I was really looking forward to this week's episode. I had spent months training for this 69-mile bike ride in Napa. Mauricio was so busy with work he wasn't able to train that much. I knew he would be fine though, as he is an exceptional athlete. As much as I was looking forward to this adventure I was very nervous. We had the choice of doing 30 miles or 69. My husband felt we could handle the 69 and convinced me. I cannot tell you how many times I said to him, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!"
When my trainer Mari suggested the dreaded waxing, I did everything I could to get out of it, to no avail. I asked my daughter Alexia to be there with me because I knew we could at least laugh about it together. Alexia is always happy and smiling, and I thought she would be the perfect distraction. We did have a good laugh, but I don't know if I will ever live this one down.
Growing up, cancer was one of those things that I heard other people talk about. The word scared me, but I always thought, "Thank goodness I don't have to worry about that." Then in 1998 I lost my father to cancer. Four years later, I lost my mother to breast cancer. And that would prove to be only the beginning. Since losing my parents, I have lost an uncle and three half-siblings (my father had three children from a previous marriage, all whom lost their lives to cancer). Now, when I go to the doctor for my check-ups and fill out the paperwork, I feel like damaged goods. Being a mother makes me even more concerned. I not only want to make sure I keep my children healthy, but I need to be healthy to be here for them.
This is why I am so passionate in my fight against cancer. I hear too many stories of lives lost too soon, of families hearts' broken. Taking on a challenge like the ride in Napa helps me feel like I'm a part of this war against cancer. Raising money for research and for those suffering with cancer who can't afford treatment is very important to me. We were so proud we were the second highest fundraisers for the event, thanks to so many thoughtful donations.
Yes, please give details on that white top and the other beautiful white top you wore on your NY trip!
THANK YOU for raising money for cancer treatment! I lost my father 10 years ago to cancer, and you've inspired me to do more for the cause.
KYLE, YOUR TO MUCH OF A GOOD PERSON TO BE AROUND, PEOPLE WHO NEED TO FIGHT OVER BULL, JUST TO MAKE THEMSELVES, LOOK BAD. YOU SHOULDN'T LET WITCHES, BRING YOU DOWN TO THIER SORRY LEVEL.
Kyle, you have got to know it is not YOU. You didn't say what she claims you said. She's so full of herself. In a NUTshell: she's is a psycho. The whole time she was being cheated on (which is beyond funny)....and everyone now knows why. Who the hell could blame Kelsey? I think the timing of his announcement is interesting. He waited until well into the series when the viewers figured out Cam was INSANE then he dropped the bomb publically about his new woman. He is smart to know no one would sympathize with Cam. And what does she think everyone is jealous about? Kickin' bod, but dog face and the personality of a rock. You are awesome and it's too bad she has you second-guessing yourself.
Hi Kyle, I have been a fan of you and Kim since I was a child and I think you r fab! You should never have went to any of Camille's events after New York. This woman is a nutcase!!!! I live in the projects and that was the most ghetto party I've seen in a long time. You were too classy to be there. It was clearly a set-up .WTF was the red head broad smoking in that cigarette? She is a phony and she needs to get her head right. Don't even bother honey cause you aint gonna get nowhere with her and don't feel sorry for Camille, Kelsy saw through all that maybelline and bounced out now you do the same , she is not worthy!!! lol! love you. Peace
Kyle, I think you are the honest Housewife out there, "true blue" I think Camielle is off of her rocker, and jealous of you!
I was wondering if you would tell me where you purchaed the cross ring/sunglass you wore in NYC and the white blouse you had on when you were at lunch with Taylor?
I love them. Happy Holidays!
I relate to you very strongly. I find you very down to earth and honest. You are NOT mean. I would have lost it on Camille too. She just repeats herself - like a little child - "yes, you did you said it. Yes you did you said it"
Kyle, I think you are the most honest Housewive on the show, true blue!! I do think Camielle is off of her rocker!
I love the cross ring/sunglasses you wore while you were in NYC, and I love the white blouse you were to your lucheon with Taylor.
Can you please tell me where you purchased these itemsn and the designer?
I have 3 sisters, No matter how much they drive me crazy (and boy do they) I would never publicly criticize them as you do yours.. Especially seeing that she has low self esteem...
