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Kyle Richards Defends Daughter Getting Pricey New Whip For Sweet 16

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 21, 2024 at 4:15 PM EDT

Kyle Richards is standing by her decision to gift her daughter a luxurious new car for her Sweet 16, despite some backlash.

The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star made headlines when she and her estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky, surprised their daughter, Portia Umansky, with a pricey new whip to mark the milestone birthday.

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky put their differences aside to ensure Portia Umansky's day was special.

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Kyle Richards Said Daughter Portia Deserves Her Porsche

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When questioned about the criticism she and Umansky faced over their daughter's extravagant birthday gift, Richards did not hold back.

The proud parents recently gifted the 16-year-old a brand-new Porsche Cayenne, a luxury SUV reportedly valued at nearly $100,000.

Richards first clarified that Umansky chose the lavish gift, likely the Porsche because its name closely resembled their daughter's.

More importantly, Richards addressed the backlash head-on, defending their decision to give Portia such an expensive present. She emphasized that the teenager earned the luxury vehicle "because she's a good kid and deserves it."

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Kyle Richards Set The Record Straight On Porsche's Price 

The reality TV star doubled down on her belief that it was a fitting reward for her daughter. TMZ reported that Richards clarified some misconceptions about the Porsche's cost. 

Despite reports pegging the vehicle at nearly $90,000, she pointed out that the actual price might differ from what was speculated. Richards also added a lighthearted touch to the conversation by revealing an interesting tidbit about Portia's driving skills.

The doting mother noted that Portia was quite adept behind the wheel, giving confidence that she would handle the powerful vehicle with ease.

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Portia Umansky's Surprise Gift

ICYMI, the estranged couple, demonstrated a united front as loving parents by celebrating Portia's 16th birthday in a truly memorable way despite their separation last year.

On Thursday, The Blast reported that Richards and Umansky set aside any differences to present their daughter with a lavish surprise gift, captured in a heartwarming video shared by her older sister, Sophia, on TikTok.

The clip showed the proud parents leading Portia to the driveway, playfully questioning, "Whose car is that?" Portia's initial confusion quickly turned to overwhelming emotion as she realized the gift awaiting her was a sleek black car.

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Adorned with a giant bow, the automobile was dubbed "Portia's new Porsche" by someone in the video. The teenager stood in shock by the car before finally embracing her parents tightly with tears running down her face. 

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Reactions To Kyle Richards' Daughter's Birthday Surprise

Portia's birthday surprise not only delighted her but also resonated deeply with fans.Among the comments flooding the video, one follower expressed, "So sweet! She's so humble! Awwwe!!"

Others praised Portia's upbringing, with a comment noting, "And that's on raising a grateful child," accompanied by a heart emoji.

Amid the lavish surroundings visible in the video, some fans remarked on Portia's genuine gratitude. "I love how grateful she is despite being dripped out and walking out of the beautiful house," one fan observed.

The video also highlighted the close-knit bond within the Umansky family. "The closest family," described one supporter, reflecting on the touching display of love shown by  Richards and Umansky.

The Richards-Umansky Living Situation

Portia's luxury birthday gift comes just over a month after her dad reportedly splurged on a condo next to Matt Damon's residence.

According to a May report from The Blast, Umansky secured a residence in West Hollywood, situated in the same building where Damon owns an $8.6 million unit. 

Sources close to Richards and the real estate mogul disclosed that the couple "have been living separately for the last few months, and he's been staying there."

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