The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsDorit Kemsley and husband Paul “PK” Kemsley are separated after nine years of marriage. The Bravo star announced the news via Instagram on Thursday, May 9, seven months after In Touch first reported that the two were “living separate lives.”

“We as a couple have been subject to a lot of speculation about our marriage. We have had our struggles over the last few years and continue to work through them as two people who love each other and share two amazing children together,” the couple wrote in a joint statement. “To safeguard our deep friendship and maintain a harmonious environment for our children we have made the mutual and difficult decision to take some time apart and reevaluate our relationship while we prioritize our children.” 

Dorit, 47, and PK, 56, share kids Jagger and Phoenix

The reality star couple’s marriage woes came to a head during season 10 of RHOBH. The cast filmed in early 2023 and the season premiered that October. At the time, In Touch reported on Dorit and PK’s marriage woes after he was photographed without his wedding ring on separate occasions.

“They’ve been living separate lives for about two months after she ended it. Paul is apparently ‘heartbroken,’” a source exclusively told In Touch in an October 25, 2023, report, noting that PK was living at the Beverly Hills Hotel at the time. “She’s been telling people that she fell out of love with him but they agreed to keep it a secret for now so it doesn’t affect the show.”

The pair quickly responded to the report in a joint statement.

“We remain committed to working through these issues as a united couple for our family. We have not separated nor are we planning to do so,” Dorit and PK wrote. “Rather, we are focused on healing, making changes and doing the things that many couples have to do at some point in their marriage.”

Fans watched the downfall of Dorit and PK’s marriage in the following months during RHOBH season 13. From a failed surprise evening to couples therapy and differing parenting styles, the bad was outweighing the good in their marriage.

Naturally, fans were quickly convinced that Dorit and PK split after filming and speculated a divorce on social media. However, the TV personalities continued to defend the bond of their marriage.

“We’ve had a difficult couple of years post-home invasion. I’ve been through a lot of stuff personally and, of course, it has affected our marriage. We’ve been very open and honest about it,” the Beverly Beach designer told Entertainment Tonight in November 2023. “We’ve had a difficult couple of years, and we are still working things out. But we are good.”

During part 2 of the RHOBH season 13 reunion, Dorit got raw about her rough patch with PK and peeled back layers to their marriage.

“PK was drinking a lot, and he’s a drinker. I just think that it’s very difficult to have clear-headed conversations when he’s drinking so much,” the reality star admitted of her husband who skipped the reunion. “He gave up drinking. He’s actually been sober for, I think, 49 days. That was a very pivotal moment.”

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