In her latest blog for Bravo TV, Kyle opened up about the final moments of her friendship with Lisa Vanderpump after first taking aim at the restauranteur’s treatment of Teddi Mellencamp and her alleged lies about Dorit Kemsley over a story she was accused of leaking to Radar Online.
Speaking of Teddi and her effort to raise money for the Vanderpump Dogs Foundation, despite having major issues with Lisa at the time, Kyle said Teddi’s charity event was “clearly not appreciated” by Lisa and asked why Lisa would go out of her way to act as if Teddi’s donations of “a couple of thousand dollars here and there” weren’t good enough.
Following Teddi’s event, she and the ladies went to lunch, where they immediately questioned Kyle about whether or not Lisa had sold stories in the past.
“I grappled with taking the easy way out OR telling the truth. I am not a liar,” Kyle admitted. “I took the difficult route by saying what I honestly felt the truth was, all the while knowing Lisa V would be angry that I didn’t blindly defend her. I wanted to. Trust me. But I just could not sit there and say something I didn’t believe to be true.”
“As soon as I brought up the conversation and what was said, Lisa and then Ken went from zero to 100,” Kyle recalled. “Their reaction was so extreme it shocked me. This is not the first time this topic has come up over the years and it has never been met with this sort of a reaction.”
“Ken screaming at me made it so much worse than it needed to be. I kept thinking. ‘Do not cry, do not cry.’ I was surprised I stayed as calm as I did in spite of how angry Ken was,” Kyle explained. “I tried to explain to Lisa that even though I felt what I felt and said what I said, I do care about her and that I thought I WAS being a friend by telling her about the conversation, even if it wasn’t what she wanted to hear.”
“I still don’t understand why they had such a severe reaction,” she continued. “It didn’t have to be like this. We could have sat down as two friends and talked it out, even if we ended up agreeing to disagree. That’s what friends do… I never imagined losing a friendship over this.”
Kyle also added that she believed the issue had become bigger than just Dorit and the dog Lucy.
“This is no longer about the dog or if Dorit should have just given the dog back to Lisa. This is about friendships and trust, or lack thereof,” she explained.
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