You get one free pass, the RHOBH star says.

on Jan 5, 2012 - The Dish

Kyle Richards of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Don't get any funny ideas, Mauricio, but Kyle Richards doesn't believe cheating is a one-and-done marital dealbreaker.

"If you cheat once, don't tell. You get a free pass," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star writes in her new book, Life Is Not a Reality Show: Keeping It Real With The Housewife Who Does It All.

(Check out an excerpt from Kyle's new book.)

Say what, Kyle? Care to explain? "I've seen circumstances with people that I know are in love with their spouse and they made one mistake. I said…'Listen, if this really was a onetime mistake, and you did not put this person in jeopardy, I personally think you should deal with it with yourself and with God," Mrs. Umansky explained on Good Morning America.  "I knew that this would ruin their relationship and their life. And I can tell you that many, many, many years later they're happy and together and she did make that mistake and she has to carry that and live with that."

Not surprisingly, Kyle's facing a few opponents in the cheat sheet ring. "That is horrible advice! I love Kyle! WTF. I am a warrior against cheating; it doesn't make sense if ur in love," one fan tweeted to the new author, who replied, "I would never. That is an example of a friend that was in that situation. Can't explain via Twitter."

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