‘RHOBH’: The Reason Kyle Richards Thinks She and Lisa Vanderpump Will be Friends Again

Falling out with an old friend seriously stinks. Especially one who has been there for you in the past. Most of the women in the Real Housewives franchise who have been around for multiple seasons have at least one friend on the show. A confidant who has their back when the rest of the women start ganging up on them.

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In the past, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vandermpump filled that role for each other. As the OG’s of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, they had seen other women come and go but were always there for one another. But that all changed this past season.

What happened between Richards and Vanderpump?

This season of RHOBH, most of the drama centered around #puppygate. What is #puppygate, you ask?

Basically, Dorit Kemsley got a dog from Vanderpump’s Vanderpump Dogs foundation and the pet eventually ended up in a shelter.

Rumors started circulating that Vanderpump had her team talk badly about Kemsley to the press but Vanderpump insisted that she did no such thing.

Things got really bad between Richards and the restauranteur when Richards joined in on accusing Vanderpump of speaking to the press.

“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.”

Does Richards think she and Vanderpump will be friends again?

Friendships go through fall outs and sometimes are able to be mended. Richards is hoping that her friendship with Vanderpump can fall into that category.

“There’s a little piece of Kyle that’s sad she’s to begin another season and not have Lisa there as they did start the show together, but Kyle feels content with where she’s at with LVP versus where they were earlier in the year,” a source told HollywoodLife. “Kyle feels the time has healed some of the problems and pain for her. She just thinks Lisa blew this so far out of proportion, but at the end of the day, she really does wish her well. Deep down, Kyle still has confidence she and Lisa can be friends again and that she’d even return to the show, but Kyle is really happy to be doing it, with or without Lisa.”

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Does Vanderpump miss Richards?

After the loss of her brother and her mother, Vanderpump is going through so much additional pain on top of her issues with Richards.

“Lisa has suffered so much loss this past year and is doing her best to cope,” the source said. “She and Kyle have a long history and she is isn’t only grieving the loss of her mom and brother, but also the loss of her friendship. Lisa puts on a brave face but deep down, she can be very sensitive and has real emotions like anyone else. Even though Lisa tells people that she doesn’t care about cutting ties with Kyle, in reality, a piece of her is still hurt and feels betrayed by Kyle.”