I’ve tried to start a purple pen for any of the RHOBH blogs this week, and I really don’t have a lot to add. I feel like all the blogs are basically saying give it a few weeks and everyone will have a different point of view about the Rinna situation. So talking about it this week doesn’t seem productive. But I do want to address some of Rinna’s blog from this week, briefly.
There are a couple of points I want to remind you of. First is the fact that I had no idea that any of this had gone on and that these girls were lying in wait for me. This is now two months after Game Night, and since then I have had a handful of conversations with Eden regarding her issues with Kyle and Kim. With the exception of the conversation we had while shopping, they have all consisted of me warning Eden that she needs to let the issue go. At the end of our conversation in the store, I told her that third time’s a charm, and I am done. Moving on. Which is precisely what I did from that moment forward. I compartmentalized the conversation and put it to bed.
If we look at this situation as a group of friends, or even as just women randomly hired to pretend they are friends, I still see nothing wrong with Rinna talking about Kim being a bitch to her on game night. I understand Kyle’s “don’t speak badly about my sister” stance. But it’s not logical for Kim to come on a reality show and not be held accountable for her behavior. If her sobriety is precarious, then she should not be on the show.
The second point is my exact words to Eden in that conversation were “They’re this close to Kim dying.” Meaning, I was referencing what Kyle shared with all of us in the Hamptons about Kyle’s fear of losing her sister. In no way was I saying Kim was on a path to destruction, nor was I implying that Kim was on the brink of death. But unfortunately, this is how my message was relayed to Eden’s attentive audience shortly before we all left for Mexico.
Again, I’m missing the issue here. Rather than parsing words, I think we could just all agree that Kim was in a very dangerous place for quite some time. Kyle has been worried about her for years. She has had some scary public moments off and on near the time this was filmed. Whether Rinna has the most sincere of intentions, or hates Kim’s guts, seem irrelevant to me. It appeared to me that Rinna wanted some validation from Eden that the behavior she had witnessed and asked a woman in Kim’s behavior was in line with someone who is sober. All seems reasonable to me. However, like Rinna, my mouth often gets me in trouble, so this may be a minority opinion.
Clearly, I need to add more Ginko Biloba to my pill bag, because I could benefit from it’s memory-helping benefits. It’s embarrassing and frustrating to watch all of this play back, because I truly did not remember the conversation I was accused of having. Instead, the intention of what I said regarding Kim was all twisted after going through so many people, and I simply wasn’t going to own up to something that I couldn’t remember.
The bottom line is this, I wish I had never said what I did to Eden, regardless of my intent, because it’s obvious that we have two very different realities of the situation. For that, I hold myself responsible and like we see Erika say about me in her interview, “I betcha she’ll get around to owning it.” And I betcha Erika is right.
For me, this blog is not “owning it” so I assume her memory returns in a future episode.