“We are very good friends,” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills“ star told paparazzi on Friday night in West Hollywood, Calif., while she was backing out of a parking spot in her black Range Rover.
When Richards was asked if her relationship with Wade was “just a rumor,” she responded bluntly with a “yes.”
The paps then continued to press the reality star, who was focused on driving, about her matching tattoos with the “Wilder Days” singer.
“We have matching tattoos, too,” Richards responded, pointing to best friend and former “RHOBH” star Teddi Mellencamp, who was in the passenger seat.
“[Wade’s] not the only one I have a matching tattoo with,” she said before driving off.
However, hours earlier, Richards played coy when asked about her and Wade’s rumored romance, and mumbled to another pap, “I’m not gonna answer that.”
She also pointed out at the time that she was “not single.”
Page Six confirmed Monday that Richards split from Umansky after 27 years of marriage.
A source told People at the time that the two had been separated for “a while now.”
“They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family,” the insider added.
The “Halloween Ends” star and real estate mogul are reportedly still living under the same roof.
On Tuesday, Richards and Umansky, 53, shut down the rumor that infidelity had anything to do with their decision in a joint statement, adding that any reports that they are divorcing are “untrue.”
“There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part. Although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately,” the statement read.
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“While it may be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative.”
Fans have been speculating about the true nature of Richards’ and Wade’s blossoming friendship for months.
Over the past year, the Bravolebrity, 54, has posted several photos of herself with the 28-year-old “Last Cigarette” singer — and Umansky was nowhere to be found.
However, in April, Richards shut down rumors of her impending split before actually calling it quits.
She told Page Six at the time that people simply thought her marriage was over after a photo of her leaving the gym without her wedding ring surfaced online.
“A) I haven’t been wearing my big diamond ring, because there’s a lot of crime these days and I’m like, ‘I’m not comfortable,’” the mother of four explained to us. “And B), I had just come from the gym lifting weights, so I was like, ‘That thing sparked that?’”
Richards also told us that the rumors didn’t bother her or Umansky.
“When this stuff would come up before, I would like, cry and I was devastated,” she said. “But now, I’m more like, ‘OK, I’ve done this before. Let’s do this. Bring it on. Come on. Let’s see what you got for me here.’”
The exes share daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15.
Richards also has an older daughter Farrah Brittany, 34, whom she welcomed with her first husband, Guraish Aldjufrie.