Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky Officially ‘Separated’ After 27 Years of Marriage

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Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have separated after 27 years of marriage, according to PEOPLE.

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.”

The two met at a nightclub in 1994. At the time, Richards was divorced from her first husband Guraish Aldjufrie.

Back in 201m the two and their family were launched into the world of reality television with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo. Richards became a household name on the show for the 12 seasons she was involved with.

Mauricio Umansky (L) and Kyle Richards attend Paramount Network launch party at Sunset Tower on January 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Mauricio Umansky (L) and Kyle Richards attend Paramount Network launch party at Sunset Tower on January 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Paramount Network)

The pair also let fans know that they were seeing a real relationship play out on the show as it does in real life.

“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 addition, Umansky stood by Richards even during the family drama throughout the recent season on the show.


“I have always just been 100 percent supportive of her, no matter what she does,” the real estate broker told E! News in November 2022. “If she wants to reconcile [with sister Kathy Hilton], I am all down for it. If she’s not ready to reconcile and she needs to just keep it going for a little bit, I support her a thousand percent.”

“It means so much, and it’s something that we’re both incredibly proud of,” Richards told Bravo Insider that year. “And for me, it’s one of my biggest accomplishments. I mean, I think it’s refreshing, in this town to be married 25 years is a really big deal [laughs]. And we’re really proud to be good role models to our daughters.”

“Yeah, I mean, this means a lot,” Umansky added. “You know, to be quite honest, it feels easy and doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. So it’s been great and beautiful. And, you know, I definitely intend to spend the rest of my life with her. So hopefully it’ll be at least another 25 years, and maybe another 50.”

This news comes after Mauricio went on several podcasts and denied any news of divorce despite the fan rumors. Many saw Kathy Richards without a wedding ring which drew much speculation on social media.

“We’re not getting divorced,” Umansky insisted on an early April episode of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Tamra Judge‘s podcast, Two T’s In a Pod. “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.”

The two were also seen at Kyle’s niece’s wedding in Aspen together, which confused many online. Yet according to reports, the two did not take any photos together.


The couple have not officially released a statement as of this time.

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