Just because she makes you frustrated, doesn't mean you should hurt her with all your little zings and comments..
You definitely have it going on in all the right ways. No one is perfect but you are well rounded and for that others will try to drag you into their negativity no matter how much they have. You must have self worth as a foundation to have anything more. Love you girls as a group all of you bring something different to the table. There always has to be one bad apple in the bunch I hope it doesn't spoil what the rest of you have going on.
Kyle::: Love, love, love your style. You should design a clothing line, accessories......Great style. I'd say that Lisa and you are my favorites. Lisa cracks me up so much, she's just such a brilliant woman, quick wit and CEDRIC! Please don't move! We love to see you interact with the wives. BTW, in my community we have gathered a group of "wives" and we watch the show, it's time for us, no kids, guilty pleasure, we get points from you girls in wardrobe choices, make up, shoes, you name it. WE ARE TEAM KYLE, all the way. WE love you!!!
Clearly the relationship between you and your sister is very complicated, with lots of baggage. There seems to be so much anger and frustration between the two of you that is unresolved that your interactions are, at many times, abrasive and could use a huge dose of love and understanding. You love each other - why not go to counseling and work these things out? You and Kim speak 2 different languages and if you don't get a translator you'll be fighting for decades. You owe it to each other to make the most of these years together. You owe it to your children and everyone around you, because I'm sure it is exhausting for your loved ones to be around such hostility!
Second: Camille. Honey, you were walking in a minefield Camille's of insecurity and had no idea. You stepped on some hot, hot buttons and it blew up in your face. I think it's pretty obvious to everyone that Camille struggles with insecurity, and when you casually mentioned to her not to be so insecure you meant it in passing and she misinterpreted it (or spun it) as a deep insult. If she wasn't really insecure she would have let it roll off her back. So she betrayed herself by twisting that comment into a personal attack when it wasn't.
But this seems to be her mode of operation, i. e. "No one would be interested in you without Kelsey around." It sounds like this is yet another painful subject for her, with elements of truth attached to it, otherwise it wouldn't get her so upset. This is probably her greatest fear. Whatever you said, she "heard" you say the thing about Kelsey and she of course went ballistic. Does anyone really believe that you said that or implied anything even remotely close to this? No. But that is what she "heard" based on her fears. She doesn't seem to be in the business of listening to reason, only to the sounds of her own insecurity and fear and then projecting that onto other people. Ah, projection...At this point there is no point in arguing with her -- "You can't reason with the unreasonable." My unsolicited advice to you? Walk away! In fact, RUN.
Kyle, you pushed some hot buttons you didn't know where there, and especially in light of her impending divorce, this should explain a little of why she is so tense, irritable and highly irrational. You happened to be a convenient punching bag. And it's easier for her to vilify you in order to use you as a distraction from dealing with her own problems head-on.
People always have the power to change, but at this point in her life Camille is one thing - TOXIC.
Kyle, I absolutely adore watching you! Your family is beautiful and all viewers can see just how much love you have for them. The bike ride was amazing, and I am terribly sorry about your loses to cancer. I am in love with the sunglasses you always wear. You wore them in New York as well, what designer are they?! Super Cute!
Kyle, I loved the ring you wore to NYC - it was blingy and rather large - I think it may have been a cross? I just love, love, loved it - who is the designer? PS- Kudos to you on your 69 mile jaunt and Mauricio - that dude seems yummy. Lucky you!
Beautiful, athletic and a true family woman...you are my FAVORITE HW EVER! (And I have seen every episode of every one!) Don't worry about the Camille situation...I think EVERYONE sees her for who she really is! You are sincere and it comes across the screen. NO WORRIES! Keep up the good work!
Your husband is freaking GORGEOUS, and you are his beautiful perfect match! Thanks for letting us see true love at work & play! :)
KYLE WE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU ,YOU ARE REALLY JUST LIKE SOME OF US MOTHERS AND SO REAL AND DOWN TO EARTH,,(MAYBE A LIL BIT WEALTHIER)
Been behind you 100% with the entire drama with Camille, she is just beyond description. My first disappointment has happened..The dinner party where you stated that Faye Resnick was such a close friend and like a sister..my first disappointment! I just was shocked that you were in a circle that involved her, much less you feeling as though she is part of your family.Lost a few points on that one! Of course Camille's approach was crass, rude, and low, as usual...
