Kyle Richards

Kyle shares her busy holiday schedule, and how shocked she was by Kim's emotional chat.

on Dec 19, 20110

I am so sorry my blog is late. I have been crazy with end of the year school stuff with my kids, holiday shopping/wrapping, and press for my book that comes out December 27th (see the trailer here)! I'm writing this blog from my blackberry while sitting in the airport. As a woman, I can multitask with the best of 'em. After wrapping gifts all day and packing for myself and my kids for our trip, I said to my husband, "If Santa were a woman he wouldn't need elves".

Last week we watched as all the girls took off for Vegas. I wanted to go to Vegas but couldn't leave for the weekend. On top of planning the White Party and my book cover shoot, my girls were flower girls in a good friend’s wedding.

I always love going to Vegas. I suppose it was best, since I avoided having to choose between going with Adrienne or Lisa. Phew!!! I will say, both groups looked like they were having fun.

Back home, Faye and I went shopping with Glenn Schneider, my party planner. I could not throw a party without the two of them. Every year, we go through the same thing. . .arguing back and forth about what looks best, who’s taste is best, and where everything should be placed for the best party possible. We always have fun doing it. When Faye dropped the chandelier, I was so embarrassed! In typical Faye fashion, she didn't let it faze her. Not even an "oopsie."

32 comments
Conniew
Conniew

Kyle, glad Kim is at least re-thinking her relationship with Ken. She deserves better. Not someone that puts her down. I feel your husband (& he is a looker) is fortunate to have you. Hope things continue your way.

sandracunningham
sandracunningham

Tayler was not the one to blame, what they did to her and Russell was so classless, and if I didnot spell that right, everyone know's what I mean, I cannot stand Paul and his Miss A. and u can watch the other season's and tell she cannot stand Paul, she is acting like she does now that they say they r the power couple,,,

cojo
cojo

THBH is my favorite show of all the series.

tandra
tandra

Hi Kim, I really enjoy your whole family!! I hope Kim can and will come back, really enjoy her also! I do wonder, why when your sister started to break down, you kept saying 'Stop"? Who cares where you are? When you need someone, esecially someone that you feel you can talk with, LET THEM!! Don't try to hush them because your in public and embarrassed. K needed you. My sister & I are close, and we have had our problems. From watching that episode, I've learned, when your in pain, who gives a sh-- what others say or think! I think we all just want to have a good life, like you do, but please stop being so hard on your sister. How would you feel if one of your girls, acted like this to each other? Take a step back and watch yourself. So glad to see next episode!

Rebecca Nix
Rebecca Nix

Hi Kyle. CONGRATS on your new book!! I got the Nook Tablet for Christmas and I just purchased the book and its now downloading. I LOVE the show. Ya'll are my very favorite housewives. I bought the book because I think your a fab Mom, a stunning beautiful woman with a big heart. And you hanndle all the haters who are just jealous that your such a well rounded lady. And yes we hear and all see how hot your hubby is....but I am sure he tells you and I will tell you...your both equally gorgeous both inside and out. Can't wait to read the book. Hope your sister Kim is getting the therapy she needs. Happy 2012 to all of you. Becca :)

Viveka
Viveka

1. From the first moment we met Brandi, you and Kim have been catty and mean about her. It's hard to understand your superior attitude, given what we've been shown. You don't like seeing her nipples? Don't go to her house. And for heaven sake, quit doing the splits everywhere you go. We get it. You're limber. So what? 2. Fire your stylist. Your gowns don't fit you. You have a great shape, and you wear those circus tents. 3. Hopefully, your sister is getting the help she desperately needs. But when she comes home, quit trying to be her therapist. She's beyond what any sister can do for her. That's not your fault, but you can't fix her. 4. I know you're happy with the cover of your book, but how much better would it have been if you and your daughter would actually have looked at each other? The body language is very strange. 5. Stop trying to please everyone. It's making you nuts. If Lisa or Taylor or even Kim can't appreciate you, they can go jump. You have a family to think of, and real friends who won't toss you aside the minute you don't kiss up to them. I hope 2012 is a great year for you and your family.

