Well last night is going to stay in my memory a very long long time that’s for sure. I didn’t drink too much because I never do, but I did dance alot! I haven’t done that in a long time. Cindy felt better thank God and it was great to see so many girlfriends ready to celebrate with me for my big trip down the aisle. I was shocked to see this bikini cake that Cindy had made which was a work of Art. Tina and Cindy instructed me to bite into it, but where the hell would I start? ” Between the two huge boobs”, I was told. I figured I’d do as I was told because of the girls were upset that I did not want any male strippers. Cindy asked me if I wanted them a few times, but I promised Ronn, no strippers. So I had to entertain the girls by biting into this huge cake, just as I did, Tina stuck my face in it! I had cake all over my face, so I grabbed her an rubbed my face on hers and then I did the same thing to Cindy cause I had so much of it! Then Tina had the girls write on copies of my engagement invitation from the party she threw me last year, dirty little comments for me to look back on and remember. She also wanted me to read them aloud. Something we never got around to because we were too busy singing and my girlfriends can freakin sing! Tina, Cindy and I were the judges and it’s was hard to give anyone less than 5 kisses, so everyone won a prize! They then made me sing, “Like A Virgin” So I tried to put on a good show for them and make Madonna proud by rolling around on the floor while singing the song, I’m not sure what happened, but I ended up with a few bruises today from it. I also tried to pole dance for them but the pole was way too big. By the end of the night all the girls were dancing and happy there were no male strippers present. I nixed riding back in the limo with some of the neighborhood girls and left the party around midnight to get back home to Ronn sleeping. Leaving the girls at the bar still dancing. Thank you Tina and Cindy for the most awesome bacholerette party that will go down in history and a memory I now have on video to always look back on as one of the most fun evenings spent with the girls. I am so blessed to have so many amazing, beautiful, talented girlfriends that I adore. Thank you all for being so wonderful. I loved all the lingerie, cake, champagne, cards and well wishes for Ronn and I on our new journey together. The best is yet to come!
Love you guys!
Okay, it’s less than two weeks away from the wedding and I think I have almost everything done finally. I’m excited, but always feel like I’m forgetting something. I have something old, new, borrowed and blue, so I’m not sure what it is? My memory isn’t as good as it use to be, so I hope I remember before the big day. It’s funny cause I had a dream a while back that I had everyone waiting on me, which is so not like me, cause I’m always on time and I couldn’t find my wedding dress. So I was running around looking for it?? I had a beautiful bridesmaid’s luncheon planned for this weekend and had to cancel it due to Cindy and Tina being sick. Barbara couldn’t make it and a couple of other people were under the weather, so I just decided to wait until the rehearsal to give everyone their gifts. It’s funny I’m not nervous at all cause I know I’m marrying the right guy, but I’m just concerned that I’m forgetting something?? Tina says, it’s normal and that every bride goes through this and speaking of Tina, she had to cut down her toasting speech to five minutes instead of an half an hour, hahaha. I hung out with her last week and she kept me up til 3am, which is way past my bedtime! Coming up next is the bacholerette party and I hope the girls are feeling better by then so we can start celebrating. It’s funny but Ronn and I got our marriage license the same day Brooke and Ridge did on the show, weird coincidence huh? Check it out, it’s pretty funny!
Ronn and I had a nice day hanging out in our pool with Nadia Bjorlin who is singing in our wedding. Her boyfriend Brandon Beemer and Lorenzo Lamas rounded out the hunkiest men ever to be present in our pool on a single day! Ronn got a little sunburned as a result of forgetting to put sunscreen on his back, bad boy! I cooked Cajun crabcakes and shrimp etouffee. Nadia and Ronn did some music and then we watched, “I Love You Man” which was so funny. It was an awesome day spent with great friends. We are looking forward to a nice relaxing day today cause the weather has finally cooled down and is beautiful. Hope you all are enjoying Labor day weekend. Be safe!