Dear Kyle. I recently moved to DC, and watching your show gives me that little bit of LA I need to get through the week :)
I have never written on a Bravo message board-- but this whole Camille thing is such a nightmare, I needed to express my support. When I saw Camille on TV years ago when she first married Kelsey-- I thought, "wow, what a scary face." But now I know the scary personality matches the scary face. Stay strong- that woman is bored and has nothing better to do than be a victim and complain to her paid friends. Obviously she is incapable of sustaining any friends that aren't on her staff.
In a positive light- I love your family, and I think you are a role model on how best to enjoy life with money AND still maintain a level head. You are a great mom and wife.
That bike ride made me tired just watching it, but BRAVO to you for finishing! I now understand why Camille is so jealous of you. Hot husband with whom you have a relationship we all envy, natural beauty, happy children that you actually take care of, and more than anything, you exude self-confidence (even if you don't feel that way at all times!). You are the entire package, my dear, and some women don't want someone like you in their orbit. You make them look bad!
Great job on the bike! I know how hard 69 miles can be on a bike. You hung in there and did an awesome job! It takes a lot of guts and hard work to do what you did. You are one of my favorites on the show! :)
Kyle you are my most favorite ..you do have a positive attitude and you are such a wonderful mother and the relation ship you have with your husband is just like mine and i love it! and the passion you have is just what all woman need just to keep that spark going .. I do hope you and Camella can get things worked out I believe you did not say those things ..I will be praying for the both of you... and i wish you and your family a beautiful holiday season
Kyle, I really dont understand why anyone would have anything negative to say about you. You have not shown yourself to be a mean person in any kind of way. What you have shown is that you will not be walked over. Far as your relationship with your sister most sister I know are like you and Kim. Its reality between sisters. Good luck I just love ya Girl....
Kyle, I know how you feel about your siste. I have been taking care of my sister all my life. It is exhausting. I wish people knew how much you worry about them because they are immature, make poor decisions and depend on you to get them out of their mess. Sorry, I had to vent. I thought I was the only adult sister taking care of another adult sister who will never get her stuff together. Your sister is very immature, she makes poor choices in men. Who in their right mind would invite someone they met at the grocery store to their home, especially when young children live in that home. I'm sure she won't be interested in Martin. He seems like a decent person.
Kyle, You and Lisa are my favorites on the show. I remember you as little Lindsey Wallace in Halloween, and it's great to see that you grew up to be beautiful, intelligent, strong, family-oriented. I'm 100% on your side in the spat with Camille!
In the last episode, where you were having lunch with Taylor dicussing her marriage, where did you get that white top? LOVE it. Please answer this on your next blog!!
Also, I want to add how delighful and refreshing it is to watch such a beautiful family on reality tv. Your daughtr Portia is scrumptious. My mom used to call us "scrummies" when we were little derived from the word scrumptious. All of your childen are scrummies!!
What a crack up - training with Mari Holden - top of the line gear - tough life! Great job on the ride - I know that wasn't easy.
Kyle You re by far the most beautiful and real of the Beverly Hills Housewives. As alot of viewers have stated you, Lisa and Adrienne make the show. I am a little upset though at the people who are criticizing how you handle your relationship with your sister Kim. I for one think Kim is much too needy and more than a little neurotic. It is clear you love your sister dearly and would just like her to be able to stand on her own two feet. I find it particularly appalling that she didn't defend you in New York. At first I thought she just couldn't handle confrontation but then seeing her go after Taylor both in New York and in next week's episode I can see that isn;t the case. She should have stood up for you and just told the group what she witnessed during the conversation with Camille. Bottom line is alot of us do get that you love your sister and that is all that matters. You rock Kyle!!
Bravo, please print this.
For some reason because my posts about Kyle are not glowing accolades, mysteriously they never seem to make it here, but all my others do (about the others, humm....)
I have no real bone to pick with you other than to say I don't think you have anyone elses best interest at heart except your own. You do not seem to be a very genuine friend, and seem to thrive on the drama that goes back and forth between your sister and you..you also seem to have no problem insinuating that you are superior to her, and frankly I feel quite the opposite. She is a lovely, soft spoken and sensitive person. I don't think you treat her with the respect she deserves.
