However, the co-stars' friendship took a major hit on the Bravo series' June 1 episode. Hinging on old wounds and serious conversations about race, the situation at hand is not a simple one. But without getting into too much of the backstory, the entire cast is now hanging onto Crystal's recent declaration that Sutton said something "very dark" during their season 11 exchange on racial stereotypes.
Garcelle was the one to bring up the moment in the first place, and along with Kyle Richards, she led the charge in urging Crystal to reveal what exactly Sutton said. Crystal didn't admit to anything on RHOBH, but she did open up on the matter—namely, that end-of-episode confrontation—during an exclusive interview with E! News at the MTV Movie and TV Awards: Unscripted on June 5.
"I don't think anyone would want to be talked to like that," Crystal said, "but I try to live with patience."
Crystal continued, "I try to live with understanding, but sometimes, you're gonna push me, and I'm gonna push back. I'm gonna say how it is. And if you don't like it, you can find someone else to talk to."
The Bravo star said she isn't one to get "aggressive," though. Instead, no matter the situation, "I'm always leaning into resolve," Crystal said, "but sometimes people don't want to, and that's okay, too."
Something else she's attempting to become okay with? Not being liked.
"I'm feeling like, you know what, if people don't agree with me, that's also okay," Crystal added. "I used to have that problem—I wanted to be always liked—and I'm really shedding that a lot."
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
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