I always wanted a sister, and maybe that's why it is so heartbreaking for me to see the demise of Kim Richards and Kyle "Splits" Richards relationship on the past and present seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Check that. If I'd had a sister, there is no question we would fight like cats and dogs (I'm feisty!). However, no imaginary sister of mine would have been cool enough in my younger years to carry Disney's Witch Mountain franchise. Furthermore, had I been blessed with two sisters, the lesser known, but very flexible one could never have pulled off starring along side Bette Davis in the freaky Watcher In The Woods. NERAK!
I realize that I often reference this movie when discussing Splits, but it's amazing. I'd tell you to Redbox it, but you probably need to find your local dying Blockbuster to locate it and see Splits in all of her supernatural glory. I feel like knowing the Richards sisters' past makes me more cognizant of their present. A sober Kim is clearly ridding herself of the demons that found her playing the teenage breadwinner, and Kyle is still uber-jealous that her older sister was the breakout child star. I should stop playing arm chair psychiatrist and get on with the post, right? My apologies.
Thankfully, now that the season we're currently watching has wrapped, everything seems to be much better with the Richards sisters. Thank goodness. Their family drama was painful to endure…at best!
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According to People, all is finally well between Kyle and Kim. The pair is even starring together in Stars In Danger: The High Dive, which, to me, sounds like the worst reality competition show ever. Belly flops and water up the nose? Count me out! I'd rather watch a celebrity touted episode of Wipe-Out. I've trademarked that idea, FYI.
Speaking on their rift, Kim explains, "My sister and I had kind of a rough patch over the last couple of years and I thought [High Dive] would be a nice opportunity for Kyle and I to really bond. It took us actually a step beyond closer. We're probably the closest we've maybe ever been…I really didn't see any light at the end of the tunnel."
Splits Kyle concurs, telling the site,"The first day I had to get on the diving board, I was completely overcome by fear. I felt like I was going to faint. I couldn't feel my legs…My sister felt very protective of me and kind of went into mama-bear mode…We really had to support each other and I think that's the best thing that's come out of this for us. Kim and I are definitely in the best place we've been since we were little girls," adding, "We've gotten over our rough patch, but I'm still afraid of heights."
I am so torn. The RHOBH fan in me wants Kyle to suffer in silence a tad longer before gaining fragile Kim's trust. However, the Greg Louganis fan in me can't wait to see the drama unfold on the platform!
TELL US-DO YOU THINK ALL IS NOW WELL WITH THE RICHARDS SISTERS? WILL YOU BE WATCHING STARS IN DANGER: THE HIGH DIVE?
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