From the moment Ken first appeared on camera we have watched as Kyle cries every time she thinks about her sister moving in with Ken, whom she clearly does not approve of as her sister’s suitor.
Some people have focused on the fact that Ken is not exactly George Clooney which seems positively ridiculous to us. We have never been looks-oriented, but Ken is not exactly the hunchback of Notre Dame either.
Still Kyle talks about the guy like he’s a scandalized wreck, not unlike the former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, whose murky activities were whispered about for years, rather than addressed directly the moment their horrors were first alleged.
We haven’t the slightest idea what Kyle knows about Ken. We’re not even sure if she knows anything at all. But Kyle’s theatrics when she talks about Ken sets our imagination into overdrive wondering if he’s, at worst, Kim’s drug dealer or if it is simply a case of Ken not being rich enough for Big Kathy and her trained gold digging daughters.
As much as we think Kyle is having a horrible season that is highlighting her worst traits, we know there must be some reason she’s horrified that her older sister is shacking up with Ken. We just cannot figure out what the problem is.
We bring up this subject that we’ve been meaning to discuss since the first time we saw Ken on camera, because next week it looks like Kim is going to have a breakdown when she explains to Kyle that her children are not all accepting Ken as she had hoped. We learn in this preview clip that Kim’s son Chad is fine with it all. But Brooke and Kimberly are having trouble accepting Kim’s boyfriend.
This doesn’t seem that strange to us. Children often have trouble when their mothers divide their attention and affection after adding a new man to their lives. That doesn’t seem that odd. But what does seem extremely strange is Kyle’s reaction to Ken.
We really wish Kyle would explain what her issue is with Ken. Did he do something bad to her? Is he a dangerous character? Is he a criminal? Does he sell or give drugs to Kim?
Is it that he was charged with a DUI in 2009, as Radar Online reported? If he was arrested for drunk driving, and we have no reason to doubt that, is it possible that Kim met Ken in rehab when she checked in for the first time earlier this year? Makes sense to us. Rehab romances are not uncommon, though they are rarely a great idea.
Is it that Kim’s children think Ken is controlling, as Kyle alleged earlier this season? If trying to control Kim makes someone dangerous in Kim’s life, Kyle should be court-ordered to stay away from her. She is literally the single most controlling character we’ve ever encountered either in real life or while watching Reality TV.
Is it that Ken is a ladies man and is rumored to have continued to stroll around match.com, despite the fact that he was allegedly in a committed relationship with Kim?
Kyle has alluded to the fact that she must keep her reasons for disliking Ken to herself for fear of revealing information that her sister prefers to keep secret. But we cannot help but wonder what the real problem is because Kyle has such a strong negative reaction to Ken whenever he is the subject of any scene that appears on camera during the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
And it just seems odd that hushed allegations rank among fair game in Kyle’s repertoire of story lines, but when it comes to explaining her reasons for being so negative about her sister’s boyfriend, she must remain mum out of respect for the privacy of people she has treated so disrespectfully.
We think it is high time Ken and all of his hushed problems come out from under the woodwork and were addressed directly. None of us are without a problematic moment in our pasts. Just like the sunlight that is needed in Franklin Lakes where Teresa and Juicy Joe skulk in the shadows of their bankruptcy, Kim and Ken and Kyle need to come forward and reveal who they are, if they want to continue on this Reality TV show, unscathed by the rumors and dangerous imaginations that clog the Housewives blagosphere.
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