Why Kyle Richards Ended Her Marriage to Ex-Husband Guraish Aldjyfrie and Why They Got a Divorce?

Since the first episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired on Bravo in 2010, people have been able to see into Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s family life.

Over the years, the couple has let cameras follow them as they raised their daughters, grew their businesses, and brought home several new pets. And in 2022, Umansky said that he would have his own real estate show on Netflix called “Buying Beverly Hills,” in which he would be joined by two of their four daughters.

Richards met Umansky in 1994, and two years later, the couple got married. In January 2022, Umansky wrote in an Instagram post, “Happy 26th Anniversary to @kylerichards18.” He then told Richards, “You’re the best wife in the world,” and thanked her for the “beautiful life” they’d built together.

Here’s everything you need to know about Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s relationship, from what they do for charity to what they do on TV with their kids.

Kyle Richards Relationship Timeline

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky met for the first time in 1994. Two years later, they got married.

Kyle Richards Meets Mauricio Umansky and They Get Engaged

Richards met Umansky at a nightclub called Bar One when she was 23 and he was 24. Richards was divorced from her first husband Guraish Aldjufrie, with whom she had a daughter Farrah Aldjufrie in 1988.

The same year they met, Umansky proposed to Richards at Shutters restaurant in Santa Monica, California. He hid a rosebud-shaped ring box in a bouquet of flowers and asked her to smell the flowers to see if they all smelled the same.”

Kyle Richards Marries Mauricio Umansky

After realizing they were expecting, the couple decided to get married in the winter instead of the spring.

Richards told The Knot that because she was pregnant, the wedding was delayed from April to January so that her dress would still fit. She said that she does not wish for a redo. She stated, “I don’t believe in remarriage or vow renewal because I believe we got it right the first time and I don’t want to mess with what works.”

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky Welcome Daughter Alexia

On June 18, 1996, Richards and Mauricio Umansky welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Alexia Umansky. Alexia was Umansky and Richards’ first child together, and Richards’ second child overall.

Mauricio Umansky Launches the Agency

In 2011, Umansky quit his job at Hilton & Hyland to launch The Agency, a real estate company he co-founded with partners Billy Rose and Blair Chang.

According to Curbed, Umansky stated on The Agency’s website at its debut, “I think the conventional real estate brokerage paradigm is flawed.” “You now have a number of tiny businesses operating under one brokerage, all of which are in direct competition with one another.

At The Agency, we’re fostering a culture where agents work together in partnerships and take pride in what their coworkers do rather than trying to find a way to get the better of them. In essence, we are a family who shares joys, sorrows, and struggles.”

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary

Richards reflected on her marriage with Umansky in an Instagram photo 25 years after they said “I do.”

“Our greatest accomplishment is our family,” she wrote. “I still get excited when I hear your car pull into the driveway and sad when we have to spend the night apart. How is that even conceivable? May we continue to grow, learn, explore, experience, and make amazing memories together. I will always love you.”

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky Expand Their Family With a New Puppy

Richards has added a new puppy to the family, named Smokey. This makes the total number of dogs in the house six. Richards and Umansky have other dogs together besides Smokey, including a golden retriever named Bambi, two German shepherds named Luna and River, a Pomeranian named Romeo, and a mixed breed named Storm.

Mauricio Umansky Announces Netflix Series With Daughters

Umansky’s daughters Farrah and Alexia will star in their father’s own reality show. The fall premiere of the Netflix real estate series Buying Beverly Hills will delve into the high-stakes world of Beverly Hills’ premium real estate market. Agents Santiago Arana, Ben Belack, Joey Ben-Zvi, Jon Grauman, Brandon Graves, Allie Lutz Rosenberger, Melissa Platt, and Sonika Vaid appear in the first season’s eight episodes.

Kyle Richards Divorce

All of that changed in a recent BravoTV sneak peek in which Kyle decides to discuss her divorce. While Guraish has made a few visits to celebrate Farrah’s achievements throughout the years, nothing is known about what precipitated their divorce in the early 1990s.

“My ex-husband never remarried,” Kyle explained to the group, adding, “And I feel so horrible because he’s such a lovely man.” Kyle, whose style has developed on RHOBH, acknowledges she wasn’t ready for such a large commitment at that moment in her life when they separated.

“He adored me. We have a lovely daughter together. I adored him. “I was just too young to be married,” Kyle explained. Despite their premature divorce, she claimed to have genuine feelings for Guraish. “We both always prioritize Farrah,” she added.