Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky slam ‘wrongdoing’ amid separation
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have addressed the rumors surrounding their separation and denied any “wrongdoing” in a joint statement. The couple, known for their appearances on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and Umansky’s profession as a real estate broker, emphasized that reports of their divorce are untrue. They admitted that they have had a challenging year, but expressed their love and respect for each other.
In their statement, which they posted on social media, Richards and Umansky also indirectly addressed the speculation about Richards’ relationship with country music singer Morgan Wade. They clarified that there has been no wrongdoing on either party’s part and requested privacy to work through their issues, despite being in the public eye.
The couple also urged against creating false stories to fit a salacious narrative, emphasizing that it may be entertaining to speculate but it is not based on truth. They concluded their statement by expressing gratitude to their fans for their love and support and signed off with both of their names.
The news of Richards and Umansky’s separation became public on Monday, shortly after Richards posted a selfie with her now-estranged husband. The couple, who got married in January 1996, have three daughters together.
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In addition to their shared children, Richards also has a daughter named Farrah Brittany from her previous marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.
Following the news of their separation, fans began to speculate about the role of Morgan Wade in the couple’s decision. A representative for Richards and Umansky clarified that they had been separated “for a while.” In recent months, Richards had shared various photos on her Instagram featuring Wade, but Umansky was noticeably absent.
The close bond between Richards and Wade, who met last year, fueled further speculation. They attended events together, traveled to Mexico with friends, and even visited Wade’s family in Atlanta. The rumors intensified when fans noticed matching heart tattoos on both women. However, Wade, 28, has not made any public statements about their friendship or Richards’ separation.
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky shut down any speculation of “wrongdoing” in a joint statement about their shocking separation.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star and real estate broker also said that any claims about them divorcing are “untrue.”
“However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage,” the statement, posted to social media, said.
“But we both love and respect each other tremendously.”
The estranged couple also appeared to address the rumors circulating about the nature of Richards’ relationship with country music singer Morgan Wade.
“There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part. Although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately,” the reality stars continued.
“While it may be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative.”
The statement concluded with the pair thanking their fans for “the love and support” before signing both of their names.
News of Richards and Umansky’s separation broke Monday — just hours after the Bravolebrity had posted a selfie with her now-estranged husband.
Richards, 54, and Umansky, 53, married in January 1996, and share daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15.
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Richards is also mom to Farrah Brittany, 34, whom she welcomed with her first husband, Guraish Aldjufrie.
As soon as news of their separation made headlines, fans began to speculate if Wade played a role in the duo’s decision to hit the pause button on their marriage, as a rep for Richards and Umansky told People they’d been apart “for a while.”
Over the past few months, Richards posted several photos and carousels to her Instagram feed that all featured the “Wilder Days” songstress — but Umansky was nowhere to be found.
The two women have been attached at the hip after meeting last year, with Richards even going as Wade’s date to the American Music Awards in September 2022.
Since then, the duo traveled to Mexico with friends and even went to Atlanta to spend time with Wade’s family, but what took the fan speculation over the top was the fact that the two seemed to have matching heart tattoos.
Wade, 28, has not publicly commented on their friendship or the news of Richards’ split.