When talking with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s Kyle Richards, I completely forgot at times that I wasn’t just chatting with a girlfriend. Love her. In fact, the reality star and mom to Farrah, Alexia, Sophia, and Portia,(and aunt to Paris Hilton) answered everything Breezy Mama wanted to know from whether or not she wants another baby, how she feels about those nasty on camera fights with her sister Kim Richards and the truth about Camille Grammar.
Are you excited for Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to start?
I am excited for the show to start. I’m anxious, but excited.
Was there anything that came out of the first season that you were surprised about?
I was surprised how time consuming it is and I thought the problems with my sister – I can hide that… nobody will be able to tell. But once the cameras were there I was just myself and everything was out there.
Were you surprised at how open you got?
Yes and no. I’m an open person and I really do wear my heart on my sleeve, but the stuff with my sister – she likes to bury it all… so I was surprised it got to the level it did. I didn’t want it to get to that point.
What can we expect in Season 2 with your sister?
We started to make amends after Season One. By Season 2 we’re okay. We’re still a work in progress throughout the show. We have our moments. We’re probably always going to clash, but we’re sisters. We’re very different.
What about with Camille?
Camille and I are much better. We’re in a good place right now. We’re actually having fun together [laughs].
Did you expect The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to be such a success? I mean, it’s GOOD! And, well, The Real Housewives of Washington is already gone…
Well, you know, I think people were expecting Beverly Hills to be fake phony people because it is Beverly Hills and I think they found that these are real people, with real problems. It doesn’t matter where you live, or what your zip code is or what kind of car you drive, at the end of the day we all have the same problems and it’s all very relatable… even though it’s Beverly Hills.
I felt like the way you reacted to some of the things Camille did would be the same way I would react…
I was going crazy. I’m not going to lie.
You called her straight out… Like, I’m not going to pretend you’re not pulling a bunch of manipulative BS…
I was losing it.
But you also got flack for it. Were you surprised?
I surprisingly didn’t take any flack for my stuff with Camille. Not at all. I had an enormous amount of support. I couldn’t believe all the Facebook, tweets and emails… Team Kyle. Who knew there were teams? I didn’t know. But the stuff with my sister, I did take flack for. That was very difficult because people are judging you on one season of a TV show and not realizing this relationship is a life time in the making.
You had an all out sister fight. And those can get brutal, but you had it all happen on camera…
I can’t believe it got to that point. I’ll never forget that night, leaving. I was so upset and devastated and crying and I couldn’t believe this all was happening, but I wasn’t even thinking that the world is going to see this. I’m not even thinking about that the camera is there… that doesn’t even cross my mind. So then once that sunk in, the anxiety started.
Do you think you’ll be more self conscious in Season 2?
I think that… in the beginning, I was a little gun shy. But then about a week into it, that all goes away [laughs].
You forget that there’s a camera there…
Yeah! You forget because the crew are like family to us. Those camera people and the sound people– we’re with them every day. The sound man is walking around with my daughter Portia hanging on his leg. It’s normal. You don’t think about it.
You were talking about another baby in season 1…
I would love another baby. My husband [Mauricio Umansky] told me the other day that the door is not shut on that, but I’m thinking to myself – you better hurry up. Maybe it’s not shut to you, but I don’t know how long I have. I’m not getting any younger.
Me neither. I just had my fourth pregnancy and it was twins.
Oh wow! I am so jealous! I have always wanted to have twins, but I feel like I’m too short to carry them.
How tall are you [laughing]?
5’3” on a good day. 5’2″ and a half. But my ribs are here [motions to ribs]… where would they go? I don’t know if my body could handle it. But I would love to have twins.
Is there anything you are nervous about in Season 2 to air?
I am on pins and needles. I am nervous about the whole season just because it’s one thing to live our life out and another to watch it play out on a TV show. People think, “Oh, it’s a TV show,” but it’s our lives. There’s no script here.
Do you watch any of the other house wife shows?
I do now and then, but I don’t have time. You know how it is with four kids. But I do try to watch the other shows. I watch Orange County… I like all of them… I like Nene… I’m a sucker for all the housewives.
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