RHOBH’s Kyle Richards Responds To Claims Her Marriage Issues Are All For Ratings


RHOBH star Kyle Richards talks about Morgan Wade dating rumors, claims she and Mauricio Umansky are faking their separation & more on WWHL.

Kyle Richards of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tells all for the first time since announcing her separation from her husband, Mauricio Umansky, earlier this month.

The 54-year-old appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Watch Watch Happens Live With Andy Cohen following the season 13 premiere of RHOBH.

The OG RHOBH star didn’t hold back when asked a bevy of tough questions about her not-so-private life. Let’s dive into everything Kyle Richards talked about concerning her marriage and separation on WWHL.

On who initiated the separation

“It originated from me, I’ll say,” Kyle said when asked who initiated the separation after 27 years of marriage.

Kyle then revealed that she and her estranged husband are still living under the same roof, just in different bedrooms.

“I let him stay in the primary bedroom ‘cause it’s very masculine, and the upstairs floor’s like the glam, and there’s, like, a bed,” she shared.“And I was like, ‘What am I going to do? Put him in a room with flowers and pink and velvet? No.”

On how their kids reacted to the separation

The Bravo star said the news of her and Mauricio’s separation devasted their “whole family” at first. Kyle and Mauricio share daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15, as well as daughter Farrah Brittany, 34, from Kyle‘s first marriage to ex-husband Guraish Aldjufrie.

“Our phones were blowing up, our kids were crying and wouldn’t leave the house. It was really, really difficult,” she told WWHL host Andy Cohen.

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RHOBH’s Kyle Richards And Mauricio Umansky Spend 4th of July Together Following Separation Reports

“But now they’re much better, and they’re really strong. They’re just so together and so smart, and they’ve been my best, best, best friends. I could not be more proud of them. They’re just amazing human beings. Thank God I have them through this.”

On her sisters’ support

On WWHL, Kyle revealed that her sisters, Kathy Hilton and Kim Richards, have been by her side throughout her separation from Mo.

“[They’ve just told me] that we love you and we’re here for you,” Kyle explained. “Kathy’s like, you know, ‘I’m always here for you, and I know you have anxiety, and I love you.’”

On the biggest misconception about their separation

 Kyle slammed gossip that she and Mauricio’s split is “just for ratings.” She noted that the narrative “bothers” her, to which Andy agreed, saying: “Yeah, that pisses me off too, actually.”

“What human being would do that to their family? To their children?” Kyle asked. “I mean, that is just… Obviously, those people are very ignorant, but it’s so annoying. I mean, I love you guys [at Bravo] and the show, but not that much.”

On the Morgan Wade dating rumors

For months, RHOBH fans have speculated that something more than friendship was going on between Kyle Richards and country singer Morgan Wade. Both have denied claims they are anything more than friends. Even Mauricio shut down rumors that Kyle and Morgan were a couple.

On WWHL, Kyle once again shut down any romance rumors between her and Morgan, saying that the country singer is “absolutely one of my best, best friends in the world.”

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Kyle Richards and Morgan Wade

“If she didn’t have all those tattoos, people would not say that,” the RHOBH star said of her heavily tattooed bestie. “I mean, I’m with my friends all the time; they don’t pay attention.”

Kyle then pointed to her other bestie, Teddi Mellencamp, who appeared on WWHL alongside her, and joked: “Although they did say that about us. We were accused of this as well, by the way,”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo. 

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