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We all remember that incredibly hard to watch limousine ride on the season finale of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when Kim Richards accused her sister Kyle of stealing her house and then Kyle outed Kim as an alcoholic. It was so awkward, and we got round two on the latest episode in Kyle’s very, very brown new home. Seriously, it was a lot of brick!

After Kim once again accused Kyle of unfairly cheating her out of her portion of their mother’s Palm Desert home, Kyle decided it was time to defend herself. She explains some of the background on selling the house and updates viewers on where the sisters’ relationship currently stands. It doesn’t sound good.


In her RHOBH blog, Kyle addresses Brandi Glanville’s pity party during her facial, but I’m going to focus mainly on what she has to say about Kim. She begins, “Kim meets up with Adrienne [Maloof] and fills her in on Amsterdam. I don’t understand why Kim insists that I ran after Lisa [Rinna] the night of their fight. This comes up at the reunion as well. I ran out first when the glass started flying. I only came back to get my purse. She wants to make it sound like I sided with Lisa R. Kim screamed at me that night and said some very mean things. I didn’t want to be around her at that moment. I wasn’t choosing Lisa R. over Kim. I was choosing to get out of that environment. Between poker night, the Gay Mixer, our lunch with Eileen [Davidson], the plane in Calgary, and then Amsterdam, I needed to get away. I couldn’t brush everything under the carpet anymore. Our relationship had taken had a horrible turn for the worse, and this is a side of Kim I choose not to be around.”

She dishes on her disdain for Brandi’s double talk regarding her sister’s sobriety. Kyle writes, “After my conversation with Lisa R., where she told me Brandi had concerns about Kim, I was frustrated that Brandi was discussing these things with Lisa R., while at the same time telling Kim that Lisa R. was going around talking about her. Why did she fail to mention to Kim that SHE also took part in this ‘talk’ and was expressing the same concerns for Kim? Brandi was also going on and on about Eileen and Lisa R. talking about Kim. Didn’t Brandi also sit on the beach with her friend Jennifer and talk about Kim? And what about her conversation with Lisa R. saying ‘Isn’t everyone worried about Kim?’ Brandi was clearly playing both sides and Kim had no idea.”

Discussing their mother’s house, which is clearly still the source of a lot of pain between the sisters, Kyle continues, “I wanted Kim and I to spend some time away from everyone, so we went to to Palm Desert. Like we always do. It is normally a two-hour drive and an easy getaway. For people who live in LA, it’s the most common weekend escape. We hadn’t spoken since Amsterdam, so it was obviously awkward. Getting into all of this with cameras around is not easy. For five years now, people have thought that I ‘stole’ my sister’s house. I never spoke up to defend or explain myself, because that would mean I would have to discuss private information that would make my sister more angry with me. When she brought it up again this time, after we had spoken about it in private and cleared it up, I wasn’t going to just sit back again and have my character and integrity attacked. Let me make it clear, since I believe many are still confused. It’s quite simple: My sisters BOTH wanted me to buy them out of our Mother’s house. I did so. Paying them BOTH an equal amount. Why would Kim accept anything less? For whatever reason, as years passed, she thought I paid Kathy more. NOT the case. Which is why I brought up the deposited checks AGAIN. I do not want to go into more private details , even though in doing so it would explain my side MUCH more clearly.”

She adds, “Another thing: To the people that imply my sister solely paid for the home with her childhood earnings is an insult to my mom. My parents moved to Los Angeles before I was born and built a beautiful home here in Bel Air. Once my parents divorced, yes, Kim worked. So did I. You can check out my IMDB to confirm that. Our Mom was our manager and worked her butt off to run my sisters and I around to audition after audition and juggled with my grandmother between the studios with Kim and me. Kathy dabbled in acting. She wasn’t really into it but was an amazing singer with an incredible voice. My mom sold our home in Bel Air, then moved to Beverly Hills and eventually settled in the Desert.”

Kyle concludes, “I was the executor of our mother’s trust. She asked me to hold onto the house for 10 years and then sell it. I think that was because it was so hard to face dying and think of all her most prized possessions no longer being a part of our lives as well. Business wise, it was a terrible investment, because we were losing money. But I had made that promise to my mom, so we hung onto it. We finally came to the decision after 12 years to sell the home. It was difficult, because it was very sentimental to all of us. I told Kim, and we discussed her daughter Brooke having the listing and maybe my daughter Farrah as well. They could share the listing. SO, Kim had plenty of warning that we were selling the house and plenty of time to come say her goodbyes. Whether she did or not was up to her. Anyway, that is that. It’s painful to keep going over this time and time again. I want to put it to rest. I just wish Kim and I could see eye to eye. I am hopeful that one day this will all be behind us.”

So, this will be revisited at the reunion? I am no fan of Splits, but I can’t imagine how hard it is straddle the line between wanting to clear your name and keeping family matters private. I guess the easiest way to do that would be to not be on a reality show, but we all know that will never happen! 


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