Brandi, who took along two of her castmates Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber, is now revealing she was baffled by some of Cary’s comments. If you recall, Cary stated that Stephanie was kissing Brandi’s a** during their trip. Brandi goes even further when she asks if Cary is perhaps jealous of her close friendship with Stephanie!
Brandi, 39, wrote in her Bravo blog, “Divorcing Stephanie was one of the most gut wrenching experiences of my life! In hindsight, I should have made better choices about some of the decisions I made. Like I said, lesson learned. For the record I love Stephanie & always will, we are friend & stronger..keep watching. During Stephanie and my “D”, I spent endless hours crying & cuddling with Bryan and the girls. I hadn’t realized how out of tune with my husband and my girls I really was. It broke my heart, I came to realize that Bryan, Brooklyn, and Brinkley are my world and I don’t ever want to be without them! Family is everything to me and Stephanie is family, too..”
Brandi then touches on Cary’s comments and wonders if she’s jealous of her bond with Stephanie.
“So, leading me to Cary’s a** kissing comment… Quite baffled at first. Rest assured Stephanie has the cutest little pink nose, I’ve ever seen! Cary throwing such a brown nosing comment to Stephanie like that might make one think she’s a little envious of her “Ride or Die”? Just saying Cary, there’s plenty of my ass to kiss, come on down! LOL,” wrote Brandi.
Brandi goes on to reveal why she didn’t invite LeeAnne Locken on the hometown trip, and touches more on LeeAnne being banned from entering her home.
“On the reason for not inviting LeeAnne Locken, this was time I needed with Stephanie and Cary. Given the fact that I was trying to salvage and mend a friendship, I didn’t want anyone else speaking for me. I realized LeeAnne and Stephanie and Cary still have a long journey ahead to mend their fences. I took this opportunity to praise LeeAnne’s accomplishments and reassure them that LeeAnne wants a friendship with each of them. I expressed how well and far LeeAnne has come in therapy, but yes she’s still a work in progress. I know in my heart that both Stephanie and Cary are good enough people to forgive her, as I have done,” wrote Brandi. “As hard as this may be for you to understand, LeeAnne, it is difficult to praise your accomplishments and in turn, your silver forked tongue spews more venom! LeeAnne, you are better than that so please start taking a deep breath before you speak and continue that therapy girl.”
She continued, “Clarification, yes Leeanne did attend a holiday ugly sweater party in my home before season 1 ever aired! After watching Season 1, you verbally attacked me and if that blow wasn’t enough you went after my children, not acceptable EVER! Hence – the unwelcome rule. My family saw me cry over such hurtful attacks and who forgave you? Me. I shouldn’t have to tell you, you aren’t welcome in my home if you ‘re never invited in…”
Finally, Brandi opens up about her emotional visit to her estranged Grandmother’s home as viewers saw her knocking on her Grandma’s door, only to not be let in.
“Difficult to watch and relive. I love my Grandmother! The words to dignify this experience fail me. We are all human, we all make mistakes in life, if I’ve learned anything it’s to openly forgive. Being able to love is a gift. As a mother, I know when my girls hurt, I hurt for them and my mom for me. I love you, Mom,” wrote Brandi. “Praying for a speedy recovery for my Grandfather Griffin who suffered another stroke last Monday evening, love you Pappi!”
Brandi does share that things are now much better between her and her Grandmother. Good to hear!
Brandi wrote, “Unfortunately, not long after filming my Grandmothers husband passed away, it was a very sad time for the family. Paw Dawg’s passing was also a blessing given that in his own way helped unite our family! I attended Paw Dawgs funeral and had a weekend with my Grandmother, cousins, uncle, and aunt. My grandmother loves us all and NEVER blamed anyone for the relationship with my grandfather. She has had medical issues and is on an oxygen tank. No wonder she could not hear me knocking.”
She added, “The history between my grandparents is a dark one but my grandmother never in a million years would stop loving me or wanting the best for me. So I take all the blame, I should have made more of an effort to spend time with her, call her and be more open so the pain could have been prevented. I love you all and thank you for loving me.”
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