Did Kyle Richards Just Hint She’s Leaving ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’?

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Kyle Richards’  personal life has been in the public eye for 13 years on “ The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” But could her days on the Bravo reality show be coming to an end after filming a grueling season 13?

In a November 2023 social media post, the RHOBH OG did not come out and say she was leaving the show, but she didn’t deny it either.

In a post on her Instagram stories on November 24, 2023, Richards reshared a post from “The Pink Pop Box” podcast that asked, “Do you think Kyle will be back next year? She seems to be over all of the ——.”

The podcast host replied, “Kyle Richards is still an actor and a working one at that so she has other avenues to pursue. I’m still waiting on a ‘Housewives of the North Pole’ sequel. I support her no matter what.”

Richards reposted the story, and while she did not respond directly to the question if she is leaving RHOBH, she reacted to the bit about focusing on her work as an actor.  “That would be fun,” Richards replied of the suggestion of a sequel to the Peacock movie “The Real Housewives of the North Pole.” She capped off her response with a Christmas tree and heart emoji.

Kyle Richards Has Talked About Leaving RHOBH in the Past

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Richards has had an especially rough season 13 amid her separation from her husband Mauricio Umansky. But even before that, she talked about leaving the show. After season 12 left her at odds with her sister, Kathy Hilton,  she told E! News she always questions her status on the show after filming wraps.

“I always say, ‘I don’t know,’ and each season I think, ‘Well maybe I can do one more,'” she told the outlet. “And sometimes I’m just like, ‘How can I keep doing this?’ especially when I get really upset, like this last season when we ended.”

Richards added that she was sure she wouldn’t return after wrapping the exhausting season in 2022. “I was like, ‘There’s absolutely no way,'” she revealed. “‘I’m done. I’m finished. I want to live my life in peace. I can’t take this.'”

She did ultimately return but admitted she takes things “day by day” regarding her status as a Real Housewives star.

Kyle Did Actually Quit RHOBH Once Before

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While she remains the only original “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, Richards shared that she did attempt to quit the show before. In a November 2023 episode of Bravo’s “Hot Mic” podcast, Richards admitted she threatened to quit after her first season on RHOBH, but did actually quit three seasons later.

“It was at [Carlton Gebbia’s] house and I remember when Brandi brought up the tabloids [about Mauricio’s alleged cheating] and then [Yolanda Hadid] and [Lisa Vanderpump] were like, ‘You mean there’s no smoke without fire?’” Richards recalled. “I had a lump in my throat. I texted under the table and I said, ‘Bring my car around, I quit. I’m done with this f****** show.’ And I really did mean it. I just thought, ‘I can’t live like that.’”

Richards also considered quitting the following season after a rocky cast trip to Amsterdam. The 2015 trip culminated with a physical altercation between Richards’ sister Kim and co-star Lisa Rinna. “It was just a disastrous trip,” Richards said in a November 2023 interview with Bustle. “I think everybody quit that night. The producers were freaking out — we were like, ‘We’re all done now.’”

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