Kim Richards received’t be showing on this season of The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills for the primary time in its seven 12 months historical past, and her sister Kyle Richards instructed PEOPLE why.
On Friday, Kyle joined fellow Beverly Hills Housewives Lisa Vanderpump, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Buddy of the Housewives Camille Grammer Friday on the RHOBH Season eight premiere occasion on the Doheny Room in West Hollywood, California.
Whereas on the occasion, she revealed that Kim — whose battle with addictions and restoration performed out on the hit Bravo present — was doing effectively, however was busy dwelling her life and spending time together with her 1-year-old grandson, Hucksley.
“She’s together with her grandchild virtually on daily basis,” Kyle mentioned, including that her sister’s sobriety was going effectively. “I see her with him and I’m like, ‘Okay you’re good. You’re so completely happy.’ ”
“There have been a couple of occasions I requested her to movie with me, however she didn’t wish to,” Kyle added. “I miss my sister Kim being on the present. It feels bizarre to do the present with out my sister, truthfully. I’m a creature of behavior! I don’t like change.”
Kyle and Kim have been on the present each season since its premiere in 2010 — Kim as a Housewife (for 5 seasons) after which as a visitor of the Housewives (for the previous two seasons).
They’ve had their fair proportion of arguments collectively, together with and explosive battle on the season 1 finale through which Kyle accused Kim of being “an alcoholic.”
Final season, Kim’s sobriety got here into query when Rinna prompt she was “principally sober” and on the verge of relapsing. The scenario was allegedly so dangerous, Rinna mentioned then, that Kyle feared Kim will die from substance abuse. “That’s what Kyle’s afraid of,” she mentioned. “She’s afraid to show her again on her sister due to that. She’s afraid she’s going to die. I do know it, you already know it. To me, that is what’s going to occur subsequent. They’re this near Kim dying.”
The claims turned out to be false, with Rinna apologizing on the RHOBH reunion (although Kim, famously, didn’t seem to just accept it).
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Whereas Kim received’t be there, Kyle nonetheless guarantees “a lot of drama, lots of model, lots of glamour, lots of touring and lots of preventing” for Season eight.
“I don’t suppose anyone got here out unscathed this season,” she mentioned. “Sadly, issues occur and in the event you’re going to be sincere about it, it’s going to return out. Then the opposite ladies chime in and the following factor you already know it’s a full-blown drawback.”
That drama means slightly little bit of a bump within the highway for Kyle and BFF Vanderpump. Although they’re “good” proper now, Kyle admits she worries they’ll hit some robust waters when the present begins airing.
“Now we have tough patches all through the season. It’s laborious… You suppose, ‘Okay, We’re good now. We discuss via it, however then the present’s going to air after which it may make all of it dangerous once more,’ ” Kyle mentioned. “So you actually should battle laborious to maintain your friendship sturdy, and you already know actuality tv. However we do. We make a degree to make one another a precedence, our relationship is essential to us, so we’re like okay, we can’t let this occur to us. We will get via this.”
Vanderpump agreed, although felt assured she and Kyle’s friendship will survive.
“Generally once you say issues, despite the fact that you’re actually feeling them, it does ignite slightly little bit of a scenario,” the restauranteur admitted. “”We actually do and we disagree. It took some time to get there and it took a short time to return again from it, however you already know there’s a love between the 2 of us that could be very tough to supersede.”
The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres Tuesday (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.