Kyle Richards celebrates 55th birthday with rumored lover Morgan Wade, 29, in Mexico… as demise of her marriage to Mauricio Umansky plays out on RHOBH

Kyle Richards celebrated her 55th birthday on a beach at a resort in Punta Mita, Mexico on Thursday, accompanied by her rumored love interest Morgan Wade.

The Bravo star has been linked to country singer since announcing her split from estranged husband Mauricio Umansky, 53, last July; the split has played out on this season’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

The Bravo beauty and her pal relaxed on the beach on luxe reclining chairs, soaking up the sun. 

Richards wore a black two-piece swimsuit with a net cover-up, topping things off with a beige Western style hat and sunglasses. Wade wore a white shirt with the Gold’s Gym logo and black shorts with sandals.

Richards shared a shot to her Instagram Stories from friend Jenn Leipart in which they celebrated the day with pals Teddi Mellencamp and Jana Mars Levy. Leipart captioned the image, ‘Celebrating our birthday girl!’

Kyle Richards celebrated her 55th birthday on a beach at a resort in Punta Mita, Mexico on Thursday, accompanied by her rumored love interest Morgan Wade, 29

Richards wore a black two-piece swimsuit with a net cover-up, topping things off with a beige Western style hat and sunglasses

Richards wore a black two-piece swimsuit with a net cover-up, topping things off with a beige Western style hat and sunglasses 

On Wednesday’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Richards told her costars that she would be open to dating another woman, and asked them if they would do the same.

On a segment on Bravo After Show, Richards said she made the remarks in an effort to stir things up.

She said: ‘Two reasons I said that: A, for shock value. B, because I’m at a place in my life where, I don’t know. I have zero judgment.’

Appearing on Amazon Live Tuesday, Richards said that Wade ‘doesn’t like any of’ the media scrutiny that has come with her friendship.

Wade ‘just wants to make music and all of a sudden she was thrust into this like, world of gossip and tabloids and traveling and having paparazzi take pictures of her,’ Richards said. ‘She just wants to make music and all of a sudden I had a lot of guilt, you know, that I put her in this position.

Richards had began ‘dating country singer’ Wade in the wake of her separation from Umansky, and they ‘allegedly have matching heart tattoos,’ TMZ reported in July. 

In August, Richards appeared as Wade’s love interest in the music video for her track Fall in Love with Me, in which they were seen in a bubble bath and nearly kissing.  

Richards shared a shot to her Instagram Stories from friend Jenn Leipart in which they celebrated the day with pals Teddi Mellencamp and Jana Mars Levy

Richards shared a shot to her Instagram Stories from friend Jenn Leipart in which they celebrated the day with pals Teddi Mellencamp and Jana Mars Levy 

The Bravo beauty and her pal relaxed on the beach on luxe reclining chairs, soaking up the sun

The Bravo beauty and her pal relaxed on the beach on luxe reclining chairs, soaking up the sun

The Bravo star has been linked to country singer since announcing her split from estranged husband Mauricio Umansky last July

The Bravo star has been linked to country singer since announcing her split from estranged husband Mauricio Umansky last July

The split has played out on this season's Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

The split has played out on this season’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills 

Richards was surrounded by friends as she celebrated her birthday at a luxe resort

Richards was surrounded by friends as she celebrated her birthday at a luxe resort 

Richards and Umansky issued a statement on Instagram July 3 in which they denied getting divorced, but didn’t deny separating.

It read: ‘In regards to the news that came out about us today… Any claims regarding us divorcing are untrue. However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously. There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part.’

They continued: ‘Although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately. While it might be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative.’ 

They wrapped up in saying, ‘Thank you for the love and support,’ signing the letter, Kyle & Mauricio. 

Richards last month told DailyMail.com that she and Umansky remain ‘good friends’ in the wake of their split, as their kids are the ‘biggest concern’ as the move forward.

‘We love each other, so we are very fortunate in that aspect,’ she said. ‘I think that’s why people are confused and sometimes question if it is even true that we’re separated.

‘I even have a hard time believing that we are as well, so I can understand. But we’re lucky in a sense, we don’t argue, and we can have a peaceful environment in our home and all give each other that space.’

The timing of the split came about a year and a half after the duo celebrated a marital milestone with their 25th wedding anniversary. 

‘It means so much, and it’s something that we’re both incredibly proud of,’ Richards told Bravo Insider in November of 2021. ‘And for me, it’s one of my biggest accomplishments. I mean, I think it’s refreshing, in this town to be married 25 years is a really big deal. And we’re really proud to be good role models to our daughters.’

The Bravo star has been linked to country singer Morgan Wade, 29, since announcing her split from Umansky. They attended her sister Kathy Hilton's Bel-Air bash December 9

The Bravo star has been linked to country singer Morgan Wade, 29, since announcing her split from Umansky. They attended her sister Kathy Hilton’s Bel-Air bash December 9

Umansky pictured with Richards and daughters Sophia, Farrah, and Alexia

Umansky pictured with Richards and daughters Sophia, Farrah, and Alexia 

Richards and Umansky issued a joint statement in July calling the divorce claims untrue, while not directly denying the claims they are separating

Richards and Umansky issued a joint statement in July calling the divorce claims untrue, while not directly denying the claims they are separating 

Richards stepped into the limelight in 2010 when she was a principle cast member of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The cast also included her sister Kim Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, Taylor Armstrong and Lisa Vanderpump. 

A dozen seasons later, only Kyle remains on the popular reality series (while Vanderpump has had tremendous success with her own spinoff Vanderpump Rules).

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can be seen on Bravo Wednesdays at 8/7c. 

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