Kyle Richards' Close Friend Morgan Wade Will Make An Appearance In 'RHOBH' Season 13

Kyle Richards' Close Friend Morgan Wade Will Make An Appearance In 'RHOBH' Season 13
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You might only know the name Morgan Wade due to the country singer's recent attachment to Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards. In the last year, Morgan has gained newfound fame from her friendship with the reality star. However, the "Fall In Love With Me" singer actually first stepped into the limelight in 2018, years before she slid into Kyle Richards' DMs.

ICYDK, Morgan and Kyle have been the subject of online rumors in the last few months surrounding the nature of their friendship. In July 2023, Kyle and longtime husband Mauricio Umansky were rumored to have been separated—which, at first, the couple denied.

A few months later, in September, Mauricio confirmed to TMZ that the pair was taking a break, but were not headed toward divorce—and, despite rumors, his wife was not sleeping with Morgan.

After the RHOBH season 13 premiere on October 25, Andy Cohen asked Kyle what she could tell him and the Bravosphere about these rumors on Watch What Happens Live. "Well, I can tell you that she is absolutely one of my best best friends in the world," she said. "As well as Teddi [Mellencamp Arroyave] is, we’re all very close." She shared that she, Morgan, and Teddi all hit it off after meeting, and are currently in a group chat that texts each other each morning because they all wake up super early to work out.

"I honestly, when I see these things, I’m like, you know, if she [Morgan] didn’t have all those tattoos, people would not say that. I mean, I’m with my friends all the time, they do not pay attention. Although, they did say that about us, too," Kyle continued, gesturing to Teddi. "We were accused of this as well, by the way." And that's that on that!

If you're only first hearing of Kyle Richards' new bestie after watching the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premiere, Women's Health has all the deets. Below, here's everything to know about the country singer.

Who is Morgan Wade?

Morgan Wade, 28, is a singer from Floyd, Virginia, per People. Although the star has produced lots of country hits, she doesn't consider herself a country artist.

“I just want to play whatever I want to play, and right now, that happens to be more like rock music or pop music," she told Rolling Stone in 2021.

Morgan first got into music as a way to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, Joe Link, according to Rolling Stone. Although the star grew up in a musically-inclined family, she officially started a band in attempt to get him to join—which, eventually did win him back. However, the couple later broke up again.

How many albums has Morgan Wade released?

The singer has released two albums. First, she released Reckless in 2021. And Morgan's sophomore album Psychopath, just dropped in August.

How did Morgan Wade and Kyle Richards become friends?

Kyle Richards discovered Morgan Wade's music on the radio—specifically her song "Wilder Days," per Bravo. Then, the RHOBH star looked up the musician on Instagram, and was surprised by what she found.

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Morgan Wade didn’t know who Kyle Richards was when she followed her. Ella Hovsepian - Getty Images

"I was like, ‘Oh.’ I don’t know, the tattoos and everything, I wasn’t expecting all that. So I followed her and then I kept listening to her music on, like, repeat," Kyle told Bravo.

Then, Morgan's friends informed her that she'd been followed by a Real Housewife, so Morgan slid into Kyle's DMs to thank her. The pair first met up in person in February 2022, Kyle shared on Instagram.

Why do people think Morgan Wade and Kyle Richards are dating?

It's not exactly clear why people believe the friends are romantically involved, but it's probably because their growing friendship coincided with Kyle and Mauricio's separation.

In September 2023, Kyle and Morgan poked fun at the rumors in the singer's music video for "Fall In Love With Me." In the video, the women play love interests.

However, it was purely a pushback on the romantic rumors, and Morgan and Kyle have denied being anything more than friends. In fact, Morgan wrote in her post announcing the video, "The Internet asked and [Kyle] and I delivered ;)."

And in October 2023, Mauricio Umansky told People the couple had no plans to divorce. “We’re having a bit of a rough patch,” he said. “She [Kyle] and I currently are separated, but we are not throwing in the towel.”

As for Morgan's take on the whole situation, she basically just wants her private life to remain, well, private. “I don’t know why we’re in this day and time where we have to speculate about people’s sexuality,” Morgan told the New York Times. “That is not appropriate at all. Like, let anybody be what they want to be—it’s none of your damn business.”

Is Morgan Wade sober?

Yes, and in June, the singer celebrated being six years sober on Instagram. "I don't know where I'd be if I didn't make that step," Morgan wrote.

The star has opened up in the past about her history with binge drinking, which began in college. At the time, Morgan relied on alcohol to feel like she could come out of her shell, she told People in August.

In 2017, Morgan decided to give up the habit for good after a night of heavy drinking in New York. Since then, she's incorporated her sobriety into her music—in songs like "The Night," "27 Club," and "Carry Me Home."

What is Morgan Wade's fitness routine?

If you peruse her Instagram, you'll see how dedicated Morgan is to her workout routines. The star regularly posts about hitting the gym and going for runs.

In a TikTok from 2022, Morgan spoke up waking up at 5 a.m. to squeeze in a workout while on the road. "Staying in shape and having a good workout routine is always a top priority for me," she says in the TikTok.

What is Morgan Wade's net worth?

Morgan Wade's net worth is not publicly known, but some sources speculate that it is around $7 million.

You'll be able to catch (some) of Morgan Wade in the latest season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills on Bravo. (Yup, she's confirmed to appear, per the New York Times.)

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