Kyle Richards

Kyle discuss the difficult positions she's in with her sister and between Lisa and Taylor.

on Nov 14, 20110

This blog is a difficult one. So much has changed since we filmed this episode.

Let's start with Kim's boyfriend and me meeting him for the first time. Kim did bring Ken to Paris' premiere party, but for some reason we never actually met. It was crowded that night, and we were all off in different directions. Kim never introduced him to our sister Kathy either, so I didn't know of any boyfriend. I started hearing about Kim's "neighbor" Ken from my nieces. Kim had been spending time over there, but still hadn't shared anything with any of us. Watching the show as an outsider, I think it must look strange to you that I am crying over Kim moving in with a boyfriend that she seems to be happy with. I wish it were that simple. I have many reasons for not thinking Ken is the right person for Kim. It looks as if I am crying because I want her to live closer to our family. Why do you think that is?

Unfortunately people simply cannot understand our relationship from watching a TV show. This relationship is decades in the making. Plus, there are many contributing factors that you will never see because I am not comfortable sharing them with the world. I am sorry about that. You may feel frustrated at times, angry, or curious why I have said or done certain things. For now, I have to wait until my sister is ready to speak up and explain things herself.

213 comments
Viewersophieinsc
Viewersophieinsc

Ha Ha you looked so upset when Taylor and Lisa made nice. You use to be one of my favorites but I do not like you anymore. You support Taylor who is taking diet pills, not eating, drinking too much and acting crazy as hell. Taylor is too much of a bully to be a fragile victim. She is nothing like women who are really abused. Yet you act like you believe all her lies and put up with all of her bizarre behavior. If that was Kim doing exactly the same as Taylor, you would be acting like Kim should be committed. Why is it okay for Taylor to take "diet" pills, not eat and drink way too much? HOW MUCH FUN DO YOU THINK TAYLOR IS TO LIVE WITH???? Poor Russell. I bet that man went through HELL living with Taylor. TAYLOR IS THE BULLY!!! THE LOUD MOUTH BULLY. She can dish it out but she can not take it. She is so FAKE. KYLE and TAYLOR are mean girls. Now go cover up some more of your lies.

janbird
janbird

Oh Kyle, I am so worried for your sister and that creepy boyfriend.

Wendy Meade
Wendy Meade

I applaud Taylor for finally calling Lisa out. She is a bully! She has nor been a friend at all. Also, Camille was WRONG to discuss something so serious and personal ON CAMERA. I mean, Taylor discussing these things with people that are supposed to be her friends, that is what friends are supposed to be for. Support. Not to yell at and call them out on something that is happening to that friend on camera. I am not so surprised why Russell was so afraid of how he would be portrayed now. It should have remained private between you guys. Not for public consumption! Camille was kissing Lisa's ass and even claims she was dragged into the argument. NOT TRUE! It was Taylor calling Lisa out. And why did you seem irritated when Lisa and Taylor attempted to make some peace? Even if it does not last, it was a positive ending. Perhaps Lisa FINALLY understood how deeply she was hurting Taylor. I mean you guy really are a bunch of bullies at times. Very grade-school. Case in point, your treatment of Brandi was ABHORRED (as with your sister). And talking about her children, big NO NO! Finally, I pray that Kim is getting some help. It is very clear that she needs it. So I will keep you family in mt prayers on that.

Judy51
Judy51

Why does there need to be so much drama and while I understand what Brandi said to Kim was not nice really get over it. You and Kim are so caddy when you are together and you all dwell on everything too much. Kim is socially awkward and creates drama and you fall right in the trap. As for Taylor, she is having a rough time and confused - be a bit more patient with her. Don't you ladies have anything better to do than have bitch sessions! YIKES.....

JMSweet
JMSweet

Kyle, I just have never understood your friendship with Taylor. She caused trouble between you and Camille (continuing the gossip with Camille in order to start the New York fight up again), you and Kim (at Taylor's Birthday Party, she started a fight with Kim and made it look like Kim was in the wrong), and now you and Lisa (trying her best to break up your friendship with Lisa by constantly talking behind Lisa's back to you). Wake up Kyle, Taylor wants you all to herself and she is coming between you and pretty much everyone else on the show.

puffnstuff
puffnstuff

You looked annoyed when Taylor and Lisa made up.

