Second time the charm?
Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have one of the best marriages in Housewives history.
However, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star isn’t unfamiliar with marital woes and divorce – Kyle was in fact married once before until her short-lived union came to an end.
During an appearance on Heather McDonald’s Juicy Scoop podcast, Kyle gave the scoop on her first husband and revealing why their marriage failed.
Kyle explains that she met her first husband Guraish Aldjufrie during a Tina Turner concert when one of his friends approached her and 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,” Kyle recalled. “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.”
The former couple then married in a small ceremony. Guraish’s family was wealthy and owned property around Los Angeles.
However, this led to rumors that Kyle’s ex-husband was royal -which he’s not.
“Well he was shy and cute, and I liked the fact that he was that — and sweet and very much a gentleman. 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 and Guraish not only met and married young but also had their daughter young. Kyle says taking on the role of mom was easier than taking on the role of being a wife.
“I struggled with the being married part,” she admitted. “Now I’ve got the wife part down, but that’s hard to be a wife at that age.”
In the end, the couple separated a few years into their marriage, but Kyle felt guilt over their split for years.
“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.”
It’s great that Kyle and her ex-husband have such a good relationship now, but it must have been hard especially being married with a family so young.