Kyle Richards on Why Split Wasn’t Revealed Earlier on RHOBH Season, Plans to Stop Living With Mauricio, and Dating, Plus Brandi’s Claims Against Andy, Lisa Vanderpump, and Annemarie Backlash

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RHOBH's Kyle Richards on Why Separation Wasn't Revealed Until End of Season, Living With Mauricio, and Dating, Plus Brandi's Claims Against Andy, LVP, and Annemarie Backlash

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Kyle Richards is explaining why she waited to discuss her separation from Mauricio Umansky until the end of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13.

During an appearance earlier this week, after Mauricio, 53, was seen chatting about their split with their daughters in the trailer for the second season of his Netflix series, Buying Beverly Hills, Kyle, 55, shared why she didn’t open up about their breakup earlier as she also revealed whether she and Mauricio have spoken about moving into new homes and dating other people.

“The whole thing has been really hard,” Kyle admitted of sharing her marital hardships on camera during a February 29 appearance on Amazon Live.

According to Kyle, she didn’t open up about her marriage issues with Mauricio earlier on in the RHOBH season because the allegedly “leaked” story wasn’t shared with PEOPLE until after filming wrapped.

“We were done filming, and the story came out, and then the Netflix cameras happened to be in Aspen, so they ended up filming with us talking about it,” she revealed, giving a nod to scenes that will be featured on Buying Beverly Hills season two. “Obviously, Bravo’s been following my life for thirteen years. It’s not like they can film that scene, and then I don’t share it with the viewers of the Housewives. We ended up shooting both of those scenes for Buying Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after we were all wrapped.”

Nearly a year after their split, Kyle said she and Mauricio have talked about moving out, but are still living together.

“That’s a conversation that’s happening … We’re fortunate that we don’t fight, and we get along, so it actually oddly works,” she explained.

As for whether or not they’ve begun dating other people, Kyle said, “That’s a big question … We’re allowed to. We’re allowed to do what we want.”

When asked about Brandi Glanville’s recent allegations against Andy Cohen, 55, who she accused of sexual harassment, Kyle didn’t want to say much.

“I don’t want to comment on that, because I don’t want to deal with the aftermath of that. I think that we’re all responsible for what we do. I can just say to you, from my experience, in all of these years, I have never been forced to drink, told to drink, nothing, ever,” she stated.

Regarding her other former co-star, Lisa Vanderpump, 63, Kyle confessed to feeling there was at least a chance they’d reconcile.

“I don’t know. I never say never about anything. This last year has taught me never say never,” she teased.

As she faced speculation over her marriage amid season 13, newbie Annemarie Wiley, 41, faced tons of backlash from fans who didn’t appreciate her many questions about Sutton Stracke‘s esophagus.

“I always feel so bad when things don’t go well for a new Housewife,” Kyle said in response. “It’s hard coming into this. When I came onto this show, we were all new … I say ‘show,’ but it’s just our lives with cameras – so coming into that, I don’t even know what it must feel like after all these years of it being established.”

Looking ahead to her future with Bravo, Kyle admitted she’s unsure of a season 14 return.

“I never know. One day I will leave, I just don’t know right now. I have so much on my plate that I can’t think about that at this moment,” she noted.

That said, she does have some people she’d like to see on season 14.

“[Teddi Mellencamp]. People wanna see my sister [Kim Richards]. I love [Eileen Davidson] … [Lisa Rinna] was great on the show,” she said.

As for the current cast, Kyle said they “talk off the show” as well as on.

“I’m supposed to have dinner with [Erika Jayne] soon and actually Rinna also,” she revealed.

And her Bravo relationships aren’t limited to the RHOBH cast. Kyle has also stayed in touch with her Real Housewives: Ultimate Girls Trip co-stars.

“I text and see [Kenya Moore] when she’s here. I love Kenya. [Luann de Lesseps] will always text me when she’s coming to town. [Ramona Singer] will text me if she’s in Aspen,” she added.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 reunion, part two, airs Wednesday, March 6, at 8/7c on Bravo.