The 'Buying Beverly Hills' star has become the first 'Housewives' husband to step on the 'Dancing with the Stars' stage — and he '100 percent' has the support of his family
“You know, we’re hanging in there, we’re working through all of our things, which everybody knows about, and we’re just taking it day by day,” he told Entertainment Tonight Wednesday when the ballroom competition's all-star lineup was announced.
He continued, “We’re trying not to let the press influence us and all of the social media and all of the stuff that’s going on. So we’re trying to just ignore that and figure that ourselves.”
Umansky affirmed, “I can tell you we are both happy.”
The Housewives husband is the first-ever man from the Bravo franchise to dance for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy — something he didn’t realize until he’d signed on. “I feel honored, and I’m glad I could be the one to pave the path for other Househusbands,” he said.
When he takes the floor, Umansky said he’s “100 percent” sure viewers will see his whole family supporting him from the sidelines.
PEOPLE exclusively broke the news of the couple's relationship update in July. "Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof," a source said at the time. "They remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family."
Hours later, the spouses of 27 years offered a joint statement, denying any claims of divorce. "There has been no wrongdoing on anyone's part," they wrote. "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 do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative."
In late August, Richards addressed the split in an Amazon Live with fans: “You know this has been very hard to do [because] it’s playing out with so many people having eyes on us and [with us] being in the public eye.”
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Season 32 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 26 on ABC and will stream on Disney+ and Hulu.
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