The final part of the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion was all about owning the undefinable IT – what that “IT” is, we’re not sure. Lisa Vanderpump was owning no part in offending anyone, or the chicanery behind manipulating others into questioning Yolanda Foster‘s Lyme Disease. Other than Kyle Richards, the only person Lisa deemed worthy was Ken, who, despite pissing all the women off, made no appearance last night. Ken was too busy relaxing in the Villa Rosa gardens amid the splendor of mini horses and Pomeranians. Or, who knows, maybe he was doing gourmet Jello Shots with Mohamed and David! #LifeWithoutLyme
We begin with Lisa explaining why she didn’t open up about her past abuse when Eileen Davidson shared hers. Lisa didn’t feel comfortable sharing in front of Ken. Which seems to be a problem; since season 3 Ken has made a habit of attending events with Lisa, acting as a guard dog between her and the other women. It’s a bit silly, and, as Eileen tried to point out (in between Yolanda constantly interrupting), this wall Lisa has up – physically and metaphorically – prevents her from bonding and forming true friendships with the women.
Andy reads Rinna some Tweets from viewers and notes how much they were disliking her on Twitter tonight. One person asked if all this drama stirring was an attempt by Rinna to secure her job next season. She says “absolutely not. I couldn’t care less whether or not I’m there next season. I’m there to do my job.” Andy asks “what’s your job?” Lisa says, “to be authentic and be real and to react to what’s going on in the moment.”
I don’t know what I would do if it wasn’t for the Real Housewives franchise. I have watched every episode of every season in every city multiple times, no matter how I feel about the content. With that said, this season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has definitely been its worst – by far. As much as I love these ladies, there are so many reasons why Season 6 of RHOBH has been its worst. No matter how much I stan for this show, I cannot deny this. And I’m sure that I’m not the only one wishing for a redo on this one.
Typically, RHOBH is chock full of story lines, but this season just dragged on and on. Don’t get me wrong, I still watched every episode a million times, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I usually do. And this is something that made me sad. Hopefully someone at Bravo who has some power is reading this right now and will do what they can to avoid these same mistakes next season.
Apparently, TMZ didn’t get the memo that Kim‘s recovery is private, because they went and shared that bit of breaking news with the world. Somewhere, theReal Housewives of Beverly Hills star hissed, “Shut your f-ing mouth, TMZ! I’ve had enough of you, you beast!”
This is the exact opposite of how things go on Vanderpump Rules. For the most part, the workers at SUR adore and obey LVP. Lisa‘s employee Jax Taylor and occasional restaurant staffer Tom Schwartz came to her defense in response to the RHOBHdrama.
RHOBH is not Yolanda’s first foray into reality TV. Back when she was engaged to David Foster and planning their wedding of the century, she was a cast member of Hollywood Vrouwen, aka Hollywood Women, before she got her bigger break on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Fun fact: we can thank Hollywood Women for this little nugget.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we give you Pre-Housewives Yolanda. For no reason other than “just cuz.”
Check out the videos below. Just an FYI: she switches back and forth between Dutch and English.
Kim Richards may not have been a regular Real Housewives of Beverly Hillscast member this season, but she wanted to share her thoughts on this week’s reunion episode. Kim shared her joy over her upcoming grandchild and also gave her take on Lisa Rinna’s behavior – and more – this season.
“I want to start by saying thank you all for all the love, prayers and encouragement that you showed Monty and my family over these last two years.” Kim misses him immensely, “but he has given me a new strength I never even knew!” Another thing that is giving Kim motivation and strength? The news that she’s going to be a grandma! “By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news that I am going to be a grandma. My daughter Brooke and son-in-law Thayer are expecting a little boy! I can’t wait for this exciting new chapter in our lives. I am thrilled and excited to be Grandma. I know Monty is up there watching over all of us. He is now our true guardian angel!”