Kyle Richards is opening up about the “most staged storyline” she’s experienced during her 13 seasons on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
After offering her support to rumored flame Morgan Wade, 28, following the announcement of her upcoming tour, Kyle, 54, shaded Lisa Vanderpump, 63, looked back on her “most difficult” reunions, and revealed the secret she kept from her now-estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky, 53, about her looks.
“I can only think of one [staged storyline], and that was the dog story with Lucy whatever it was,” Kyle told Bustle on November 20. “Our show isn’t staged or set up, but I think that was brought to the table with the intention for there to be another [spinoff].”
After giving a nod to Lisa’s short-lived Vanderpump Dogs spinoff, which aired on Peacock, Kyle said that the fifth and 12th season reunions, which saw her familial drama playing out, were the hardest for her.
“The two most difficult reunions were Season 5 with my sister [Kim Richards] and Season 12 with my sister [Kathy Hilton]. They were really emotional,” she admitted.
Looking back at the start of the series in 2010, Kyle said her casting tape was “so embarrassing.”
“I sound like the biggest nerd ever. My executive producer, who I’m good friends with, loves to make fun [of it],” she shared.
Then speaking of what surprised her about the series, Kyle said it was the lack of limits on production.
“If we went into the bathroom or shut the door, I thought that was it — I didn’t know that they would [angle] the camera on the door, and then listen to us inside. That happened to us in season one on the ‘Dinner Party From Hell.’ It was new for me,” she explained.
Another thing that was different when Kyle began RHOBH was the commonplace of injectables. In fact, even husband Mauricio wasn’t familiar with the beauty maintenance his wife was doing.
“When I first started the show, no one talked about [Botox] like [they do now]. I remember my husband didn’t even know I had done Botox,” she shared. “Andy Cohen asked me — and I am someone if you ask me something, I can’t lie — so I answered, and then I realized I had to tell my husband that I do Botox. He was like, ‘What? That’s private.’ It was a whole big drama.”
After then naming Erika Jayne‘s “It’s Expensive to Be Me” as her favorite Real Housewives song to listen to, saying her castmate’s music is “fun,” Kyle revealed she’s also a fan of Luann de Lesseps’ “Money Can’t Buy You Class.”
While Kyle has faced tons of drama throughout her run on reality television, she said she loves going on trips with her RHOBH co-stars.
“I know that there’s always drama and there’s always something that inevitably happens, but I got married at 18 years old and I had a baby at 19 — I didn’t do girls’ trips, and I didn’t get to do a lot of normal things growing up as a child actor,” she revealed. “[Every time] I’m very naïve, thinking, ‘Maybe this time we’re just going to have fun.’ But we’re sneaking off into each other’s rooms and laughing, climbing in each other’s beds and recapping the whole night, and waking up in the morning in pajamas, having coffee. That’s fun for me.”
As for Kyle’s favorite trip, she said it’s easier to nail down a least favorite.
“Amsterdam. Just because of what happened, but it was a beautiful place to visit. It was just a disastrous trip. I think everybody quit that night. The producers were freaking out — we were like, ‘We’re all done now,’” she shared.
In other Kyle Richards news, the RHOBH cast member recently reacted to exciting tour news shared by Morgan.
“I’m hitting the road in 2024 with [Alanis Morissette] and [Joan Jett]!” Morgan announced on November 9. “Can’t wait to see you on The Triple Moon Tour. Tickets on sale next Friday, November 17th at 10 am local time … Head to the tour section at morganwademusic.com to sign up to receive a code for the pre-sale next Thursday, November 16th! ** I’ll be on all listed dates EXCEPT Tampa, FL and West Palm Beach, FL **.”
Following the sharing of the post, Kyle took to the comments section, where she showed her support with three clapping hands emojis.
Also in the comments section, Kyle’s oldest daughter, Farrah Aldjufrie, 35, reacted with three raised hands emojis.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.