Lisa Vanderpump Talks Brandi Glanville Coming Between Kim Richards And Kyle Richards

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump took to her RHOBH blog to reflect back on season five of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, pointing out a glaring similarity to season four, and thanked fans for their support following Ken Todd‘s recent surgery.

Lisa shared her thoughts on Kim Richards and Brandi Glanville‘s friendship. “I think upon reflection, it has been pretty obvious after months of filming the intent of some to insert themselves into an already fractious situation. Kim obviously felt bolstered by BG, much to her detriment, as she became a victim of her own volatility. I doubt since filming has wrapped whether there has been much interaction between BG and Kim,” said Lisa. “It would surprise me greatly if this supposedly close relationship is still flourishing.”


Lisa continued, “There’s not a lot to say that hasn’t been said, really, but what concerned me this season was the manipulative attempt by BG to undermine Kyle and to validate any negativity that Kim was feeling, salaciously stating what a wonderful friend she was and how totally unsupportive Kyle has been. I don’t believe the years of dealing with a sibling struggling with alcoholism, supporting financially when needed, should be ignored – also the emotional toll it must have taken on the family. This is a family that has many offspring who love each other dearly, and that should be paramount. BG has no idea of any history, just a few short months under the glare of reality television.”

Like Eileen, Lisa questioned Kim‘s insistence that some topics – the ones that show her for the vile person she is – were off limits.

“It baffles me once again as to the arrogance as to state what is off limits,” said Lisa. “How many scenarios can we excuse? Dogs? Children? House? Sobriety? Our business became your business when we entered into your living room. We should strive for transparency, and we should deal with consequences as we profit from the benefits.”

Lisa said she enjoyed Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna‘s addition to the cast and acknowledged the text messages Lisa sent Kim.

“I have grown close to Lisa and Eileen and enjoyed them immensely, not always understanding Lisa’s actions, but always believing it came from a place of concern, even if sometimes, like in regard to the text she sent, it was a little impulsive. Her anger got the better of her, and for that, I believe she was sorry,” said Lisa. “I am not making excuses for her, but I am resolute in the belief that provocation sometimes creates a day of reckoning.”

On why she implored Kim and Kyle to work on their relationship – even if that means merely putting a Band-Aid on it – Lisa shared, “Sometimes we reach for the unreachable, especially when it comes to relationships. We have to accept that idyllic relationships are not always obtainable, but what we should not accept is that the whole family infrastructure, which can be so delicate, would possibly be fractured – weddings missed, birthdays ignored, and all of life’s moments punctuated, documented with regret.”

Lisa continued, “So that is what I hope for this season, that the devious trifling is never rewarded by the success in the breakdown of any relationship. Last year, as I sat on my own, aghast at what had transpired, I hoped for a clearer picture, and now I have one, as I think you all do.”

Lisa thanked fans for reaching out following Ken‘s recent hip replacement.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you, who have sent messages of love and well wishes in what has proved to be a trying week,” shared Lisa. “The surgery has been a reminder of how sometimes the indomitable support of those close to you is so valuable, and I appreciate it tremendously. My children by my side, friends, and family are the icing on the cake. Thank you to you all. Ken is doing much better and is well on the way to full recovery.”

I agree with Lisa‘s take on Brandi and Kim‘s “friendship” and Brandi’s motives where Kim and Kyle are concerned, but I do not think Kim and Kyle should put a Band-Aid on their relationship, if it truly can’t be saved, and move on. Family or not, sometimes the best thing to do is remove toxic people from your life.


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