‘RHOBH’: Does Lisa Vanderpump Miss Kyle Richards’ Friendship?
When a friendship ends, it can be as devastating as the end of a romantic relationship. Friends are often the ones that get us through the hard times in life. We share our ups and downs, the good times and the bad with those closest to us. So, when you fall out with a good friend, it can take a while to get over.
Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards had one of the most genuine and long-lasting friendships in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills history. Where the other women were always feuding with one another, Richards and Vanderpump had managed to keep a steady friendship. That is, until #PuppyGate.
What is PuppyGate?
If you haven’t been keeping up with the RHOBH drama, PuppyGate all started when rumors started circulating that Dorit Kemsley got a dog from Vanderpump’s Vanderpump Dogs foundation only to then drop it off at a shelter.
Richards didn’t pick sides for most of the ordeal. But when two articles came out that made it look like Vanderpump had spoken to the press to slander Kemsley’s name, Richards brought it up to Vanderpump.
“Wow, this is a big shock to me. This changes everything,” Vanderpump said on the show when accused. “I’ve done nothing wrong. Just because you accuse me, I am not going to say, ‘Yes I did something’ if I didn’t do it. I’m a woman with integrity who stands up for what’s right. I could have thrown her under the bus. But I’m done. I’m done with you, too.”
The dramatic scene was the end of an over 12 year friendship.
Does Vanderpump miss Richards?
On an episode of Watch What Happens Live, Vanderpump opened up about how she felt about losing Richards as a friend.
“I think we had a lot of fun together,” she said. “Of course I miss our friendship.”
“Maybe it wasn’t such a good friendship after all said and done,” she said later.
Does Vanderpump think she will be friends with Richards again?
Though she misses her former friend, Vanderpump isn’t so sure that Richards is mourning their friendship or wants to reconnect.
After the episode of their fight aired, a fan started a #GoodbyeKyleChallenge, making fun of something that Vanderpump’s husband, Ken Todd, said during the infamous fight.
“Clearly she’s not mourning the friendship because of this whole nonsense that was on social media about ‘Goodbye Kyle,'” Vanderpump told Cohen. “It would have been funny, maybe — I mean, it wasn’t that smart — but it would have been funny maybe if the friendship has been salvaged. But it hasn’t. So it’s been very sad.”
She went on, attacking Richards’ character.
“I think Kyle always [plays the middle],” she said. “When you’re a good friend, I think you stand up for them. I’ve stood up for Kyle even when I have no idea whether they’re right or wrong. Sometimes she straddles the fence and the fence gets stuck up your ass. If you’re going to be a friend to everybody, sometimes you’re loyal to nobody.”
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