Mauricio Umansky Says He and Kyle Richards Are ‘Not Throwing in the Towel’ Despite ‘Rough Patch’ (Exclusive)

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Mauricio Umansky and Kyle Richards on the Ladies’s Most cancers Analysis Fund Profit Gala in 2020.Picture:

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Mauricio Umansky and Kyle Richards are working by means of a dip of their 27-year marriage.

After narrowly securing his spot in week three of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, the realtor opened up about his relationship along with his spouse amid their separation

“We’ve been married for 27 years,” Umansky, 53, tells PEOPLE. “We’re having a little bit of a tough patch.”

He says that “typically life throws you various things” and “you’ve gotta work by means of it.” His marriage to Richards, 54 — the primary 26 years of which have been “superb” — isn’t any totally different. 

“She and I presently are separated, however we’re not dropping out,” he shares. “We’re not simply saying that to say that. We truly should not but dropping out.”

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As for what he says he desires followers and the general public to know concerning the scenario, Umansky says, “It’s very troublesome to be within the public eye and have a lot inquisition if you’re going by means of one thing robust.

He continues, “My spouse is simply being checked out so intensely and it’s actually not honest. She’s only a particular person. She’s an incredible human, she’s my greatest pal and he or she doesn’t should be so judged of every little thing she does.”

He calls the curiosity of their marriage “an excessive amount of” and asks that followers “give us time” to type issues out.

“We promise you we are going to let ,” he provides. “We’re not hiding something from you.”

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky are currently vacationing together amidst their separation
Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky and their daughters.

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Umansky’s feedback come every week after he affirmed on The Company’sPink Mic podcast that he and Richards are combating to remain collectively throughout an look.

“We have been coping with our personal issues, sort of, tremendous quietly and internally, simply our personal points,” he mentioned on the episode. “I imply, actually, we’re not separated. We’re not divorced at this level. We’re not any of that stuff.”

He added that he andThe Actual Housewives of Beverly Hillsstar are “nonetheless coping with our marriage.”

“We’ve been married for 27 years now collectively, and it’s been an incredible 27 years,” the Shopping for Beverly Hills star mentioned, earlier than qualifying that “it’s been an incredible 26 years — and it’s been a troublesome one 12 months.” 

Umansky continued, “You recognize, Kyle and I are blessed, the place we truly had 26 years that we didn’t have a nasty 12 months and I do know most marriages have dangerous months, dangerous weeks, dangerous years.”

Kyle Richards Says She, Mauricio Umansky and Their Daughters Felt Better After Separation News Broke
Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky and their daughters.

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In July, a supply near the couple informed PEOPLE that they have been “nonetheless dwelling beneath the identical roof” regardless of being “separated for some time.”

“They continue to be amicable as they work out what’s subsequent for them and their household,” the supply added.

Umansky and Richards met in 1994 following the Bravo star’s divorce from her first husband, Guraish Aldjufrie.

They share three daughters: Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23 and Portia, 15. Richards can be mom to Farrah Brittany (née Aldjufrie), 34, from her earlier marriage.

Following PEOPLE’s report of their separation, the truth stars launched a joint assertion that “any claims relating to divorcing are unfaithful” Nonetheless, they acknowledged they’d “have had a tough 12 months.”

“Probably the most difficult one among our marriage. However we each love and respect one another tremendously,” they continued. “There was no wrongdoing on anybody’s half. Though we’re within the public eye, we ask to have the ability to work by means of our points privately. Whereas it might be entertaining to invest, please don’t create false tales to suit an extra salacious narrative. Thanks for the love and help, Kyle & Mauricio.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC and Disney+.

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