Kyle Richards thinks cheaters should get a free pass

She boasts about her happy marriage but a Real Wives of Beverly Hills reality TV star has some unusual advice for couples. Kyle Richards - who has been married to husband Mauricio Umansky for 16 years - says if you cheat on your spouse once, keep it a secret.

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts confronted the socialite about her beliefs on US breakfast TV this morning. The presenter said she wanted to ask Kyle what she meant by saying: 'If you cheat on your spouse once do not tell. You get a free pass...'

But the star was unapologetic. Kyle said: 'I know [sic] I was going to get some heat for that.' She then went on to describe one scenario saying: 'I've seen circumstances with people that I know are in love with their spouse and they made one mistake and I said - this is somebody that I know, nobody that anybody knows here, "Listen, if this really was a one time mistake, and you did not put this person in jeopardy, I personally think you should deal with it with yourself and with God and not go and say: 'Honey look what I did,'" because I knew that this would ruin their relationship and their life.