The full cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 has reportedly returned for season 12 and has already started filming. Production kicked off with the same ladies after an interesting season 11. Erika Jayne, Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais, Dorit Kemsley, Crystal Chung Minkoff, Sutton Stracke, and Kyle Richards are all back with Kathy Hilton also returning in her friend role. So far, no new names have been added as the housewives pick up right where they left off at the reunion.
RHOBH season 11 placed Erika as the central figure with her dramatic divorce and legal cases with estranged ex-husband Tom Girardi. She was forced to open up at the reunion after Andy Cohen grilled her with questions surrounding her marriage and alleged awareness of Tom’s shady business practices. With so many questions left unanswered, it only made sense to bring Erika back for another season. Meanwhile, Garcelle still had lingering tension with a few ladies on the cast, including Lisa, Dorit and possibly even Crystal. Crystal was reportedly told by producers to “bring it” for her second season. She and Sutton spent RHOBH season 11 at odds with each other, so maybe they’ll keep the feud brewing in the new season.
It looks like the full RHOBH season 11 cast has returned for season 12 and has begun filming scenes together. “The ladies began filming last Tuesday,” a source told HollywoodLife. With Erika being at the center of the drama in RHOBH season 11, insiders said she’s hoping to have more fun in season 12. “They are picking up right where they left off with the Erika storyline, but she also will be trying to have a lighter and fun season as much as she possibly can,” the source shared. Producers didn’t want to miss a beat when it came to following Erika’s divorce and legal woes. There’s still so much to find out when it comes to Erika’s fate with Tom’s embezzlement cases.
Erika has also returned to the dating scene but isn’t expected to share a potential suitor on the show since she hasn’t found one. When it comes to Kathy, she was surprised by how much she enjoyed filming as a friend of the show. She has no plans of becoming full-time, and Kathy and Kyle shared how the show helped to bring them closer together. From the looks of it, “nobody new has been introduced to the group and it’s looking like it’ll be the same cast,” the insider added. The reports follow claims that Dorit would be getting the boot after a dismal storyline in RHOBH season 11. Outside of Dorit’s feud with Garcelle, there wasn’t much else she brought to the show.
But after shouting at Garcelle during the reunion, Dorit’s feud might be a main component of her RHOBH season 12 storyline. Lisa also has an interesting relationship with Garcelle, and the two longtime friends have been on and off in recent years. There’s still plenty of lingering tension between The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast that will keep viewers tuned in to season 12. If a friend is added to the show, they’ll have to compete with becoming a fan-favorite over Kathy. With Kathy’s daughter Paris Hilton getting married, Kathy will probably get more shine next season.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 8pm on Bravo.