Kyle Richards is not afraid to admit that her split with Mauricio Umansky has been tough.
When a fan inquired about her current relationship status, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, got candid about the situation during an Amazon Live Wednesday.
“That’s a very loaded question,” began the reality TV star. She added, “This has been very hard to do [because] it’s playing out with so many people having eyes on us and being in the public eye.”
The mom of four, who is now on a European trip with her estranged husband, stated that the pair still love each other. “Obviously, we care about each other a lot,” she said. “You know, here we are on vacation.”
Her comments come only one week after the former couple shared a family picture with their children while on vacation on a yacht in Italy.
The couple seemed happy with their daughters Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23 and Portia, 15, as well as Farrah Brittany, 34, from her previous marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.
On July 3, PEOPLE was the first to disclose that the couple of 27 years had separated. “Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof,” a source said to the outlet at the time. “They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family.”
On the same day, they issued a statement claiming that no divorce was in the works. “In regards to the news that came out about us today…any claims regarding us divorcing are untrue,” they said in a joint Instagram statement. “However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously.”
They also denied any claims of “wrongdoing” during the relationship. “There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part,” the statement read. “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 don’t create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative.”