It was Fashions Night Out on Thursday and RHOBH star Kyle Richards was
hosting an evening at her new Beverly Hills boutique, Kyle by Alene
Too. I knew I had to attend the event and Kyle was kind enough to take
some time to do an interview exclusively for AllAboutTRH! Kyle talks castmates, about her new store, Adrienne and Paul Nassif’s divorce, Lipo rumors, and even says her heart goes out to RHONJ star Teresa Giudice!
I walked into Kyle’s store which was absolutely stunning. Faye Reznick
(remember the whole “morally corrupt Faye Reznick” drama?!), designed
the store and let me just say that she is very talented! I noticed
Kyle mingling with guests and sipping on a cocktail when I walked in
and she introduced herself and asked me to go to the front of the
store so we could communicate better without the sound of the DJ’s
music getting in the way. Right off the bat, Kyle was beyond endearing
and extremely personable. She makes her store’s guests feel very
welcome and you just feel like you’re having a casual chat with a
gorgeous, normal woman who just so happens to be on a TV show that we
love to watch!
During our chat, I learned that Kyle is just as funny and sassy as she
appears on the show. She was always laughing and joking, and made sure
to wave hi and bye to guests as they came in and out of her store. She
posed for photos with everyone who asked and greeted everyone
personally. Kyle was very spirited and she seems to be in a very happy
place in her life!
Kyle and I discussed her new store, all of the projects keeping her
busy these days, the upcoming season of RHOBH, as well as her
relationships with family and cast mates. Kyle was open to discussing
everything and she even dished on which other Housewives series has
suckered her in lately. We also addressed the full body lipo rumors,
and if a son is something she is getting ready to work towards with
AllAboutTRH: Congratulations on your new store! How is it having your own boutique in the heart of Beverly Hills?
Kyle Richards: I am having so much fun with it. I’m so proud of it. We really did get
it done in record time. Faye Reznick who appears on the Housewives,
she’s the designer of the store and nobody could believe it. We wanted
it to be very glamorous, yet comfortable because people, they come and
they hang out in here. You know, my friends come in and we hang out in
here that’s why we have the sitting area, and my kids hang out in here
and it’s been our summer hang-out. We just love it. My kids are not
impressed with the show, they’re not impressed with pretty much
anything I do, but they think this is the coolest thing I’ve ever
What can you tell us about the event you’re hosting tonight for
Fashions Night Out?
It’s always been that New York is the fashion capital of the United
States, and they’re always having all the fun, so we decided that LA
needed to join in on the fun. I think it’s fun to have everybody out
here. I love fashion, I always have, and especially having my own
store now, it’s great that all of LA is out celebrating and having
fun. We’ve got the music going and having a party, celebrating fun and
What was the hardest part of opening a store in one of the world’s
most famous shopping locations?
Beverly Hills is my home. I’m actually born and raised here – one of
the few natives, so I wasn’t intimidated. I know people think of
Beverly Hills as this big fancy town, but to me it’s a really small
community. I go into a little store and people know me since I’m a
little girl, and they’ve seen me in all my pregnancies and know my
children, so everybody was really excited and there was a lot of buzz
about my store opening so they welcomed me with open arms.
Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant Villa Blanca is down the street from you!
How has it been having her as a neighbor?
It’s so funny because I originally never intended to be here next to
Lisa, but it just ended up happening and she likes to tease me and say
‘Hey get off my patch!’ so now I’m always eating at Villa Blanca for
lunch or dinner and a lot of people are shopping at the store, then go
have lunch at the restaurant. A lot of Housewives fans come into the
restaurant and the store. It’s funny because they’re like ‘Oh, I got
to see two of you in one day!’
A lot of viewers felt that you helped gang up on her on the season 2
reunion. What do you have to say about that?
You know it’s so hard when you’re doing a show like this because
you’re not in control of what makes it to air, so they [the viewers] don’t always get to see what the back story is. They just see the
outcome and that puts you at a disadvantage. The viewers are like
‘Hey!’ and they only saw a reaction to something that happened
off-screen. So that’s hard and throughout the season we’ll be happy
and then the girls will say something and we’ll go ‘well, why did you
say that?’ and we’ll get mad at each other again. But compared to the
other franchises I think our cast really does get along for the most
part and care about each other, and have each other’s backs, but we do
have our moments. Lisa and I have had ours, but I adore her and I
think she’s beautiful and funny and I love being around her, but we’ve
had our moments and If you’re going to do a show like this you’ve got
to be honest and that’s what I was feeling at the moment.
Viewers have noted your great sense of style on the show. You have a
store now, but is your own line of accessories, clothing, or dresses
something that might be in the cards for you later down the road?
Eventually I do want to do something like that but right now with my
four kids, and the show, and my store, I have my hands full. But I do
want to do something like that and carry it at my store. I love
designing stuff so it would be fun, but I’m also acting too. I just
did CSI yesterday so we’ve been shooting a guest spot on CSI and it’s
been back to the Lifetime movies too. I sold a sitcom, I’m not allowed
to say what network, but I did sell a pilot to a network. I have a lot
of balls in the air right now so I need to put one or two down maybe.
Is scripted TV or film something that you’re trying to get back to on
a regular basis?
It’s something that I’ve always loved. I’ve been doing that since I
was a little girl, and I can tell you it’s a hell of a lot easier than
reality television, let me tell you. I can go and say what I’ve been
told to say from the script and leave my character at home at the end
of the day, where doing a reality show you’re putting your life out
there and you have, literally, millions of people watching and
weighing in on your relationships with your friends and your family.
