‘RHOD’ Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond Explained How the Show Takes a Toll on Their Mental Health

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Real Housewives of Dallas stars Stephanie Hollman, who has been open about her expertise with despair, and Brandi Redmond, who lately checked right into a wellness middle, appeared on a podcast to clarify how the present takes a toll on their psychological well being.

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Stephanie Hollman has handled despair on the present

In Real Housewives of Dallas Season 3 Episode 2, Stephanie Hollman sat subsequent to LeeAnne Locken at D’Andra Simmons’ get together. Wanting to construct a bridge with the Infinity Dress creator, Hollman opened up about her despair.

Locken admitted she all the time struggled with despair and tried suicide 4 occasions in her life. Then, Hollman admitted she additionally tried to commit suicide on the age of 22 after a foul breakup with a man who made her really feel nugatory.

In a confessional, the mother-of-two described the heartbreaking story after which instructed her mom, who was there for the incident, that she opened as much as Locken about it. In Season 4, Hollman started taking treatment to assist together with her despair.

Brandi Redmond lately checked right into a wellness middle

After a 2017 video of Brandi Redmond seemingly mocking Asians resurfaced and went viral, the mother-of-three checked herself right into a wellness middle for a bit of over per week.

She skilled unfavourable backlash for the video, and for the way in which she defended herself as she insisted it was a “good impression.” Fans then started calling for Bravo to fireplace Redmond alongside Locken, who additionally made racially motivated feedback in the direction of Mexican-native housewife Kary Brittingham.

When Redmond returned, she defined in an 11-minute Instagram video that she makes use of humor to deal with her insecurities. Therefore, when D’Andra Simmons referred to as her eyes “squinty,” Redmond made the Instagram video “poking fun of it.”

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Thank you to those souls that cried with me, prayed with me and had been a constructive mild in my life & helped my household throughout this troublesome time. Stephanie & Travis, D’Andra & Jeremy, Mama Dee, Kary & Eduardo, my dad and mom, my household, shut buddies, and my wonderful husband and youngsters. I’m so grateful for God serving to me by this, permitting me to heal and love myself. To people who got down to harm me, know that I nonetheless have compassion for you in my coronary heart. Thank you all for listening to my reality and my coronary heart. #loveyourself Have a ravishing and blessed weekend my buddies.

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She mentioned she apologized and deleted the video nearly instantly after posting and accused Locken and her marriage ceremony planner, Steve Kemble, of maliciously recording after which holding on to the video to launch later.

Redmond additionally defined the housewives knew the intent behind the video and leaked it on the heels of Locken’s controversy as a deflection. As a result of the extreme bullying she skilled, the mother-of-three admitted she “didn’t want to live anymore,” so she checked herself right into a wellness middle.

Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond described how the present takes a toll on psychological well being

In an interview with National Podcast of Texas, Redmond acknowledged she “always used laughter and humor to feel liked and loved,” so when the video was used towards her, “that wall broke,” making her really feel she misplaced every part.

However, in remedy, the previous Dallas Cowboy cheerleader realized she “never looked in a mirror” and instructed herself she beloved her. Even although it would sound “ridiculous,” Redmond mentioned she realized that “we have to love ourselves and have enough respect for ourselves, and then everything else just falls into place.”

While the housewife acknowledged “the hate is still there,” the distinction is now she is aware of she loves herself and “it’s their problem.” She additionally realized how painful the expertise was as a grown girl, as many youngsters undergo comparable issues aren’t “able to admit that they need help.”

Using Locken’s controversy for instance, Hollman agreed and put some accountability on followers “shaming them to death.” She mentioned, “I really feel like each time they know what they did is improper, and it’s been addressed, and the viewers has had their enter, I feel supporting them to vary and develop and be a greater individual is all the time the higher factor to do.

Because should you disgrace to demise, then they’re by no means going to get out of that area. And how can any individual develop in the event that they’re consistently being reminded of probably the most horrible time of their life?”

When it involves the present and Hollman’s despair, she mentioned she separates her job from actuality, so she doesn’t get caught up in a “very lonely, depressing, sad place to live.”

She additionally famous housewives really feel like they’re “on display and judged” when the present is airing, which is “when you really have to take care of yourself.”

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