberate in everything you say or do. I find your style to be a breath of fresh air. I couldn't have dealt with them with anywhere near the class you had. I can hardly wait to see what everyone has up their sleeves for next season. I hope you continue with a full recovery from your illness,. Lyme disease is nothing to sneeze at! ( no pun intended) LOL
Yolanda - I think you are awesome. Don't listen to any haters. You are so respectful and respectable. I think you are someone women can look up to. Anyone who puts you down is seriously jealous.
every week i want to be more like you. i honestly think you're a great role model. you are the epitome of class. i wish you nothing but the best and i hope you get healthy soon. thank you for being so inspiring.
Yolanda it seems to me you do act high and mighty when it comes to the other women... You did put Lisa through the ringer and you did say what the sisters said you did. You have attacked Adrienne when you were talking to Brandi on the beach. You seem to be a pot stirrer along with some others. Kyle can be a B sometimes as can all of you women some more than others. I realize on a reality show it's hard to be yourself but hey you all allowed for that camera to be there. I think you put your rudeness off with the excuse "it's the European..." You are snooty accept it and move on. I really don't care for your adoration for your husband... Just because you are in awe of him doesn't mean everyone else has to be when in your house. Respect for his wonderful talent and your home yes but grateful to be in his presence? Come on now that's a bit much even for you.
What? No one should have to respect him in his own house? Who says that or even acts that way? Oh yeah Kyle likes it when people are disrespected in her home like when the MCFR horded the conversation and insulted Brandi and told Marissa to hush because she didn't know Brandi (Fayke didn't know Brandi either). Yeah let's a.. act like heathens, works for Kyle.
twiddledeedum KathyLM twiddle you need to relax. she said one should be respectful in another home, but to fee; gratefulness in his presence? i think not. he is not saving lives. he makes music. a lot of people make wonderful music.
Yolanda, I wish you all the best with your battle with Lyme Disease. I know how insidious and difficult to cure this can be. I had a client who struggled with it for years and I want you to know she finally conquered it. I know there are new and better treatments now and a greater understanding of the disease, and more is learned about it every day. You probably get discouraged which is natural. Allow yourself a brief pity party occasionally, just don't move in there, and don't beat yourself up. You seem to be an optimistic and positive person by nature, humbled in gratitude and driven by love. This and your loved ones will see you through this. Again, best wishes in your recovery.
Kim is so dysfunctional that she does not recall half of the events she participates in and then the ones she recall's are missing so many pieces.
Absolutely correct about speaking English. When you move to someone another country, it is arrogant to insist on not learning the language, whether is is Mexican's living in the US or American's moving to France. Learn the language, people.
Alex_McQueen unlike the way yolanda humbly and respectfully spoke to her employee about english, your attitude is the type that rubs people the wrong way... "mexicans living in the u.s." are poor, "third world country" immigrants and hardly have the time or money to sit in an english class (if they did, they wouldn't have immigrated in the first place). unless an english-speaker like you would like to strike up a conversation with them (not likely) so they can learn a bit, it's very difficult for that population to acquire english... and it's not about "arrogance" or "insisting on not learning the language." it's that when the priority is survival and making enough money for the day to pay your rent and buy some food for your family, learning a second language takes a back seat.
Excuse me, are you speaking for legal immigrants or immigrants that should be in their OWN countries?!?
Just saying....learning is the essence of all human race. Has NOTHING to do, especially in the USA, whether you have money or not. Everyone has the opportunity to learn and progress. To put the blame on being "poor" is no excuse, it's ignorant.
Upfront TinaS Alex_McQueen I was just wondering, are you poor? i mean are you living near or below the poverty line ? because if you are not, I would not begin to preach about knowing what life is like for everyone and being so sure that opportunities are equal for all across the board. I assure you they are not, just look around. I think it is your statement and outlook that is incredibly ignorant.
she thinks she's better than the common person. I hate to break it to her but Heaven and Hell don't care what language you speak because GOD only hears and READS the Heart. And hers is small. Like her brain.
Sexymike69 TinaS Alex_McQueen
Sexymike Oh please! Spare me the holier than thou. Why would you use Gods name to bash someone over the head? Who are you to judge her heart or brain? God?
You are spot on in your assessment of Kyle. She did not reach out to get to know you. She tried to do to you what she did to Brandi. She is a mean girl who thinks she is the head of a clique and doesn't realize that only she and Kim are growth inhibited and stunted due to their dysfunctional rearing and childhood and Kim's alcoholism.
Kyle and Kim are lying about you saying bad things about Lisa. Funny how only they two heard anything about it. No cameras. Yet, when there were no cameras around when the incident happened with Lisa, Kyle will not mention it in person or in a blog. Kyle has been caught in lies and without a legitimate witness, nothing can be believed out of her dysfunctional, mentally stunted mouth. Same goes for Kim.
zookeeper93 Yes and you know they are lying because you were there. omgosh. go team stupid
Your tag name says enough! You should go back to the village with all the other IDIOTS!
Go team ZOOKEEPER93!!!
