Kyle Richards blasted “idiots” who claim her marriage troubles with Mauricio Umansky are just a way of boosting ratings.
“What human being would create a story like this for? No offense, Alex. I love you and everybody with the show. But who would do that for ratings? Put their family through this,” Richards responded to the claim she is “fabricating” her relationship woes.
“That is one of the dumbest things I’ve maybe ever heard in these 13 years. I’m going to pretend that I’m separated and torture my children so that people tune in? I mean, it’s just the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
“I care about being relevant to my friends and family. Yes, I’m on television but I’m good,” she continued.
“I’m not looking to be more relevant. I’m good. And I would never put my family through this, ever, for … I almost said it was a dumb TV show, sorry.”
The mom of four said the allegations “couldn’t be any different than who I am” as she slammed the claims as “annoying” and “frustrating.”
“The things that they say, that ‘Kyle is only with him for the money.’ He had no money when I married him, you idiots,” added Richards, who initiated the split from Umansky.
The couple admitted to a “challenging” year in a joint Instagram statement, writing at the time, “We both love and respect each other tremendously. … There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part.”
Shortly after news of their separation came to light, Richards and Umansky released a joint statement clarifying that any reports of them “divorcing are untrue.”
Despite that, Richards accidentally referred to her marriage woes as “divorce” at this month’s BravoCon.