Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have decided to end their marriage of 27 years and go their separate ways. People magazine published an official statement on the split on Monday. According to information provided to the media outlet by a close friend of the couple, the two individuals are no longer romantically involved despite continuing to reside in the same residence. A source told People on Monday that even Richards, 54, and Umansky, 53, “are still living under the same roof” despite their separation. While working out their future plans for themselves and their children, they are still on amicable terms with one another. Richards and Umansky were married in January 1996, and they now have three children: Alexia, 27; Sophia, 23; and Portia, 15 years old. Farrah, Kyle’s daughter from her marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie, is 34 years old; Mauricio is her stepfather.
The truth behind the separation rumors
People received information from a source that confirmed their “friendly” divorce. They continued by saying, “Kyle and Mauricio have been living separately but in the same house for some time,” They are still on amicable terms as they figure out their plans for the future, both for themselves and their children. This is not the first time rumors about the couple’s divorce have circulated; it has happened in the past. Earlier this year, Kyle was seen without her wedding ring on her finger.
However, Mauricio claimed that there was no cause for concern. During an appearance in April on the podcast Two T’s In a Pod, hosted by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Tamra Judge, he said that he and his wife would not get a divorce. He continued his commentary by stating, “I mean, it’s just foolish,” That one stupid story made it into the press, and then everyone on Real Housewives began talking about it. Now it’s a narrative component of the show. Real Housewives fans were introduced to the pair’s family for the first time in 2010, the same year the couple brought their first child into the world. After becoming a member of the cast, Kyle has been a consistent presence on the program for the last 12 years, and both he and his co-star have insisted over the years that the show’s portrayal of their partnership is accurate to life. They have already said to the People that they are the same whether or not there are cameras there.
Simply put, we have a profound and sincere understanding of one another. We have nothing to hide since, as we have previously said, “even the worst skeletons in our closet are manageable.” In 2021, when the couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, Kyle reflected on her life and named her marriage one of the things she was most proud of. In an interview with Bravo Insider, she elaborated on the importance of the prize, stating, “It means so much, and it’s something that we’re both incredibly proud of.” This is a significant achievement for me in my life.
Father’s Day post from Kyle Richards on Instagram
In June, the actress from “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” sent a message on Instagram wishing Umansky a happy Father’s Day along with photographs of her family. Richards conveyed her gratitude to her husband in a letter that she sent, in which she said, “I am so thankful that our girls have such an amazing father nurturing them with love and inspiring them to be adventurous and live life to the fullest.” Richards’s husband is the father of their three daughters. They would all concur that you are the best dad there has ever been due to the fact that you never turn them down and are always there for them.
Umansky reacted, “Thank you,” followed by three red heart emojis. On Umansky’s Instagram account, he continues representing himself as “married to @kylerichards18 and the father of 4 amazing daughters.” There are three members of the family: Alexia Simone, age 27. Sophia Kylie, age 23, and Portia, age 15. Richards’ oldest child, Farrah Brittany Aldjufrie, who is now 34 years old, was born during her marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie, to whom she was married from 1988 to 1992. Richards and Guraish Aldjufrie were married for a total of four years.
Speculation about the rumors on the Instagram
A supporter of Richards and Wade, who uses the handle @facereality16 on Instagram, claims that the pair have been subtly showing their admiration for one another by wearing matching silver bracelets. In the spring of 2017, when Richards and Umansky were seen going about their daily lives without her wedding band, allegations began to circulate that the pair were experiencing difficulties in their marriage. Umansky said unequivocally in an interview conducted in April on the Two T’s In a Pod podcast with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge that the couple would not be getting divorced. He said in a resolute manner, I mean, it’s simply ridiculous. Real Housewife’s narrative revolves around that ridiculous news report.
On Monday, Richards wished her longtime friend Faye Resnick a happy 66th birthday on Instagram Stories with multiple photographs of them together. Still, she did not indicate that she had just ended her relationship. Before starring in the Bravo series, Kyle Hilton already had a considerable public presence because she is the sister of Kathy Hilton and the aunt of Paris Hilton. In 2010, because of Kim Richards’s role as a prominent cast member on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the Richards family rose to prominence in the public eye. The cast comprised Sister Kim Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Camilla Grammer, Taylor Armstrong, and Lisa Vanderpump. After a dozen episodes, the last remaining contestant on the widely watched reality program is Kyle.
Kyle Richards put an end to the speculation
On Monday, Richards shared a snapshot of the two of them celebrating TV personality Faye Resnick’s birthday by wearing birthday hats on her Instagram Story. Additionally, Umansky shared the photo on his Instagram Story with the same caption. Richards was seen going about her day without her wedding ring, which led to rumors that things were becoming difficult in the couple’s marriage. Despite Umansky’s denials of these rumors, the couple broke their marriage. Umansky claimed so on an April Two T in a Pod podcast by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Tamra Judge. I mean, it’s just ridiculous. That one stupid story that went viral and is now essential to the narrative of “Housewives” since the women have chosen to debate it.
Richards addressed the marriage allegations again in March when she attended the 31st annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. The event was held in Los Angeles. She said we had just finished talking about society’s importance in analysis. There have been rumors that I’ve lost weight since I’ve been seen working out without my wedding ring. Because I am so far behind, I no longer bother trying to keep up with it. I just give up. I am simply aware that my anxiety levels are now at an all-time low, and as a result, I will not be concerned about it from this point forward.