It’s exactly one month away from the big day. Since I chose not to have a wedding planner, I’ve done everything myself. Now I’m a pretty good organizer, planner as my friends call me and it truly takes a year to plan a spectacular event such as a wedding. I say a year to not become totally stressed out and that’s having no help. I have much more respect for wedding planners and what they do for the bride. There are just so many things to do and think about. Flowers, cake, photographer, videographer, Entertainment, food, liquor, decor, wedding attire, vows, music, bridal party gifts, favors,invitations, thank you cards, rings, did I forget anything? So in order for me not to feel at all stressed, I started on this project and trust me it was a project because it will be a fun, exciting day that Ronn and I will remember fondly for years to come! Together we have come up with a very unique yet traditional concept for our wedding, but I can’t talk about it due to an exclusive with Australian magazine, “Woman’s Day“. I do think what we are doing will produce some very interesting photos and video. It’s funny because the groom doesn’t have much to do except show up! It’s really all about the bride, isn’t it? Her choices in decor, attire and cuisine. But, I have a man who wants to be involved and that makes him happy so who am I to say no? He thinks I’m more traditional, maybe it’s my deep southern upbringing, but I think I’m no different from most girls who dream about this day, and for me to find it with the most amazing man, how could I not want to celebrate it to the max? As you can see, I throughly enjoyed my bridal shower, hosted by the most amazing Matron of Honor a girl could ask for in Ms. Tina O and now I’m looking forward to a special catered bridesmaids luncheon to thank them for all their wonderful efforts in helping me bring this day together. I also have a bacholerette party planned by bridesmaid Cindy Margolis and Tino O that I know will be out of this world fun with all of my girlfriends, can you imagine an all girl party thrown by those two? Sorry but no guys are allowed at that either, it’s my time with my girlfriends before spending the rest of my life with the most amazing man in the world!
Loving the anticipation,
Well the big day is just a little over a month away, so a bridal shower was held at my house and hosted by my Matron of Honor, Tina Hillstrom. Tina did the most amazing job with the decor for this all white theme shower. We had white flowers, candles, food and all of the girls were dressed in white There were over 50 girls in attendance, including bridesmaid Cindy Margolis, who provided me with the most amazing cake that Tina designed. There were three different flavors, chocolate banana, carrot and marble. Needless to say, everyone took cake home and had a blast playing games. One game included making a veil out of toilet paper and putting on a fashion show for me, in which I had to choose a winner. It was hard because the girls were so creative and came up with these amazing veils in just 10 minutes! I was put to the test when asked 30 questions to determine how well I knew the groom turns out, I know him pretty well and got 17 out 30 correct! Ronn showed up at the end of the shower and video taped the veil fashion show. It was a day to remember and the bridal shower of the century! I am so blessed to have so many amazing girlfriends that are happy to share in my romantic bliss. The presents were too numerous to open, so I’ll be doing that today and writing my thank you cards all week. Thanks Tina, Cindy, Creason and all of you who attended, I love you all so much!!
Ronn and I had a blast at the Playboy’s midsummer night’s dreams party Saturday night. I saw so many of my friends like artist Michael Mobius, it felt like a class reunion. Hung out with Mamie Van Doren who still looks like the most amazing grandmother on the planet. I was happy to enjoy the evening after feeling ill all week and had one too many whiskey sours and didn’t get home til 4am! I’m a real light weight when it comes to liquor so it only takes a couple of drinks for me. It’s hard to even say hello to Hef these days cause it seems there are just so many people standing in line to do so. No doubt the mansion parties are still the best around. I’m planning on making some personal appearances for my book but it probably won’t happen til after the wedding. I’m so happy everyone is enjoying the book, I am very pleased that it is helping future pinups. Please keep your comments coming on my website, I truly do want your feedback.
We just returned home from vacationing in the mountains with the kids. It was a lot of fun this year. Creason, Ronn and Calee went water skiing. It was a little too cold for me but I will try it next year. It hailed quarter size balls one day, which was rather cool. I spent alot of time writing and editing video footage, reading and relaxing. We go every year to the high sierra mountains with the kids. The tiny cabin that has been in Ronn’s family for 100 years is very special to him and the girls, so we are finally getting the ball rolling to fix the place up. Apparently, the forest service has a lot of required permits for renovating something that old because it is nestled in the heart of the forest, so the process will be long and tedious one. Nevertheless, we are expanding it and turning it into our dream cabin for future vacations with friends and family. I’m sorry I seem to be having tech problems with my site. I have alerted my webmaster and it is fixed now. I so apologize to those of you who were trying to order autographed copies of my book and thanks to those of you who alerted me to the problem. But, I had no Internet at the cabin except for limited cell usage. Technology is great when it works, but it’s not always perfect huh? Anyway, it’s good to be home in my own bed, yes I am sooo spoiled, hahaha. I felt like I was roughing it for two weeks in the woods! Here is the link to order my book on Barnes and Noble or you can go to my website to order a limited autographed copy there.