JoyFromChico
JoyFromChico

You are so right that it was unfair for Taylor to target Camille for speaking out loud of what Taylor has been saying to all of you for some time...so why didn't you defend Camille, even just a little bit, when Taylor began insulting her to you? Instead, you laughed at what she said. You are quick to get in someone's face if you feel you're being treated unfairly, but oh so slow to defend others (even those who have defended & supported you).

bird0961
bird0961

JasonB you hit the nail on the head

bird0961
bird0961

Kim - you need to work on being a "true" friend. I think you love the gossip and i think you love being in the middle. What i find so troubling is you aren't loyal to anyone because you want to be popular one.

ladyeme
ladyeme

I think that when there's a friend who's going through such a tough and serious situation as what Taylor was living a lot of tensions are going to build inside a group of friends. Lisa was antagonized a priori and that left all of you guys in an awkward position. Having said that I think it's interesting that now you find yourself being asked to "back up" friend's diverging stories and decided not to take a part of it...similar to what Kim did last season. I know there are other issues going on between Kim and you, and sister's relationships are always complicated, but maybe this experience could help you understand how it may have been uncomfortable for Kim.

ErinRealWife
ErinRealWife

Kyle,

I think that you are so beautiful and you would for sure win a popularity contest on the show. But you have to know that watching two sisters talk behind each others back just makes me sad. Blood is thicker than water. Keep it in the family!!!

LisaBfromWA
LisaBfromWA

Kyle, I have enjoyed you ladies. I feel for each of you during your living and learning pains. There are times I want to remind you that we are all gems and we all have flaws. The hardest thing for me to hear was when you were in your kitchen talking with your friend (the decorator one) and you did not know if what was true and because Taylor would be torn apart in private but put on the happy face in public and with her husband. When you made the statement that you would never stay if that was happening to me (not sure if that is word for word but I think you know what I mean). I do not judge you for that statement (my sister said that to me in my time of need). I will say that I have learned to not judge a situation unless I have walked in their shoes. I can say what I needed was to know that no matter what through what looks like good times or bad...I would have their friendship and unconditional understanding no matter what. We all want to be heard and not judged, cause we are working through things that are hard to understand at the time. (you again just said it at the lunch, "I wouldn't be there" ...ugh...) I have enjoyed your story and your beautiful family. I wish all of you ladies the best and I truely hope this has been a positive experience. Not sure I would want to be in that petre dish...

Jason B
Jason B

I liked you so much last year, but now, seeing how you feed into that lunatic Taylor's insecurities and fail to stand up for the only person who's been completely loyal to you on this show (Lisa), I just think so little of your character.

TexasBigMomma
TexasBigMomma

I loved the glasses you had on when Maricio came into your kitchen and when you were holding Portia. Please share the designer of the frames....thanks so much! You're our FAV!

NYJenn
NYJenn

Sometimes I feel that you chicken out every time there is a situation. However, you are so quick to talk behind people's back. Your still my favorite! I'm glad things are getting better your sister! Your family is beautiful!!!!

HWinFL
HWinFL

You know what is really sad? Your sister KIM had Taylor figured out on S1 of RHOBH....rewatch S1 of reunion. Everyone needs to listen to what Kim said about Taylor way back then. Spot on!

Sop
Sop

Hey, I don't know if you read these comments or not, but here goes. I know we just get snapshots of moments in time, but it was clear to most of us last year that Taylor was manipulating you. I hope you can see that now.

Lisa has been your friend throughout this, and for some reason you have let Taylor pull you away from her. Bow she has gotten between you and Camille, you and Taylor, and even you and your sister.

Can you see that now?

Teximexi
Teximexi

I have to agree with those who suggested you were manipulated last season and this season by Taylor. Taylor drove a wedge between your sister and you at that NY trip in season one. Earlier that evening she stirred up trouble with Camille and you. Now this season -- Lisa is in her "target" and you are being played. I think you need to realize who has been a true friend and tell Taylor to stop the gossip and backstabbing games. You need to stand up to her behavior.

