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‘Too lame to even respond to’: ‘RHONY’ executive producer slams far-fetched rumor

Andy Cohen doesn't let rumors of RHOBH's Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's separation overshadow RHONY promotion.

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The fan speculation surrounding the marriage of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards and real estate developer Mauricio Umansky almost stole the spotlight from the promotion of the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of New York.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Andy Cohen, the producer of both shows, addressed fan speculation that the sensational rumors about the marital woes of Kyle and Mauricio are merely a publicity stunt to promote the new season of the show by firing back:

“That’s a new one. That’s really stupid, is what it is. That’s too lame to even respond to, I think.”

The rumor mill has been in full swing with whispers that Kyle is in an extramarital relationship with country music star Morgan Wade, whom she connected with on Instagram. However, Kyle has firmly denied any romantic involvement. Moreover, she and Mauricio released a joint statement on Instagram about the state of their marriage in response to the media frenzy, explaining:

“Any claims regarding us divorcing are untrue. However, yes, we have had a rough year. 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.”

The couple tied the knot in 1996 and share three daughters: Alexia, Sophia, and Portia. Mauricio is also the stepfather of Farrah, Kyle’s daughter from her first marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.

Cohen disclosed that Season 13 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will contain intriguing revelations about the Richards/Umansky marriage, as did fellow cast member Garcelle Beauvais. However, she was reluctant to get into specifics. As of 2023, the couple reportedly boasts a shared net worth of $100 million, making them a prominent couple in Beverly Hills society.

The Real Housewives impresario quickly returned to the subject of RHONY, praising its all-new cast, real estate agent Erin Lichy, communications consultant Brynn Whitfield, content developer Sai De Silva, Somali-Canadian model Ubah Hassan, fashion publicist Jessel Taank, and fashion entrepreneur Jenna Lyons.

Both shows sound poised to deliver the signature drama that makes each franchise must-see reality tv. Cohen was determined not to let the rumors about Kyle and Mauricio overshadow the intrigue on The Real Housewives of New York. With all the excitement in store, it will be hard for viewers to resist watching both shows.

The Real Housewives of New York City airs Sunday nights on Bravo at 9:00 p.m. ET and streams on Peacock Mondays at 6:00 a.m. ET.

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