Why Did Farrah Aldjufrie and Alex Manos Break Up? She Opened Up About It on 'Buying Beverly Hills'

"My gut was telling me something, and I think I made the right choice."

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Apr. 8 2024, Updated 1:28 p.m. ET

Back in fall 2023, not long after it had been announced that Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky had split, rumors began circulating that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s daughter Farrah Aldufrie had called it quits with her fiancé, Alex Manos.

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After viewers learned that the Buying Beverly Hills agent and her partner of five years had seemingly ended their engagement, many wondered what caused them to part ways.

So, why did Farrah and Alex break up? Keep reading to find out!

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Why did Farrah Aldjufrie and Alex Manos break up?

First, let's go back to the beginning...

Farrah, who also goes by Farrah Brittany professionally, began dating Alex, the owner and president of Beverly Hills Car Club, in 2018. The couple dated for three years before Alex popped the question in November 2021.

“My baby @farrahbritt is getting married!” Kyle wrote on Instagram in November 2021 to announce the engagement. “We love Alex so much and couldn’t be happier!!”

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Fans of Bravo's RHOBH and Netflix's Buying Beverly Hills watched as Farrah and Alex moved forward with their wedding planning while filming their reality shows. However, in 2023, Farrah’s Instagram followers suspected something was off when years passed without Farrah nor anyone in her famous family announcing a wedding date.

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In addition to not posting about her main squeeze since the 2022 holidays, Farrah went on to mention in April 2023 that planning their big day wasn’t what the real estate boss expected. While defending rumors that her mother, Kyle, uses Ozempic, Farrah briefly opened up about her wedding plans and said she was “taking my time” regarding wedding planning.

“Planning is not going great,” she confessed to E! News on April 18, 2023. “I’m one of those girls. I’m not a bridezilla, and I am just taking my time. I know the clock’s ticking, but I’m taking my time.”

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Then, in August 2023, Farrah raised suspicions even further when she was spotted without her engagement ring during a family trip to Italy. While neither Farrah nor Alex confirmed that she didn’t have her ring on because there was trouble in the water, an insider close to the couple claimed that “the dynamic of their relationship had changed” after Farrah finally got the desired proposal.

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"She waited a long time for the engagement," the source shared with The Messenger in September 2023. "And the dynamic of their relationship had changed."

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Some social media users started to suspect that Farrah was "soft-launching" her and Alex’s breakup on her Instagram account.

Fast-forward to March 2024 and all the promo surrounding the Season 2 premiere of Buying Beverly Hills, and more answers finally came to light. First off, Farrah confirmed in an interview with ET that she and Alex had split — and she said viewers would see things play out during the season. "Very sensitive subject to be playing out on TV, but it is what it is," she said.

"It was really hard," Farrah said. "The whole season, I was dealing with a lot, obviously, trying to focus on my career having so much going on in the family, in my own personal relationship."

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"I guess it was a slow sort of unraveling of two people that love each other very, very much, but actually weren't seeing eye to eye on a few things," she added. "We decided to go our separate ways, unfortunately, but no bad blood there, and I'm just focusing on me and my family. I don't have — and work — the energy to be thinking about much else right now."

In an episode of Season 2 of Buying Beverly Hills, viewers watched as Farrah opened up more about the breakup, telling a co-worker in one scene that it was "the hardest decision I've ever had to make," but that "my gut was telling me something, and I think I made the right choice." She also said that after seeing her mom and stepdad part ways, it made her "rethink everything" and left her feeling "jaded" on the idea of marriage.

"I am just focusing on getting through each day," she said.

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