“I can’t really talk about it right now, I really can’t,” Richards told Vanderpump over the phone, in tears, apparently soon after news of the arrest broke. She ended their conversation to avoid being overheard by her daughter Portia.
Kyle told Vanderpump she heard about Kim’s arrest from TMZ, and at the time of their phone call still hadn’t talked to her sister.
“I’m trying to figure everything out right now,” she said.
Of course, that has never stopped the other women from asking Kyle about Kim before.
And asking. And asking.
Kim Richards Arrested
“My sister Kim right now is a very sensitive topic to me and nobody seems to care,” Kyle told the camera at the hour’s end, after Vanderpump again brought up the arrest while the women attended a white party in the Hamptons. “It’s unf—ing believable.”
Vanderpump seemed to want some clarity on what state of mind Kim must have been in at the time of her arrest, speculating that such behavior proved Kim wasn’t of sound mind.
Kyle was having none of it. While she assured the women that she was doing what she could for her sister, she was also quite clear that she didn’t want to talk about any of it anymore.
The whole situation was very complicated, and anyway, did any of the other women want Kyle to talk about their unmentionables?
“I can go there,” she warned the camera.
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Vanderpump had opinions about the whole thing, too, which she also shared with the camera: “You cannot tell me Kim Richards in her sane mind would put $600 worth of toys in her shopping cart and walk out like a shoplifter. And that’s how I think it should have been handled – like, ‘Excuse me madam, are you out of your f—ing mind?’ ”
But otherwise during the Kim conversation, there was a party going on! In true Real Housewives fashion, the women had gathered in the Hamptons, to honor Vanderpump’s Bella magazine cover.
Missing from the group? Erika Girardi, off “giving the gays what they want” (actual quote, in actual subject-verb order) while performing at Chicago Pride, and Yolanda Foster, who was having surgery to remove both her breast implants and some free-floating silicone that had been discovered in her chest, the result of an earlier implant rupture.
The cameras had access to a lot of the surgery, it seemed, and more than enough footage of what the doctors pulled out of Foster’s chest.
She was just hopeful that the procedure would help heal her, following years battling Lyme disease.
The last we saw of her in the episode, she was recovering, with (soon-to-be ex) David at her bedside.
This was her valediction, as such – a classic RHOHB bon mot: “These boobies never defined who I am as a woman. I’m not afraid to lose that. I just want to get on with my life. I just want to get well.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.