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"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Get Real

The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills 34435No amount of money, fancy cars, or high-end handbags can stop a group of women from having their differences at times.  On Season 5 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the housewives get real when issues like alcoholism, drug addiction, and even illness come into the women’s lives from all different angles. 

Returning housewives Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Brandi Glanville, and Yolanda Foster seemed to be very welcoming to newcomers Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna this season. Eileen is famous for her roles in soap operas like The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Lisa is best known for her role on Melrose Place and host of SoapNet’s Soap Talk. With both of these new women having had their fair share of soap operas in which drama is the root of every episode, it was just a waiting game to see who would throw the first punch (or wine glass). 

In previous seasons, viewers have seen the dysfunctional relationship between sisters Kyle and Kim. Back in Season 3, Kyle was the one that spilled the big secret that Kim was an alcoholic. Shortly after, Kim checked herself into rehab to get her addiction under control. In Season 4, Kim was portrayed as sober, living life to the fullest, and finally getting back to being her real self. 

When Season 5 kicked off in November of 2014, viewers and cast members began questioning if Kim was still sober. The season progressed to show her admitting to Kyle that she took some pills to relax after all the stress she had been under; her ex-husband, Monty Brinson, was recently diagnosed with cancer again. Almost all of the other cast members blamed her weird behavior on her newfound friendship with housewife Brandi Glanville, who has had her own sobriety issues in the past. 

On a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, things got heated when Lisa continued to bring up Kim’s problems in front of the cameras. Kim retaliated by telling Lisa to watch what she says, or else she will have to tell the world about Lisa’s issues with husband Harry Hamlin. 

Lisa has previously admitted to both of her brothers dying from alcohol related issues, and her husband having a problem with alcohol a few years back. Though this may be the case, bringing personal family issues into any fight never has positive results. Lisa jumped out of her chair after Kim’s comment, and proceeded to scream in her face. She then acted as though she was going to choke her castmate before taking her wine glass and breaking it on the table. All of the women were shaken up by the events, and Kyle was even seen fleeing from the restaurant. 

In the end, it seems that Kim never had any dirt on Lisa’s husband and she was just trying to make the cruel comments stop. The next day, both women got together and attempted to smooth things over. Is the air really cleared between these two? I guess viewers will have to wait for the reunion, which will be airing sometime later this month.

Another issue that has been brought to light this season is Lyme Disease. Yolanda Foster, wife to famous music producer David Foster and mother to supermodels Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, had a Lyme Disease relapse earlier this year. She was first diagnosed back in 2012, but was cured after having a port implanted in her arm to help treatment. In her blog on BravoTV.com, Foster wrote, “I have lost the ability to read, write, or even watch TV, because I can’t process information or any stimulation for that matter. It feels like someone came in, confiscated my brain and tied my hands behind my back to just watch and see life go by without me participating in it.” 

The fight between Kim and Lisa happened in Amsterdam, which is where Yolanda took the women to show where she was from. It seems like Yolanda is just trying to show the women to appreciate what they have now, because it can all be taken away from them in a mere second. Though the women are having a hard time with realizing just how fortunate they are, cast members have been very supportive of Yolanda in her fight with Lyme Disease. 

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