Crystal Kung Minkoff might be the seemingly reluctant newbie on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but that hasn’t stopped her from jumping right in. Off the bat, she clashed with Sutton Stracke over insensitive racial comments. And while no one in the cast seemed to back her up, Crystal stuck to her guns about how she felt about it. Ugly leather pants and all. For the record, I actually thought those leather pants were cute but I digress.
Crystal also hasn’t been shy about her support of scandal embroiled castmate, Erika Jayne. While some of the cast it starting to wonder about Erika’s story, Crystal has firmly been in her corner. She recently talked to Hollywood Life about having Erika’s back, regardless of the circumstances presented. Said Crystal, “People are like ‘team this, team that’. I’m just getting to know these people. I’m not a team.” I hate to say it, but if you’re going to be a good housewife, you always have to pick a team. Crystal clearly hasn’t figured that out yet.
She continued, “[Erika] kept telling me about [her ex-husband Tom Girardi] having Alzheimer’s and my dad had Alzheimer’s so my heart and my empathy all lean in because of that.”
Crystal explained, “I just kept thinking, ‘What if this was my dad? What if this kept happening?’ … I take people at face value. That’s who I am. This is who I am, always, so I give that respect to people automatically because I expect that in return.”
When Crystal was asked if she believed Erika or not, she responded, “I want so badly for it not to be [but] I think it’s really not my place to. Nothing’s settled so I’m taking it day by day.” Taking it day by day? What does that even mean? It’s not like Crystal is going through this herself. She’s talked to Erika and she’s seen the reports out there. She can draw her own conclusions at this point and I think she’s just too scared to pick a side.
As far as the reunion goes, Crystal revealed, “At the reunion, I had questions. It’s definitely a wild reunion, I think, sitting there for 10 hours … it was really intense.”
She concluded, “I think there are a lot of answers that people have been looking for. I think that people are going to be satisfied. I think people will surprised at where people are, stuff like that. There’s going to be a lot of surprises. It gets heated.”
As for that assessment, I’m going to take it with a grain of salt. Remember when Andy Cohen teased that Erika would be open and honest this season? She’s been anything but. Either way, I doubt we are going to see Crystal bring the heat, despite her claims. Which might just be her undoing this season.
TELL US – WHY DO YOU THINK CRYSTAL IS STICKING BY ERIKA JAYNE? DO YOU THINK SHE’S BEING A GOOD FRIEND? DO YOU WANT TO SEE CRYSTAL BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON?