Kyle Richards appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday night, where she addressed all the recent rumors regarding her separation from Mauricio Umansky, his alleged romance with his Dancing With the Stars partner, Emma Slater, and her friendship with country singer Morgan Wade.
Following the premiere episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle, 54, revealed who prompted her separation from Mauricio, 53, as she also reacted to his recent dinner date with Emma, 34, offered updates on Kathy Hilton, 64, and Lisa Vanderpump, 63, and more.
“I will always be friendly [to Lisa]. I can’t say the same for Lisa necessarily but I think it will be fine,” Kyle said on the October 25 episode of WWHL after being asked about a potential run-in between the two of them at BravoCon next month.
“The last time we were together you sent her over a bottle of champagne and then she sent it back,” Teddi Mellencamp, 42, interjected.
“That’s right and she had dinner once and sent the bill to my table,” Kyle replied.
Then, after host Andy Cohen, 55, pointed out that Lisa “was being cheeky,” Kyle argued, “But she left.”
“I can tell you she’s absolutely one of my best, best friends in the world, as well as Teddi. We’re all very close,” Kyle shared. “I met her on Instagram and then when we met her the first time we went together. And then we started a group chat and we would speak every morning because we all wake up really early, Teddi, Jen, Morgan, myself, at like 4 a.m. to work out. All of us have that in common, so that was the first text of every day, and we all became very close, and I honestly, when I say these things, I’m like, if she didn’t have all those tattoos, people would not say that. I’m with my friends all the time. They don’t pay attention. Although they did say that about [Teddi and I] too.”
While she and Mauricio have reportedly been separated for the past several months, they’re still living under the same roof.
“I’m in a different room. I actually told him he could have the master. The primary bedroom. I let him stay in the primary bedroom because it’s very masculine and the upstairs floor is like the glam and there’s like a bed,” Kyle revealed. “I was like, you know, what am I gonna do? Put him in a little room with flowers and pink and velvet? No.”
“When the news first came out, it was really, really devastating. Our phones were blowing up. My kids were just crying and wouldn’t leave the house and it was really, really difficult but now they’re much better,” Kyle confirmed. “They’re really strong and they’re just so together and so smart, and they’ve been my best, best friends, and I could not be more proud of them. They’re just amazing human beings. Thank God I have them through this.”
“[They said], ‘We love you and we’re here for you,’ and Kathy was like, ‘I’m always here for you and I know you have anxiety and I love you,’” she shared. “[Kathy] was so excited to be at the Greek Theater for the [Morgan Wade] concert and we had a blast together so it was really, really nice.”
According to Kyle, things between her and Kathy are “great” at this point.
“It means a lot to me, especially with everything I’m going through right now, and that weighs on me very heavily, you know, when I’m having issues with my family,” she explained. “So I’m very happy that everything is great between us now, and I want it to stay that way, and of course, I get nervous because we do talk about it on the show this season.”
Speaking of last night’s premiere, Kyle said she “wasn’t surprised” that Mauricio didn’t know how many tattoos she had before revealing the rumor that bothers her most.
“The one thing I hear the most that it bothers me so much is that we are doing this just for ratings,” Kyle stated. “What human being would do that to their children, to their family? I mean, that is just, I mean, obviously those people are very ignorant. But it’s so annoying. I love you guys and the show but not that much.”
When Kyle then asked about the divorce prediction psychic Allison DuBois made about her and Mauricio during the show’s first season, during which she told Kyle that Mauricio would never “emotionally fulfill” her, Kyle insisted she was incorrect.
“My husband [and I] were very, very happy. That was not fake,” Kyle noted. “We really had an amazing marriage for a very long time. I really do believe she was picking up on what Camille was going through because Camille wasn’t being honest about that at the time. At that point, nobody knew anything, but she’s really happy to have that. And she also said, ‘Oh, this is your second marriage? Then you’re not getting divorced.’ Remember that? Because everyone keeps forgetting about that moment.”
“Yes. But, I also voted for them. I did. I did my vote and I sent my screenshot to the family chat,” she explained.
As for the photos of Mauricio and Emma, she continued, “I was taken aback. Yes, [I was upset]. That was very hard to see. It hurt my feelings. I mean, holding hands like that, I mean, Andy, why are you doing things to me, well, I just don’t think you hold hands like that with somebody.”
Then, when asked if she believes there’s something between them, Kyle said, “I don’t know if anything’s happened yet, but obviously there’s something there, and listen, I love him very much and we are amicable, but that really did hurt me.”
Also on WWHL, after being asked who made the decision to separate, Kyle confirmed, “It originated from me.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.