Months after their nasty limo fight during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finale, sisters Kim & Kyle Richards continue to pick up the pieces of their relationship. And in a new interview with PEOPLE, Kim is speaking out for the first time about Kyle since the airing of that episode.
“[It’s] a day-by-day thing that we work on [because] what happened was extremely painful,” Kim, 46, told PEOPLE at Bravo’s upfront party in Los Angeles. “It’s not going to cure itself over night and hopefully we will grow past all that happened and move forward and get stronger and stronger.”
As for Kyle, she says she is now “very proud” of the dramatic fight. “I’m very proud. I can only say for myself, but I learned a lot about our relationship,” Kyle, 42, said. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and I feel like our relationship was strengthened maybe because of what happened.”
One of those lessons learned by Kyle includes taking a new approach when it comes to dealing with Kim. Kyle states she now wants to be more of a sibling than a parent. “When you lose your parents like we have, I turned to my sisters to parent me at times and I feel like at times I need to parent them,” Kyle said. “But it’s not my job and I have to love her, step back and say I’m not your mom.”
Meanwhile Kyle spoke to E! News in a different interview on Sunday night, during which she revealed she might not be returning to the RHOBH after all, despite the fact that the second season began filming weeks ago.
“The show has been picked up for a second season, but I’m not sure if I’m coming back yet,” Kyle told E! News. “We’re not really sure who’s coming back yet, so we’ll see,” she said. We’re going to call a negotiating ploy to get more money from Bravo on this as Teresa Giudice did something similar last year as the 3rd season of the NJ Housewives began filming. Or perhaps Kyle is just playing coy as the cast of the show is not supposed to confirm who is returning to the press.
Whatever the case is, Kyle has been photographed filming for season 2 in recent weeks, so if she does decide to leave the show, it will likely be in the form of an early exit a la Dina Manzo on the NJ Housewives. And while Kyle’s BFF Faye Resnick has also been photographed filming for the second season, E! reports that Bravo has yet to make a final decision on who the new BH housewife will be. A recent report stated that the network intended on adding a new housewife to the current cast of six.
According to E!, the final spot has come down to two finalists – Faye and Ayda Field (wife of U.K. pop star Robbie Williams). “If I were to put money on it, I would say Ayda will be the new castmember,” a source tells E!.
So why has Faye been filming with the cast? “Faye is shooting for the show already because she is an actual friend of the cast,” explains the insider. “It is still unclear if Faye will remain a friend or become a central character on the show.”
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