On Second Thought: Episode 10

Trust me, it’s crazy to see your life on television. That’s why every week, I’m going to do a blog posts called “On Second Thought.” These posts are where I will go over the episodes of my Lifetime show as I process the issues presented now that I’ve seen them aired.  I hope you’ll join me for these weekly posts – which will undoubtedly be part-confession, part-explanation, and part-celebration of my life right now!

Episode Ten, Air Date: July 17, 2012

There are many things you shouldn’t do together before you get married.  So even though I trust Gino, I wasn’t excited about his suggestion that we invest in property together.  Why?  Because getting entangled financially when you don’t have a commitment is a recipe for disaster.

Of course, everyone is talking about this episode for reasons other than my love life or property investments.  As I wrote yesterday, irresponsible reporters are writing that Tripp uttered a slur on the episode, which he didn’t.

Since I wrote my blog, Lifetime showrunner Matt Lutz came to my defense.  He has explained that Tripp did not say the F word used for a gay slur. He told some of the magazines making these false claims that he’s reviewed the raw video several times. In fact, he was actually in the room when it happened!

And he agrees: Tripp didn’t say that word.  Maybe that will put this ridiculous issue to rest.

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  • Melissa

    Bristol, you are doing a great job with your son and don’t worry about what other people say. Discipline is hard and all parents have to deal with their children saying things they shouldn’t, including “I hate you” or swearing. Keep at it and you’ll get there. I just finished reading your book which was very well written and a great book. I also started reading Levi’s book just to see what he could have had to say about you or your family, though I did refuse to buy it. Within the first page you can tell he doesn’t have a clue and is full of himself and is full of baloney. You just keep doing what you’re doing. You are very inspirational. I have recently been going through some hard times and got mad at God and without realizing it I had turned away frome the one who could help me. You reminded me to turn back to God with my problems. God bless you!

  • Amanda

    Bristol, I have been watching your show for probably about a month now, and I just wanted to share with you that I truly enjoy it. I am also a single mother, but of two children, and I can relate to the things that you go through-good and bad (or difficult). I think that it’s great that you are so open about your conservative views, and most importantly, your faith. From what I have seen on your blog (which is the first one I have ever read, ever) and your tv show, there are people who actually take the time out of their lives to spread negativity and/or hatred…this of course is really sad, but you seem to take it all in stride and confidently move on…which is such a great message for anyone and everyone. Just know that there are many supporters for you and your family and the things that you stand for. Like one of the previous posters had said, you have helped remind me to ask God for anything I need….He is ultimately the one that will be able to help me through anything. Thank you for that. Good luck to you and God bless you and your family

  • Geosqt

    Hi Bristol,
    I really enjoy your show. You and Tripp are adorable together. I just picked up your book today and was looking at the pictures. Wow does your baby boy look exactly like you. I really didn’t see it before but after looking at your pictures I totally see it now. I can’t wait to get started on the book.

    Best wishes to you and your family. Pay NO attention to the haters, they’re just jealous. Keep your chin up! You have so much to look forward to. Too bad they can’t say the same.

  • http://Facebook.com/chelsea.pallone Chelsea Pallone

    I just started watching your show and I just read your book, you remind me in so many ways of my Best Friend, she just had a Daughter named Ava, she’s 20 and so am I but we got in this stupid fight over the fact we don’t get to see each other much anymore but when I watch your show and see what you deal with, with Tripp it makes me realize she’s just doing her job of being a mom and We fixed everything and I kinda feel like I owe us being Best Friends again to you haha sounds weird right but, now were teaching her daughter all the stuff we love like taking her up to the river and going tubing and skiing and camping and our Favorite volleyball we’ve been best friends since we met in 7th grade because of volleyball we both played through highshool and I’m still playing but I think your book is great and so is your show. You seem like a really good mom! I told my friend the other day “If God brings you to it!, He’ll get you through it!” Which I’m sure you know keep up the great work and Thank-you

  • Ashley

    I didn’t even think that word when I heard it! I thought the four letter one that made that sentence make no sense at all which made it hysterical, but the word is still a bad one. :) I work at a day care and sometimes kids say things that just… make your day. Even if they’re wrong, or “bad,” kids have a way of phrasing things, or imagining them, that can make just about anything funny. I surely don’t think any worse of you or Tripp! Infact, I admire you and Willow for being able to hide your laughter as much as you did.

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  • Aussie guy

    Hey Bristol! You’re a great example, to all young people but especially fellow Christians. You’ve had tough times like we all do, but you handled them with strength and making the right choices even when it’s not easy.. Proud of you! Today’s young girls can look to you as a good example. Keep God #1! God bless!

  • WakeUpAmerica

    He clearly said “faggot,” and there is no way to spin it. Your reaction showed he said something inappropriate as well.


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