Reality TV star Kyle Richards, 54, and country singer Morgan Wade, 28, were recently spotted enjoying a shopping trip together in Aspen. Their appearance together comes amidst a wave of rumors surrounding Richards' separation from her husband of 27 years, Mauricio Umansky, and speculation of a romance with Wade.
Richards, known for her role in The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, shocked fans earlier this month by announcing her separation from Umansky, a successful real estate broker. The couple shares three daughters: Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15.
Richards also has a daughter, Farrah, 34, from her previous marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.
Denying Romance Rumors
Following the announcement, rumors began to circulate about a possible romantic involvement between Richards and Wade.
Richards has since denied these rumors, insisting that they are merely 'good friends.' TMZ reported that during their shopping spree, the duo was inseparable despite being accompanied by a small entourage. However, there was no clear display of affection between them.
Coincidentally, both stars found themselves in Aspen due to work commitments. Wade was slated to perform at the music venue, Belly Up, while Richards was reportedly filming a docuseries. Their schedules naturally led to their paths crossing, sparking further speculations.
Richards and Wade first connected early last year after Richards reached out to Wade on Instagram, admiring her music. Their friendship has been visibly growing, marked by shared meals, workouts, and attendance at events, such as the 21st Annual Americana Honors & Awards.
Adding fuel to the rumor mill, TMZ reported that both Richards and Wade have matching heart tattoos, and both are currently maintaining a sober lifestyle. Richards recently celebrated her first year of sobriety, while Wade acknowledged six years of sobriety in June.
Despite the separation, Richards and Umansky issued a joint statement denying any plans for divorce and emphasizing their continued cohabitation. The couple spent the Fourth of July with their daughters in Aspen, and they have since been spotted engaging in light-hearted exchanges on social media.
Richards addressed the speculation surrounding her wedding ring absence during an Amazon Live stream, stating that she removes it for weight lifting. She reaffirmed that divorce was not in discussion for her and Umansky, adding that the public announcement of their separation provided relief for the family.
"Listen, they know that we all love each other, and they’re old enough to understand that not everything is perfect all of the time and that’s okay," Richards said of her daughters, emphasizing the strength of their bond amidst the ongoing speculation.