RHOBH star Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s new home was broken into in late December while the family was vacationing in Aspen, Colorado. “Everything” had been taken, including jewelry, watches, handbags, luggage, and even her passport Kyle shares.
In a new interview, Kyle is sharing that the items aren’t what she cares about, it’s what they mean to her family.
“We first heard about the burglary when we were in Aspen and we were completely shocked. And it was just devastating. I’m very grateful that we’re all OK,” Kyle told The Daily Dish. “I keep telling myself, these are just things, they are. But it still really hurts a lot. My mom [Kathleen Richards] left me things she had collected her whole life, passed those onto me, and I wanted to pass those things on to my four daughters. And every time I buy something or I’ve been given something, I think, ‘Well, these are gonna be for my daughters one day.’ Really, every gift I’ve ever been given, everything my mother left me, everything that I worked my butt off to buy for myself, all of it has been taken.”
“We were in Aspen and everyone said, ‘OK, let’s skip skiing today, and we’re gonna go shopping.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t really want to do that right now.’ After you’ve had so much taken from you, I find myself not wanting to buy anything else right now,” Kyle shared. “I’m looking at things differently in this moment. I don’t know how I’m gonna feel in six months or a year. I really don’t know. But the thought of going out and spending a lot of money on a handbag or something like that now just is something that’s not appealing to me because now I have this negative connotation with it. So I don’t know. I don’t know what I’m gonna do moving forward.”
Richards also explained why the family decided to stay on vacation instead of returning to California. “The last place I wanted to be was home at that moment. So I decided to stay in Aspen with my family and try to focus on the fact that we have each other and we’re happy and healthy and enjoy our vacation together because there was nothing I could do at home in L.A. The detectives had handled everything. And everything was gone,” she said. “So I think that in moving forward, I don’t know if I’ll be sharing on social media like I do now, ‘Oh, I’m going here, I’m going there.’ It changes how you think about everything.”
Kyle compared the situation to Kim Kardashian’s 2017 Paris robbery. Kyle said she is trying to be “a little bit more cautious these days” about what she shares on social media. Kyle is also following Kim’s lead in another way after it was recently reported that she won’t be keeping “expensive possessions like jewelry” at her new home in Hidden Hills. “Like Kim Kardashian, she said her home was gonna be a jewelry-free zone. I am, too. I had a few things I was actually wearing at the time. They’re in the bank. I have no desire to put them on,” Kyle said. “I went and borrowed these [earrings] from XIV Karats in Beverly Hills. I walked in. They’re like, ‘Kyle, do you need anything to borrow?’ I’m like, ‘Please, I’ll take anything.’ So, for now, I’m good with that.”
“We actually have an incredible security system in our house. It was just not active at the moment because we’re under construction. We have a state-of-the-art alarm system, an amazing camera system going on,” she added. “I have five dogs, who were not home at the time. And now we actually have two armed guards on the property, even though there’s nothing to steal, but it’s just for peace of mind.”
“It was a terrible, terrible, terrible feeling,” Kyle said of the experience. “And it’s been a rough time for my family, but we’re OK, we’re happy and we’re healthy, but it’s been very sad, really sad.”
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