On the March 3 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the bad blood between Lisa Rinna and Kim Richards boiled over at the umpteenth dinner gone wrong — when Richards threatened to expose a mysterious secret about Rinna’s famous husband, actor Harry Hamlin. The women, on vacation in Amsterdam for season 5’s annual trip, put the infamous Teresa Giudice table-flip to shame as Rinna lunged for Richards’ throat and smashed her wine glass on the table.
“All hell broke loose,” Richards’ younger sister, Kyle, told Us Weekly at the Family Equality Council awards dinner in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. “It was a nightmare.” The ill-fated dinner saw Kyle flee the table in tears, not speaking to her sister by the end of the episode.
The conflict began in the Jan. 20 episode, when Kim’s erratic behavior and slurred speech at fellow Housewife Eileen Davidson‘s poker party caused Davidson and Rinna to confront Richards about her sobriety — and that’s where the alleged Hamlin secret came into play. “Kim was trying to imply something about Harry as a sort of revenge for questioning her sobriety,” a source told Us of Richards’ Amsterdam threats.
The Amsterdam fight — spoiler alert — is not the last you’ve seen of the Richards-Rinna feud. Although the women made up while cameras rolled the next day, they didn’t bury the hatchet for long. A show source told Us that Richards and Rinna go at it again in the finale, and then once more in a shouting match during the reunion.
“Since Amsterdam, those two really hate each other,” a show source told Us. “The reunion is intense.”
The reunion, which was taped Feb. 21 in Los Angeles, will see another confrontation about what secret Richards claims Hamlin is hiding. In this case, however, it’s much ado about nothing. “It only exists in Kim’s mind,” a source explains to Us.
For much more scoop on the shocking feud, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, out now! And tune in to RHOBH on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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