‘Rinna Told Me Kyle Was Enabler!’ Eden Sassoon Backpedals & Blames Lisa Rinna For Meddling In Kim’s Sobriety!

Posted on Jan 18 2017 - 1:57pm by Terri L. Austin

I’m very glad Eden Sassoon is sober, especially after she lost her sister, Catya, to an overdose. But is that her only reason for being on The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsTo wave her sobriety flag at Kim and Kyle Richards?

In her blog this week, Eden talks about…sobriety. First, she had a conversation with Lisa Rinna about Kim is close to death.

“Here we are again, Lisa Rinna and I getting deep, fast… I don’t think that Kim is close to death. I think she just needs to tap into her higher power to find her truth. However, as addicts, we are close to death at any point…so I didn’t look at Rinna’s comment as being malicious.”

If it wasn’t malicious, it was certainly thirsty. Rinna keeps inserting herself into everyone else’s storyline in an effort to stay relevant. Now that Kim’s back, Rinna finally has something to talk about.

Later, Rinna and Eden met up with Kyle Richards for lunch. But the chicken wasn’t the only thing getting grilled.

“I asked Kyle a lot of questions at lunch. Questions she didn’t want to hear or think about. But after Rinna told me that Kyle was her enabler, I felt like I had to get to know Kyle and understand where she was coming from to help Kim.”

Eden felt that she now had a purpose — getting Kim sober and keeping her that way. But Eden didn’t feel comfortable with Kyle. She thought Kyle was being very standoffish during game night.

“I wanted to make it my mission to get to know Kyle, and for Kyle to get to know me. I think she will find out soon enough that I have a #HUGE heart. And as someone who knows the pain of being an addict…I want to help!”

Kyle hates being questioned about her family secrets and Kim’s alcohol problem. So, she doesn’t take kindly to Eden giving her the third degree.

Kyle thought I was being invasive, asking questions about her mom. I didn’t mean to make her feel like that, but as the daughter of a recovering alcoholic (my mother), I know that it comes from somewhere. The more you know about how it started or who it may have been passed from, the more you can learn about yourself. It helps the whole sobriety process.”

So, did you feel Eden was being genuine in her urge to help Kim and Kyle? And what’s Rinna’s angle in all this? Simply thirsty or truly concerned?

 

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  • Oh Snarky Me

    Oh this is rich. So last season Rinna flapped those lips all over the place about munchaussen and then tried to put the blame for her actions on LVP. Now Eden is going to try to put the blame for her actions on Rinna. Too funny–enjoy that Rinna!

  • wellWellwell

    We already have one fence rider (cough*Kyle) we don’t need another!

  • Sunflower

    Rinna knows a lot about enabling.
    Harry has been somewhat of an alcoholic for almost 25 years of their marriage and he is only sober for the past 4 years. Rinna didn’t divorce him… did not separate from him… never talked about what she went through in her personal/family life as a storyline.
    She has a very tight lid on her life…
    The flight by night scenes of her daughter becoming a model or getting a new car on her birthday, are so not-in-depth and quite laughable. I don’t even want to touch her QVC middle-of-the-night televised fashion line stints.

    What I am getting at is… that Rinna is the least person to tell Eden… that Kyle is an enabler, because she herself has been an enabler in her own home for 20 plus years!!

    At this point… I feel that Kyle did not have any input bringing Eden on the show.
    Bravo is definitely “digging the dirt on the castmates”!!!
    <<>>
    No wonder in next week’s preview, Eden is telling Rina… that she feels that Kyle is avoiding her…. not wanting to get close to her.
    Kyle already knows that Eden is a plaque who has just descended into her life.
    I am very worried about Kim…

    • HankyPanky

      Very interesting, I didn’t know about Harry, if it’s true you are right, she has enabled him for 20 odd years. I said in an earlier post that Rinna & Eden we’re deflecting, already know that Rinna is a liar & hippocrite. Eden, hard, mean & totally effed.

      • Sunflower

        We have seen Rinna in action for what… a 3rd Season… so we know what she is capable of.
        Eden, I feel, was unfortunately lured into RHOBH since she has an interesting background – daughter of the late Vidal Sassoon -, but was coaxed to reveal Kim’s past connected to drugs, addiction issues and the passing of her sister, 30+ years ago.
        Shameful…. Bravo did that.
        We were expecting glitz and glamour from the Sassoon Empire – Eden is not going to be able to recover from this storyline.
        It is too soon in the RHOBH season to deal with “all of the above”!!

