Wade found it “really weird” that people were dressed up like them for Halloween, but the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills actress tells PEOPLE that she finds it “funny” anyway.
Fans’ infatuation with Kyle Richards and Morgan Wade can be humorous. The two celebrities’ identical ensembles recently sparked comparisons to Wayne’s World besties Wayne (Mike Myers) and Garth (Dana Carvey), sparking rumors about the condition of their friendship. It might surprise you to learn, though, that Richards, 54, and Wade, 28, think the analogies are funny.
“It’s hilarious because they made fun of us in the image, even though it was a total coincidence. You show up, just like your closest pals. We regularly engage in this. “Well, we’re wearing nearly identical outfits,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills actress says to PEOPLE at Bravocon 2023, touting her collaboration with Nexxus Unbreakable Care Collection. “So I went to pick her up while we were driving and filming that documentary, and I was like, ‘Really?'” And we each had our baseball caps, sneakers, and other accessories along with our torn pants.”
Richards continued, “So there’s pictures of us looking like Wayne’s World. Wayne and Garth! We were dying. I was laughing so I could barely breathe. And she’s like, ‘No, absolutely not!’ I was like, ‘The funny thing is, it’s so accurate.'”
The Bravolebrity noted that it was “so accurate” that “it was embarrassing.” She adds, “I’m like, ‘But this is how I do look when I’m just not thinking no one’s looking.’ I was like, ‘What can I say?'”
Richards also notes that it was “really weird” for Wade to see fans dressing up as the pair for Halloween. “For me. I’ve been dealing with that … but not with her.”
For Richards, who’s been in the entertainment industry since she was a child, though: “It’s really funny.”
While her unintended twinning with Wade may have inspired a few playful jokes, Richards is very confident in her hair and makeup skills, making her partnership with Nexxus all the more perfect. “I do my hair and makeup quite often myself on the show. Unless I did a sit-down interview in the beginning seasons, and even [for] some of those, I did my own hair and makeup,” she says, noting that her hair gives her “confidence.”
“I mean, I can have my hair looking great and everything else a mess, and I feel good about myself,” she adds. “So I always take really good care of my hair. I always have.”
Richards and Wade previously sparked relationship rumors as the two spent more time together amid the Halloween Ends actress’s separation from Mauricio Umansky, her husband of 27 years.
Following the speculation, Richards and Wade poked fun at the dating rumors in a flirty music video for Wade’s single “Fall in Love with Me,” the musician confirmed that they were definitely not an item.
“We’re friends,” she said. “The Internet’s a dumb place.”
On Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last month, Richards confirmed the same, calling Wade “absolutely one of my best, best friends in the world.”
“We’re all very close,” she said, explaining she and former RHOBH costar Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave both met Wade at the same time and communicate every morning on a group chat with their other friend, Jen. “We all wake up very early — Teddi, Jen, Morgan, myself, we’re up at like, 4 a.m., it’s ridiculous, to work out. We have that in common. So that was the first text every day. And we all became very, very close.”
Regarding the gossip that the two were in a romantic relationship, Richards stated that she believed it was merely a result of Wade’s physical presence.
“People wouldn’t say that if she didn’t have so many tattoos. She laughed and said, “I mean, I’m with my friends all the time, they don’t pay attention.” She and Mellencamp Arroyave had previously heard similar rumors about their friendship. “Yet they did make that statement about us. We also were charged with this. Still, though…”
Richards met Wade in 2022 after the reality star joked she “stalked” the country musician on Instagram after listening to her music.
“We met up in person for the 1st time,” Richards said on Instagram in February 2022. “The most unlikely of friendships some may think but kinship knows no boundaries 💞”
Their bond continued to flourish from there, with the “Wilder Days” singer taking Richards as her plus-one to the Americana Music Awards that September. They also attended the iHeartRadio Music Festival together.
Following the announcement of Richards’ separation from Umansky in July, there was a surge of conjecture over the pair’s romantic status.
In a joint Instagram statement at the time, the pair refuted reports that they were divorcing: “With reference to the story that surfaced about us today… Everything that says we are divorcing is not true. Yes, it has been a difficult year. the hardest one we’ve had together. However, we have a great deal of love and respect for one another. Nobody has committed a transgression.”
Richards and Umansky added that “although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately.”
“While it may be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative,” they concluded. “Thank you for the love and support. Kyle & Mauricio.”