Kathy Hilton made one hell of an impression on fans during her first season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While she was in a limited role as a “friend of” that didn’t stop her from becoming a fan favorite. But now that filming for season 12 is underway, everyone is wondering, where is Kathy?
While rumors swirled that Kathy was holding out for more money, she had a less salacious explanation. She recently said, “The reason I’m not back yet is I’ve just been doing a wedding.” She’s obviously referring to daughter Paris Hilton’s recent nuptials. Kathy added, “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.”
As reported by People, castmate and sister Kyle Richards echoed that sentiment to Access at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards. When asked if she thinks Kathy will be back, Kyle said, “I think she will. Right now, she’s been busy with Paris’ wedding, and they were also filming that. So, there’s a lot going on. But I think that that will happen. I’m pretty sure. I’m hopeful.” Freshman housewife Crystal Kung Minkoff also added, “We all are hopeful.”
Getting Kathy on RHOBH at all was a long time in the making. She reportedly refused to watch season 1 and was “so hurt” when Kyle outed sister Kim Richards as an alcoholic. But ultimately, wanting to spend more time with Kyle brought Kathy around to the show. Kathy previously admitted, “My family knew how much I was hurting and wanting to spend more time with Kyle.” She added, “Kyle convinced me to do it. And I was flattered. I thought it would be an opportunity for us to spend time together. I really missed her.” And it did bring them back together. Ahh the power of housewives! You gotta love it.
And by the looks of last season, Kyle and Kathy sharing a screen went extremely well. Which undoubtedly would have made their mother proud. Kyle revealed during an episode, “When my mom passed away, the dynamic between Kathy, Kim and I changed because my mom was always the mediator. If my mom was still alive, we would’ve still had the arguments that we had, 1,000%. But all the years of not spending time together, my mom would never have tolerated that and she would have brought us all together, always.”
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK KATHY WILL RETURN TO RHOBH? WHY DO YOU THINK SHE IS NOT FILMING ALREADY? DID YOU ENJOY HER LAST SEASON?
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