For the first time in 8 years, formerÂ RHOBH star Kim Richards will not be appearing on the show. Kim hasn’t been a full time Housewife since season 5, but she has appeared in numerous episodes and had plenty of feuds with the other ladies.
Kyle Richards opened up in a new interviewÂ about why we will not see Kim on the show this year.
â€œYou know, she’s got a lot of stuff going on in her personal life,â€ Kyle said. â€œShe, I think, didn’t want to do that – maybe it’s a little too intense, so she’s happy doing what she’s doing right now.â€
Lisa Vanderpump even commented on Kim’s upcoming absence from the show.
â€œI think [itâ€™s] a shame, really,â€ Lisa Vanderpump told ET. â€œBecause, always the relationship, when it’s a family member, it really raises the stakes, because you’re so invested in that. And I like Kim – she stepped out at certain times, she’s needed to step out, and it was a shame she didn’t come back this year, because apparently, she’s doing, you know, quite well.â€
â€œIt is weird,â€ Kyle said of filming without Kim. â€œYou know, we started it together and even though we fought, we’re sisters and I love her. There’s nothing like having your sister there with you, even if you’re fighting — that’s your blood, so it’s like, it was kind of weird at first.â€
â€œThere were times I really wanted her to be there this season, but she opted not to,â€ Kyle adds.
If there is a silver lining here for Kyle is that the two sisters can no longer fight in the public eye.
â€œThat created so much anxiety for me,â€ she says. â€œJust a very difficult, emotional time and I just thought, ‘This is not what I thought the show was going to be.’ I thought it was gonna be all fun and games, I don’t want to do this, but you know, you find the good outweighs the bad, and a lot of good has come from doing the Housewives. I’m doing things that I would’ve never been given the opportunity if it wasn’t for the Housewives.â€
Will you miss Kim? I have to say, her interviews always made me laugh.
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