While Sutton Stracke may be the new queen of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for her persistence in questioning Erika Jayne and trying to get to the truth, Kathy Hilton is a legend. She was the refreshing comedic touch that RHOBH needed during a dark season filled with Erika’s woes.
When Kathy joined the franchise in a Friends role, her daughter, Nicky Hilton, cried and they weren’t joyful tears. Kathy’s first call was to her sister, Kim Richards, who is an alum of the show. Kim’s battle to maintain her sobriety was a story line on early seasons of RHOBH.
“OG” Kyle Richards was estranged from her sister, Kathy, for quite some time. When Rick Hilton, Kathy’s husband, didn’t offer Kyle’s husband, Mauricio Umansky, a partnership in his real estate company, Mauricio left and started The Agency. Maybe you’ve heard of it.
Kim and Kathy were also upset with Kyle when she created a scripted television series called American Woman. It was “loosely based” on Kyle’s childhood, and her sisters were worried about exactly what would be included. How many more skeletons are in the family closet?
“Kyle and I have had our ups and downs, and if my mom was still here, it never would’ve happened,” Kathy shared. “We wouldn’t have fallen out.” At least Kyle and Kathy are having fun together on RHOBH.
During the Lake Tahoe trip, Kathy went into Kyle’s room in the middle of the night, box fan in tow. She read the newspaper in bed with Kyle and drank Red Bull, which she thought was soda. Another time, Kathy sported a dress made from a tablecloth on an evening out in Hollywood. She and her husband even dine on TV trays. Iconic!
And let’s not forget that Kathy hosted the infamous Dinner Party from Hell-Part Two. Kathy is wealthy–like for real. The event was refined and elegant. That is until Erika threatened Sutton for asking questions. I’m sure that Kathy and her butler, Patrick, are still traumatized by the screaming match.
TMZ reported that Kathy allegedly won’t resume filming until Bravo shows her some money. Production sources on RHOBH told TMZ that Season 12 has been filming for “several weeks” without Hunky Dory. This has not been confirmed.
It is alleged that Kathy felt like she deserved more cash, and she hasn’t signed her contract yet. Kathy would reportedly once again return as a Friend of the Housewives. There were also photos of Erika, Kyle, Dorit Kemsley, and Lisa Rinna filming last week in Bel Air without Kathy per TMZ.
TMZ spoke with Kyle on November 11, 2021, while she was out in Los Angeles. When asked where Kathy was, Kyle responded, “She’s getting ready for Paris’ [Hilton’s] wedding.” TMZ asked if Kathy was still doing RHOBH. “Not today. Paris is getting married today,” Kyle replied.
Kathy has been involved in the planning of her daughter Paris’ multi-day wedding. Paris married Carter Reum on November 12, 2021. Her nuptials were filmed for Paris’ new TV show, Paris in Love. Duh.
Now that the wedding celebrations are over, we will have to wait and see if the rumor about Kathy holding out for more cash is true. I am crossing my fingers that she is part of Season 12, because she is comedy gold.
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