Former besties Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump were both in attendance at BravoCon 2023, and while the two may not have interacted directly, they each spent the three-day weekend being asked about one another. What’s more, in spite of their rocky past, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules cast members both had some kind words to say.
Lisa shared a particularly sweet message while reflecting on Kyle and Mauricio Umansky’s ongoing separation. The former couple’s split was confirmed by Kyle herself on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen wollowing Oct. 25’s RHOBH Season 13 premiere.
To see what Lisa had to say — as well as how Kyle reacted to Lisa’s words — keep reading.
Lisa Vanderpump’s Reaction to Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s Separation
Speaking to E! News about Kyle and Mauricio’s separation on day two of BravoCon 2023, Lisa said, “I feel empathy for the fact that it was a union that was very special. And she loved him; I know they loved each other very much.”
Lisa also acknowledged how the split must be affecting Kyle and Mauricio’s daughters: Farrah Brittany (who Kyle shares with ex-husband Guraish Aldjufrie), Alexia, Sophia, and Portia (who she shares with Mauricio). As she put it, “With four girls, it must be very, very difficult.”
“I’ve had my problems with [Kyle], but I just see it as more than that. I see it as a relationship I respected,” Lisa concluded before referencing her own marriage to Ken Todd. “And I’ve been married forever and a day, and relationships are hard to navigate.”
Kyle Richards’ Response to Lisa Vanderpump Weighing In on Her and Mauricio Umansky’s Separation
Andy Cohen filled Kyle in on Lisa’s message during BravoCon Live‘s “Dynamic Duos” episode, which aired Nov. 6. Reacting, Kyle said, “Well, I thought that was very sweet of her to say.”
“She also has a long, successful marriage,” she continued. “I still consider my marriage with Mauricio a success. We’re still a love story. I love him very much.”
Kyle expressed a similar sentiment in an interview with Page Six, once again stating her belief that she and Lisa have both had “successful” marriages. “
“And even the way we’re handling it now,” she added, “I feel like we’re doing it the right way as best as we possibly can.”
Are Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky getting divorced?
On BravoCon Live, Kyle took the opportunity to clarify her current status with Mauricio after admitting she previously “misspoke” on the BravoCon 2023 carpet. “Two times, I had to correct someone when they said ‘divorce,’ I said, ‘separated,'” Kyle explained. “And then I went and said it, and then it went everywhere, so that was my bad. We’re still amicable.”