The Reunion, where to begin?? This is a day we all dread. None of us want to go back and discuss issues that have already been resolved or address things in front of the cameras that happened off camera.
The day starts off with all of us happy but nervous. We are laughing, joking around, and running back and forth to see each other as we are getting ready. Then comes the dreaded call. . ."They're ready for you." It feels like the walk to the electric chair. OK, slight exaggeration but it's not fun.
Andy tells us where to sit and we take our seats. At first it's fun, and we are having a pretty good time. Then the hard questions come. We are expected to answer honestly. It's not always easy. Many times I've wanted to say "May I be excused?"
When we addressed the stuff that had been going on off camera between Lisa and I, I was not trying to be hurtful, just honest. I was upset that she had said one thing to my face about doing the splits at Pandora's engagement party and then changed her tune. I knew it was to get back at me for my "maybe she preys on the weak people" comment. Lisa knows my personality and knows I've been known to do crazier stuff than the splits without cameras around just to make my friends laugh. That is who I am. Everyone there, including Lisa, had known I was hurt by that. I would have felt like a hypocrite if I had not been honest about it. I should have chosen my words more carefully during that conversation with Taylor when I made that comment that upset Lisa. I would have preferred if we had just handled the issue alone, without cameras, which we had done and gotten past. However, during the reunion these issues are brought up again. Then we have to relive them over and over. Then just when you think you're past it. . .reruns!
Awesome Sarah. I ralely enjoyed this. Your tongue in cheek humour is super amusing, and makes me homesick for England with it's dryness. If I was a dude, I'd totally follow your advice!Suzzie
@Jamie Dekelaita AWESOME POST!!!!! I SO AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT MEDICATION & THE DOCTORS PRESCRIBING THEM!!!! I too had to wean myself off of xanax as was SICK AS A DOG for 3 miserable weeks! I am now medication free & feel better than that mess ever made me feel. I little breathing, knowledge, exercise & meditation/praying helped me tremendously. I understand some people do need it, however, it is so dangerous!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONESTY : )
Kyle, you don't have to be sorry for anything that went on at the reunion. I would hate to have to rehash things from the past...You are all amazing women, but your human. Sometime the public forget, you are really just like the rest of us..you love, cry, laugh..love your familes. I love you and your sister,she just need to realized what a prize she really is..and how beautiful you both are...Please don't do any plastic surg. I think your beautiful enough to grow old gracefully...Marcy
Brandi certainly is not perfect "but she admits her mistakes". Oh, so that's how it works; I can say terrible things to people (Gay Bull Mastiff????), but then because I apologize later when caught, that makes me an OK person!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL YOU BRANDI LOVERS!!! Her husband didn't leave her for no reason at all!!!! She runs around in public nearly naked all the time, has a mouth right out of the gutter, and goes after other men like a predator - I don't blame Eddie for leaving her.
Kyle - I can't believe I am doing this, yet here I am. 1.) You are NOT a mean person. What do people want robots? 2.) What you are is refreshingly honest, open, sincere and funny. From what I've watched, I like and respect you. 3.) Ignore all those nasty comments bloggers are making as they're untrue. 4.) Stay strong, seek support and comfort from your husband, children and the friends who love you. 5.) Ignore the petty, catty, ugly comments some bloggers have made. 6.) Hold your head high honey as you are one of a kind and that is how you were made.
Kyle, because you are so defensive about not sticking up for Lisa proves that you were obviously guilty and wrong for not doing so. It was horrific to watch Adrienne and Camille go after Adrienne the way that they did based on evidence from a questionable source. Disappointing. Also, you kind of have a split personality. One second you're very nice if it's your friend, the next second you're malicious to the new girl. Some of the meanest comments on the show are produced by you. Truth is, you're an attention seeking mean girl, who always makes up excuses for the mean and unacceptable comments.
I also have to say, wasn't it you who outed Kim on national television in the first place? What are you mad at Brandi for? She got the substance wrong? Please.
kyle Your the best, YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY. KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER..PS YOUR HUSBAND IS HOTT!!!
