It's over for Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky after 27 years. On July 3, People magazine broke the news that the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star and the founder of luxury real estate brokerage The Agency had separated. "Kyle and Mauricio have been separated for a while now but are still living under the same roof," a source close to the pair told the magazine, adding that the Bravo stars — who share three daughters (Kyle also has another daughter from her first marriage) — "remain amicable as they figure out what's next for them and their family."
A few hours later, the couple confirmed the separation in a statement but maintained that the aren't divorcing. "However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously," they said. "There has been no wrongdoing on anyone's part. 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." That "narrative" could be a reference to Kyle's close friendship with country music singer Morgan Wade.
Friends, including Erika Jayne, have said the two are "not splitting."
On July 2, a video went viral of a woman having a meltdown while aboard an American Airlines flight. Among those on the plane? Legendary comedian Carrot Top. Video showed the woman screaming while walking toward the front of the aircraft before takeoff. In a profanity-laced outburst, she explained why she wanted to get off the plane. "I don't give two f****, but I am telling you right now — that mother****** back there is NOT real," she said while pointing toward the back of the aircraft. She gave no details as to who the supposed imaginary person was. "You can sit on this plane, and you can die with them or not. I'm not going to," she added. Video of the incident has been seen more than 14 million times on TikTok.
On Instagram, Carrot Top called the woman a "nutjob who lost her mind in front of the whole plane." Because of the incident, the plane was de-boarded in Dallas, Texas. During the impromptu flight delay, the comedian claimed the whole thing began after the woman "lost her earbud." He added, "I hope you're having a relaxing evening behind bars in Dallas, Texas, and hope you enjoyed your little stunt." Carrot Top complimented American Airlines for how it handled the situation. On July 5, he spoke about how much interest there was in the incident. "Not in my entire career [have I] had more people ask me about one incident than this — or being on Joe Rogan," he said.
Disturbing pics and video
Heather Locklear is back on the bottle again, according to a new report. "Heather is drinking," a source alleged to DailyMail.com, which on July 5 published images of the actress looking disheveled and distressed in late June. "The family is very worried. Everyone feels helpless." A video that surfaced showing Heather behaving erratically was also disturbing as it showed her walking along the elevated ledge of an office building and steadying herself by holding on to pillars in order to avoid a steep drop onto the asphalt below. She was talking to herself in a second video. "Tequila has always been her drink," a source told the outlet. "She can't stay away from it." An insider also alleged that the actress "obsesses over her weight" and is taking the popular diabetes drug Ozempic to slim down. Thus far, she's apparently down 40 pounds. In 2019, People magazine reported that the "Melrose Place" actress — who got sober in 2019 — had been to rehab "more than 20 times."
Mental health break
Bowen Yang of "Saturday Night Live" fame announced that he's taking a break from his podcast, "Las Culturistas," to treat "bad bouts of depersonalization" — a condition marked by a belief that things around him aren't real. "Taking a very short break from ['Las Culturistas']. Bad bouts of depersonalization are f****** me up bad, but I am doing my best to get better!" he wrote on his Instagram Story, as reported by Page Six. "Please take care, be soon." Depersonalization, often associated with people who've experienced trauma, is a psychological condition in which people have out-of-body experiences that cause them to believe that things around them aren't real, according to the Mayo Clinic.
She's out. "Smallville" actress Allison Mack was quietly released from prison on July 3 after serving two years behind bars. In 2021, the actress — a member of NXIVM, a cult-like multi-level marketing company that authorities said preyed on vulnerable women — was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges for her role in a sex-trafficking case that saw NXIVM's leader, Keith Raniere, sent to prison for 120 years. Before her sentencing, Allison called her involvement with NXIVM "the biggest mistake and greatest regret of my life."
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Livin' La Vida single. On July 6, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef announced that they are divorcing after six years of marriage. "We have decided to end our marriage with love, respect and dignity for our children and honoring what we have experienced as a couple all these wonderful years," they told People magazine in a statement. "Our greatest desire now is to continue having a healthy family dynamic and a relationship centered on peace and friendship to continue the joint upbringing of our children, preserving the respect and love we have for each other." The Puerto Rican Grammy winner and the Syrian-Swedish artist share two children together. Ricky also is also the father to twin sons Matteo and Valentino, who were born via surrogate in 2008.
Vacating the premises
On July 5, a judge ruled that Kevin Costner's estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, must vacate their shared $145 million family home by the end of July. Period. Christine has remained in the home since filing for divorce on May 1 despite a clause in their prenuptial agreement requiring her to leave within 30 days. The "Yellowstone" star's ex has stated that she would leave the home at the end of August as long as Kevin made child support payments for the three kids they share. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Kevin is currently offering $51,940 in monthly child support, a number Christina is scoffing at, equating it to crumbs. The number, she says, is "completely inappropriate." Christine claims there is just no way she can find a home suitable for herself and the kids for a measly $52,000 a month (which equates to $624,000 a year.) She has previously asked for $248,000 a month, noting that she and the children are used to having a team of people around to take care of things. The kids, she explains, are accustomed to a lifestyle that can't be provided on just $52,000 a month.
Red carpet official
Things are official between Robert Irwin and Rorie Buckley, the niece of late actor Heath Ledger. On July 3, the son of late "Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin and his widow, Terri Irwin, and Rorie made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Australian premiere of "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One" in Sydney. The young couple was first romantically linked in late 2022.
On July 2, WWE star Logan Paul proposed to Danish model Nina Agdal on the terrace of the Hotel Passalacqua in Lake Como, Italy, DailyMail.com reported. Their engagement came a month after the social media star and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model celebrated their one-year dating anniversary.