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Kyle Richards Says Recent Run-In With Lisa Vanderpump Was “Extremely Awkward”

A puppy managed to undo one of the most solid friendships on the Real Housewives of Beverly HillsKyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump’s friendship imploded after an infamous showdown over planted tabloid stories. An explosive episode followed by one where Camille Grammer, a former dental hygienist, made fun of LVP’s teeth and breath with fellow cast members.

It’s hardly a surprise that Lisa ditched filming with the cast after that.  Although LVP did break her silence on social media to say that she’d rather work with pigs than her fellow Housewives. Time will tell if the rest of the season is watchable without LVP.  Kyle talked to Us Weekly exclusively about running into LVP by accident. “I wasn’t going to say anything but since she already did–I saw her at the Chanel counter in Neiman Marcus,” Kyle said. “I haven’t seen her for eight months. And I was just like, I said, ‘Hi, Lisa.’

“[Lisa] turned around and she looked like she saw a ghost. She took a double take and she said, ‘Oh, my God. Wow.”  Kyle continued, “We spoke for quite a bit.”

Kyle added that the store location wasn’t an ideal location for the encounter. “It was extremely awkward at Chanel in Neiman Marcus, let me tell you. It started getting very busy in there too.”

Lisa told Us Weekly about her “OK” meeting with Kyle. She continued to remain silent on whether she is leaving the Bravo show or not.  That is another one of the big questions looming over the season.

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Kyle said she hopes LVP stays with RHOBH. “When we’re filming, and we’re going on these trips, I’m thinking, ‘Lisa should be here.’ We would be having fun and laughing.”

Kyle then addressed the puppy gate scandal. “I wish that [Lisa] had just confronted everybody and just removed herself. Because I think it would have blown over and we could have moved on. Nobody wanted to drag it out. I would love for Lisa to be more involved with us and just stay and talk to us.”

“We were even willing just to drop it [to] make it easier, and move on, but she didn’t want to do that,” Kyle continued. “So, at that point, you’re like, “OK. What can you do?”

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Kyle concluded, “I don’t like to have negative feelings or energy with anybody. I don’t have any enemies. I bumped into Brandi Glanville recently and she was very nice to me.”

Kyle recalled, “I was like, ‘I don’t have time for this in my life.’ And then people are like, ‘You’re a traitor, you spoke to Brandi. She followed you on Instagram and you followed her back.’ I’m like, ‘I am too old to be having these conversations about following people on Instagram.'”

“I’m sorry that I can’t hold a grudge,” Kyle added. “I cannot hold on to negative energy.”  Kyle should understand that when a good friend like LVP swears on their children’s heads that they’re telling the truth, you bank on it as the truth.  That’s one of the strengths of real friendship.

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