I also think you seem extremely antagonisitc, almost as through you are ready willing and able to take on the next confrontation with whoever, you just seem very assertive, overly confident and a bit too full of yourself. I did like you at the start of the season but am now seeing someone who is not so nice, as I had once thought.
I think there is a reason some of the others have cited certain others as being "true friends" or people they would call on in a time of need, and not once have I heard you being that person, where I have heard it being said of Lisa and Adrienne. Go figure.
Kyle! You are my favorite!! You and Mauricio are adorable and give hope to all us single girls. Who designed the dress you wore to Lisa's party where she tried to hook Kim up?
Excellent job on the bike ride and thank you for your fierce fundraising, Kyle!
I love how you can make your husband laugh. He has such a genuine laugh. You two are so wonderful together!
If you go back and read some of the previous blogs that Kyle has posted, you will find quite a few answers to the questions that keep getting asked; including yours about the earrings. This was her response on the previous blog called MOTHER HEN:
2) You can find the green earrings like mine at Jennifer Miller in New York.
You're such a blessing. From your relationship with your husband to your relationship with your husband to your unrelenting truth with regards to the whole Camille situation.
God bless you and your family. Lots of love, Danielle From London, UK
Love you, but it bothered me that you seemed oblivious and cavilier about your family's financial planning. Even if Mauricio takes the reins on this issue you should still be aware about what investments you have and how they're allocated. If, God forbid, you were to lose your husband YOU need to know yourself how to manage the finances. Even if there's a substantial amount of money it can be gone in a flash -- especially by those who are accustomed to putting however much they want on their Amex card each month.
I love your hair. My hair is long as well. What products do you use? I'm always trying different products but my hair seems to still always be dry. Can you tell me what you use? Thanks
You can be happy and fulfille. However, just because you have a husband doesn't make you better than Kim. Part of being a sister and a good person is to learn to accept other people for the decisions THEY make, bad and good. When you are family, everything you say means something and to the people who care the most. You can have more friends than Kim or a husband unlike Kim, but she is a good friend and a better sister than you. If you were as wonderful to Kim as you seem to be to Adrienne and Taylor, everyone would benefit. She needs you more than they do and yet she gets the worst part of you.
The whole television-watching world is not getting on your case about your sister for no reason. It's truly hard to watch.
You are my FAVORITE BH! And I just wanted to say having a sister that I'm extremely close to, I totally get you and Kim's relationship. Unfortunally (for me) in our relationship, she's the Kyle. (smile) So I know that whatever you say TO her is out of love and concern and something she probably needs to hear even if it seems harsh. Actually I think my sister and I do it to each other. But you couldn't get a needle between us.
Kyle, I think you are so beautiful. I cannot believe you road that 60+ mile race. YOU ARE AWESOME!! More then I could ever do and I think you have the best at heart than all the women and your an awesome mom. Glad you stayed in Napa with your husband. Our men need time alone with us.
You go girl, Jen
You are one of my favorite houswives! I love your clothes, shoes and handbags!
May I please know the brand of the dress you wore poolside at the Palms Hotel? May I ask where you found it? I love it! :-)
Thank you! Janet
Still on the fence about you Kyle. Yes, beautiful husband and you definately seem to be an adoring mother. With your sister, jab...jab...sucker punch! It is second nature...just slides out of your mouth. Negative, breaking down self esteem comments. I am on the fence about you because you likely did say something contrary to Camille......subconsciously. You probably deny your comments to your own sister too. "I never said that!"
Kyle: I love you and your hubby's relationship, one most should strive for! I love the show and think the rest of the housewife shows ought to just pack up and leave, you are all the best!
Kyle your great!
(ERICA STEPHENS) why would some ever tell anyone that you will be loking for the divorce announcement, when he cheats on you??? you really must be insecure yourself because no women would tell another women that. keep your rude insignificant comments to yourself. she might be a reality tv star but she is human and has a heart! where is yours?
Kyle, GREAT JOB on the bike race it had to have taken alot of guts. I have to agree with others here stay away from Camille as much as possible she is TOXIC. It's clear she's jealous of you. Your a good person but she's not worth it. Can't wait for next week's show !!!!