Bethenny Frankel has weighed in on Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards’ feud.
Their decade-long drama began in 2010 when Hilton’s husband Rick Hilton allegedly refused to make Richards’ husband Mauricio Umansky a partner in his real estate firm, according to E ! New.
Their relationship soured after co-star Lisa Rinna claimed Hilton had a “psychotic break” where she made nasty remarks about Richards and their bandmate. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates on a trip to Aspen, Colorado.
the days of our lives The 59-year-old actress claimed Hilton called Crystal Kung Minkoff and Sutton Stracke “s*** pieces” that should be “f***ing fired”. Hilton, who is the mother of Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton, also reportedly called Dorit Kemsley a “dumb, useless idiot”.
Since then, the couple have had a heated exchange on Instagram, with Hilton questioning why Richards appeared to be crying in the RHOBH trailer for the season 12 reunion when she was the one who was “bullied”.
“Why [am I upset and crying]? You know exactly why,” Richards shot back.
Fortunately, Frankel, 51 The Real Housewives of New York alum—assured fans that the sisters will “reconcile” during Tuesday’s episode of her Just B with Bethenny Frankel podcast.
The Skinnygirl CEO added that the siblings “didn’t play Kardashian,” meaning their relationship soured because of the Bravo series.
“These are brothers and sisters who separated because [of] this toxic show. The difference is that the Kardashians produced their own show,” Frankel explained. “They control the editing, they control the content, they control the production, they control the schedule.”
The mum, who shares daughter Bryn Hoppy with ex-husband Jason Hoppy, continued, “When you’re just a pawn in the Bravosphere, you don’t control history. So if the Hiltons could control the how the show unfolded produced, like the Kardashians, [there] wouldn’t be those flaws.”
In an interview with E ! New on Monday, October 10, Richards revealed where her relationship with Hilton stands today.
“Things aren’t going so well right now,” she admitted, adding that she had “high hopes” for a reconciliation.
“We are family and we will always come back together. I know that’s why I was so emotional at the reunion,” she said. “For me, I don’t think people realize how much this affects my family and my relationships, and I’ve held onto that for so long, and that’s why I felt so emotional.”
First part of the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The Season 12 reunion begins October 12 at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.