Kyle Richards‘ sister Kathy Hilton is reportedly in negotiations to replace Lisa Vanderpump as a full-time star on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Kathy, the mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton, has appeared on the hit reality show as an occasional “friend,” but hasn’t had major on-camera time.
On Friday night, June 7, Andy Cohen‘s pal Bruce Bozzi shared a picture of the Bravo titan and Kathy, 60, having dinner at Beverly Hills’ Mr. Chow restaurant on Instagram and implied that she was in talks for the big RHOBH role.
Bozzi, the owner of The Palm restaurant, captioned his photo of Andy and Kathy, “Sign on the dotted line… a true diamond.”
Housewife Kyle, 50, Kathy’s half-sister, was shocked and commented about the post, “Omg!”
Bravo needs to fill a big void on the show. RadarOnline.com told you first that Lisa wouldn’t be returning to RHOBH and she confirmed that news with an official announcement this week.
She told Extra, “I just had a horrible time with the show and the women. It was a very sad time in my life and it wasn’t made any better. I just decided to walk away.”
A Radar source said the restaurateur quit the series after getting “tired” of being “disrespected” by her co-stars and Bravo.
Lisa believes she’s been “dealt a dirty hand” by Bravo after they refused to air some of her filmed philanthropic efforts this season. She’s also had it with her catty co-stars who “talked s**t” about her all season, the source said.
A second insider told Radar that Lisa is contractually obligated to keep her spinoff show Vanderpump Rules on Bravo until 2020.
Meanwhile, producers might believe Kathy is the right fit to replace her as she and sister Kyle have feuded in the past.
In fact, Kyle has blasted Kathy as a shameless social climber, a source told Radar.
But will she make a good housewife? Fans weighed in on social media, with one writing about Kathy on RHOBH, “I’ve been waiting for this for so long!”
Another asked, “LVP WHO?”
But one Vanderpump follower commented, “Oh god no.”
Kathy was initially approached to join RHOBH prior to season 1 but passed and instead suggested Kyle, who has become famous on the show.
Kathy has already appeared on eight episodes of RHOBH as far back as 2012 and also showed up on this season’s April 16 episode.
She hosted NBC’s reality competition I Want To Be a Hilton back in 2005.
Kathy has been married to Hilton Hotel heir Richard since 1979.
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