GOD BLESS KIM.. Reunion 3 verified that Your sister needs a lot of therapy, support and struggle to survive in this world. You do not. She does NOT seem to be any better in this world with you around, outing her issues to the world, only making her's a more embarrassing struggle of existence. Shame on you, Kyle.
In the real world we all have problems with friends or family---problems much worse but we do not turn on our friends and act like a jerk. The other bloggers have posted you are a mean girl and they are right. You act like a spoiled child when you dont get your way and then you attack viciously. You need to watch the episodes and own up to your own behavior. Calling out your sister Kim on national T.V. was not a help to her---you attacked Brandi for doing the same. So it's ok for you to attack and back stab people but not ok for them, hmmm, sounds pretty limited in the developmental department. Hope your kids dont watch because Im sure they are embarrassed of you. And your husband will continue to lose business because of your silly antics.
The quicker you and your sister leave the show, the better,,, but I know thats not going to happen, because your both, star struck, hanger's on, fame seekers with NO talent...You both cheapen the show....
Kyle, You are by far my favorite on the show. I to would be very defensive towards by sister and defend her to the end. Brandi needs to go back to the hippie band wagon she crawled off of. She is a foul mouth, nasty, mean person that likes to cause trouble. Mend your fences with Lisa, you two are so cute hanging out together. Taylor has a long road ahead of her and she's darn lucky to have you there for support. I really feel for her and wish her and Kennedy the best. I love your family values and your children are beautiful. Hold your head up high girl and be there to support and love Kim and Taylor. They need alot of help. Looking forward to seeing you next season, hopefully minus Brandi! Of course we know Bravo won't let that happen because drama boost ratings and she is definitely full of drama or something! God Bless you and your family.
I am a big Bravo tv fan and have noticed that on each show the person who does the "inviting" into the group seems to have a big ego about it. That would be you. Less crying, less biting comments and a bit more humility might be in order. Perhaps, like Brandi, you need to filter your comments. That being said, you are beautiful, appear to have a good, happy life, and should be thankful for what has been bestowed upon you. Next season, try being a "nice girl" not a "mean girl." It's much easier and less stressful, and then you don't have to cry so much.
My first time ever commenting on a blog. But I just can't help not to say anything. You defended Taylor for not reporting her abusive husband because he might lose his job and they have a child??!! What kind of an excuse is that? What message are you sending to her child and all the women out there. How about being independent even if she had to scrub floors for a living at least she's showing dignity and courage. That's the lamest thing I've heard you said and confirms why there's something about you that I didn't like. You are a "mean girl".
Kyle, You are not helping your husband by constantly fighting with his clients, return Lisa real estate comissions, give her apologies, and learn from her how to behave, you'll never be a chess player, but at least learn some rules
What is your beef with Lisa? Is it over a real estate deal or something deeper. And so jealous of Brandi!!! Why? Could it be her gorgeous face and insane pyshique??
Queen Bee you are not, you are nothing but an extremely jealous, two-face opportunistic breeder you are! And Melissa Gorga has way pretty hair than yours, dear.
You are not as strong and secure of a woman that you say you are. Oh, I cannot forget manupulator and pathelogical liar too! Well, maybe that's more Taylor/Shauna. Why don't you have Muairice find Dana, Kim and Taylor something in OC. LOL
Kyle, I really enjoy you on the show and am glad to see your sister Kim looking so much better. None of us know the pain another feels and none of us should judge another! As far as the pettiness on the show, it saddens me to see such classy ladies listening to whatever someone has to say that is negative about another. There is an old saying, watch out for those who talk about others, you can bet they have something to say about you too! Also anyone who has something to say should keep still. "If you don't have anything nice to say, keep quiet!" There were times you made little catty remarks, funny yes, but when this is being aired and you know the other party is going to be watching you need to curb your tongue. I am also quite guilty of this too! I know you never meant things to come out as malice but the other party probably did. Hope to see you next season, you are one of my favorites, enjoy watching all of you ladies and hope you can all rise above the pettiness and show more understanding and compassion next season. Mauricio is a lucky guy to have such a wonderful family and you are very fortunate as well. Best to you and your family, Kathia of Maine
All I have to say is if Brandi is “angry spice” you are “JEALOUS spice.” Man did Brandi put you in your place when she pointed out that you had knowledge about where her crutches were and that you should have told her. You were just as guilty as Kim and you knew it. I have never seen you speechless. Like Brandi said, “Knowledge is power.” Use it next season. Get smart and don't embarrass yourself!
