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Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky’s Daughters Delve Into Highs and Lows of Reality TV

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky first brought their kids into the world of reality TV back in 2010, when Kyle was cast on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Since then, the train hasn’t slowed down, with the couple’s children playing major roles in Buying Beverly Hills.

Being the child of a reality star would be hard for anyone. But given the press storm around the family over the last year, the likes of Farrah Brittany, Alexia Umansky, and Sophia Umansky have had it especially rough.

Still, the difficulty in their reality journey hasn’t kept them silent. The daughters have been all too open and honest about what it was like to have cameras around them so constantly – not just as children but even now into their adulthood.

Farrah says the Umansky family is “jaded” about reality TV

Sophia, Alexia, and Farrah all recently sat down with The Los Angeles Times to discuss life with reality TV. Of her choice to appear on BBH, Alexia said, “I was really nervous in the beginning. I remember calling my dad and being like, ‘I don’t know anything. You should not put me on television for real estate. I don’t know anything.’ And he’s like, ‘That’s the best part. That’s so real.’ And when he said that, I was just ‘OK, I guess that’s what we’re in for.’”

Sophia spoke about what it was like to have strangers think they know her and her family. “I still think it’s so surreal when I see someone and they think they know me. When the cameras are there, I don’t feel like they’re there. So then, thinking back, these people [viewers] actually saw what happened – like, I’m not the only one watching this; it’s not just me and my close friends watching. It’s not anything I think I’ll ever get used to, honestly.”

Similarly, Farrah spoke about the second nature of appearing on reality TV. “I think we’re maybe a little jaded because, like Sophia said, we don’t really feel like the cameras are there sometimes. It’s just natural that we know that, yes, this is what we signed up for … I think we were fine to share what we did. I think we were very honest and open … We’re used to this, and it just feels kind of par for the course, in a way.”

Buying Beverly Hills is streaming on Netflix while Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is streaming on Peacock.