The last few weeks on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have been filled with some intense drama.
Specifically, Kyle Richards and Brandi Glanville got into an altercation that began as a verbal one and broke into a ahysical one. The fight was over Glanville trying to stand in the way of Kyle talking to her sister, Kim, who seemed out of sorts on that particular evening.
While Glanville has been extensively commenting about Richards on social media, the other housewives seem to be on Richards’s side. Specifically, Lisa Rinna explained how Glanville masks her pain with alcohol, and Eileen Davidson detailed how she finds Kim and Brandi to be a disturbing mix together.
We exclusively spoke to Richards recently to get her side of the story in this two-part interview!
In the first part, she discusses the poker evening, Glanville’s social media rants, and more!
We first asked Richards what she thought about Glanville’s recent ranting about her on Facebook. Richards told us, ““I feel like that I don’t want to respond to any of her comments. I don’t want to dignify any of those ridiculous things with a response. She’s going to do this all the time. Believe me, this is going to be the mild one. Who knows what’s coming after?”
Richards then recounted the poker night for us and her thoughts on what went down. She told us, “Starting at Eileen’s that night, everything kind of took off and started going crazy from that moment on. Obviously, I have my sister and our relationship, which we had worked so hard on and come so far with. That was what was the most upsetting. Having that play out with the cameras and having Brandi try to interfere and come between us and obviously in my sister’s ear, putting things in her mind- it’s really frustrating and it’s not just a TV show. This is our lives and this is my family.”
She continued discussing how her relationship with Kim had been up to the poker night, explaining that, ” The truth is up until that night we were great (Kim and me). I kept saying it’s so fun, we can enjoy each other’s company again.’ We were laughing and being able to speak openly and everything was really good between the two of us. Ever since that night- you’ll see in the show and in this season- it really affected our relationship. “
Next we got into specifics of the poker night. Richards claimed, “Like I said in my blog, I didn’t realize that they had this relationship that Brandi claims to have. I think she’s using my sister to look like she’s caring about her while she’s masking her own issues. I think Brandi hopes her issues get lost by trying to look like she’s caring for Kim. She keeps trying to say that I wanted this to play out in front of the cameras to hurt my sister. She’s hurting my sister, me, and our relationship by saying that. I walked away- my sister followed me- into the bathroom. (In the bathroom) I was whispering and telling her, which you did not hear, to take off and cover her microphone to protect her.”
Would it make sense for Richards to try to step away from the cameras in the bathroom if she wanted to confront Kim’s being out of it on camera? Of course not! “If I wanted to make a scene, I would have said something at the table. I walked away because I was uncomfortable and I didn’t want to have anything happen in front of the cameras. Even when Kim followed me in there, I didn’t know if the cameras were going to be on or not. That’s why I kept saying cover your mic over and over again. She didn’t want to because she felt like she had nothing to hide.”
“I really didn’t know what was going on,” she continued telling us about Kim’s strange behavior. “I just knew Kim was off. I wasn’t sure. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again- I’ve only seen Kim sober since she left rehab before Eileen’s poker night and since then. Overall, I was trying to stay away from the cameras while figuring out why Kim was upset with me.”
Richards also addressed the heat she’s been taking for going to a wine tasting on a trip the girls were on that Kim was present at. She explained, “I had no idea about that. Even with Andy Cohen, we cleared that up on Watch What Happens Live. I wanted to take the girls for massages and the hotel decided to go all out. As you can see when we showed up the hotel said they had a great day set up for you. We kind of showed up and they wanted to host us. Next thing I know we were at the wine tasting. I said I had no idea. Like I said in the scene- I really had no idea. Kim’s around drinking all the time and parties and she’s always been fine, but I would never have done something like that. Everybody knew that day. We talked about it that day and all felt it was a disaster. The entire cast knew that I did not know anything about this.”
Make sure to read the second part of this story where Richards gives some advice to Glanville and dishes on how her relationship with Kim currently is.