Hope you take the feedback to heart...our feedback represents how most people perceive you. I hope you bounce back like Camille did and mend fences and learn to own your behavior and quit justifying bad behavior. Give Brandi a break, shes not perfect but she admits her mistakes. Lisa saying you need attention is a) true, u said it yourself, and B) is not payback if its true and isn't even negative. You however calling her calculated is negative. From what we see she is funny, supportive, smart...God forbid...but that's your bad if u cant keep up with her...not her being a bad friend. Please learn from your disgusting behavior this season.
I watch the RH series to get away from my own life. This season was a reminder that while we are watching a "Reality Show", real life is happening! Don't really have anything to say about any of the Ladies' behavior this season, only that I am disappointed that what I thought were real friendships don't really seem to be. I feel for you all.
I am concerned for you and Kim, and while I think you are both brats and I have something to share. Kyle, you and Kim have nothing to be embarrased about; Alcoholism is a disease, not a choice.You are both wrong to have pretended like nothing was wrong with Kim and let her continue to struggle on screen, but ultimately Kim is responsible for her life, not you. I am concerned that Kim has been diagnosed as an alcoholic when I think she may be Bi-polar. Please have her evaluated for being Bi-polar (manic-depressive). Her behavior is that of someone that is a Bi-polar individual.---My father was a horrible alcoholic and I married a man that hide his symptoms for almost a year from me, then he let loose and we all thought he was an alcoholic. After about 8 years of hell he was diagnosed as being Bi-polar. Not a better diagnose but it is treated differently. My husband was "self-medicating" with alcohol so we (family and doctors) thought he was an alcoholic. I couldn't understand how he could be happy and OK for awhile and then just hit the wall and go down hill. Please look up the symptoms on-line, I think you will see the symptoms match those of Kim's. --Just trying to help. If you would like to meet and talk about this please let me know. My heart goes out to you and your family!
Brandi is correct, nobody knows in which side of the fence you are.
Kyle, you need to do the right thing, you need to apologize to Lisa, Brandi, Kim and Camille. IT IS TIME YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU ACTIONS/BEHAVIOR AND THROW ALL YOUR STUPID EXCUSES AWAY. If you truly apologize to them you will gain so much respect from the viewers.
Kyle, it was hard to watch the reunion part three (with your sister Kim). Once again you took control and it was all about you and what you went through. Seriously, Kim needs to be away from you to be able to deal with her alcohol and substance addictions.
What happened to you Kyle ... somewhere in there is the person we all had seen last year. Perhaps the stress with Kim made you a little crazy!
Kyle, I love you! You are by far my favorite housewife. These misguided women who whine about you being a mean girl are just silly fools who like Brandi are the kind of women men leave. You are a beautiful women who does not suffer fools, and you are the kind of person who can keep a good husband. The proof is in the pudding:)
Hey Kyle, Watched the rest of the reunion last night and I hope that there's a season 3. Please don't leave us hanging, we want to know what's going to happen next. On another not glad that your sister is doing better!!! My sister is going through something very similar. Keep praying..it works eventually. While I was a little disappointed in the way you behaved at times, I still feel for you and hope that you will work things out with the other ladies. I mean hell we are all human. I know that you love Taylor, but there is something really odd about how she is so quick to tell you detail after detail of what her late husband said and did to her.It's kinda creepy and being a counselor it's a red flag that she's not being completely honest about something. Keep your eyes and ears open..if she starts changing facts and things she may be making up stuff.
Your personal pity party never seems to end. I watched the reunion again to understand what you meant by things being brought up again when you didn't want them to, and in case you weren't watching the same reunion, you should know that both you and Adrienne were the ones primarily bringing up stuff that wasn't even up for discussion. Also, how exactly is it hurtful that Lisa thinks that you doing the splits is for attention? Why else are you doing it? TO GET ATTENTION! It's not funny. It's not cute. It's actually pretty unflattering. Act like a lady and keep both feet on the ground.
