I have to start off by saying, #RHOD is giving me life. This is easily the best housewife franchise there is. I genuinely love these ladies. Yes, sometimes they do some questionable things….but who doesn’t? They’re relatable, they’re fun, and they’re just trying to live their best lives. 80’s Ladies did not disappoint, so let’s get to it.
LADIES WHO LUNCH & BABES THAT BOOZE
Steph, LeeAnne and Kameron are all meeting up for lunch today, and I’m honestly loving this trio. LeeAnne remarks that she know Kam & Steph will get along well, because they’re like Barbie and Skipper – a perfect match. LOL.
Meanwhile, Brandi and D’Andra are meeting up for lunch elsewhere. The waiter asks them if they would like a glass or a bottle of Rose, and they both pause for a moment as they look at each other, and Brandi responds, “We might as well get a bottle.” Yes! I love these two. They are so much fun together. I’m so happy for Brandi that she hired a Nanny, because she needed the help. Being a Mom doesn’t have to be your identity, and it’s totally okay to have help, and to have some “me time” or girl time. I love that D’Andra and Brandi are having fun and letting loose. Get it girls!
Back over at lunch with Kam, Steph, and LeeAnne, Steph admits that she was nervous about meeting the girls. (Steph is so cute, and so sweet.) I’m LOLing when Steph says she’s like Christopher Columbus- “Stefina Columbus, exploring uncharted territory in the land of pink & carnie.” Kam goes on to say that she feels like Steph is their new pledge sister for their sorority – LMAO.
D’Andra is telling Brandi about her chat with LeeAnne. She feels as though as LeeAnne is pushing her away. In D’s confessional, she tells us that she has heard rumors that Rich has been unfaithful. She also thinks LeeAnne knows that she’s heard this, or has heard these rumors herself. She doesn’t want to be the one to point out the rumors, because she feels like she’ll be blamed for it. Which, I don’t blame her – being the messenger sucks, the messenger always get it the worst. She also reiterates that she feels like LeeAnne and Rich live separate lives. Brandi listens, and then she gives her own opinion. She doesn’t believe that LeeAnne has truly changed, and she also thinks that she’s jealous of D’Andra. I’m not sure how I feel about that statement right now. I do, however, agree with D’Andra when she says, “best friends tell each other everything.”
Kam and Steph seem to be getting along very well, and LeeAnne points out their similarities; they’re both basically wearing the same shade of pink, their sons have the same name (Cruz/Cruise….sorry I can’t remember if one is spelled with a K!) and they’re the only blondes of the group. LeeAnne and Kam feel like Steph is different when she’s away from the “other girls”, and I’m a little bit annoyed because obviously when they say “other girls” they’re referring to Brandi. In Steph’s confessional, she says she feels like everyone lumps her & Brandi together like they’re Siamese twins. I understand her frustration. Yes, Brandi is her BFF, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own identity or her own friendships. I’m not blaming Brandi for this at all, either, I’m blaming everyone else who keeps making this some kind of thing, when it’s not. At least, it shouldn’t be. LeeAnne then brings up how Cary told her that Brandi said she’s in Kameron’s ear. There is way too much he said/she said right now, I can’t deal with it.
When we switch back over to D’Andra & Brandi, they’re getting drunk on tequila shots and having a blast – and I love it!
LGBTQ BLACK TIE KICK OFF
LeeAnne is hosting a charity event for the LGBTQ community. We see L in a confessional say that she thinks D’Andra’s priorities have changed, because D’Andra isn’t there. (Yet.) She says that’s how she became friends with D’Andra; they met through charities. I don’t think that this is a fair statement. Even if D’s priorities have changed – who cares? She’s not obligated to go to every single charity event and she shouldn’t be judged for it, either. I think it’s pretty obvious that LeeAnne is hurt. I wish she would just tell D’Andra why.
D’Andra does show up to the event, albeit late. And with Brandi, which LeeAnne is NOT happy about. Should D’Andra have brought Brandi to the event? Maybe not, but I honestly don’t think it’s that big of a deal. There wasn’t ill intent behind it – they had been together all day. Also, it’s a charity event. I don’t really know how these things work, but isn’t everyone welcome?
