“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is becoming a family affair! Bravo shocked viewers when the network revealed that Kyle Richards‘ sister Kathy Hilton is joining the cast, essentially replacing Denise Richards, and fans aren’t happy. Making the official announcement on Tuesday, October 27 by taking to their Instagram page, Bravo dropped the sibling bombshell.
Posting a professional shot of Kyle Richards, 51, smiling alongside Kathy Hilton, who is 10 years her senior, the network announced the newest housewife of season 11.
After a tremendous season following a swift exit from “RHOBH” star Denise Richards, viewers aren’t impressed with Bravo’s new selection. Especially because of Kyle Richards’ “mean girl” attitude towards her castmates in season 10. Viewers blamed Kyle, as well as Lisa Rinna, for Denise leaving the show and now, she has a built-in confidant.
Reactions weren’t as Bravo hoped when they revealed that Kathy Hilton was joining the cast with many slamming the network, informing them they made a big mistake.
Of course, Kathy Hilton will come with a juicy storyline. The 61-year-old is Mom to iconic socialite Paris Hilton, fashion designer Nicky Hilton Rothschild, as well as two sons, Conrad and Barron Hilton II. She’s also the wife of Hilton Hotel heir Richard Hilton.
Kathy Hilton will be the richest housewife to grace the “Beverly Hills” cast. According to reports, which were posted in September, her husband’s net worth is someone around $300 MILLION but Bravo viewers aren’t impressed with her bank account.
Shaming the network for casting a spawn of Kyle Richards, fans were left begging for Bravo to reconsider their decision. Followers immediately began voicing their concerns on the network’s social media announcement. “Ugh no more Richards I’m so over them,” one person commented.
“Oh Nooooooooo please haven’t we had enough Richards sisters !!!!!!! Do the top executives not listen to the fans ???????” another stated. “The last thing anyone needs is more of the Richards family. Disappointed Bravo!” shared a third.
Despite all the public outcry, not all fans were upset. Some are hoping that bringing Kathy Hilton on the cast will cause problems for her younger sibling. “This cannot end well for Kyle,” someone wrote. “I can’t imagine this going well, we’ve all seen how the show affected her relationship with Kim,” mirrored another fan.