Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer Kathryn Edwards took to her blog to share her thoughts on the dynamic between her co-stars, namely Erika Girardi and Lisa Vanderpump, and explain why she told Lisa what Erika said.
Kathryn admitted she handled the situation badly, adding, “Hindsight is 20/20, and watching it now, I wish I would have done things differently.”
“When I sat down to the table with Erika, we started talking casually, as this has been the case since we met. When I had the ladies to my home in San Diego, I shared with them the loss of my father. I noticed everyone was so thoughtful and sensitive to it. Erika, while sitting at the table, shared with Kyle and LVP what had transpired while they had stepped out. Her conveyance of the story to them was cold and matter-of-fact,” said Kathryn. “When Erika later spoke of it in her interview she was sweet, sensitive and seemingly caring. I like that Erika.”
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About Erika, “The issue for me is that I never know who I’m going to see.”
Kathryn said warm Erika peeked out, when she talked about her grandmother, but cold Erika came back as soon as she showed empathy and tried to console her. As a result, Kathryn concluded that Erika didn’t want to be friends.
“Later in her interview, Erika cried, and I saw the real love and sadness she feels from the loss of her grandmother, and it made me cry,” admitted Kathryn. “Clearly, those real feelings are not to be shared and that’s her way of keeping everyone out.”
Kathryn recalled how Erika moved on and asked what she thought about Lisa Vanderpump. “I started to say that she was sweet and I like her when Erika cut me off and said no, Lisa VDP wasn’t sweet… with a tongue and cheek humor.”
“Make no mistake, I was wrong to repeat what she said at lunch, even though we all know that nothing is a secret or in confidence with this group of women,” said Kathryn. “What I should have done was question Erika as to why she felt the need to talk so disparagingly about Lisa VDP. Why? What had Lisa done to her or had she witnessed that deserved Erika labeling Lisa VDP “a sniper who shoots from the side”?”
Kathryn added, “I have only heard Lisa VDP say the nicest things about Erika and Tom. We had all just gone down to San Diego … to support Erika at her show. And please keep in mind that Erika had just lied about telling Yolanda that Lisa VDP and Kyle [Richards] were talking about her kids. We all saw that that was not the way it went down. So again, I ask, why?”
“Earlier at the Frieda’s lunch, I asked Erika how long she had been friends with Yolanda because I have noticed Erika standing up for Yolanda in a strong, protective way, that good friends do. Erika’s response to me was ‘Did Lisa VDP tell you to ask me that?’ No, Lisa VDP did not tell me to ask anything. I was just clearly observing some alliances and underlying motivation in the group. My point in bringing this up is that I was noticing a pattern with ladies. I had noticed that Yolanda [Foster] and Lisa VDP seem to have bad blood, and it seems to be causing trouble outside of just the two of them.”
Kathryn claimed she shared what Erika said to “bring insight and shed light as to why all of this backstabbing was going on.” Also, she added that she doesn’t think Erika’s animosity towards Lisa has anything to do with what went down in the Hamptons between Lisa and Eileen Davidson.
“I could have shared a lot more with the ladies, but I didn’t,” said Kathryn. “I felt like I chose my words fairly carefully while trying not to upset the apple cart too much. I didn’t repeat the ‘sniper’ comment, because I felt like that was far more incendiary. I specifically said that I felt like I was kind of ratting on Erika and I did not want it to come across that way. I would have gladly brought the subject up if Erika would have been there. No secrets. I own it… I was wrong, I wish I would have done it differently.”
Kathryn pointed out that friendship is a two-way street, “I have come to realize that just because someone says they want to be friends and someone else accepts it, it means nothing. Friendships are shown and demonstrated on both ends. We’ll see if Erika and I can patch this back together. I genuinely think as different as we both are, that we have some other nice things in common.”
It’s soo obvious to me that Erika was recruited by Yolanda for another attempt at Operation Take Down Lisa Vanderpump. Kathryn‘s instinct, about Erika and Yolanda being aligned and having an agenda, was spot on.
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