        • HankyPanky

          Thanks for that, Eden has revealed too much! Whether Rinna perpetuated circumstances? Can’t blame Bravo for “paying” for these women’s delusions.

          • Sunflower

            What’s going on with people..?
            Don’t they know how to say… NO..?

        • HankyPanky

          Smack on!! Eden was not lured, she threw herself into this, idiot.

          • Sunflower

            I understand your point as well.
            If she threw herself into this… she will not recover from “crashing into this storyline”

      • TeaLuvR

        I think they enable each other.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Excellent point. Why didn’t Rinna get deep about her 25 yrs of being married to an alcoholic?!? Why doesn’t she talk about her own family?!?
      Instead, she chose to bring up Kim once again & this time she dragged Kyle by calling her an enabler.
      That is why Kyle should have cursed Rinna out at that lunch. It was obvious Eden was asking all of those personal questions because she had been filled in by Rinna. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

      • HankyPanky

        Deflection

      • Sunflower

        If Kyle could not speak up for her sister or at least shot down the intrusive questioning, in her own house (Fun Game Night)..?
        How will be able to trust the storylines of her socalled family-sitcom..??

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          Because it’s a sitcom. Everything will be light & laughs. I suspect nothing about the show will be real.

    • TeaLuvR

      Well said!! Right here we have the reason Rinna so crazy reactive and vengeful towards Kim for mentioning Harry. She 100% doesn’t want her own shit brought to light -so intimidate any who would dare to go there and defect, deflect, deflect.

      • Sunflower

        So… what does that tell you.?
        Rinna is “Not Owning Up to Anything in her personal life”..!!
        …. and ….
        She still can not live up to her New Tag Line!!

  • Gibney13

    Catya was not adopted, Eden’s brother was.

    • Ronnie

      My mistake then. I thought I read that but I must have misunderstood. I deleted my comment.

      • Gibney13

        There are a few articles about the son who Vidal disinherited from his estate. Sure sounds like the family was their own dysfunctional mess.

        • Ronnie

          Yeah. I read one on him.

  • JustSayin

    I don’t really believe Eden is being genuine, but at the same time, she’s RIGHT. Kim’s addiction is obviously tied to her mother and her fucked up childhood. Their mother WAS an alcoholic, from all accounts, and addiction tends to run in families, you can be genetically predisposed to addiction. Kim will never get better until she deals with her real problems, the ones she abuses drugs to escape from.

    Of course you can’t just say that to someone on reality TV, no, you have to pretend you believe she’s sober and then pretend to be surprised when she relapses in the off season…

    • I know plenty of people who are addictes with a family without reproach. Sometimes it’s falling in with the wrong crowd or in Kim’s case getting fame and money too soon in life or depression or a number of other things we can’t protect our kids from. Kim is not the only child celebrity to have fallen victim to addiction. Now I don’t know if everything about her mom is true but I know she has 2 other siblings who have managed to have a good life. I don’t know if you have looked at Eden’s twitter account but if you do you will quickly see how desperate she is to become famous. She is a loon and all this talk about love and positivity is so fake. She actually had a poll like a week ago asking which Richard’s sister hates her more but she is so stupid she put KR or KR like people should somehow figure out which KR is Kim vs Kyle. I already can’t stand her. I will take Dorit with the international accent anyday haha

      • HankyPanky

        Yes Dorit, dotty, bit crazy but fun & sharp as a tack. She slammed the gruesome twosome, all on her own. Eden has issues, big ones, she’s as bad as Kim.

        • TeaLuvR

          Really loving Dorit too. She is not going to roll over for Eileen, Rinna and Erika who now think they own RHOBH. She showed the Gang of two that she’s not intimidated in the slightest by arranging to go to lunch with them by herself.

          She’s a presence sorely needed on the show to provide balance to the clique of Erika, Eileen, Rinna & Kyle who are so up each other’s behinds they need a glass belly button to see ANYTHING other than their need to exclude and put LisaV down in everyway attempting to outshine her. AND that SL has been done so many times it feels like Groundhog Day and has become a bore.

