Following Monday’s news of Kyle and Mauricio’s separation, the Shahs of Sunset alum signaled to Kyle’s rumored use of Ozempic, which she’s vehemently denied, as former Real Housewives of New York City cast member Bethenny Frankel also weighed in, applauding the couple’s near-30-year relationship as “an accomplishment.”
“Kyle and Mauricio have been together three decades,” Bethenny began in a video shared to her TikTok account earlier this week. “Kyle was in between auditions, I was slinging chopped salads, [Farrah Aldjufrie] was four years old, and Maurice was working in the garment industry. That was many lives ago. They have raised four beautiful children.”
According to Bethenny, relationships are hard “in any situation,” let alone in “the entertainment industry and the jaded town of Beverly Hills.”
“They have had a remarkable relationship, a partnership, a family. They have traveled the world and what an accomplishment to be together that long regardless of what they decide to do with their lives now,” she continued, seemingly giving a nod to the romance rumors regarding Kyle and Morgan Wade. “To just break it down to something scandalous is really cheap because I think it’s honestly so admirable and something to be respected and cherished that a couple would be together for three decades.”
“I’m Team Kyle and Mauricio together, apart and happy or whatever they choose to do with their beautiful family,” she added.
Replying to @Sophie You asked for my opinion… relationships are hard. I think theirs has been a complete success no matter what chapter comes next. #teamkyleandmauricio #rhobh #realhousewives #kylerichards #mauricioumansky #kyleandmauricio #relationships #marriage
“Any time a middle aged man starts going to the gym and taking care of himself, everybody assumes he’s cheating,” GG, 41, wrote in a comment on a July 3 post shared by Page Six’s Instagram account. “Why wasn’t the same assumed here when Kyle started going to the gym (Ozempic) and looking all snack-a-licious all of the sudden.”
While Kyle and Mauricio have denied claims of a divorce, they admitted to marital strife in a joint Instagram statement.
“In regards to the news that came out about us today… Any claims regarding us divorcing are untrue. However, yes, we have had a rough year,” they wrote. “The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously. There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part. Although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately. While it may be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative.”
“Thank you for the love and support. Kyle & Mauricio,” they concluded.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is expected to premiere this fall on Bravo.