Why Aren’t RHOD Stars Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman Friends Anymore?

Tonight kicked off the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Dallas and there was brand new drama that most viewers weren’t expecting. We learned that BFF’s Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman were in the middle of a major feud.

Brandi explained that she hadn’t spoken to Stephanie in months, because of something Hollman wrote in a blog last season. Stephanie said that seeing Brandi disappointed at her husband Bryan for showing up late to a family party “was like watching a slow motion car crash and there was nothing I could do to fix it.”

Brandi told The Daily Dish that she “definitely felt blindsided” by what Stephanie had to say about her marriage in her blog. This would eventually contribute to the biggest rift Brandi has ever experienced in a friendship, she said.

This wasn’t the only thing that led to their fallout. We will learn more about that as the season continues. “First I want to say that I love and adore Stephanie, and she’ll always have a special place in my heart. And I’ve never laughed so much like when I laugh with her, and we get each other’s humor,” Brandi began while discussing what caused such a strain in her relationship with Stephanie. “But I will say it was something that was escalating, and I kept reaching out to her to try to speak about it, but I don’t think she was hearing me. So at the end of it all, it was so much stuff and I just decided to block her out of my life and be done.”

“I missed Stephanie. I missed her so much,” Brandi shared. “And there were times, I mean, Bryan actually farted on an airplane, and I thought of Stephanie and I wanted to tell her. But I didn’t.”

“The relationship with Stephanie and I definitely affected Bryan and Travis. They used to go to ball games together and they would go to happy hour here and there together and play golf,” Brandi said. “But things changed because it was hard for them not to be around each other and not talk about us. So it was just difficult.”

Brandi says both ladies were able to strengthen their relationships with their husbands during their feud. “The Hollmans and the Redmonds would do vacations together, we were always on the phone together. I mean, we really were inseparable. And so I think instead of making sure the Hollmans can do it, the Redmonds can do it, and always coming together forced our family to do things as just a family and not with other people. So spending that time with just the girls [daughters Brooklyn and Brinkley] and just Bryan, it made us closer as a family and not so much me kind of going off and talking with Stephanie and Bryan with Travis. And so it really, I can see where it made both of our marriages stronger.”

Brandi discusses her feud with Stephanie in the clip below.

And Brandi has found a new friend in LeeAnne Locken this season.

What did you think of season premiere?

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4 Replies to “Why Aren’t RHOD Stars Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman Friends Anymore?”

  1. I remember not liking Brandi nor trusting motivations behind her behaviors in Season 1. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s changed at all for Season 2.

    1. From what I saw last season both of them had some fairly cringe worthy marital moments. Wouldn’t be suprised if they decided to make this fight their storylines as opposed to their direct home life.

  2. I wish people would stop this nonsense when they’re feuding with somebody and then say ‘ I love her , she will always have a special place in my heart ! BALONEY. If that were true , you wouldn’t be feuding , you would’ve worked it out already and moved on.
    The need to qualify negative emotions towards someone by somehow laying some honey beforehand , is transparent and rings hollow

    1. In the words of my mother and the great Suzanne Sugarbaker (the show “Designing Women”), that laying of honey is called, “sloppin’ sugar”, or the over lathering of superficial kisses all over your frienemies. I’m too lazy to really care, but a teeeeny tiny part of me wants to read Stephanie’s old blog to confirm whether or not Brandi’s twisted the context of her statement: from her previous deeds and works she seems the type to do so…and that for me would only be proof positive that no, she hasn’t changed from Season 1 after all.

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