While his estranged wife, Kyle Richards, visited BravoCon in Las Vegas over the weekend, Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater were spotted walking into a nightclub in Los Angeles “arm-in-arm.” It was during this event that she seemed to make a remark about their “divorce.”
The 54-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member admitted over the weekend that her “divorce” has been difficult, despite the couple’s previous denials that they are divorcing. She also said on Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge’s podcast that Mauricio’s explanation for why he was seen holding Emma’s hand late last month was “strange.”
“Listen, we are separated. So, we’re allowed to do what we want,” Kyle noted on the November 4 episode of Two Ts in a Pod, via Page Six. “It’s just, you know, strange to see. I don’t know. We were married for almost 28 years. So, that’s hard to see.”
As RHOBH fans may recall, Mauricio, 53, and Emma, 34, stepped out for dinner in Beverly Hills, where they were caught holding hands, on October 23. They were quickly met with dating rumors, which they denied in a joint video on Instagram.
Over dinner, we got to talking about the last week. After dinner, we were reminiscing about the previous week when I reached out to hold Emma’s hand. She took mine, and we proceeded to walk to the cars. Emma acknowledged that their time spent together on Dancing With the Stars has given them a “special bond.” “Just recapping and summarizing,” Mauricio said.
Still, after saying on Watch What Happens Live that she was “hurt” and “taken aback” by the pics of Mauricio and Emma, Kyle denied claims of hypocrisy involving her relationship with Morgan Wade, 28, to Teddi, 42, and Tamra, 56.
“I’ve seen people say, ‘Oh, but you’ve been running around with your friend.’ First of all … there’s no weird pictures of me with anybody on the internet at all,” Kyle stated.
As for Mau’s chemistry with Emma, Kyle said it isn’t “easy” for her to see.
“I really wanted him to do well and I voted for them every week, and you know, I was very supportive,” she explained. “With that said, it’s a lot, you know, it really is.”
“[We’re] allowed to do what [we] each want to do,” Kyle added, but they should keep it “under wraps.”
Despite Mauricio and Kyle’s insistence that they are trying to save their marriage, Kyle appeared to stumble and pronounce “divorce” in a BravoCon interview.
I’ve experienced a lot in the past year. You are changed by it. My best buddy committed suicide, and going through my divorce and other life changes altered me. It’s changed me as a person, but it’s also made me stronger,” she said to TMZ.
Mauricio was back home in Los Angeles, with Emma at his side, while his estranged wife was in Las Vegas. The former DWTS couple was seen in pictures posted on November 5 at the Koreatown club Line Hotel, where they entered “arm-in-arm” with a female companion by their side.
Mauricio allegedly put his hand on Emma’s back at one point in the evening — and they looked “very chummy” together as they smiled and chatted with friends.
As for kissing or hand-holding, there was none of that.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.