Mauricio Umansky is telling all. The husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is revealing that his sister-in-law Kathy Hilton and her husband, Rick Hilton, had tremendous anger when he left Rick’s company to start The Agency.
The 52 year old real estate broker opened up about it in his new memoir, The Dealmaker.
“He and Kathy held tremendous anger toward us, which is not the way I choose to live my life. Naturally, Kyle was very hurt by their reaction, and it was a difficult pill for her to swallow.
Mauricio claimed he had to make the big move after his brother-in-law Rick, refused to make him full partner at his company explaining,
“So, I went home to Kyle and told her what had happened. She agreed with me that it was very unjust. But ultimately it didn’t matter what we thought. In my opinion, Rick wasn’t going to change his mind, and he wasn’t prepared to pay me what I’d earned.”
Mauricio admits that he would have stayed at Rick’s firm, Hilton & Hyland, had they paid him what he deserved and showed him “an inkling of professional love.”
“For their part, they didn’t see it that way. They couldn’t understand how I could just make the decision overnight and not give them a chance to convince me otherwise.”
Mauricio said that at first, Rick, “seemed like he was okay with it,” but later learned that was not the case.
Mauricio didn’t hold back saying that Rick stopped speaking to him after he left Hilton & Hylan,
“What I did not expect was that, after he’d given my resignation more thought, Rick stopped speaking to me, which extended to Kyle and our whole family. And of course his wife, Kathy–Kyle’s sister–did the same.”
Mauricio added, “They cut all communication and no longer invited us to Thanksgiving dinners or other holidays. I never would have stolen a client from Rick, though maybe he didn’t believe my motives were pure.”
Mauricio says that to this day, he has never taken a client from Hilton & Hyland because his intention is “to always keep the family dynamic intact for Kyle, for my kids, for their cousins, for all of us.”
Mauricio says Kyle has always been supportive of him explaining that she is his best friend.