Michelle Barber
Michelle Barber

It's terribly sad that you put so much work and effort into planning this beautiful yearly event for family and friends... Only to be ruined by family and friends. First I would like to say, I believe Brandi handled herself with total class and I respect her for being patient and actually very kind, while allowing Kim to act so immaturely during her uncontrollable and irrational venting, ranting & raving. Ultimately Kim only embarrassed herself and raised the ongoing suspicion she is not of healthy sound and mind. The issue with Taylor was difficult to watch, the understandable devastating effect it had on you and Taylor's unwillingness to acknowledge her true and accurate conversation with Camille. Although, I imagine she was fearful of aftermath at home following these events. I honestly feel you were all completely justified in regards to fear of any future conversations or comments being under a microscope in fear of a heinous lawsuit(s). In closing, I hope you have faith and believe that you truly did the right thing, please maintain strength in all the love and support that surrounds you.

Jill I.
Jill I.

Kyle, I understand Kim is in rehab and I truly hope she completes it this time. She deserves a good life not only with a man but to have a whole and complete family and life again.. I wish her the best and she is in my prayers.

crickettb
crickettb

Wow...too bad there was so much drama at your White Party! It seems like a very confusing situation. Did you ever talk with Camille off to the side before you uninvited Taylor and Russel or did you just let Adrienne take total control of the situation? It seems like so much of the uninviting came from her. What would I have done in your situation?? I don't know, it was a hard place to be in. Now as far as Kim, geez..she's accusing Brandi (who was trying graciously to handle the situation) of having a mouth...seems like Kim was bleeped as well. It was obvious that Kim has some serious issues going on at that time and I hope she's getting the help she needs. I also hope that you didn't lay a whole lot of blame on Brandi for this little drama that popped up since I think Kim had a bigger part in it.

Marilee M.
Marilee M.

You looked like Cinderella running away from Taylors car, I felt so bad for you.

tandemonium
tandemonium

I, too, would be upset about Kim's choice of a boyfriend. The first time I saw him on tv, I couldn't believe my eyes! The man just doesn't appear to be in with the right class of people, and he reminds me of an ex-con...he just has that look. And, for him to have been standing at her mailbox for their first meeting gave me the creeps, as if he is a stalker type or a marrying up type. He just doesn't seem to fit in with any of you, or Kim.

wiery fan
wiery fan

You were so sincere at your party. i think that you and LIsa are absolutely great women. Taylor soooo mixed up. I feel bad for Russel and he was a weak person that got caught up in the bs, particularly his wife who was not smart nor by his side which is so wrong. Stay strong yourself as I know you will. and by the way you have a good friend in lisa. love your new house!

canthelpit
canthelpit

The hard part is we all know how this is going to end!!! It's so, so sad!!!

M Dianne
M Dianne

Kyle, I think that you and your family are lovely, but when it comes to the way you are so /katty with women, like the way you and Kim were laughing at Brandi. You had an attitude with her before you even knew her. And as far as your sister, she did start it all, talking about Brandi right in her presence where she could hear. And you, Kyle, were giggling at it to. If the shoe were on the other foot, you would have called Brandi out. Why do you and your sister feel like you can treat others poorly and expect them not to respond? I just watched the show about your white party and if Kim had been putting her fingers all in my face like she did Brandi, she wouldn't have a hand. She didn't own up to anything that she did. She has serious issues. Brandi was very calm, but Kim was out of control........ABOUT SOMETHING SHE STARTED. Watching her and her response to Brandi reminds of an old saying......"Thou does protest too much", get it? I think Brandi scratched down to the surface and Kim became uncomfortable.

NoCal Viewer
NoCal Viewer

Kyle:

After seeing tonight's episode, I believe I now understand why your sister has not been blogging this season. I wish her luck in her recovery. I also wish that she comes to grips with some harsh realizations; particularly her behaviour. Additionally, you did the right thing by turning Taylor and Russell away at the door. It seemed you had little options at that moment.

Liz, Bay Area, Cal

Rita78
Rita78

Your sister was a hot mess at your party..she was only confronting Brandi because she had her boyfriend & children around & she was trying to look big & bad. I hope she is getting the help that she needs, I understand that she is in rehab & unfortunately what Brandi has said about her having a substance abuse problem is true.

