Mauricio Umansky Offers Dating Update and Discusses “Challenges” of Filming Buying Beverly Hills Amid Split From Kyle, Plus Farrah Shares How She and Sisters are Coping

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Mauricio Umansky Offers Dating Update and Discusses “Challenges” of Filming Buying Beverly Hills Amid Split From Kyle, Plus Farrah Shares How She and Sisters are Coping

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Is Mauricio Umansky dating?

Following a months-long separation from his estranged wife, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, Mauricio, 53, offered an update on his relationship status as he also discussed the challenges he and Kyle, 55, faced amid filming on the second season of his Netflix reality show, Buying Beverly Hills, and step-daughter Farrah Aldjufrie, 35, Kyle’s oldest child, revealed how she and her sisters are coping with the split.

“I’m spending a lot of time by myself and kind of getting to learn myself and enjoy myself,” Mauricio told E! News. “I’ve been enjoying that process. I’m not in a rush to do anything at the moment. Not in a rush—period. I am enjoying the journey and I’m learning from myself.”

After making it clear that he is not yet ready to date, Mauricio said he’s instead putting his energy into his real estate firm, The Agency, which is at the center of Buying Beverly Hills.

“I’m just taking it a day at a time,” he explained.

During another interview, Mauricio said that while he and Kyle had a “choice” to “pretend that [their breakup] wasn’t happening” during filming on season two, they chose to be real with their audience.

“I think that would’ve been awkward on television,” he admitted to PEOPLE. “The reality is that we are going through our issues after being married for 28, 29 years. We did it and we chose to put it on camera and it was great, and now the audience gets to see the way that we interacted with each other.”

“There were definitely challenges. It was happening, it was real life,” he continued, sharing that fans will see “real life issues that happen all the time” in marriages.

As for how Mauricio and Kyle’s three daughters, Alexia Umansky, 27, Sophia Umansky, 24, and Portia Umansky, 16, have been doing amid the split, Farrah said they are now living in a “whole new world.”

“But I think we’re very evolved, we’re very resilient,” she clarified to E! News. “Our parents are humans and they are experiencing life. Things are changing and we’re just trying to adapt and be empathetic towards everybody’s experiences, be understanding and be supportive, even though it is very unusual and different.”

“We just want everyone to be happy,” she added.

Buying Beverly Hills season two begins streaming on Friday, March 22, on Netflix.

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