Real Housewives of Miami's Elaine Lancaster: "Marysol Patton Doesn't Meet My Standards"
I am been friends with Lisa and Donald Pliner for about 19 years, and Lisa wanted me to emcee her shoe show at her Star Island home. But Marysol said to Lisa, "Why are you hiring Elaine? Don't hire her so you can save money." Again, getting in my way of work, [which is] promoting my brand and my ability to make money. Of course Marysol's excuse was, "I was just trying to help Lisa save money." "Elaine" is my job which I am passionate about and love, but it's not a hobby. I take it extremely seriously. One doesn't rise to the heights I've gotten to by dumb luck. I've worked my ass off and sacrificed a lot on so many levels, and I don't need petty people trying to get in the way of my work.
Is there hope that you and Marysol will ever be friends?
I don't ever want to say never, but I have a high prerequisite for "real" friends and she doesn't meet my standards. I have a very small circle of lifelong friends who are there for me, and I them. A friend is someone who is there in the good and bad times, who tries to diminish pain not exacerbate it.
We reached out to Marysol for her side of the story, but she offered no comment, explaining that her work schedule was too busy to address the issue. Hey, we get it. (We know what it's like to be a working girl.) But that means we'll just have to watch the drama go down tonight and judge for ourselves.
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