There might not be a more quoted Real Housewives line than, “You’re such a f**king liar, Camille.”
Kyle Richards spouted the phrase at Camille Grammer back in 2010, during a tense group dinner in New York City on the first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In that moment, it seemed like the co-stars could never, ever be friends. But time -- and a break from reality TV for one of them -- can, apparently, heal all wounds.
Camille returns to the Bravo hit as a cast member for the first time since season three on Tuesday night’s season eight premiere. She’s officially listed as a “friend” this season, but that title is more than just, well, a title, because she and Kyle truly are friends today.
“I love having Camille there, you know, having some of the original cast, just feels good,” Kyle tells ET. “There's so much history and we're always reminiscing, and laughing, and you know, we're like sisters -- crazy sisters -- but, you know, we get along really well. We've come from such a crazy background, Camille and me. The fact that we are getting along so well now, I feel like it's a good example to the rest of the women. I feel like, 'You guys, if Camille and I can be getting along and laughing, trust me, you guys can get through this.'”
In honor of Camille’s return, ET had Kyle rewatch their infamous showdown, which she admits totally makes her laugh now -- though it “still makes [her] crazy” that Camille ever questioned Kyle’s intentions. In case you need a refresher, the explosive moment came after Camille repeatedly claimed Kyle had said something to the effect of, “Why would anyone care about Camille if [her now ex-husband] Kelsey Grammer’s not there?”
“We really laugh about it [now],” Kyle says. “This season, I don't know how many times Lisa Vanderpump said to her, 'You're such a f**king liar, Camille!'”
“Oh, I always use that!” Lisa confesses. “You know, because it was just classic. 'You're such a f**king liar, Camille!' The fact that they can laugh, 'cause I thought those two would never, like really -- when we were in New York that time? Oh lordy, they were not in good shape. I just thought, I've never seen anything like this.”
“Lisa likes to remind me of anything, any of my misspeaks or any gaffes I’ve had in the past,” Camille confessed at the show’s premiere party on Friday night. “Vanderpump loves to bring [them] up!”
“To this day people literally tweet that [quote] to me, there's memes, they think it's so crazy,” Kyle adds. “I'm like, it wasn't that big of a deal, or so I felt. I just said it. I don't know why people think it's so crazy … it does make me laugh now, but I was extremely frustrated. We always laugh, because I had a vein bulging out of my head. I was so upset!”
Camille admits it’s hard for her watch back scenes from season one.
“I've changed myself,” she says. “I've gone through a lot, personally, in my personal life and maybe I was a little spoiled back then. I always thought I was a little more gentle, or gentler spirit, than what came across.”
“Sometimes you have to watch yourself and say, 'Oh my god, did I embarrass myself or what?!'” Camille continues. “That's what's hard about this show, is watching it!”
Hard for the cast, but not for the fans! Tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo to see the season unfold. For more on the show, check out the links and video below.