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Kyle Richards candidly discusses her separation from Mauricio Umansky in the season finale of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’

In the season 13 finale of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ Kyle Richards revealed the emotional turmoil following the public announcement of her separation from husband Mauricio Umansky. The episode, which aired after exclusively confirmed their separation, saw Richards and her co-stars grappling with the news.

Richards, 55, shared her shock and pain during a conversation with her castmates. “I never thought this would happen to us. The news blindsided not just our friends but our daughters as well,” she admitted.

Kyle Richards Opens Up About Struggles in Marriage with Mauricio Umansky
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Her co-stars, including Dorit Kemsley, Annemarie Wiley, Crystal Kung Minkoff, and Sutton Stracke, were visibly surprised by the revelation. Sutton noted, “We’ve always sensed issues, but Kyle never showed it publicly. It feels like we’ve been in the dark.”

During a poignant moment, Richards recalled the day the news broke. “Our phones were inundated with messages. I was more concerned about how it was impacting our family, especially our daughters. It felt like our life as we knew it was over.”

Kyle Richards Opens Up About Struggles
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Erika Girardi expressed regret for not being more observant, but Richards clarified that their struggles were private. “It’s the small things I’ve been missing in our marriage, and this has nothing to do with anyone else but Mauricio and me,” she said.

Richards reflected on her relationship with Umansky, acknowledging their differences and growth over the years. “We were opposites when we met, and that balance worked for us. But now, I can’t ignore the fact that our marriage might not survive.”

Kyle Richards Opens Up
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The episode also revealed that Richards and Umansky had decided to address their issues with their daughters, explaining that they had kept some details private to protect them. “We haven’t talked about divorce yet, but I’m realizing that we might not end up together,” she shared in a confessional.

Kyle Richards
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As the episode concluded, it was revealed that Richards and Umansky, married for 27 years, continue to live separately, leaving their future uncertain.

‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ offers a glimpse into the personal struggles and complexities of its cast, with Richards’ story highlighting the challenges of maintaining relationships in the public eye.

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