AceShowbiz - One familiar face may not be featured in the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". During a new interview at NBCUniversal's upfronts presentation on Monday, May 16, Kyle Richards hinted that season 12 of the Bravo reality TV show could be her last.
"I always say, 'I don't know,' and each season I think, 'Well maybe I can do one more,' " Kyle explained to E! News. "And sometimes I'm just like, 'How can I keep doing this?' especially when I get really upset, like this last season when we ended."
The actress went on to share that when filming wrapped on the season, which is currently airing on the network, Kyle was convinced that it was time to conclude her time as a Housewife. "I was like, 'There's absolutely no way,' " she recalled. "I'm done. I'm finished. I want to live my life in peace. I can't take this."
However, Kyle noted that it could be just a phase, adding that she often just needs time to "digest" each season. "I don't know," she shared. "I just take it day by day."
While Kyle didn't elaborate on why she felt like filming the latest season of "RHOBH" took a toll on her, she does have a falling out with sister Kathy Hilton who also stars on the show. "We were having a little bit of a rough patch after the season," Kyle explained in the May 11 episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen".
She also divulged that she and Kathy weren't speaking and only reunited when Kyle's best friend Lorene Shea passed away earlier this month. "My sisters and I are speaking again because they've also known Lorene since she was seven," she shared, explaining that she was able to reconcile with her other sister, Kim Richards, as well. "So, you know, life works in funny ways."
Speaking on Lorene's death from mental health illness, Kyle said, "I watched my best friend Lorene-who was my best friend since I was seven years old, one of the closest people in my life who I spoke to on a daily basis-go from being the most outgoing, fun, happy, wife and mom, to only about a year and a half ago, start to struggle with depression that kind of came out of nowhere."
"This disease lies to you," she added. "[Lorene] really felt there was no hope for her and that she would never come back. And there was no way to get her the help that she needed because we were constantly told, 'Well, she's an adult. She doesn't want to come here.' "
"And now she's gone," Kyle continued. "And we're all left to suffer, knowing that if she could have gotten the help, maybe she would still be here today. So, changes definitely have to be made."