As thankful as
we all most of us are that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 is over, most of the viewers do miss the Housewives themselves. Thankfully Kyle Richards has a scripted show to promote and appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night.
Of course she talked about the Beverly Hills reunion, but she was also asked to weigh in on the Bethenny Frankel vs. Carole Radziwill feud. Kyle has been friends with Bethenny for over 25 years, so she does have a lot of insight when it comes to the Skinnygirl founder.
Andy Cohen told Kyle, “Carole talked tonight about what it’s like to be in a disagreement with Bethenny” before he asked Kyle to share her thoughts. As per usual, Kyle did what she could to be diplomatic. She said, “I don’t know all about the season, but I will say this: Every time I’ve had an issue with Bethenny- which in 25 years hasn’t been that many- I will say ‘This upset me’ and she will say ‘You know what, you’re right’ and we work through it. We’re here 25 years later so…”
And then Andy asked Kyle about the Beverly Hills reunion. Of course, the first question was “Has anything changed with your sisters since the reunion wrapped?” Even though this was such an obvious question to ask, Kyle still looked caught off guard and uneasy responding.
Kyle told Andy, “Well, no. It was more…. Kim [Richards] and I are fine and I sent her the DVD. Kathy [Hilton] has not seen the show yet.” Can we get Kathy on this show? This sister dynamic sounds a million times more compelling than anything we were subjected to last season.
Andy said, “Camille [Grammer] brought a ball gag with her. All in good fun? Or crossing the line?” Kyle admitted, “I love when Camille crosses the line.” Same here, Kyle.
Then he got to the only major altercation at the reunion. Andy said, “Erika [Jayne] and Teddi [Mellencamp Arroyave] really went head to head with Erika yelling ‘Raise up or get the fuck out.’ Whose side are you on?” Kyle answered, “In that moment, Teddi’s. I thought that was really uncalled for.” It really wasn’t the best look for the (former?) fan favorite. Hopefully Erika can turn things around next season- if she returns for another season.
Andy remarked, “LVP said 90% of conversations are about you and you need her help a lot. Is that true?” Kyle claimed, “Not true at all. She knows exactly why she said that. It’s because I said a Soho House that it was all about her, so she had to get me back. But I love her.” Lisa acting vindictively? How shocking….
Kyle was asked about Erika’s reunion behavior- again. Kyle remarked, “She did seem a little off that day and absolutely guarded, but I don’t know what’s going on with her. I don’t think she was exactly herself that day.” What about the rest of the season? What happened to the Erika we met during Season 6?
And just for good measure, Kyle was asked about Erika for a third time during the episode. A fan wanted to know, “Do you think the backlash Erika was getting on social media was fair based on how she behaved at the reunion?” Kyle answered, “Like I said, I don’t think she was herself that day. I’ve had backlash too. I know Erika’s a good person. They’ll see the real Erika.” Or have we already seen the real Erika? Has the allure of an alter ego and catsuits run its course?
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ERIKA’S BEHAVIOR AT THE REUNION? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON: BETHENNY’S OR CAROLE’S?