This season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been a whirlwind for Kyle Richards, but in the end she remained true to herself and for that she should have no regrets. She has touched on every emotion imaginable in season 6, and it was great to see her and Kim finish strong together. Kyle found herself back on great terms with Lisa Vanderpump, only to be feuding with the other Lisa in her life, Lisa Rinna. Kyle’s original doubts regarding Yolanda’s Lyme disease were put to bed in New York City at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala. Kyle seemed to redeem herself amongst fans as they watched her get emotional, and feel real remorse for questioning anything Yolanda was going through.
While many were confused by Kyle’s loyalty to LVP despite all that she knows happened regarding the Munchausen conversation, Kyle cleared things up in this week’s Bravo Blog. Kyle explains that she was going through a very rough time with her sisters, and she could not handle fighting with one more important person in her life. I see Lisa as an older sister to Kyle, and it’s understandable why she’d be reluctant to fight with her, but this situation was very confusing. Of course, Kyle defended her statement from the finale that Lisa Rinna is 100% the one who initiated the Munchausen conversation. It wasn’t all love for LVP this week however, surprisingly Kyle did speak up and defends Eileen Davidson, she makes it clear she does NOT agree with the Eileen bashing in Lisa’s blog last week and she claims she let her friend know it!
Well, here we are. Back in Los Angeles after our whirlwind Dubai trip.
Much of what I wrote last week really pertains to this week as well. I know it is confusing to some since this happened off camera. That always makes it a difficult story to tell.
What happened that day at LVP‘s when Rinna said the word Munchausen was very clear to me, which is why I confronted LVP right after. We had the discussion in her bathroom. That is when I said, “I know what you’re up to, and I will take you down in flames with me” half laughing, because I just didn’t want to make a big deal out of it.
I called Rinna right after to talk to her about their conversation. Long story short, I knew what was said but shrugged it off. I had a lot of stress going on with my sisters at the time, and I just couldn’t take more tension with someone I care about.
Anyone that knows me knows that I get over things quickly and usually forget about it as well. Sometimes a good thing, sometimes not so much.
When we were in Dubai at the Arabian Nights dinner and Rinna pulled LVP aside to talk to her about that day, I was happily clueless. When LVP and I got back to our room, LVP and I discussed what Rinna had said. We both knew it would come up again. I reminded her about our conversation in her bathroom that day which we discussed at length.
In my opinion, it was a given that I knew and didn’t care.
As I said in my last blog, I care about Lisa and value our friendship. I felt bad for her sitting there at the table in Dubai. I know she can’t handle confrontation, and I felt protective of her even though I was at the heart of this entire issue Eileen and Rinna were discussing re: LVP. I was over it and feel that Lisa cares about me and it wasn’t that big of a deal. I honestly felt that this was more about their own issues with LVP, and they were just using this as an example.
Up until this topic came up, LVP and I had been laughing nonstop and having a great time. Having our lives documented can be tricky. You have to fight to keep your friendships in this environment, and we are challenged constantly–even more than your average friends would be whose lives are NOT being documented. We all have issues with friends and talk to our other friends about it. But without cameras, those moments are for venting and then forgotten about–not having to be replayed for millions to see. The fact that Lisa and I have navigated through that for six years and came out on the other side is something that I am proud of and our friendship means a lot to me.
I see that Rinna and Eileen both have their points but didn’t agree with how they went about it. I also don’t agree with LVP’s blog last week. Clearly she is striking back, but it was mean spirited and is only making things worse between them. Clearly, that is already a touchy subject with Eileen and is what sparked all of this to begin with. And now Lisa’s blog pretty much validated Eileen’s feelings.
Back in Los Angeles I prepared to head to our home in La Quinta for the party I was having.
Having a party where so many people are at odds is always risky. It felt like there were so many conversations at my party without any resolution. Watching Rinna and Kim‘s conversation, I can see where Kim felt Rinna was patronizing her. I don’t see Kim and Rinna ever being friends, and I think it’s best honestly.
When LVP asked me to clarify with Yolanda that she wasn’t the one who started the Munchausen conversation, it was easy to do. Rinna brought it up. End of story. And if she went out of her way to bring it up, she needs to quit passing the buck. Then Yolanda told the girls that LVP said she had no part in that conversation. She said she didn’t START it. Which she didn’t. We all BECAME a part of it after that, which felt wrong but once it was out there people were talking. That’s why we need to choose our words wisely.
I care about all of these women, even though we don’t always see eye to eye. We all make mistakes and we learn and grow from them.
At least that’s how it should be.
Thanks for watching this season!