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Lisa Vanderpump Opens up About Feeling "Very Emotional, Very Raw" During Drama with Kyle Richards
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Lisa Vanderpump shares what she misses most about her friendship with Kyle Richards.
We've never seen Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards be at odds quite the way they are currently on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In fact, in Tuesday night's episode, the 90210 ladies were still reeling from that heated discussion about the story that was leaked about the dog Dorit Kemsley and her family adopted from the Vanderpump Dog Center.
Lisa shared during Tuesday night's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that she was upset Kyle didn't believe she didn't leak the story, especially after she swore on the lives of her two children, Pandora Vanderpump Sabo and Max Vanderpump Todd (clip above). "I would never accuse somebody of doing anything unless I had proof because we've all had accusations thrown out there," she said.
Host Andy Cohen later asked if Lisa respected the fact that Kyle was trying to be objective and hear all sides before confronting her. "No, because when you're a good friend, I think you stand up for them. I stood up for Kyle when I have no idea whether she's right or wrong," Lisa insisted, citing the example of when she came to Kyle's defense during her drama with Camille Grammer in Season 1 of RHOBH.
Lisa also explained that she was in a very different place this season of RHOBH. The restaurateur has previously opened up about the immense impact the passing of her brother, Mark Vanderpump, last spring had on her as she returned to RHOBH this season. "At that time, I was in a place in my life that I was kind of desperately searching for happiness," she shared on WWHL. "And I talked to you [Andy] about that prior to coming back to the show. And I just felt very emotional, very raw."
Still, Lisa said that she's disappointed about what happened in her friendship with Kyle, especially since they "had a lot of fun together." "Of course I miss that friendship, but maybe it wasn't such a good friendship after all is said and done," Lisa concluded.
Kyle gave her take on the situation with Lisa in her latest blog on Bravotv.com, writing that she knew telling her friend what the rest of the RHOBH squad had been saying about the leaked story was the right thing to do.
"I tried to explain to Lisa that even though I felt what I felt and said what I said, I do care about her and that I thought I WAS being a friend by telling her about the conversation, even if it wasn’t what she wanted to hear," Kyle explained. "If I had lied at lunch, my other friends would have lost respect for me for not being honest. If I told my truth, Lisa would be mad at me. This is a no win situation for me. Therefore, I just stuck to my truth."
She then claimed that her conversation with Lisa didn't have to escalate the way it did. "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. We don’t just tell each other what the other wants to hear. That’s not friendship," Kyle wrote.
"Contrary to some of the comments I’ve seen, Lisa and I did have a real friendship. 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."
Kyle ended her blog by saying that she "never imagined losing a friendship over this."
Watch the moment, below.