Even though Mauricio Umansky is getting ready for his 13th season on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, that doesn’t mean he’s involved in any of the drama with the cast. He does his best to stay away from it, though.
Last week, the husband from Buying Beverly Hills went on a podcast and talked about how he and the other husbands on the show deal with their wives’ problems. He also called the Bravo reality show “toxic” and talked about why he thinks it has caused so many divorces.
“We don’t let it get to us. We’ve made that pact a long long time ago,” Mauricio revealed of himself and his fellow husbands on the December 8 episode of the Side Piece With Melissa Pfeister podcast. “They’re gonna go up and down. They’re gonna have to get back together because they have to film again. So at the end of the day, it’s part of the game, but we’ve all just decided that we’re not gonna participate on that.”
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Even though Mauricio doesn’t take part in RHOBH’s drama, his wife has for years. During all of those years, they have talked about Kyle’s continued participation.
“We talk about it all the time and the truth is, it’s a bit of a toxic show,” he admitted. “There’s no question about that, right? So many people have opinions and it’s their obsession [so] you kinda just have to tune everything out, go about your business, entertain people and keep living life and not let it get to you.”
When asked why he thinks there have been so many divorces among the Real Housewives cast, Mauricio, a real estate agent, said that it’s all about reflection.
@KyleRichards I do hope a Instagram post I saw this morning is Fake News or Idol Gossip. That you an your Gorgeous Husband who’s very successful etc Are getting a Divorce. My Advice would be Sort it out. Don’t through away what has been a very supportive partner &super Dad
— Eve Thain Lawrence (@Eve54Marie) December 20, 2022
“They get to see themselves on television, and they get to see the relationship of what it is themselves, and a lot of people have a perception of their own relationship being different than what it is, and then they see it because they watch it and then that causes the divorce,” he shared.
“You’re watching the way you act, your wife acts, the way the relationship is between the two of you, and you get to reflect and see it from a different perspective. And when you do that, you start realising, ‘Holy sh-t.’”
Mauricio said that when he has to deal with fake people on RHOBH, he “doesn’t pay too much attention” to it. Instead, he talks about how close he is with Paul “PK” Kemsley and Harry Hamlin, two of the other husbands.
“The husbands on [RHOBH] are pretty authentic, so I get along with all of them really well, and [RHOBH], I think more than some of the other ones, it’s really about the women, and we’re just in the background and having fun and being supportive,” he noted.
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“But I developed some amazing friendships. PK and Harry, they’ve become really good friends of mine. I love them, and they’re just great people.”
“One thing that I do is not get caught up in the B.S. I just let it go,” he continued. “You start getting caught up on it, you start driving yourself bananas. You just can’t. If I got caught up in it, I wouldn’t be able to build the business I built. There’s no way I’d have the mentality to do it.”
Also, Mauricio said on the podcast that he always tries to be “super supportive” of Kyle’s role on the show. “[I] let her talk, let her vent, let her talk about it, listen,” he shared.
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“You know, that’s one of the most important things is to actually listen. I think her biggest frustration is when I am tuned out, and she wants to talk about it, and I have my mind on business and other stuff… That’s hard.”
And, as for giving his wife advice, Mauricio said, “Anytime I’ve tried to give advice back… It just doesn’t come off good. So I just don’t do it.”