Unlike Vegas, what happens in Aspen doesn’t necessarily stay in Aspen. Case in point? The rampant speculation that has been flooding social media ever since Kyle Richards and her fellow “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” castmates descended upon the snowy Colorado hamlet earlier this year for a getaway that went seriously awry. Richards initially invited the women on the trip to show off her favorite vacation destination, as well as the home she owns in the area with her husband, Mauricio Umansky. But instead of rosé and relaxation, the visit brought drama and discord. As Kyle told Entertainment Tonight, “Aspen will never be the same. Honestly, that is my little happy place and people don’t know that we live there part-time. When I went back this last time, I took some sage with me. There was a Ouija board involved. Things really got out of control, let me tell you!” The antics apparently got so un-hunky-dory that series “friend” Kathy Hilton posted a since-deleted comment on her husband Rick’s Instagram feed mid-trip, saying, “Please call me I need to get out of here now!!!!!”
Fans, who have been clamoring for more tea ever since, are finally starting to see the brouhaha play out onscreen as the cast just touched down in Aspen (via private jet, natch) in the latest episode titled “Altitude Adjustment,” which aired last week. Though the circumstances of the vacay are proving rather cringe-inducing to watch, the gorgeous houses where the ladies bunk are providing some serious eye candy.
During their stay, half the group holes up at Kyle and Mauricio’s pad, a charming four-bedroom, five-bath, 2,426-square-foot cabin that the couple put up for sale for a cool $9.75 million just a few months after the “RHOBH” filming took place. (It is currently under contract.) Though many speculated that the recent drama led to the offloading, Kyle quickly disputed that claim, instead stating in an Instagram story, “Our family is growing & we simply need more space.” The home’s small size (well, “small” in “Real Housewives” terms, at least) was initially considered an asset, ironically. As Richards told the cameras in “Altitude Adjustment,” she and Mauricio “don’t love having a ton of guests.” As such, the rest of the women are put up at a much larger and far more exclusive rental that Umansky procured for them through his luxury real estate brokerage, The Agency.