Rinna’s Bravo blog this week was very long and there was a lot to address. So let’s get right to it.
Now, let’s revisit Game Night.
All of the unnecessary drama that unfolded could have 100% been avoided if Kim had not inserted herself into our conversation. Everything was going great that night until Kim got involved. Our conversation had nothing to do with her. When I watch the episode back, I could see Kim’s wheels were turning. She was dying to get a word in, to find the perfect time to start trouble with me yet again, push my buttons, and to try to make me look like a crazy person for reacting to her. Kim’s intentions were to provoke and bait me. I took the bait, and we all saw what went down after that. Unfortunately, she succeeded, and I played right into her hands. She was aggressive, and yes, she was derogatory toward me and Eileen. If Kim had not done that, we would not be here right now.
I am not sure exactly what Rinna is talking about here. When I recapped the most recent game night, I was not in good place and barely muddled through it. However, I did note that Kim got annoyed with Rinna and came after her and Rinna responded with the question, “Why don’t we talk about your arrests?” I also noted that after Eden intervened and supported Rinna. After a lovely mediation Rinna apologized to Kim and they seemed to have moved on.
History has shown us that Kim Richards will ruin game night. She did it, with the support of Kyle, when she hid Brandi’s crutches on one game night. When Eileen hosted, Kim showed up high out of her mind and started a big scene. After a bit a research, It appears that what Kim said to Rinna was basically that Rinna excuses her behavior toward Kim, LAST YEAR with the death of her father. She was responding to a conversation that didn’t involve her and she tried to jump into to situation like someone singing a misheard lyric. But in the end, everyone left in a positive space. It was all rather miraculous and that is when I kind of liked Eden.
Cut to the day after Game Night when I met up with Eden, who, by the way, is the only sober woman to ever call Kim out on her sh–. That was cool.
Did I know Eden? Well no, I had just met her for the first time on the show. We were not friends before. I had met her parents, of course, but I had only known her for a little while. I truly felt like we connected. I liked her, I felt like I could trust her. Boy, was I stupid.
Let us be very clear here that Eden asked me how she could help out in this situation as a sober woman. I told her I really wanted to move on and heal what had gone down between Kim and me.
For the first time in a long time, I felt genuine hope that perhaps Eden Sassoon could be some sort of beacon of peace and wisdom for both Kim and me to help heal our relationship. But as we know, hindsight is 20/20. I put way too much trust and confidence into this brand new friendship. I do recall saying prior to this that I felt I could go deep rather quickly with her. I cringe thinking how I did just that.
I honestly don’t know how it went from me opening up to Eden and trusting her to me being the bad guy so quickly. I confided in Eden about my upset, unresolved feelings from Game Night, and I felt very safe with Eden, a sober woman of four years, and I let my guard down.
What unresolved feelings, Rinna? You and Kim made up! You apologized in a manner that seemed very sincere. Why oh WHY must you keep discussing Kim. I get it. You think Eden can help Kim. I am also aware of Kim’s erratic behavior at that time shown on The Mother Daughter Experiment. I understand that Kim was probably not in a good place when game night was filmed.
If Eden had a problem with me not backing her up, dissing her, or feeling like I dumped all of this Kim stuff on her, why didn’t she just come to me and tell me that? We would have been done with it.
She never once approached me about it. Instead, Eden started this game of “telephone.” She decided to talk behind my back and didn’t bother to even tell the whole real story.
So I ask you Eden, why not tell the entire story? You only told a very small part, and a salacious part of the story at that. Why didn’t you say that you asked me how you could help and that in response I opened up to you?
The truth… I told Eden that I thought Kim was mostly sober. At the time we were in that store, eight months ago, this was my impression, based on the negative interactions we had just had the night before. Do I feel this way today? No. But I did at that time, and that was my authentic feeling based on her behavior.
I told Eden that Kyle is Kim’s enabler. This is not new information for Kyle. I don’t understand the shock of me talking about this since I have said this to Kyle more than once. She already knows this is my opinion, and I continue to support her because she is a good person and a good sister with a big heart. There had been several times in the past that I felt Kyle should have spoken up, and she didn’t. If Kyle had said to her sister at Game Night, “Kim, it’s not OK for you to talk to my friends like that in my home” we wouldn’t be where we are now.
Kyle never tells anyone what is acceptable for people to say in her house. She never tells you that what you say to her sister is inappropriate. She never tells anyone that their petty fights are inappropriate. Kyle tries to stay out of the conflicts. You cannot blame Kyle for any of this. Sorry.
Kyle told us last year in the Hamptons that what keeps her up at night is the thought of getting the dreaded phone call about her sister. I did not say “Kim was on the path to destruction” or “near death” the way Eden relayed it to her eager listener. What I said was, “They’re this close to Kim dying.” And again, the reason I even mentioned that to Eden in the first place is because I felt Eden could empathize with Kyle’s fear of receiving that phone call letting her know that something has happened to her sister. Those six words, “They’re this close to Kim dying,” have now been twisted into a dirty piece of gossip that implies that I think Kim is on the brink of death when what I was talking about was what Kyle shared with us all in the Hamptons last year.
The phrase “near death” is a very accurate retelling of someone being “this close to dying.” You said it. You meant it. It was likely close to the truth. Why parse words now?
So is it my bad in sharing my feelings with Eden? Yes. Could we have been done with it that very moment in the store that day, and it did not have to take on this “alternative facts” life of its own? Yes.
Eden took it and ran… Why? Maybe because Eden wasn’t getting the attention she desired from me, Kyle, or Kim. She took her “compassion,” “positivity” and “light” and told half- truths that she knew would then be promptly spread throughout the group. At the end of the day, no matter what someone says to you, you as an adult woman have the ability to either say something about it or not. Eden is responsible for the words that come out of her mouth as we all are.
I take responsibility for the part I have played in all of this.
I will not take responsibility for Eden and her insecurities.
Eden’s reality is her own. My reality is my own.
I did not force her to do or say anything.
Now it’s a f—ing mess. No bueno.
This doesn’t sound like owning it. But, I also don’t see why this is a big, fat deal. Kim is not in a program, there are concerns about her. Questions about her health and safety don’t seem like a crime worthy of all of this drama.
Let’s talk about Dorit.
When I took out my bag of pills, vitamins, whatever you want to call it, no one was happier than Dorit Kemsley. She was like a kid in a candy store. She fell madly in love with me in that moment and wanted whatever I may have had in there. It was fun, and it was funny. We were having a blast! We were ALL laughing and joking about it.
Doritos then took that and made it into something gossipy and so wrong. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that this is coming from the same person who was ready to swan dive into my now infamous baggie of pills. How quickly we go from roller skating and laughing at my Xanax joke together to jumping on the bandwagon of let’s make Rinna the villain with a drug problem.
So, again, Dorit take a listen:
My advice to you…. don’t hustle the hustler.
Dorit is an idiot. I hope you bury her.
I’m so grateful to Erika for wanting to have the facts instead of excitedly saying, “I definitely think Lisa Rinna could have said these things to Eden, mostly because I can picture her sort of saying those things.” Thank you, Erika!
I loved Erika for that.
It’s been two long months since that conversation with Eden in the store and into the lion’s den I go… I sure hope there are some Xanax smoothies on hand.
The Pablo Escobar of Beverly Hills