Taylor Armstrong weighed in on her longtime friend Kyle Richards’ shocking separation from husband Mauricio Umansky.
Appearing on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” Tuesday, the “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, 52, gushed over the estranged couple whom she has known for over a decade.
“You know how much I love Kyle, and I want Kyle to be happy,” Armstrong said of her former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-star.
“I love them both so much and I know that they’re always going to love each other. I want everyone to be happy. I’m so neutral on that whole issue.”
Armstrong struck up a friendship with the mom of four during her time on “RHOBH” in the show’s first three seasons.
After a brief hiatus from TV, Armstrong moved to Orange County and now frequently appears on “RHOC” as a “friend of a housewife.”
Page Six confirmed on July 3 that Richards and Umansky, who tied the knot in January 1996, decided to separate after 27 years of marriage.
The fan-favorite couple admitted to a “challenging” year in a joint Instagram statement, writing, “We both love and respect each other tremendously. … There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part.”
Some of Richards’ “RHOBH” co-stars have since weighed in on the separation, with Garcelle Beauvais telling “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” viewers in July that she and co-star Sutton Stracke had been “suspicious” of the couple.
Meanwhile, Erika Jayne insisted that Richards and Umansky are not parting ways.
“I’m going to let Kyle really explain, but they’re not splitting,” Jayne said with certainty in a July Billboard interview. “They have had a very hard time. They’ve acknowledged that.”
Jayne — who is still dealing with the aftermath of her own messy split from disgraced former attorney Tom Girardi — said it’s “best” for Richards to “tell her own story.”
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Shortly after news of their separation came to light, Richards and Umansky released a joint statement clarifying that any reports of them “divorcing are untrue.”
“However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage,” the couple added.
The Bravolebrities share three daughters together: Alexia, 27, Sophia, 23, and Portia, 15. Umansky also helped raise Farrah Brittany, 34, whom Richards welcomed in her first marriage to Guraish Aldjufrie.
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The pair are still on great terms and even vacationed together with their daughters in Italy last month.
Their dolce vita getaway came weeks after they spent the Fourth of July together.
What’s more, the estranged couple have remained amicable on Instagram, with The Agency co-founder even gushing over Richards’ steamy music video with country singer Morgan Wade when it came out on Aug. 10.
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