If you want to know where Kim and Kyle really came from, read the House of Hilton. The book goes into their family background, starting with their Mother, who was known as 'Big Kathy'. After reading it, you will see how Kyle pretending to be refined is an act, and that both sisters having issues should come as no surprise to anyone. If the truth were known, I'm sure the Richards family is a joke in Beverly Hills.
I would like to be able to get a message to Kim. I hope she is doing well. She is a strong person. I saw the weakness in her this season, however, stemming from her problems with alcohol. Through it all, I also saw that she seemed to truly be a sweet, light hearted person. The worst I saw was the gang mentality of the group toward Brandi. But, at least Kim had an excuse. Others should be ashamed. Kyle, you need to go to Alanon. You seem to be an enabler. Provoking Kim in Hawaii, when you knew all along what her issues were is unkind, and the lowest. You seem to blame alot of you unflattering behavior on Kim's issues. You really need to do some soul searching and try to get real. If you keep the mentality that it is everyone else's fault, then perhaps you should return to Bitch mountain. At this rate, you seem better suited there.
Kyle, Are you happier now then when you started this year? I know you have made new friends.. and dropped others.... Are you Happy? Taylor is nothing... she will spit you out... and toss you to the curb, when she no longer needs you... Don't you remember when she lied to all of us.. and clammed Adrraine was her daughters godmother.. She has everyone duked, almost everyone.. She runs up to Paul.. to get everyones attention at the reunion.. Do you honestly think that we don't know her game.. Lisa.. Was the best friend you could have ever had.. YOU tossed her to the fire.. Ken and Her let your husband sell her home.. You made money on her.. and look what you have done.. You should be ashamed of yourself.. if lisa and brandi are not on next year.. I am finished with the bunch of you... Not only this show but all of them.. Bravo is making so much shit out of certain people on these shows, I am about to move on, enough is enough.. None of these women are ladys anymore... Lisa and Brandi.. are but the rest of you are animals... looking for your next prey... Evil pure evil.. How can someone get pleasure out of someone elses pain.. so sad.. Shannon
Kyle, I had a big sister like Kim. Her name was Macy, and when she was sober, she was the most wonderful sister and friend anyone could hope for. When she drank, it was horrible, she became a different person and was mean and not very kind. She was placed on anti-depressants by a doctor, and she made the mistake of drinking, I lost her. What I have realized as I look back on the situation is this, she needed me to be her sister, not her mother, or a judge and jury, but I didn't realize that until it was too late. She used to make me so angry I couldn't stand being in the same room with her, she could be very mean and deliberately hurtful, but that was a side effect of an illness, alcoholism. I believe that if I had approached her differently, I might have been able to help her, and she might still be here today. Don't try and be Kim's mother, she needs her sister right now. Try and remember that when she says and does hurtful things, it's the illness. That said, you have to allow yourself Kim free time, don't spend the rest of your life worrying about changing Kim, she must do this for herself. Love her, and be her sister, but realize the impact that her behavior may be having on your health, please! It's obvious you both love each other very much, and I know all about the feelings you have when you're angry, I've been there too! Kim must recover because she wants to Kyle, and you have to let her. I so respect what you have been through, and how much you love your sister, someday she will too. I wish you the best, concentrate on those things that you do have power to control and change. Keep smiling! :)
what did you expect her to say about the splits? have you ever seen anyone else do them at a function? those girls at mohammed's party were paid to do them in the theme of the party and you just couldn't stand someone else getting attention could you? god your children must be mortified!! kim's not the only one with issues. neither one of you ever own up to your own mistakes. good luck your going to need it!!!
I think it is so ridiculous and to be honest a bit insulting for Kyle to think we believe her when she misbehaves and then says "thats not me". Yes it is. You did it. Own it. If it wasn't the real you then you would not have done it. Pathetic.
