Kyle And Mauricio Are Now The Most Heartbreaking Couple To Fall Victim To Housewives Curse

A "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" couple is calling it quits — the latest to fall victim to the so-called "Housewives" divorce curse. A source close to Mauricio Umansky and Kyle Richards told People that their 27-year marriage has effectively ended. "Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof," the unnamed informant said. "They remain amicable as they figure out what's next for them and their family."

Richards, 54, and Umansky, 53, met in 1994 and wed in 1996, according to Stylecaster. Their first daughter, Alexia, was born in 1996 just months after the wedding. Daughters Sophia, born in 2000, and Portia, born in 2008, followed. Richards has another daughter, Farrah Aldjufrie, born in 1989, from her previous marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.

Along with designer Shahida Clayton, Richards created a luxury resort and loungewear brand, "Kyle + Shahida," with items made of "high-tech natural materials," according to its website. Meanwhile, Umansky is the founder and CEO of The Agency, a billion-dollar brokerage firm. He has sold nearly $5 billion in real estate while holding "the distinction of selling the most homes in the country priced above $20M," according to The Agency's website. Yet, while they were both building their own individual empires, it seems their relationship was crumbling.

Cursed... or is there truth behind rumors?

A supposed curse haunts the many couples of the "Real Housewives" franchise. A total of 47 couples across the 10 American cities featured in the franchise — there are additional international editions — have split prior to the Mauricio Umansky and Kyle Richards separation, reported Us Weekly. Kyle, herself, referenced the "jinx" on couples fromthe reality series during an appearance on "Watch What Happens Live," according to the outlet. Reality TV stardom often takes a toll on those in the limelight, including Richards. The "Real Housewives" changed her marriage, while transforming her life. 

Curses aside, a more concrete reason may be at the root of Richards and Umansky's marriage. Rumors suggest that Richards has been spending time with (and might be dating) country singer Morgan Wade. "They also allegedly have matching heart tattoos," TMZ reported. 

"I feel like if you've been married for 20 years in BH it's like being married for 100 years somewhere else because it's so unheard of... so I'm very proud of that, I am," Richards said on Season 6 of "RHOBH." And with at least part of this drama likely to play out on an upcoming season of "RHOBH," we can't wait to tune into all the details of their split.