Back in July, reports came out that the golden couple of the Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umanksy had split up after 27 years together. Shortly after the news rocked fans of the show around the world, the couple came out with a joint statement that denied the split but acknowledged that they’d had a difficult year together.
But not even their statement could stop the rumour mill from running absolutely wild. Especially when it came to a hypothesized relationship between Kyle and country singer Morgan Wade. And now, despite vehemently denying that anything romantic is happening between the pals, Kyle has starred in Morgan’s latest music video and let me tell ya, it’s steamy.
Last week in an Instagram video, the pair announced their collaboration, how they became friends and the idea behind the clip.
“I’ve done several music videos and every time there’s someone in it they always assume we’re dating or something’s going on,” Morgan says in the vid.
“If you get on the Internet, you’ll see people are obsessed with us being friends and why we’re friends. But we thought it would be a good idea to kind of poke fun at that and troll the trolls a little bit.
“The internet is going to be popping off about this one I’m sure,” she concluded.
The full music video was posted seven hours ago and the clip is already raking in the views.
It features Kyle and Morgan as neighbours in sexy situations like having a bath together, feeding each other strawberries sensually and perving on each other doing household chores in cute little outfits.
You can have a cheeky peek below.
While the pair have said they’re baiting the trolls with this spicy little vid, there are a bunch of reasons why their fans have suspected these two are more than gal pals.
Is Kyle seeing country singer Morgan Wade?
Kyle hasn’t been shy about her friendship with Morgan Wade, causing many fans, gossip accounts, and even publications like Daily Mail and Taste Of Reality to speculate that they might be seeing each other romantically.
Kyle and Morgan first met in February 2022 after Kyle started following Morgan on IG and since then, they have frequently been featured in each other’s social media posts and have attended multiple public events together.
But while they could easily just be pals, fans believe the video below contains “proof” that they’re more than friends.
In the vid, which was recorded from Instagram Live, Kyle and Morgan are joined by Kyle’s sister Kathy Hilton.
Kathy says: “We have a little secret” to the camera, which immediately makes both Kyle and Morgan uncomfortable.
Personally, I reckon you can take this one with a grain of salt.
What I find more damning is the theory that Kyle and Morgan have matching rings on their ring finger.
According to Radar Online, Kyle and Morgan have been wearing matching silver rings since April this year. Is anyone else getting Vanderpump Rules‘ Raquel Leviss and Tom Sandoval lightning-bolt necklace vibes?
But now that the sexy music video has come out, I’m inclined to think this whole thing has been a ruse for publicity. Again, I have been bamboozled.
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s supposed breakup
Although Kyle and Mauricio have said they are not getting a divorce, there are a heap of reasons why super sleuth fans think something fishy is going on. And I know this sounds nuts, but more often than not, when there is smoke, there’s fire.
First, let’s look at a timeline of their apparent breakup. According to an insider source, the couple were separated for “a while now but are living under the same roof”.
“They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family,” the source told PEOPLE in July.
While was the most official-ish statement we heard at the time, it’s not the first time rumours about a break-up have started swirling.
Back in April, both Mauricio and Kyle had to comment publicly on the state of their marriage after her co-stars on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Season 13 saw a paparazzi shot of her without her wedding ring.
“We’re not getting divorced… I mean, it’s so dumb,” Mauricio told former housewives Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge on the Two Ts In A Pod podcast.
“There’s that one stupid story that came out there and then the girls all, you know, decided to talk about it on Housewives and so now it’s a storyline. So there’s definitely some stories out there and Kyle and I address it and we’ll take it from there. It is what it is.”
Kyle also dismissed the rumours.
“A, I haven’t been wearing my big diamond ring, because there’s a lot of crime these days and I’m like, ‘I’m not comfortable’,” she told Page Six.
“And B, I had just come from the gym lifting weights, so I was like, ‘That thing sparked that?’ I don’t know.”
But these quotes didn’t stop the ring-related controversy.
According to Eliza, who runs the IG gossip page called facereality16, Kyle had been hiding her left hand in photos since October 2022. And if we ever cop a peek at her left hand, she’s only wearing a smaller band instead of her big-ass sparkler of an engagement ring.
This continued until March 2023, when eagle-eyed fans noticed that the ring she’s been wearing on the ring finger matched one that Morgan had been wearing on her ring finger.
Eliza has also scoured through the couple’s IG posts, and claimed that the couple has barely interacted on the app since January.
While Mauricio posted pics dedicated to Kyle for her birthday or Valentine’s Day, Kyle hasn’t liked or commented on the posts. And although Kyle has posted to wish Mauricio a happy Father’s Day, the caption was very family-focused, differing from her loved-up Father’s Day post in 2022.
Since then, the pair have pretty much appeared separately. And when they have posed in photos together, they’re either throwback pics or awkward group shots where the couple don’t stand next to each other.
While the pair were at their annual white-themed party together in May, the reports from PEOPLE claimed that they were still living together despite their separation so it’s only natural that we’ll see them occasionally cross paths.
In June, Kyle posted the pic below with the caption “Wingmen in Nashville” which is giving single vibes, if you ask me. Again, Mauricio commented but Kyle didn’t engage with his comment.
But just as you’d expect with any self-respecting member of the Real Housewives franchise, this isn’t the end to the drama.
Did Mauricio cheat on Kyle with Dorit?
Back in August 2022, former RHOBH cast member Dana Wilkey decided to drop a drama bomb when she told the group about a theory she spotted online which alleged that Mauricio was cheating with current cast member Dorit Kemsley.
Dana took to her Instagram Stories and posted an edited picture of Dorit and Mauricio with the caption: “The fans can’t stop talking about this! Thoughts?”
Naturally, Dorit was pissed.
“Is something wrong with you, woman? Or are you just so miserable in your life you have nothing better to do? You’re definitely one of the thirstiest people I’ve ever seen, I guess it’s just as simple as that?” Dorit clapped back in the comments.
“Kyle and Mau are our friends and my kids call them uncle and auntie. Do you think this is ok for my kids to see when it’s a disgusting lie? If this is the only way you can make a buck then so be it but at least have some decency and stop trying to peddle false narratives especially when you know there is zero truth behind it and your whole motive is to just hurt people for no reason.
“It’s sad, pathetic, and bound to bite you in this ass inevitably.”
Dorit also went on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and vehemently denied the accusations. So aside from a clout-chasing former star, there isn’t really any fuel to this cheating scandal fire.
Well, there you have it. That’s all the tea.
I guess if the rumours were just ploys to keep Kyle and Morgan’s names in the headlines, these two buds should give themselves a pat on the back. They’ve certainly done just that.
(Image Source: Youtube / Morgan Wade)