Marisa Zanuck is reflecting back on her first Season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in her Bravo Blog. She explains she and Brandi never had a problem, and admits that she made a mistake and apologized for it. Marisa says Yolanda was being a good friend to Brandi and she and Yolanda ended on a positive note. Marisa also shares her feelings about Adrienne’s arrival to Lisa’s house and what she thinks being a “Real Housewife” entails.
Marisa writes, “Brandi and I never ever had an issue, about the text or about anything else. I made a mistake, apologized and we quickly moved past it. I really connect with Brandi because she says exactly what is on her mind. I do the same thing and as you know our unfiltered opinions have gotten us in to trouble. Despite that, we both have big hearts and are forgiving people. I can take care of myself and I do not talk shit, I speak the truth. I read your comments about Yolanda and I agree that she was being a good friend to Brandi. My blog reflected my thoughts in that moment but as you can see Yolanda and I ended on a very positive note.
Lisa’s vow renewal was very touching and it really made me think about myself my life and my family. I admire Lisa and Ken for being married 30 years! I think it is an amazing triumph and Dean and I are half way there. I also want to add that I do not believe Lisa is Brandi’s mouthpiece. Lisa and Brandi have become very close and it is only natural for friends to defend each other when they are being attacked.
I have to say I was shocked when Adrienne walked into Lisa’s vow renewal party because she represented a very sad irony. It must have taken a lot of balls to show up that night and believe me I couldn’t have done it. I have compassion for Lisa because it couldn’t have been easy to feel special about renewing her vows when a guest is hysterical over her fresh separation. Lisa wanted her vow renewal to represent love and happiness and sadly that day Adrienne represented the complete opposite. I also have compassion for Adrienne, perhaps she just needed to be surrounded by her best girlfriends, Kyle, Kim and Taylor and it felt genuine when they said they will always be there for her. I wish Adrienne nothing but the best in life.
I don’t think anyone or anything can prepare someone for becoming a part of the Housewives. Before the show, I was never on Twitter and didn’t even know what a hashtag was! I appreciate all of my friends on Twitter that helped me get the hang of it.
A Housewife must be many things: she must be media-savvy and tech-savvy. She must think about what she says and its potential impact, she must have a thick skin to handle the constructive criticism and a sense of humor about her to enjoy the creativity of the many writers that blog the show. A Housewife must also recognize that she is not perfect and be willing to learn from her mistakes. If 10,000 people are telling you that you are being a bitch, they can’t all be wrong. At the end of the day we are all very lucky to have this experience and our jobs are much easier than all of yours and all of the people behind-the-scenes that work so hard. That is why this blog is dedicated to you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey.”
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