As the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are readying for the glitz, glamour and drama of Season Four, rumors are starting to circulate, once again, that Kyle Richards was cheated on by husband Mauricio Umansky.
But Kyle is standing firm in denying any infidelity on the part of her husband, whom she's been married to for 17 years. In fact, the whispers, which surfaced earlier this year in a tabloid report, caught her by surprise. "[It was] part of the snowball out-of-control thing," she tells People. "My husband and I both were [worked up about it]. We were literally like, 'What?'"
That's not to say the couple haven't weathered their share of ups and downs. "I don't think anything is perfect in life, but [what we have] is perfect for us," she says. "I could not love my husband more. I mean I really love him with all my heart and soul, and he loves me. He's an amazing husband, he's an amazing father, he's an amazing human being."
She continues: "He did not deserve to be sucked into this, and he didn't sign up for this spotlight. I did."
Kyle also reveals her friendships are solid with her castmates—particularly Brandi Glanville, with whom she's feuded in the past. "We're in a good place," she says. "People are like 'Ooh, they're best friends.' We're in a much better place than we were, obviously, but it can't get any worse than it was."
What do you think about the rumors about Kyle and Mauricio's marriage? Tell us in the comments, and be sure to tune in to the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on November 4.