Netflix confirmed the news to PEOPLE, saying “Kyle will indeed appear in Buying Beverly Hills season 2.” She did not appear in season 1.
Production on the new season, an insider says, is still ongoing. The series, which premiered in 2022, follows Umansky and his team of agents — including daughters Farrah, 34, and Alexia, 26 — as they navigate the high-stakes world of luxury real estate.
It’s unclear whether season 2 will cover Richards and Umansky’s relationship. They’re also expected to appear on season 13 of RHOBH, though filming for that season has already wrapped.
PEOPLE reported the news of Richards and Umansky’s separation on Monday. The pair, a source said, “have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof.” While they don’t plan to divorce just yet, “they remain amicable as they figure out what’s next for them and their family.”
Later that day, Richards, 54, and Umansky, 53, released a joint statement on Instagram addressing their marital status.
“In regards to the news that came out about us today… Any claims regarding divorcing are untrue,” they said. “However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously.”
“There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part,” the statement continued. “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.”
The Halloween actress and the real estate mogul first met in 1994. Richards was divorced from her first husband Guraish Aldjufrie, with whom she had daughter Farrah (née Aldjufrie). After marrying in January 1996, the couple went on to welcome three daughters: Alexia, Sophia, 23 and Portia, 15.
Their family made their public debut in 2010 when they appeared on Bravo’s RHOBH. Richards has remained a regular cast member for 13 seasons on the reality show so far, and the couple often assured fans that they were witnessing their authentic relationship on the screen.
“We’re the same, with or without cameras. We’re just super real and we know each other and we’re real,” Umansky told PEOPLE in March 2013. “We don’t have any secrets to hide. That’s one thing we talked about, the skeletons in the closet, and we can handle our worst skeletons.”
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Buying Beverly Hills debuted in November 2022 on Netflix.
Last year, Alexia told PEOPLE she was “really, really nervous about all the little mistakes I made” while filming the reality series. “It’s really scary putting your career out there for people to see, especially when you’re trying so hard to make it and prove something,” she said.
She went on to note that she was worried that clients may “think differently” of using her as their agent, with mistakes “that might seem silly” on the show.
“It really made me feel proud of my mom and these women who do what they’ve been doing for so long,” Alexia shared. “I think what shocked me the most [about making Buying Beverly Hills] was just how it was really emotionally exhausting and there was just so much to do and so much to put out there. All I can say is that it was definitely difficult for me, but enjoyable nonetheless.”
Meanwhile, Richards and Umansky have been making some major real estate moves of their own recently. They sold their Bel Air home in January 2022 for $6.1 million after more than 4 years on and off the market. They also listed their vacation home in Aspen, Colorado, for $9.75 million in June 2022.
In 2017, they bought a home in Encino after Richards said she “fell out of love” with Beverly Hills.