The two have been close for some time, but after Rinna made some pretty harsh remarks about Richards’ sister, Kim Richards, their friendship might be in jeopardy.
Kim Richards entered rehab last summer amid rumors of alcoholism and arrests for shoplifting. Shortly after, Rinna confessed her real feelings about Kim’s situation to the cameras on an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“This girl does not have the tools to live in this society,” Rinna said. “Last I heard, Kim fled rehab in the middle of the night. She went to her daughter’s wedding and somehow got drunk. She kicked a police officer. When is somebody going to say enough is enough? She’s dangerous, if you ask me.”
Now, Kyle Richards is speaking out about the effect those words had on her relationship with Rinna. On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Richards took a question from a caller about how she felt when Rinna made those comments.
“That’s a very good question, and I was extremely offended,” Richards answered. “I think that her comments were very unkind and I’ve tried to keep our relationship separate — she’s had issues with my sister, and my sister has had issues with her, but I’ve tried to keep everything separate.”
Richards continued, “She’s making it very difficult because I think her words are very unkind. Clearly, my sister was going through a hard time, and she showed a lack of compassion. She was not a good friend to me by making comments like that.”
After a long pause, Richards added, “I’m not happy.”
How will this ultimately affect the friendship between Richards and Rinna? That remains to be seen.