It’s no secret that Kathy Hilton scored a major pay raise when she signed on for season 12 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but now an insider claims that her sister Kyle Richards is privately infuriated over her payday victory.
Kathy quickly became a fan favorite when joined the season 11 cast of RHOBH. As a result, Bravo coughed up some major cash to get Kathy back for another season. This all went down after Kathy played hardball and held out on signing her season 12 contact.
The insider tells OK! Magazine, that Kyle, who been a part of RHOBH since the show’s inception, “feels it’s unfair” that Kathy is getting special treatment.
“Kathy is still billed as a ‘friend,’ so she can come and go as she pleases,” explains the insider. “Yet the producers bend over backward to accommodate her.”
The insider says that Kyle is upset she doesn’t receive the same treatment and recognition as Kathy since she’s “poured her heart and soul” into the show since the beginning.
While Kathy and Kyle have repaired their fractured relationship in recent years insiders fear they could end up feuding again if they aren’t careful.
“Kathy knows [producers] expect her to bring drama to season 12, and she’s up for it,” adds the insider. “And that’s going to come by showing off her sisterly rivalry with Kyle.”
RHOBH is expected to return to Bravo in Spring 2022.