Kyle recommends not waiting for Kim to apologize to Brandi, and apologizes for what she said about Lisa.
Posted by Kyle Richardson Nov 22, 20110
This week we step into part two of Lisa's tea. Last week was a very stressful episode. A lot changed the day of Lisa's tea. By the end, Taylor and Camille were no longer speaking, Lisa and Camille were not speaking, and Taylor and Lisa were now good friends with all negative feelings left in the past. Although, Lisa wanted me to step in more, we were okay. I honestly did not want to be involved in another argument. I was still recovering from Game Night. The last thing I wanted to do was get in the middle of someone else's fight.
In the episode when I had my séance, Taylor came over to my house to say she was upset with Lisa. We had a conversation on my bed where she told me that she was "scared of Lisa" and that she was intimidated by her. I have never felt that way about Lisa, but I am a strong person. I told her she should be stronger with Lisa. I said "maybe she preys on weak people." I think that "prey" was too strong of a word. That conversation wasn't about Lisa. I was trying to help Taylor be a stronger person in general, to have her speak up for herself -- in all areas of her life. I know it bothered Lisa that I said that, and I do feel bad about that. I am not premeditated in what I am going to say. That means there will be times I regret saying certain things. I will say though, Taylor did speak up to Lisa at the tea party about what bothered her. Although it was messy getting there, they ended up being friends after it all.
maybe it's just me, but i think a 4-yr-old should go to his homter and tell her he has to go to the bathroom. i think his mom should have gotten up and have spoken to him about his behavior. i know he is a child, but that is when it's best to teach them boundaries and manners, and all that good stuff parents today feel is not important.
An "apology, an excuse and then....Taylor and Lisa should thank you as your advice worked? Unbelievable that you can be that much in denial of your own behaviour. Completely self absorbed and making excuses again.
Kyle, you have a huge blind spot in regards to Taylor. She is nothing but trouble and is only pal-ing around with the people she thinks she can use. That's her M.O. She does dirty deeds and then NEVER owns up to them, then plays the "victim role". First season, she tells Camille about comments you and others supposedly made about Camille, then sat mum after Lisa and the group repeatedly questioned what had made Camille upset after you two had buried the hachette. Also, 1st season, she bickers unnecessarily with Kim, even criticizing Kim for not getting involved in an argument (between you and Cam) that Taylor helped start!! Then she attacks Kim at the finale party. Taylor couldn't be bothered to communicate with Kim while they were having a petticure, but a formal party where Kim was finally relaxed and enjoying herself seemed like the rigth setting (only to Taylor). Of course that drama ultimately led to the limo incident. Again, Taylor as catalyst. Now, we come to season 2, Taylor is constantly whining to you about how scared she is and how intimidated she is by Lisa. Well, I have seen several episodes of Taylor getting upset and yelling at Kim, Camille, Camille's friends. Taylor isn't afraid of anything but being poor!!!! She is playing you! Because of your strong personality and relationship with Kim (where you have had to take charge of things) Taylor has sized up your personality as one of these people who likes to "aid the helpless, wayward souls", so thus she's putting you in that box, (su*cking up to you) and playing the needy girl. Taylor is and has been trying to position herself with you all to eventually snatch up one of the husbands. She was flirting with Paul at the gate of Lisa's house. I'm sure she would love to continue playing damsel in distress for Mauricio. Kyle, you better open your eyes.
We are only able to give what lives in our own center, maybe you need to realize how you feel and treat your ownself. Just maybe you are unkind to your own loving self. You pick others apart seeing flaws. You have to learn to love your flaws for they are your treachers. When you learn the lesson, the flaws will fade, so see... you can only give, act and react to what lives in your center. Do not suffer, give thanks of the understanding and move-on loving self for your courage, Live.....
You don't want to get involved, or you want to play both sides of the fence? When Kim didn't have your back, she betrayed you. But when you don't have Lisa's back, it's okay because you didn't want to get involved.
