Kyle Richards is used to dealing with sisterly drama on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but that doesn’t make her season 12 drama with sister Kathy Hilton any easier to handle.
As we’ve previously reported Kathy and Kyle’s relationship hits a few snags during season 12. Kathy is accused of bad-talking Kyle behind her back.
“It’s so complicated and complex. All I can say is, we’re family and we’re going to have these moments,” Kyle told Page Six on Monday.
She added, “I feel like my sisters and I, we have arguments, we make up, we’re blood. I don’t know if everyone is like that. The fact that we’re on television complicates things.”
Kathy joined RHOBH during season 11 as a friend of the Housewives. While some fans have insinuated that Kyle’s issues with Kathy stem from her joining the show.
However, Kyle says that couldn’t be further from the truth even though she admits she and Kathy appearing on RHOBH together has put a strain on their relationship.
“A lot of people think, ‘Wait, are you upset that they put Kathy on the show?’” Kyle said.“It was my idea.”
“I went to [Bravo] and said, ‘I think my sister would be great on the show. She’s so funny and we’re in such a good place,’” she added. “And then I went to Kathy and said, ‘What do you think about being on the show?’ and she said, ‘I don’t know.’ So it was actually me that pushed for it.”
On the May 11 episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Kyle revealed that she and Kathy had stopped talking “rough patch” but that they have reconciled following the recent suicide of their mutual childhood friend.
Despite their rocky past, Kyle admits she was “naive” and “really thought [she and Kathy] would never fight again.”
“I really thought we would never get in an argument again,” Kyle explained. “We didn’t talk for so long, [and] it was so painful for us and our children, and I was like we would never put ourselves in that position again.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.