Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky have separated after 27 years of marriage?

Almost every marriage exhibited on a Real Housewife franchise ends in divorce, but there were always a handful of couples who managed to break the curse. People thought Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky were one of those couples. Kyle has been on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since 2010. She had one of the more stable marriages. But it’s over… after 27 years together. The exclusive came out during the Independence Day holiday here in America, so there was an attempt to bury the news.

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have separated after 27 years of marriage, PEOPLE confirms. A source close to the pair tells PEOPLE: “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.”

Richards, 54, first met Umansky, 53, at a nightclub in 1994. At the time, Richards was divorced from her first husband Guraish Aldjufrie, with whom she had daughter Farrah Brittany (née Aldjufrie), 34.

After getting engaged later that year, the couple tied the knot in January 1996 and went on to welcome three daughters: Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23 and Portia, 15.

In 2010, their family was officially introduced to the public when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiered on Bravo. As Richards became a mainstay on the reality show for the last 12 seasons, the pair frequently insisted to fans that they were seeing their real relationship play out on the show.

“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.”

[From People]

Notably, Mauricio made a point of posting social media photos on the Fourth of July showing that they were spending the holiday together with their children. This seems less like a “reality show curse” and more like two people who grew apart over time, especially with most of their kids out of the house. Portia is their only minor child now. Anyway, the RHOBH fans were really shaken up by this news.

PS… Kyle did an oddly-worded denial on her Instagram, but People Mag has not changed their exclusive story about their separation. So… I don’t know what’s happening.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, IG.

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  1. Fineskylark says:

    Didn’t Kyle post on Instagram that the rumours weren’t true?

    • K-Peace says:

      She denied that they’re getting a divorce.—Which was weird because nobody said that they’re getting divorced. She didn’t deny that they’re separated.

      • Lizzie says:

        Just like she denied using Ozempic, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes, but she didn’t deny using Wegovy which is for weight loss (at least it the articles I read).

  2. Christine says:

    It is surprising but only because he has been a known cheater for years in the real estate space. She was able to hang on. But I read she had an affair with the country singer Morgan Wade and that was the catalyst for the talk of ending the marriage. Both of them have matching rings, matching heart tattoos and Morgan has a K tattoo on her arm.

    • Sue E Generis says:

      Yes! This was the real tea. Kyle supposedly in a serious relationship with Morgan Wade.

    • Slush says:

      Yep this. It’s obvious Kyle and Morgan are/were very recently together, but I guess it’s possible that Kyle and Morgan recently broke up and she and Mauricio are trying to work it out? Perhaps she and Mauricio were separated for the last year or something?

    • Lizzie says:

      They are calculating splitting their money/ownership of The Agency, and probably calculating how to work this advantageously for both of their reality shows.

  3. Andy Dufresne says:

    Not sure if everyone here follows RHOBH.

    There is an old episode from the show, dubbed the “Dinner from Hell”, where Camille brought a psychic to the girls’ dinner party. She predicted that Kyle’s marriage will end because the husband “does not emotionally fulfill her”.

    The psychic got a lot of flack for being smug (which she was) and now that clip is all over social media.

    • Angelica Schuyler says:

      I haven’t watched any of the RH in quite some time, but used to watch RHOBH regularly, and I definitely remember that ‘dinner from hell’. I guess it just takes time for some predictions to play out….

    • Lizzie says:

      My daughter and I still occasionally reference that episode. Anyone vaping or Faye Resnick will trigger us laughing.

  4. H says:

    No big surprises there. There have been rumors about his cheating and flirtiness for eons, and if he and Kyle have been having trouble, it makes Dorit’s sympathetic gesture (the one that started the cheating rumors) make all the more sense. The way Kyle is working out and improving her looks suggests either he cheated or that she was having an atta girl moment and doing something positive for herself after feeling neglected.

  5. Stef says:

    There have been rumours for years that they actually have an open marriage. That makes a lot of sense if you consider the current rumours that he hooks up with ladies in the real estate world and she is dating a country singer.

    I’m no expert in polyamory or open marriages but I can imagine it would take a lot to end the marriage if they are both used to extra-marital relationships.

  6. Beech says:

    But did Dubois warn Camille her marriage would go belly up?

  7. Andrea says:

    I’ve been waiting for this. This is JUiCY. He has been rumored to be cheating for years, I heard about him in Toronto, Canada cheating. Now, her with a country music singer. Mind blown. I am excited to see this play out on TV because PK and Dorit are good friends of theirs and I always felt Maurico was eyeing up Dorit.