Virginia from Cali
Virginia from Cali

Did you offer to let Taylor and Kennedy stay with you like Lisa and Camille did?

Taylor had several ways to get out of her ALLEGED abusive relationship with Russell: Lisa, Camille, and supposedly, her own charity with victims of domestic violence. Why do you think Taylor never took advantage of her options to leave?

Lisa did not say that she is not Taylor's friend. She said she is not her best friend and was willing to help her and Kennedy because of her ALLEGED situation. That gesture by Lisa (and Camille) shows that she has been a better friend to Taylor than Taylor or you will ever know. And, that IS on tape.

You claim you never said to Camille, "Why would anyone want to film you without Kelsey." That is NOT on tape. My guess at this point, after watching and hearing YOUR snarky comments about others, is that you likely strongly insinuated that Camille was not worth filming without Kelsey. Kim merely said something to the effect of, "I never heard my sister say that to Camille." Interesting.

Your ego is just as big as Lisa's.

You prey on your sister when she's the most vulnerable (weak?) and you allowed Taylor to do the same last season.

Kim did not want to see you cry because of her and her decisions. She is a better sister and friend than you will ever be.

Lisa deserves a better friend.

Dw davi
Dw davi

Please do a bit where you show us how you do your makeup. I have your coloring and would love to see it and learn. Adorable family, and great to see your family and that you are hands on mom and wife. Let us know how Farrah is doing after graduating.

Jenna

Tulie
Tulie

Kyle, we, the viewers, can tell that your relationship with your sister is multi-layered. And that there is some secrets between you (like most sisters and brothers). I don't know how you two can find a happy place to meet in the middle...but we see that Ken is not right for her too. Hopefully, Kim will see the light soon. But I know some of this is coming from her wanting freedom...from you, her life, her past, her regrets and it's a path she's gotta take. I'm not sure why I'm bothering to respond, posts don't show up on here most of the time, and I'm quite yanked with your behavior as a whole this year. Snap out of it, Kyle. It's all going to your head. And it ain't pretty. Love you sister, catch her if she falls.

AladdinSane
AladdinSane

Things you wont say on a TV show? You called her an Alkie in the S1 season finale! You are a real piece of work

Lilianna
Lilianna

Kyle....... I love you on the show & you're one of my favs'....... HOWEVER, you need to keep out of your sisters business, whether business or personal, and let her lead her own life..... Stop trying to lead it for her and having to approve of a man she chooses to be with, it's HER LIFE.... If you didn't understand 'why' she didn't tell you about this guy & she's been dating him for a year...Why would she 'want to' for the two of you are just recovering from last years tragedy & I can imagine that she didn't want to share anything with you knowing that you would state your negative opinion whereas she just wants to enjoy the happiness she feels for however long it lasts.....

Lisa is a good friend to you & never talks behind her back but you do hers......

Again, love you on the show but try to bring back a little more class that you once had.........

Secretariat
Secretariat

Kyle, I want to give you an analogy to your situation with Taylor. Since you and I are about the same age I'm pretty sure you'll remember the Brady Bunch episode where Marsha befriends a girl at school who is very insecure and seemingly unattractive and awkward. The girl idolizes everything about Marsha and wants to be just like her. Marsha wants to build up her confidence and spends a ton of time doing that by getting her involved in social clubs and activities in school to styling her in cute clothing, changing her hair style, applying makeup, switching out her glasses for contacts, making her part of her group in school and introducing her to cute boys. The girl is so happy and confident with herself. Then she starts doing things behind Marsha's back, manipulating Marsha's friends and I think even hits on Marsha's boyfriend. The girl gets cocky and when she's on her own two feet decides she doesn't need Marsha anymore and feels superior to her.

It's kind of a silly analogy but it does remind me a lot of you and Taylor to a degree. I wouldn't trust Taylor. I'm sorry for the tragedy she's suffered, but my gut told me last year that she's is a liar and a manipulator which was confirmed by the end of last season. You are going to get burned. And I hate to see that happen, Kyle.

Brother31
Brother31

Kyle,

What happened to you this season? I absolutely adored you last season and I am SO disappointed! I can't help but wonder if you even know what "loyalty" means.

