Season 13 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills kicked off on Wednesday, October 25 with a drama-filled premiere. Fans have been waiting for the highly-anticipated new season of RHOBH for months as rumors about the cast have piled up online during the off-season. There is a lot going on with the ladies of Beverly Hills, so let’s get into it together.
Here are the biggest bombshell moments from the RHOBH Season 13 premiere episode.
Kyle Gets Part of Her Name Tattooed on a County Singer?
In July 2023, news broke that Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky were splitting after 27 years of marriage. Kyle denied divorce rumors at the time, but the two have since confirmed they are separated.
Around the time separation rumors first surfaced online, another story was floating around about Kyle. Many people suspected that Kyle was dating country singer Morgan Wade.
In the season preview shown at the beginning of the premiere, Morgan got a “K” tattooed on her body. The preview then cut to footage of Dorit Kemsley grilling Kyle about the tattoo. “You put the first letter of your name on her body?” she asked in the clip. “What is going on, Kyle?”
The tattoo caught the attention of fans, who saw the clip as further proof the two were dating. Kyle’s close friend and former co-star, Teddi Mellencamp, provided context about the tattoo drama on the October 11 episode of her podcast, Two Ts in a Pod.
“They thought it would be a funny joke. But then, of course, it now has metamorphosed into so much more,” Teddi explained. “[Morgan is not] super picky about the tattoos she’s putting on her body,” she said. “If a letter ‘K’ was tattooed onto my body, it might be more of a red flag than somebody that probably has, I don’t know, over 100 tattoos.”
When asked about her relationship with the country singer on the October 25 episode of Watch What Happens Live, Kyle said, “She is absolutely one of my best, best friends in the world.”
Lisa Rinna’s Resignation Letter
After it was revealed that Lisa Rinna would not be returning to RHOBH for Season 13, there was a lot of speculation about whether the actress left on her own accord or was let go from the show. In the RHOBH Season 13 premiere episode, a screenshot of Rinna’s resignation letter appeared on the screen.
“I will not be renewing my contract and I will not be coming back to RHOBH. Thank you so much for 8 years!!!!” the letter read.
Erika’s Ozempic Rumors
Erika Jayne‘s slim figure caught the attention of her castmates in the premiere. The singer looked beautiful as always but her sudden weight loss seemed to raise some eyebrows amongst the ladies. In a confessional, Dorit suggested that Erika could be on Ozempic.
Ozempic is a new weekly injectable medication that many celebs are using to shed pounds. The drug is designed to treat diabetes and is not approved for weight loss, but it has been making headlines recently as the latest celebrity diet fad.
In a confessional, Erika told a producer she is not on Ozempic, crediting her weight loss to “good hormones.”
Dorit Teases Marriage Drama
Erika shocked fans and Andy Cohen at BravoCon 2022 when she said Dorit and Paul “PK” Kemsley would be the next Bravo couple to call it quits. Dorit confronted Erika about her statement in the premiere, expressing that she felt hurt by her supposed friend’s words. Erika tried to defend herself, saying she didn’t want to answer the question but once she decided to, she committed to it full-force because she is “a showman.”
Dorit didn’t love Erika’s justification, saying in a confessional, “That’s not a showman, that’s a b*tch.” DORIT! It was so unexpected from Miss Manners. We loved it.
However, later in the episode, Dorit admitted she and PK had been struggling. Dorit told Kyle that she didn’t always feel supported by her husband as she dealt with the PTSD she suffered after her home was robbed.
Kyle and Mauricio’s Super Uncomfortable Scene
Kyle and Mauricio have always seemed like one of the strongest marriages in the Real Housewives franchise, but fans began to see the cracks in the foundation in the RHOBH Season 13 premiere episode.
The two seemed to be living separate lives, comparing schedules to try and find time together. In addition, Mauricio didn’t even know how many tattoos his wife had gotten, which may not seem like a big deal but it does suggest they aren’t as connected as they once were.
The scene was sad, awkward, and left us asking, “What led to this?”
Guess we’ll have to keep watching to find out more.
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