The saga of the Richards sisters is a sad one that is playing out on national TV on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kyle Richards and Kim Richards have appeared on the Bravo reality series since the beginning and they've weathered some pretty rough storms and after the recently wrapped fifth season, the two are on the outs yet again.
Things got pretty ugly between the two during the second half of the three-part reunion.
"I'm the first to say that my sister's and my relationship has obviously had its ups and downs, but this has by far been the worst place our relationship has ever been in," Kyle wrote in her Bravo blog. "I have seen how Brandi [Glanville] has tried to turn her against me. If she sincerely cared about Kim, instead of using her as a prop, she would want her family to be close to her."
During filming of RHOBH, Kim, a recovering alcoholic, admitted to taking a pain pill belonging to her cancer-stricken ex-husband. The poker night at Eileen Davidson's house was the dramatic backbone of the season. Off camera, Kim's dog bit Kyle's daughter and the sisters' already fragile relationship crumbled.
"With Kim, I am constantly being accused of things I didn't do and made to feel that all our problems are my fault. I am tired of being blamed for everything and am at a point in my life where I just can't do it anymore," Kyle wrote. "There is some sort of relief when I see it played back on video and know that I am not crazy, and the events at Eileen's did play out exactly how I remember it. But even after seeing it on camera, Kim will not admit that she was wrong and still wants to blame me. I know that whatever I do, she will find fault in. So why even bother trying anymore?"
When cameras went up on the reunion, Kim and Kyle had not spoken to each other for more than three months. While cameras were rolling, Kim said she was happy with her life sans Kyle.
"We definitely have some things that we need to work on, but it has to take place outside this setting with a therapist...if we think it's something we want to work on," Kim said during the reunion. "At this point right now, I am really OK just the way things are."
During part two, Kim said she wanted to evaluate where they stood because there are "a lot of things coming up."
"When Kim said she wanted to see where we were at, because there were a lot of things coming up that she needs to figure out, I knew she was referring to her daughter's wedding," Kyle said. "I lost it. Clearly. It's been way too emotional and upsetting to me, and I couldn't take it anymore."
Don't expect any part three resolution, Kyle has said her relationship with Kim is still fractured. "There are no winners here. No ‘teams.' This is my family, regardless of what problems we have right now," Kyle said.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion concludes on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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