LeeAnne tells D’Andra what Cary had told her that Brandi said, and D’Andra admits that she didn’t know. D also thinks that LeeAnne and Brandi need to chat – and I agree, but right now is absolutely not the time or the place. LeeAnne confronts her, and Brandi “calls bullshit.” Brandi also brings up things that LeeAnne has said; recently, and from two years ago – about B being a bad influence, etc. LeeAnne gets pissed, and she is even more annoyed that D’Andra has stayed silent. Nothing gets resolved, of course, and Brandi leaves. D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she came to be supportive of her, and LeeAnne shoots back that there’s like 12 minutes left of the event, and she showed up with Brandi.
This entire scene was such a shitshow. I have so many issues with it. I do feel like LeeAnne was definitely being aggressive, and I am not here for her bashing Brandi for drinking. So what, she was drunk? She was letting loose and having fun. We aren’t going to judge her for that, it’s bullshit. Clearly, LeeAnne is mad at D’Andra – she needs to just talk to her and tell her exactly how she feels. Tell her that your feelings are hurt that she showed up late and brought someone she knows you aren’t crazy about! Don’t be passive aggressive, be honest. D’Andra has always been understanding. If LeeAnne approached the situation in that manner and D’Andra reacted negatively, then I would get it. But she didn’t give D a chance. It’s frustrating.
GIRL POWER AT IT’S FINEST
The scene with Kameron & Court was EVERYTHING. I hate talking poorly about anyone’s significant other, but I literally cringe when I watch Court speak to Kam. He can be super condescending, and it honestly enrages me. He doesn’t really support Kam in her Sparkle Dog endeavor, and a lot of the time I feel like he’s just humoring her. Hearing how the conference call went made me jump for joy. Yaaaassss Kam! Get it, girl! Court is shocked, and I’m thrilled. Fuck you, Court, for doubting your Boss Bitch wife. So proud of Kameron, and excited for her. I hope Sparkle Dog takes over the fucking world, LOL.
^ That’s my Kameron face to Court after the conference call. “I TOLD YOU SO.”
BALANCE & (VAGINAL) REJUVENATION
We’re with Cary and Stephanie, and Steph is having Vaginal Rejuvenation because “she pees her pants in public all the time” – LMAO, love her.
When Steph’s done, she’s chatting with Cary, and they are talking about the No Tie Fundraiser Prom Event that Kameron is hosting. Steph says that Cary can ride with her and Brandi, and Cary explains that she really needs to talk to Brandi because she fucked up. She tells Steph how she told LeeAnne what Brandi had said, and I love how Steph responds to this. Can everyone take notes please and be a Stephanie Hollman type of friend? She tells Cary in a very sweet way that she may be going overboard with the honesty thing. It’s a good thing to be honest, and Steph knows that Cary has good intentions, but it may come across to others that she’s just being a shit-stirrer. Cary agrees, and basically admits that she’s just trying to find a good balance. Last year, she felt like she wasn’t honest at all, and now this year, it’s too much. Trust me, I get it. It sucks being friends with a group of girls who aren’t all friends, or who are arguing with each other. You want to be loyal to everyone, and it can be a tough balance to find. I think we all need to take more notes from Steph, because she has truly mastered staying out of any drama this season.
NO TIE FUNDRAISER – 80’S PROM STYLE
The girls are all attending Kam’s event, and they’re dressing the part. (Can I just say that they all killed it!?) Before we get into what actually happened, let’s talk about how amazing these babes look.
D’Andra’s look was my fav – she looks absolutely gorgeous! I’m honestly obsessed with her big hair – love it LOL.
Brandi arrives at Steph’s in a limo so she can pick up her prom date. They are Prom King & Queen, after all. They are too funny, I loved this idea and I love how much fun these two have together.
At the event, we see Kam, and she is looking fabulous. Very 80’s Madonna. She tells us she is the honorary co-chair for the AIDS Services of Dallas, which is what this event is for. The girls are all chatting, discussing the 80’s, and Kam says, “I was born in the 80’s.” LMAO, me too Kam.
