Kyle Richards celebrated her 53rd birthday on January 11, 2022, and several of her friends shared photos and videos of her in honor of her special day. One of those photos was shared by Kyle’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-star Erika Jayne.
“Happy birthday [Kyle Richards],” Erika captioned the post. She went on to call Kyle the “heart and soul of RHOBH.”
Kyle and Erika have been friends for many years and seem to have gotten closer as time has gone on. In fact, Kyle was one of the first Housewives Erika confided in when she was going through some major life challenges involving her soon-to-be ex-husband, Tom Girardi.
And while Kyle may have appreciated the special message from her pal — “Love you!” she commented on the post — several fans took to the comments section to express their feelings on the snap.
Here’s what you need to know:
Some Fans Thought Kyle Looked ‘Unrecognizable’ & Said the Photo Had ‘Filter Overload’
Shortly after Erika shared the picture of her and Kyle, fans took to the comments section to express their thoughts — and many felt that picture was overly filtered to the point that Kyle didn’t even look like herself.
“I’ve not [watched] last season, but pretty sure that’s not Kyle,” one person commented.
“Filter overload,” added another.
“Y’all don’t look like this,” a third person wrote, adding the eye roll emoji.
“Ummm too much surgery. Kyle is unrecognizable,” a fourth comment read.
“Is this supposed to be Kyle!??” someone else asked.
“What have you done to Kyle??” read another question.
Neither Kyle nor Erika Jayne responded to any of the comments about the photo.
Kyle Had a Nose Job in 2020 & Has Said She Doesn’t Want More Surgery
Kyle’s face has changed in recent years thanks, in part, to a nose job that she had done in 2020. According to Bravo, the RHOBH star elected to go under the knife to fix a bone that was sticking out after she broke her nose in 2019.
“Since so many of you were speculating what I did or did not do to my face… here is your answer. I fixed my nose. I broke it last September and the bone poking out bothered me. So I fixed the bone, fixed my breathing problems and refined the tip,” she explained in an Instagram Story reported on in October 2020 by Bravo.
Kyle explained that she had also been sleeping better following the surgery.
“My husband was nervous about me not looking like myself and even he is happy with the result,” she told Bravo.
In December 2021, Kyle said she wouldn’t be doing anymore face or body tweaks. “I’m not looking to have any other surgery,” she told InTouch magazine, according to the Daily Mail. “People keep asking me if I’ve done anything but I haven’t. I haven’t even had Botox recently, because I want to be able to move my forehead in movies to show expression, like in ‘Halloween Kills,'” she added.