Nothing was off limits as the ‘Housewives’ bared their claws: Is Taylor an alcoholic? Will Kyle & Lisa ever be friends again? Read on for the play-by-play!
Adrienne Maloof may have been M.I.A. from the first part of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, but the newly single pariah was all anyone wanted to talk about. Andy Cohen addressed her absence immediately, confirming that not only will she not appear on the second part of the reunion, but she won’t be on the show at all next season: “Adrienne Maloof’s final act as a housewife is not showing up tonight.”
But will she be missed? Only Kim Richards seems to think so. Even Kyle Richards admitted that Adrienne handled the whole situation poorly and that she wished things would have turned out differently.
“When you sign up for a reality show, you don’t get to have a secret,” Brandi Glanville said — to which zero people disagreed.
Yolanda Foster Defends Her ‘Stand-Offish’ Behavior
The topic of conversation quickly turned from the domestic enemy, Adrienne, to the enemy from abroad, Yolanda Foster.
“None of them made an effort to get to know me, or to make friends with me,” Yolanda said about the ladies. Kyle attempted to claim she befriended Yolanda, but the Dutch Goddess straight-up shot her down.
“For you to say I was coming around with an attitude … I was on guard,” Yo-Yo explained. “I know you guys fight; I’m protecting my heart.”
And, of course, Kim brought up the whole Master Cleanse debacle: “I did not have plans with you!” Kim argued for the millionth time.
Yolanda explained that they did make plans (through production) which is why she was so disappointed.
Is Taylor Armstrong An Alcoholic?
Andy didn’t mince words, straight-up asking Taylor Armstrong if she drank too much this season, to which she replied, “Absolutely.”
But does she have a drinking problem? “I don’t now,” Taylor said. “I was really struggling. Although [drinking] was a bad choice, it was a natural choice.”
As for the Kennedy incident — when Taylor flew to Colorado with her boyfriend-of-the-moment and didn’t know daughter Kennedy was at Kyle’s house — Taylor said it was a big misunderstanding.
“My nanny was to stop by Kyle’s house and deliver her to my mother,” Taylor explained. “If I’d been sober, I still would have been shocked.”
Brandi said it was “f****d up” that the ladies were telling “complete strangers” about it at the party, which I agree with.
Is LeAnn Rimes Joining ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills?’
During one of the commercials, Andy brought up rumors that LeAnn Rimes was considering joining the cast of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
“It’s a rumor, and she said so many horrible things about this show,” Brandi said. “I feel like she’d be a giant hypocrite, so bring it on.
Andy asked if the ladies wanted to meet the “new real housewife,” at which point the room was silenced … until Andy started laughing and admitted he was joking.
Andy Cohen, you monster!
Kyle Feels She’s Been ‘Replaced’ By Brandi As Lisa’s Friend
Then came the real fireworks: the showdown between Kyle and Lisa. The SUR owner claimed Kyle was only friends with Adrienne this season as a “business transaction” because Mauricio wanted the listing on Paul and Adrienne’s house. Also, Lisa feels Kyle and Mauricio “dropped” her and Ken as friends after Mauricio sold their house. Kyle disagreed.
“Everyone here knows we have problems, but I’ve worked my ass off to try to fix [them],” Kyle insisted. “I just wish we could move past it.” Kyle then revealed she feels she’s been “replaced” by Brandi as Lisa’s friend.
But did it end there? Yeah, right.
Yolanda rejoined the fray, calling Kyle “two-faced,” at which point Kyle brought up a dirty secret from the ladies’ Parisian vacation. Apparently, Yolanda said Lisa was “phony … fake … [and was] pretending to care about Kim. She’s full of s**t.”
“I don’t believe it,” Lisa said — but we’ll have to wait until the second part of the reunion next week to find out if it was true.
HollywoodLifers, which part of tonight’s reunion struck you the most? Is Yolanda in the wrong? And are you Team Lisa, or Team Kyle? Drop me a comment with all of your thoughts! (C’mon, I know you’ve got a million.)
— Andy Swift
More RHOBH drama:
- ‘RHOBH’ Finale Recap: Adrienne Maloof Departs After Her Divorce
- ‘RHOBH’ Finale Video: Brandi & Yolanda Relive Their Fight With Faye
- Adrienne Maloof: Andy Cohen’s Diss Was Unprofessional