RHOBH’s Kyle Richards on Lisa Vanderpump’s Return Rumors, Who She Wants Back, and Feeling Anxious Ahead of Filming, Plus Is She Worried About Ratings After Rinna’s Exit?

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RHOBH's Kyle Richards on Lisa Vanderpump's Return Rumors, Who She Wants Back, and Feeling Anxious Ahead of Filming, Plus Is She's Worried About Ratings After Rinna's Exit?

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Kyle Richards is addressing ongoing rumors claiming Lisa Vanderpump could be returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for season 13.

Before revealing if Lisa Rinna‘s exit from the show has her worried about a ratings drop, Kyle reacted to Vanderpump’s recent hangout with Sutton Stracke in Paris, which fueled reports of her potential return, and revealed which two former Housewives she’d like to see come back to the show.

“There was so many Housewives in Paris,” Kyle told E! News at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Concert on Wednesday. “I know there are sparked rumors, but there was just so many Housewives, current and ex, there, that it was kind of funny. They kept bumping into each other all over the place. I was getting the text messages.”

While seeing that Vanderpump was in Paris with Sutton at the same time that Rinna was there with Erika Jayne convinced many that a Vanderpump return was possible, Kyle doesn’t seem to be on board, noting that despite their recent run-ins, they aren’t exactly cordial.

“We’re good where we are now,” Kyle said of the current RHOBH cast. “I have a lot of important people in my life that love me and care about me and support me and I’m good.”

“Listen, I am nostalgic, you know, and it’s not lost on me that Lisa was great on the show,” Kyle continued of Vanderpump’s potential return during a conversation with HollywoodLife. “And we had a great relationship while it lasted. But you know, I think we have a strong cast as it is.”

As for who she would like to see back, Kyle named Kim Richards and Teddi Mellencamp.

“I would love to see my sister Kim [Richards] come back … I would love to see Teddi [Mellencamp] come back. I don’t know. I think probably Kim and Teddi, I would say,” she shared.

During a third interview, Kyle admitted that when it comes to the upcoming 13th season of RHOBH, she’s feeling anxious.

“‘Excited’ is not necessarily the word I would use. But I love the people that I work with. I love working with the network and the production, and all those people are like family to me now,” she told PEOPLE. “So I rely on them, that I have this relationship with them.”

“It’s funny because I haven’t had anxiety in a while and just talking about the show tonight, it started kicking up again,” she continued.

Although Kyle thinks about her future on the show “all the time,” she noted that the Real Housewives franchise is “kind of like the mafia.”

“You get sucked back in. What can I tell you?” she asked.

As for whether or not she’s concerned about the show’s post-Rinna ratings, Kyle confirmed she is not.

“Over these 13 years, we’ve had cast members come and go, and the show is still number one,” she reasoned. “So of course, Lisa brought so much to the show, a lot, and she’ll be missed by cast and audience alike. But we always somehow … I don’t know, here we are 13 years later and the show is still number one.”