Lisa Rinna finally owned it during this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. That’s right she finally admitted to spreading gossip about Kim Richards, including that she might have relapsed, that she was “close to dying” and that her sister, Kyle Richards, was her enabler.
This was a change from Rinna, who had spent the last two episodes saying she didn’t remember saying these things to Eden Sassoon after her spat with Kim at game night.
“I’m realizing that I’ve said it, I did say those things. I now have to own it,” Rinna said. “It’s not always an easy thing to admit, but I tell the truth. And I will always tell my truth and stick to my truth. So I have to go in there and say, ‘You know what, I said it.’”
Lisa decided she would apologize to Kim at a dessert tasting at Kyle Richards’ house in front of all of the ladies including; Lisa Vanderpump, Erika Girardi, Eileen Davidson, Dorit Kemsley, Camille Grammer, Kim’s sponsor Clare, and Wilson Phillips star Carnie Wilson.
Things at the party were going smoothly until Rinna decided to address Kim. “It’s my time of reckoning,” Rinna told viewers. “I see that you’re in a good place right now — I do,” Rinna told Kim. “This was in the heat of the moment after game night. It was coming from a place where I felt very safe with Eden. We are two people who have lost sisters. We lost our sisters to overdoses.”
“I wasn’t maligning. You were provoking me and I didn’t understand that,” she continued. “I have only wanted to move on with you … It wasn’t necessarily a fair judgement call.”
“Lisa, you’re always saying things,” Kim fired back. “You don’t think of the consequences for other people. My children were affected. My sisters are affected. My friends are affected. My grandchild will be affected … This is so traitorous.”
Rinna tried to defend her actions by Kim’s behavior at game night. “Normally in the moment of that, a sober person doesn’t act like that,” she said.
At that point, Kyle jumped in. “Anyone who saw my sister at game night could see that my sister was sober,” she said. “You lied and now you’re trying to cover your ass.”
Kim then involved Eden Sassoon in the conversation. “You, being in recovery, try to go around and repeat it? … There’s something about people in recovery — we don’t beat each other down, we build each other up and we support each other,” Kim said. “You sat out here and you jumped into business that you had nothing to know.”
“And by the way, you’re not Kim and Kyle Richards,” she continued. “Okay? Don’t get confused here. I get the Catya and Eden story …”
“Kim knew her— it has nothing to do with not being compassionate,” Kyle injected, addressing Sassoon. “I can’t imagine what you must have gone through losing your sister. That is horrific. And I met your sister and she was a beautiful girl. That must have been a nightmare to you. But you can’t compare your sister to ours.”
Then, Rinna brought up her fight with Kim in Amsterdam where Kim brought up her husband Harry Hamlin. “How do you think I felt when you said something about my husband?” Rinna asked Kim. “It even hurt Harry, even though he would never say it did. But do you know how many people have come up to him and said ‘What did you do?’ Imagine that in your life. So it did hurt our family.”
“I said I’m sorry for that,” Kim said. “I have said that to you so many times Lisa. I don’t have anything — I don’t know anything.”
This changed everything.
“I get it now,” Rinna said. “I accept your apology. I accept it, thank you. I am sorry that I hurt you, that I am truly sorry for Kim. I was really trying not to talk about you and I was really trying to come from that place. I did have that moment after game night. I don’t want to go there.”
“You and I have never had the chance to heal,” she told Kim. “I am so trying. I want to be able to forgive and come from a place of true love for you. I do.”
“I just can’t have my world out there again,” Kim said. “As hard as I worked last year, I won’t stand back. I am going to stand up for myself. Because sometimes when I have been put in that situation, I have felt like I was going to die. And I get very defensive. I almost felt like it was a death for me — going through some of the things I went through.”
“Don’t we all want to move on?” Rinna asked. “Don’t we all want to heal the situation? Can we end it? Truly. From this moment on, every ounce of my being wants to move on.”
“I’m over it,” Kim said. “It just has to stop. I just feel like it’s always — there comes a time where it has to end.”
Watch the clip below.
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