You seem to want to say whatever you want about anyone behind their back, but you don't take any responsibility for it. That's weak. If you have so many problems with Lisa or with your sister, or whomever, why are you bitching behind their back with Taylor instead of trying to fix things? Maybe because you don't actually want to fix anything, because then you wouldn't have anyone to gossip or complain about. You're consistent only in your inconsistency.
Kyle -Brandi never owed you or your immature sister any apology. Quite to the contrary, you and Kim should be apologizing to her. You and Kim are the original mean girls and there is some very serious problem with Kim's mental state that no one seems to want to address, but at least she has an excuse ( sort of). I truly feel so sorry for your husband. I can't imagine he is anything but miserable and ashamed when he sees how you conduct yourself.
Kyle, I had mixed feelings about you last season and this season I can see why.
Firs off- I understand we're all human so we all make mistakes, so you have some posetive points but unfortunately, other points that can't be excused as human 'mistakes' because its fixable:
1)Brandi didn't need to apologise to you guys. The converse is true and deep down in good Kyle, you know it.You and Kim started it all of, being catty, mean and downright immature for absolutely no reason. I mean c'mon, hiding her crutches? She was already at a disadvantage being the 'new girl' and then on top of that only having 1 full functional knee. She really just took in all the BS you two were shoving her way and a the end cracked, which everyone could see is understandable. She just wanted a new set of friends but the 'mean girls' who run high school wouldn't let her.
2) You want to be everybody's friend but don't want everybody else to be good friends. Thats because you like the attention, being the 'liked' one and have a slight jealousy problem that I could see from last season. If you were a true friend, you would have been sincerely happy that Lisa and Taylor made up.
I'm very glad that you're supportive of Taylor, she really needs it, but disspointed that you didnt back her up. Lisa is flawed too, she's not perfect, though she likes to think so, lisa apologises with difficulty, humble pie is definitely not her favourite, she does think the world of herself. Like you said, she's egoistical but you didnt back Taylor up on it. That's so two faced and high school. To say that you didn't want to get in the middle of it, depicts you ahve a double standard because when Kim did the same, you made it such a huge issue. Lisa always has your back, so does Taylor. It would be great if you could all find a baance and you 3 all be good friends.
Glad to see you being civil towards Brandi, I know you took a lot of heat in the beginning. I really wish you'd talk Kim into not coming back on the show, I don't think it's healthy for her, just my observation...
Brandi's bj idea was hilarious and cute, u could tell she was nervously laughing half, and laughing at her own shameless semi embarrasing idea more, it was so cute, and um not that insane. Or weird. It's harmless what she said. Why does it get yer feathers so ruffled?
Disregard all of the negative comments below. Clearly, these people are forgetting to realize that not every single step of your life is viewed. You are my favorite cast member!! I love your style, confidence, and I can tell you have a good heart. Even if you and Kim were a bit rude at Game Night, this new girl who is just waltzing in hasn't been the easiest to get along with and besides, she was already thinking negative of Kim beforehand. RUDE.
Glad you all had fun at Kennedy's party and I too, felt sad about watching this episode. I will continue to watch and support!!
Took me time to write but I must... Do you read these post anyway. I love your family and hubby... You deserve the good life and thanks for being on this show to display a woman of strength who has a fun bad girl edge. I love that you great self respect. You display this well.
Ok but here goes my insight along with gripes, You need growth in the area of loyalty, or you are too aware of the camera's that you are not free to be you and yes you have a bad girl edge that is judgementle and you are not easily won over. Sweety these are good qualities once you own them. It is the way you are built and it is very useful to weed out woman who have agenda's. This is a quality I admire about Kim... So what she has flaws she is more genuin. I think her not wanting to Brandi's friendship is a smart move and she will be thankful for it in the future if she sticks to her guns. Brandi showed you who she was on Event One and Event Two!
