The RHOBH veteran, 51, has no good memories of her former co-star’s short-lived stint on the Bravo reality show. In fact, she seems to want to block it out.
During an appearance on the Watch What Happens Live online after-show with Andy Cohen, Kyle was asked who she thought “brought the least to the show” over its long run on Bravo.
“That would be Season 4, Carlton,” Kyle said. “That’s the season I like to pretend never happened. That’s the season we just pretend didn’t happen.”
Cohen agreed that adding random newcomers Carlton and Joyce Giraud to the cast was indeed a mistake during the season that aired in 2014. The Bravo host noted that Carlton and Joyce “would have been great on their own,” but they didn’t have strong existing connections to the rest of the ladies in the group, so the decision was made to bring in Lisa Rinna, who was already friendly with several of the Housewives.
Cohen also brought up a memorable episode in which Kyle thought Carlton had put a spell on her computer when the screen saver inexplicably changed from a family photo to a series of bizarre words including “bigot” and “larva.”
“Everything she did was so frickin’ freaky,” Kyle said of Carlton. “I’m still convinced she put a spell on me because bees always torture me.”
It’s not a huge surprise that Kyle named Carlton as the RHOBH contributor who gave the “least.” The two women never got along. Fans may recall that Kyle and Carlton got into a heated fight in Season 4 in which she called out the newbie’s Wiccan beliefs.
On her blog for Bravo TV, Carlton called the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills veteran’s behavior during their argument “despicable” and “asinine.” She also accused Kyle of having a “pack mentality” and referenced the mom of four’s Season 1 fight with her sister, Kim Richards, in which she outed the former child star as an alcoholic as Bravo’s cameras rolled.
“After all, why would I be shocked by what she’s called me when she can publicly humiliate her own sister, her own flesh and blood, Kim, by viciously outing her on camera for the world to view, ” Carlon wrote, adding that Kyle has no “moral compass.”
Kyle returned the sentiment. When asked about the departures of Carton and Joyce at the end of Season 4, Kyle revealed there was “no love lost” between her and the RHOBH short-timer.
Kyle told Us Weekly she was “never friends” with Carlton and that she was not going to miss her at all on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.