I have to give props to Kyle. She knows how to play this reality TV thing to her advantage. Pretty much every cast member is always on her side and she’s in good enough favor with the audience that she can plug any project she wants, so of course she answered Andy Cohen’s questions very carefully.
Even though Kyle Richards is a cast member in a reality TV franchise called Real Housewives, she is oddly in the minority since a lot of the stars in the franchise aren’t even wives. Kyle and Mauricio Umansky seem to have a very solid relationship and they’re not even annoying about it…. minus the constant plugs for The Agency that I could do without.
Kyle recently opened up about the very beginning of her relationship with her husband Mauricio, why she would never do Dancing With the Stars, and how she said no a million times to doing Celebrity Apprentice, but ended up caving to join the cast anyway.
I waited for months to see what Erika Girardi was mad about when she declared “you don’t know what I go through every night” and it ended up being both anticlimactic and disappointing. When it finally happened and it was directed at Eileen Davidson, I was thrown off. Of all people in this cast, Eileen is the one who worships Erika and her Erika Jayne alter ego. It made no sense to me.
Obviously, this was a case of misdirecting anger, but still, Erika admitted that she’s happy that her breakdown was aimed at Eileen instead of another cast member. That seems like a weird sentiment to have after flipping out on your most loyal follower, but if you are going to mess up, it might as well be with the person who supports you most. They did recover from that meltdown quickly, so I get it.
It has been tough for me to find sympathy for Eden Sassoon this season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but I definitely felt bad for her after Erika Girardi rejected and made fun of the friendship ring she bought her during the Hong Kong trip. Sure, I felt like it was a little off-base since I am pretty sure that these two had zero alone time the whole season.
Nevertheless, Erika’s reaction was unkind and unnecessary. I have been ride or die Erika Jayne from the start, but it’s tough to defend her antics in Hong Kong. Then again, every human being is bound to have an unflattering moment or two if her life is filmed for months at a time.
Even though Erika Girardiis getting a lot of flack for being “cold” and not opening up a lot during the last few Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there is one topic that she has always expressed strong feelings about: advocating for the LGBTQ community.
Not only that, but her performance alter ego Erika Jayne has always emphasized how proud she is to have strong support from LGBTQ members of her fandom. She has performed at several Pride events before so it is only natural for Erika to put on another performance to support the fans that have been so supportive of her… no matter what she wears, or doesn’t wear.
Look below for pictures of Southern Charm’s Thomas Ravenel celebrating Kenzie’s birthday, Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer posing in front of a porta potty Aspen Mountain, Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Judge and Shannon Beador celebrating Shannon’s birthday, & more.