If you didn’t see the booze-fueled finale fight between sisters Kyle and Kim Richards in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 1 finale, we have the video below, although it’s not an easy thing to watch. After Kim (drink in hand) calls Kyle a phony, Kyle retorts: “You are a liar ... [and] you are an alcoholic! Yeah, that's right. I've said it now, and everybody knows."
Then, the ending credits ran a banner that informed us that Kim’s family checked her into rehab after filming... and that she checked herself out a week later. It also said Kyle and Kim have not spoken since the fight. Wow, things just got real.
Taylor's party was held on June 9,2010, which was the night Kyle and Kim’s blowout occurred. That means that women haven’t spoken in more than 7 months — if the written banner is true.
But Kyle’s Bravo Blog makes us think the two still have some sort of relationship. “After this horrible argument between Kim and I, we didn’t speak for a long time. My heart was broken and I suffered an incredible amount of anxiety and panic attacks,” Kyle wrote. “Next to losing my mother, this was the most difficult time of my life. It is so difficult for me to even write about it now.
“The details of what happened with Kim after that night, is her story to tell. I will not go into that here,” she explained. “I do want to say that I have learned a lot about my sister and myself during the taping of this show. I have been able to look at our relationship from an outsider’s point of view. I’ve realized that my pain and worrying about her comes off as anger. It was not helping Kim or our relationship. I love my sister and only want the best for her. Kim knows that.”
Kyle and Kim aren’t fully reconciled though. On the Watch What Happens Live episode that aired after the finale, Adrienne Maloof said that the relationship between the sisters is still “touch and go,” and the two probably needed that break from one another to reduce the tension that had been building.
As we all know, Kim was a child star. It seems like she’s following the same path many child stars (ahem, LiLo) do. She’s just facing (or not facing) her demons a little later in life than most.
Of course, Kim’s had more to deal with than just Little House on the Prairie roles and a stage mom. In 1991, Kim’s fiance was murdered. It’s possible that whatever the Housewife is going through, a culmination of factors contributed. We hope Kim gets the help she needs and wish her all the best.