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Nashville Wives, Behind the Scenes

Bless and Release

Behind the Scenes of Episode 8

Finally, I am able to share my sanctuary with the girls.  My studio is such a soothing creative environment so I invited Erika and Cassie over to discuss how to move forward after the Chicago trip.  Erika felt really bad about the way she acted in Jenny’s hotel room, but Erika was justified because of Jenny’s behavior towards her.  At the end of the day it all breaks down to communication, and that's what I wanted to get across to Erika.  I told Erika to get her back bone back.  Geez…… You have to be tough to live in New York, and I knew Erika still had that inside her.  She is tough. I wanted her to dig in deep and remember she is a Betty Badd Ass……with a voice. I begged her “not to shut down”. It would have been easier to walk away ignoring everyone, but Erika wants a friendship with Jenny and vice versa.  Thank God Cassie was there because Cassie is a very positive person and has always been very supportive to all of us - Especially Erika.  Cassie gives good solid advice but will set you straight if needed.  She does not play both sides of the fence and has a good head on her shoulders. No that petite Betty is not afraid to speak her mind.  Cassie and I wanted to breathe confidence back into Erika.  It is tough being an at home mom.  You begin to forget how tough the “outside world” is.

I loved getting to see Jenny and JT's reaction finding out that they were pregnant.  What a beautiful moment that was to share with the world and so full of love! I’m so excited Hank is going to have a sibling.  Even more excited that Jenny will have less to worry about it now that Hank will have a playmate.

Sarah’s show at The Bluebird was great.  That is a real difficult place to perform, but she enamored the room and captured the audience.  I’m glad she has the outlet of music to get through her divorce.  Music heals the soul!!!!

It was wonderful going to the lunch at Cassie’s.  I knew it was going to be a heavy afternoon so I picked up a couple of piñatas because I felt it might be good to beat our frustrations out on something fun instead of on each other like in episode 1 - Ana states she wants to find a stick and beat me with it.  Here’s your chance……  As soon as I see Jenny, I took one look at her and asked her if she was pregnant.  (This was even before we sat down at the table for lunch.) She just looked radiant but still wasn't admitting it. 

This was the first time that the six of us sat down together this whole summer.  It was nice but bittersweet due to the Jenny/Erika situation.  When Erika tries to clear things up, we all got super nervous because we didn't know where this could go.  As Erika is trying to clear things up she uses the word “ATTACK”.  I did not want her to use any type of word that could antagonize Jenny so I had to chime in and say not to use the word attack.  I want everyone to be friends as I think we all can learn from each other.  Then we get to hear Jenny’s good news.  I knew she was pregnant, and I knew immediately she would have a boy.  I admit I am somewhat of a psychic.

 The shocker was when my sister Ana started crying. I now want to publicly apologize to Ana because after getting to watch this episode, I could feel her pain.  I regretfully dismissed it during my interview and said she pulled an Erika, but actually, she didn’t. She is scared that she is never going to have “it all” and that breaks my heart.  I would rather be miserable than see my beautiful ANA sad.  She is my world, and I love Ana with every fiber of my being.  

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 XOXOX and see you soon,

 Betty

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Leave out the Lonely

Betty & Ana pull a switch-a-roo on a blind date. Read more to find her reaction...

So here we are leaving Chicago. First of all, I have to say that I had such a blast. I haven’t been on a “girls” trip in I don’t know how long but I enjoyed EVERY second of it and have no complaints. I love all these girls to the core and do enjoy their company. Although I still don’t understand why Jenny thinks Erika “attacked” her. Erika did not attack anyone but herself. She really had held so much in for so long and finally exploded. My thought is Go Erika!!!!!! Get your backbone back and don’t let anyone bring you down.  It broke my heart that morning when I saw Erika so distraught and broken… for speaking up for yourself? I can tell you that today Erika is a new, confident, mesmerizing woman who has a lot to give. I wont let anyone in our group make her feel “less-than” anymore.

Sarah’s recording session was so bittersweet. Take a moment and listen to the lyrics. You too will feel the pain and yet the growth she is going through. I couldn’t imagine being in her shoes right now but Sarah knows we are all here for her anytime/any day. “Leave Out the Lonely” is the beginning of her new life and she is pulling it together, one day at a time. Sarah’s music has become a type of “girl’s anthem” and I adore her for it. You go girl. ROCK ON!!!!

I want Jenny and JT to have another baby so badly. It would be easier mentally on Jenny if Hank had a sibling whom he could play with and not be alone. Take it from me - I had more than 1 child because we couldn’t be the sole entertainer in our son’s life. Although more work at first, it’s the best pay off.  Plus I want to be the new baby’s Godmother. LOL!

I can’t say enough about Cassie. Talk about the rock of the group Cassie is. She is steadfast and loving. Comforting yet supportive and always willing to do anything for our group. I want to be Cassie in my next life!!!!! I am so glad she speared up the Agape Event.  It’s not fun living in someone’s shadow like Gary or Raul so having a charitable outlet is always nice.  Especially when it comes to animals.  Like most of you we all share a kindred spirit when it comes to our pets and by the way, didn’t Gary look great!?! I would make-out with him! XOXOX Actually, they both looked great. I loved Cassie’s hair during the fashion show. Maybe I will make out with her too. Just Kidding!

Now lets talk about what a team player my husband Raul is.  He is such a great man and knows how to rock an ascot.  Even in the summer.  Can you say HOTT!!!!!!!!!!  He was so nice to allow Ana and I to “play” out the date.  I secretly think he thinks “Please someone else deal with what I have to go through on a daily basis…Viloceraptors. 

Brent the date was even a better sport. I vote he be the next Bachelor. The “blind-date” was such a blast. I literally felt like I was in High school again. Especially when I had to “duck” in the car and hide. I deserve an Oscar for that performance. What the camera didn’t show was Ana constantly poking her head around the corner or above the booth. She tried to break my concentration but I didn’t let her!

It was so funny to me that I was able to talk “construction” to Brent. Ana has a thriving glass and glazing business and I guess through osmosis I’ve retained conversations which I have overheard her having. I love, adore, and respect Ana so much. She has always been my rock and my substance of life. I would swim across the oceans, walk across the deserts for my twin sister Ana. She completes me. Yes we fight a lot but our love is stronger than anyone can imagine and I thank God every single day that he gave her to me. I wouldn’t want to be on this earth with out her. I love you Ana!!!! My BETTER half.

XOXO,

Betty