After fans theorized that Kris Jenner may be joining the cast after pulling the plug on KUWTK, both Andy and Kris spoke out stating that the show wouldn’t be the right fit for her. Andy stated that Kris Jenner, being a control freak, wouldn’t adjust well to having no say in her portrayal or the editing (we all saw how that went down for Denise Richards.) Kris also spoke out stating she was too busy to join the cast; however may pop up from time to time in the background, similar to what we saw at Kyle’s charity auction last season. After those rumors were cleared up, stories seemed to be planted that ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner and friend Sophia Hutchins were in talks to join the show, which would be groundbreaking, as they would be the first transgender females to be Housewives.
Shortly after the rumors started to make it to the blogs, the Bravo Big Daddy himself, Andy Cohen, spoke out to set the record straight. Speaking out on Radio Andy, Cohen clarified that not only were the two not joining the franchise, they weren’t even in early discussions with Bravo. Andy even admitted he was confused on the relationship between Caitlyn and Sophia questioning, “I know that she’s Caitlyn’s girlfriend, right?” His co-host clarified that Sophia was actually the roommate/manager to Caitlyn and that they were not romantically involved. Andy then threw a little shade at the two, saying that the rumors most likely started with Sophia and Caitlyn themselves saying that “the call is coming from inside the house.”
Anonymous sources had been reaching out to sources including PageSix stating that the two were in discussions to join RHOBH; however, Andy hinted that it could have been their team trying to get the attention of Bravo casting. Andy stated: “I know that they have expressed their interest publicly. On social media, they’ve tagged me in posts saying, ‘This is a great idea,’ but … we’ve never talked to them formally. That rumor is not true.” When asked point blank if he could see them joining the show, Andy replied candidly stating “No, I just don’t see it.”
Ouch – probably not the response that Caitlyn and Sophia wanted to hear. There are some open spots up for grabs as Denise Richards announced that she would not be returning and Teddi’s contract not being renewed. Any thoughts on who should take their place?