Andy Cohen is going on record calling the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion the most dramatic ever. Last night during an episode of Watch What Happens Live he revealed that, prior to filming the super emotional and dramatic day, Kim Richards and Kyle Richards hadn’t spoken or seen each other in FOUR months!
Much of the conflict at the reunion stemmed from their relationship, struggles surrounding Kim’s sobriety, her toxic friendship with Brandi Glanville, and the “stolen house” was hotly debated – and of course a smoking gun was revealed… All in all it sounds like an emotionally draining day for everyone.
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Kyle has admitted she doesn’t know if her relationship with Kim will ever be the same. Is that a good thing or a bad thing, considering where they’ve come from?
Reacting to how he approaches reunions, Andy insists he tries to be neutral. “I try not to take sides because it’s my job though a lot of people think I’m biased if I pummel someone with questions,” he explained on Ask Andy.
He also admits that sometimes it’s hard to take the petty arguments and drama seriously. “I do laugh a lot of times but they cut around me,” Andy confesses. “I’m just looking at cuts of the Beverly Hills Housewives and there were all these notes, ‘Lose that shot of Andy laughing!'”
Andy acknowledges that “sometimes” the Housewives do take offense to his laughter. Ya’ think?
In an effort to drum up drama, Bravo has leaked the seating arrangement for the reunion. So Kyle is next to Andy, as always, and Brandi, who’s been the “common denominator” in all the drama, is next to him on the other side. The two newbies are on the ends, with Yolanda Foster, who left early, occupying the final seat on a sofa shared by Brandi, Kim, and Eileen Davidson. Lucky Lisa Vanderpump found herself between Kyle and Lisa Rinna, which makes it a battle of the blondes vs. the brunettes. No more teams Bravo!
Andy has said numerous times reunion seating position has no bearing on who is getting fired, for instance I am positive Eileen, Lisa, and Yo will all be asked to stay. Whereas Andy has made no secret of the fact that Brandi may be on the chopping block.
Speaking of Brand, on last night’s WWHL former RHOBH Housewives returned. Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, and Taylor Armstrong talked the controversial Brandi and the disastrous turn Kim and Kyle’s relationship has taken this season.
“I think she’s a lightening rod,” opined Camille of Brandi. “It stirs things up.” Adrienne chimed in, “We all have had our issues with her, at some point. There are social etiquettes, and she doesn’t seem to know where to draw the line.”
Taylor, who remains friends with Kyle, spoke about the fragmented situation with Kim, and believes Brandi has no business being in the middle. “There’s so much history between Kyle and Kim, and I know how Kyle has fought for her sister for so many years with her challenges, and I just feel like she never gets any respect for what she’s been through on that side.”
“I know Brandi thinks that she’s just been here for so many years, witnessing it all, but they’ve been sisters for 45-years,” Taylor added. “I don’t think Brandi should be in the middle,” stated Camille. Camille wondered if Brandi was really being a sincere friend to Kim, “or is she enabling her to just do whatever?” Adrienne agreed the situation was totally disrespectful to Kyle.
Kyle shared in a recent interview with E! News the show has certainly affected her relationship with Kim. “It’s just so difficult to navigate my relationship with my sister in front of the cameras. We’ve always had a complicated relationship,” she explains. “I never imagined it would be like this, ever, when I signed on to do this show.”
TELL US – WILL THE REUNION BE AS DRAMATIC AS EVERYONE IS SAYING? IS BRANDI A GOOD OR A BAD ADDITION TO THE SHOW?
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