Mauricio Umansky, renowned real estate broker and husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards, recently took to Instagram to share his impressive fitness transformation just days after news broke of their separation following 27 years of marriage.
Umansky, 53, had originally planned to share the post on his birthday but was caught up in the commotion of being in Aspen. In the Instagram caption accompanying a series of photos showcasing his weight loss journey, Umansky reflected on his progress.
He began with two mirror selfies taken at a gym, followed by a throwback picture of himself shirtless. He candidly admitted, "6 years ago I was fat and out of shape... the plan is to get better every year."
Richards' Playful Ozempic Joke
While Umansky received praise for his hard work and dedication in the comments, his estranged wife Kyle Richards couldn't resist making a playful remark.
Richards humorously suggested that Umansky's transformation might be attributed to Ozempic, a drug often used for weight loss. Umansky responded with laughter, adding to the lighthearted banter. The mention of Ozempic sparked a discussion about its increasing popularity among celebrities for weight management, despite being approved by the FDA for individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Caroline Apovian, co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, expressed concern over the trend, emphasizing the potential harm it may cause to those who truly need the medication.
Richards herself has faced allegations of using Ozempic, which she denied in a previous Instagram comment. She defended her commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, sharing her rigorous exercise routine and dietary efforts.
Richards found the allegations frustrating, as they undermined her hard work and dedication. The couple announced their separation through a joint statement on Instagram, shortly after sources revealed they had been living separately for some time.
Despite their split, they continue to reside under the same roof amicably, focusing on what lies ahead for both their family and individual paths. In their statement, they acknowledged the challenges they had faced in the past year but emphasized their unwavering love and respect for each other.
As Umansky proudly revealed his fitness transformation amid the separation news, the couple navigates the next chapter of their lives with grace and a commitment to their family's well-being.