Watching Taylor's marriage unravel was also painful. Taylor was clearly at her breaking point. The other women and I really did try to protect her and advise her as best we could. Leaving Russell seemed such an obvious choice to me, however, not everyone has the strength or the courage to leave. At times it seemed our group questioned Taylor and her stories of abuse. However, with time the picture became much clearer. I personally was worried about using the words "domestic violence" or "abuse." If Russell was capable of the things we were being told, what would he do if we dared to utter those words on camera?
I guess what we have learned this season, is that addiction, domestic violence, and even suicide do not discriminate -- no matter where you live, how big your house is, or what kind of car you drive.
The issues that we have dealt with this season are real life issues that people struggle with every day.
Thank you so much for watching this season and for the enormous amount of support I received from all of you during my struggles with Kim. It meant so much to both my sister Kim and me.
With love and appreciation,
Kim and Lisa were my favorite housewives! It was hard watching your interaction with both of them. I have waited all season for a blog apologizing to them, but this being the final blog I am guessing that isnt going to happen. Please tell Kim her fans LOVE her!
I enjoy you Kyle and I respect you for trying to keep Kim's issues private as much as you could! You are a class act!...With a hot hubby too! heee hee! I feel for Taylor as I went through something very similar almost 10 years ago and my daughter too was 6 at the time. I wish all of you the best and enjoy watching you.
Kyle, I truly hope you and Kim are in a much better place than you were as we end this season. I am leery of the reunion show as it looks from the brief peek we have had, that you are not being a good friend to Lisa. How can that be when she has always been so good to you, she has offered you wisdom that you refused and things did not go well with Kim. Can't imagine what you have against her? You should watch your alliances because Taylor is playing everyone. She is often not on the up and up. You have too often sided with her against Lisa. This, I do not think, is a wise decision. Time will tell.
Kyle I think you have good instincts regarding the importance of honesty and truthfulness for any relationship. Secrets kill. A relationship in which reality is buried is a shell of a relationship.
Kyle, Of all the housewives, you are my favorite. You are the only wife that NEVER has put on "airs" and has always remained true to your values and what family and friends mean to you. Yes, we saw you in tears a lot this season - but, I know from experience what it's like to see a sibling suffer with an addiction. It's a hard thing to do and any negative comments that you may get is only from people that have never had to go through something that you and even Kyle has gone through. People think that the person with the addiction is the only one suffering, but that's not true. It takes a huge toll on family members as well. You keep your head up and keep doing what you're doing, because you really are the only housewife worth watching and you are believable. Even listening to the opening comments made by each housewife should tell the viewers a lot about each of your personalities! I wish you well and I can't wait to watch the reunion show! Gail
Kyle, I think that you are a great sister and friend. I know from expeience how difficult it is to see someone you love with an abuse problem and you have treated both Kim and Taylor in a loving manner. I hope the future will be bright for the wonderful housewives of Beverly Hills. Ya'll are classy ladies.
What bothers me the most, is when Brandi spoke up about Kim's drug use (on game night), you acted neive, and like you didn't know what she was talking about. Later at spa day you said "You don't even know my sister to make accusations like that." HA!!!!!! It's one thing to not expose Kim, but it's another to sit there and act nieve!!!!! You owe Brandi an apology for that one too!!!!
Hey Kyle, I'm kind of curious as to how they are YOUR struggles. I have a sister who is also an addict, (once an addict always an addict) and is also in recovery. Her issues and struggles are hers and hers alone. What she put the rest of us through is something different. Kim is the one struggling not you, you go to bed at night thinking aboout good things, whereas Kim didn't, give this to her.
A little shocking the whipping Lisa took at the Reunion especially from you. I supose we should expect it since you have been acting catty towards her all season.
Take care and try to be sweet, you appear to be such a lovely woman.
Kyle, you just put everything into perspective - ALL families struggle!! It doesn't matter if you have money or not, pain comes to all of us! I am glad to hear that Kim is doing well and your relationship is better! I know the struggles you've dealt with Kim as I have them with my own sister, we can only support them as best we can!!
