Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards Dishes On New Castmate Diana Jenkins

Kyle Richards is a staple on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has been a housewife since the shows inception, over 11 years ago. And she has seen her fair share of castmates come and go. For the upcoming season 12, she will have two new housewives to work with – Sheree Zampino and Diana Jenkins. Sheree, who owns a skincare line and just so happens to be the ex-wife of actor Will Smith, is set to be a “friend of.” Diana is the CEO of a lifestyle drink company and known activist and philanthropist.

And it seems that Kyle has taken a liking to Diana, who officially joined the cast in December. Kyle recently told People, “Diana’s great.” She added, “She’s extremely smart, opinionated, outspoken, beautiful.”

Kyle continued, “She’s somebody who you look at her, and you think, ‘My God, this woman. Talk about over the top.’ She’s very extra. She admits that herself, but she also is someone — she comes from Bosnia. She’s someone who’s been through war and seen all that — so she’s a very multi-dimensional woman and I have a tremendous amount of respect for her.”

While I don’t peg Kyle as being particularly unwelcoming to newbies, it’s nice to hear her be so complimentary towards someone just joining the cast. And with sister Kathy Hilton staying in the role of just a friend, it looks like Diana will have more time to shine. Which hopefully she will have a chance to do given all the rumors and drama surrounding the upcoming season.

Kyle herself even joined in on the social media teasers, which is usually something reserved for Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne. In a recent set of Instagram stories, Kyle alluded to some “squabbles,” as Kathy would say. Kyle posted, “Letting things slide to ‘keep the peace’ only starts a war inside of you.” The last line was highlighted in yellow. Her also shared a meme. It stated, “It’s not the stab in the back that kills you! It’s when you turn around and see who’s holding the knife.”

Of course we have no idea who she is referring to. At least I don’t. And she refuses to tease it any further. Rinna, never one to miss a moment to become relevant on Instagram, quickly chimed in. Rinna posted in the comments, “I’m just glad someone else is posting cryptic shit besides me.”

Either way, it sounds like Kyle isn’t referring to Diana in her posts. But it does sound like Diana is in for one hell of a season. I can’t wait to get to know her better!

TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED AT ALL THE NICE THINGS KYLE HAD TO SAY ABOUT DIANA? HOW DO YOU THINK DIANA WILL FARE COMING INTO SUCH A DRAMATIC SEASON?

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