          Dorit brings a fresh energy to the show, not threatened by any of them (including LisaV allowing her to shine and be herself) while standing up to the drama trauma, hypocritical, fun sucking, pearl clutching bullies (who learned nothing from those in the past attempting a coupe on RHOBH) by banding together against the true star of the show making her the perpetual outsider, while pathetically attempting to make themselves the star.

          PK also entertains with shadey shade which is a plus and I love Dorit’s accent. think it’s hilarious that it bothers these princesses.

    • HankyPanky

      Eden is weird, scary

    • TeaLuvR

      Agree with your overall point but being “right” is not the same thing as being ‘helpful’ especially when as you say, convos will be broadcasted on realty TV. There’s a reason 12 step programs are so adament about anonymity. People need to feel safe in order to be honest and explore painful pasts. The way Eden went about the issue with Kyle -it felt more like an interrogation and an expose’ than an attempt to help get to the bottom of the issues. So agreed, unless Eden is completely clueless, she wasn’t being sincere.

      Even if Eden was sincere -her approach reveals she knows nothing about how to honestly help those suffering with addiction issues. Consideration for the need to feel safe -trusting that issues will be handled sensitively with respect for privacy is paramount. And it doesn’t require a PHD to understand that just a modicum of common sense.

      IMO Eden seems to be using any base knowledge she has about addiction to ‘showboat’ to both establish herself with Rinna and on a realityTV show that she wants a permanent spot on.

      Eden’s also likely in denial about her own issues -both with family and substance abuse which is why she and Rinna are so drawn to each other and pointing the finger at others. You know birds of a feather…

  • Gibney13

    Terri, I absolutely love your writing and recaps but I feel that your headline is very misleading. Eden did not backpedal and blame Rinna as your headline suggests. Just the opposite, IMO. She says in her blog:

    ” I don’t think that Kim is close to death. I think she just needs to tap into her higher power to find her truth. However, as addicts, we are close to death at any point. You never know what could happen, so I didn’t look at Rinna’s comment as being malicious. I just understood what she meant. ”

    I actually think Eden is sincere and Rinna is justifiably finished with Bravo, Kyle and the producers trying to sell the viewers on the big stinking pile of BS that Kim is anywhere close to sober. If we can see it despite all the bad editing so can they. Rinna has plenty of reason not to help cover for Kim. JMHO

    • You missed the part where she said “But after Rinna told me Kyle is her enabler I had to get to know Kyle….” so Eden totally used Rinna’s big mouth to excuse why she asked inappropriate questions from someone she had met one time! If you think Rinna cares about Kim and she Would actually risk her paycheck to expose Bravo, then I have a bridge to sale you:) The only difference between Rinna and a bag full of “shit” is the bag. Rinna cares about camera time and keeping herself in the mess to earn an invite to the next season and if she has to destroy Kim to do it then well that is just her “hustle”.

      • HankyPanky

        Yes!!! Also did you hear Rinna say as they were leaving lunch, with Dorit & Eileen, “you know I’ll do anything for money” she’s said it before & that is the only truthful thing the trollop has ever uttered.

        • BooBooBaby

          Yessss…..I heard her say that too! She is so Nasty! I remember hearing her say that before in the past also…….she is So Pathetic! Plus, she is So annoying! She is definitely doing All she can to make sure she gets asked back on for next season……with a RAISE!

    • HankyPanky

      You missed Edens shade with the “enabling”. Rinna will be finished with Bravo when they say so! Rinnas lips will still be spouting verbal diarrhoea long after she’s gone, toxic waste. Rinnas S/L is Kim, deplorable. Both.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Just because her sister died from it, doesn’t make Eden an expert in the illness of alcoholism. First of all, it doesn’t always “come from somewhere” (meaning hereditary) … some people just like to party and it gets the best of them. Add in the “times”, the nature of the business they’re in, having no responsibility in life, being spoiled rotten (not to mention the privilege and access to overindulgence) and you have a Kim Richards. Perhaps even subconsciously, Eden is trying to “excuse” her sister’s actions by suggesting that she was doomed (cursed) at birth. But regardless, it’s going to be interesting seeing how these two Eden and Rinna now turn on EACH OTHER. Man this show is getting messy, but thankfully, still no where near at messy as golden showers in the ATL.

