Kyle Richards defends close friendship with Morgan
Kyle Richards shuts down romance rumors with country singer Morgan Wade, insisting they are just friends. Richards also addresses rumors about her estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky, and his "Dancing With the Stars" partner Emma Slater.
Kyle Richards has finally addressed the ongoing rumors about her romantic involvement with Morgan Wade. During an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star clarified that Wade is simply one of her closest friends. She also emphasized that the same can be said about her fellow guest, Teddi Mellencamp. Richards explained that she met Wade through Instagram and that they all became very close after meeting in person and starting a group chat.
The actress revealed that she and Wade have developed a strong bond, often speaking to each other every morning as the first text of the day. This connection was formed due to their shared 4 a.m. workout routines. Richards dismissed any speculation about a romantic relationship, suggesting that people only make assumptions because of Wade's tattoos. She emphasized that she spends a lot of time with her friends and they don't pay attention to such rumors. Mellencamp also faced similar accusations.
The rumors surrounding Richards and Wade began in July after the reality star announced her separation from her estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky. Fans noticed their matching tattoos and rings, fueling speculation about their relationship. In August, Richards and Wade appeared together in a steamy music video titled "Fall in Love With Me," playfully trolling those who spread rumors. However, Wade made it clear in a People interview that their bond is purely platonic and described Richards as a good person and a great friend.
Richards herself has referred to Wade as a very good friend in the past. Despite this, the pair were spotted looking cozy during an intimate outing in Paris in September, followed by a stroll in coordinating outfits earlier this month. Meanwhile, Umansky, Richards' ex-husband, was photographed holding hands and reportedly kissing his "Dancing With the Stars" partner, Emma Slater. Richards admitted that the PDA pictures hurt her feelings and acknowledged that there might be something going on between Umansky and Slater, but she isn't sure if anything has happened yet.
In conclusion, Kyle Richards has set the record straight regarding her relationship with Morgan Wade. She considers Wade and Teddi Mellencamp to be her closest friends and dismisses any romantic rumors. Despite their close bond, Richards and Wade maintain that their relationship is purely platonic. Meanwhile, Umansky's recent PDA with his dance partner has left Richards feeling hurt, but she remains uncertain about the true nature of their relationship.