This blog is a difficult one. So much has changed since we filmed this episode.
Let's start with Kim's boyfriend and me meeting him for the first time. Kim did bring Ken to Paris' premiere party, but for some reason we never actually met. It was crowded that night, and we were all off in different directions. Kim never introduced him to our sister Kathy either, so I didn't know of any boyfriend. I started hearing about Kim's "neighbor" Ken from my nieces. Kim had been spending time over there, but still hadn't shared anything with any of us. Watching the show as an outsider, I think it must look strange to you that I am crying over Kim moving in with a boyfriend that she seems to be happy with. I wish it were that simple. I have many reasons for not thinking Ken is the right person for Kim. It looks as if I am crying because I want her to live closer to our family. Why do you think that is?
Unfortunately people simply cannot understand our relationship from watching a TV show. This relationship is decades in the making. Plus, there are many contributing factors that you will never see because I am not comfortable sharing them with the world. I am sorry about that. You may feel frustrated at times, angry, or curious why I have said or done certain things. For now, I have to wait until my sister is ready to speak up and explain things herself.
Taylor's luncheon. . ..Well, how many of you have been in that position? Not knowing a friend wasn't included in a lunch, dinner, party etc., then slipping and feeling like you hurt someone's feelings. Lisa called me, and I assumed she was calling to say "Where the heck are you, Richards?" I felt terrible after. When Taylor explained why she didn't include Lisa, I understood. Their relationship has been strained at best. This wasn't an event where Taylor could have as many people as she wanted. It was one table and she had to choose her guests carefully. Little did I know what a disaster that would turn into. . .
Lisa's Tea. . .this is where it gets difficult. Before Lisa's tea, she told me she was going to confront Taylor and told me she wanted me to "back her," then Taylor called and said "I know Lisa is upset about not being invited to my luncheon. I'm going to tell her what I have been feeling. Will you back me?" Well, talk about being in a bad position. They both know I am friends with both of them. I didn't commit to either one by saying I would back them. I also wasn't going to say what each one was saying to me. Lisa and Taylor almost immediately started in with each other. . .
Camille, Adrienne, and I were too nervous to move or even breathe at that point. It is so complicated because you have to remember we spend time together off-camera as well. Some of what we were talking about was stuff that had not happened in front of the cameras. Example, when Taylor questioned Lisa about calling Camille to say "will you back me and say to Kyle that you're not friends with Taylor?" was a conversation I had with Lisa at Paul's Night Of Beauty. Taylor, at the tea, mistakenly said to Lisa "you told Camille that Kyle said ‘Camille and Taylor aren't friends'. Will you back me? " She meant to say that I said "Taylor and Camille are friends". Confused yet? I am!
Then Taylor started throwing the others under the bus because she wanted back up. I really was upset being put in that position. This was their argument. God knows I've had enough of my own! Taylor said to Paul at the gate outside that we have all said things about Lisa. We are ALL friends in a tight group. When one of us is upset with one of the girls about something she said or did, we vent to each other. Absolutely. Each and every one of us have vented to each other at one point or another. Our friends save us money and time on therapy.
Later when Taylor returned is when it got messy. Taylor had told all of us many things about her marriage, but nothing had been said when the cameras were around. It was such a terrible situation to be in. We all tried to help and advise Taylor in private, and then suddenly it was out in the open. Part 2 of Lisa's tea continues next week. . .
Answers to your questions. . .
My earrings from the séance are actually from my sister Kathy's store called Designer Archives in Bel AIr. Not sure of the designer, but Tracy at the store will know how to order them.
Rebecca the psychic is on twitter! She rarely tweets but you can contact her @thepurplerose or Purple Rose Entertainment.
My sunglasses that I wore to Kim house are Balenciaga.
Have a great week!!!