Kyle Richards and Kim Richards

Kyle Richards: Kim Richards Did Not Solely Pay For House With Childhood Earnings

Kyle Richards has finally spoken out about the latest The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode, which ended with a scene that showed her and sister Kim Richards arguing about Brandi Glanville. After Kyle told Kim that Brandi wasn’t such a good friend because she’s going around talking about her sobriety to others, namely Lisa Rinna, Kim all of a sudden brought up the subject of the sale of their mom’s house. The two argued over whether the sale of the house was fair to Kim, echoing Kim’s claim in season 1 that Kyle “stole” her house.

On her latest blog post, posted on Friday morning, Kyle addressed some viewers’ perception that she “stole” their mom’s house after she died from Kim since the house was rightfully Kim’s since it was bought with her earnings as a child actor.

“Another thing: To the people that imply my sister solely paid for the home with her childhood earnings is an insult to my mom…Once my parents divorced, yes, Kim worked. So did I. You can check out my IMDB to confirm that. Our Mom was our manager and worked her butt off to run my sisters and I around to audition after audition and juggled with my grandmother between the studios with Kim and me. Kathy dabbled in acting. She wasn’t really into it but was an amazing singer with an incredible voice. My mom sold our home in Bel Air, then moved to Beverly Hills and eventually settled in the Desert.”

Kyle also addressed Kim’s accusation during the episode that she sold the house without giving Kim enough time to think about it or even let her go back in.

“I was the executer of our mother’s trust. She asked me to hold onto the house for 10 years and then sell it…Business wise, it was a terrible investment, because we were losing money. But I had made that promise to my mom, so we hung onto it. We finally came to the decision after 12 years to sell the home…I told Kim, and we discussed her daughter Brooke having the listing and maybe my daughter Farrah as well. They could share the listing. SO, Kim had plenty of warning that we were selling the house and plenty of time to come say her goodbyes. Whether she did or not was up to her.”

In her own blog post, Brandi Glanville accused Kyle Richards of perhaps taking advantage of Kim Richards when she sold the house. Brandi also referenced the belief that the house was paid for by Kim’s childhood earnings.

“Kyle has decided the best possible place to talk to her sister is in the enormous multi-million dollar house she just bought from selling her and Kim’s shares of their deceased mother’s house…If Kim was not of the mind to enter into business at the time, it looks like Kyle took advantage of her. If she was, it looks like a fast one was pulled. Clearly Kim is still unhappy about whatever transpired, and Kyle is hiding something. Wasn’t this the family house that Kim worked and paid for as a child star?”

Fellow The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Eileen Davidson noted in her blog post that Kim and Kyle’s problems run deep. “Money issues within a family can be a toxic situation, and clearly after the passing of their mother, bad feelings have prevailed amongst the sisters,” she wrote.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a preview clip for the season 5 reunion shows Kim Richards and Kyle Richards getting in a screaming match over Kim’s dog biting Kyle’s daughter. Whether the two sisters will again argue about the sale of their mom’s house remains to be seen.

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