Look – I’m just gonna say it, because it has to be said: Yolanda Foster should not be part of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills this season. If Yolanda is too ill to fully participate, she should have taken a leave of absence to selfie from the comfort of her bed.
It’s not that I believe illness or family tragedy have no place on a mostly fluffy reality show. I fully agree the storylines should be real and provide an honest-ish glimpse into these women’s lives. But Lyme Disease has infected everything! Plus Yolanda is not giving us realness (about her own life or, apparently, allegedly, her children’s?), nor is she giving us the aspirational living required from the WEALTHIEST Housewives zipcode. Instead she’s giving us… well I don’t know if it’s Chronic Lyme, misdiagnosed menopause, Munchausen by Wikipedia, denial over an ailing marriage, or silicone poisoning?
At the mere mention of her name, Michelle said, “Faye Resnick is a very nice person.” Eileen added, “She is being slammed right now in the press for some reason. She is a lovely person and beautiful inside and out.” Surmising that the renewed interest in the O.J. Simpson murder case is the reason Faye‘s being dragged through the mud as of late, Eileen repeated, “She is a lovely woman.”
Yolanda starts off by sharing her disappointment in her co-stars. “Tonight’s show was disheartening. Still, I am the subject of conversation amongst “friends.” Looks like I got out of dodge right on time at that barbecue. The only thing I saw grilling was gossip. I have nothing to prove and know that my journey is public due to the job I’ve chosen as a Housewife, but I can’t accept something so delicate as my children’s health being talked about in such a way. I know I’m not the only mother who would speak to this… It’s one thing when your integrity is doubted, spoken of behind your back, but it strikes another cord when it’s your children.
About last week’s episode,Erika shares, “I appreciate that the women and I were able to sit around the dinner table and have a deeper conversation. I felt like I got to know them better, and I am starting to see more of who they are.”
Rick Hilton confirmed the news that 58-year-old Monty had passed. Monty, heir to a supermarket chain, was Kim’s first husband – they were married from 1985 – 1988 and remained close friends following their divorce. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star was helping to care for Monty in his last years, as she also struggled with an alcohol relapse.
Being stranded in the Hamptons with the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills pecking at each other’s emotional vulnerabilities has left Ms. Rinna exhausted. “This trip to the Hamptons feels like it’s never going to end!” she laments, describing the so-called vacation as “quite intense and rather uncomfortable.” I blame Bethenny. (I kid. Well, kinda. I actually blame Bethenny AND Kim Richards).