The first part of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion aired Tuesday night and the drama is just beginning.
First, new Housewife Erika Girardi addressed allegations that she is a gold digger because her husband, famous lawyer Tom Giardi, is much older than her. “His partners and their wives hating on my ass,” Erika admitted of when she first met her husband. “I was 27.”
She also denied claims that she is a submissive wife. “Submissive? I don’t think so,” she said. “I think respectful, yes, because the man works hard and has given me a lot.”
Next, the topic of Yolanda Hadid’s divorce from David Foster was brought up. While she clearly didn’t want to talk about the subject, she told Andy Cohen, “It didn’t just happen overnight. I got sick a couple of months before we got married, and I dropped off the planet. Being chronically ill for that long takes the life out of you, but also your caretaker.”
But she wasn’t going to bash David either. He “didn’t change,” she insisted. “He is a really good man.” Hadid also implied that her health was a factor in their divorce. “We had a falling out on November 2nd, and we both just had to make conscious decisions on where this is going. I didn’t think that that was the end of the road. I would have hoped to wait until I got 100 percent well.”
Yolanda also admitted that the two would probably still be together if she hadn’t been sick. “Yeah, we probably would be together, to be honest with you, yes,” she said. “Because we were a great team. I’ve lost my best friend, but it’s life.”
Cohen asked Hadid if she will ever get married again. “No, I don’t think so. No,” she said.
Then it was time for newcomer Kathryn Edwards to address her longtime issues with Kyle Richards’ best friend Faye Resnick. In case you don’t remember, Faye wrote a tell-all book about Nicole and O.J. Simpson years ago, and implied that Kathryn’s then-husband, Marcus Allen, cheated on her with Nicole.
“The women’s interviews are upsetting, and the things that people said about her,” Kyle explained. “The person I know is an amazing mom and an amazing friend.”
Kathryn revealed that Faye’s book took a toll on her marriage to Allen. “You’re discounting my real life. I went through it,” Kathryn said. “And some of the things she wrote, even pertaining to my ex-husband. It’s just, come on… ”
Lastly, it was time for Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump to discuss their differences. But first, Vanderpump asked Yolanda if menopause was contributing to her health issues.
“I have a pellet in my butt. My hormones are perfect. It’s natural,” Yolanda answered.
Hadid asked Rinna why she ever questioned her illness which led Rinna to throwing Vanderpump under the bus. Rinna claimed that on the night of her own birthday party in the beginning of the season, her husband, Harry Hamlin, said everyone should support Yolanda through her illness. But instead of getting on board, Rinna says Vanderpump said, “There goes our f*cking story line.”
Rinna also alleged that Vanderpump called and “encouraged” her to say the word “Munchausen,” and then she showed printed copies of her phone records and yelled, “ten f*cking phone calls!” This made Yolanda walk off the set in tears. Stay tuned for part two of the RHOBH reunion next week.
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