Kyle Richards is 'sure' estranged husband Mauricio Umansky will return to Real Housewives

Kyle Richards was "torn" over whether to return to 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', but she is "sure" her estranged husband Mauricio Umansky will be back on the show.

The 55-year-old reality star, who announced her split from businessman Mauricio, 53, towards the end of 2023 after 27 years of marriage, previously admitted she wasn't sure if she would be back for a 14th season of the programme, but she wants to have "some fun" on the series this year.

Speaking on an Amazon Live session, Kyle said: "I am back filming ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’

"I am, I am, I don’t even know if I’m allowed to say that.

"I was torn because it’s been a long time since I’ve been on the show and last year was hard.

"And I really wanted to get back to having some fun on the show.

"I just needed some more time since the reunion. It was very soon that they started talking about it.

"It was a much harder decision to make this year than any of the other years before."

Kyle is also expecting Mauricio to appear in season 14.

She said: "I’m sure he will because he’s obviously family."

In March, Kyle told how she hadn't decided whether to return to 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'.

She told 'Extra': "People keep asking me, 'Are you going to come back? Are you going to leave?'

"It's always something I decide last minute.

"I think this season, particularly, because I had been so under the microscope, not just with the cast, but in the public eye - it's been very challenging to navigate through that when I'm just trying to figure out my life myself."

Mauricio - who has children Alexia, 27, Sophia, 24, and 16-year-old Portia with Kyle - recently told his daughters he did "everything possible" to save his marriage.

Speaking in a clip from the season two premiere of 'Buying Beverly Hills', he told them: "I had an amazing 26 years with your mom, and I wanted to do everything possible to just save it. Your mom came and she talked to me and said, 'I think I need space.'

"She said to me, 'Listen, the rules are: you go out, you date, you do whatever it is you want to do. I'm not going to be asking you what you're doing, I don't want you to be asking me what I'm doing. We are separated...'"