Is there a good reason behind Kathryn Edwards’ feud with Faye Resnick?
The last few episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have brought up the decades-old feud between new housewife Edwards and Resnick, who is Kyle Richards’ best friend. The two finally came face-to-face (for the first time ever!) on a recent episode, but it doesn’t seem to have cured their bad blood.
So where did this feud start if the two had never even met one another until recently? Resnick’s 1994 book about her friend Nicole Brown Simpson and her tumultuous relationship with O.J. Simpson. Edwards, who had never read the book, was under the impression that she was portrayed as someone who turned a blind eye to her cheating fiancé, Marcus Allen, who allegedly had an affair with Nicole Brown Simpson.
There are only two parts of the book that actually mention Edwards by name. The first is a lengthy paragraph detailing Allen’s alleged affair with Simpson, who was revealing to O.J. Simpson as they reconciled a separation and divorce all the men she slept with while they weren’t together.
“Then she came to the other names she so desperately did not want to reveal. Finally, Nicole admitted her affair with Marcus Allen. She quickly told OJ that she’d only let him ‘play’ with her. She didn’t admit to actual intercourse. OJ exploded. He turned on her like a man possessed. Nicole told me OJ threatened her, saying ‘If you’re ever with Marcus again, I’ll… I don’t know what I’ll do, but it will be bad. I won’t be able to control myself.’ He wouldn’t let it end. It held up the reconciliation attempt for months. At times we were worried that OJ might take revenge on Marcus by telling his fiancée Kathryn about the affair with Nicole. That would have been a disaster, because Kathryn was a sweet woman who was well aware of Marcus’ womanizing and might have felt she had to call off the wedding. OJ did not do that, but he did confront Marcus. No one knows exactly what was said, but it ended up with him swearing to OJ that he would never touch Nicole again. Marcus said it wouldn’t be a problem anymore, because he was getting married.”
The second time the book mentions Edwards, Resnick wrote that Allen was pursuing her and that she called her good friend Kris Jenner for advice.
“‘Kris, I don’t know what to think about this. I know Marcus Allen has been trying to get my phone number, and Nicole wants me to go out with him to the Monkey Bar. I like Marcus but not in that way. On the other hand, I’d like to keep him as a friend, because he is a friend of Nicole’s. What do you think?’ Kris said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t go out with Marcus Allen. He’s the biggest womanizer in the world and don’t forget he’s engaged to Kathryn. She turns a blind eye to his fooling around, but it hurts her when he does it publicly.'”
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