Although I feel for Kim in her struggle with substance abuse (and I do hope she continues in her recovery), I don't think shoul be a part of this show any more. She clearly has social anxiety and doesn't "gel" with the other ladies. She hardly attended any events and, when she did show up, was very late. She never had normal discussions with people....she only wanted to talk about herself. Watch the episodes closely....you'll see she never engages anyone else in discussions about them...only herself and her life. Kim didn't blog once this season, which seems cowardly. She is not the frail, "lost," naive person you all make her out to be....she's actually very strong and nervy when she wants to be. Her treatment of Brandi was BEYOND disgusting and the viewers have been waiting all season for her to apologize. I doubt it will happen at the reunion, but we'll see. Anyway, I just think her problems go WAY BEYOND substance abuse and I don't think she's a good person for this show. It's not entertaining to watch her, it's embarassing and awkward...even when she's sober.
bless you and your family. all families have struggles and with faith, love and hope a better day is yet to come. your family is beautiful. much love to you all.
I NEVER COMMENT ON THESE! But I was moved by your blog. I watch all of the housewives franchise and I have never learned and enjoyed more than from you ladies. I love the fact that there are lessons of friendships/relationships gone astray and learning to apologize, forgive and once again laugh. For people who stand in judgement of you and your sister, domestic violence and suicide, they dont understand the dynamics of sisters, the confusion of domestic violence or what goes through a persons mind when they commit suicide. They are stupid and judgemental! I wish you and Kim the best as I do all the ladies. Cant wait to see you all next season.
Bravo to you and your lovely family! I know you are relieved Kim is on her way back to being Kim and I know she must be thankful for your love and support. You stood by her when the going was rough.
You are sensitive to those you love in front of the cameras and that is an admirable quality. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us and opening your home to viewers. I can't wait for Season 3!!
All the best to you
I enjoyed the season. I did not like you not being a friend to Lisa. You and Kim will hash it out. She is just too lonely.
Kyle, Your closing remarks could not have been better said. Thanks RHOBH for being a source of entertainment, as well as a catalyst for educating us on some of life's most challenging topics. The courage and grace shown concluding this season did not go unnoticed.
Kyle, I do wish you the best. I am still very concerned about your sister Kim and everyone sweeping her obviously drug problem under the table and not getting some help for her sooner. Hopefully, she can recover fully. You have a lovely family and thanks for letting us see some of it. Good and Bad.
Taylor, was all over the place this season. With that said I can understand why now. My heart goes out to her for the tragedy she and her little girl have suffered. I think it was wrong how Taylor avoided the issues that were presented to her by the other ladies. Although I could see Taylor spiraling out of control. I enjoy the show! Although sometimes wish there were less drama. But, I guess that's what keeps us watching. I like all of you! I love it when everyone is getting along! Kyle, hang in there. Kim has issues and she needs you! I think it's you that keeps Kim real. I truly hope Kim is doing better and the two of you will work out your differences i'm sure of it. God Bless :)
Kyle, I've always perceived where you were coming from on things. It's so easy for people to sympathize with someone when their weaknesses are in the forefront but it's not so easy to sympathize with the strong. It's exhausting and frustrating always being the strong one! So I want to say that I, as a viewer, empathize with the pains of being the strong one. Sure you've had your weak moments but I'm sure we haven't a clue of all of the moments you wanted to break down but kept it inside and glossed over things. You're amazing!
Kyle: I was very disappointed to see you and some of the other ladies greet Cedric civilly and even kiss him at the opening of SUR. I would have thought that your loyalty to your friend Lisa would have taken precedence and that you would have at least ignored Cedric when he crashed her party. I think you owe an apology to Lisa and to Ken for not having their backs while you were enjoying their hospitality.
I TRULY HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE KIM. I LOVED MY BROHER ARTHUR AS MUCH AND SOMETIMES TO THE PIONT OF BEING TOO PROTECTIVE WHICH HE DID NOT APPRICIATE. TAKE CARE AND HAVE A GREAT YEAR.
You are my fave real house wife both in this BH and all the others as well and I always think you keep it pretty real and you live a life that seems more real and down to earth then most of the people on this show and I think that you do a good job when it comes to your sister. I have a family member a lot like her and I have to constantly check myself and tell myself I am not their mother and let them live their life how they want even if I dont approve. Its a hard lesson to learn but no one can make a person change they have to want it themselves no matter how hard we love them and want what is right for them it all comes down to them. Thank you for being a positive person on tv these days and not acting like a rich spoiled drama queen like some of the other women on all the seasons. I wish you and your family all the best.