YOLONDA I AM SO SHOCKED HOW YOU TURNED ON KIM AND KYLE. WHAT THATS ALL ABOUT. YOU DID SAY THOSE THINGS ABOUT LISA, NOW WHY DON"T YOU TRUE THAT....! YOU SEEM TO BE THE TWO FACED ONE! PEACE
Yolanda never turned on the Witchard sisters, they attacked Yo in a team effort to be mean. All she did was reply.
jgrandy1003, DID YOU SEE THE SHOCKING ATTACKS KYLE AND KIM HAVE DONE SINCE SEASON ONE (1) AND THROUGHOUT ???
Watch again and PAY ATTENTION!!
You are a class act and SO much better to watch than the Richards' sisters. Thank you for being a voice of reason this season. You, Lisa, and Brandi are my favorite!
Zero Class. Like Brandi said, money doesn't give you class it just gives you money. She knows this because she's never had Class. Money for a little while, untill her hubby took it to the Rime. Check cashed. Not on class value. Obviously!
Well, how about Brandi laughing all the way to the bank? Who needs class when you have money? I mean look at the Witchard sisters.
Hi Yolanda, In regards to Kyle and Kim, when not sure of a horse, just look at their track record.
Adore you Yolanda. I love how honest you are and that you are always willing to call people out on their garbage & even on your own - you can see your faults & flaws and you try to work on them. The Richards sisters have been mean, bullying, bitchy girls since season 1 though at times just try and "wrap" themselves in pretty paper. They need to take a good hard look at themselves and for once in their lives take responsibility for their OWN actions. You are hands down the #1 RHOBH housewife & am so glad you were voted as such :) xo
I think you are lovely on every level . You are fair and don't tolerate BS. Even with Lyme disease making things confusing, you still managed to conduct yourself beautifully. Your assessment of the other "ladies" is accurate. Proceed with caution.
Hi Yolanda, Hope you get well soon. I know you are a strong women and people will keep hating because of jealousy. Just ignore them. Keep being honest and loyal friend as who you were in this season. Thank you for the whole interesting season!
1st of all Yolanda, you knew exactly what to expect during the show so, quit pretending like you always do.
2nd of all, why you keep bringing up Adrienne into your conversations, seems like you just can't get enough of her, what has she done to you? why are you so malicious toward someone you don't even know?. (Perhaps Jealousy).
I'm sure you and Brandi and Lisa were very happy to find out she wan's going to be in the reunion or next season! At least Adrienne has everything you all wish you have: Class, lots of money and dignity).
YOU are HYPOCRITE & MEAN! You keep criticizing Kyle for fighting Adrienne's battles but all you do is go around getting in everyones business, fighting Brandi's battles and attacking Adrienne, You're constantly making negative comments about everyone acting like if you're too good to be around them but, the reality is that you end up being best friends with the most ghetto, low class, nasty girl (Brandi) I wonder why, actually I don't; is because you too are exactly the same the only difference is that you pretend to be something you're not and she doesn't give a F.... about it.
I'm sure there is some true to what Kyle and Kim said you told them about Lisa.
Really Beverly Hiills girl? you live in Kyle House by any chance?
Now...how do you know what Yolanda new or expected? you don't know her personally, she did't tell you?...so you are speculating, but making it "real" your guess is as good as the rest of us. A lot of us think that she is a solid woman that knows what she want. She is beautiful, have lots of class. Unlike some old women on the show that act like teenagers, very juvenile, and the only thing we can assume from that behavior is that they are not very smart.
HYPOCRITE AND MEAN? wow! you are really taking it very personal...I guess it is, I feel sorry for you that have to resort to insults in a blog. Get help! Yeah Brandi may not be High Class, but beside Yolanda and Lisa, no one else is....sorry. As per picking up friends alike, yes I can only imagine who would be friend with Faye Re-snake only someone like her.
Artemisa looks like you are taking it a little personal yourself artemisa... I think you need the help
You obviously have no clue what you're talking about. First of all WHY does she have to be jealous of Adrienne? Yolanda's what you call a great woman. She has amazing things (like a great family) and she's doing amazing things. So she has everything Adrienne wants obviously.
I have no idea where you see Adrienne's class and dignity, but i think you need get your eyes checked up. Adrienne's fake from head to toe, to begin with. So what kind of dignity are you talking about! Yolanda's amazing and such an inspiration. She and Lisa were as a matter of fact the only women that really acted like women on the show. Maybe she is to good to be around them, because all of them (exept for Lisa) are acting like a bunch of little kids.
And about Kim and Kyle. They're crazy, period. They fight in like every episode and all of the sudden they're acting like a team again and putting words into yolanda's mouth. Like Yolanda´s that stupid to say things about Lisa to them. Kim is too emotional and Kyle's crazy, how can you believe those two. Kyle all of the sudden comes up with that BS about Lisa, after Yolanda said that stuff about the plastic surgery and because she's not having that relationship with Lisa, that Yolanda and Brandi have. NOOO!! That isnt weird at all, lol.