Kyle Richards Family Drama With Kathy Hilton Exposed! Plus Kyle Says RHOBH Saved Kim Richards Life

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Courtesy of Brandi Glanville‘s “Truth Cannons” readers at Reality Tea have known for a while what’s caused the secret tension between Kyle Richards and her sister Kathy Hilton. You know, the reason Kyle was almost axed from the guest list at Nicky Hilton‘s society wedding

Reportedly shady business dealings drove a wedge between the Hiltons and Richards families. At the center of the drama, unsurprisingly based on what we saw on of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, is Mauricio Umansky


According to a source Rick Hilton refused to make Mauricio a partner at his real estate agency “even after years of working there and a lot of success. So he left.”

But a different insider insists there was a reason for Rick’s hesitance! “Mauricio was not made a partner as he was not being 100 percent above board and so there were trust issues.”

Mauricio instead stared The Agency, which almost landed its own Bravo spinoff (before Lisa Vanderpump‘s Vanderpump Rules usurped it). The Agency has gone on to become one of the most successful real estate firms in the country. “Mauricio went behind Rick’s back when he started his business,” claims an source. 

 “Now, Mauricio is not welcome at any Hilton events,” the insider informs E! News. “It puts Kyle in a terrible position because she always has to choose between her husband and her older sister.”

The Hiltons are pissed because when Mauricio was getting started as an agent, Rick, “gave him clients, he introduced him to people.” Then Mauricio screwed Rick over. 

Adding insult to injury, when Mauricio left Rick’s agency he “did it covertly and informed Rick via email.” 

Rick and Mauricio came to a gentleman’s agreement that they would not go after each others’ agents, but then Mauricio went back on that promise and tried to poach staff,” asserts the insider.

“It’s a huge mess,” acknowledges the source. A huge mess that includes separate issues between Kyle and Kathy. Issues that are even more strained due to Kyle’s issues with Kim Richards and what’s featured on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

Other business arrangements caused frustrations to really boil over! “There was a lot of tension over the TV pilot Kyle has in development that’s based on her life growing up with her sisters,” explains a family insider. “Kathy even sent her a legal notice about it without any warning. Kathy did not want to come off negatively.”

Kathy apparently learned of Kyle’s TV deal shortly before Nicky’s wedding. “She was disinvited at the end of June, just weeks before the wedding. Nicky and Kyle are close, but Nicky deferred to her mom.” So, Kathy is afraid of how Kyle may portray their family? Or Kathy is pissed she’s not being given a piece of the pie?

Despite Kyle being re-invited to Nicky’s wedding. “Relations between Kyle and Kathy are still quite strained,” reports the source. “I don’t see it getting any better soon.” Things are so bad Kim even had two separate birthday celebrations – one with Kim, and one with Kathy! 

Things are so strained Kyle and Mauricio may not attend Kathy and Rick’s annual Christmas party this weekend. “She hasn’t always gone the past few years. Lisa and Ken used to go, but they don’t any more out of loyalty to Kyle.” 

Upper echelon of society Brandi went last year as Kim’s sober companion +1 last year. Although Brandi claims Kyle wasn’t invited which is why she wasn’t present. 

And in other news Kyle has been drinking KimKillah’s laced with delusion sobriety fool-aid because she believes Kim participating in Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills has saved her life! Look, Kim already used that to guilt trip Andy into keeping her on the show – I don’t see it working again!

“A lot of people think being on reality television is not a good thing for my sister Kim, but I actually think the opposite,” Kyle told TMZ. “In a lot of ways the show has saved Kim. It brought her issues to light, but it also forced her to go and get the help she needed.” 

After a string of rehab stints Kim will be making a few guest appearances this season – spots Kyle reportedly begged producers and Andy to allow Kim. In fact, it has always been Kyle who has majorly supported Kim to keep her on the show. 

Kyle maintains that the shooting schedule and the accountability needed for the show has been positive for Kim post-rehab by giving her direction and focus. Although Kyle agrees,”It is still stressful no matter what.” Yeah, since Kim has really demonstrated herself such a responsible and dedicated employee in the past, I’m sure she really rose to the occasion this season! 

Kyle says Kim agrees with her. Of course she does – Kim is desperate to be back on TeeVee and pretend she’s totally fiiiiiine! But Kathy also agrees Kim should return to RHOBH. Of course she does… Kim’s legal billz need to be paid!

Others in Kim’s life – namely her children – have expressed that Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills is bad for Kim. Kim even blamed the show for her relapse! The other Housewives, the ones who don’t pay Kim’s bills or bail her out constantly, co-sign that the show isn’t a good fit and they don’t want Kim back. Well, Kyle, too bad for you – it seems like Bravo agrees with the rest of the world that Kim is a big ole’ liability not worth the hassle! 


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