Thanks ladies, for being ladies during the last episode. Even though it was surrounded by the tragedy of of a death, it was very nice to see things end on a much more civil note and see all of you come together. You are all so beautiful in your own way and that's really how I like to wait for you all to come back for the next episode! Cheers and until the new episodes!
Thanks to you and the producers for another great season. I so looked forward to Monday nights, eating (vegeterian) sushi and having a glass of wine. I will really miss the show and can't wait until next season.
Do you/Lisa/Adrienne not have any entertaining, fun friends who could be added to the cast? I think it's time to have a bit of a shakeup and keep you, Lisa and Adrienne and add a few new faces. What about the blonde women you were talkng to when Cedric walked in at Sur? It would be nice to have some of your real friends on the show so we can vicariously live through you and see what you discuss and do in real life with real friends, as opposed to following story lines like the one with Kim or Taylor.
That having been said, Kim's disease and Taylor's struggles have helped a lot of women come to terms with, as you say, the fact that domestic violence and alchoholism do not discriminate.
I have just one itsy bitsy request. I realize on the show that your goal is to be fun and entertaining (and you are!!!!). Of cameras, please continue to fight againt bullying, against mistreatment of animals, and all the other great causes. Living in NYC, I know how much everyone does and especially how much money everyone gives to good causes, but let's raise our children to care about others and want to make the world a better place for all.
Love you, Lisa, Adrienne and your families. Thanks for a fun season. See you next year.
Hi Kyle -
As I've watched this season, I have identified and empathized with you with your struggles with your relationship with your sister. I have a father and brother who are recovering alcoholics and it's a difficult thing to watch a family member struggle and not want to help. It's equally difficult to explain away behaviour for the person to others when that family member doesn't want to recognize or deal with the issue - or even have it known no matter how evident it is.
I also sympathize with having friends around you that have 20/20 insight without the emotional tie... their intention is good, but it's usually much more difficult than they can imagine to disengage and let the family member flounder.
I physically felt your frustration having been there. Like you said, you can only take so much before you blow. I'm sure you've heard this, but take care of you first and the rest as you can to the degree it's ok and healthy for you. I'm glad Kim has taken some steps in a positive direction and wish you both the best going forward.
Why hasn't Kathy appeared as a guest on the show. It seems that you have a closer relationship with Kim and the girls than with her.
Will miss you guys! I guess the only thing I don't understand is why Kim would sign up for a reality show with her issues? She doesn't even blog. I guess if she really did get help then that is one good thing that came out of her being on the show.
Ahhh Kyle we adore you and your beautiful family. So happy to hear Kim is in a better place now. It was very hard to watch what was happening to her and we knew that you knew and weren't gonna put it out there. Taylor is another story. If she was abused, God forbid. it just didn't come across. What it did seem like is that she craved your attention and the attention of the camera. I felt you were a wonderful sister and a friend to two troubled people. Good luck with the book and many blessings
I hope Kim isn't on next season. While o wish her well, it seems she is very uncomfortable in this environment and it's VERY uncomfortable for us to watch.
Thanks you so much for sharing your lives with us...we have truly taken to heart all of these life lessons. With much appreciation Kyle...thank you again!!
Kyle, I hope you & Kim both continue down a healing path. You handle things the best you can & that's all we can do. I've cringed at some of the criticism...yet everyone is entitled to their own opinions. There's this great mental mantra I use @ times, "I do the best I can with what God gives me." I think you tried until it hurt very badly and your pain was palpable this season. I think Kim is lovely. I do hope she continues on the path to wellness. Until we've walked in your shoes, it's not fair to judge. You both have a strong foundation of love~~and I always think that's what holds family relationships together in the end. Best Wishes!
Kyle, I am glad to hear on TV that Kim is doing better. I am also glad that you 2 are doing well, too. The wedding was beautiful. I was happy to see a fun ending to the season. All the tention was hard to watch. I know all of you were felling romantic when Pandora and Jason said their vows. I wish we could have seen more of it. Have fun NOT shooting right now. I do look forward to the next season.
