BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE) – Mauricio Umansky and Kyle Richards cheating allegations strike RHOBH tonight. Mauricio Umansky did not cheat on Kyle Richards, the couple has since told news. But Bravo this season will push a storyline “did Mauricio Umansky cheat on Kyle Richards”, and “did Kyle’s husband Mauricio cheat on her”. In remains unclear how Bravo viewers will react to the latest rehash of a frequent fabricated Housewives theme.
Mauricio Umansky did not cheat on Kyle Richards. And neither did Todd on Kandi Burruss, Rodolfo on Karent Sierra, Joe on Teresa Giudice, or Apollo on Phaedra Parks. But Bravo keeps on airing fabricated cheating, mistress, affair storylines on their Housewives shows season to season. Of note, there is report that yet a similar storyline will be used on RHONY next season as well.
Why does this fake theme keep appearing on Housewives shows? That remains unclear. But Kyle and Mauricio issued a news statement months ago when the fabricated tale appeared in tabloid The Star. “We are both saddened and disgusted that people would invent these utterly absurd stories for profit in an obvious attempt to attack and hurt our family. Equally disgusting are publications that will knowingly print lies.”
Reports claim that the “cheating” storyline will be unveiled during one of the final trips of the Beverly Hills season, much like how it struck Karent Sierra during her trip last season on Miami Housewives, and how it struck Teresa Giudice two seasons ago on New Jersey Housewives.
If the format seems a bit predictable, this one apparently takes an unusual turn. Brandi tells the ladies in previews tonight “Kyle there is this story about Mauricio cheating. What is up with that?” Lisa Vanderpump is seen telling Ken Todd “I don’t know if it is true”. And Kyle Richards is left in tears shouting “– all of you!”
Unconfirmed reports claim that, shortly after the “cheating” claims were raised during a Housewives trip, several of the women turned against Lisa Vanderpump in support of Kyle Richards. For now, Kyle and Mauricio are still together, very much in love, and retuning tonight on RHOBH.