After her marital drama with estranged husband Mauricio Umansky, 53, became a major storyline on season 13, Kyle, 54, explained why she’s hesitant to go back, shared her living situation with Mauricio, and offered an update on her once-strained relationship with older sister Kathy Hilton, 64, as she stepped out with rumored flame Morgan Wade, 29.
“Each year I say, ‘I don’t know. Never say never,’ and all that, but, I honestly just don’t know yet,” Kyle admitted on the February 9 episode of E! News. “I don’t know where my life is going to be at in a week or two. I don’t know what it’s going to be like when the cameras go up again, where my life is going to be at and what I’m comfortable with.”
While Kyle has been accused of being secretive about her marital status with Mauricio, she explained that her lack of discussion about the topic was simply because she was unsure of their relationship herself.
“It feels like everybody wants to know and that they feel they are entitled to every detail of my life because I have been showing my life and sharing my life with everybody for 13 years. It’s not that I’m lying or withholding, I’m figuring it out still,” she noted.
Even now, Kyle said she isn’t confident about what the future may hold for her and Mauricio.
“I don’t have answers,” she explained. “They think I’m teasing them, dragging it out, I’m doing this for ratings. I’m figuring it out right now and we are figuring it out as a couple and I’m figuring out what I need myself. And when I know and we know where our life is going next, you’re gonna know.”
As she and Mauricio attempt to figure out their marriage, the two of them have been doing their best to maintain a united front for their family, including daughters Farrah Aldjufrie, 35, Alexia Umansky, 27, Sophia Umansky, 24, and Portia Umansky, 15.
“We’re not a toxic couple. We live under the same roof in different rooms. We do have other homes. Thank God we’re fortunate in that sense. But even when we are all there, it’s texting in the family chat. ‘What time is everyone gonna be home for dinner?'” she revealed.
Still, when it comes to their relationship, Kyle said, “We’re each allowed to do what we want to do. Which is very strange, but I don’t ask.”
“She has been so supportive and I get messages from her all the time,” she gushed. “I get phone calls at 4:30 in the morning when she knows I’m just waking up and she hasn’t gone to bed yet.”
As Kyle considers whether or not she’ll return to RHOBH for its new season, she has continued to stay close to Morgan. And during a recent outing in Los Angeles, the two of them looked happy as they strolled alongside one another in black hoodies and hats.
“Kyle Richards appeared to be in high spirits as she stepped out with Morgan Wade in Los Angeles on Sunday. Kyle and her rumored love interest put on a united front as they coordinated matching looks featuring black hoodies teamed with hot pink sneakers,” the Real Housewives Franchise shared with their fans and followers on Instagram. “The spotting comes shortly after the country singer shut down speculation that their relationship was on the outs after she deleted photos of them together on Instagram.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.