I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve been getting about my time on Wife Swap – it seemed like many of you really enjoyed seeing Melissa Rivers and me switching lives! Through Twitter and Facebook, I’ve gotten some questions about the show, so I thought I’d go through a few of them.
In case you missed them:
Question Number 1: “Why didn’t you just go on Fashion Police?”
Question Number 2: “Where did you get your cool headboard?”
But by far, I was asked most of all about the moment Joan Rivers said this in an off camera interview:
“Don’t play the victim… In my generation, Tripp would be called illegitimate. Bristol would be called the little whore down the block.”
When I first saw this, I have to be honest… it was pretty shocking. Joan has criticized me and my family before. She has called my mom a “Nazi,” “crazy,” “stupid,” and “a threat.”
On Wife Swap, however, she went a step too far by attacking my son Tripp.
It’s just wrong to call a child something like “illegitimate” on national television. Life is tough, and not everyone is born into the perfect family home life. But my son is not “illegitimate.” He’s legitimately amazing. I like to say, “just because a kid is born into a broken family doesn’t mean the child is broken.”
All life is precious… And Tripp is a definitely a blessing from God.