On the latest episode of RHOD, viewers saw Stephanie reach out to LeeAnne to invite her to her Halloween party only for LeeAnne to come dressed as a two-faced character and tell guests at the party she came as Stephanie! Yikes.
Well in her latest Bravo blog, Stephanie who refers to LeeAnne as “Cruella” first explains why she invited her to the party.
“I understand why Cruella was a bit surprised to receive an invitation to my Halloween party, but I had my reasons for inviting her. She is a friend of Brandi Redmond’s, Cary Deuber is trying to turn over a new leaf with her, so I thought this would be my way of giving her a chance. Isn’t that what she wants?” wrote Stephanie. “Sending Brandi an invite was a no-brainer! We have been friends for 11+ years, she has always been invited to every party that we throw, so I wasn’t going to exclude her now. I am working towards a path of reconciliation, so I was thrilled when she and Bryan arrived because I knew this was going to be a step in the right direction for our relationship.”
Stephanie, 37, goes on to add that she was not surprised at all at LeeAnne’s costume or behavior, while adding that LeeAnne intended to humiliate her in front of her friends and family.
She blogged, “I wish I could say I was surprised, but as you could see from my reaction, I wasn’t. What did surprise me was that instead of staying home for the night, she chose to go out of her way and make a costume to try and completely humiliate me in front of my friends and family in my home. Talk about trying to poke the bear! Is anyone starting to see what I meant in that text now when I said, “LeeAnne Locken is up to her old tricks again”?”
Stephanie states that LeeAnne intended to cause a scene and she wasn’t going to give her the satisfaction.
“I knew what her purpose was in coming to my party, she wanted to be kicked out and cause a huge scene, but if that was her plan then clearly she does not know who her opponent is- that is not who I am. I believe at the end of the day, you’re responsible for your own words and actions. I stand by what I did at the party because her costume said a lot more about her character than it did mine,” wrote Stephanie.
As for her emotional reconciliation with BFF Brandi Redmond, Stephanie reveals the entire process was extremely nerve wracking.
“Driving to Brandi’s house to talk with her for the first time in four months was probably the most nerve wracking thing I have ever done. I felt like I was driving to a divorce hearing, trying to give my plea to save the marriage. I went into this conversation expecting the worst but hoping for the best. I didn’t know where our friendship stood, where to go next, or how we could ever move on,” she wrote. “I was eager to hear Brandi’s side of the story because I do cherish her thoughts and feelings, and if I ever hurt someone or made them feel less than the incredibly special person they are then I have an apology to give. I never felt embarrassed to call Brandi my friend, nor was I ever looking to trade her in. Hearing her say that now, and in the moment, hurt my heart deeply because I am so proud to call that girl my friend! She is an incredible mother, friend, wife, and sister. She brings out a fun side in me that no one else can tap and that is just one of the many reasons why I love her.”
And now that they’ve made up, Stephanie makes it clear she never wants them to have another falling out!
She wrote, “I don’t ever want to lose my best friend again, which is why I am sticking to my promise to show up at your doorstep with a bottle of wine next time you don’t answer my phone call! I love you, Brandi!”
Must say I got a little teary eyed watching Brandi and Stephanie make up last night. It’s nice to see that they are working to get their friendship back on track.
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