You never defended Lisa and Lisa ALWAYS defended you. You had many opportunities to mitigate the issues between Lisa and Taylor but instead chose to keep your mouth shut and/or add fuel to the fire; "Maybe Lisa just preys on the weak..." Taylor went for Lisa's jugular in a delusional rant, sticking the knife deeper and deeper as Lisa continued to apologize for things she didn't have to apologize for. What did you do when Taylor was bullying your loyal friend? Answer: nothing. YOU stood back and let a mentally-unstable person attack a friend that you've known for much longer.

In regard to Taylor, you were quick to say that Taylor may have been exaggerating her abuse claims and it was Lisa, NOT you, who defended Taylor. I am in total agreement with Lisa. Why would anyone lie about abuse? YOU should have defended Taylor but once again, you showed no loyalty. I'm starting to see a trend here.

I have two best friends who don't like each other but I defend them both when they talk about each other and am quick to clarify misunderstandings. Why? Because that's what good friends do.

I'm so disappointed in you and I hope you'll be able to provide some explanation for your behavior this season. I'm hoping that it was just bad editing and you're not the disloyal person that you appear to be on the show.

kittylover
kittylover

Where is Taylor's blog? Has she left the explaining up to you now? You have got to know that that woman isn't stable. I don't think she was last season, and I don't think she is now. And not to sound cruel, but she wasn't before her husband died. She cannot use that as an excuse. I hope she gets the professional help she needs. But I hope it is not before she brings down a few "friends" with her. You should distant yourself from her, and concentrate on your own family, and the true friends you have now. Lisa has NEVER put you down in front of the cameras. She has sincerely showed the viewing public how much she loves and adores you and your family. I hope you see and understand this before its too late. Good luck.

NY girl
NY girl

Maybe you should get a life instead of being in everyone else's business and adding to the drama! Your not helping. You and your sister owe Brandi the apology for acting like mean girls when someone is in a vulnerable position of being the new person!

HousewifeFan54
HousewifeFan54

Kyle, Last year I was all for you. I just saw a repeat of the Tea Party and you said, "No one was there for me with my battles!" That's not true. Lisa had your back all last season. I can understand that Taylor's situation threw a wrench into everything, but you should have kept your opinions of Lisa to yourself. She has been a loyal friend to you.

Mom of Twin Girls in NJ
Mom of Twin Girls in NJ

This season has definitely turned into mass hysteria - between Brandi's outlandish comments about your sister - Dana's obsession with putting a price tag on everything she does, buys, or owns, and the group dynamics have definitely shifted from last year. Stay strong and stay true to your core....if you do that, no one can fault you for doing to right thing. On a lighter note - i have been searching high and low for the CHANEL EARRINGS you wore when you went to your sisters house as well as to Taylor's luncheon. I can not find them ANYWHERE!!! Did you get them in a CHANEL store or a boutique in BH that is an authorized CHANEL dealer...please help as i am on a mission and if i spend any more time on the computer trying to locate them my husband just may divorce me!

Much love!

ElaineNCarolina
ElaineNCarolina

Kyle is a fun and beautiful woman. Lose the mean girl act and don't be a gossip and your golden.

luvthewives1234
luvthewives1234

Kyle you and your sister Kim are the cutest! It reminds me so much of my sisters and I. It was so cute when you and Kim snuck off to jump on the trampoline together.Unfortunately not everyone understands the bond and become envious and will try to tear you apart.Stay open with each other although sometimes we think cause its family that we are safe to critique but we must remember that with closeness comes more hurt feelings and its important to love one another and know when to take a few steps back.I see this season you admit to your parenting your sister I did the same thing a couple years back and my sister moved away and we didnt speak for a year.We are better now but I had to learn the hard way.

wuzhappn
wuzhappn

Kyle, I like you this season. Seems like you are in a no-win situation at times, damned if you do and damned if you don't, but least you speak your truth. I think that's why you get fan backlash, because you're blunt and honest about what you are feeling and thinking in the moment. Keep smiling, you're awesome.

MsDebee
MsDebee

It looks like you finally let Taylor come between you and Lisa. Sad.

