Are Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky getting a divorce? And if so, why didn’t we see it coming? – SCREENSHOT Media

Are Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky getting a divorce? And if so, why didn’t we see it coming?

By Charlie Sawyer

Jul 12, 2023

Reading Time: < 1 minute

There’s been a death in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills community. On 3 July 2023, two veteran reality TV stars, Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky, allegedly split up—ending a romance and marriage that spanned over two decades, and breaking the hearts of millions of fans along the way.

For all my fellow Bravo experts, you’ll know that Richards and Umansky were the crème de la crème of Real Housewives couples. They hosted the best parties, held hands and snogged in public, and altogether paraded their love while their fellow castmates drowned in a mountain of relationship wreckage—iconic behaviour.

Considering the fact that we’ve only just recovered from the chaos that was Vanderpump Rules’ Scandavol, Richards and Umansky’s alleged split definitely came as a surprise to viewers. While the couple have actively tried to dismiss divorce rumours, there is unquestionably a change in the relationship. And, let’s be real, when Bravo viewers sniff even the prospect of a breakup, the digging and obsessiveness automatically begins.

Everything began spiraling after People published an article wherein a supposed “close source” shared: “Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof. They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family.”

The pair first met back in 1994 in a club, and currently share three daughters, as well as another daughter Richards had with her previous husband. The former child actress was one of the OG housewives in Beverly Hills and so her marriage with Umansky was well-documented. While the couple haven’t lasted through the past 13 seasons completely unscathed—there were those nasty cheating rumours in season four which subsequently contributed to the breakdown of Richards and fellow castmate Lisa Vanderpump’s friendship—for the most part, their ride has been pretty smooth.

So, where have these current stories of trouble in paradise come from? Allegedly (empahsis on allegedly), Richards may or may not have had a mini tryst with female country music singer Morgan Wade. The two were spotted becoming increasingly close, even sharing a matching tattoo.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Morgan Wade (@morganwademusic)

However, having examined all of the evidence, it’s pretty clear that either Richards is determined to deny all possible rumours that her and Umansky have split or that she’s been romantically involved with Wade, or the pair really are still together and are simply dealing with some issues within their marriage.

Four days ago, while being filmed by TMZ, Richards repeatedly stated that herself and Wade were “just good friends,” she was “not single,” and that Umansky and herself were not getting a divorce.

For now, it’s still unclear as to what exactly might be going on behind closed doors. But does anyone remember that iconic moment from season one of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills when psychic Allison DuBois straight up told Richards that her and her husband would split once all of her children flew the nest? I have chills.

Interestingly enough, some sources have claimed that not only has filming started on the newest season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but that the supposed separation will be covered on the show. If there’s no divorce occurring, how on earth can it be featured on the show? I’m seriously Bravo-fused.

Whether the Richards X Umansky split is true or not, it feels as though messy divorces seem to be taking over everyone’s timeline at the moment. From Hollywood babes to reality TV royalty, pretty much everyone seems to be calling it quits. Kayak for one, please!

Keep On Reading

By Monica Athnasious

Netflix announces new ‘Squid Game’ reality TV show, turning themselves into real-life VIPs

By Charlie Sawyer

What Succession’s finale teaches us about Shiv Roy and the tragic reality of women in business

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Inside the Bibby Stockholm: A complex story of asylum seeker housing and human rights

By Charlie Sawyer

Who is Alabama Barker, and why does the internet think the Kardashians hate her?

By Charlie Sawyer

Black Mirror season 6 is almost here, but is the dystopian TV show finally too realistic for our times?

By Charlie Sawyer

Think climate change isn’t real? Watch this shocking video of the plastic in the Guatemalan sea

By Jennifer Raymont

Lily-Rose Depp channels sexy sleaze in HBO’s The Idol: A portrayal of indie sleaze’s sultry side

By Mason Berlinka

Watch this viral video of a tourist defacing Rome’s historic Colosseum

By Phoebe Snedker

What’s wrong with the girl dinner TikTok trend? Gather your cheeses and grapes and let us explain


SCREENSHOT weekly roundup: Keith Urban makes Phoebe Bridgers’ hit list and the Irish win big

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

Meet the man behind London’s lockdown raves, and hear what’s next in store

By Alma Fabiani

The rise of CringeTok and the end of coolness

By Alma Fabiani

Adidas backtracks over shameful move to bar Black Lives Matter from using three stripes trademark

By Jack Ramage

Male contraceptive taken before sex shows promise. Here’s what men really think about it

By Mason Berlinka

Watch viral video of a guy trying to rob a nail salon, and failing miserably

By Charlie Sawyer

Trisha Paytas comes forward with shocking accusations against Colleen Ballinger in new video

By Charlie Sawyer

Russell Brand sexual assault allegations: Comedians Daniel Sloss and Katherine Ryan back up victims

By Mason Berlinka

Heartstopper star Kit Connor says he is more secure in his bisexuality despite being forced to come out online

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

The appalling racist children’s songs you won’t believe ever existed

By Fatou Ferraro Mboup

One Tree Hill star Bethany Joy Lenz speaks out about her 10 years in a cult