I spent a memorable 4th of July hanging out at the beach with my girlfriends Alana Curry, Sandra Taylor and Dee Dee Bigelow. Dee Dee had me dancing to Michael Jackson and laughing most of the day. I don’t think the 4th would have been complete without dancing to Michael’s music. Almost two weeks after his death, the news coverage is relentless and it seems to be 24/7 Michael Jackson. I can only imagine how his family is feeling, but I imagine it is important to have closure for fans.Personally, I’d rather watch the memorial on TV than go and deal with the massive traffic and crowd that will be there. I was at the supermarket today and it seems every single magazine had him on their cover. I don’t like how people are making money off of his death, but I know that will continue and just get worst. Michael was a goodhearted person, who gave alot of money to charity and I think it’s fitting that he gets this kind of a tribute, he did alot to feed the hungry and his music was positive and all about love. Unfortunately, I truly feel for what his children will have to endure over the coming years living in a fish bowl. Hopefully, their family’s love will shelter and protect them. Michael will live on through his music and I plan to dance to it every 4th of July in celebration of his life from now on.
Ronn, Creason and I are going to a party at the beach this year. We are all missing Calee because she’s at a summer camp for the next couple of weeks, so it’s pretty quiet around here. I had a few friends bring me an awesome ice cream cake and celebrated my birthday the other day. My book is being printed this week, there was a delay with the publisher that was beyond my control, so everyone who ordered a book will get it by the end of this month. I’m sorry for the delay, but that’s the publishing world for ya! I hope to do some personal appearances this fall and hope to make Glamourcon this year. Right now my focus is on finalizing wedding plans, even though I gave myself a year to take care of every little detail, it’s seems a bit overwhelming just before the date rolls around. Time is just flying by faster and faster now. I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!
Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes, cards and presents I have received. I feel truly blessed to see another birthday and to be this healthy and happy in my life. I have such wonderful, amazing friends and now the family I’ve always wanted. Ronn and the girls made me minestrone soup and salad last night, we then watched the movie, “Bolt” and I finally got a full 8 hours of sleep, so I feel totally rested. Unfortunately, Ronn is working late today, so I’m alone all day because the kids go back to their mom’s. So I plan to get my nails done and pamper myself. We have a busy weekend of parties, so having a relaxing day to myself is good. I may even go and have a scrumptious lunch and see a movie or go shopping, but I will enjoy my day today. Glad you all are enjoying the pics from Sanremo, more are coming later from Monaco, Amsterdam, Bordeaux and Paris. Ronn just bought a new video camera that doesn’t require video tapes, it has a chip, so it’s easy to load and edit. This will be so cool for future video clips that will be adding to our sites. Here are couple more pics Ronn shot of me Loire Valley, France.
It was a sad day today as we said farewell to Ed McMahon. He will always be a special memory for me for he was the one who gave me my $100,000 check when I won “Star Search” and I had the honor of appearing on Johnny Carson with him. Ed was a down to earth warm person. It was sad to see the struggles he had just before he died and the horrible injury he endured. He is surely someone fixed in my childhood memories. I wish his family peace and send my love and blessings to his soul. Rest in peace my friend.
Finally we are back online in the London airport heading home today. It was hard to distinguish the Internet in France since both Ronn and I don’t read French or speak it. We have decided we want to learn and have already started with a few basics. Our time last night in Paris was magical. We walked for hours taking in the Louve, corner cafes, shopping and a romantic dinner before saying goodbye to our now favorite city together. Everywhere we went, people recognized Ronn and asked for pics and autographs. Even the female taxi driver in little town of Onzain, which was near Lorie Valley asked for his autograph. The women at the counter where we exchanged dollars for Euros did also. Seems I can’t go anywhere with him without this happening. The security guys in the Louve asked for a photo with him. The chef at Loire Valley who prepared the best french meal we have ever experienced asked for an autograph for his mother! Will post pics from this dinner later, it was a work of art! The show is very well the most watched in the world, that’s for sure. At one point we had people from Italy, France, Morocco and Zanzabare asking for autographs and pics! We both have very much enjoyed this vacation and consider it one of our best. But, we are missing home now and can’t wait to see Nayo, Romeo and the girls. I’m glad you guys got to share some of our trip from our blogs here. Will post more pics and we are working on our video from the whole trip on our plane ride back.
