Kyle Richards tells fans to respect new owner of former home
Kyle Richards took action against Bravo fans who criticized the new owner of her previous mansion by sending them a virtual cease-and-desist. The entrepreneur, Amanda Frances, who purchased the Bel Air, California home in January 2022, shared a screenshot of an Instagram direct message (DM) exchange between her and Kyle Richards to prove that there was no animosity between them after Frances’ renovation of the property received backlash from viewers. Frances captioned the screenshot by addressing Bravo fans and requesting them to refer to the message before contacting or mentioning her on her birthday regarding the home that now belongs to her. The message showcased Frances expressing gratitude to Richards for passing down her family home, to which Richards responded by complimenting the renovations and wishing Frances a lifetime of beautiful memories. Frances clarified in her caption that there was no feud and that her renovation was not meant as a personal attack, urging people to stop the attacks.
Richards reposted Frances’ Instagram Story and emphasized the need for respect towards the new homeowners, acknowledging that some people feel attached to the home due to its appearances on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Richards also mentioned that Frances had done a beautiful job renovating the property. The announcement came after Frances shared the DM exchange with Richards.
In 2022, Richards and her estranged husband Mauricio Umansky sold the Bel Air estate for $6.1 million to Frances, who had previously appeared on “Selling Sunset” Season 4 showcasing her previous house. Frances, a self-made millionaire, has been documenting the extensive renovation process on her Instagram, highlighting her favorite space, the redesigned “Unicorn Princess Suite,” which serves as her daughter’s bedroom.
Despite the harmless nature of the content, Frances had to delete hurtful comments from Richards’ fans. She made it clear that creating controversy by tagging the former owner and leaving cruel comments about her family would not be tolerated. Frances requested that people refrain from such behavior and wished them a lovely day.
Kyle Richards sent a virtual cease-and-desist to Bravo fans who criticized the new owner of her former mansion.
Entrepreneur Amanda Frances — who bought the Bel Air, Calif., home in January 2022 — shared a screenshot of an Instagram DM between her and the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Tuesday to prove there was “no beef” between them following her gut renovation, which had sparked an onslaught of messages from viewers.
“Hi. If you are a Bravo fan feeling the need to DM me or tag me on my birthday concerning the home that used to belong to Kyle Richards that is now *mine* please consult this message,” Frances captioned the screenshot.
The message in question showed Frances, 38, thanking Richards, 54, for “passing down” her “family home.”
In response, the Bravolebrity complimented the “beautiful job” that the self-described “thought leader” had done on the renovations and wished her a lifetime of “beautiful memories.”
“There is no beef,” Frances added in her caption. “My renovation is not a personal attack. Enough already.”
Richards — who has been busy looking “very intimate” with country singer Morgan Wade in Paris amid her split from husband Mauricio Umansky — reposted Frances’ Story and added, “I realize some people feel an ‘attachment’ to this home for seeing it so many years on RHOBH but PLEASE be respectful.
“This is their home now and they have done a beautiful job renovating it,” she added.
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Richards and Umansky, 53, sold their Bel Air estate for $6.1 million to Frances, whose previous house was featured on “Selling Sunset” Season 4, after having it on the market for more than four years.
The self-made millionaire has been detailing the long-haul renovation on her Instagram, at one point describing the redesigned “Unicorn Princess Suite” — her daughter’s bedroom — as her favorite space.
Despite the harmless content, Frances found herself deleting numerous “hurtful” comments from Richards’ fans.
“Quick note: Trying to create controversy by tagging the former owner of this house and leaving cruel comments about my family and I will not be tolerated,” she wrote.
“I have enough going on without this type of silliness. I’m sure that’s also true of the previous owners. Thank you for refraining from asinine behavior. Have a truly lovely day.”