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Mauricio Umansky Clarifies Details of Separation from Kyle Richards: "Giving Each Other Time"
Plus, see how Kyle and Mauricio's daughters are handling the former RHOBH couple's separation.
A lot's been said about Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's relationship in the weeks since The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and confirmed that they're separated. To add to that, the former couple's marital issues are currently playing out on RHOBH Season 13.
Suffice to say, it it can be hard to keep up with the latest on where the two stand today. Mauricio, however, set the record straight during the Nov. 16 episode of the Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast.
To see what Mauricio had to say about his separation from Kyle, keep reading.
What It Means for Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky to Be "Separated"
Mauricio Umansky Clarifies His Relationship Status
Kyle and Mauricio have both been specific in stating that they're "separated," and Mauricio provided some insight into what exactly that means during his recent podcast appearance.
“Everyone wants to know what’s going on with my marriage — like, I do too, you know, we’re normal people," he said. "We’re normal human beings going through a struggle, we’re going through issues like everybody else does."
"There’s no playbook for how to deal with it," Mauricio continued. "We’re humans, and it doesn’t change on a daily basis. If we're separated that means we're giving each other time to allow things to happen.”
Why Kyle Richards Is Not Using the Word "Divorce"
More specifically, on BravoCon Live, Kyle explained that she previously "misspoke" on the BravoCon 2023 carpet. "Two times, I had to correct someone when they said 'divorce,' I said, 'separated,'" Kyle said. "And then I went and said it, and then it went everywhere, so that was my bad. We're still amicable."
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's Relationship Today
Kyle's announcement about her marriage came before BravoCon 2023, during an October episode of WWHL. Andy Cohen asked who was "the driving force" behind their separation, and Kyle noted, "It originated from me, I would say. Yeah. It did."
Regardless, the two are still living together under the same roof — just in different bedrooms. "I let him stay in the primary bedroom 'cause it's very, like, masculine," Kyle explained. "And the upstairs floor is, like, the glam area and there's a bed."
How Kyle's Family Is Handling Her and Mauricio's Separation
As for how Kyle's family — including her four daughters, Farrah Brittany (who Kyle shares with ex-husband Guraish Aldjufrie), Alexia, Sophia, and Portia (who she shares with Mauricio) — is dealing with the separation as well as "the rumors and speculation" surrounding it, Kyle said, "When the news first came out, it was really, really devastating for the whole family. I mean, our phones were blowing up, my kids were just crying and wouldn't leave the house, and it was really, really difficult."
"But now, they're much better," she continued, "and they're really strong and they're they're just so together and so smart and they've been my best, best, best friends, and I could not be more proud of them. They're just amazing human beings, and thank God I have them through this."
Mauricio, Farrah, Alexia, and Sophia at The Agency's Forum 2023
Mauricio is also spending plenty of time with his daughters. He was joined by Farrah, Alexia, and Sophia at The Agency's annual forum, which kicked off on Nov. 13. Alexia shared photos of her and her sisters with their dad at the event to her Instagram Stories on Nov. 17.
Paired with an emoji of a mug of tea, Alexia captioned the pics, "Umansky TEAm."
See more of Kyle, Mauricio, and their daughters on RHOBH.