Cast Blog: #RHOBH

The Last Supper

Kyle discuss this week's dinner party, and her supposed foreseen future.

Well, here I am, writing on my flight from LA to NYC to do Andy Cohen's show, Watch What Happens Live. I love NYC, and love doing Andy's show, but this time I am filled with anxiety. Mainly because when I decided to do this show, I was naive in thinking that it would be all fun and games--an adventure, so to speak.

Never did I imagine the events that would take place on this episode. When Camille invited me to her house for a cocktail party I was skeptical. However, I have never been one to hold a grudge, and I thought this might be the perfect chance to put New York and Vegas behind us once and for all. I had plans with my friend Faye Resnick for a couple weeks, and was grateful to Camille for allowing me to bring her. I'm not sure why, but I had a feeling that I was going to be ambushed. I knew Camille had two friends coming, and my women's intuition was telling me that something was up.

I met Faye through my sister, Kathy. I found her to be fun, always in a good mood, and the quintessential girl's girl. She is the friend that you call at three in the morning when you need a shoulder to cry on. She's an incredible mother, a talented and successful interior designer, and loves my children like her own. The guilt I have for dragging her into this mess is overwhelming. I was nervous when we arrived, but had high hopes. Everything was lovely and Camille did a very nice job putting the dinner together. Almost as soon as we sat down, things started to go south. Allison Dubois had this look on her face like she was ready to go in for the kill. I instantly felt this overwhelming negative energy in the room. You could cut the tension with a knife!

When Alison made the comment at the table about Mauricio and I not having anything in common, I thought, "OK, well this lady clearly isn't a good psychic. Not a big shock." I've met plenty of quacks that claim to be able to see the future. I didn't want to embarrass her by voicing doubt in her psychic abilities in front of everyone, especially since I had asked for the "reading." My friends at the table were far more offended than I was.

Then when she said that I'm more of a guy's girl and not a girl's girl, I thought, "OK, I'm done. This woman has no clue what she is talking about." I come from a family of ALL women and I have four daughters. I am a girl's girl all the way, always have been.

That part of the evening didn't bother me in the least. It's what came after that I found so upsetting. It seemed so obvious that Camille had planned what she was going to say to Faye. Camille had never even met Faye before, and had decided to make her the first victim. I felt so bad for my friend who was sitting there in shock, but still trying to remain a lady. In watching the episode I was shocked to see Camille calling Faye "morally corrupt.” Faye did pose for Playboy, but it was THREE YEARS AFTER her friend passed away, which is a very painful memory I found appalling that Camille would bring up. Clearly, Camille was directing all the anger she has for me toward Faye.

I want to clarify why Kim and I took separate cars home. When we all finally got up to leave, I wanted to RUN out of there as fast as possible. The reason we were late to Camille's was due to a road closure. I asked Kim to take the car back alone so Faye and I wouldn't have to go two hours out of the way and in the opposite direction again. It made more sense for all of us to ride together since we all live within a few miles of each other and were going in the same direction.

Kim and I got into it that night because I felt she was adding fuel to the fire by fighting with Taylor. There was already so much going on, that's the last thing we needed. It was starting to feel like an out-of-control barroom brawl.

When my husband and family watched this episode it was very upsetting. It seems obvious to me that the comments Camille made about my husband after we left, were premeditated. She was trying to go after what we cherish most. I'm not sure what they were referring to when they mentioned the "nannies." I have never had a nanny with any of my children. My kids were especially saddened that someone would insinuate such negative things about their father. My husband has been nothing but kind and gracious to both Camille and Kelsey.

Trying to insinuate that my husband "loves all women" in an inappropriate way was a low blow to say the least. My husband does love women. He has four daughters, a sister, a mother he is very close to, and loves to hang out with my friends and me. Never is he inappropriate in any way shape or form. I was blown away by the conversation between Camille, D.D, and Allison. The mean things they were saying were carefully orchestrated, cruel, and hurtful.

I do feel for Camille and the cards she's been dealt this year; however, it does not excuse her behavior. We have all gone through tough times, and I usually find those times humble us and bring us closer to our friends. Maybe, if she had been more open she would have seen that she could have had a great support system in this group of women who I am proud to call my friends.

Answers to your questions:

The top I wore to lunch with Taylor is by Jay Godfrey.

The dress I wore to Mohammed's dinner party was Aidan Mattox.

The ring I always wear on my right hand is by Loree Rodkin.

Thank you so much for all your kind words and support regarding Mauricio's and my bike ride. They mean so much to me!

Follow me on Twitter: @KyleRichards18

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Until next week!!! Xo!

Kyle

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Lisa V.: How Many Scenarios Can We Excuse?

Lisa Vanderpump tries to make sense of what happened at the reunion and gives us an update on her life since. 

And here we have it...the final episode as the curtain drops on Season 5, the last part of this intriguing trilogy...

Firstly, it is almost too complicated to dissect, but let's try to have a better understanding of the complicated dynamic that materialized this season...

I think upon reflection, it has been pretty obvious after months of filming the intent of some to insert themselves into an already fractious situation. Kim obviously felt bolstered by BG, much to her detriment, as she became a victim of her own volatility. I doubt since filming has wrapped whether there has been much interaction between BG and Kim. It would surprise me greatly if this supposedly close relationship is still flourishing.

What concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling.

Lisa Vanderpump

There's not a lot to say that hasn't been said, really, but what concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling, salaciously stating what a wonderful friend she was and how totally unsupportive Kyle has been. I don't believe the years of dealing with a sibling struggling with alcoholism, supporting financially when needed, should be ignored--also the emotional toll it must have taken on the family. This is a family that has many offsprings who love each other dearly, and that should be paramount. BG has no idea of any history, just a few short months under the glare of reality television.

Also in this final segment, it baffles me once again as to the arrogance as to state what is off limits. How many scenarios can we excuse? Dogs? Children? House? Sobriety? Our business became your business when we entered into your living room. We should strive for transparency, and we should deal with consequences as we profit from the benefits.

I have grown close to Lisa and Eileen and enjoyed them immensely, not always understanding Lisa's actions, but always believing it came from a place of concern, even if sometimes, like in regard to the text she sent, it was a little impulsive. Her anger got the better of her, and for that, I believe she was sorry. I am not making excuses for her, but I am resolute in the belief that provocation sometimes creates a day of reckoning.

My suggestion of putting a band aid on a situation is one of experience. Sometimes we reach for the unreachable, especially when it comes to relationships. Furthermore, we have to accept that idyllic relationships are not always obtainable, but what we should not accept is that the whole family infrastructure, which can be so delicate, would possibly be fractured--weddings missed, birthdays ignored, and all of life's moments punctuated, documented with regret.

So that is what I hope for this season, that the devious trifling is never rewarded by the success in the breakdown of any relationship. Last year, as I sat on my own, aghast at what had transpired, I hoped for a clearer picture, and now I have one, as I think you all do.

Snippets of downtime that have been aired this reunion--cups of tea requests, diarrhea jokes, pussy to the bathroom jokes, didn't know a Flex but definitely knew a Ford--are a great way of also demonstrating that there are giggles in the face of adversity.

Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you, who have sent messages of love and well wishes in what has proved to be a trying week. The surgery has been a reminder of how sometimes the indomitable support of those close to you is so valuable, and I appreciate it tremendously. My children by my side, friends, and family are the icing on the cake. Thank you to you all. Ken is doing much better and is well on the way to full recovery.

I have appreciated your comments and enjoyed interacting with you.

Much love as always, 

Lisa

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