The second half of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion airs tonight and if it’s anything like last week’s “let’s all attack Lisa” verbal assault, it’s going to be juicy. And by juicy I mean I hope it takes a turn for the Jersey and someone pulls someone’s hair. Preferably Camille Grammer’s hair, just because I can’t stand her smirk.
Amidst all the craziness of the past two seasons, Kyle Richards and her family have come to represent some kind of sanity. While that’s not exactly hard when you’re dealing with a show that includes celebrity divorce, suicide, alcoholism and insane amounts of money, Kyle Richards still pulls it off and is one of the very few housewives who I would actually considering being friends with in real life.
(Of course, in this context, friends means someone you let sleep with your husband. That’s probably a standard part of friendship when you’re married to Mauricio Umansky.)
Kyle recently did an interview with Parade Magazine where she discussed the show, her marriage and what it’s like to grow up in Hollywood. Among her many sane quotes is this one about raising her family without help.
“I grew up in a town where everyone had so much and we always had nice things, but my mom was one of these women who liked to do everything herself. Even though we had housekeepers, she’d be right there with them and she would always do her own hair and makeup while all the other women were at salons. That was my role model growing up. It was always very important to my mom that we were down to earth. She made us clean our own rooms and wash our own cars. That’s how I was raised and that’s how I want my daughters to be raised. Plus, I enjoy it. I enjoy being with my kids. I don’t want someone else driving my children to school. I want to be there with them in the car having those conversations.”
A Real Housewife who knows the expression “down to earth” and knows how to use it correctly in a sentence! It’s almost like she’s a real, live person. Sure she can be judgmental and preachy, but she’s related to Kim Richards. That’s enough to make anyone learn how to develop a killer stink eye.
So while I didn’t love her behavior during the reunion last week, I still think she’s one of the most normal, and yes, down to earth housewives out there.