Kyle Richards Avoided “RHOBH” Scene Where She Broke News of Separation to Her Daughter for Nearly Eight Months

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Richards is currently separated from husband Mauricio Umansky, with whom she shares daughters Alexia, Sophia and Portia

<p>Presley Ann/Getty Images for SoFi</p> Kyle Richards

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Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards couldn't bring herself to watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finale until this past week.

On Wednesday, the reality TV star, 55, appeared on an episode of Watch What Happens Live and told host Andy Cohen, 55, that she wasn't able to watch the finale with her family until Wednesday night, just before the show's taping. "I couldn't get myself to watch. I saw it in the [WWHL] dressing room," Richards says.

"It's hard to watch. I really don't need to see it, because I already lived it. And just to relive it is difficult," she admits, but says ultimately "we pulled it together."

On the season finale of the show, Richards and Umansky were seen grappling with the impact of their separation going public after 27 years of marriage.

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"Things have been a lot more uncomfortable with me and Mo ever since the article came out, I think because it made it just so much more real,” she shared. “I feel like my kids have basically lived a fairy tale but then, I felt like the article coming out, they thought that the rug had been pulled out from underneath of them because things are worse than we led on to be."

The pair decided it was time to “clear up” what was going on with their daughters. Richards told the girls, “I think the most important thing is just for you guys to know we haven't told you guys everything because we tried to protect you. And then, all of a sudden, you get blindsided by this public news and then you don't know about it, it's probably difficult.”

She added, “I just wanted to make sure that we were open and that you guys knew what we were going through and see if there's any questions. I do want you guys to know that we haven't talked about a divorce."

Richards shares daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 24, and Portia, 15, with estranged husband Mauricio Umansky. She is also mom to daughter Farrah, 35, whom she shares with her ex-husband Guraish Aldjufrie.

In December, the former couple took their daughters Farrah, Alexia, Sophie and Portia to see the Christmas decorations at The Grove in Los Angeles.

In a group photo shared to her Instagram Story, Richards could be seen posing in front of a giant Christmas tree. Umansky stood to her right and their daughters gathered around them for the sweet moment.

The family also grabbed a bite to eat while shopping and admiring the decorations.

The reality star shared subsequent photos of the group out to dinner. Though Umansky wasn’t pictured, she posted a selfie of herself smiling alongside Alexia and another with Farrah, Sophie and Alexia sitting at a restaurant. 

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