Okay, everyone—season 13 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is on its way, and it’s gearing up to be messy.
*Major* casting changes have dropped, leaving viewers to wonder if there will be more or less drama in the upcoming season.
Last season was pretty controversial, like the times Erika Jane accused Kathy Hilton of using a slur on their trip to Aspen, Diana Jenkins attended the reunion virtually after she contracted COVID-19, and Kyle and Kathy fought post-reunion. So, what can Real Housewives fans expect in this upcoming season?
WH has all the info to know so far. Here’s what you need to know about RHOBH season 13:
Who is leaving?
After joining the franchise during the fifth season in 2014, Lisa is departing. With her contract expiring, she and Bravo made the decision for her not to return, according to PEOPLE. (Tbh, her departure felt like a long time coming for a lot of fans, who didn’t really like her presence on the show anymore.)
"This is the longest job I have held in my 35-year career and I am grateful to everyone at Bravo and all those involved in the series," she told the outlet in a statement. "It has been a fun eight-year run and I am excited for what is to come!"
Diana, on the other hand, is leaving after one season with the show because of her “high risk” pregnancy.
“Due to many factors, this pregnancy is considered high risk and I am on doctor-advised bed rest,” she wrote in an Instagram post on Jan. 9. “To that end, I am not able to devote myself fully to filming the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I would like to thank Bravo and Evolution for allowing me to focus on my pregnancy, and for their support and understanding.”
However, she wasn’t exactly a fan favorite, leaving some to suspect she might be leaving when she attended the season 12 reunion virtually, saying she had COVID-19 when they were filming, but fans theorized that she didn’t want to see the other housewives, per Page Six. She also didn’t go to BravoCon in October, according to Bustle.
Who is returning?
Although the housewives leaving have been confirmed, who’s staying hasn’t been locked in yet. However, based on the last season, I would assume that most everyone else is staying: Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Jayne, Sutton Stracke, Sheree Zampino, Kathy Hilton, and Crystal Kung Minkoff.
But since there were two departures, there are spots open for new housewives, so I’m excited to see who else will come back. (There’s speculation that Lisa Vanderpump might return, with the departure of Lisa Rinna, per Heavy.)
It starts filming soon.
Season 13 will start filming in late January after its break between seasons, per Deadline.
When does the trailer drop?
As season 13 hasn’t started filming yet, no trailer has been dropped, but come check it out here when it’s out.
What about spoilers?
There aren’t currently any spoilers out there—but check back when there’s more to report!
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