Kyle Richards and her sister, Kim, have had a strained relationship for the last several years, as fans have seen on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but on Saturday, Kyle Richards put their ongoing drama aside to wish her sister a Happy 51st Birthday.
On September 19, Kyle Richards shared a photo of herself and her sister, Kim.
“Happy birthday @kimrichards11 May all your birthday wishes come true. Love you.”
In the photo, Kyle Richards and her sister were seen smiling, and while she didn’t reveal when the photo of the two of them was taken, it was clear the photo was not new.
During the fifth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which aired several months ago, Kyle Richards struggled with her relationship with Kim, who had grown close to Brandi Glanville. Because Glanville was so open about her disdain for Kyle Richards, it made it hard for Kyle Richards to remain close to Kim. In fact, by the time the reunion was filmed early this year, the two women had been estranged for months.
Then, in early June, just weeks before filming on the show’s sixth season began, Kim was reportedly fired due to her public intoxication arrest weeks earlier, and Kyle Richards’ contract was renewed. According to a Radar Online report, at the time, producers cut ties with Kim, feeling she was too much of a “liability for the show.”
“It was decided this morning at a meeting that Kim is not being asked back on the show because of her failure to communicate everything with her bosses. When Kim went missing in action she refused to answer calls of anyone from the network for the entire time. They had to find out about her entering rehab again from a family member. They decided that it was time to let her go because there was a lack of communication, and they are glad to see her go. Finally, they can no longer be held accountable for her misconduct.”
Since Kim was fired, Kyle Richards has been filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season six with her co-stars, including Lisa Vanderpump, Eileen Davidson, Lisa Rinna and Yolanda Foster, who return from season five, and new wives Kathryn Eickstaedt Edwards and Erika Jayne.
For more Kyle Richards, be sure to tune in to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when it returns to Bravo later this year. While Kyle Richards hasn’t been officially named as part of the cast, she has been spotted filming around Los Angeles with her co-stars, including those listed above.
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