It’s a Wrap!
It’s been an interesting season. I've been as honest and authentic as possible. I feel I owe that to myself and to you, our viewing audience. I've defended myself when wrongly accused or misinterpreted and in the process unfortunately, ugly truths have been exposed. I haven't gone out of my way to hurt anyone, but if I have, in the spirit of defending myself or setting the record straight, then so be it. I've had some fun, a few laughs, and experienced a lot of unnecessary stress.
I've showcased as many of my friend’s businesses as I could and got in a few shameless plugs for theworldofleablack.com. However, I haven't traded on the show or received any freebies, other than borrowing jewelry a couple of times! LOL! Some have interpreted it as being materialistic, I call it marketing. LOL!
I've listened to people re-invent the past, camouflage the present, and stoop to insults, foul language, and ugliness, all of which make me cringe. I've made closer bonds with some and made new friends along the way. I’ve learned to love and appreciate the work that goes into being on the show. Of course, I don't like what I see from time to time, but I hope I've maintained my integrity and what was important to me.
Hi Lea, I applaud you for keeping it together when under fire this season. It was not lost on the viewers. I do wish you had said something in defense of Lisa when Joana attacked her during the reunion - that was uncomfortable to watch. Looking forward to watching you next season! You are my fav Miami housewife.
Lea despite all the flaws of the other women, I like you the least. You have issues with pride and greed and wanting to BE somebody. You are so arrogant and think its your right to make snide little comments about everybody else, but balk when somebody says anything remotely negative or true, about you. You go on about Adriana and the other girls being fake, but you are the fakest of all, you just make more of an effort to cover it up. Deep down I think you're an extremely jealous person, who can't handle not being the centre of attention. Quite frankly at your age, its embarrassing. Therapy maybe?
Can I just say.. I love how you carry yourself with such ~Class~ =)
Also, after watching you on the show, I've been amazed at how you pull off such big pieces of jewelry in such a casual everyday setting. I have so many big chunky elegant necklaces with bling bling that I have been afraid to wear because I thought it was too much & I thought I would look ridiculous wearing it with casual clothes. But after seeing the way you pull it off, I decided to try it because although 27, my style is very similar to yours. I was nervous the first time I tried it, but all the compliments I got were all thanks to you! I pair the jewelry with high-end /sophisticated/ elegant clothes. Now I wear my jewelry pieces, embellished with *fake* diamonds like its nothing... wearing them casually, elegantly, and with confidence... completely owning it.
You gave me the courage and confidence to "come out of the closet" and wear those fashionable "diamonds" that have been hanging there for 8 months. Besides your fashion sense and taste in jewelry, you are hilarious, intelligent, so adorable, well respected, and loved by many. I watch the show because of you. THE WORLD OF LEA BLACK NEEDS A JEWELRY LINE!! Hello?!? LOL! <3 Erica!
Must say; I like Lea more than any of the housewives of all extensions.
Although we are near the same age, your spirit reminds me of my own mothers.
For me, you are a bit more materialistic and "wowed" by fame than I (I am involved in a way that would interest you greatly probably) but I adore your "heres your one chance Fancy" mentality and well, just alot of other things about you.
You are so much smarter than the gals you support.
I hope that in the next year your criteria gets a boost up and so while you should remain "friendly" to the new and old cast members in 2o14, that you are a bit more choosy in whom you choose to spend actual time supporting.
But I just can't help adoring you, so cute, so self conscious in a vulnerable way and smarter than you let on.
Don't spend your time bolstering dolts next year, there are a few of us gals who have "run the circuit" who watch and we understand when you just cannot get behind something stupid.
Keep going Beautiful!
I thought Adriana's reason for not accepting her marriage to Frederick was because she did not have a religious ceremony? I always thought that once you're married in a catholic ceremony, you are not allowed to hold the second marriage in a religious setting. I also thought it was interesting that more family members from Brazil did not travel to Miami to be with Adriana on such an important day. Check it out!
