Where are the relationships amongst the ladies of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in Season 13? Kyle was a bridesmaid in Camille’s wedding. The friendship between Kyle Richards and Camille Grammer Meyer has seen ups and downs since the 2010 season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The two have frequently been rivals rather than friends, from Camille’s “Dinner Party from Hell” in Season 1 to a yelling confrontation at a different restaurant where Kyle memorably remarked, “You’re such an f-cking liar, Camille.”
But Camille is set to make a cameo on Season 13 of RHOBH, and appears to be a guest at what Andy Cohen is calling a dinner “that is as iconic, I think, as the dinner from hell.”
Camille posted a picture of herself on Instagram at a dinner party on Oct. 3, teasing her appearance, and Andy hinted that the dinner features the full cast, as well as RHOBH alums Camille, Denise Richards, and Faye Resnick, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey. Ahead of Kyle and Camille’s reunion this season, we’re taking a look back at the ups and downs of their friendship.
The “Dinner Party From Hell” that started Kyle and Camille’s feud
Kyle and Camille’s rocky road really began with the infamous “Dinner Party From Hell” hosted by Camille in Season 1. Camille invited her friend and psychic Allison Dubois to speak to the ‘Wives, and Allison told Kyle that her husband, Mauricio Umansky, would “never emotionally fulfill” her.
Kyle was upset by the comment, but wasn’t defended by Camille.
“I felt that it started out positive and it went down in flames,” Camille said during the episode.
During Season 1, when Camille brought the ‘Wives to see her then-husband Kelsey Grammer’s Broadway musical, tensions between the two were also visible in New York City. At supper at Serafina, Camille and Kyle got into a heated argument over Kyle’s reported comment that no one would be interested in her without her husband. Eventually, Kyle spoke the line that would become iconic for RHOBH: “You’re such an f-cking liar, Camille.”
Years later, Kyle visited the exact booth where she and Camille had their altercation when she went back to what she referred to as “the scene of the crime.” In 2018, the two women came to an agreement on Instagram to move on from their past grudges and laugh about it.
How did Kyle and Camille turn their friendship around?
Camille and Kyle appeared together in the Clubhouse for Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen in January 2016, where Kyle wrote on Instagram she had “so much fun.” Kyle confirmed to Bravo at the time that the two were friends again.
“We just have the best time together,” she said. “I love Camille and every time we’re together we laugh. We have so much fun. We laugh about all the problems we used to have and how much we hated each other before … but we can tease each other about that. We just had a lot of fun.”
Kyle indicated time healed the wounds.
“I think we didn’t know each other in the beginning, when we had that argument,” she told Bravo. “Just getting to know each other better has helped.”
Camille said in October 2018 that she and Kyle mended their friendship when Kyle helped her get through difficult times, including her 2011 divorce from Kelsey Grammer.
“She saw me at my worst,” Camille told PEOPLE magazine. “She watched me go through hell and come out on the other side. And she’s been there for me through everything.”
Despite their arguments, Camille said she and Kyle decided to let it all go.
“We had a rough start in our friendship, but we forgave each other,” Camille told PEOPLE. “We said our peace years ago.”
Their friendship hit a new level when Camille asked Kyle to be a bridesmaid in her 2018 wedding to David Meyer in Hawaii.
“I scored an invitation to be a bridesmaid — who knew?” Kyle said in a video with Bravo. “All these years later. I mean, if you think back to Season 1 Camille and Kyle, you would never imagine that one day she would be marrying somebody else, and I would be her bridesmaid.”
What’s the status of Kyle and Camille’s friendship now?
In April to September 2020, RHOBH Season 10 included what appeared to be a heated meeting between Camille and Kyle. In an update on their relationship, Kyle disclosed that their friendship had soured following Camille’s wedding on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills After Show.
Kyle stated on the After Show, “I was actually OK with her, then she started tweeting things, you know, which, it’s just so ridiculous.” To be honest, I make an effort to avoid using Twitter. Hence, Camille was spreading false information via Twitter and saying things like, “Kyle runs the show and I’m not there because Kyle didn’t want me to be.”
But in March 2023, the two appeared to run into each other at the dentist’s office. The Instagram account Queens of Bravo Plus uploaded an Instagram Story from the ladies of the encounter, where Kyle said to Camille, “I swear! I’m your friend! Smile, baby!” as the two hugged.
This was while filming for RHOBH Season 13 was underway, and Camille did score an invite to Kyle’s dinner party, so could a reconciliation be possible?
Look for an update to their friendship on all-new episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo and the next day on Peacock.