RHOBH staple Mauricio Umansky gets cozy with a mystery blonde in Austin, Texas, amid separation from wife Kyle Richards.
According to Us Weekly, Mauricio Umansky was reportedly seen “getting very close” with a blonde woman at the Soho House Austin in Texas on Saturday.
“He was all over her,” an insider revealed. “There was no kissing, but they were getting very close.”
Mauricio Umansky and the mystery woman sat beside each other while dining with a group of people, per the eyewitness.
“He was flirting with her and holding her hand at one point,” the eyewitness claimed.
“They were whispering to each other. He had his arm behind her. They were definitely having fun together, and she was into it. They left together with the group.”
This flirtatious outing comes just weeks after Mauricio Umansky denied he was dating his Dancing With the Stars partner Emma Slater after they were spotted holding hands.
As AllAboutTRH previously reported, Mauricio and Emma were seen with their arms wrapped around each other following a dinner date in Beverly Hills, California. Both claimed the dinner date/hand-holding was innocent and that they were nothing more than friends.
“For full clarity, we are not dating,” Mauricio said in an Instagram Story video on October 26 alongside Emma. “We’ve been dancing together for six weeks, four hours a day, every single day.”
“We do want to address this story, this whole thing, going out and about whether or not Emma and I are dating — whether we went out on a date. For full clarity, we are not dating,” he continued.
Despite Mauricio Umansky’s claim that nothing romantic was happening between him and Emma, his wife, Kyle Richards, admitted that it was “very hard to see” the photos of them holding hands.
“I was taken aback. That was very hard to see. It hurt my feelings,” Kyle said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in October. “I mean, hold holding hands like that. Andy, I really don’t. Why are you doing this to me? Well, I just don’t think you hold hands like this. Well, the thing is this: I don’t know if anything’s happened yet, but obviously, there’s something there. And I love him very much, and we are amicable, but that really did hurt me.”
In July, rumors about Kyle and Mauricio’s marriage began to pop up on social media. The gossip was further fueled by PEOPLE, who reported that Kyle and Mauricio were separating after 27 years of marriage.
Kyle and Mauricio denied being separated in a joint statement on social media.
By September, Kyle and Mauricio finally confirmed their separation.
“We are currently separated, we are not talking about divorce, and we’re trying to deal with this stuff internally with ourselves privately,” Mauricio told TMZ.
“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 reiterated.
The RHOBH couple wed in 1996. They share daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15. Mauricio is also stepfather to Kyle’s daughter Farrah Aldjufrie, 34, from her first marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.
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