In fact, after one too many glasses of wine during their getaway to Palm Springs, Brandi accuses her former BFF of “strategizing” to get her way.
“Brandi thinks Lisa [tries to] control [people] or says certain things to create certain opportunities,” Yolanda explains.
Taking to her weekly Bravo blog, Lisa addresses the accusations, saying she was just trying to look out for someone who she thought was a good friend.
“Through many years of owning bars and restaurants, I am only too well aware that reasoning with somebody who is overly intoxicated is usually pretty redundant. [But I was] slightly worried that Brandi was possibly gaining momentum on her downward spiral and decided to check on her. Seeing her with the bottle, I knew there was no way on earth I could stand by and watch.”
“She glared at me,” Lisa continues. “She was resentful at the thought that I was chastising her and remarked that it was strategic. Yes, my dear, it was. It was a strategy [...] to apprehend a friend making an even bigger ass of herself! That’s what friends do. [...] I felt protective of her.”
Sadly, it doesn’t sound like the days of rosé-fueled gossip sessions will be returning anytime soon.
“I [used] to do the utmost to look out for Brandi. With hindsight... maybe I shouldn’t have bothered. I felt that weekend was a defining moment in our relationship. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I felt something shift.”