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Kyle Richards Just Shared Some Surprising News About Portia Umansky: "I Cannot Believe This"

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member "never" thought this would happen.

By Jocelyn Vena
Kyle Richards Portia Umansky Update

Since Season 1 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the world has gotten to know Kyle Richards. Well, they've gotten to know Kyle ... and all aspects of her 90210 life, as well as her family, including her equally-famous sisters, Kim Richards and Kathy Hilton, her husband, Mauricio Umansky, and her four daughters, Alexia, Farrah, Portia, and Sophia.

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Viewers have watched Kyle's daughters literally grow up over the course of their mom's 11 seasons as a Real Housewife. "They don’t think of themselves as being on TV at all," Kyle recently told The Daily Dish. "It’s actually very funny because Portia has just started watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She’s 13 years old now, and she and her friends have started watching it, and she comes in the other day. She said, 'Mom, this is the best show on television. I’m obsessed. We were binge-watching. We’re through Season 3.' And she’s talking like this, and she said to me that she does not remember anything about it. This is all fresh and new. She goes, 'And by the way, you all are characters to me. It’s obviously you, but I also...' Well, I hope so [that I'm her favorite character], but who even knows. She’s probably just saying that to be nice."

Kyle sees a silver lining in Portia now screening the series for the first time. As she explained, "Well, it’s funny because she said to me, 'Mom, you love me so much.' Oh, my gosh. She said, 'Every time you leave me, you cry,' and she comes over and hugged me, and I’m like, 'Gosh, this is actually paying off.' My teenager is being nice to me after seeing how much I love her on the TV show.'"

The Beverly Hills mom noted that she "never, never" thought that RHOBH would be the perfect way to bond with her teen. "I went just, like, to tuck her in last night. She fell asleep, and I went to turn her TV off and lights. And I looked, and on her TV screen frozen, she had frozen it, it was my sister Kim and me, Season 3 [laughs]. Like, this is what she falls asleep to. I cannot believe this after all of these years."

But, as it turns out, all of Kyle's kids watch RHOBH — and they have feelings about it. "Oh, yeah. They watch it. They love to watch. You know, they’ll watch with me. They’re really, you know, into it, and I get text messages and, you know, my one daughter [Farrah] doesn’t live with me, but the other three do. [She] will send screenshots, like, cracking up, laughing emojis, and she loves it. She likes the funny stuff [laughs]."

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