It's crystal clear that Marysol will do anything to stay on the show! Ana was not a favorite of mine but I was glad to hear that she found out the truth about Marysol and was woman enough to tell Joanna to tell you that you were right. I wish she was woman enough to apologize to you for coming after her for no reason at all! Marysol was a bug in Ana's ear and she found out the hard way about the serpent known as Marysol. I hate what the "Con Artist" Adriana did to you. She lied about you over and over then at the end crying to you for forgiveness knowing you were truthful and she was spreading lies! Who does that to a best friend? The Con Artist is nobody's friend! She uses people for her personal gain. Lea, you're one classy lady and I hope to see more of you! I hope that Angriana and Alexia get shown the door! Both are shady!!
This year, I came to love Lea Black more than I did before. I wish Lea didn't use the "I gotta be me" excuse for her cruel comments about the other ladies, and I wish that she wasn't locked into battles with Adrianna and others, but hey. I like Lea, and this year I grew to like her more than ever before.
Lea you make the show! Love your witty and bubbly personality. Your such a kind hearted and wonderful person. Wish you and your family nothing but the best of happiness.
I really enjoyed you this season, as in the others as well. Thanks for the laughs! You are awesome & real. Try not to hold such a grudge though, it can bring you down!
You're awesome! I love the world of Lea Black! Entertaining, witty, fun, lovable & REAL! Thanks for the laughs!
After looking again at the reunion again plus reflecting on this season you and your family should be so very proud how you held your head high! Geez, can't believe some of these women really can even feel good about themselves after they acted towards you. Just shameful! Looks like you are a busy woman with your family and business life so I wish you the best of life as always. Always enjoy you and loved seeing your family, great episode. Cute nephew rapping, wishing him much success as well!! Best wishes to your son and hubby and all your charity work! Looking forward to seeing more of you!! Go Lea!!!
You can stay but hoping Bravo cuts the others loose. Nothing about their storylines are interesting any longer. Over it.
So what are we to watch now since the show has ended???? You always keep it real and keep us laughing! Sorry people are so intimated by you- their loss anyway!! I will keep seeing what all you are up to in all endeavors! God Bless Lea Black!!! Ready for next season!!!
Lea, you are the only reason I watch this show. Loved seeing you and RJ with your family in Texas. Your son and extended family seem so nice and normal.
Lea, ignore any criticisms. They don't understand an independent woman. You are an example of the American dream. You started with little and have it all. Thanks for being such a good republican.
Lea - if you didn't say negative things about people and then LOL I would like you. But you slam/hurt people that you say you like (or liked) and then say I WAS JUST JOKING. Even in your blog the LOLs weren't that funny and I know you know it. I think you have now made it part of you - so you think it is ok, but you do hurt people and don't care. I just don't understand how you continue to do this.
Lea you are a hypocrite. After last season's reunion you were so upset with Adrianna when she did not defend you from Anna's attacks. Flash forward to this season's reunion show where Joanna viciously attacked your friend Lisa, who you say you are close with, and you just sat there in silence. Should Lisa now be upset with you as you were with Adrianna?
I loved watching you this season. Texas showed a different side of you. We finally get to see that everybody doesn't like Lea. And, if you do what Lea says, you will get along with Lea.
I love the way you bought doucments to prove to Adrianna that you were not lying. Thank you. What a good woman! Why, b/c she would have gone on and on another season about how you lie to make it seem like you are helping people. I also believe the whole idea of you setting Adrianna up on dates. I saw her the first season. At times, she forgot she was with Cedric. She think nobody saw that. It was cristal clear!
Can't wait to see Lea Black next season. Bling, bling, bling!
Lea, your hair look beautiful in the reunion, did you have any hair extensions? If you did will you consider having a product line of hair extensions.
I agree with barb. Marysol adds nothing of value to the program unless you like the same story over and over. We get it Marysol, your Mom id sick. Lea, we miss you already.
Please, I beg you BRAVO. Nest season NO MORE MARYSOL and her Mother's health! Please, I want to watch next season! Please!
