The ladies of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” gathered on the Bravo TV stage to discuss season 5 one final time before it comes to a close. As predicted there was no shortage of drama in the final installment of the 3-part special. Although all the women had words for one another, it was the feud between sisters Kim and Kyle Richards that took center stage -- again. This time the pair, who have been fighting since early in the season, revealed the real reason they haven’t spoken since filming.
As you may recall, Kim and Kyle spent a majority of the season at odds. The initial cause of their problems seemed to be Kim’s sudden friendship with co-star Brandi Glanville, who has had issues with Kyle on several different occasions. The rift between the sisters grew when Kyle sided with the rest of the cast when questions were raised regarding Kim’s sobriety, leading to an all-out blowout in Amsterdam. Unfortunately it seems their issues didn’t end when filming did. TMZ previously reported that the major reason the pair hadn’t spoken was an incident that happened after cameras stopped rolling. The site reported that Kim’s dog had bit one of Kyle’s children, landing her in the hospital.
The incident was brought up for the first time during the reunion, confirming TMZ’s reports. Kim appeared visibly upset, crying and screaming as Kyle recounted the accident which occurred on Halloween. According to Kyle, Kim’s rowdy pooch Kingsley attacked her 18-year-old daughter Alexia Umansky. The bite landed her in the hospital for five days with an infection to the bone. Kim claimed the infection only happened because Kyle withheld her daughter’s antibiotics. Kim continued to interrupt while Kyle attempted to share her side of the story with Andy, who was hearing it for the first time. The 50-year-old alleged Alexia suffered only a small bite to her finger, which Kyle vehemently denied. Kim claimed her sister “made a public display” of the incident, sharing countless photos of her daughter in the hospital on Instagram in an attempt to garner sympathy, gain followers and make her look bad. Kyle denied those claims, pointing out that she never shared on social media who owned the dog that had bitten her child. The photos have since been deleted. Kim ultimately ended the conversation saying, “Kingsley’s off limits.” The former child star likened her dog to a child and claimed she no longer wished to have his name dragged through the mud.
Fellow Beverly Hills housewives Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, and Eileen Davidson rushed to Kyle’s defense. Lisa R. continued to act as a voice of support for Kyle, who she likened to a victim of domestic violence both during the season and at the reunion. The 51-year-old actress repeatedly encouraged Kyle to stay strong and stand up to her sister as she went on the defensive. The four-on-one attack lead Kim to begin threatening to share dark secrets about her sister and her children, much like she did in the infamous Amsterdam fight between herself and Lisa R. She refused to divulge what secret she was harboring about Kyle’s children, but threatened to unleash it if she didn’t stop discussing their off-camera issues.
The final part of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion special ended with the sisters, as well as their cast mates, agreeing that it may be best for everyone if they continue to take some time apart. The pair appeared to remain hopeful for a resolution in the future, although they made no promises.