In a candid revelation on the latest episode of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Kyle Richards opened up about her marital struggles with husband Mauricio Umansky. The couple, known for their high-profile appearances and successful careers, are facing challenges that have led them to seek therapy, Richards disclosed to her co-star, Dorit Kemsley.
Richards, 55, shared her concerns about their communication style, noting that their tendency to avoid conflict has hindered their ability to address underlying issues. "So often, something will bother one of us, and it's like we'd just rather be peaceful and not deal," she expressed.
This approach, according to Richards, has created a communication gap in their marriage. The reality star pointed out a specific issue with Umansky, 53, a renowned real estate agent, whose business commitments often keep him away from important family events.
Richards feels that this has led to a lack of prioritization in their relationship, despite her unwavering support for his career. "I've supported him through everything since day one when he had nothing," she stated in her confessional, underscoring her dedication to their partnership.
Despite agreeing to be more present, Umansky's focus remains heavily on his work, which Richards metaphorically refers to as "his child." This situation has led her to question the energy he invests in their relationship.
"If we're having these issues, why can't you give [me] that energy?" she queried. Richards expressed a stark reality in their marriage, emphasizing the need for concerted effort from both parties. "If there's no effort made or put into us, we're not going to end up together.
We'll never survive this," she added, highlighting the seriousness of their situation. In July 2023, Page Six confirmed that the couple, married for 27 years, had decided to separate. During this challenging time, they denied any wrongdoing and maintained a united front for their family.
Despite the separation, the couple still lives under the same roof, albeit in different rooms, and continues to co-parent amicably. Richards admitted that she couldn't imagine a life without Umansky, suggesting a desire to reconcile.
The couple was recently spotted enjoying a family skiing trip over Christmas, a sign that they remain committed to their family unity. As they navigate these personal challenges, Richards and Umansky are a testament to the complexities of balancing public personas with private realities.
Their journey, unfolding under the public eye, reflects the universal challenges faced in long-term relationships, making their story relatable to many.