Big Rich Texas Hubby Jason on Tyler's Trash Talk
Though usually laid-back and content to stay out of the spotlight, Bonnie Blossman's husband, Jason, breaks his silence in this StyleNetwork.com interview to weigh in on some of the this season's drama, including his thoughts on respecting women, Whitney's relationship with Brandon, and the importance of not throwing the first punch.
When you heard Tyler had called Whitney a bitch, you had an understandably protective reaction, but Bonnie says you get that way whenever a man disrespects a woman. Why do you feel so strongly about that?
I think it is cowardly for a man to speak unkindly to a woman. Women are a treasure and should be treated as such.
Were you really ready to fight Tyler at Leslie's engagement party?
Yes, I did want to. He was disrespectful to my daughter, to Cindy, and to other women, and I saw it as a trend that he was growing comfortable with. I felt I had to step in, since Leslie wasn't correcting the trending behavior. I had spoken to him earlier that night, and his defense was that Whitney wasn't my daughter, she was only my stepdaughter. I thought at that point, he believed his actions to be justified—which disturbed me even more.
Were you hoping he'd throw the first punch?
Absolutely. There was no question in my mind that if I hit him first, Leslie would take legal action instead of leaving it between two men. Tyler is not a kid. He is 23 years old, and I am in my thirties, and this was a fight between two grown men that she should have stayed out of.
Do you regret causing a scene at the party, even though it was over your daughter's honor?
I regret having to do it in public, in front of everybody. But unfortunately the situation had to be addressed sooner rather than later since he was disrespecting Cindy at the party, in front of everybody.
Had you planned on confronting him, or was his interaction with Cindy the deciding factor?
I had already confronted him, with no resolve. When I heard him tell Cindy she was old and unattractive, it sent me over the edge.
How do you feel about the ongoing feud between Kalyn and Whitney?
I like Kalyn, therefore it doesn't make me happy that the two cannot get along. I do, however, think they are both maturing, and one day can get along.
Do you think Bonnie and Leslie should stay out of the conflicts, or is there an appropriate way for them to intervene?
One hundred percent, they should stay out of it. Whitney and Kalyn are both two powerful women who can handle the situation on their own. I believe Leslie intervenes because she likes the attention.
How did you feel about Whitney and Brandon moving in together?
I was not happy about it at all. It was something that happened out of the blue and I didn't feel that they were ready for that commitment.
Do you like Brandon?
Yes, I do. He is fun to be around, and he treats Whitney great.
Do any of his tattoos or piercings bother you the way they used to bother Bonnie?
I would say the piercings bother me more than most of the tattoos. I think tattoos and piercings are great, I just do not like them when they cannot be covered up.
Last question: Do you think Bonnie will ever let you get that Harley?
I think once the kids are both out of the house, I will be able to get a Harley. And once I can get her on the back of one, I know she will be hooked.