Kyle Richards has spoken out about the family drama surrounding her attendance at Nicky Hilton’s wedding to James Rothschild. As the latest The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills episode aired, Kyle tweeted that she loves her family very much and was happy to attend Nicky’s wedding. Kyle added that “all families go through stuff.”
I love my family very much & was happy to be at my niece @NickyHilton wedding. That's all that matters now. All families go through stuff— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards) December 9, 2015
Tuesday night’s episode showed Kyle and Lisa going on vacation together in Italy. Prior to the trip, Lisa calls Kyle and asks her if she needs her to bring her a dress to wear to Nicky’s wedding, which will take place in London. Kyle, who was planning on combining her Italy vacation with a stop in London for Nicky’s wedding, stays silent for a moment and then tells Lisa that she doesn’t need a dress. A confused Lisa asks Kyle if she already has a dress for the wedding or if she’s going to pick one up in London.
Kyle finally tells Lisa that she’s not going to London anymore because she has been told to stay away.
“I’m not going to London. I’m no longer going to the wedding. I was told it would be better if I didn’t come to the wedding so I’m not going.”
In an interview, Kyle admits that her relationship with her older sister and Nicky’s mom Kathy Hilton, as it is with Kim Richards, is “really bad.”
“Family dynamics can be very complicated and my family is no exception…I’ve always been very close to all of my nieces and nephews but somewhere along the line something happened where I was told it might be a better idea if I didn’t come. I don’t know how to describe, nor do I want to describe, the relationship between my sisters and me. It’s just really bad.”
In another interview, Kyle admitted that the request to not attend the wedding came from Kathy.
“Obviously this is not something that makes me feel good but it’s Nicky’s day and my sister Kathy’s day, as the mother of the bride so I have to respect her decision.”
In her interview, Lisa Vanderpump says that she thinks that Kyle Richards’ relationship with Kathy Hilton has been “pretty tumultuous” the last couple of years. A scene was shown of Kyle telling Lisa, one week prior, that she just signed a deal with a major studio to do a scripted TV show about her life growing up in the 70s. Kyle says that while there will be funny moments, there will also be moments that make people uncomfortable. Lisa asks if she means her sisters, to which Kyle shrugs.
Kyle later does get the invite to Nicky’s wedding and decides to go. Over dinner in Italy, Lisa brings up Kyle’s wedding drama over dinner, in front of Kyle’s husband and daughters, who look uncomfortable at where the conversation’s going. Lisa tells Kyle that she shouldn’t be manipulated by her sisters. Lisa also expresses disapproval over the fact that not everyone in Kyle’s family gets to go to the wedding. It’s revealed that Kyle’s husband, Mauricio Umansky, isn’t going to the wedding.
In an interview, Kyle reveals that Mauricio isn’t going to the wedding because “there has been some tension” in the family. She also reveals that two of her daughters are not going either because there are to be no minors at the wedding, but that her youngest child, Portia, will be there because she’s going to be a flower girl. Kyle makes clear that she’s not happy with that decision.
What’s the source of tension between Mauricio and Kyle’s sisters? It may be financial. On the Season 1 finale, Kyle yelled at Kim that she and Mauricio were going to stop financially supporting her. Mauricio used to work for Rick Hilton’s real estate firm before leaving to start his own business. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Brandi Glanville tweeted in June that Kyle played a part in messing up Rick’s business.
Back at the dinner table, Lisa continues to talk about how Kyle is being mistreated. Lisa says that while she likes Rick and Kathy Hilton, Kyle needs to take a stand and say enough is enough. One of Kyle’s daughter chimes up to say that they should stop talking about the family.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kyle, her oldest daughter Farrah, and youngest daughter Portia did attend Nicky Hilton’s wedding to James Rothschild in London in July. While Kim, who was going through rehab and not talking to Kyle at the time, did not attend the wedding, her two oldest daughters did.
Kyle Richards’ difficult and tumultuous relationship with Kim Richards has been well documented over five seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Less is known about Kyle’s relationship with Kathy Hilton. There has been some speculation that Kathy takes Kim’s side and doesn’t agree with how Kyle treats Kim. In a Watch What Happens Live appearance in March, Kyle said that Kathy “kind of feels just stuck” between her and Kim.
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