On The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, you can count on Lisa Vanderpump to dish out dry, British wit and be honest about her feelings. But when she tried to have a convo with Kyle Richards about Faye Resnick, LVP’s words fell on deaf ears.
“So, here we are in the kitchen of my disco, aka Villa Rosa. Kyle comes to pick me up, we are jovial and tease each other, which is the foundation of our friendship, but I was eager to resolve the issue regarding the invitation of Faye to the barbecue at her house the week previously.”
Lisa is no fan of Faye. Neither are the rest of us, but LVP has more cause than most to dislike this very unlikable woman.
“Well my last experience regarding Faye had not been a positive one… I hadn’t experienced a deep, meaningful relationship with Faye. The stakes weren’t particularly high as she mean-spiritedly confronted me using a terminology about playing chess, which she obviously gained from the Bobby Fisher comment of Kyle‘s.”
But Kyle can never see anyone’s side but her own. Whether her effed up family of origin or her years as a child star are to blame, I’m not sure. But the only person Kyle seems to have any loyalty for is Faye—a woman who made her fame off the back of slaughtered friend, Nicole Brown Simpson. LVP is less blunt in her assessment of Faye, but no less adamant.
“Her reputation absolutely precedes her, but that withstanding was not how I formed my opinion. It was my experience that I drew from–the sly confrontation at our vowel [sic] renewal–that lingered, tainting what was a special evening.”
Kyle put her figurative hands over her ears and refused to acknowledge Lisa’s point.
“My opinion…was a matter of principle. I felt, as I tried relay my feelings to Kyle, that when one entertains for dinner with only perhaps eight guests, you can be assured that interaction between all parties would be essential for a successful evening. We don’t have to embrace everybody. It’s not “holding a grudge” as Kyle frequently states, perhaps in order to paint me in a negative light.”
Hey, I wouldn’t want to sit down and break bread with Faye. Sounds like Lisa didn’t either.
“The point I was trying to impress on Kyle was two fold, one being I had spoken to Kyle just prior and would’ve appreciated the knowledge that Faye would be attending. Maybe I would’ve declined the invitation, feigning a headache, or honestly stating that I would prefer not to be in her company.”
And we find out a little bit more about that night and why Lisa sympathized with Kathryn Edwards, the woman at the periphery of the O.J. case and whose name was dragged through the mud by Faye.
“I also had driven with Kathryn Edwards,who was new to this group. She was obviously aware that Kyle and I frequently talk, and she had mentioned that possibly Miss Reznick would be there. I assured her no, if she was going to be present, Kyle would’ve alerted me to that fact as it would radically change my attitude about attending… So as we arrived and came face-to-face with Faye, I felt Kathryn might interpret it as a clandestine move, orchestrated by the two of us.”
Naturally, Kathryn confronted Faye, much to Kyle’s displeasure.
“I wasn’t siding with the new girl as Kyle stated, and Kyle wasn’t being attacked. She had no need for me to step in. It was a difference of opinion regarding that contentious character…”
And LVP was only a little sorry for calling Faye names.
“…I had rather rudely referred to as an orangutan earlier. Shame on me, I shouldn’t have…but I did. Her orangeness always conjures up that picture in my head. I should delete it and apologize. I should, but I won’t.”
Lisa wasn’t too happy with Erika Jayne either. Erika took tales back to Yolanda Foster, throwing Lisa so far under the bus, she still had tire marks on her pink satin blouse.
“Viewing Erika reiterate the conversation was disappointing. It was not an accurate depiction of what transpired. You witnessed my reticence to engage in any speculation regarding the children. That inaccuracy will ignite further conversation, which you will see in due course.”
I’ve admitted my anti-Kyle bias, and you must know by now that I favor Vanderfabulous. Probably because I love all things British and that includes Lisa. But why are these two women friends in the first place? That’s what I can’t figure out. Kyle seems to want to bring Lisa down each and every season. Am I wrong?
I’m a fiction writer by day and a reality TV addict by night.