It’s hard when they don’t know the whole story or even if they do know
the whole story, your whole life’s out there. It’s hard, so acting is
fun. Play a character, put on a costume, then you go home and be
I have to comment on your hair. How does it always look so amazing?
With hair it’s always “less is more”. With young girls these days,
they do way too much to their hair. They’re flat ironing it, they’re
curling it, they’re blowing it out too much, they’re coloring it. All
of that stuff dries out your hair so I try to do as little of it as
possible and that’s why my hair is so healthy, but I do take a hair
vitamin so that’s really important too.
RHOBH is coming back later this year! What can you share with us about
the upcoming season?
Let me tell you something, I think that as far as reality shows go, we
really do have a good reality show because everything has been so
real. We’ve had so many problems, too real at times, but I think
that’s what makes our show stand out and this season is no different
and it will not disappoint. It definitely will not.
How is your friendship with Brandi Glanville right now?
We’re actually…we’re good. Yeah. We are. Anything’s better than last
year! Things are much better now.
We saw you go through a rough patch with your sister Kim last season.
How are the two of you doing these days?
Kim and I are good. She is strong right now, she’s in a really good
place and that affects our relationship too. So we’re in a really good
place. We’re good. She’s actually not here tonight because she’s in
New York with my other sister.
Sadly, Adrienne and Paul are going through a divorce. How do you feel
about that, and have the other ladies been supportive of her through
this rough time?
I don’t know if she’s talked to the other girls, but I just feel sad.
I really care about both Paul and Adrienne and I love them as a
couple, so it’s sad for them, it’s sad for their children, and me
being selfish I’m like ‘wait, you’re our friends, don’t do that.’
Mauricio and I love to spend time with both of them so it’s sad. It’s
disappointing, but what can you do? They’re both very good people and
I think hopefully they will handle this in a mature, sensible manner
for their children’s sake. They’re both kind, decent people.
What do you have to say about the new faces we’ll see on the new season?
You’ll have to watch happens. Isn’t that what Bravo says? Watch what happens.
Do you watch any of the other Housewives series? Do you have a favorite?
I do. I love them! I do. I love Orange County. I love New Jersey. I
love watching Atlanta. I have to say I love all of them. To me, to be
a fly on the wall and watch these other people’s lives is interesting
to me and I was totally sucked into New Jersey with the whole thing
that just went down. I felt so bad for Teresa. I really felt sad
looking at that. I know she had her problems, and I’ve met all of them
and like all of them, so I have a different take on it especially
doing what I do. I’ll see something and think ‘Oh my god! Well, you
never know…’ But I just felt bad. My heart really did go out to her. I
kind of relate to her because she’s got her four daughters like me.
She seems to really love her husband and I wish them the best.
You recently tweeted a photo from Greece and your body looks fabulous!
Is there any truth to the full body lipo rumors?
Do you want me to tell you something? I’ve lost 11 pounds since season
one. There was a big story saying full body lipo, 20 pounds. It was
not. It was 11 pounds and I’m still not as thin as I was on season one
even. But that picture I laughed at because it was a decent picture,
I’m not going to lie, but if I would’ve turned one inch to the left or
right it would’ve been a whole other story! Us girls, we know our good
angles. That was just two weeks ago, and you can see I’m definitely
not a twig. I’ve always battled my weight. With some people it’s their
skin, or whatever their issue is. Mine’s always been my weight. I’ve
had four kids and I go up and down all the time. One week I’ll be
looking pretty decent and the next week it’s like ‘Who is this?
Ohhh…that’s Kyle’s distant cousin!’ When I see that, it’s like, was I
that big people thought I needed that? My weight fluctuates but what
was I supposed to do, my arms and my ankles? Reading that, I’m just
like ‘whatever’ and people print that I had full-body, head to toe,
like it’s a fact and I’m just like, whatever, I can’t even deal with
that. There’s some stories out there that are full lies, and some that
are partial truth. What can you do?
We know you have four daughters. Does your husband ever tell you he
would like a son?
He never wanted a boy. He never cared to have a boy and you’d think
being from Mexico, that he would be dying for a son. It was actually
me who wanted a son because I had never had brothers; my parents were
divorced since I was two, so I never had a man in the house. Every
time a boy was around I was very shy and curious in front of boys.
Thank god I’ve been married more than half my life now. I was always
curious about having a son, but those are not the cards that God dealt
me, so I really think that it’s probably for the best because if I had
a son God knows that poor child would be in heels or I don’t know
what. And that would be fine too, by the way! My husband’s totally
fine with that. I think he likes being the only man in the house. I
think he feels like a king with all these girls making a big fuzz over
Are there any more projects that your fans could look forward to in
the near future?
Let’s see, I am a wife and have four children – my number one job.
I’ve got the show. I’m doing my acting. I just sold a pilot, and I’ve
got my store – what else can I do? I’m a slacker, I’m telling you! I
am going to be doing another book, but I’d like to do a children’s
book. I lay in bed with my kids and we tell stories and it’s a
competition of who can tell the best one and I do good stories. So I
would like to do a fun kids book.
Kyle really wanted to let her fans know she loves to interact and
laugh with them all day on Twitter and that she appreciates the
support from all of them. I would like to thank Kyle for taking the
time to chat with me during her event and doing this interview for
AllAboutTRH. We wish Kyle a lot of success with her store Kyle by
Alene Too, and we can’t wait to see the new season of RHOBH on Bravo
when it premieres later this year! Thoughts on what Kyle had to say?!
By: Jose Hernandez
Kyle Richards With AllAboutTRH Contributor Jose Hernandez