The girl next door from Real Housewives of Dallas, Stephanie Hollman, stopped by to chat with us about what she's been up to since wrapping season one and whether or not there will be a season two! Here's what she has to say:
How did being on Real Housewives of Dallas change your life?
It got me out of my comfort zone. I'm from a small town and I've never dealt with women who I didn't get along with or who fought a lot so it was interesting because it gave me more of a voice and more of an opinion when you have to have an opinion. It definitely gets you out there.
Do you like how you were portrayed on the show?
I felt like I was portrayed like I am in real life, so the good, the bad, and the ugly. I think you have to accept yourself for who you are. I'm not perfect, I struggle, my kids throw temper tantrums, you know my husband and I have issues, and I wanted to portray myself as who I really am and not try to be someone I'm not for America.
Will the show be picked up for a second season?
I have been asked about my scheduling coming up but I'll probably know the day before you guys do. They don't tell us a lot.
I know you're really passionate about raising awareness for domestic violence, how did you get involved in that?
So before I met my husband, I worked in social work field. A lot of the women I worked with were victims of domestic violence, especially with the homeless shelters, and then to be completely honest I had some family members and some friends who have been in abusive relationships. So for me as a mom with two young boys, it's important for me to show my children what's acceptable and what's not acceptable.
You're obviously involved in fitness, how did you combine the two? Your desire for fitness and raising awareness for domestic violence?
We're doing an event called "Break the Cycle." It's at SoulCycle and it is on August 27th from 2 to 4, and it's like a little cycle party. It's a spin party, you don't have to be a great spinner and it's a great way to go out, raise awareness, get fit, and just have a good time.
For more information on "Break the Cycle," go here.