They came up with plans to prevent suicide and tackle climate change. Then on Day 4 of the reality TV challenge came a final twist. This time, they wanted to keep us alive. Because even the impossible is possible. With a little help from…
At their core, reality shows are about one thing: making us feel like we’re not alone. A group of strangers are competing to win millions of dollars, to get plastic surgery, or maybe just to win the heart of one of several love interests.We were all outcasts, and in some ways we were all alone, in some ways we were all in a room together. Our hopes, dreams, and fears were all shared in some sort of shared space, and we were all just trying to find our way. And in doing so, we became friends.
Last night on The Real Housewives of Orange County, I was shocked to hear that a woman in the audience, who was clearly watching a reality TV show, was actually planning to jump off of the roof of her Orange County, California, home to commit suicide.
I was really sad for this woman, but then I remembered that I was there the same month when she died.
As you know, on the Real Housewives of Orange County, my husband and I were roommates. We were friends, and he’s got some pretty great stories about things I’ve done and said. But let’s not get too deep into that here. Because if you click to listen to the audio clip — as I did — you will hear quite a few truths about myself that I try to keep close to my chest. But I’ll tell you that last night, I felt sad for this woman, who was apparently planning to jump off of the roof of her home in the middle of the night. But I remembered that I was there the same month when she died, that I experienced her death, and that I was her roommate.
A few years ago, I was working on a show called The Challenge, which is hosted by the infamous Donald Trump. I was really good friends with a guy, but I wasn’t his girlfriend. I was a huge fan of Trump, but we had our differences. He didn’t really want to be friends. And he was mean to me, so I’m sure he was mean to women in general. As the months rolled by, I started feeling like I was