God Bless you, Kim and your beautiful family Kyle. What started out as a show for entertainment, ended up being real life situations that most of us have or are struggling with. I think you've portrayed yourself and all your struggles very honestly with the viewers. The courage you and Kim showed by being so real has probably helped many people you'll never know about, and I'm so glad to hear that you and Kim are better than ever. If nothing else was apparent, underneath all the pain and anger, you two certainly love each other.
Thanks again Kyle - see you next season!!!
I devoured your book! And, ordered some morrocan oil this week! Your advice is so solid and wise. Thank you for keeping it real and always putting your man and your girls first. I'm a true fan of YOU!
I have noticed that the other housewives consistently have more comments/ responses than you do. When I look back on Season 2, I think I know why. You portrayed yourself as a "victim" of Camille's harsh behavior in Season 1, and viewers took sides, practically vilifying Camille in the process. Then your true colors were displayed at the awful Game Night at Dana's. Your behavior toward Brandi was horrible; you were continually rude to her even after that night when she attempted to make amends. I think the only reason you began to feign decency toward Brandi was when you were judged in the court of public opinion and found lacking. YOU had a continuous conflict with Kim; YOU turned on Lisa (who has always been a friend to you); YOU cried at Kim's house about her relationship and tried to make it all about you; YOU cried at your party and caused a scene in the driveway; YOU made Mauricio's mother's surgery ALL about YOU. This season I have made sure to DVR RHOBH so that I don't have to watch you create constant drama with anyone with whom you have interactions. However, I also fast-forward through any scenes with Taylor and Kim. I enjoy Lisa, Adrienne, Camille, and Brandi.They at least know how to be mature and civilized without trying to make every hang nail the worst tragedy on the planet!
Kyle, You definitely have your ups and downs with everybody or so it seems. I cannot tell whether you are two faced or just afraid at times. Your sister is your sister no matter what in life. Protect her, don't do things for the camera just for the money. Like you said, "addiction is addiction no matter where you live". Well family is the same. If you cannot fix it, move on but don't choose try to fix things on camera for money as it will not work. Where is your family, like your sister, Kathy? Where are the Hiltons? You have an amazing husband and family, that is what matters. Seriously, that is your family now. You appear to try and fix things with Lisa that don't need to be fixed. You love the face time on camera, do you think you are Paris? Stay true to you and your husband and children. They will be the ones with you in the end. Have a great off season.
What a season!
You received oodles of negative feedback this season and I was not impressed with your behavior in several episodes but if I had camera's following me, I'm not sure how I'd behave too. Thanks for the entertainment because truly.... that's all it is!
You are awesome! Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your wonderful life and also for sharing great stories in your book! I will miss the RHOBH :(
I wish the best for yours and Kim's relationship. At the same time, when I watched that scene in the limo, I stopped breathing, my heart shut down and my brain stopped. I was so stunned that I didn't even know how I felt. It had gone way past bickering, misunderstandings and resentments and was definitely NOT something that should not have been on a tv show. Quite honestly, I would have a hard time explaining how that scene was different than seeing a lamb tied to a post and watching as someone walked into the room and gutted it with a knife. Kim was in such a fragile state of despair and you were so aggressive. I would not be at all surprised if I heard that Kim's downward spiral was accelerated by that night.
You want us to believe that your relationship with your sister is too complicated for us to understand. However, most family relationships are complicated and we do understand in general though we don't have all the details.
You seem, to me, to think that honesty in and of itself is a virtue. That combined with a tendency to be judgmental and critical is why some people see you as a "mean girl".
I know one thing, I am glad you are not my sister. Your blogs say thank you for supporting me. This season and last you did not support your sister. You always talk down to Kim, take everyone's side but Kim. You make fun of her boyfriend. I don't call that support. If my sister treated me the way you treat Kim, we would not be talking or be in each other lives. I think the best thing for Kim would be remove you from her life. You don't support at all.
Kyle! I just wanna say no matter what other people think about you and there negative thought, your my favorite person on the show and the reason I watch it because your so down to earth and chill and I love it. :)
-much love, Kelly-
I have one sister. Ups and downs when we were younger are not the same as we grew older and came into our own lives. We can only love with a big heart and hope our mistakes are forgiven. No matter what your both courageous for taking on living your lives on the television because God knows that destructs some however God gives the strength to some to be role models. Bravo sure shows how at times we can be weak but even better we can forgive and forget and that is TRUE STRENGTH, Sister Love~