BH addict
BH addict

Now, I hope you can forgive Kim for the altercation between you and Camille. Now you see what it feels like to be thrown in the middle of a bruhaha and be expected to say something comprehensible an useful. Not so easy, is it? I also hope you see that Taylor is not in a good place mentally and that her perceptions of other people are not reliable. You shouldn't be forming impressions about anyone based on her perception. I think she needs a friend to support her while she gets herself together, but you have to take what she says with a grain of salt. The next thing you know, she will be trying to come between you and Mauricio.

Mria
Mria

Where did you get your prescription eyeglasses? and who makes them? Not the sunglasses.

RosalindaP
RosalindaP

Hi Kyle; I'm just an old lady who watches The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I won't insult either of our intelligence by saying that I like or dislike you. I don't know you personally, all I know is what I see on television. From what I've seen of your sister on TV, she doesn't seem to belong on that series. No matter how much she jokes, she seems uncomfortable and her discomfort comes across loud and clear to me. I wish the best to both of you. BTW, your little one is adorable. She reminds me of my daughter when she was a baby.

Florida_Gal
Florida_Gal

Kyle

Yes, it's true, family relationships have a lot of history and it's too much to tell to others and you shouldn't have to. Then again, nearly everyone is related to an addict or someone who makes bad choices in mates and we all live with it and deal with it. You're on a reality TV show so, guess what? We can judge you.

Here's my judgment. Go to your mother-in-law and get some counseling with Dr. Estelle.

Emotionally, you love your sister. But your action and words are filled with criticism. Your constant message is that Kim is incompetent.

You think that you are honest and that's okay. But here's the thing. Truth is like a two-edged sword. One side is like the surgeon that uses the knife to heal. The other side is like the knife wielded by the murderer who seeks to injure and damage. A lot of your words are hurtful. Mostly because you are very emotional and tend to react more than act.

You're saving grace has been that you later own up to your behavior and that you are willing to forgive and forget. However, that pattern gets old.

You love and miss your mom very much. It's good that you were so close to her but she seems to have taught you some really nasty behavior. You may need to reflect on that with Dr. Estelle or whomever you choose to help you.

tesssra
tesssra

In response to RealMom49. You said in your blog how upset your were with Kyle because she didnt back Lisa up and then you said to Kyle "you dont really know Lisa" do you really know Lisa? r u her best friend? If not how can you preach to Kyle about knowing Lisa. If we are all viewers here then we dont know squat about any of them geezzzz.

Wct5136
Wct5136

Omg, I thought that I was the only one who thinks that Kyle is so disloyal to Lisa. Last season, Lisa was the only true friend,, had your back, and was so lovely in her comments about Kyle. I don't understand how she can turn on lisa and support Taylor. I love Lisa because she is so confident, hardworking, a great witty, sarcastic sense of humor! Also, she is a great loyal friend! I like her the most because she is the most real of the housewives. Not to be mean, but Taylor seems to jealous, unstable, weak, and is jealous of anyone who tells her like it really is! She embellished the truth and wants everyone to feel sorry for her! Kyle really wake up and see who is your true friend! You are so blessed with a wonderful family! Open yours eyes!

Coco Nelson
Coco Nelson

I have to say that being in the position myself with my own sister I see myself in your relationship with Kim. It's very very difficult to wish and want your sister to be happy when they seem tone their own worst enemy in the plight for happiness. The Lisa argument at Pauls office I did feel was a misunderstanding unless there was more to it she said that they weren't "close" not that they weren't friends. The lunch got sad and it was actually hard to watch as it seems that Lisas words get misunderstood. I was not close to someone whonwas in a dangerous relationship and because her husband didn't know us we offered her a rental home saying much the same thing Lisa said at the party we're not the best of friends but u am offering you an olive branch. Maybe if the offers were taken as serious Taylor would've seen a different side of Lisa. Could be wrong only basing this on what we seenon the television. But Taylor finding stregth seemed awfully mean spirited opposed to hurt feelings.

