LeeAnne Locken got here into this season of The Actual Housewives of Dallas a modified particular person, working exhausting in remedy to enhance her habits and kind stronger bonds with castmates Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman and Cary Deuber.
Sadly for her, the “previous LeeAnne” snuck out sometimes. And although that gave season 2 its most memorable moments — together with Locken’s notorious “they’re simply arms however they work fairly nicely” rant — Redmond, Hollman and Deuber had been apparently so frightened by her habits that they got here into Monday’s season 2 reunion claiming they now not felt secure across the Dallas Housewife.
“How do you say that and threaten to kill me? What’s the endgame with that?” Deuber requested Locken, explaining that she feared Locken’s phrases had been extra than simply phrases. “My coronary heart sank, my abdomen dropped [upon hearing her say that]. I used to be scared. … I simply really feel like all of us should be held accountable.”
“We’re in the identical house and I need to know that I’m secure. I feel she’s threatened my life,” added Hollman, who additionally mentioned that she was “terrified” when Locken bought right into a battle with buddy of the Housewives Marie Reyes final season. “We might be mad at one another, however we are able to’t threaten one another’s lives.”
Redmond, who was with Locken behind-closed-doors when she made her “they’re simply arms” feedback out of frustration over digs Deuber had made about her plastic surgeon, was certainly one of Locken’s most outspoken critics.
“I really feel uncomfortable round LeeAnne, particularly below the state of affairs that I used to be put in,” she advised Locken. “After I drove her to surgical procedure, I used to be scared … You had been screaming, calling Cary a c—. I advised you to cease and you probably did that every one by yourself. For me, I don’t need to be put right into a state of affairs the place I really feel uncomfortable or jeopardize the security of myself or anyone that I like.”
“I don’t really feel secure round her,” Redmond advised host Andy Cohen.
In her protection, Locken owned all of her dangerous habits and apologized — explaining that a few of it got here from her previous experiences and the post-traumatic stress dysfunction she’s suffered from since her childhood.
“I let the damage youngster in me make selections once I go into protection mode as a result of that’s a behavior. And now that I’m an grownup, I would like to seek out new methods to reply and act,” she mentioned.
“I’ve by no means laid arms – I’ve by no means even made a bodily response that I’m going to hurt you,’ Locken continued. “I exploit my phrases poorly and I’ve bought to study to behave and react otherwise once I’m pissed and uncontrolled. … After I get upset, I exploit my phrases to twister myself out of the nook. They’re simply phrases.”
As for her “they’re simply arms” feedback, Locken maintained that she didn’t recall what she mentioned having taken pre-surgery medicine. “I don’t bear in mind saying it, nevertheless it is smart to me why I’d say it,” she mentioned. “I mentioned they’re simply arms. I see how you possibly can take that as a menace, however you too can bake a pie with simply arms.”
Costars D’Andra Simmons and Kameron Westcott principally stood by Lockens facet, although they didn’t condone her habits. “Her vernacular will get her into issues,” mentioned Simmons. “It’s not her arms, it’s her phrases. … She does have an actual downside with anger and I really feel like she’s bought to reign it in.”
However Redmond, Hollman and Deuber wouldn’t budge. And although they insisted that they didn’t need to get Locken faraway from the present, they felt that she was solely making excuses.
“I feel at any time when you end up in a state of affairs the place you’re unsuitable, you return and say your story and that’s your excuse. It looks like an excuse. Each time you end up in a state of affairs the place you don’t need to personal one thing,” Hollman mentioned. “We didn’t do that to you, you probably did this to your self. We didn’t put these phrases in your mouth.”
Hollman additionally identified that Locken had thrown a glass out of anger at a celebration this season. “That cup might have hit certainly one of us, you don’t know what was going to occur!” Hollman mentioned, objecting to Locken’s claims that the glass was thrown away from the gang.
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With everybody seemingly in opposition to her, Locken stayed robust.
“There’s nothing I might do to vary it, all I might do is proceed to attempt to be higher. And that’s what I do day by day in each manner. Proceed to attempt. Child steps,” she mentioned. “I’m not the one one who says sorry after which retains having dangerous habits.”
Sadly, Redmond wouldn’t give her former buddy the advantage of the doubt. “I don’t suppose you imply it,” she mentioned. “I’m sorry. I actually don’t. It’s only a sample with you. Everybody must recover from your habits and simply settle for you for all the issues you’ve had in your life. The reasons the justifications, the apologies, they don’t quantity to s— at this level. Your habits goes to maintain taking place. You’re the one one who’s threatening individuals’s lives. And also you’re the one one which’s downright nasty.”