I absolutely LOVED watching you in Texas. It showed us A LOT more of who you are and listening to your family talk about all the things you have done and how hard you have worked and the type of heart you have underneath all those diamonds, just makes me admire you even more.
Lea, since you mentioned that you read your comments, here are my two cents - Adriana should be ashamed of herself. To me, you never gave the impression that you tried to help Adriana and her son and then "hold it over her head". I also believe you when you explain that you were responsible for the fundraising and personal donations that paid Adriana's debt, her son's tuition, and the debt of the school. Although you helped many, you obviously chose that school because of your personal connection to one of its students. Now the truth is that we, the viewers, don't really know the whole truth or what is real and what is made for tv. But I will say this, Adriana should kiss the ground you walk on because if someone did ANYTHING that benefited my children because I was unable to do so, I would be forever grateful. I'm not at all saying that you rubbed this Adriana's face, if fact, it seems like you did not. But, if you did..WHO CARES! I would gladly let you remind me that your generosity benefited my child in such a tremendous way. In fact, I'd probably have my children write you thank you cards and the beginning of each school year. You help my children, I am loyal for life. Period. This is how real single mothers who do not receive financial support mostly feel because we know how truly difficult it is to provide for our children in the way they so deserve.
Enjoyed you this season!
You are one of my favorite Texans and how well you always represent on the show!! Glad you don't stoop to others levels!!! The show definitely needs a make over next season!!! Adrianna and Marysol must go! They are not ladies what so ever!!! They are so jealous of you and all your accomplishments, too bad for them plus being a liar/conartist as your former friend was - just the lowest, she needs to duck her head in the sand! Wishing you all the best and also to your family!!! Enjoyed you as always!!! You're the best!!!
Hail to the next Mayor of Miami!!! If you can handle yourself so well with this group of women- you can surely be the Mayor of Miami!!! You seem the most level headed person on the show! That's why they are so jealous and intimated by you! They lack such self confidence which you have!! Congratulations all on your ventures in this world and loved getting to know more about you and more about your sweet family!! Enjoy your time after this crazy season!!!
Well Ms. Black as my parents always told me... the cream rises to the top! And you sure have!! You looked amazing on the reunion show, loved your dress the best!!! We enjoyed the season hate you were battled to so much! But you know Karma will come to those who deserve it! I think it will give some of the a great rift! Congratulations on surviving!! Maybe you should be on Survivor!!!! Looking forward to keeping up with all your endeavors!!!
Wow!! What a reunion show for sure!! This is one for the books! You are one amazing and classy lady for sure!! Congratulations on maintaining your composure as well as you do! An amazing task compared to the others on the show!!! Can't wait for next season!!
You are delusional! Lea is the most giving and real of all the housewives.
Would like to see more of her family. So nice and down to earth. The Rapper was adorable, would like to see more of him.
You are so right! That Marysol is such a drag!
@wiscfan So agree, wish we could of seen more of her nephew's music/rapping- just so neat... my family isn't that exciting- ha ha!!
@Candy_V Lea doesn't create LOL moments, it happens and she talks or laugh about it. I found her funny
One thing she is Not, hypocrites do not take responsibility for their own actions which she does. Right or wrong.
I hate to be negative but Marysol is a bore to me. Many of us in life have ill family members it shouldn't have been a story line!
I still never understood why Marysol was on there so much when she wasn't even cast as a member of the show. Weird! She's a bore!
That was one of my favorite episodes!!!
I think you have that backwards. A is the WITCH OR WITH A B.
And maybe if Adriana showed some gratitude towards Lea for what she did for her son and his education, than maybe Lea wouldn't have to ever bring it up making it seem like she is throwing it in her face.
I wish I was a successful business woman and still being able to be a great mom and wife plus handle all the bull$hit from other's! Whew! Way to go!!!
@Shellac .....and so does scum.
Yes she CAN be generous - but only ever when it will benefit her.