Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kyle Richards Has PTSD Over Home Burglary
UPDATE (01/11/18 1.58 p.m. ET)
She also outlined the extent of the robbery, lamenting over the irreplacable items that were stolen, which included gifts given to her by her late mother and sentimental items from her childhood.
Speaking to Us Weekly, she said, "Yes, they’re just things and things can be replaced, but there’s obviously things that I can’t replace.
"Things that are so sentimental that it’s just devastating if I think about it too much.
"I’ll be having a good day and then all of a sudden I’ll think about it and I’ll start crying.”
As well as the sentimental items, Kyle revealed the theives took off with clothing, handbags and other items she "worked hard to acquire."
She has vowed to make changes in her life as a result.
"I just feel weird about [buying things] now, so it’s changed things for me. I don’t know how I’m going to feel in a few months or a year, but that’s how I feel right now.
She also revealed she now has a security team.
"I’ve never had that in my life," Kyle told the magazine. "I’ve never wanted to have that, never felt like I needed to, but I do now.
"I want to be able to sleep at night. I want my kids to feel safe and happy. And even though they took everything, I have a little bit of post-traumatic stress disorder right now."
ORIGINAL (12/29/18 1.30 p.m. ET)
Kyle and her husband Mauricio Umanksy were on holiday in Aspen, Colorado when their Encino, California, home was broken into.
The crime was discovered by a housekeeper and it soon became apparent the burglars had gone straight for the jewelry box, snatching $150,000 worth of watches.
A window was reportedly smashed and the home security system was not armed but a closet sensor clocked the burglary at around 1.15 a.m.
CCTV footage is being used to help find the culprits, according to reports obtained by TMZ.
The 48-year-old and her husband bought the home in October for $8.2 million and at the Real Housewives premiere party in December, she told People magazine they were still in the process of moving in and renovating the house.
She said, "It's taking forever. There's probably like 50 workmen in my house a day, so it doesn't feel like a home yet.
''It's a house still. So I'm waiting to make it my home.''
The reality TV star left her Bel-Air home, listing it for $6.9 million, because she was ''looking for a change."
She said, ''I looked all over for over a year, and by coincidence I went to look at this house just to look at their floors, and I fell in love with the property because the house has a lot of history.
''It was built in 1892, and I just fell in love with it. I was like, 'Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh.'
''When we travel I'm always saying to my husband, 'I wish we could live in some place like this.'
"With all of the trees and a big property. But it's not really conducive to our lifestyle.
"We have to leave California, so all of a sudden we found this property that felt like we were not in Los Angeles, and we just grabbed it.''