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"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards recently addressed explosive claims made by her co-star Lisa Vanderpump at the season three reunion show taping.
On Monday part one of the hit Bravo reality TV show reunion special aired and Vanderpump, who is Richards' former bff, accused the mother of four of aligning her friendships in accordance with business. Vanderpump believes Richards sided with former "housewife" Adrienne Maloof during group disputes simply because her husband Mauricio Umansky wanted to sell the socialite's $26 million mansion.
"For her to say that is ridiculous it was a low blow!" Richards reportedly told Intouch Magazine.
"Lisa has never let go of the fact that I didn't defend her on the reunion last year. I'm still being punished one year later for not jumping in," she explained.
During season three Maloof, 51, and co-star Brandi Glanville, 40, were embroiled in a months long dispute after the former model outed a well kept family secret. The feud divided the group with Vanderpump among others siding with Glanville and Richards and her sister Kim ultimately siding with Maloof.
Richards, 44, insisted that her friendships are genuine and she described Vanderpump's remarks as being "hurtful."
"The accusations made by Lisa at the Reunion were so hurtful. I would never let business come before my friends. She knows that," Richards wrote in her BravoTV blog.
"I stuck up for Adrienne because I felt that Brandi was wrong in exposing something Adrienne felt was sacred, and she wasn't around to defend herself," she explained.
Vanderpump also opened up about her tense relationship with Richards revealing that she no longer considers the boutique owner a "loyal" friend.
"I don't consider Kyle to be a loyal and supportive friend," Vanderpump said.
"She had a passive-aggressive stance against me all season. Last year I was blindsided during the reunion so this time I was there to be on the offensive," she explained.