Kyle Richards Shuts Down Dorit Kemsley's Claim She's Been "Replaced" by Morgan Wade

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Kyle Richards is once again setting the record straight on her friendship with Dorit Kemsley.

Dorit, for her part, has repeatedly expressed her concerns about said friendship on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 13, from pointing out that she and Kyle no longer go on vacations with their husbands together to expressing her belief that she's been "replaced" by Kyle's other friend, country singer Morgan Wade.

Kyle sees things differently, though. Get her side of the story by scrolling below.

Why Kyle Richards Feels "Hurt" by Dorit Kemsley Amid RHOBH Season 13

Kyle most recently addressed her and Dorit's issues during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Jeff Lewis Live on January 23.

“Dorit, obviously we’ve gone through a little bit of a hard time," she began. "I care about Dorit and [Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley] and their kids so much, but I just feel hurt."

Kyle then specifically cited Dorit's comments about being "replaced" by Morgan, explaining, "I love Dorit — I mean that, I love Dorit, I love her family — but she’s never been, in the years since she joined the show, that girl that I would, you know, [have] the first morning call [with] or going to workout with or going for breakfast."

Split of Dorit Kemsley and Kyle Richards have a conversation at Kyle Richards House.
Split of Dorit Kemsley and Kyle Richards have a conversation at Kyle Richards House.

Dorit Kemsley and Kyle Richards have a conversation together during The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 13 Episode 9. Photo: Bravo

How close are Kyle and Dorit?

Put simply, Kyle said that she and Dorit have a "different" kind of friendship than she has with Morgan.

“So I was like, ‘Let’s not exaggerate it for the sake of you doing an interview bite to have a moment, ’cause that’s just making problems worse for me.’ And she knows that,” Kyle explained. “So I was like, ‘Thanks a lot, that’s not even true.’”

Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley in front of a step and repeat at BravoCon 2023.
Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley in front of a step and repeat at BravoCon 2023.

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The RHOBH OG recently expressed a similar sentiment about the state of her and Dorit's friendship, stating, "I love Dorit, but it's not like, you know, my friends, we'll go to the gym, we’ll work out together, we hike together. She doesn’t do that kind of stuff."

"To put it bluntly, it’s just an exaggeration," Kyle said of Dorit's concerns about their friendship. "Completely."

A split of Kyle Richards, Morgan Wade, and Dorit Kemsley.
A split of Kyle Richards, Morgan Wade, and Dorit Kemsley.

Morgan Wade and Kyle Richards attend the 2022 Americana Honors & Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on September 14, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee; Dorit Kemsley attends BravoCon at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, NV on November 4, 2023. Photo: Leah Puttkammer/Getty Images; Rich Polk/Bravo

Why Dorit Kemsley Is Concerned About Her Friendship with Kyle Richards

What exactly has Dorit said during this back-and-forth about her and Kyle's friendship? Well, for starters, while appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen back in December, Andy asked Dorit about the current status of her friendship with Kyle, and she replied, "[Kyle] will kill me, but, I feel like the closer she got to Morgan the further she got from me."

Kyle Richards hosts a red carpet event.
Kyle Richards hosts a red carpet event.

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Dorit also had a negative reaction to Kyle tattooing a "K" onto Morgan's arm. Separately, she said she believes that Kyle is "morphing into" Morgan.

"Much of who Kyle has become is a lot like who Morgan is," Dorit explained on RHOBH. "Where do I fit in in Kyle's new life? [It] feels like I've been not just excluded, but maybe even replaced."