Following his unexpected elimination from Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday, Mauricio Umansky provided an update on his relationship with his estranged wife Kyle Richards. Fans masquerading as Mauricio, 53, and her supposed girlfriend, Morgan Wade, 28, for Halloween caused Kyle, 54, to react, as Mauricio acknowledged that she was closer to partner Emma Slater, 34, than she was to her previous partners in the dancing competition. In addition, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had their 13th season premiere in front of the most viewership of any Real Housewives series since 2020.
According to a November 1 report from The Wrap, the October 25 episode of RHOBH premiered to 2.5 million total viewers, with 1.2 million in the key demo, which is viewers between the ages of 18 and 49.
This was up 7% in total viewers and 12% in key demo viewers from its season 12 premiere in May 2022.
As confirmed by Nielsen’s live-plus-three-day viewing figures, the episode also scored big on Peacock, where it became the most-watched Bravo next-day season premiere in both total viewers and key demo viewers.
One week after the season premiere, which saw tension between Mauricio and Kyle, Kyle surfaced on her Instagram Story, where she reshared a post of a couple of fans dressing as her and Morgan for Halloween.
Kyle attached Morgan’s song “Fall In Love With Me” to the message.
Fans of RHOBH will remember that Kyle played Morgan’s romantic interest in the music video for the song, despite the two of them continuing to refute reports of a romance.
While Kyle was reposting the Halloween ensembles of the fans, Mauricio was performing his final dance on Dancing With the Stars and providing an update on their romance.
“Since I last updated you guys, we’ve both been extremely busy. We’re still in communication, and together, we’ll determine the course of that journey.” On October 31, Mauricio said to Extra TV, “You never know.”
According to Mauricio, he’s not looking forward to RHOBH playing out and has no plans to tune in.
“I haven’t watched it yet. Look, I am not going to let any noise get into my head and just listen to it. I’m not watching,” he stated. “I haven’t watched it. I told Kyle last night I wasn’t watching it and I’m not going to watch it, and that’s the end of the story.”
While Mauricio confirmed he will not be watching the show, Emma explained why they felt a need to address dating rumors that surfaced after they were photographed holding hands during a dinner date in Beverly Hills.
“I think people run away with a narrative and we wanted to make sure we were heard. We are really great friends. There is nothing new to report. That’s why we did it. I also form really close bonds with all my partners,” she explained.
But Mauricio interjected.
“Not as close as me,” he noted.
Emma went on, “It’s a very close-contact sport.” “You learn to know one another and support one another. It’s a really lovely and encouraging atmosphere.
Mauricio acknowledged in the Extra TV interview that he was taken aback by being sent home.
I was taken aback. He said, “I’m not going to lie.”
Emma continued, “We try our hardest to… Never before have I had greater confidence that my partner is giving it his all.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.