You all were right for asking Taylor & Russell to leave. They started this mess & they shouldn't be able to enjoy the company of everyone else while making Camille feel uncomfortable. He threatened to sue Lisa as well & it was only a matter of time before you would be targeted. Don't be fooled by Taylor, she knew about the email & exactly what it said. Any indication otherwise is her manipulation at its best again.

erica.m30
erica.m30

I mean your friends got more drama than the girls back home. But I am so upset about this white party it was crazy I can't believe Adriene and Paul making decisions at you r party about Taylor and Russell. I mean at least they deserve to have been called before they came. The power couple I will call them was so aggressive I thought Paul wanted to fight. That was not a good look at all. I see those two over stepping their boundaries in some more future events please put them in their place before it gets out of control. P.S you and your husband looked so good tonight you guys know how to throw a White party.

Vanesa Pointer
Vanesa Pointer

As of December 19th, I was watching your sister's rage on Brandi...hopefully, by now, she's chilled. Her behavior is horrible and she keeps putting Brandi down about her potty mouth and behavior and Kim's behavior and arrogance is quite sad! I wish her the best and hoping by now that she is happy with herself and with her new man. We all deserve just to have peace within and to forgive. Blessings

Brema
Brema

Oh Kyle,

I've been pretty hard on you on your other blogs, but I will praise you when you deserve. I think you deserve it this time around. You handled the situation with your sister wonderfully. I feel so bad for her; my eyes really did tear during that scene. Poor Kim. And I I wanted to tell you- I'm watching you plan the White Party and I cannot believe that Russel threatened to sue Camille! My goodness. I guess he didn't realize that that only served to make him look more guilty... It also separated Taylor from her friends [which is a talltale sign of an abuser- they love separating the victims from family and friends]. I don't know, but this show is kind of hard to watch sometimes. Kim and Taylor's issues go so deep that I can't help but cry a little when I see them so low. I wish that you would be nicer to Brandi and more loyal to Lisa. HOWEVER- you have been a great Mother, sister, and friend to Taylor. It's obvious you're trying.

Kudos to you Kyle =)

It's so nice to be able to write something positive here. -Of course, I may be back writing something not so positive after the episode is over. lol I'm hoping not though.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Best wishes!

Marie1988
Marie1988

My heart broke seeing Kim cry like that. You guys love each other so much, and it really shows. You always have each others backs no matter what. I don't have any siblings, but I would imagine that that is the kind of relationship I would want if I had one.

Love you, Kyle! And can't wait to see the next episode.

Bravo Fan #1
Bravo Fan #1

You pampered Taylor more than you did your own sister. What a shame.

Kim has given her life to help family and children and now it is her turn to find someone who appreciates her. She is beautiful and deserves it.

Why have you decided to bash Lisa who was your friend last year? If it was to maintain friends with Taylor, you have lost out.

greatfallsfan
greatfallsfan

If well that's the case then let your sister be Kyle. All last season all you kept saying over and over again is how dependent your sister is on you and her children and how she needs to venture out on her own and find someone for herself and her own life. Well, now that she has, you are, once again, critical of her. The poor girl can not do anything right with you. Not everybody has a Mauricio waiting for them. She found someone and maybe he's not the ideal man but she has to figure that out on her own, without your criticism and judgment. The reason she was sobbing so hard that day is because she finally found someone and lo and behold you and all her children have ganged up against her about him. It's almost as if none of you truly want her to be independent. And what did you mean by saying that you and your sister's relationship has come too far for it to be interfered with by Ken? What are you talking about? Your sister is still tremendously hurt by your public disclosure of her alcoholism. She hasn't gotten over that, not should she. You will say anything to make a contrived argument.

Leslee Noel
Leslee Noel

Seeing you support your sister and just listen was very touching. My sister and I do not speak, she actually sent me an e-mail on how much her husband hates me. Made me sad. Just love you and your sister Kim. Great photo for the book. Your little one is precious!!!

ViewerCarrie
ViewerCarrie

Best wishes for your family over the Christmas and New Year holiday! I hope Kim get's the help she needs. I loved watching her over the years and hate seeing her so sad. I work with the mentally ill and understand completely that she has to embrace the help she is getting. If her care givers can get her in a good frame of mind she could be able to come out whole again. I will pray that happens. Good wishes for you and your family.