After having some amazing tastings in the chateaus of LaGrange, Margaux and Lynch Bages in the Medoc region of Bordeaux and then experiencing some chateaus of the St. Emilion region, home of Petrus. Ronn was fascinated with the wine education he had and found we both loved the older wines from the Medoc, but still appreciated the Merlot blends of St. Emilion just as much. We bought a few bottles to keep for the future, as well as a few to drink now. 2005 was a great year for all of Bordeaux and we fell in love with LaGrange and savored a bottle in our room while catching up on emails in our lovely room we had in this 18th century chateau. So I can safely say, Ronn is very relaxed now and loving France. We both want to learn French and can’t wait to go to Loire Valley, which is so beautiful today. We will stay in another 18th century chateau and visit one more vineyard today there before returning on Friday for our final day in Paris. Then it’s back home on Saturday. So far this has been an amazing trip. We have shot lots of video and we are organizing the clips together for an edited DVD to share soon. Will try to take more pics to post later.
After a grueling week of press and gala functions, Ronn was ready for a much needed vacation. The last press interview was in Amsterdam. We had a wonderful time in Amsterdam and visited with a long time friend of Ronn’s, Amanda. Amanda and some of her friends took us to dinner and we got to experience herring, which is very popular. A stop in the red light district was funny when Ronn would walk by windows of girls recognizing him. I checked out the coffee shops and we both admired the beauty of this amazing city. Ronn and I both would love to see Player kick off a European tour in Amsterdam. Paris has always been one of my favorite cities. It had a been a while since I’d been there, over 10 years to be exact, so I figured what better place to visit with Ronn, especially since he informed me that he had only been there twice and didn’t really remember much about it.They say, you should only go to Paris with someone you love, so it was great to share walking the stairs of the Eiffel tower and shopping on the Champs’ Elysee’. We both love red wines and since I’d been to Bordeaux before and found the train ride from Paris to Bordeaux to be quite pleasant; I suggested this as a good alternative the tremendous amount of driving Ronn does daily. He was so relaxed, he slept the entire three hour train ride! We are staying in a private 1780 Chateau that is ironically owned by a Dutch family. It is so relaxing, beautiful and peaceful and we were greeted with a wonderful bottle of wine and cheese to kick start our day tomorrow of wine tastings in some of the best regions.
Ronn and I made it to Monaco and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. Our flight was smooth and pleasant, but we missed our connecting flight to Nice and had to take a later one, which made our arrival at about 1am Sunday morning. By the time we went to bed it was 3am. We had been up a total of about 32 hours by then and was sooo tired. This was my second visit to Monte Carlo/Monaco and Ronn’s third. My last visit was about 10 years ago and his was about 4. Monday late morning Ronn joined Ashley Jones, Doug Davidson and Michelle Stafford for a private luncheon with contest winners from all over Europe. It was at the beautiful Monte Carlo Bay hotel. After lunch, Ronn and I were so tired, we took a nap and didn’t wake up until later in the evening. We went to dinner and back to sleep. Then Ronn discovered he had blown out the charger to our video camera by using the wrong converter, so not like him. Made me feel better for forgetting my phone, but nevertheless, we need a new charger to continue taking video of our trip. Today Ronn is busy all day with Press, so I went to the mall to get a new one, but they didn’t have one for this camera, so I’m not sure what we will do now? Tonight we are having cocktails at the Prime Minister’s house and tomorrow night we meet Prince Albert at the palace. Thursday we go to Sanremo for a photo shoot with Ronn and then we have the award show in the evening. I will post again later and hopefully have some better news about our camera situation.
Ronn and I had a blast at the taping of the “Heroes Among Us Awards” last night on the back lot of the Universal Studios. This show honored ordinary people who did heroic things, even a dog who helped save a woman’s life after a car accident. It was hosted by Dean Cain and honored celebrities like Nancy Davis who is doing so much to help find a cure for MS and Kathy Ireland who’s charity feed the children has helped so many children to not go to bed hungry around the world. There was great food and lots of friends we caught up with like my pal Kira Reed and her husband Bob Lorsh. You may check out the pics
and watch the awards on July 7 at 8pm when it airs on a mynetworktv channel.
