LeeAnne Locken is finally opening up about her engagement to her long-time boyfriend Rich. In her blog this week, Locken relives the proposal and says her heart is still melting.
“#NewsFlash: I’m ENGAGED!
Are you SHOCKED?
Well, I am BEYOND thrilled that I was able to share one of the best moments of my life with all of you! Luckily, I got to throw in some broncing bulls and a few rodeo clowns with it! So, who’s ready to break down this week’s show?
My heart is still melting over the proposal. How surprised was I to find out that Rich had been all over town, back and forth from the Texas State Fair that day? I mean, the thought, the effort, the honest love he has for me — it’s humbling. This is the side of Rich that goes out of his way to be loving, romantic, and genuine. This is the heart of the man who makes me feel safe, secure, and loved at all times. What can I say? It was truly the best prize ever given out at the carnival, and I am blessed to be the lucky girl who received it.”
Next, LeeAnne shares her thoughts on the tea.
“Watching the girls have pre-tea drinks while talking about Kameron Westcott and D’Andra disturbed me a bit. Plenty of times, I have gone out of my way to show Brandi Redmond the ways in which she could relate to both of the girls, and yet, Cary stirs the pot between the “out-of-towners” and the “in-towners.” Keep in mind that Cary has declared her friendship with both Kam and D’Andra, yet she doesn’t seem to be doing anything to help build a friendship with them at all.”
LeeAnne also calls Brandi Redmond out and says she plays games.
“Oh, Lord help me. When Brandi brought the “Exact Pink Bag” to give Kam at the tea, it made me uneasy. All it does is take me back to the old Brandi, who plays games with people just enough that she can deny it, but enough to be effective in it. It’s called “plausible deniability,” and it’s her trademark move. I know it well, unfortunately. I think the pink bag was designed to upset Kam, to get a reaction out of her, and she accomplished that. I’m just not sure Brandi was ready for Kam’s fearless ability to respond so eloquently.”
Now on to the real drama…
“During the questions at the tea party, I was grateful that D’Andra asked Brandi about me “not being allowed” in her home. To hear it from Kameron at our girls night out was surprising, but then to see that it wasn’t a joke, but rather something Brandi claims to be real on national TV — well, that hurt worse. For it to then transition to her saying she wanted to talk to me one-on-one about it and not in a group setting is a little “tea too late,” considering everyone else has been talking about it since last week’s episode.
Regarding the conversation about our mutual friend, Jared: I was introduced to him through Brandi. So, why she is claiming that he is only my friend? It’s weird. I mean, the only reason I can think of as to why she’d lie is that Brandi feels tremendous guilt over how she’s treated me. Here’s the thing: when Brandi feels guilty, she lets the lies roll out of her mouth in order to discredit the other person. It’s yet another trademark move that I am going to take the high road on.”
Locken does take responsibility for the fight with Cary Deuber… kind of, she blames it on the alcohol.
“OKAY, OKAY. I am officially owning responsibility for the amount of alcohol I consumed at this tea. Can you blame me? (Okay, fine.) It’s just that I was not mentally ready to participate for two main reasons: exhaustion and emotional vulnerability. So I chose to drink, and the drinks kept comin’. Trust me, I know I should’ve slowed down.
At the beginning of this year, I chose to genuinely try to get to know Cary and work on developing some form of communication and respect. That quickly fell by the wayside as she continues to trash me in her confessionals. The truth is, she never really wanted to get to know me, and I know that now. Whether it’s her condescending tone or the “tit for tat” spats, it’s all beyond annoying and not a true representation of someone ready to form a friendship. I am literally the only one in this group to whom she speaks to that way (except for her husband, I guess).
Also, let me clear this up: Brandi is the one who brought up Cary’s husband in the first place, not me. So, why do I get all the attacks in Cary’s confessional? If Brandi was so up for “shutting it down”, then why is she doing the opposite and “bringing it up?” Come on, guys. Please see reason.
The lack of compassion Stephanie Hollman has towards my childhood never ceases to amaze me. She was supposedly a social worker, but I can’t imagine where she learned that lack of empathy. Was she this way with her clients?
Okay, by the way, I had no idea I had an “army of minions,” spreading “lies de jour” about Cary. I find it really funny, though, when we trace back where on earth Brandi got that nasty line about my doctor. Ahem! Ah, yes — Cary. My question is, why is it anyone else’s concern who my doctor is, what work I’m doing, or anything else? It’s not; it’s just another avenue of pettiness they are indulging in. But again, I’ll take the high road.”
Watch LeeAnne’s engagement:
LeeAnne calls Cary the “C” word:
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