The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ fourth season kicked off Monday, with the introduction of two new members to the cast to replace two outgoing ones, as Taylor Armstrong and Adrienne Maloof are gone, with Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud taking their spots.
In what had to be the dramatic crescendo of the evening, Lisa Vanderpump put Kyle Richards on the spot, casually dropping allusions to stories about her husband Mauricio Umansky‘s alleged cheating — with their daughter Portia in the room.
The frenemies were sitting in Kyle’s kitchen, engaging in what seemed to be innocuous small talk about tabloid rumors, when Lisa then navigated the conversation toward uncomfortable areas.
Watch the video on RadarOnline.com
She told Kyle, “There’s all these nasty rumors about Mauricio,” later saying in a confessional interview she felt the best path to take, regarding the murmurs, was to address it head-on.
When Mauricio and their daughter walked in, Lisa joked he’d come home to impregnate Kyle, referring to tabloid stories Kyle was pregnant.
When Lisa pointedly alluded to Mauricio about “so many rumors” in the tabloids, Mauricio shrugged it off to tell Kyle he was going to take their daughter Portia on some errands.
Lisa said, “This is where the rumor comes that he’s been seen with a younger woman,” causing Kyle’s anxiety to boil to the forefront.
“Would you stop that? I’m serious,” she told the English restaurateur, setting the stage for a season of tension yet to come.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Mondays at 8/7c.