I hope everyone is having a relaxing safe memorial day. Please take the time to remember those who died for our freedom. I also want to tell you guys about the most amazing product I have discovered. This is a product that is truly life changing. I’ve been on it for over a month and have tons of energy and have lost a whole dress size. I am back to a size four and will look great for my trip to Europe. Please check out this video and consider taking charge of your health and well being. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Last night Ronn and I had our second annual “Potluck Jamma Jam” party and I think it was our best party ever! PLAYER was the focus of the Jam, unlike the past Jam parties in which we had a variety of musician just get up and jam. I wanted some close friends and neighbors to experience what I’ve been seeing in rehearsals with them lately. Peter Beckett sang better than I’ve ever seen him and the synergy of their vibe was amazing. Drummer Ron Wixo who has played with “Foreigner” flew in from Austin to Jam and was he kickass! We had some new friends visit for the first time like soap stars Michelle Stafford, Brandon Beemer, Nadia Bjorlin, Don Diamont and Christian LeBlanc. My friend Corey Feldman and his wife Suzi stopped by also. It was a beautiful day and so I started the party out by the pool since we had lots of kids present and we moved inside at sunset. Since it was potluck, everyone brought food and there were tons of it, so it was hard to get people out of our kitchen and into the garage where the jam was happening, but once they were in there, they were hooked. We even had our little flower girl kick off the jam with “Twinkle Twinkle little Star” and she’s only 2 years old, along with Mackenzie Cregan who is 12 sang “Hot Leggs” and “Johnny B Goode” as well as, a neighborhood band joined in. With over 100 people in attendance I am pooped out today, but it was so much fun hanging with all my girlfriends and new friends that I’m already planning another one. This one will be filmed and we will do it to raise money for New Orleans. I’m calling it a “Kickass Cajun Jam” with Cajun food and surprise musical guest. So all of you are invited to come to our next jam party. I’m just starting to plan it, so I’ll keep you posted on when and where and how you can attend. We will presell tickets and this will be an exclusive event and it will be filmed. It will also be a chance for you to try some awesome Cajun food and “Devin’s Kickass Cajun Seasoning” if haven’t done so already! So please check out for details on it soon!
Hoping to see you at the next Jam
I can’t believe Easter is already here. It’s always been a favorite holiday of mine. I just love wearing a pretty Easter dress and hunting for Easter eggs. There is no better place to do that than the Playboy mansion and that’s where Ronn and I will be on Sunday. Since we don’t have the kids this year, it will be just the two of us and we plan to spend a quiet evening together. I will no doubt cook something yummy using our spice and probably watch a movie. Our roses are starting to bloom and everything is looking so green due to all the rain we have been getting. This has always been my favorite time of year. Ronn and I have decide to grow our own garden of vegetables and I’m excited about that. Looking forward to warmer weather and BBQs with friends. Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!!
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would love pole dancing as much as I do. I have never been the most athletic person, but found this cool studio and have been addicted. It was so challenging at first for me and I had bruises on my legs for nearly a year. But, once I got the moves down, it was so much fun and the best exercise ever! My whole body was sore at first, but then I built up my upper body strength and my core with pilates, and now I’m flying around that pole two to three times a week. Pole dancing has become a part of my life now and I highly suggest it if you want to get flexable and build strength and confidence. My goal is get my body in the best shape ever and have fun doing it, so I think I’m achieving that now. Ronn and I still work out together at the gym a couple days a week, which is always fun, but I can’t believe how much I have already achieved with pole dancing. So if you haven’t tried it, you don’t know what you are missing. Check out the studio that is for women only and look at the video to see what I’m talking about.
I went to see the movie “12 Rounds” tonight with my friend and neighbor Wally Crowder. He was the guy driving the trolley car and also coordinated that whole trolley car stunt. Wally is also the stunt coordinator on “Desperate Houswives” among other TV shows. I thought the movie was action packed, but felt it should have been called “6 Rounds” instead of 12 because I was getting a little bored by round 5. The Trolley car stunt was the best part of the movie and I thought my pal Wally did a great job as an actor too. I also took some great pics today that I will put up on Ebay soon. It was my first time in front of the camera in a while and it was a lot of fun. Of course, Ronn took the photos and they look awesome!
I don’t watch alot of television, too busy with kids, school runs, cooking and running DevRonn. So when I was asked if I would be interested in having my own reality show, I hesitated. Then I started watching some of the reality shows on TV and decided that if I could do a show that was entertaining, unique and positive then I would consider it. I guess when it rains it pours because not only are we pitching my own series to a variety of networks such as E and Lifetime, but now my dear friend and one of my bridesmaids Cindy Margolis has her own show on FOX and wants me on it. I am also guesting on a couple of other new reality shows airing this fall and so I guess the reality of it is making me even busier than usual with wedding plans and all. I’m not complaining because I am sure I will have a blast doing everything. Ronn never has time to watch television, not even his own show, so this is all rather new for him. Personally I don’t know how he memorizes 57 pages of lines a day. I could never do that. I haven’t concentrated on modeling or acting in so long that being in front of the camera will be a little strange for me. I will keep everyone posted on the progress and let you know when to look for me on reality TV.