The Beverly Hills Housewives watched Erika Jayne’s divorce drama play out day by day as they filmed season 11 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
As the season airs on Bravo, we are seeing the RHOBH cast react to all the gossip, rumors, and drama surrounding Erika and Tom Girardi’s divorce and legal drama in real-time.
Erika has been opening up little by little about her split from Tom and their legal woes, and so far, the RHOBH cast hasn’t pushed her too much for answers. Unlike past dramas on the franchise, the ladies are tip-toeing around Erika and treading lightly on poking her too much for answers.
This is something that many fans aren’t happy about. In fact, many RHOBH fans find it “hypocritical” that the Beverly Hills Housewives are treating Erika with kid-gloves.
All of this was addressed in a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. RHOBH stars Crystal Minkoff and Kathy Hilton were guests in the Bravo Clubhouse while their OG co-starKyle Richards sat in the audience.
Andy asked Kathy and Crystal whether or not they believe Erika’s explanation about her divorce before addressing fans’ issues with Lisa Rinna’s treatment of Erika.
Both ladies admitted that they believed Erika was truthful about her split from Tom.
Crystal explained, “When she told us about her divorce, I had only met her two weeks into that, so of course I believed [her] at face value.”
“And I had only met her when I had a birthday party for Kyle at my house – it was just like 16 girls, like 2 years ago. She was very polite and quiet and lovely, and I put her at our table cause I felt like I didn’t know her. So, I just don’t know. I believe she’s telling the truth,” Kathy noted.
The WWHL host then turned his attention to Kyle and asked her about Rinna going so easy on Erika, considering how hard she was on Lisa Vanderpump for Puppygate and Denise Richards amid allegations she slept with Brandi Glanville.
“Kyle, I have to bring you into this because you’re the one who’s been there the last few seasons. A lot of viewers are commenting that they find it hypocritical that Rinna for the last two seasons brought up Puppygate and Denise’s alleged tryst, but with Erika, she wants to give her space,” he said, before asking, “What’s your reaction to that?”
Kyle replied, “First of all, this was six months ago, even longer may be, so we were just getting information as it was unfolding, and we still don’t know everything. And to be fair, Rinna is a lot closer with Erika than she was with Denise.”
“But we didn’t know anything, and we still don’t really know what’s going on,” she added.
— WWHL (@BravoWWHL) June 24, 2021
However, it seems that Kyle’s response only further infuriated some fans.
One fan commented on Twitter saying, “Kyle saying Lisa Rinna was closer to Erika than she was to Denise made me scream. Lisa was best friends with Denise for YEARS. She only met Erika from the show, and they never even seemed particularly close. The DELUSION.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.