Kyle Richards Declines to Disclose Reason for Mauricio Split: 'It's Private

Amidst personal revelations, Richards and Umansky's saga takes a turn.

by Nouman Rasool
Kyle Richards Declines to Disclose Reason for Mauricio Split: 'It's Private
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In a candid moment during Wednesday night's airing of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Season 13 reunion, Kyle Richards set clear boundaries regarding discussions about her split with Mauricio Umansky. The reality star firmly refused to disclose the reasons behind their marital separation, emphasizing her privacy with a straightforward declaration: "It’s nobody’s f---ing business." Host Andy Cohen, addressing a question submitted by a fan, probed Richards about her silence on the breakup.

However, Richards, maintaining her stance, did not divulge any specifics. Nevertheless, the 55-year-old did reflect on a statement she made in the season's finale, hinting at trust issues being a catalyst for their separation.

"There were things that happened that made me lose my trust," Richards shared, revealing the emotional turmoil that accompanied her decision.

Hope Fades for Reunion

Throughout the reunion, Richards opened up about the challenges inherent in any marriage and her eventual realization that she could no longer tolerate certain issues, leading to her "breaking point." This emotional admission follows the July 2023 confirmation of their split by Page Six, after which Umansky expressed a glimmer of hope for reconciliation in October, stating they were "not throwing in the towel." However, as time progresses, the possibility of rekindling their relationship seems increasingly unlikely.

A poignant conversation between Umansky and their daughters, featured in a teaser for "Buying Beverly Hills" Season 2, highlighted his efforts to preserve their marriage of 26 years and his openness to them seeing other people.

The couple shares three daughters, and despite currently living together as they navigate their separation, plans to live apart are forthcoming. Recent observations and comments from Richards' sister, Kathy Hilton, suggest that the separation had been contemplated for years.

Amidst rumors of Richards' connection with country singer Morgan Wade, and Umansky's sightings with other women, both seem to be moving forward with their lives, though Richards denies any romantic involvement with Wade. As this chapter in their lives unfolds publicly, the couple's focus on family and individual paths forward underscores the complexities of navigating personal matters in the public eye.