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Andy Cohen Defends Mauricio Over Drama with Kathy Hilton’s Husband: “His Story to Tell”

After Mauricio Umansky said he "got kind of f–cked" by the real estate firm owned by Kathy Hilton's husband, Andy Cohen weighed in.

By Shannon Raphael

On Part 3 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 13 reunion, Kyle Richards and special guest Kathy Hilton talked about some of the ups and downs in their relationship.

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As the sisters revealed, in addition to their Aspen squabble on RHOBH Season 12, they once had tension when Kyle's now-estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky, decided to leave Hilton & Hyland — the real estate brokerage owned by Kathy's husband, Rick Hilton — in order to start his own firm, The Agency.

Mauricio also discussed why he left Hilton & Hyland in a recently-released teaser clip for his series, Buying Beverly Hills, and he shared why he felt like he "got kind of f–cked" by the company before he left. After the clip made waves online, Andy Cohen weighed in on what Mauricio said, and he defended the broker for talking about the feud on his show. 

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Once Mauricio's Hilton & Hyland comments began circulating online, Andy weighed in during the March 13 broadcast of his radio show, Radio Andy

As Andy said, he understands why Mauricio is talking about his side of the Hilton & Hyland drama on his show. 

The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host noted that "a lot of what [Mauricio's] revealing is his story to tell, and a lot and what Kyle is revealing on [RHOBH] is her side of the story."

Split of Andy Cohen and Mauricio Umansky while they are at Watch What Happens

Andy also expressed his belief that Kyle was hesitant to speak about Mauricio's issues with Rick in the past because her relationship with Kathy was in a difficult place following RHOBH Season 12. 

"I think that, in the case of this Hilton and Hyland stuff, I can't speak for Kyle on any level, but my gut is that there was probably [only] so far she wanted to go on her show because she didn't want to further complicate an already-complicated relationship with her sister, so there you go," Andy added. "But I did take the opportunity [on Part 3 of the reunion], as we were discussing what happened with Mauricio and Kyle's marriage, to also find out from Kathy and Kyle from their perspective what happened with the split between Mauricio and Rick Hilton..."

Andy's defense of Mauricio comes after Kyle's niece (and Rick's daughter), Paris Hilton, reacted to the Buying Beverly Hills clip. 

"My father is a consummate gentleman and has always taken the higher road. He would never speak negatively about his family-especially in the press," she said in an Instagram comment. "Frankly[,] we are all sick of him using the Hilton name every chance he gets to plug his lame show. It is enough already.”

What did Mauricio Umansky say about Kathy Hilton's husband, Rick Hilton?

"So I think I got kind of f–cked by Hilton & Hyland," Mauricio said in a preview clip of his series. "And when I say f-cked, you know, like, today I'm happy. But there [were] a hundred agents at Hilton & Hyland. They did a billion dollars for the first time a year. I was 19.6 percent of their production. I went to Rick and said, 'I'd really like equity, right, and to be a partner.' He went back, talked to Jeff [Hyland], he got back to me, and basically, I was told 'no.'"

Afterwards, Mauricio said he "went home" to talk to his wife. 

"I go, 'This is really going to cause a lot of stress between you, your sister, and your family, and I don't want to do this move of leaving and starting a company if you're not comfortable,'" he explained, before sharing that Kyle was "100 percent supportive" of his decision.

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