On the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Lisa Rinna accepted a dinner invite to PK and Dorit Kemsley’s house. But she didn’t know PK would delve into her argument with Lisa Vanderpump from last sesaon.
“I thought it was kind of Dorit to invite me to her dinner party once she knew I was alone, and I graciously accepted, wanting to get to know both Dorit and PK better. However, if I didn’t know better, I could have sworn that instead of being invited to a dinner party, I was actually at a BBQ, and I was the one being grilled!”
Rinna noted that PK seemed to know a lot about her fight with LVP and intimated that LVP had given him the lowdown ahead of time. Um… Rinna does know she’s being filmed, right? That the show, her argument with Lisa, her Munchausen madness — people actually watched that happen. It’s true that LVP could have aired her grievances to her friends (and probably did), but it seems silly to think the Kemsleys didn’t watch the show before Dorit signed the contract, no?
Rinna brought up the loss of her father and said she wasn’t trying to use it to justify her argument with LVP. PK immediately told her that the loss of a parent wasn’t a justification, but a real, life-changer. Instead of hearing him confirm her feelings, Rinna felt he’d shut her down.
“I found the conversation I was engaged in with PK and Dorit to be rather surprising. I don’t believe anyone can ever tell you how you should feel or how you should grieve. Unless they have walked in your shoes, they have no idea what it’s like to lose a parent.”
Then Rinna brought up the fact that Eileen had lost her mother, too. But Eileen refused to tell any of the other Housewives before taping the reunion. PK and Dorit thought that was unfair to the women. They thought Eileen had acted in a way that might have been influenced by her mother’s death, and the other women would have gone easier on her had they known. Rinna disagreed.
“Your process is your process, and no one can take that away from you or tell you how you should feel or act. No one.”
Rinna immediately told Eileen everything that had been said at the dinner party. Eileen became upset that people were talking about her.
“I always love when we get to see Eileen and Vinny talk about what’s going on in our group. The two of them are always so funny and cute together, and I think it’s sweet how Vinny always helps Eileen find clarity in any situation.”
That clarity morphed into Eileen confronting Dorit for daring to talk about her. Eileen must have felt defeated when Dorit said she didn’t even remember Eileen being brought up as a topic of conversation. Wah wah. Soapy worked up all that righteous indignation without a payoff.
So, was Rinna right to be angry at PK’s opinion on her grief? Was PK trying to be empathetic or was he telling Rinna how to feel?