RHOBH’s Kyle Richards Defends Gwen Stefani’s Japanese Claims, Reveals Jessica Chastain and RHOM Star Leased House, and How Many Tattoos She Has

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RHOBH's Kyle Richards Defends Gwen Stefani's Japanese Claims, Reveals Jessica Chastain and RHOM Star Leased House, and How Many Tattoos She Has

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Kyle Richards defended Gwen Stefani in the comments section of an Instagram post after seeing that the No Doubt singer and sometimes coach of The Voice had caught backlash for telling Allure magazine she’s “Japanese.”

After Gwen, 53, who was born to Italian American and Irish American parents, insisted she’s Asian after her 2004 Harajuku Lovers collection was described as cultural appropriation, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member reacted to the many who were “offended” by the claim.

“Everyone can’t wait to be offended by something,” Kyle wrote, via Page Six, in an Instagram comment on Wednesday after Gwen told Allure, “I’m Japanese and I didn’t know it.”

During the interview, Gwen described herself as “a little bit of an Orange County girl, a little bit of a Japanese girl, a little bit of an English girl” before her rep attempted to come to her defense, first telling the publication the journalist misunderstood and later refusing to say anything on record.

As RHOBH fans will recall, Kyle learned an important lesson about racial undertones and stereotypes from castmate Garcelle Beauvais amid season 11 after she accused the series’ only full-time Black cast member of failing to make a pledged $5,000 donation to her charity.

“Would you have said it to one of the white women?” Garcelle asked in the 2021 episode. “I feel like it was weaponized toward me being a Black woman … There’s stereotypes that people think we don’t pay for our rent, that we don’t tip.”

Amid an appearance on Amazon Live earlier this week, in addition to addressing Lisa Rinna and Diana Jenkins‘ exits from RHOBH, Kyle answered questions from fans and confirmed that Sutton Stracke isn’t the only famous person who’s leased her Bel Air mansion.

“[Jessica Chastain] did lease my home in Bel Air, and it was so funny when she said it on Watch What Happens Live, because people were very intrigued by that … Larsa Pippen also leased my house for a while with her family, and then Sutton did, so this house gets around,” Kyle shared.

She then responded to a fan who wanted to know how many tattoos she has.

“I have four,” Kyle revealed. “Some people only know about three, because I got a fourth one, but no one’s noticed. It’s two arrows, crossed arrows. I want to get another one on my birthday, which is 1-11 … But I just haven’t told anybody yet.”

As for the possibility of participating in a second season of Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip, Kyle, who initially appeared in season one, said she doesn’t know if she’d be open to the idea because “the hours were insane.”

Also during the appearance, Kyle responded to the success of husband Mauricio Umansky‘s new showBuying Beverly Hills, and addressed a possible season two.

“I’m really happy that people love the show, because that was very scary for me. I was not into the idea of my girls doing a reality show with all the stuff that I go through, but they really came through shining,” she stated. “You could see they’re smart, and they’re together, and they’re good girls – thank God! Then again, that’s season one. You never know what could happen in season two.”