Can you take responsibility for anything???? I've always liked you........UNTIL the reunion. Would love to see you NOT RETURN next season.
Kyle I love you and your sister, a sisterhood relationship is a tough one ! No matter what anyone says you really are a good friend and ive been on your side for all of the show, brandi is vile and i have not seen one instance in which she was a good friend or a nice person to anyone on the show, keep doing what your doing and be nice to dana she is a good person who may need help navigating the snooty beverly hills perception on what a persons value is based on.
You got upset with Lisa over a comment about splits and then proceed to treat her horribly. You then turn around and make jabs and make fun of other people. I don't care for Dana, but you imitating her was obviously a put down. You are always making comments about the other girls but ruin a friendship over splits?? There has to be more to it than that. Oh well, at least you & Mo got a cool million off of her before you trashed the relationship. On to the next, right?
Kyle-- I loved seeing how healthy Kim looked on the reunion show. I hope she continues to do well with her sobriety. Now I wish you would take a long look at this past season's shows and your behavior in those episodes. Stop making excuses that the viewers don't see all that goes on. Stop using Kim's problems as an excuse for your bad behavior. Look at your catty, mean girl, junior-high school behavior-- anything to get more attention for yourself. You've got a lot of issues, please get some counseling.
Under all that makeup and hair is a pretty ugly individual. Clean up the inside my dear... I'm sure there's a beautiful woman in there somewhere that's just dying to show herself!
Youre not suppose to have to defend any friends to another friend, youre suppose to help them see past the silliness and get along. You seem to help egg on when one is against something the other has done, like you like the fighting between them or something. You are no true friend, SURELY wouldnt want you in my circle of 'friends'!
Kyle you are my favorite! And I also agree that Brandi is not a good addition to the show. She is rude, cruel and immature.
I was really happy to see you and your sister again on the reunion and that she spoke the truth just like you did to. I love you and your family and every 1 else on the show to. So is she still with Ken or not? Good Luck in all that you do and the same goes to your family.
Team Kyle all the way!
You had a pretty bad season this go round, but dammit if Camille can make a 180 degree turn around from her "mean girl" persona, I know without a doubt that you will recover from all of this bad press.
You're still one of my favs and I can't wait to see you prove the naysayers wrong. You are right to not like Brandi. She's unworthy of your friendship, as well as others, and she started all this crap. Press on!
For Kim, and those that love her: I couldn't even bare to finish the watching the interview, I felt so bad, and so frustrated, I had to write in case I can help. I had my first panic attack at 8 months pregnant. I had never had one before. 2 years later I had a severe attack that prompted me to go to my doctor. He prescribed a low dose of Xanax to take when I had an attack. I had one, took it, felt better. Over the next year I would have severe anxiety attacks, take the xanax, at one point I was up to 4 a day, and finally felt good. When I told my doctor he advised me to bring it down to 2 max, because of its prominence for addiction.
When I did, I would see "floaters", I felt dizzy, off balance, I would be sitting still and it felt like my head was moving, I couldn't focus on people, I saw squiggly lines in my vision, to the point where I was partially blind, and had migraines. I lost equilibrium, my eye would twitch, and I would get even more anxiety and panic, as well as depression and irritability.
I thought something was severely wrong with me, my doctor thought it was stress, I finally put two and two together, trusted my own body, and thoughts, and thought it could be the withdrawal symptoms from xanax. I weened down to one, and then none.. which was incredibly hard due to the panic. I talked myself through the panic and within about 2 weeks, I was back to myself. And haven't even had an attack since.
I can't tell enough people how perpetual this stuff is. I understand first hand how extremely difficult it is to suffer panic attacks and anxiety, but people need to know how much some of these medications perpetuate the cycle. I know because I fought my way through it to see that's what it was. Every symptom I described to my doctor (that he attributed to stress) turned out to be the withdrawal from xanax. How ironic.. the very thing I took to get away from the panic and stress, is what was causing me to need more, because the symptoms of withdrawal perpetuates the fear something is wrong, you need the pill.