Unfortunately I know the silence and shame behind domestic violence. Most the women keep saying they don't understand if Taylor is being truthful or not, as she hasn't had any bruises or signs of abuse. Also, that she continues to be nice to Russell. Kyle, as a woman who has gone through this- most batters know WHERE to hit you. They hit you in the head, the back, pull your hair, kick your head. No visible bruises. So, why is she nice to him- you have to "play their game" until you can get out. Sometimes that means weeks of getting all your resources together. Don't rock the boat- avoid conflict-stay alive! If a friend tells you they are being abused- they just want to tell someone. Give them the courage and the strength they will need to get out. Kyle, you seem to be a good friend to Taylor. I know all of this is all over now and we all know she was abused for sure- but wanted to let others know the secrets behind it all. You go into survival mode- running away, especially when you have a child, is not always an option right away. They will hunt you down and kill you.
As far as Taylor is concerned, she talks all the time about the need to be stronger and the fact that she is weak but she seems to have no problem confronting everyone she has viewed as offending her like Kim, Camille, and Lisa. Let's face it she set you and Camille up first season by telling Camille you were talking about her and then sat back and watched it all unfold. Kim saw it and when she tried to point it out Taylor attacked her too! Where were you when Taylor was attacking Kim for simply telling the truth?
Taylor is constantly talking behind everyone's backs and then attacking and masks it in "her insecurity" and you are right there encouraging, supporting and enabling her to dismantle relationships. It seems she is constantly stirring things up and honestly, she behaves more like someone with a personality disorder than someone who is a victim. So what does that make you?
You really appear to be constantly playing both sides against the middle. You gossiped about Lisa with Taylor, really???
Taylor was on the attack with Lisa until Camille said what she did and then Taylor shifted her aggressive focus to Camille and quickly made amends with Lisa. Did you really miss that??? Why didn't you tell Taylor that Camille was telling the truth when she said what she did about Taylor's disclosures.
With regards to Brandi, You and Kim started the meanness with Brandi at the Game Night and then took exception when she retaliated? Really? To this viewer, it has from the start looked like older women feeling threatened by the younger more attractive woman.
Kyle, you aren't the same anymore ;-( or maybe this is who you've always been. You seem to try and stay out of issues but meanwhile you are right in there. You want all the attention on you and it's almost embarrassing to watch. You want everyone to think your life is so perfect. Makes one wonder.....
You don't want to be in the middle? Stop putting yourself there. You're just like your sister; she craves alcohol, you choose gossip. I would think you'd want to give your attention to your family, not this petty stuff!
hi kyle!! i watch all the shows and you are by far my most favorite housewife! i've never left a comment before but i just have to find out where the blue pendant necklace you wear in your interviews is from??!
i hope lisa stops offering her home to people-especially nuts like taylor-lisa you are sometimes to nice for your own good.you seem to have a wonderful husband and great life-dont let people in your home so quickly.
You and Kim should appologize to Brandi and get over you big bad self (seriously) what you and Kim did to Brandi was "High School" and rotten and then you want to be appologized to LOL ~ get over yourself your not that important!
I feel as though you're starting to act like Jill Zarin and then she was outcast in the reality world.
I love your sense of style and the way you dress, but the green number you wore to Adrienne's fashion show was a real miss....great color, but not a great fit across the bosom....and you were constantly adjusting the top which made me believe that you weren't at all comfortable in the dress.
Ha....I don't care what anyone says...you are very charming. Beautiful and charming. No, your not perfect...but thank God...I mean who is??
I like you and all the ladies on this show. I see the good, the not so good and the parts that could use a little work - if you know what i mean. And, I don't mean in the looks dept...i am talking about character.
Anyway, I absolutely loved the episode of Taylor's daughter's b-day party. Gosh your little Portia is just the cutest!! It was hilarious to see you all try to ride the bull and then see Portia laugh...especially when PAul fell off.
Mauricio is just as gorgeous as you!
