We recently shared “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” housewife, Kyle Richards, was a victim of a home burglary. “Everything” had been taken during the burglary. From jewelry to purses to watches and luggage. Even Kyle’s passport! Kyle recently opened up and shared how the burglary has since affected her.
Kyle makes sure to point out that the burglary was much more than just having material things taken. It’s about the bigger picture of how things have been for her and her family since then. “We first heard about the burglary when we were in Aspen and we were completely shocked. And it was just devastating. I’m very grateful that we’re all OK. I keep telling myself, there are just things, they are. But it still really hurts a lot. My mom [Kathleen Richards] left me things she had collected her whole life, passed those onto me, and I wanted to pass those things on to my four daughters. And every time I buy something or I’ve been given something, I think, ‘Well, there are gonna be for my daughters one day’. Really, every gift I’ve ever been given, everything my mother left me, everything that I worked my butt off to buy for myself, all of it has been taken”.
It must be devastating to lose things of such sentimental value, especially if they are from someone who is no longer here with you. No amount of money or shopping can replace those special items. This is exactly Kyle’s sentiment she shared by saying, “We were in Aspen and everyone said, ‘OK, let’s skip skiing today and we’re gonna go shopping’. And I’m like, ‘I don’t really want to do that right now’. After you’ve had so much taken from you, I find myself not wanting to buy anything else right now. I’m looking at things differently in this moment. I don’t know how I’m gonna feel in six months or a year, I really don’t know. But the thought of going out and spending a lot of money on a handbag or something like that now just is something that’s not appealing to me because now I have this negative
Kyle also shared how the home burglary has changed how she will keep expensive items she owns. Kyle said, “I had a few things I was actually wearing at the time. They’re in the bank. I have no desire to put them on. I went and borrowed these [earrings] from XIV Karats in Beverly Hills. I walked in. They’re like, ‘Kyle, do you need anything to borrow?’ I’m like, ‘Please, I’ll take anything.’ So, for now, I’m good with that”.
Kyle has also beefed up her security measures around her home. When the burglary occurred, the security system was not active due to the construction that was going on. Now, the system is working overtime, along with Kyle’s five dogs, and an added two armed guards on her property. “…Even though there is nothing to steal, but it’s just for peace of mind”.
Even though the time since the burglary has been difficult for Kyle and her family, Kyle is doing her best to focus on the positives. Kyle expressed, “It was a terrible, terrible, terrible feeling. And it’s been a rough time for my family, but we’re OK, we’re happy and we’re healthy, but it’s been very sad, really sad”.
Hopefully, some of the stolen items will be recovered one day and Kyle will be reconnected with her heirlooms.
Written by Tilly Tinson
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