Kyle Richards Proved She Was 1 of the Real ‘RHOBH’ Villains Long Before Spreading Rumors About Erika Jayne’s Money Troubles


  • Kyle Richards talked about Erika Jayne’s money problems with ALL the ‘Real Housewives’ in 2019
  • Lisa Vanderpump isn’t surprised — ‘that’s how Kyle works’
  • Kyle Richards has gone full diva
RHOBH star Kyle Richards on the set of Watch What Happens Live
‘RHOBH’ star Kyle Richards | Charles Sykes/Bravo/ NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Kyle Richards has been getting the villain treatment on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since Lisa Vanderpump’s exit. For many fans, the OG getting the villain edit in seasons 10 and 11 was long overdue. That’s because Kyle proved she was one of the real villains on RHOBH long before she started spreading rumors about Erika Jayne’s money troubles.

Kyle Richards talked about Erika Jayne’s money problems with ALL the ‘Real Housewives’ in 2019

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer recently revealed that she knew about Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s issues years before they became public. While tweeting during the recent RHOBH reunion, Camille told a fan that she heard the Erika Jayne rumors at Andy Cohen’s baby shower in January 2019 from “one of the housewives.”

Lisa Vanderpump later confirmed with The Daily Mail that the housewife who was the original source of the Erika gossip was Kyle. She didn’t say Kyle’s name specifically, but the conversation still made it very clear.

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“Could it be someone that you used to be friends with, you aren’t friends with now, the swans don’t like and maybe you kicked out of your kitchen?” the interviewer asked.

“Yes, it could be the person that Ken kicked out of my house,” Lisa said as she laughed.

Lisa Vanderpump isn’t surprised — ‘that’s how Kyle works’

Fans know that the person Ken kicked out of Villa Rosa during an explosive argument in Lisa’s last season was indeed Kyle. It’s not clear if the RHOBH OG was talking about Erika’s troubled marriage with Tom. Or, if she knew about the lawsuits and embezzlement accusations. But, the fact that Kyle was talking didn’t come as a surprise to the SUR owner.

“It didn’t surprise me when Camille told me that it was Kyle that had told her the gossip about her supposed friend Erika Jayne,” Lisa admitted. “That’s how Kyle works.”

Kyle Richards proved she was one of the real ‘RHOBH’ villains long ago

Season 10 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was Kyle’s first without Lisa. And in nearly every episode, the actress got into some intense fights with her castmates. With Lisa gone, Kyle finally got the villain edit. And many fans thought it was long overdue.

Kyle proved long ago that she was one of the real villains on the Bravo series. Way back in season 1, she accused her sister Kim of being an alcoholic and confronted her in public.

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Then, in season 2, Kyle went full on mean girl to newbie Brandi Glanville when she made her Housewives debut.

The ‘RHOBH’ star did not like Brandi Glanville

Brandi was a “friend” of Adrienne Maloof’s in season two. But Kyle immediately disliked Brandi, and said her only claim to fame was being married to a D-list actor who cheated on her with a country singer.

It didn’t end there, though. She constantly judged Brandi’s every word. She even mom-shamed her when her 4-year-old peed on the grass during a pool party, and called her both “tacky” and “classless.”

Kyle Richards has gone full diva

Kyle is the last remaining OG on RHOBH, and it’s gone to her head. She’s never been nice to new cast members, and that didn’t change in season 10 with Garcelle Beauvais and Denise Richards.

She’s also referred to her co-stars as “fake ass b***hes,” has questioned everyone’s intelligence, and straight-up told Dorit Kemsley to “shut the f**k up.”

After years of claiming it was Lisa who had an out-of-control ego, it turns out that Kyle was the true diva. Her tantrums and constant insults have become the star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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“I am a very sensitive & emotional person. When my feelings get hurt in this group I try not to show vulnerability & end up stinging back & then almost always end in tears,” Kyle wrote on social media. “I hate that I cried. Trust me. I wish I could calmly say “that hurts my feelings” instead of crying or lashing out.”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays on Bravo.