Kyle Richards Discusses Hardest Part of Split, Being “Hurt” By RHOBH Cast, and Mo’s Reaction to Morgan’s “K” Tattoo, Plus Season 13 Regrets

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Kyle Richards on "[Letting] People Down" With Split, Being "Hurt" By RHOBH Cast, and Hardest Part of Separation, Plus Mo's Reaction to Morgan's "K" Tattoo, Season 13 Regrets, and Weight Loss

Kyle Richards opened up about her split from Mauricio Umansky during an interview this week, admitting that she feels like she has let her fans down.

As she looked back on the 13th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle, 54, admitted to being “hurt” by her castmates as she shared her regrets. She also revealed the hardest part of her separation from Mauricio, 53.

“People were upset when they heard [Mauricio and I] were having problems. I felt like we let people down,” Kyle told Us Weekly through tears on December 26. “Some were saying [our marriage] was a farce the whole time. But there were also sweet and supportive messages.”

Kyle and Mauricio were admittedly facing their toughest year yet when filming began on season 13, which made production understandably difficult for them both.

“It was difficult shooting the season because I was going through stuff in my marriage, but our daughters didn’t know, and I didn’t feel like sharing it on camera quite yet,” she explained. “But I was honest with the [cast]. When they started grilling me, I was like, ‘Why are you acting like I haven’t been honest? I told you it’s the worst year we’ve ever had.'”

According to Kyle, she didn’t know what the cast wanted from her amid filming.

“Did they want me to take them inside my bedroom? … I felt like people I considered my friends hurt me,” she shared.

Months into her separation from Mauricio, Kyle said that while she feels “happy” in “a lot of ways,” she’s “still struggling.”

“It’s all new to me. I’ve been married
my whole life,” she noted.

Over the weekend, Kyle and Mauricio spent the holidays together in Aspen with their three daughters, Alexia Umansky, 27, Sophia Umansky, 23, and Portia Umansky, 15, and Kyle’s oldest, Farrah Aldjufrie, 35. And as Kyle confirmed, they’re still living together in Los Angeles.

“I have no idea how long we’ll be like that, but we are trying to be as normal as possible in a very un-normal situation,” she explained, adding that she and Mauricio are “trying to remind [their children] we’re a family no matter what.”

“We love each other. We go to therapy. We both want to see each other happy,” she continued. “I don’t know what the future looks like. That’s the hardest part because the unknown is scary.”

On one recent episode of RHOBH, Kyle was seen fueling rumors of a potential romance with country singer Morgan Wade, 28, by tattooing her initial on Morgan. Looking back, Kyle was asked about Mauricio’s reaction.

“He likes Morgan a lot. We’ve gone to her shows [as a] family,” Kyle revealed, noting that she doesn’t “even think about” the romance rumors anymore.

Although Kyle has denied being in a romantic relationship with Morgan, she explained they are very close and revealed she teamed up with Morgan on an upcoming documentary about the singer’s recent double mastectomy.

“I’ve been shooting a documentary on the road with Morgan, so we’ll go to the gym together,” Kyle said. “I’ll probably be shooting that for [a few] more months. It started out as a documentary and then kind of turned into something else… I better stop.”

After welcoming Morgan to film with her for RHOBH season 13, Kyle confessed to having regrets.

“In the beginning I did because even though she’s an artist and a musician, she’s not someone who wants this attention. I felt bad about that,” she reasoned.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.