Kyle and Kim Richards have been through quite a bit and had their ups-and-downs, but neither of them would have predicted the thing that would mend their relationship and bring them closer than ever would be ... high diving?
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills duo spoke with People on Wednesday about their current status, as well as their time together on Stars in Danger: The High Dive, which premieres tonight on Fox at 8pm EST. Apparently, facing your fears of belly-flopping can do quite a bit of good for familial struggles, because according to big sister Kim, she and Kyle are " probably the closest we've maybe ever been ... I really didn't see any light at the end of the tunnel."
Kyle agrees, saying that Kim helped her overcome her worries during diving practice. "The first day I had to get on the diving board, I was completely overcome by fear ... felt like I was going to faint. I couldn't feel my legs ... My sister felt very protective of me and kind of went into mama-bear mode ... We really had to support each other and I think that's the best thing that's come out of this for us. Kim and I are definitely in the best place we've been since we were little girls."
Make sure to check out Kyle & Kim tonight, and then on Monday's RHOBH -- which you can see a sneak preview of below:
Kyle, if you are so worried about your sister drinking again, maybe you and your so called friends should not drink around her. You ladies drink too much!!! Kim stay strong and stay away from those women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kyle, did you attend family week at Kim's rehab? Alcoholism affects all family and loved ones. I hope that you are getting help for yourself so you and Kim can heal.
Kyle, I can only hope that your newfound closeness with Kim is sincere and long-lasting. I've watched you both be mean towards each other. I've two older sisters and I get how complex sibling relationships are, but I would really suggest you go to Alanon, if you don't already. Kim's done a lot to make you wary but snipping about Las Vegas to your friends (and how you weren't invited) doesn't help move things forward positively. I think you both have a lot of work to do yet, and Kim getting sober is only part of the equation. I wish you and the others would have been more respectful of her sobriety in Ojai, instead of getting drunk.
Kim should continue distancing herself from Kyle until she is stronger. There is a lot of resentment between the two of them and there needs to be time and distance. Kim needs to surround herself with positive energy to assist her in her recovery and Kyle provokes negative emotions. Kyle appears to resent this and she seems to react by demeaning her sister with others. Sometimes I think that Kyle needs more therapy than Kim does.
I can't agree more, other than to say I KNOW Kyle needs more therapy than Kim. Kyle is downright toxic in many people's lives, but especially in Kim's life. Kyle is too controling, perhaps a trait of one of her parents'. All of that "control" is what factored into Kim's addiction in the first place. She got it from everywhere, especially when she was young and at the mercy of stage parents and movie studio's. I wouldn't be surprised if Kim kept attracting and gravitating towards other people who ultimatly were controling, such as the men she had relationships with, etc. This is part of what Kim needs to do; she needs to distance herself from these kind of people who turn into being toxic in her life. Kyle could change, if she cared. Kyle could learn, if she wanted to. But Kyle doesn't see to want to or really care to fix her side of the relationship, she wants to keep telling Kim what to do and critizing her. That is simply being hurtful in this situation and ultimately Kim will really distance herself from Kyle because in order to stay sober it will be necessary. All the while, Kyle will be blaming Kim for EVERYTHING and will refuse to look in the mirror and try to understand what she could do to help the relationship. Too bad.
I think Kim and Kyle are for real. Sisters fight, sisters make up, sisters gossip about each other because they are hurting. You can see Kyle's hurt feelings at her dinner party (which by the way love her house) and you can clearly see Kim's hurt feelings during her coaching session last night. I can't imagine what it's like going through everything that they have gone through. Give them a break.
Dear Kim and Kyle:
I like both of you and wish more happier, fun, laughable times ahead for both of you. It seems like you've found your "middle" balancing bar and that is very good.
I think they felt close that day. Something will come-up soon and they will be at it again. It may only take a small thing. I don't buy that they are as close as they are saying.......
I am so happy that these two sisters are in a better relationship. I love Kim Richards, I love that she has gotten herself together. The only problem I had with Kyle is that she seemed to overbearing, but at the same time cared for her sister. Also, of all the trips ever planned, I love the trip Kim planned, I wish the other women could have been more supportive to Kim and had not drank those few days. Thank God that David Foster's wife went along on the trip and did not drink.
I do buy this story, when it comes to family there is such a healing that can place. Kyle truly loves her sister, but like most families there is always someone that takes the mother role.
I don't buy this either... These two are losing fans daily... They need to team up together... They haven't blogged, they will use this diving stint for an excuse... They blame everyone but themselves... I for one can't stand the sight of these two... Mostly Kyle... But Kim is not a nice person either...
I give them both credit for jumping/diving off those boards. I sure could not do that! Was disappointed though that Kim (who by the way is looking fantastic and healthy these days) jumped instead of diving.
Kyle talks too much about Kim to her friends in a derrogatory manner. It is inappropriate for a sister to bad mouth her sister to anyone outside of family, regardless of what the other does.
If their mother were alive, I am sure she would be unhappy with Kyle's public behavior towards Kim. Kyle, please think before you speak beause you are not an angel in the sister of friendship perspective from what we see on TV.
Nevertheless, I hope this blog is real and that Kim and Kyle are in a better place.
All Kim wants is for Kyle to let her live her life the way Kim prefers, not how Kyle thinks she should. Kyle leave the woman alone and mind your business once in awhile... Im sure Kim knows what she wants. If you weren't so judgmental of her she wouldn't be pushing you away. Kyle is too damn controlling, thats the whole problem, PERIOD!
email@example.com AMEN!!! If Kyle truly wanted to help, she would possibly get a therapst of her own and look into how co-dependant she is behaving. Kim can take care of herself now that she is sober; as her "life coach" said. Now Kim is sober and Kyle has no idea who Kim is sober, so Kyle keeps treating her as if she is actively drinking; Kyle's problem, not Kim's. One meeting at Alonon would help Kyle understand that; reading a book such as "co-dependant no more" or many others approved by AA and Alanon would help. Hey, she has money and time, how about a two week stint at the Betty Ford Family Program? Nope, Kyle insists that 1. Kim has to do AS KYLE SAYS (which led to Kim's addiction to begin with; everyone wanting to control her since she was a little kid and 2. That ANY problems in their "relationship" (by definition involves at least 2 people) are due to Kim being wrong, Kyle can't possibly be wrong, misunderstanding, etc, it is ALL KIM. That is NEVER true. Kyle pretty much lives her life that way accept when it comes to her husband and WAHLA that relationship seems to flow pretty well. Gee, I wonder why?
Kyle and Kim, why don't you both go dive into the nearest dumpster you can find. You are both trash and of no entertainment value whatsoever!