Part 2 is a continuation of my season 2 interview series with Bon Blossman and Whitney Whatley from the Style Network’s “Big Rich Texas.” CLICK HERE to be taken to the first part of this interview series entitled “(Pt 1/3) ‘Big Rich Texas’ Season 2 stars Bonnie and Whitney: tattoos, rumors, new pursuits.” In this part, you’ll get the latest scoop of Whitney and Tyler Bereiter‘s relationship, some shocking news about Kalyn Braun, Bon and Leslie Birkland‘s friendship, Bon and Whitney’s reaction to DeAynni Hatley and the whole Shaye slapping drama from episode 4, and Bon’s assertion that Pam Duarte’s been cyber bullying her which will play out on episode 6.
INTERVIEW: PART TWO
Whitney and Tyler, Sitting in a Tree
Who got what I meant when typing this subheading? If you did, gold star for remembering those sing-song days from your youth!
Whitney: No, I actually got a message from him the other week on Facebook saying, ‘Why did you delete me as a friend?’ and I was like, ‘Because there’s no point to us being friends.’ I don’t want to be his friend.
Bon’s Take on her Friendship with Leslie
Ifelicious: I spoke to Leslie a few weeks ago, and I have a feeling your replies will be more frank. Were you and Leslie ever truly best friends? Was your friendship bond that strong before it fell apart?
Bon: When you’re filming and you’re together everyday and you’re and you’re spending a lot of time together, that’s one thing, but then it seems that when filming stops, you just kind of drift apart…[In] the first season, we said ‘best friends’ loosely because we were hanging out everyday. She’s a fun person to be around, and then when the drama happened in between seasons…You see me on the show getting back in touch with her [in episode 1] when I went to her apartment, and, you know, we still hit it off and everything, but then when the drama happened it’s kind of like we didn’t have that solid foundation for friendship to be able to overcome that quickly.
Bon and Whitney Weigh in on New Cast Members DeAynni Hatley and her Daughters
Ifelicious: I wanted to ask you all about DeAynni and her kids (Shaye and Amber). I know they’re new to the cast, and they’ve been visible in a few episodes, but so far we don’t see a ton of interaction. Will we see more, and what’s your take on them being added this season?
Bon: I did not know [DeAynni] before. I’d seen her at the club maybe once, maybe twice, and she’s been there a long time. I think her and her husband actually got married there…I actually did get to know her a little bit and she’s really a fabulous person. She actually helped host a book signing for me. I think that comes up in episode 6, so you’ll see us interacting in episode 6 for sure. Whitney, you went out with Amber, her older daughter, did you like her?
Whitney: Ya. (followed by slight silence which made me laugh a little) Well, she’s 18, and I don’t know. She’s cool. She’s a pre-med student so we have some same interests, but I only hung out with her for a few times.
VIDEO: “Big Rich Texas” clip, DeAynni screams at Shaye (i wish they had the slapping clip but that would be a PR disaster, lol!)
(click here to watch directly on YouTube)
Ifelicious: I know! I was about to ask you about that. That was insane!
Whitney: Ya, Shaye’s 15. I definitely wouldn’t have done that…but when you’re angry, you do stuff…Whenever I got in the fight with Kalyn, I don’t remember going for her throat, but obviously I did.
Bon Addresses Gets Cyber-Bullied by Pam Duarte (Allegedly)
VIDEO: Season 2, Episode 6 clip, “Big Rich Texas,” Bonnie’s Cyber Bully (click here for direct link to video on YouTube)
This topic is addressed on today’s episode of “Big Rich Texas” (episode 6), so I wanted to hurry and post this part of my interview online so you can get a preview.
Bon: I don’t read the hate, but if you’ve seen anything, I’d be glad to address it. I also have an autobiography coming out where basically I’m just telling everything. I’ve always been one to have, what my husband says, diarrhea of the mouth. My life’s an open book, and I’m very transparent, so I don’t have a problem coming clean with anything.
Bon: You really can’t pay attention to it. Like, I paid attention to Pam bashing me on Facebook and I think she had some assumed fake accounts, and this is going to be brought up this season. I…am not the type to go and do that. If I say anything about Pam, it’s going to be on my own page. I’m not going to go blasting out on the internet talking about her because, first off, I wouldn’t want to give her attention, and second, I do live by karma, and I just feel that if I were to do that it would just come back on me. I think she blames me for being a cyber-bully and she had gone on ‘Good Morning Texas‘ and said it, and it’s just the most ludicrous thing ever.
Whitney’s Issues of the Kalyn Kind
VIDEO: “Big Rich Texas” clip, Leslie and Connie discuss aftermath of Whitney-Kalyn fight
Whitney: I have no clue why she does. Some people just push my buttons wrong. She talked so much crap about me on the first season, and then once she turned 18, she ran off and got the same bow tattoo as I did.
Ifelicious: That’s right! She’s the one and only! Even if she did, you guys don’t even look close to similar, so she wouldn’t pull it off the same way…at all. Whitney, do you think Kalyn is Miss America material or has potential?
That’s it for part 2/3 in this interview series. In part 3, I’ll revisit Bon and Jason’s 18 year anniversary renewing of vows and get Whitney to tell us when she plans to spread her wings and leave her parents’ nest. CLICK HERE to read Part 1/3 of this interview series, and CLICK HERE to read Part 3/3 of this interview series.
Read all of my blog posts related to “Big Rich Texas,” including cast interviews by CLICKING HERE.
Keep up with the latest from Bon and Whitney online:
- Dr. Bon Blossman’swebsite (includes a blog and comprehensive set of links to all of her projects), Twitter, Facebook fan page, YouTube channel
- Whitney Whatley’s website (also includes links to any of her other projects), Twitter, Facebook
- Pam fires back at Bonnie’s cyberbullying accusations
- Whitney’s manhunting memories
- Big Rich Texas: Whitney is banned from the club
- ‘BRT’: DeAynni defends her confrontation with Shaye
- Amber Alert: DeAynni’s daughter on parties and pageants
- Leslie on slaps and cat fights
Other Related Links
- Two Winey Bitches. Put a cork in it.- ‘Big Rich Texas’ Season 2, Episode 5 – Cheer Momster (this blog is as funny as it sounds)
- TCU 360- Freshman juggles schoolwork, reality TV series (about Amber Hatley…includes video)
- RealityAired.com- ‘Big Rich Texas’ star Pam Martin talks stalkers and country club drama
- The Ride- Locked and Load: A Q&A with straight shooter Pamela Martin Duarte of ‘Big Rich Texas’
- FrontRow- Big Rich Texas cast member Hannah Gelbart arrested by Mizzou Police?
- Bon Blossman (her blog)- Who is JS Rothschild?
- Henry Edwards- Pam: The Cyber Bully
- Examiner- Exclusive interview with Dr. Bon Blossman: the real behind reality