Kathy Hilton has officially signed on for season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, according to TMZ.
This news comes almost two months after cameras started rolling on season 12.
Kyle Richards’ oldest sister signed onto the season following contract negotiations between herself and Bravo.
Production on season 12 is set to conclude towards the end of February.
Rumors have been swirling that Kathy wanted more money to return for season 12. According to one report, Kathy wanted a whopping $2 million to return.
The socialite joined the show in October 2020 as a friend of the Housewives and quickly became a fan favorite with her humor and quirky personality. Not to mention the glamour and luxe lifestyle she brought to the show.
“Kathy’s done her homework,” the insider told Life & Style earlier this month. “Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and New York City’s alum Bethenny Frankel made way over $1 million per season, so Kathy’s people have told Bravo she wants to be paid somewhere in that range.”
“The way Kathy sees it, she has nothing to lose,” added the insider. “While doing the show was fun, she doesn’t need it. She can easily go back to her fabulous life without missing a beat.”
Meanwhile, Kathy has been playing coy when asked if she was planning to return for another season of drama on RHOBH.
“I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow,” she told E! News, “The reason I’m not back yet is I’ve just been doing a wedding. Everybody speculates and all that, but I’ve been busy and haven’t had a chance to really focus and talk with my team and see, you know, what’s going on.”
“I absolutely love the show; I have to tell you,” she added. “A lot of people will be on a show, and then they’ll talk about it, or they’ll badmouth it, [but] I loved all of the girls. I loved the crew in that season. I cannot make one complaint.”
RHOBH will return to Bravo for season 12 in 2022.