Tuesday nights are one of my favorite nights of the week, as I know that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is on. It is one of the few shows I actually watch live instead of on my DVR-and I am even willing to put up with the commercials! Beverly Hills is generally light and frothy with a little drama thrown in. Which is a nice break from some of the heavy going of other reality shows.
In the most recent episode, however, things took a very dark turn in Beverly Hills. The confrontation between Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards is one of the most painful things I have watched on reality television. You know how the previews of a scene are often a let down when the show actually airs? Well, this one was even more dramatic and heartbreaking than the clips teased. And Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is not shy about letting us know whose side she is on in the dispute between Lisa and Kyle.
In her Bravo blog this week, Teddi gets real (at least her version of real!) with her opinion of Lisa, Dog Gate and the ugly confrontation at Villa Rosa. Teddi starts by saying, “It’s the little things that reveal your character. Like how, despite my issues with LVP, I never would have thought about not doing the charity ride, because I made a commitment and it was for a good cause or like how LVP is so glad she and her team decided not to cancel the ride because they ‘would have looked petty.'”
First, Teddi, you probably don’t deserve a medal for following through with a commitment. It is called “being an adult.” Besides, the event was being filmed and was connected to your business, so to cancel could have been professionally damaging to you. You might have been acting out of charity, but you were also protecting your own best interests. Especially since you saw what happened when Dorit Kemsley engaged in some shady behavior related to Vanderpump Dogs!
And as for Lisa talking about not canceling the ride as it “would have looked petty,” that is simply the truth. It would have looked petty, she knew it and did not cancel the ride. Just as you chose not to cancel your commitment-it would have looked petty.
Teddi goes on to write, “It’s the little things you say to show others how you truly feel. Like saying ‘I love you’ as your husband leaves for work or saying ‘real friends show up’ when people come together to support you or someone saying they’re ‘not thinking about Dorit and the f—ing dog’ but then changing their tone in the middle of an argument and correcting themselves because they suddenly remember there are cameras in their kitchen and they certainly don’t want anyone to think dogs aren’t what they truly care about.”
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Just a thought Teddi-periods can be used liberally so one sentence doesn’t have 75 words! But, I digress. Do you really think Lisa’s slip of the tongue during a heated argument with a close friend in her home means that she is not committed to a cause she has championed for years? I actually admired how Lisa corrected herself. The “f-bomb” wasn’t about the dog-it was about the situation.
To summarize her feelings about Dog Gate, Teddi claims, “At this point, I’ve said all I have to say about the dog drama-you either see it or you don’t (it’s the little things if you go back and watch).” Somehow, I don’t buy that Teddi is done with Dog Gate. Maybe she is done with her sordid part in it, but not Lisa’s alleged role in the situation.
And Teddi has clearly chosen a side in the confrontation between Lisa and Kyle. She wrote, “I will say that the fight between Kyle and LVP was uncomfortable to watch- as you saw, Kyle was anxious and wants to do the best for everyone involved. Kyle went there to be a good friend and with the best intentions in letting LVP know how we all felt and somehow come to a resolution.”
Is anyone buying that? I’m not! If Kyle truly went to Villa Rosa to be a good friend, wouldn’t she have approached Lisa honestly and asked for her side of the story? Maybe even, God forbid-off camera? Instead, Kyle accused Lisa of planting a story about Dorit in the press. And Kyle didn’t really give Lisa a chance to refute the accusation, only saying that she loved Lisa and was her friend, while stabbing her in the back.
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We also saw Ken Todd step in when things got heated between Lisa and Kyle. And Teddi didn’t like it. She protects Kyle by dramatically saying, “She didn’t deserve such aggression from LVP or Ken, who should not have gotten involved at all nor gotten scarily close to Kyle’s face with his finger.”
Really, Teddi? Kyle should be allowed to come into Lisa’s home and accuse her of treacherous behavior and she and her husband are just supposed to sit back and take it? Aren’t visitors to your home supposed to be respectful? Kyle is lucky she wasn’t pushed into the Villa Rosa moat and fed to the angry swans! And as Ken is looking pretty frail these days, I doubt he is much of a threat to Kyle.
So there, you have it. An ugly fight between longtime friends Kyle and Lisa over a third friend, Dorit, who really does not seem that close to either of them. It seems a shame, but from what we saw on the latest episode, the relationship between Kyle and Lisa probably will not be repaired any time soon. If at all. How sad for them and how sad for the viewers.
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TELL US-DO YOU AGREE WITH TEDDI’S VERSION OF EVENTS? DO YOU THINK KYLE AND LISA WILL EVER BE FRIENDS AGAIN?
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