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Kyle Richards Recalls How She Met Her First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie — and Why the Relationship Ended
The RHOBH mom opens up about being a young wife and mother before meeting Mauricio Umansky.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom opened up about her first marriage during an appearance on Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald several years ago, recalling how they met and why exactly their relationship ended.
How Kyle Richards Met Her First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie
Kyle shared that she met her first husband during a Tina Turner concert when she was approached by his friend who asked her out on a date for him.
"I lied and I said I was 19 and I had braces and I was hiding my braces," she recalled during the podcast appearance. "And then I got scared so I had my friend come with me and then it was like a group of people and he was in the group and we became friends. He speaks good English, but he didn't when we first met. He's Indonesian, so he's Indonesian, Arab, and Dutch. He had not lived here long when he had to get up the courage with his English to ask me out on the date."
Kyle Richards Discusses Her Wedding to Her First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie
The duo later married in a small ceremony and didn't have a wedding party. She shared that his family was wealthy, and he owned property around Los Angeles. And it turns out, his demeanor led to a rumor that he was royalty — even though he wasn't.
"Well he was shy and cute, and I liked the fact that he was that — and sweet and very much a gentleman," she recalled. "In fact, people said when I got married, 'Oh well she married a prince.' That was the rumor. He wasn't a prince, but he just acted like one because he was very reserved and sweet."
Kyle Richards Reveals Why She Divorced Her First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie
The couple not only met and married young (he was five years her senior), they also had a daughter young. Her role as a mom was an easier one for her than that of being a wife, since she had already been an aunt to her sisters' kids. "I struggled with the being married part," she said. "Now I've got the wife part down, but that's hard to be a wife at that age."
In the end, Kyle and Guraish separated a few years into the marriage. "I eventually I couldn't do it and I left, and I felt so guilty for so long," she said. "I felt so bad. I was just too young to be married. We're still friends and he's friends with my husband."
Does Kyle Richards Keep in Touch with Her First Husband, Guraish Aldjufrie?
As it turns out, Kyle still remains in contact with her ex-husband. She also shared more about his life during Season 12 of RHOBH, revealing that while she later married Mauricio (they went on to have three daughters, Portia, Sophia, and Alexia, together), her ex never married again.
“My ex-husband never got remarried, and I feel so bad because, honestly, he’s such a good guy," she shared at the time. Find out more about what else Kyle shared about Guraish by checking out the clip at the top of the post.
Kyle Richards Marriage and Separation from Mauricio Umanksy
Currently Kyle is navigating a separation from Mauricio. During an October 25 appearance on WWHL, Kyle chatted about her separation from her husband of two decades plus. “When the news first came out, it was really, really, devastating for the whole family,” she said on WWHL last fall. “I mean, our phones were blowing up, my kids were just crying and wouldn’t leave the house, and it was really, really difficult.”
Viewers have been following Kyle and Mauricio's journey on the current Season 13 of RHOBH. Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo on Wednesdays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock. Catch up on the Bravo App.
Originally published Mar 31, 2017.