I believe medicine helps, and some people need to be on something for the help, but I also believe too often we just trust doctors, not listening to ourselves often enough. You know your own body better than anyone. Listen to it. The reason I write is because when you suffer from panic and anxiety, and a pill helps you, you forget about what the pill could be doing TO you. And then when it does it to you, you believe you're suffering from more, rather than the pill is causing it.
I watched tonight, with such great hope, and yet there's still the slurred speech and the far off look, and it made me so sad. This is a person fighting to get better, and whatever medicine is there, is making it worse. No medicine should wipe clean who you are. Look how great you were as you said in the beginning of the season. If there was anything I wished was that you could be in a safe place to get off all of the medicine, have long enough to get it out of your system, in that safe place and finally find what will help. With therapy and possible medicine that's not so powerful, or so abundant, you can be the best of yourself.
I am no doctor, and I am smart enough to know I don't know everything, I just know what I experienced and how little it is talked about, and what I saw in Kim. I want the best for every human being, especially those that want it so badly for themselves.
I hope this helps, anyone it can help. It's not meant to be a diagnosis or an answer, just meant to be some insight to help another human being. Too many people are being lost to powerful drugs, that we assume are good because they're prescribed, but having been someone who was helped by one, and saw what it did to me when I got off of it, I can tell you sometimes it's about finding a way to fight for yourself. Sometimes it's that, therapy, and finding a medicine that doesn't wipe your slate clean, but helps you cope.
The hardest thing for people who struggle, like myself, is knowing that you are stronger than you think, you can get through things that you think you can't, and it's ok to need a little help, but along the way, you have to believe in yourself, find a way to believe in yourself, you ARE worth it, you DO deserve it.
I'm sending you great love and strength, as well as everyone who has a battle they are facing, and fighting through.
Really? Gimme a break, it's so easy for people to judge. Don't listen to the haters Kyle, those of us that are true fans, that have watched you since you we're a child on "Little House" will always support you & Kim. Remember you are not alone, we love you!!!!
Kyle, i cant believe you keep getting called " mean" ? Lame or pathetic yes but "mean"? Im sure that once you see how much negative response you have gotten with regard to how you treated Brandi,next season you will try to look like a saint and give her the fair chance she was robbed of this season. Lisa has more class than you ever could try and "BUY". Im sure you will be back next season i hope and guess we have seen the last of taylor and kim buy honestly if you didnt come back that wouldnt dissapoint me. adriene too.
Kyle, I admired your strength throughout this season. I can't imagine it was easy to try to be supportive and non-controlling with your sister when her life was obviously spiraling out of control. I can see how much you wanted to protect her and try to help her get better, and I admire you for resisting that and letting her fall and try to pick herself back up again. In the end, people only change when they learn from their own mistakes. It's great that you were there for Taylor and continue to support her. Please don't listen to the ignorant victim-blaming of Brandi and Camille. They make me ashamed to call myself a woman, but unfortunately what they are doing is so typical. Blaming the victim only perpetuates ongoing abuse. Thank you for BELIEVING Taylor even though her stories are so difficult to comprehend. Abuse is ugly and difficult to face, but it DOES exist and is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations and deaths of women. Please continue to support Taylor. Can't wait to see you next season.
Dear Kyle, It was so nice to see you and your beloved Kim end the reunion. Love the both of you, and all these negative comments on the blog really don't take into account what both of you have been through this season. My prayers and loyalty will always be with you and your sister. You two are the reason my sister and I watch the show. And to me the best line of the night was, ' your angry spice' to that twit Brandi. Can't stand her. Neither can sissy. We wouldn't want her around our husbands, and not because we don't trust them, because if women can't respect each others relationships , and act accordingly, we don't want them all over our men. It shows a collassal lack of good manners. I'm a true 70's hippie, and would NEVER act like that. Never.
KYLE, YOU ARE NOT A PEOPLE PLEASER, FAR FROM IT. THE TROUBLE WITH RERUNS AND REHASING IS THAT IT SHOWS YOUR BAD BEHAVIOR OVER AND OVER AGAIN. YOU NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO KIM AND LISA. I'M EMBARRASSED FOR YOU AND YOUR BAD BEHAVIOR. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.