‘RHOBH’: Kathy Hilton Confirmed For Season 12?

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After holding out for more money, has RHOBH finally secured Kathy Hilton for Season 12? According to TMZ, it appears Hilton will be back on Bravo screens for the upcoming season. Upon the news breaking, fans could not help but share their joy. This development comes on the heels of production temporarily being shut down due to a COVID outbreak. So there is light at the end of the quarantine tunnel.

Kathy Hilton- RHOBH’s Gift That Keeps On Giving

When Season 11 of RHOBH began, the show was down by two cast members. Teddi Mellencamp had been let go after three seasons. She had quickly become a very close confidante of OG Kyle Richards. However, she had often been labeled boring and her fitness accountability brand had come under fire. Furthermore, Denise Richards bide adieu to the show after two seasons. She had a highly successful first season yet her second was plagued with rumors and scandal.

RHOBH Denise Richards and Teddi Mellencamp
RHOBH stars Denise Richards and Teddi Mellencamp

For Season 11, Sutton Stracke became an official housewife after being a “friend of” while Crystal Kung Minkoff also joined the cast. Additionally, it was announced that Kyle’s eldest sister, Kathy Hilton would be a recurring housewife. Their middle sister, Kim Richards was diamond holder from the beginning through Season 5 until she would become a guest. The sisters had a strained relationship and were always on and off, especially when Kyle did a series loosely based on their mother. Called American Woman, neither Kim nor Kathy took lightly to much depicted on the show, even if it was fiction.

Kathy Hilton RHOBH Season 11 [Screenshot | YouTube]
[Screenshot | YouTube]
To have Hilton then join was a big deal. The fact that she is mom to Paris and Nicky Hilton was icing on the cake. No one knew what to expect from her, whether she would be pretentious or super chill. She ended up being the saving grace in the midst of an Erika “Jayne” Girardi scandal-filled season. To hear she might not return crushed so many fans who grew to love and depend on her.

Why No More Kathy?

What fans grew to love about Kathy was how unaware and unassuming she is. She is extremely humble for someone so wealthy. When someone said that they wanted everything to be hunky dory, she immediately asked who that was. She also woke Kyle up to sleep with her as she carried a portable fan in the middle of the night. Kyle obliged then Kathy proceeded to read newspapers as she ate chips and drank a soft drink. This “soft drink” turned out to be a Red Bull.

[Credit: Garcelle Beauvais/Instagram]
[Credit: Garcelle Beauvais/Instagram]
It was her quarks that made her an asset so when it seemed she was holding out for more money to return, fans were not happy. The new season began filming right after the fourth part of the reunion aired. It included Dorit Kemsley’s home being burglarized and several events but no Kathy. Then, COVID just shut down production as Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, and Erika have all been hit. Kathy was one of the three to get taken down by it last year along with her sister and Dorit.

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In the midst of the production shut down, TMZ can confirm Kathy will be back as soon as the girls are ready. According to the outlet, she will still be a friend but will be making enough money to satisfy what she deems she is worth. Fans are already tweeting their excitement: “couldn’t be happier!!” one shared. “Omg I’m so excited that @KathyHilton will be back on #RHOBH. I love her. lol,” another added.

Are you excited Kathy finally signed on to RHOBH? Let us know in the comments!

Amanda Lauren

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