Kathy Hilton Addresses Her Absence From Filming Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

The last season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills finally delivered after sucking for so many seasons. Yes, I’m sorry to say it, it sucked for awhile. Don’t get me wrong, I still watched. But it just wasn’t….good. All that changed when Erika Jayne’s divorce from husband Tom Girardi hit the press. And the subsequent legal problems that followed were shocking. While we heard about it in the media, RHOBH was in the midst of filming, so we got to relive it and see the cast’s side of things as Erika’s life imploded. Maybe it’s wrong to find enjoyment in this but man, it really made the season interesting.

But Erika’s drama wasn’t the only thing that fans loved about the season. The addition of Kathy Hilton as a friend of was a huge one. Quirky, fun loving and completely out of touch with the life of us normal plebes, Kathy was a joy to watch. She made the cast trips fun and given the seriousness of the matters at hand this season, she gave the fans some much needed comic relief. Hunky Dory never sounded so good.

But season 12 is already filming and there isn’t much of Kathy to be found. So is she returning? Kathy recently spoke with E! News to explain. Said Kathy, “The reason I’m not back yet is I’ve just been doing a wedding.” She’s referring to daughter Paris Hilton’s recent nuptials. She continued, “Everybody speculates and all that, but I’ve been busy and haven’t had a chance to really focus and talk with my team and see, you know, what’s going on.”


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As for being a housewife, Kathy admitted, “I absolutely love the show, I have to tell you. A lot of people will be on a show and then they’ll talk about it or they’ll badmouth it, [but] I loved all of the girls. I loved the crew in that season. I cannot make one complaint.” While she revealed that the reunion was “long and hard”, she still considers it a positive experience.

And her experience on housewives was a genuine one. She confirmed, “One thing I will say, this is not manufactured drama on the Real Housewives. I will tell you that. The way the girls are, really, what you see is what you get.” Kathy concluded, “Hand to god…they fight in front of everybody and fight right in front of us, [but] there’s not, like, when the cameras go off, gossiping. Like, somebody coming up and saying, ‘So and so…’ There’s none of that, where usually with women, the moment someone leaves the room, ‘Yap yap yap.'”


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