Kyle Richards’ husband, Mauricio Umansky, has a history of health issues

Kyle Richards’ husband, Mauricio Umansky, has been a fan favorite of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since the show’s first season. Umansky’s relaxed manner complemented Richards, who often got into arguments with the other housewives. The broker’s affable nature enabled him to get along with the other husbands such as Ken Todd and PK Kemsley. In fact, fans love Umansky so much that he’s earned a spot on our list of best real housewives husbands, coming in second.

It’s been over a decade since “RHOBH” first aired, and it looks like Umansky hasn’t aged much. The 52-year-old appears to be in top form and still has fans swooning over him. In July 2021, Richards shared an Instagram snap of Umansky in a bathing suit and one fan replied: “[Kyle Richards] Please clone your husband.” Another wrote, “Mauricio stole the picture.”

Umansky has posted his own photo of his impressive home gym on social media, revealing that he keeps in shape with a variety of exercises, including peloton workouts. However, despite his active lifestyle, Umansky was not always the image of health.

Mauricio Umansky had a rare disease

Unknown to many fans, Mauricio Umansky was diagnosed with a rare condition called neutropenia at the age of six months, per Bravo. According to the Mayo Clinic, neutropenia occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, leaving the body vulnerable to infections. The illness left Umansky’s immune system weakened, and he required frequent hospitalizations during the early years of his life.

Umansky’s mother, Dr. Estella Sneider, shared extensively on Facebook how his illness affected him and her family. Describing how Umansky was born prematurely, she wrote, “From the moment he was born, he had fluctuating temperatures, diarrhea, and hernias (tissue that bulges out of a weak spot in the abdominal wall).” Umansky was aging had surgery when he was just a month old, and at six months old his doctor told Sneider that he might have neutropenia, which was later confirmed at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Over the course of four years, Umansky was hospitalized several times, and Sneider stated that he had “only a 3% cure rate on his side to overcome the disease”. Miraculously, after the age of four, Umansky overcame neutropenia and led a healthy life.

Mauricio Umansky was hospitalized again

In February 2019, Mauricio Umansky underwent another operation, but this time for a more harmless reason. Umansky shared an Instagram picture of herself on a hospital bed wearing a disposable hair net. “Was there for meniscus repair and came out like a champ. thank you dr elattrache. By the way, he took care of Tom Brady’s knee. Good hands,” he wrote. Umansky’s mother, Dr. Estella Sneider replied: “Great attitude! Definitely came out a champion! love [you]! I’m glad I came home from Israel and was able to be with you.”

Since his surgery, Umansky appears to have healed well and is back to active life. In October 2021, he posted a photo of himself rappelling down a building for charity. The caption read: “Take the leap to fight homelessness! For the second year in a row, our agents and staff have abseiled 24 floors to raise funds to help fight homelessness.” Umansky is also an avid golfer, and his repaired meniscus has undoubtedly improved his swing.