The early years of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills revolved around the tension and animosity between Kyle Richards and her sister Kim Richards. Kyle outed Kim as an alcoholic in the back of a limo during the season 1 finale. They also spent that whole first season reminding people that they’re Paris Hilton’s aunts, a fun fact that has lost its luster in recent years. Kyle sided with Lisa Rinna when she threw a glass at Kim during the cast trip in Amsterdam.
Then, Kim and Kathy Hilton took issue with Kyle for producing a
failed scripted series based on their family. Kyle has had many ups and downs with both Kim and Kathy over the years. Still, we have seen some small cameo appearances from Kathy throughout the years. Now, there are rumblings that Kathy will join the cast for Season 11.
Lisa Rinna had quite a season on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lacking her own storyline, she used her time vilify another cast member. Along with dancing around in varied stages of undress, this is her thing now. Lisa also managed to take a 20+ year friendship with Denise Richards and allow it to deteriorate in a sea of accusations and rumors. It was all speculation, but because of a few ambiguous texts and unreliable sources, most of the ladies deemed it as fact.
Much like the scandal involving a dog that we will never name again, viewers lost another cast member. As a result of being ganged up on and perhaps falsely implicated, Denise said hasta la vista to women who seemed to forget all previous experiences with Brandi Glanville aka THE TRUTH TELLER. Rinna didn’t mind exposing Denise’s purported infidelity and discussing it to excess, but we all know she isn’t too keen when someone brings up HER relationship. Recently, someone accused Harry Hamlin of extra-marital indiscretions on social media and Lisa responded. Now ladies and gentlemen, let’s talk about the husband…
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers have watched the fall-out from alum Brandi Glanville’s claim that she had an alleged sexual tryst with Denise Richards. Brandi disclosed the information to Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp. Kim Richards, Kyle’s sister and Brandi’s friend, already knew about the incident.
Somehow, the other RHOBH Housewives managed to insert themselves in the drama, which is ridiculous because it had nothing whatsoever to do with them. But here we are.
We’ve been here before, friends. That time of limbo after another season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has
mercifully ended. Rumors begin to hum about what fantastic, wealthy female will throw her hat into the ring of fire. Since about 2015, Kathy Hilton’s name has been batted around as a possible Housewife. One thing we can probably all agree on is that this show needs a shake-up. Kathy actually passed on the shot to join the first season of RHOBH and suggested her sister, Kyle Richards instead. Thanks so much, Kathy!
RHOBH viewers already know Kathy is the half-sister Kyle and Kim Richards. Viewers also know Kathy and Kyle’s relationship has been a bit…touchy. If Kyle were to write down a list of her fears, sister Kathy would probably be on the top of that list. Right next to heights and Lisa Vanderpump’s swans. There are a lot of skeletons in that family closet and let me tell you, it’s a walk-in with several floors. So while many fans think the show doesn’t need another Richards/Hilton tie, Kathy might be the one person who can give the people what they want. This could get interesting.
This is it folks. We’ve finally reached the end of the road for this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The final part of the reunion also marks Denise Richards‘ last appearance as a housewife. The end of an era. It’s so that her friendship with Lisa Rinna ended up as a casualty in this reality war. The second half of the season was the ultimate did she or didn’t she regarding those Brandi Glanville hookup allegations.
Denise has used every tactic in the book this season to avoid taking accountability for her actions. She’s skipped events, made up fake family emergencies, and even used legal measures as a means of silence. Surely, someone who has nothing to hide wouldn’t jump through all of those hooks. Right? When you sign up to do a show like this, you know they’re going to show the good, the bad, and the hideous. This is Denise’s last stand. Let the fun begin!
Let’s not forget that the beginning of the current Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season focused around the ladies calling out Kyle Richards on her shit. Then, all of a sudden, Brandi Glanville happened to be sitting with a microphone strapped on in Kyle’s driveway and Kyle “spontaneously” invited her inside. Then, Brandi told Kyle and Teddi Mellencamp about her alleged affair with Denise Richards.
Kim Richards admittedly knew this tale, but Kyle and Teddi just made exaggerated faces of shock. Then, the focus went from Kyle calling Denise a “ragamuffin,” Kyle dragging Dorit Kemsley for getting her hair and makeup done, Kyle telling Erika Jayne she doesn’t have close friends, and Kyle getting called out by Garcelle Beauvais for making everything about her to “Did Denise hook up with Brandi?” They somehow all forgot about the way Kyle treated them and the focus shifted to Denise and Brandi, who isn’t even a cast member. What. A. Coincidence.
No wonder so many fans think the scene with Brandi’s confession was actually filmed after the Rome trip and not before. There’s just so much sketchiness going on, covering up actual storylines.
After a season of secrets and lies, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are on their way out. Denise Richards must be breathing a major sigh of relief that it’s finally over. It’s been the season from hell for her. Once the Brandi Glanville allegations came out, it was all downhill from there. For the most part, the women don’t believe anything Denise is saying.
The biggest casualty out of the Denise/Brandi drama is Denise’s friendship with Lisa Rinna. It all boils down to the definition of friendship. Do you blindly defend your friend because of the length of the friendship? If you’re Rinna, the answer is a firm no. There is such ambiguity when it comes to Denise and her constantly evolving stories. It’s hard to trust that. It is what it is.