Lisa Vanderpump’s departure from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills leaves a spot that needs to be filled. The cast will learn who’ll be taking over that duty before summer officially ends! “They are all feeling a bit anxious as to who the new Housewife will be as they’re still being kept in the dark. However, they have been notified that one new lady will be joining the cast when filming begins the first week of September,” a source close to the cast EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife. But we do have one clue.
“Sutton Stracke, Lisa Rinna’s dear friend, is highly rumored to be the new addition. She came in at Rinna’s suggestion,” our source reveals! Sutton is a Southern debutante who once made The Salonniere’s coveted list for the United State’s 100 best party hosts (she made No. 39 on the list, and fell under the “Los Angeles” category). Take one look at Sutton’s Instagram, and she checks off the “Housewife” prerequisites: photos of couture dresses and lavish parties fill her feed. The blonde beauty also attended the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party with Lisa in Feb. 2019!
Despite this rumor, the cast is still not sure what to expect. “It’s being kept such a secret that the other ladies sincerely don’t know who she is when asked by friends close to them. Sutton should shake things up a bit,” our source tells us. Understandable, given that the cast just learned “last week” that every main cast member from Season 9 will return for Season 10, our source claims.