In the limo, Brandi and Steph are chatting. Brandi tells Steph what happened at LeeAnne’s charity event. She goes on to say that she doesn’t think LeeAnne is being honest and that clearly something is wrong with her and Rich since they haven’t set a date for their wedding yet. Steph thinks D’Andra is winding Brandi up. (I don’t think D’Andra is intentionally doing anything – I think she’s formed a friendship with Brandi and is venting her frustrations to her about LeeAnne, which in turn, is winding Brandi up.) I 100% agree with Stephanie, though, when she says that Brandi shouldn’t care when LeeAnne’s wedding will be. Brandi also thinks LeeAnne is using Stephanie to annoy Brandi, and I don’t agree with that. Steph and LeeAnne have both been making an effort to become friends with each other this season, so I don’t think that’s the case.
During the event, Cary, Kam and LeeAnne are chatting, and LeeAnne shares how D’Andra and Brandi showed up drunk to her charity event. LeeAnne is definitely being judgey about Brandi, and I like that Cary steps in and defends her. Kameron asks if Brandi was invited to the event, and LeeAnne says no. Again – do you have to be invited to a charity event? I honestly do not know the answer to this.
All of the girls arrive. Everyone exchanges greetings, and LeeAnne and Brandi are actually being cordial to each other, so at first I’m like, Yay, there’s hope! But that hope crashes and burns pretty quickly. Brandi asks LeeAnne if they can talk, and they both move away from the group to have a one on one conversation. Brandi totally comes for LeeAnne in this scene, saying that she doesn’t think she’s truly changed.
At the table, Kameron brings up the charity event yet again, and D’Andra speaks up and says that she brought Brandi, and it was her fault. Kameron goes on to say that Brandi was drunk, and Stephanie steps in and says that it’s not D’Andra’s fault. Thank you, Steph! Can we please stop talking about this now?
Brandi and LeeAnne are still talking, and Brandi asks LeeAnne why she hasn’t set a wedding date yet. I will say, I do agree with LeeAnne 100% when she says that it’s not Brandi’s business. However, when LeeAnne replies with, “How would you feel if I asked you if you had a baby just to save your marriage?” I actually gasped. Everyone is going to turn this around and say, “She didn’t really say that, she used it as an example”, but I don’t give a fuck, you don’t go there. If that thought never crossed her mind, she wouldn’t have said it, period. LeeAnne is pissed and wants to hurt Brandi, end of story. Brandi retaliates by saying that she believes LeeAnne is jealous of D’Andra, and when L asks why, she says, “because she’s already walked down the aisle and she’s happily married”, to which L responds, “She’s walked down the aisle twice.” I think that’s a weird response, honestly. If someone accused me of being jealous of my BFF, that’s not the first thing that comes to mind to say.
D’Andra approaches them, and Brandi leaves, leaving D and L to speak to each other. D’Andra tells LeeAnne that she’s concerned about her – she says that they talked for three hours last week, and she basically got nothing out of her. LeeAnne says that she’s going to look at wedding dresses in a few weeks and hopes D will come. (Like wait, what?) D’Andra says again that she’s concerned, and LeeAnne says, “Don’t be.” D’Andra – “I am.” Then, L says, “If I hear that we lead separate lives one more time I am going to fly into a rage of fury that no fucking meditation bowl can get me out of.” Well, that escalated. D’Andra isn’t one to take shit, though, and tells LeeAnne, “Don’t fucking talk to me like that.”
The other girls are standing around talking, and Brandi tells Cary she’s pissed at her. I love this “argument”, if you even wanna call it that. Cary immediately owns that she was wrong. “You deserve to be pissed at me. I fucked up.” They make up quickly, but Brandi is wary of sharing things with Cary in the future, and I get that.
D’Andra and LeeAnne get absolutely nowhere. I feel like D is in such a bad position, and neither of them can see eye to eye. They can’t get through to each other. I do find it strange, though, that LeeAnne doesn’t tell D’Andra (either on or off camera) that she has nothing to worry about. Yes, I know, she tells D she doesn’t have to be concerned, but she’s also being very elusive and vague. If things were really great in my relationship and my BFF came to me, I might be pissed at first but I would definitely ask her why she had these concerns, and reassure her that I was happy. LeeAnne isn’t doing these things, which is why I do think that there is more to the story than we know. I’m just not sure what that is.
Sorry guys, this was an extremely long recap, longer than I realized it was going to be. I’m excited for next weeks episode.