    • HankyPanky

      Eden is still grieving about her premature birth, womb envy? I’m off to find the “source” of the golden shower, do I need a cap ?

  • Gingertee

    I’m going to speak from the perspective of a poster with a sister that is in recovery and currently not drinking, doing lines or smoking crack…..It never gets easy. I love my sister with every fiber of my being but there are many days, weeks months, years where I wished we’d never met. For the addict, every clean day is an accomplishment and it is no different for the relatives who have to watch and experience it with them. All Kyle can ever do is love Kim, support Kim and hope for the best and sometimes to preserve one’s own sanity, these have to be done from a distance. She has the right to discuss it if she chooses or to not speak on it at all. I wish them the best and I wish Kim success. Lisa Rinna and Eden should probably find themselves something to do, it might be time to take up finger painting.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      Thanks for sharing, Gingertee. All that you wish for the Richards is exactly what I wish for you & your sister.

      • Gingertee

        Thanks Bette. I’m not always a Kyle fan but on this I get it, sometimes you want to scream or punch someone but in the end, you often feel helpless. Kyle outed Kim in a horrible way but in her defense, in that scene, she had probably had enough and was at that point where she needed to scream.

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          Most of us can only imagine the pain of having to deal with a family member that is an addict, I see it as someone having an illness.
          Would anyone just disown a family member that has cancer from smoking?!? Kim is sick & I am sure Kyle has been at her wits end several times but she probably feels like if she just leaves Kim to hit rock bottom & Kim died, she would never be able to forgive herself.

          • Gingertee

            You said it

  • Jennymckitty

    Eden, unless a ton of stuff was edited out, you weren’t trying to get to know Kyle. You were trying to fish out information on Kim. Seriously, no one starts a get to know you conversation with a virtual stranger by grilling them about uncomfortable and personal information . Rinna even told Eden that Kyle doesn’t like to talk about it.
    I honestly don’t have a problem with Eden trying to throw LR under the bus. Rinna knows Kyle and is supposed to be her friend. She knew how uncomfortable this would be for Kyle and she encouraged Eden to do it. Kyle needs to wake up and realize Rinna is a friend to no one if it helps her keep this job.

    • HankyPanky

      Yes Jen, I agree. Will add that it also applies to Kyle re her friendships… Have been waiting for Kyle to be served a taste of her own, about time too, but, I felt uncomfortable watching this. Eden & Rinna were wrong, wrong to go there, wrong to delve into the murky waters of the Richards clan. Mean & humiliating with a big pinch of deflection.

    • Jeff

      Rinna resents Kim for bringing up her husband and acting loony in the car, and she wants to be right about Kim’s addiction. Everyone knows Kim has a drug/ alcohol problem, so she needs to Shut-Up. Rinna appears to be using Eden to do her dirty work. Rinna knows Eden is a pushover.

  • HankyPanky

    Jeeze, just read that Kim dated Donald Trump!!! Is that true???

    • TeaLuvR

      Well that right there would explain some of her trauma. Don’t no whether to laugh or cry it that’s true 😂😭😂 where was Kingley when she really needed him?

      • HankyPanky

        Hahahaha

    • BooBooBaby

      I think her mother wanted them to….and tried to set them up or something in the past.
      I do know he is friends with her family members too….so….who knows!
      I know he doesn’t like drugs, drinking, or smoking…..so, those 2 would have Never worked out! Lolz!

  • clare

    Eden and her lunatic psychobabble is getting on my damn nerves. Cue the eye rolls, folks. She is a complete nutjob and is frankly so full of shit. Although I’m inclined to agree that Kim is likely not sober, Eden is absolutely ludicrous and laughable and takes herself far too seriously.

    • BooBooBaby

      I agree 100%!
      I am getting so sick of her already! She is definitely a Looney Nutjob, that’s for sure!
      Maybe….she could use a DRINK! Hahahaha! I’m kidding!

  • BooBooBaby

    This Eden chick seems to NEED a Drink…..she is a LOON! Lolz!

  • Can’t she talk about shopping, the weather or the Lakers instead? Sheesh

  • WeCouldBeHeroes

    Fame whore