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Richards Rules? Kyle Celebrates 51st Birthday Amid 'RHOBH' Cast Uncertainty

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Jan. 12 2020, Updated 10:38 p.m. ET

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Kyle Richards turned 51 on Saturday, Jan. 11, amid a fresh start for her show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

But she blows out the birthday candles in a time of great uncertainty for the hit Bravo reality series.

As RadarOnline.com readers know, Lisa Vanderpump quit RHOBH, making Kyle the new apparent queen bee.

Now the question is, can she, the returning gals, and new cast members bring enough drama without the famed Vanderpump Rules star?

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RHOBH is set to return later this year for season 10 with a lot of question marks.

As Us Weekly reported, Kyle, Lisa Rinna, Denise Richards, Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley and Erika Jayne are all on board again.

However, Lisa left the series in June after nine seasons.

Vanderpump, who lost her brother  and mother within 10 months of each other, clashed with most of her co-stars during season 9 over a "puppygate" feud over Dorit's dog.

RadarOnline.com told you first that the restaurant owner and dog lover wouldn't return.

But actress Garcelle Beauvais and socialite Sutton Stracke were hired as new RHOBH cast members.

Still, the new RHOBH without Lisa has been dubbed "Kyle's show," and she and her co-stars have been seen filming new scenes in New York.

According to the Bravo website, Kyle celebrated her birthday early with a beautiful berry Sweet Lady Jane cake with her family earlier this week, a few days before actually turning 51.

Her husband Mauricio Umansky, who recently resolved a lawsuit over a $32 million Malibu mansion, as The Blast reported, joined in on the fun time.

Mauricio reached a settlement which ended a lawsuit accusing him of fraud, which had dragged on for more than a year.

Now Kyle and Mauricio are primed for her to be the head of RHOBH after years of flaunting their lavish lifestyle together.

Kyle said after frenemy Vanderpump's departure, "I always wish Lisa the best. I know that she may not feel that…but I have a lot of respect for Lisa. I care about her very much. You know, we had a lot of fun together, and I really wish her the best! I think she's amazing at what she does with her restaurants and bars, so I wish her continued success and health and happiness.

"That’s how I really feel, so hopefully that’s the high road," Kyle adds. "If I felt otherwise, it would be a very low road."

Scroll through Radar's gallery for more on Kyle's birthday and the future of RHOBH.

Reigning Supreme?

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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"It’s Kyle's show," former co-star Camille Grammer has said about the upcoming RHOBH season 10.

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New Path

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Fans will have to see what the Vanderpump-less Bravo show looks like as Kyle takes control.

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Missing Frenemy

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Camille Grammer, who won't be appearing on season 10, has remarked, “What made the show work was the main cast being Lisa and Kyle." But now Kyle has to make sure fans tune in without her foil.

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Husband Hell

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Kyle and real estate agent husband Mauricio were recently relieved when he settled a lawsuit over a Malibu estate.

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Living Large

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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In 2017, the Umanskys' Encino, Calif., home was burglarized and thieves took jewelry worth up to $1 million dollars.

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Newbies

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Lisa Rinna's friend Sutton Stracke will be on RHOBH this year along with Garcelle Beauvais.

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Ready To Roll

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Bravo confirmed on August 29 that Garcelle will appear on the upcoming 10th season. "I am honored and humbled by this awesome opportunity to exemplify the fact that Black Girl Magic lives and thrives in every zip code!” the actress said in a statement as she joined Kyle and the gang.

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Ruling RHOBH Roost

Kyle Richards Turns 51 Amid RHOBH Uncertainty
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Kyle is more dramatic than ever at age 51 and hopes she can fill the void left by Lisa Vanderpump.

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