MissLena
MissLena

Merry Christmas, Kyle and krewe! I see that it is hard for you to understand where your sis is coming from because your life is so different; that's OK as long as you lead with your heart and remember that she is so very different from you, and what works for you will not work for her. She's a complex woman who has lived a complex life and has come to her crossroad. I share your concern for the man that is in her life; something about him is dark and creepy. And that sort of man has hit payday when he comes across a vulnerable woman like Kim. I do believe he has an agenda, and it won't be for Kim's highest good. Even the most polite and politically correct woman in the world, Adrienne, had to hedge and look down when Wendy Williams asked what she thought about him; that is not good at all. We have heard she is in rehab again, and this time I hope she stays, it will work if she will work it, and if she gets the support from the ones who love her. Let us hope that this man does not undermine everything, he will likely try to do so; sometimes people like that dont' want the partner to get well, then they can't call the shots and coerce, manipulate and threaten. Not sure what it is about him, but I felt repulsed and frightened the first time I saw him. And clearly Kim is not grounded or thinking clearly; no one could make healthy choices with all the meds she is on.I must say it was quite shocking to hear her rattle off the Rx list to Paul. And it makes me mad that the Dr.'s would put her in this sort of shape. Whatever it is that she needs to get right with life, it must be done for her this time around; and I think her Dr.'s need to be fired at once. Let us never forget about Michael and Elvis, OK? God bless you and the fam, prayers for Kim.

pualani k.
pualani k.

Great blog Kyle! I think you're getting a bum rap this year for all the craziness (and crazies) surrounding you.

Natashasays
Natashasays

Kyle, I just do not get you. I read your blogs and you seem nice and pleasent. I watch you and you seem nothing but mean and nasty. To you friends, you sister, and anyone that looks at your husband. There are many good looking men in BH. I think when your looking at a circus of monkees the trainer is the one we want to marry at first. Your sister seems to have some very deep emotional problems. Why people are not more sympathetic to her I do not know. But you with the hair that you twirl around when you dance, do the splitz, and walk in any fashion seems to be a gimmick that is getting a bit old already. Let you sister be. Stop making comments on someones elses nipples and than shining a light on them. She had on an approp. dress for a ladies night out at the beach. SHe does not have those Hollywood breast that start at the neck and stay on the whole chest. I do not blameyour sister for taking to her now, Brandi's remark about her being on drugs was not right no matter if true or not. ANd it seems that it was proven that she was not in the bathroom doing drugs. So I get that. But I would bet if Brandi and Kim were to become friends they would be a very funny pair. But than again I like Dana. I think she is sweet and just trying to fiqure how to fit in. This is what she must see to think to even do it. But I just can't get to even finding you amusing most of the time. I think Lisa is not all that many thinks she is either. But with that wit and accent you can't lose.

nycwallstreetchica
nycwallstreetchica

Kyle,

I have admired you ever since the show started..in fact people tell me that I look like you allllll the time and you have inspired me to grow my long thick brown hair back to super long. I have received a ton of compliments, so thanks for the inspiration there! I also am extremely close to my girl cousin (we were both stuck with all brothers)...and I tend to mother her and bear her problems similiarly to what you do with Kim. I also struggle with that and do my best to let her make her own decisions without me smothering her when I think they are wrong.

It was hard to watch you bully Brandy in the game night episode...especially as a mother...no women should ever gang up on another woman that way...but no one is perfect!!!

Thank you for being an inspiration to me and I hope to also have a big beautiful family one day like you!!! Keep being yourself.

taylorhater
taylorhater

blame it on Taylor....as usual she is full of Drama. Please get her off the show.

heather5150
heather5150

merry christmas to you and yours!!!!!

Marge E.
Marge E.

Kyle, Glad your sister is in a better place than she was in that episode. It was a sad moment. You are so fortunate to have a wonderful husband, gorgeous children and a busseling household. Your sister is missing that in her life and has been for a very loooong time, try and remember that when you want to tell her what to do. Just be supportive and loving. She is, after all, a grown woman.