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Bethenny Frankel knew Kyle Richards way before either of them were Real Housewives — we're talking a friendship that spans more than 25 years here. So, Bethenny has witnessed many of the ups and downs in Kyle's other relationships, including those in her longtime friendship with Lisa Vanderpump.
Unfortunately, Kyle's friendship with Lisa is currently experiencing one of those downs. A heated discussion about whether Lisa leaked a story about the dog Dorit Kemsley adopted to the press this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills appears to have torn these ladies apart.
But is Kyle and Lisa's relationship really done for good? Not according to Bethenny, who weighed in on the 90210 ladies' drama during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Wednesday night (clip above). "Based on the way Kyle is talking, I don't think it will be over over," she said.
Bethenny said that she has also spoken to Lisa Rinna about the situation as the two have also been good friends for years. However, she admitted, "I don't know all the backstory because it's intense, and there's a lot of backstory."
Camille Grammer similarly shared her hopes for a reconciliation between Kyle and Lisa when The Daily Dish caught up with her at the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden opening at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in March. "I do miss her and Kyle," she shared. "It's sad for me to see them in the place that they're in right now. And that comes from my heart. It really saddens me, and I hope they can put this, their differences aside and move forward in their relationship and in their friendship, because I think they have a special friendship."
Bethenny also recently emphasized to her fans on Twitter how close Kyle and Lisa were as friends before this whole conversation happened, which is also why Kyle said she "never imagined losing a friendship over this" in her latest blog on Bravotv.com.
"We could have sat down as two friends and talked it out, even if we ended up agreeing to disagree. That’s what friends do," Kyle wrote. "We have laughed, fought, and made up. We've had our ups and downs. Some friendships have more than others. I always felt our friendship was worth it."
Lisa explained that she "just felt very emotional, very raw" during that discussion with Kyle during her appearance on WWHL earlier this week. "At that time, I was in a place in my life that I was kind of desperately searching for happiness," Lisa recalled, referring to the passing of her brother, Mark Vanderpump, last spring.
Lisa added, "Of course I miss that friendship, but maybe it wasn't such a good friendship after all is said and done."
Lisa opens up about what she misses most about her friendship with Kyle, below.
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