Aili Nahas
December 10, 2015 11:10 AM

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards has been married to Mauricio Umansky for nearly two decades – and in Hollywood years, that’s practically a lifetime.

Their secret?

“We’re a really good match,” Richards, 46, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week’s issue. “We get along really well, actually better than you see on television!”

Mauricio Umansky and Kyle Richards
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“We’re best friends,” adds Umansky, with whom Richards has three daughters (Alexia, 19, Sophia, 15, and Portia, 7; Richards also has a daughter Farrah, 27, from her first marriage). “We actually enjoy each other. She’s funny, she makes me laugh. I don’t have big guys nights out; Kyle is the person I want to spend most of my time with.”

Even their arguments are adorable: “We fight about the temperature in the room,” Richards says with a laugh. “He always wants it cold!”

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For exclusive photos and much more from Kyle Richards, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

Climate clashes aside, the reality star says she feels blessed to have the life she’s “always dreamed” of having. Says Richards, “I grew up in a divorced family, and I had a very different upbringing. Now I have a husband I’m in love with who I’m excited to see every day and kids who are together and really tight.”

And life with four daughters can have its perks: “Last night I was laughing because we were all in the bathroom, and my husband says, ‘Who wants to cut my hair?’ ” says Richards. “All of a sudden three girls are fighting over the scissors. I love those moments.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays (9 p.m. ET) on Bravo.

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