Kyle Richards Admits She’s “Hurt” By Photos of Mauricio Umansky Holding Hands With Emma Slater

Amid her separation from husband Mauricio Umansky, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is breaking her silence on photos of him holding hands with DWTS' Emma Slater.

By Kisha Forde Oct 26, 2023 12:23 PMTags
Watch: Kyle Richards Reacts to Mauricio Umansky Romance Rumors

Kyle Richards is ready to talk about the her husband.

After the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her partner of 27 years Mauricio Umansky announced their separation, both have been linked to romance rumors outside of their relationship.

While Kyle has denied the speculation surrounding her friendship with BFF Morgan Wade, Mauricio—who is competing on this season of Dancing With the Stars—was recently photographed holding hands with his dance partner Emma Slater.

And the Bravo star is not quickstepping over her feelings about seeing the subtle PDA.

"I was taken aback," Kyle said during the Oct. 25 episode of Watch What Happens Live. "That was very hard to see. It hurt my feelings."

While Kyle went on to note she couldn't confirm if there really is a budding romance between the pair, she did share her perspective.

"I don't know if anything has happened yet," she noted, "But obviously there's something there and listen, I love him very much—and we are amicable—but that really did hurt me."

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So much so, that she admitted she deleted a recent Instagram post in support of Mauricio for DWTS, adding, "But I also voted for them."

E! News has reached out to Mauricio's rep for comment and has not heard back.

The Halloween Ends actress also opened up about initiating the separation, confirming that despite their current state, they are still living under the same roof.

"It originated from me," Kyle—who shares kids Farrah, 34, Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15, with the Buying Beverly Hills star—told host Andy Cohen. "When the news first came out, it was really, really devastating for the whole family. Our phones were blowing up. My kids were just crying, wouldn't leave the house. It was really, really difficult."

But now, their children are in a much better place.

"They're really strong,"  Kyle explained. "They're just so together and so smart. And they've been my best, best, best friends and I could not be more proud of them. They're amazing human beings. Thank God I have them through this."

Keep reading for a look at their family photos.

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That's Amore

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky enjoy an Italian family vacation in August 2023 with daughters Farrah, Alexia, Sophia and Portia.

Yacht Life

The group glams up for a fabulous boat ride in Italy.

Cowboy Couture

The group attends the June 2023 Aspen wedding of Kyle's niece Whitney White.

Pajama Party

Ever the festive family, Kyle and her four daughters match on Christmas in red PJs.

Happy Father's Day 

"Happy Father's Day @mumansky18," Kyle wrote in June 2023, "so grateful that our girls have such an incredible Dad."

Feeling the Love

The reality star added, " Leading them with love and instilling in them to be adventurous and live life to the fullest. Always there for them and not knowing how to say "no" They would definitely agree you get the best Dad award."

Like Father, Like Daughter

Kyle shared a throback pic of Portia and Mauricio flashes adorable smiles.

National Daughters Day

"Luckiest Mom on earth #nationaldaughtersday," Kyle wrote in September 2023. "Love my girls."

Famous Family

The brood poses with other notable members of their extended family, including the Hiltons and Kim Richards' daughters.

Sin City Getaway

The brood lives it up in Las Vegas.

Happy Holidays

"Merry Christmas to you and yours," the reality star shared in December 2022.

Glam Guy

Mauricio enjoys a spa treatment from his youngest.

Capitol Cuties

The fam tours some Washington, D.C. monuments.

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