A source claims that Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky are faking their separation because they wanted a juicy storyline on RHOBH.
OK! Magazine reports that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky are faking their much-publicized separation for an interesting storyline for season 13 and to keep their names in the press.
“If you know Kyle, you know that she just wanted a juicy storyline to save her spot on the Bravo series,” the insider claimed of the RHOBH OG. “She knows what she’s doing.”
In the season 13 trailer, Kyle and Mauricio’s split sends shockwaves through the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast.
However, some RHOBH cast members accuse Kyle of “lying” and “hiding something” amid the split, with others questioning if the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills OG is in “denial” about the status of her marriage.
In a sitdown with Erika Jayne, Kyle breaks down in tears, saying, “Complete strangers are like, ‘You made us believe in true love, and now it’s all…’”
Before Kyle can finish, Erika cuts her friend and co-star off: “This is true love. There are only two people in this marriage. Everybody else’s opinion can f— off.”
“Every time I go online, I see something about someone cheating. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” Sutton Stracke later notes about the gossip surrounding Mauricio and Kyle’s marriage, including rumors Kyle is dating country singer Morgan Wade.
On Friday, September 29, Mauricio confirmed to TMZ that he and Kyle were separated. He also insisted that they are NOT considering divorce at this time.
“We are currently separated, we are not talking about divorce, and we’re trying to deal with this stuff internally with ourselves privately. Divorce is not part of our conversation right now. That is not part of what we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with a separation.”
The RHOBH husband then reiterated: “Kyle and I are human beings, OK? We have emotions, we have feelings, we’re going through a really hard time, OK?”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premieres Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.