This season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has definitely highlighted Kyle Richards’ villainous side.
After the epic highs and lows of Season 12, does the show’s last remaining OG want to come back?
A few months ago, Kyle hinted that the answer might very much be “no.”
Now, her sister — who had her own drama this season — is weighing in.
In May, Kyle admitted that she was unsure about her place on the show after such a rocky Season 12.
“I always say, ‘I don’t know,’ and each season I think, ‘Well maybe I can do one more,’” she shared at the time.
“And sometimes I’m just like, ‘How can I keep doing this?’ especially when I get really upset,” Kyle added.
Kyle cited times when she gets upset “like this last season when we ended.”
When Season 12 wrapped, she felt that it was finally her last time filming as a Real Housewife.
Kyle recalled: “I was like, ‘There’s absolutely no way. I’m done. I’m finished. I want to live my life in peace. I can’t take this.’”
It is difficult to imagine what The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would look like without Kyle Richards.
She has such specific relationships — both positive and negative — with so many members of the cast.
Kyle has been part of the show’s defining moments since the beginning.
To hear Kathy Hilton tell it to E! News, anyone in the Kyle Hive who is worried can probably rest easy.
“She works so hard,” she reflected.
“And,” Kathy admitted, “you kind of finally sometimes go, ‘Well, maybe this is it.’”
“But I think she’ll be back,” Kathy stated.
“I think that she is the show,” she suggested.
Kathy may be a little biased when discussing her sister, but she is far from alone.
We have all heard a great deal about the group’s Aspen trip.
Some of the drama spilled onto social media while they were filming.
Kathy, who reports say had a particularly bad time on the trip, seemed to get into some sort of nasty conflict while there.
However, Kathy has confirmed that the damage did not last.
“We’re great,” she shared earlier this summer.
“You know,” Kathy admitted, “I had said some things out of frustration that I was feeling personally.”
Kathy went on to characterize that she had said “some things that I should not have said.”
(What Real Housewife, one wonders, has not? At times it seems to be a requirement for any of them to take on this role)
However, she confirmed that she and Kyle worked through their issues and found a positive resolution.