Mauricio Umansky celebrated evading elimination on Tuesday night’s Dancing With the Stars with a dinner date with actress Leslie Rae Bega and his parents, sparking rumors of a potential romance between them.
Days before his estranged wife Kyle Richards, 54, stepped out amid a “cozy” road trip with her rumored flame, 28-year-old country singer Morgan Wade, Mauricio, 53, spent time with Leslie, 56, an employee at his real estate firm, The Agency, and addressed the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“I don’t know about the new season,” Mauricio told E! News on October 5. “I may [watch], I’m not saying I’m not. Everything will happen or not happen, it is what it is.”
While the trailer had been released just hours before the interview, Mauricio hadn’t yet watched.
“I don’t want to watch it because the reality is Kyle and I know where we stand today,” he explained. “We know where we are and it’s been super dramatized and I know that. It has to be in order to be entertaining and capture people’s attention for television.”
Mauricio also doesn’t want to relive things that he and Kyle have already worked past.
“I don’t want to watch it because it’s just going to put me in a place I don’t want to be and I don’t want to see an over dramatization of my own life,” he noted.
According to Mauricio, who shares three daughters with Kyle, including Alexia Umansky, 27, Sophia Umansky, 23, and Portia Umansky, 15, the two of them went through hard times amid production on season 13.
“The reality, is while we were filming it, it was kind of the beginning of us going through a difficult time,” he revealed. “It wasn’t really out there and we weren’t ready to tell the children and we weren’t ready to tell ourselves and we weren’t ready to have all of this, right?”
Mauricio went on to say that when it came to PEOPLE’s July report about his and Kyle’s separation, “somebody spilled the beans.”
“We don’t know who,” he added.
As for his relationship with Leslie, who’s known for her past roles on The Sopranos and Head of the Class, she cheered him on in the DWTS ballroom on Tuesday.
“Supporting Mauricio on Latin night!” she wrote in the caption of an Instagram video. “AND…How fantastic to see Alfonso again after all these years since we did ‘Circus of the [Stars]’ together back when we were child stars growing up!”
Leslie, who is also a realtor at The Agency, was then seen sitting beside him, with her arm around his neck, at dinner with his parents.
“Mauricio celebrates with his Mom, Dad and friend Leslie Rae Bega after Dancing With the Stars,” Georgio Says wrote with a photo shared to his Instagram page.
Following the sharing of the photo, a number of fans weighed in, wondering if something is going on between the two of them.
“So this is his girlfriend and Kyle has hers. Ok … ” one person wrote.
Then, another signaled to their kids.
“How sad their poor kids,” they wrote.
“So Kyle and Mo have officially come out with their new loves?” another wondered.
Dancing With the Stars season 32 airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC and Disney+.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premieres on Wednesday, October 25, at 8/7c on Bravo.