Kyle Richards Apologizes for Calling Denise Richards a 'Ragamuffin': 'I Regret That Comment'
During Wednesday night's episode of the reality show, Denise turned heads for her interesting and off-putting word choice in calling Denise a "ragamuffin."
Denise, 49, later poked fun at the comment, using "ragamuffin" as the hashtag in a recent Instagram post looking back at past magazines where she graced the cover.
"Going down memory lane with this #ragamuffin," she wrote.
Kyle was quick to comment on Denise's sneer, apologizing for her remark on the show, noting that she "was not the best version of [herself] that night."
"Denise, you are absolutely beautiful. There is no doubt about that. I was exhausted, emotional & felt everyone was coming at me. I got upset because I thought you of all people would get what I was saying because you yourself say you don't get the glam thing and just wear a messy top knot," she explained in the comment.
She added, "So I didn't get the sudden change. With that said, I still regret that comment... My apologies."
Kyle, 51, also responded to several tweets from fans who were taken back by her comment following Wednesday night's episode.
She explained that a "ragamuffin" was something "my mom used to call me when I looked messy. She would say don't run around like a ragamuffin."
"Doesn't make it right that I said that. Not nice. Denise is beautiful no doubt. The margaritas, exhaustion & emotions not bringing out the best in me," she admitted on Twitter.
When another user asked if "ragamuffin" was a "fighting word," Kyle explained that it is "not a mean word but it wasn't said in a nice way."
The drama between Kyle and Denise came a week after the show featured a dinner party at Kyle's home, where she asked Denise’s husband, Aaron Phypers, to explain his profession to the group.
“Denise’s husband, what Aaron does is something that’s more, I want to say cutting-edge. Even though people who know who have been around for a long time like … Yolanda Hadid … went to Aaron. And what he does is very interesting. And what you do is really amazing,” said Kyle. “Can you tell us a little about that?”
“Everything you’ve been taught about how diseases process and stuff works is not true,” started Aaron, who paused before admitting, “I have to be careful.”
Speaking in a quieter tone, Denise reminded him, “We already have people following us, be careful.”
“Aaron has a job where people get tremendous results and sometimes certain organizations don’t like to see those results because they make a lot of money otherwise,” Denise said in a confessional. “And there’s times we’re followed.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.