Kyle Richards is facing major backlash over the ever-evolving story of a ring that was stolen from her home.
Last week, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star claimed on "Secrets Revealed" that a ring taken from her home during a 2018 burglary was being worn by a long-nailed psychic in Santa Monica, Calif. Kyle made this statement after the alleged ring bizarrely turned up on Diane Keaton's Instagram.
A few days after the claim, a TikTok user indicated that woman in the Instagram picture was her grandmother. Further, the girl was adamant that her grandma had owned the bauble long before Kyle burglary. Then, on Sept. 28, the woman, Diana French, appeared on "Inside Edition" and demanded an apology from Kyle while insisting that she's owned the ring for decades. To back her claim, Diana — who says she's a retired pharmacist, not a fortune teller — produced old pictures that showed her with the gold ring and the original appraisal from 40 years ago.
Fans are now coming the woman's defense and slamming Kyle.
"Apologize to the pharmacist for falsely accusing her of stealing your ring!!!," one of Kyle's Instagram followers angrily said.
Another wrote, "It's the woman's ring, given to her by her father after her mother died. How shameful, she deserves a major apology."
To be fair, Kyle never accused the woman of stealing the ring. She suspected that Diana innocently purchased the ring at a pawn shop after it was stolen, a claim that certainly appears to now be false. While Kyle didn't directly accuse Diana of heisting the ring, fans felt that, at the very least, she implied it.
Others noted the ring wasn't custom made, so there were certainly more than one in the market.
"You gotta apologize to that lady u calmed stole 'your ring' when there are probably hundreds like it," one person said.
The ring fiasco also came amid rumors that Kyle and her husband, Mauricio Umansky, were splitting. TMZ, citing sources close to the family, reported on Sept. 29 that the couple is on very solid footing.
The rumor appears to have started by a reality TV fan's single tweet. It would soon gain momentum. Still TMZ said Kyle and Mauricio are "not only doing well in their marriage — they feel closer than ever due to the pandemic."
Perhaps in response to the untrue rumors, Kyle posted a photo with her husband from a bike ride in Aspen, Colo. The photo angered some, as they harkened back to the ring story.
"You have time to be posting pictures so im pretty sure you also have time to APOLOGIZE to the poor lady who YOU ACCUSED of stealing "your ring"," one fan wrote. "Girl please you're not the only one with that same ring , OBVIOUSLY. It like saying hey thats my phone you stole it mine is gold too."