Kim Richards and her co-stars, including Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Eileen Davidson, Yolanda Foster, Kathryn Edwards, and Erika Girardi, filmed The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ season 6 reunion on Thursday.
Following Kim Richards’ dramatic return to the show earlier this month, which featured an intense conversation with her sister, Kyle, the women met with Andy Cohen in Los Angeles, where they discussed the issues of the sixth season.
“[Kim Richards] was paid to do the reunion, so she agreed to do it. She wanted to be paid to do Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live last week, but was told no,” a source told Radar Online on March 11.
After returning to filming late last year, Kim Richards spoke to her sister, Kyle, at her home in Bel Air, California, where the two discussed their issues with one another, including Kyle’s issues with Brandi Glanville — and Glanville’s habit of posting photos of Kim Richards any chance she got. While there were a few tears shed, the sisters appeared to make some headway, and ever since, they’ve seemed to be on good terms.
Kim Richards revealed she is “working on her relationship with sister Kyle, and that the two are in a good place now. There were tense moments with Lisa Rinna because of their bitter past,” the source said of the women’s reunion discussion.
Meanwhile, Yolanda Foster “came ready to fight,” explained the source. “She looked each of the women in the eye that had questioned her Lyme disease diagnosis and told them they were horrible for doing that. This was a side of Yolanda viewers haven’t seen.”
According to the report, Foster unleashed a verbal assault on Lisa Vanderpump for questioning her children’s Lyme disease, even though Vanderpump didn’t appear to do so at all. While Vanderpump did say that she had heard nothing of their illness from the children’s father, Mohamed Hadid, she didn’t say anything about doubting they were suffering from Lyme disease.
“Yolanda’s divorce from David Foster was also discussed,” said the source. “She tried to keep a brave face about it, but it was obvious Yolanda was in a lot of pain.”
Months after Kim Richards made headlines for her alcohol relapse, which led to two arrests in 2015, it was Foster who was making headlines after announcing she and David were parting ways after a four-year marriage.
Overall, the reunion was “very emotional. There were lots of tears, and it was very dramatic, which is what producers wanted,” the source added.
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According to an additional report by E! News on March 11, the filming of the reunion lasted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and during the taping, the cast was joined by “some special guests.” Brandi Glanville also took part in the reunion, but only via a pre-taped interview.
“Kim Richards broke down crying at one point over how much she said Lisa Rinna had hurt her,” a source said. And, “Lisa Rinna apologized to her.”
The source also revealed the reunion was “rough” and included a “few walk-offs,” but luckily it was no where near as vicious as last year’s season 5 reunion.
Following filming, Lisa Vanderpump and husband, Ken Todd, joined Kyle Richards, Kathryn Edwards, and Donnie Edwards for dinner at their West Hollywood, California, restaurant, Pump.
Below are photos from the reunion taping, and after.
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For more of Kim Richards, Yolanda Foster, and the rest of the cast, tune into the remainder of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 6, airing on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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