Kyle Richards may not have a role on the upcoming seventh season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Although Kyle Richards has been featured in a full-time role on the Bravo reality series since it debuted in October, 2010, a new report claims she’s threatening to quit the show if producers decide to allow her sister, Kim Richards, to come back to the show.
“[Kyle Richards] put her foot down,” an insider revealed to Life & Style on April 27. “She’s concerned the fame and publicity will derail Kim all over again.”
Kim Richards, the older sister of Kyle Richards, suffered an alcohol relapse in early 2015 and in the months that followed, she was arrested twice (once for being drunk in public and a second time for shoplifting, which was recently discussed on the show). In turn, her full-time role on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was removed. And while she’s been doing much better lately, Kyle Richards doesn’t think it would be beneficial to Kim to return to reality television so soon after her relapse.
Kim “has finally managed to get sober and take control of her life, but she’s still very vulnerable,” admitted the insider.
While Kim Richards was not featured in a full-time role during The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6, she did appear on a couple of episodes of the show, and on Tuesday night, she rejoined her co-stars during Part 2 of the reunion.
Kyle Richards at Coachella 2016 week 1 day 1 in Indio pic.twitter.com/tRlj8UsU5p
— Marek (@MarcusSlovakia) April 17, 2016
As Kyle Richards and her co-stars rehashed the events of the season, Kim once again butted heads with Lisa Rinna, as she did during Season 5.
Last year, while the two women and their co-stars were in Amsterdam, Kim and Lisa Rinna engaged in a massive dispute, which resulted in Rinna throwing a glass towards Kyle Richards’ sister during a cast dinner. The outburst was prompted by Kim’s suggestion that Rinna was dealing with a situation at home with her husband, Harry Hamlin. Then, during The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 reunion, Kim confronted Rinna about things she’d said about her sobriety struggles during the show.
In other Kyle Richards news, the reality star and mother of four was recently targeted by a rumor that claimed her husband, Mauricio Umansky, had a wandering eye.
According to a Star magazine report, via All About The Tea, Umansky was “caught chatting up a mystery brunette at the L.A. Fashion Week opening gala on March 16.”
“He was loving all the attention,” an alleged insider told the magazine. “I even watched him exchange phone numbers with one female fan! My heart breaks for her. After everything Mauricio’s put Kyle through, he’s still not acting like a married man.”
Kyle Richards’ husband has been accused of cheating before, but on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, he appears to be nothing less than an attentive husband, and thus far, there has been absolutely no physical evidence that he’s been unfaithful. Either way, Kyle Richards chose to speak out against the report on Twitter.
“There is no trouble in paradise. I was WITH my husband & asked to get that number 4 me 2 get a dress from a designer,” Kyle Richards explained to her fans and followers on April 24.
— All About The Tea (@AllAboutTheTea_) April 18, 2016
For more Kyle Richards, tune into Part 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on Bravo, and check out a sneak peek of the new episode below.
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