Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky “Separated” After 27 Years Of Marriage

The couple’s daughters are “holding up well” amid the reports.

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Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky Have 'Separated' After 27 Years  Of Marriage
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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fandom was left stunned on July 3 when reports emerged that series veterans Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky had separated after 27 years of marriage. As People reported, an insider with close links to the couple claimed they “have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof.” The source added: “They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family.”

On July 4, Richards and Umansky addressed the reports in a joint Instagram statement, writing: “Any claims regarding us divorcing are untrue. However yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously. 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.”

Later on July 4, Umansky again took to Instagram to wish his followers a “Happy Independence Day,” and shared a series of photographs of himself and Richards, who appeared to be in good spirits while enjoying a family trip to Aspen.

During an Amazon Live on July 24, Richards discussed her decision to go public with her and Umansky’s marriage woes, sharing that her family “all felt better” once the pair’s statement was out. “Actually all — our daughters and Mauricio and me — we all felt better after because so many people were speculating and making up stories and it just was getting out of control,” the RHOBH star explained.

Richards went on to share that the couple’s daughters are “holding up” well amid the separation rumors. “You know they’re really strong ... they know that we all love each other and they’re old enough to understand that not everything is perfect all of the time and that’s okay and no matter what they’re loved,” she added.

Sharing her thoughts on the reported split, the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum and Richards’ Ultimate Girls Trip co-star, Cynthia Bailey, said she believed the couple had “an amazing relationship” and is hoping they work things out. “At the end of the day, whatever’s going to make them both happy is what I support,” Bailey told E! News. “If it doesn’t bring you peace and happiness, then you guys should really have that real conversation and go from there.”

Speaking to Billboard on July 15, Richards’ RHOBH co-star Erika Jayne weighed in on the couple’s reported marital woes, claiming that “they’re not splitting.” Jayne continued: “They have had a very hard time. They’ve acknowledged that. And I think it’s best that she, throughout this season, tells her own story.” During a subsequent appearance on Watch What Happens Live on August 1, Jayne was quizzed by host Andy Cohen about the reported split. “It’s none of my business,” the reality star explained, adding: “I spoke with Kyle and she’s going to explain herself and I’m gonna leave it right there... unless somebody files for divorce.”

Richards and Umansky first met at a nightclub back in 1994, and just a year later, the couple were engaged to be married. In January 1996, they tied the knot and went on to welcome three daughters together — Alexia, Sophia, and Portia. In 2010, the Richards-Umanksy family burst into the public eye on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and have been a staple on the Bravo hit throughout its 12-season run.

The couple also stars in the Netflix reality series Buying Beverly Hills, which centers on Umansky’s hugely successful real estate empire, and as Deadline reports, has already filmed its second season.

As fans of the pair will recall, Richards and Umansky’s marriage has been the subject of rumors and speculation on several occasions throughout their years on reality television. In early 2023, while filming the forthcoming RHOBH Season 13, the couple faced a fresh wave of divorce rumors — which Umansky shut down during an appearance on the Two T’s in a Pod podcast.

“We’re not getting divorced. I mean, it’s so dumb. That one stupid story that came out there and then the girls all, you know, decided to talk about it on the Housewives, and so now it’s a storyline,” he told hosts Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge.

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