Lisa Oldfield says taking part in The Real Housewives of Sydney had at least one upshot in the end: it might have just saved her marriage.
“The show made me wake up to myself,” Oldfield tells WHO during an exclusive visit to her home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. “I had been quite selfish, living in this bubble. It had all been about work, work, work. I didn’t realise until the show held a mirror up to me that I wasn’t being the best wife in the world.”
Lisa says viewers can expect to see her and husband David Oldfield, a property developer who co-founded the One Nation Party with Pauline Hanson in the mid-1990s, hash out their problems on air as the season progresses.
“Listening to some of the women wax lyrical about their husbands … you know, they seemed to be getting great support at home,” she says. “For me, home wasn’t the greatest place. And it wasn’t always like that. I had initially blamed David, but once I started to talk to friends and family, they told me I had shut him out, too. The show was the impetus to understand that.”
So how, exactly, has the dynamic between the Oldfields changed?
Cracks Lisa: “I mean, I no longer want him dead. That has got to be a good start.”
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