km34
km34

Kyle, what happened to you or is this the real you coming out? It sucks to be in the middle at times, but with you knowing that the both of them wanted to confront each other, why didn't you try to keep the confrontation as civilized as possible? You sat there while Taylor attacked Lisa. She went from confronting her to insulting her character and what makes things worse is that all along you had a huge role in all the gossip. You and Lisa together were my favorites last season. Now only Lisa is because she is clearly the one with pure integrity and loyalty.

emilialazorra
emilialazorra

I would just like to point out that, for all of Taylor complaining that Lisa was talking about her behind her back, she herself seemed to be doing a heck of a lot of talking about Lisa behind HER back. She also seems more than ready to jump to conclusions about Lisa feeding stories to the tabloids because Lisa knows people in the media. She has NO proof. At the tea party, Lisa seemed genuinely concerned and backed off very quickly when Taylor just went after her in such a terrible and obnoxious way. While I feel for Taylor's situation, she was incredibly out of bounds in this episode. It makes it very hard to be sympathetic. And honestly, Kyle - if you want to stay out of the middle, be a grown up and tell you friends to keep you out of it. Don't play both sides. The hurt on Lisa's face was heart-breaking.

Melissa M
Melissa M

You seem so harsh to Kim. Don't be a snob or control freak with her boyfriend.

Kthome
Kthome

I really like you, Kyle, but this season, I'm starting to question your choices. If I had to choose between Lisa and Taylor, you best believe I'd be getting Giggy with it. :) I'm sorry, but Taylor is hideously self-delusional. She's a poser, and a classless drama-starter. Your comment that no one's helped you fight your battles is sorta insane. I seem to remember Lisa ALWAYS standing up for you, even in season 1 when it came to your own sister not backing you up. I'm sorry, but you're wrong. Your loyalties are skewed. Riding the fence and saying something bad about everyone behind their backs is not cute. Perhaps you're drawn to Taylor because she needs a mother figure? Whatever it is, baby doll, I hope you get it together because I just don't like disingenuousness.

.:Hillary from FLorida:.
.:Hillary from FLorida:.

Hey Kyle! I cannot rave on you enough! I think you are one of the most beautiful and strong women I have ever seen, I love following your life on television. I love how your line in the RHofBH Intro states: I may not be the richest girl in BH, but I am definately the luckiest!".. love it! You go girl, you have a beautiful family and it's apparant how much you value it! I can't imagine being in your siituation both over the telephone with Lisa at the luncheon and being caught in the middle between tow close friends. But one thing is for certain: in every difficult situation you always handle yourself with such poise and grace it's ridiculous, lots of women could take a few notes!! I had mixed emotions about the party with Brandy, but I have no doubt I wouldve reacted the same way had my sibling been attacked. Stay how you are, which is amazing! Can't wait to see you next week! xxo

IRelate
IRelate

Kyle, I can relate to you. I know you care about your friends but perhaps you feel insecure so you like to gossip. I do this myself. You are not the only one and everyone has their skeletons. Keep your chin up.

WG
WG

Kyle, I appreciate that there's a lot we don't see to your relationship with Kim, and a lot only you understand. Given that, was it really the smartest decision for you both (or at least Kim) to go on a reality show? On some level I've got to think that you both enjoy the drama or at least enjoy the attention. All this speculation about your sister and drug use, or comments about alcoholism, etc. - is it worth it?

As for Lisa's ego, I think pretty much anyone on a reality show has an above-average ego. Enough said.

charlotte515
charlotte515

kyle, first you are my favorite housewife! second, i am going through the same thing with my sister, she always tells me to stop being her mom. haha! I also feel that her boyfriend isn't the best person for her and I feel like she is settling. The way you are feeling about your sister and the way I am feeling about my sister are so similar. You are very blessed and I am looking forward to watching this season!

Eric Lean
Eric Lean

Kyle, you're true colors are showing, and it's not a pretty picture!

Kelly21
Kelly21

Wow...just got done watching the last episode and it's funny how you said your not taking sides ...you already did...you can see in your face..you knew what Taylor was going to do At Lisa's tea party and all season long I've been telling people you can tell you and Taylor are talking serious cray about Lisa...are you only friends with her to get a real estate deal...you were that way with Camille...all you cared about was making sure she was ok with your husband...so he could still be their agent.FYI ...your best friend (Taylor) is crazy.