I think you are just stunning and sometimes I wish I was you!! :-)
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Eh, you're human. I was super disappointed in you on the game night episode, but can't judge but so much because I too have mistreated people in the heat of the moment and reacted less than maturely and rationally at times. I think what throws us all off is that we are used to seeing manufactured friendships on these shows and you all are actually real-life friends - with the exception of the new whatserfaces on the show, Pam and Brandi. Unfortunately, with real life friendships (and relationships with family) one cannot ever show all of the layers that contribute to the dynamic your tv audience witnesses, and so we are left making judgements on what a 30 minute, edited episode shows us. Outside looking in, Taylor is a hot mess and seems to be a con-woman of sorts and I think you'd have less stress and anxiety in your life once you remove her chaotic energy from your life, Lisa is beautifully flawed, but has been a great friend to you publicly, which in your situation matters a great deal, same with Adrienne, and even Camille - whom you have to give credit for cleaning her plate after being served a huge helping of humble pie. I also think people need to back off of you and your sister's relationship. I don't know what the story is there, but I've a similar dynamic with a troubled family member, and can empathize with ALL of the ways I've seen you navigate through your relationship with yours - even with the discretionary part. I cringe re: the new boyfriend, etc. It's all tough stuff! Best of luck to you and your lovely household, and I'm sorry you're dealing with backlash for being real on REALITY tv.
You're very beautiful, you have a beautiful family, but the way you are acting is less than beautiful. I'm so sad how you and Kim treated Brandi. Like she was the new girl at school and needed to be shot down. Kim obviously has some probs, and I'm sorry you and her have a strained relationship but it's not okay the way you guys have tried to ostrascize Brandi just to... what?.. feel better about yourselves? Show that you are the TRUE RHOBH? Whatever you're trying to prove, it aint working and is just making people question your motives.
Last season I was team Kyle all the way. But this season, you have shown your true colors, you are nobody's friend. I certainly will not be your friend.
It's a shame. Your sister need help, not encouragement with her behaviour, I hope you realize this.
I found it very interesting that it was "OK" for you not to want to be in the middle of the fight at the tea party (when asked your opinion) but you went bullistic when your sister said the same thing at the restaurant/table regarding Camille in season one. You came down SO hard on her for not "backing you up." What comes around goes around. Hopefully you can extend some understanding for others in the future when that happens.
Now, what is all this that you want to say sorry to lisa for what you said or how you reacted. Don't do it cause you already said it and their is no going back now. How and you and your sister kim doing and going about? Have your other sisters met ken yet? Your husband mauricio and paul adrienne's husband are just to fun to watch 4 real i ain't lying . see ya tonight!
Kyle, you should be VERY CAREFUL with those Sayonce meetings. In all seriousness, in the Bible, God warns us about NOT trying to communicate with spirits. Unfortunately, you have now exposed yourself, your children and your husband to evil spirits. Seek spiritual guidance on this, please! Next time Kim tells you it's against her 'religion' you might be a little more mature and ask her to explain what she means......believe me when I tell you ~ she knows of what she speaks!
unfortunately I was always your best friend last season. This season I think I you are playing against every girl including your sister. Thank god kim went with her heart and didn't listen to you. Play with your family and nobody else. I love Kim, have a sister just like that (with a drinking problem), I feel so sorry for my sister but she chooses not to change her life, Kim does. Kim is a beautiful person and will continue to be that way.
I faithfully watch your show and to be honest, i feel as though you're the peace-maker. Not saying everything you do is perfect because that would be a lie, but that's life. People make mistakes. That's life. I honestly feel as though you did the right thing with the position that you were in. It's hard being stuck between friends, but you managed to keep them both and stay out of trouble in doing so. You inspire me. I truly beleive you're a great person.
I just wanted to tell you that I really didnt start watching the show until today, I think it was a marathon. I had surgery on the 23rd and am kinda ristricted to my bed. I really honestly didnt know what to think about you when I first started watching today. I really like everyone on the show but was drawn to you as a person. You have a absoulutly beautiful family. I really think that the mother that you are is an insiration to me. Having two girls of my own, I love the connection that you have with your husband and your children. I am taking notes in that department. Want to thank you for the example that you set as a mother. I dont see very many people if any that are in your finanicial position that take soooo much time for family. Its a beautiful thing to see! I think your a stunningly bueatiful woman as well, if I could only be so lucky, I will continue to watch faithfully!
