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How Farrah Brittany and Alex Manos' Engagement Fell Apart

Kyle Richards' eldest daughter called her split from her fiancé a "very sensitive subject."

By Talia Ergas

It's been a tough year both for Kyle Richards and her daughter Farrah Brittany. Just months after The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member confirmed her separation from her husband, Mauricio Umansky, her eldest daughter also shared that she and her fiancé, Alex Manos, had decided to part ways. 

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So how did Farrah go from happily engaged to single?

Take a deep dive into her previous relationship, including how her mom and stepfather's separation impacted her view of her romantic life. 

When did Farrah Brittany first start talking about marriage to then-boyfriend Alex Manos?

In a scene in the "Secrets Revealed" Season 10 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that aired in September 2020, Farrah gave a bit of insight into her relationship. As she tried on a diamond ring, Kyle commented, "Oh, you look good with a wedding ring."

Kyle then asked: "Do you think you and Alex will get married?"

"I hope so," Farrah replied, later noting that, whether or not they got married, she saw a long-term future with him.

Kyle couldn't have been happier with her daughter's choice of partner. "I love him by the way. I really do. She has a great boyfriend. He's so smart, cute, ambitious," she said.

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When did Farrah Brittany and Alex Manos buy a house together?

In an October 2020 Instagram Story, the realtor announced her new real estate project with Alex.

"I wanted to share a little secret with you guys," Farrah said. "Alex and I just closed escrow on our first little project that we got together, and I cannot wait. I'm so excited — this is going to be my first project for spec, I guess you could say."

Farrah and Alex bought the townhouse from a woman who had been living in it since the 1970s. "Part of the deal was that we would have to get rid of all of [the previous owner's] stuff, obviously before we start the work," Farrah shared. "So, I inherited like, a million new trinkets and all these things. It's pretty trippy in here."

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When did Alex Manos get engaged to Farrah Brittany?

Farrah and Alex got engaged after several years of dating in the fall of 2021. Alex popped the question in front of the RHOBH cameras shortly after Farrah's cousin, Paris Hilton, tied the knot.

Farrah announced the happy news on Instagram in November 2021. The post featured a collection of photos of the newly engaged couple all smiles in front of a delicious-looking chocolate cake with "Congratulations Farrah & Alex" written on it.

Farrah could also be seen flashing her fabulous, new engagement ring in the pics. "Beyond grateful for you," Farrah said of her new fiancé in the caption to the post, along with several lovely emojis. "I love you so much [Alex]."

How did Kyle Richards address rumors about daughter Farrah Brittany's relationship?

 In November 2023, two years after their engagement — but after they'd been slow to formalize wedding plans — Kyle addressed the rumors that the couple had  split on the Nov. 4 episode of Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge's Two Ts in a Pod podcast. 

According to Kyle, she didn't know at the time.

"I can call her," Kyle said on the podcast before doing exactly that. "I don’t like to answer things for other people. I don’t like to put people on the spot, but let me just call my daughter on the pod with the camera and on speaker. Let’s see if she answers."

Farrah didn't answer the call, so Kyle concluded, "I’ll let her speak for her own, you know, to that herself."

Farrah Brittany and her mom Kyle Richards on the red carpet for he 2021 People's Choice Awards

When did Farrah Brittany confirm her engagement to Alex Manos was over?

During a family interview with Entertainment Tonight in March 2024, Farrah shared that she and Alex had amicably split

"I guess it was a slow sort of unraveling of two people that love each other very, very much, but actually weren't seeing eye to eye on a few things," Farrah told the outlet. "We decided to go our separate ways, unfortunately, but no bad blood there."

The demise of her relationship is playing out on Buying Beverly Hills Season 2, and she admitted it was a "very sensitive subject to be playing out on TV."

"But, it is what it is," she added. "I'm just focusing on me and my family. I don't have the energy to be thinking about much else right now."

She opened up further about what led to the breakup on the real estate series. 

"This is not what I wanted. This is the person I wanted to be with, so I'm not like, 'Woo-hoo,'" Farrah said about how she once wanted a wedding with Alex. "Yeah, it was, like, the hardest decision I've ever had to make."

Later in the episode, she added: "My gut was telling me something, and I think I made the right choice."

Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky, and Farrah Brittany posing together in cowboy hats at a wedding in Aspen, Colorado.

How did Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's split affect Farrah Brittany's engagement?

On Buying Beverly Hills Season 2, Farrah shared how her mom and stepdad's separation impacted her own relationship.

"Honestly, my views on marriage are so f-cking f-cked up right now. It's the last thing I'm thinking about... I have had to re-think everything," Farrah said. "I mean, the prime couple that's set the bar for everything, for everyone, and the whole world, I don't know what's going to happen, but that's not working."

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