Teddi Mellencamp claimed that Richard “essentially saved my life” and that her friendship with him was more in addition to “all of the diamonds in the world.”
The closest friends and family of Kyle Richards are wishing her a very happy 55th birthday!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was honored on her special day on Thursday with a number of heartfelt posts on Instagram.
Kathy Hilton, her older sister, started the barrage of special posts with a unique photo of the pair belting out songs. Hilton was posing sassily on the mic, when Richards was seen laughing so hard that her head was thrown back.
“My love, happy birthday!” Let this year be the greatest one yet! I cherish you.🙏🅷❤️🥰💕🌟🌟🌟🎂🎊🎊🏹🥳🐳🎉🎉🎉,” she wrote as the post’s caption.
Richards expressed her gratitude for her sister’s shout-out in the comments section. “Thank you 🙏 I love you 💕 and why were you up so early? 😆😘,” she joked.
Teddi Mellencamp, a former costar on RHOBH, paid a heartfelt tribute to her friend by letting her know how much she appreciated her.
Things just stick sometimes. similar to a friendship. or the moniker Keeks,” Mellencamp started, accompanied by a montage of images and videos from their partnership. That’s what occurred with me and @kylerichards18 six years ago. And I’m pleased it stuck because, most importantly—and perhaps most importantly—Kyle has essentially saved my life. Nobody can make me laugh more or mimic my walk more accurately.”
Richards showing off her moves along a hallway, pictures from the red carpet, images of the couple dancing on tables, and an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live were all featured in Mellencamp’s tweet.
“All the diamonds in the earth aren’t value what our relationship is,” she exclaimed. “I love you, Keeks. I’m wishing you the most joyous birthday ever!”
Alexia, Kyle’s daughter with her husband Mauricio Umansky, honored her mother with a set of photos that she posted to her Instagram Story.
The mother-daughter pair wore black cowboy hats in the first panel. The picture was commented below by Alexia with the words, “Happy birthday to my lovely mom.”
I love you so much, she said as she proceeded over a photo of the two of them appearing to be strolling around Aspen, Colorado, and grinning for the camera. We enjoy living life together. You make things so joyful and so wonderful.
“You give everyone around you more strength. Alexia stated, “Thank you for helping us feel so strong and loved,” while holding up a picture of herself and her sisters. The caption for a solitary photo she shared of Kyle said, “My queen. 111.”
She said, that “we are so fortunate to have you,” as she held out a family portrait.
Faye Resnick, a friend, also honored Richards with a heartfelt message.
She wrote, “Happy Birthday, beautiful @kylerichards18 ❣️,” as the description for a photo carousel. “Many thanks for an entire life of beautiful memories.”
Resnick captioned the group images, old selfies, and solo pictures of Richards with, “You have become such a shining beacon for all those you love and lighten every room u enter 🎈🎂🎈🎂💃.”
Richards’ birthday falls on the heels of a trying year in her private life. Following 27 years of marriage, she and Umansky announced their separation to PEOPLE in July 2022. The two ended their quiet on the subject a few hours later.
Richards posted on Instagram, “Regarding the news that surfaced about us today… Any allegations concerning divorcing are untrue.” “Yeah, we went through a difficult year. the hardest one we’ve had together. But we have a great deal of love and respect for one another.”
Umansky has maintained that he and Richard had been working on their marriage despite their issues. “It’s been 27 years since our marriage. In October 2023, he said to PEOPLE, “We’re going through a little hard period,” but that “sometimes life throws you different things” and “you’ve gotta work through it.”
Rumors of Richards’ affair with Morgan Wade were circulating while the couple took a break. Following their initial social media friendship, the two have spent a lot of time together on activities including as joint workouts, trips with other Housewives celebrities, and even a tattoo session when Richards got her first initial inked on Wade. (The couple has always refuted any rumors about a possible relationship.)
Wade was present when Richards and her friends took off for a tropical vacation on Thursday to commemorate her birthday. Richards later uploaded a snippet of Mellencamp’s Instagram Story, which featured images from their trip.