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Real Housewives stars Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky ‘working on marriage’ after ‘rough year’

Couple has been a mainstay on the popular reality series since 2010

Tom Murray
Tuesday 04 July 2023 07:20 BST
Paris Hilton's mother drinks Tequila on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have hit out at “untrue” rumours surrounding their 27-year marriage.

Richards joined the popular Bravo reality series in 2010, with Umansky making regular appearances over the last 13 years.

“Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof. They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family,” a source claimed to People on Monday (3 July).

A separation would affect both Real Housewives, which is gearing up for its 13th season, and the Netflix reality series Buying Beverly Hills, which follows Umansky’s real estate business as two of their daughters work as agents.

Richards has already filmed the second season of the Netflix show, according to Deadline.

On 4 July, Richards shared a joint statement to her Instagram page hitting out at the “untrue” claims that she and Umansky are divorcing, but confirmed the couple had experienced a “rough year”.

“But we both love and respect each other tremendously,” she wrote. “There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part. Although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately.

“While it may be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative.”

Richards, 54, and Umansky, 53, met in 1994. Richards had previously divorced her first husband Guraish Aldjufrie, with whom she had a daughter, Farrah Brittany (née Aldjufrie), 34.

Richards and Umansky later married in January 1996 and went on to welcome three daughters: Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23 and Portia, 15.

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky (Getty Images for Homeless Not To)

The couple have shut down rumours about the breakdown of their relationship on numerous occasions over the years.

“We’re the same, with or without cameras. We’re just super real and we know each other and we’re real,” Umansky told People in March 2013. “We don’t have any secrets to hide. That’s one thing we talked about, the skeletons in the closet, and we can handle our worst skeletons.”

In the first season of RHOBH, psychic medium Allison DuBois predicted that Richards and Umansky would eventually split up.

Reacting to the news of the pair’s reported split on Instagram on Monday, DuBois wrote: “My phone is blowing up from reporters now that Kyle and Mauricio have separated. So, here’s my comment, ‘I don’t wish Kyle ill, I hope she finds what she’s looking for. I guess I’m the only one who ‘saw’ this coming.

“People kept telling me I was picking up on Camille’s divorce NOT Kyle (Okay, you armchair psychics can sit down now). Mic drop.”

Earlier this year, Richards hit out at critics accusing her of using the diabetes medication drug, Ozempic, for weight loss purposes.

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