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Kyle Richards ‘Devastated’ By Kim’s Shoplifting Arrest On ‘RHOBH’ Amid Kathy Hilton Family Drama

Kyle Richards and her co-stars are seen reacting to Kim’s August 2015 shoplifting arrest on tonight’s new episode of the sixth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. According to a sneak peek of the January 5 episode, shared by Bravo TV, Kyle Richards discovers news of the arrest during a cast trip to the Hamptons, which also includes her co-stars, Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump, and Eileen Davidson.

During the scene, Kyle Richards is faced with questions from her co-stars, but rather than reveal new details they haven’t heard, Kyle Richards attempts to defuse the situation, claiming, “It’s not like that,” after Vanderpump reveals Richards was accused of stealing $600 of items from Target.

On January 1, Carter Matt offered an additional sneak peek at the episode, sharing the show’s synopsis with readers.

“The women travel to The Hamptons to celebrate Lisa Vanderpump on the cover of Bella Magazine, but Lisa’s feathers are ruffled when she feels slighted by her friends. Yolanda’s ongoing battle against Lyme disease finds her in Cleveland–and under the knife. [Kyle Richards] is devastated by news about Kim.”

Kyle Richards’ sister suffered two arrests last year, the first being for public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer, and battery on an officer, and the second being her shoplifting arrest in Van Nuys, California. As fans will recall, Kim had a tough time during filming on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5, and months after filming wrapped, she suffered an alcohol relapse, which resulted in her first arrest, and a number of stints in rehab in the months that followed.

Because of Kim’s legal issues, she was left out of production on Season 6 when it began, but Kyle Richards returned for filming over the summer. Then, after filming was nearly complete, Kim returned to the show in a guest role, and her comeback will be seen by fans later this season.

Meanwhile, as Kim’s drama continues, at least on the show, Kyle Richards continues to feud with her sister, Kathy Hilton. Although the pair were seen at the same holiday party at the end of December, E! News claimed they were still at odds just weeks ago.

“The photo was staged. Notice they’re not even standing next to each other. It was an attempt to make everything look better than it actually is, but things are not smoothed over,” a source said of Kyle Richards, 46, and her half-sister, Kathy, 56. “They only saw each other briefly at the party.”

Although Kyle Richards’ relationship with Kathy has been strained for a while, as fans recently saw on the show, Kathy’s relationship with Kim is great

“Kathy and Kim are fine. Kathy had Kim and her children over for Christmas this weekend, but not [Kyle Richards] or her family,” E! News’ source revealed.

On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards was seen revealing to Vanderpump that her sister had advised her not to attend the wedding of her daughter, Nicky Hilton, despite her own child, Portia, being the flower girl. It was also revealed that Kathy hadn’t invited Kyle Richards’ husband, Mauricio Umansky, to the ceremony, nor had she invited the couple’s older daughters, Alexia and Sophia Umansky.

For more of Kyle Richards and her ongoing family drama, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6, airing tonight and every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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