Morgan Wade And ‘Real Housewives’ Star Kyle Richards ‘Troll The Trolls’ With Steamy New Music Video

Kyle Richards, who stars opposite of Morgan Wade, says, “Well, if they’re going to talk, you might as well give them something to talk about…”

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 10, 2023

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Morgan Wade enlisted Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards for her new “Fall In Love With Me” music video after rumors swirled that the pair were dating. 

On Thursday afternoon (Aug. 10), the rising country star shared the clip, which tells the story of what happens when an intriguing new neighbor moves in next door. 

Directed by David McClister, the “Fall In Love With Me” music video features Richards, 54, taking on the role of a homeowner who finds herself daydreaming about her new neighbor, portrayed by Wade, 28. The narrative unfolds with Wade moving in next door, sparking Richards’ fantasies.

Richards is seen sneakily peeking out her blinds at Wade as she seductively pours water over herself while unpacking heavy moving boxes. These moments of curiosity lead to dreamy sequences where Richards envisions a potential romance with her neighbor, including flirty bathtub scenes and visuals of the pair feeding each other strawberries and whipped cream.

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The video then takes an unexpected turn as Richards takes the initiative, sealing a love-letter with a kiss before sending it to Wade, who was excited to receive the message from her neighbor.

While Wade and Richards maintain a close friendship, they are not romantically involved with each other. Rumors have swirled online suggesting that the pair are dating and this clip will certainly add fuel to those conversations.

Addresses Speculation

During a recent interview with 103.5 KISS-FM, Morgan Wade addressed the speculation. 

“It’s been a lot,” Wade explained to the radio station. “It’s weird, it’s strange. I’m like,, ‘Just leave me alone.’ Now it’s just, like, whatever. We’re good friends and it’s funny.”

Kyle Richards, Morgan Wade; Photo Courtesy YouTube
Kyle Richards, Morgan Wade; Photo Courtesy YouTube

She continued, “I had to look at it [like that] because at first, I was not looking at it that way because you wake up one morning and it’s like, all this stuff about you on the internet and I’m not used to that at all. I’m not a reality television star. I like to be left alone to write music.”

“But now, I’m like, people weren’t going to shut up about it and we made this really sweet video and it’s nice to be able to bring that light to a same-sex relationship in country music. I’m not mad at that,” she admitted. 

Ahead of the video’s release, Morgan Wade explained why she chose to include Kyle Richards as her co-star in the clip.

“I’ve done several music videos and every time there’s someone in it with me, they always assume we’re dating or something’s going on,” Wade explained in an interview on YouTube. ”If you get on the internet, you see people who are obsessed with us being friends and why we’re friends and why I would be friends with [Richards].”

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“But we thought it would be kind of a good idea and kind of poke fun at that and kind of troll the trolls a little bit. The Internet’s going to be popping off about this one, I’m sure,” she added.

Richards added, “Well, if they’re going to talk, you might as well give them something to talk about so…”

The clip also shared how Richards was introduced to Wade for the first time.

“I heard Morgan on the radio. I heard ‘Wilder Days’ and then I went to all the others and I was like, wow, this girl’s really blowing me away with her voice and the lyrics,” Richards explained. “And I looked up on Instagram and I was like, oh, I don’t know. She had tattoos and everything. I wasn’t expecting all that and so I followed her and then I kept listening to her music on repeat, and then she sent me a DM asking me why I was following her.”

Morgan Wade; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Berinato
Morgan Wade; Photo Courtesy of Matthew Berinato

New Album

“Fall In Love With Me” is set to appear on Morgan Wade’s forthcoming second studio album, Psychopath, which arrives on August 25 via Sony Music Nashville. The 13-track project will also feature “80’s Movie” as well as the self-penned title track, among others.

“Regardless of what people say about Psychopath, I’m proud because I feel like it showcases where I’m at with my sophomore album,” Wade shared of the project. “I have no choice but to be authentic. And I have to feel what I feel. And right now, I’m really feeling the music.”

Every song on the project was co-written by Wade alongside songwriters such as Ashley Monroe, Julia Michaels, Angaleena Presley, Butch Walker, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose and more. 

Psychopath also showcases her talent as not only a singer but a songwriter as she also penned five of the tracks on her own, including “Losers Look Like Me,” “Roman Candle,” “Psychopath,” “Fall In Love With Me,” and “27 Club.”

Produced by Sadler Vaden, Psychopath follows the release of Wade’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Reckless, a project that included her fan-favorite single, “Wilder Days.”

Morgan Wade 'Psychopath' Album Art
Morgan Wade ‘Psychopath’ Album Art

Psychopath Track List

1. “Domino” (Morgan Wade/Ashley Monroe/Sadler Vaden/Butch Walker)

2. “80’s Movie” (Morgan Wade/Sadler Vaden)

3. “Losers Look Like Me” (Morgan Wade)

4. “Roman Candle” (Morgan Wade)

5. “Guns and Roses” (Morgan Wade/Natalie Hemby/Sadler Vaden)

6. “Alanis” (Morgan Wade/Natalie Hemby/Sadler Vaden)

7. “Phantom Feelings” (Morgan Wade/Julia Michaels/Ben Rice)

8. “Psychopath” (Morgan Wade)

9. “Outrun Me” (Morgan Wade/Hillary Lindsey/Lori McKenna/Liz Rose/Sadler Vaden)

10. “Want” (Morgan Wade/Ashley Monroe/Angaleena Presley)

11. “Fall In Love With Me” (Morgan Wade)

12. “Meet Somebody” (Morgan Wade/Sadler Vaden)

13. “27 Club” (Morgan Wade)

Additionally, Morgan Wade appeared on Diplo’s new album, Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant, for a collaboration titled “Never Die.” Serving as the sequel to 2020’s Snake Oil, his latest project features a slew of star-studded collaborations with Paul Cauthen, Parker McCollum, Lily Rose, Sierra Ferrell and more.

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On Tour

Morgan Wade will join the Turnpike Troubadours and Eric Church for select dates throughout summer and fall, and is set for appearances at several major festivals this year. 

Later this year, she will also head back to Europe for a fall headline run.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.