I have never written on ny blogs until today, I just wrote on Lisa's as well. Last season I thought you were real & down to earth Until.. you choose to believe the trouble maker Taylor over your own sister. Taylor caused the rift between you & Camille & then with you & Kim. How you have continued to be friends with such a trouble maker, that uses a oh poor me victum card every chance she gets, is beynond belief. From experience I know abuse victim's do everything they can to hide the abuse, they do not go around telling everyone about it. I think she is mad at Camille for outting her because she has made up stories for sympathy. I hope she is getting mental help, because she really needs it. (and this was my thoughts prior to the tragadey with Russell).
I hope to see you return to the woman I came to luv to watch. I hope the drama dies down & becomes a much more fun show to watch.
God Bless you & your family. & God Bless Kim, whom I have been a fan of for as long a I can remember, (Kim & I are the same age).
Kyle, you're really showing your true colors this season. You stir the pot, start controversies and later, you say you don't want to get involved. Lisa has been such a good friend to you and you haven't been a good friend to her. You think you're all that. You're gorgeous, but you are like those mean girls in high school.
I'm a bit behind on the shows and am just now watching the episode where Kim confides in you of her new love and plans to move in with a man she's been seeing for a year. Your reaction is appalling! You should have nothing but happiness and joy for the person you profess to love so deeply. If you love someone than their happiness and contentment is paramount. Your reaction to her announcement says that you're jealous that she won't be yours and yours alone. You need to work on setting your personal feelings aside and remember you're the one who said, "I may not be the richest woman in Beverly Hills, but I am the luckiest." Remember that! You have a husband and many children. Allow your sister some happiness too and quit trying to hold her back. You are both adults, let her live her life's journey as she sees fit and you live yours the way you'd like to. I don't see Kim giving you the guilt trip about your decisions or telling you how to live your life. Be kind, accepting and compassionate to a person you profess to love and care for so much. Your actions speak otherwise at this time. BE HAPPY FOR KIM AND WISH HER THE BEST IN HER NEW LIFE WITH HER NEW LOVE.
Im confused by your alliance with taylor against everyone it seems... Lisa? Come on! Camille? Lisa has always been your friend and taken up for you. Make sure you tell her how grateful u are for her ACTING like your friend and staying friends w you. Camille, now if ANYONE deserves to be backed its her. Period. She did the right thing and deserves everyone's backing. And shes completely changed herself for the better. She did you wrong, admitted it and CHANGED her behavior. You cant ask anyone for more! That shows good character, dont lose your friendship w these women, for taylor who cant keep anyones friendship straight. Although, i can understand that Taylor is aligned with you above all else and they cant understand a friendship like that. I have them so I can understand. Its a chemistry and its love :) Just help taylor to be a better person! Perhaps the energy you put formerly into Kim, into Taylors character development. I think you would be good for her in that respect. Help her make good choices and such. Its a gift you can give and I think Taylors in your life for that very reason.
Last season you were my favorite housewife with Lisa second (of the three housewife shows I watch) this year Lisa is my favorite and you are very near the bottom of the list. I do not care for Brandi, she is a bit strange (in my opinion) but both You and Kim were very mean and childish to her, to the point I like her better than both of you.
Your disloyalty to Lisa troubling, she has ALWAYS had your back!
I am hoping you have seen yourself as many of your former fans see you and will grow and change into the lovely, sweet though saucy lady I once thought you were.
Brandi does not owe Kim an apology Kyle, what part of that don't you understand?
Kim is going through hard times, but so are others on the show, including Brandi!
Why didn't you defend Camille when Taylor made the nasty comment about her
at Kennedy's birthday party? Your playing both sides of the fence, and it's so 2nd
grade! Camille said what the rest of you preferred to waltz around, and all of
you should be backing her up.