After this week’s first episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, newbie Kathryn Edwards has a lot to say. She knew to expect a stressful day of rehashing the season’s highs and lows (mostly lows) and now she’s sharing her thoughts on things that were said in this first of three installments.
Of her Lyme battle, Kathryn says that it shouldn’t have even played a part in the other ladies’ storylines this season. “I feel as though Yolanda’s illness should have never been the subject of conversations. I didn’t like it from the moment I heard the word Munchausen, nor the discussions about Yolanda’s Instagram posts. I didn’t like the subject of her appearance being judged as to a motivation. All of it felt below the belt, and I didn’t want to be a part of it. As far as everything else goes, I was shocked. I thought it was a cruel joke for a second.”
She explains, “The accusation that Lisa R. made about the “storyline” was something I was hearing for the first time. It was shocking, and I couldn’t begin to make heads nor tails of it. Yolanda is clearly sick and this subject can’t be fodder for a story. I really don’t want to believe this. I don’t blame Yolanda for being upset. How could she not feel hurt? To make light of something that she just stated is the biggest contributing factor in her divorce…as a storyline? Not good. The Munchausen comment, no matter who said it, should have never been repeated. Bottom line is this: Lisa R. shouldn’t have spoke of it to anyone. I don’t care if the Pope asked her to repeat it, she shouldn’t have…I know she regrets it, she has said so several times.”
Kathryn firmly believes that Lisa Rinna can’t push the blame off on anyone but herself. “I will also say this…at this stage of the game, for me, as I have stated all along, I believe that the onus lies with Rinna. She can’t, in the 24th hour, try to pin this one on anyone else, regardless of what happened…and I have no clue as to what went down. I feel like a broken record, but I have to say it again…Rinna, you made the choice to talk about it. You’re a strong, smart woman. I know you’ve owned it and apologized…I just don’t know if it was smart to implicate others to take the pressure off yourself. And I have to say that Kyle seemed just as shocked as I was when hearing all of this.”
Kathryn adds, “It’s a big accusation to make, and my question is: to what end?
I understand Lisa R’s. quest to be heard and get it out, but I wonder if her need to get it out is worth the cost of the friendships…and at this point, sharing the information is hurtful to Yolanda. The relationship is damaged and possibly over, but I’ve never understood the person who wants to clear their conscience and tell you more bad news after the fact. Where were you when it happened? Why didn’t you step forward then?”
The moral to the story: “This one being that if no one got involved in talking about Yolanda’s illness in the first place, none of this would have happened.”
Closing thoughts on the Faye Resnick situation that brought her in to this season of RHOBH, “With regard to Faye R…(sigh)…I’m really so over and done with this topic, just about as much, if not more, than I am with the Munchausen topic. I spoke my peace to Faye, and I felt like I did the right thing when we met at Kyle’s back in August. I didn’t know what to expect from Faye. I had heard that she could be tough and unpleasant, so I was prepared for that. When Faye basically said that she didn’t want to go there, I respected her feelings. She made a blanket apology and I felt, watching the show, that it was a bit dismissive after the fact.”
She continues, “I think the timing of the FX show and the way she was portrayed on that show has more to do with all the negativity Faye is/was feeling, rather than it being the Housewives show that’s so upsetting. I didn’t have any further conversations with Faye all season other than surface pleasantries when we would see each other.
I have no agenda in trying to make Faye feel bad. I didn’t bring up the OJ stuff. Kyle asked me if I knew Faye at District the first time I met her. All the ladies talked about my previous marriage and gossiped about it…what did they think was going to happen? Please. There was much that could have been said, and as I stated on the reunion, I took the high road, and I don’t regret it.”
On teasing Rinna about her dietary habits, “I love to joke with people, and I like to think I have a good sense of humor. I can dish it out, and I can take it. I run with a lot of thick-skinned people and we tease each other but as soon as I sense someone feels hurt or doesn’t see the humor in something, I feel terrible. That being said, as I have stated before…I don’t think for one second that Lisa R. has an eating disorder. Lord knows if she did, it sure wouldn’t be something that I would ever kid about.”
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