Kyle Richards And Mauricio Oumansky are speaking out after announcing their separation on Monday, July 3.
“Regarding the news that came out of us today… Any claims about our divorce are false. However, yes, we had a tough year,” the duo said in a joint statement via Instagram. “The hardest part of our marriage. But we love and respect each other enormously. There was no wrongdoing on anyone’s part. Although we are in the public eye, we ask that we be able to resolve our issues privately. »
Richards, 54, and Umansky, 53, appeared to indirectly respond to fan speculation regarding the nature of the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills the star’s friendship with the country singer Morgan Wade.
“While it can be fun to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit another salacious narrative,” their statement read. “Thank you for the love and support. Kyle & Mauricio.
On Monday, an insider confirmed We Weekly that Richards and Umansky are on the rocks.
“Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for some time, but are still living together currently,” the source said. “They are amicable as they work out next steps.”
Richards and Umansky, who wed in 1996, share daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15. Richards is also mother to daughter Farrah Aldjufrie, 34, with her ex-husband. Guraish Aldjufrie.
Umansky previously confirmed during an appearance on the “Two Ts In a Pod” podcast in April that their marriage was called into question on season 13 of RHOBA.
“[There’s] this stupid story that came out there and then all the girls, you know, decided to talk about it about housewives and so now it’s a story. So there are definitely some stories there and Kyle and I are talking about that and we’ll go from there. It is what it is,” the real estate mogul explained. “They really told Kyle about it, which is kind of bitchy and super mean because, especially the girls, they really know what’s going on and they know exactly what it’s about.”
Richards is the only remaining OG cast member of the Bravo series.
“For [her costars] to bring it in and make it more real, bring it to the show…it just kinda sucks,” Umansky added. “So we solved the problem and that’s what it is. I think, you know, to be on these shows, you have to be thick-skinned.