The relationships between the women of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seem to be changing with every episode now. The changing nature of the women’s relationships is perhaps no where more evident than at the season 6 reunion show, which filmed on Thursday. The seating chart for the special shows that sitting on the couch to the left of host Andy Cohen is Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Yolanda Foster, and Erika Girardi. On the right couch is Lisa Rinna, Eileen Davidson, and Kathryn Edwards.
Erika and Kathryn are the season’s new cast members and have had drama with one another so many viewers would perhaps expect that they’re seated opposite one another at the end of the couches. What may be more surprising to viewers is the fact that Lisa V. and Kyle are sitting on the same couch as Yolanda. After all, Yolanda had a lot of tension with Lisa V. and Kyle for much of the season.
Early on in the season, Lisa V. and Kyle didn’t exactly defend Yolanda and tell Lisa R. to keep quiet when Lisa R. brought up the possibility of Yolanda having Munchausen syndrome. Later on, Yolanda confronted Lisa V. about talking about her children’s Lyme disease. Yolanda believed that Lisa V. questioned whether her two younger children really have Lyme disease. On a more recent episode, during lunch in a Mexican restaurant, Yolanda lashed out at Lisa V. and Kyle for talking amongst themselves about her drama with Lisa R. Yolanda believed that her drama with Lisa R. was over and that Lisa V. and Kyle were just needlessly bringing it up to cause more trouble. As she argued with Kyle, Yolanda even told her that she “hold[s] a lot in [her] vault.” Kyle took that to be a threat.
Yet judging by the seating chart, it seems that viewers will see the drama between Yolanda Foster and Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards simmering down and perhaps end completely.
The seating chart also suggests that what happened on Tuesday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drastically changed Lisa V. and Kyle’s relationship with Lisa Rinna. For much of the season, Lisa R. got along very well with Lisa V. and Kyle. Lisa R. even accompanied Lisa V. on a trip to Ohio to check out some miniature horses once.
Yet on the latest episode, Lisa R., during a chat with Eileen Davidson, accused Lisa V. and Kyle of gossiping amongst themselves on whether Yolanda was faking having Lyme disease and giggling over her Instagram posts. Lisa R. even claimed that Lisa V. called her and encouraged her to publicly talk about the speculation regarding Yolanda’s health. Lisa R. agreed with Eileen that Lisa V. can be manipulative. Lisa R. explained that she protected Lisa V. because she wanted to preserve the friendship, but is no longer afraid to speak up.
“I really tried to be Lisa’s cheerleader because I really do love her in so many ways. But she really has done some things and I wanna be honest about it now cause I feel like I was protecting her and I’ve been protecting her…She has some control over me in that area and I allow it. I kept quiet because I was hoping to protect a friendship. I do think Lisa’s been manipulative but I think a lot of people have been manipulative. Both Lisa and Kyle talked plenty about Yolanda and whether she had Munchausen or whether she was faking it and they sent pictures back and forth to each other. Pictures back and forth to each other, giggling, absolutely. Lisa doesn’t do her own work. That’s manipulation right there.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kyle Richards immediately denied Lisa Rinna’s accusations as the episode aired. While Kyle admitted that she had some conversations regarding Yolanda’s Instagram posts, she maintained that she never doubted that Yolanda has Lyme disease. Lisa Vanderpump has yet to publicly respond to Lisa R.’s accusations but that will surely be shown on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 8 reunion show.
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