Kyle Richards is getting real about her estranged relationship with her sister Kathy Hilton.
During part three of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, we find out that Kyle hasn’t spoken to Kathy in six months.
A rift arose between the sisters when Kyle decided to develop a TV series, American Woman, based on the life of their late mother Kathleen Richards.
In a preview of tonight’s reunion, Kyle admits that things are “not great” with Kathy.
“That’s why I’m looking forward to her seeing American Woman because I think she’s going to look and say, ‘I read the situation wrong,’ ” Kyle tells reunion host Andy Cohen. “And then we’ll go from there.”
“Did you think about just sending her the script and saying, ‘Look, this is not what you think?’ ” Andy asks.
“I told her all the time,” Kyle explains. “I said, ‘I’m not sharing your stories or Kim‘s — these are my own stories.’ And not only that, it’s a fictionalized version of our life, and our mom being a single mom in the ’70s is the jumping-off point.”
However, Kyle also says that the TV show isn’t the only issue between her and Kathy.
“I think it started with my husband leaving their real estate company and opening [competitor] The Agency,” Kyle reveals.
Co-star Lisa Vanderpump, who recently socialized with Kathy, chimed in saying that if their mother was alive things would be very different.
“The cohesion would have pulled them back together,” LVP says. “Now the mother’s not part of the equation — and honestly, that’s what Kathy said to me last night.”
“I feel it’s unfair to talk about them, honestly,” Kyle says before breaking down in tears. “And even though my husband is incredibly supportive — he really is — it’s different than having someone you grew up with, like your mom and your sisters.”
Check out the preview of tonight’s reunion below!
Thoughts on the reunion preview? Are you surprised Kyle and Kathy are on the outs? What do you think caused the rift between Kyle and Kathy? Is it odd that LVP is hanging out with Kathy? Should LVP stay out of Kathy and Kyle’s issues? Sound off below!
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