The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is about to serve up more drama for season 13 which premieres October 25. We last saw the diamond holders at the season 12 reunion, where Lisa Rinna and Kathy Hilton came to blows over their feud that started in Aspen. After the dust settled, Lisa and Kathy both announced their exits from the show, sending the franchise into uncharted territory.
On October 3, Bravo released the epic trailer for season 13, which is all about Kyle Richards‘ alleged split from her longtime husband, Mauricio Umansky. Plus, several former cast members including Denise Richards make their grand returns to the franchise.
It’s never a dull moment in 90210! Here’s everything you need to know about RHOBH season 13.
RHOBH season 13 premieres Wednesday, October 25 at 8 p.m ET on Bravo. Filming began in February and initially ended in May, with Kyle’s white party at SoFi Stadium. However, cameras started rolling again in July to capture Kyle and Mauricio’s reported separation, according to PEOPLE.
Kyle Richards, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, and Crystal Kung Minkoff are all returning for season 13. They’ll be joined by new cast member Annemarie Wiley, who was seen shooting the show with the other women. Annemarie is a nurse anesthetist, philanthropist, and fitness enthusiast. She has four children with former NFL defensive end Marcellus Wiley.
Three former cast members — Kim Richards, Camille Grammer, and Denise Richards — all made guest appearances during filming and appear in the trailer. Kim discussed her return to the show at an event at Sutton’s store in March. “I thought a lot about it at home. I took this time off and I wasn’t sure if I’d even come back at all,” Kim said. “But I think everything that’s gone on with my sisters, and I needed to start getting out, I wanted to come see my sister [Kyle] and spend a little time with her and say hi to the girls and get back in the groove a little.”
Camille said on Twitter in June that she “had a blast” being a guest on season 13. She also claimed that she “witnessed some intense drama and many laughs in one evening.”
Denise confirmed her return to the show in April. “I have filmed some episodes,” the actress said, while also revealing that she’s been involved in “a lot of stuff” with her former co-stars on camera. Denise, who quit the show after season 10, also said, “It’s been fun [filming the show again]. And you know, I’m a big fan of the show, so it was fun to go back and film a lot of stuff with them.”
Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey filmed with the Beverly Hills ladies, as well. A source told Entertainment Tonight that Cynthia went to one of Kyle’s parties as Sutton’s guest in March. Denise and Camille were also present for the dinner party, according to ET.
As mentioned above, Lisa Rinna did not return for season 13. She announced her exit from the series after eight seasons on January 5. “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. It has been a fun 8-year run and I am excited for what is to come!” she said in a statement to HollywoodLife.
Kathy Hilton, who was a “Friend” on the last two seasons, confirmed on June 5 that she didn’t film season 13 in favor of doing her family Peacock show Paris in Love. “But I know it’s going to be great,” Kathy said to E! News. “It’s always interesting and fun and lots of drama.”
Diana Jenkins also exited the show after her first and only season. She said in a statement to PEOPLE on January 9, “Hi everybody… As so many of you know, Asher [Monroe] and I are expecting our second child later this year. You also know that due to many factors, this pregnancy is considered high risk and I am on doctor-advised bed rest,” she began. “To that end, I am not able to devote myself fully to filming the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Sheree Zampino, who also served as a “Friend” on season 12, will also not appear in season 13.
RHOBH Season 13 Trailer
The RHOBH season 13 trailer came out October 3. Kyle and Mauricio’s marital issues is a major topic of conversation for the other women throughout the trailer. Kyle is also questioned about her relationship with country singer Morgan Wade. At the end of the trailer, Kyle and Mauricio have an emotional conversation with their daughters, where they appear to be telling them that they’re separating.
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The trailer has plenty more drama not involving Kyle and Mauricio. Denise and Camille both return, much to the chagrin of some of the other ladies. The new Housewife, AnneMarie, gets into it with Crystal. Meanwhile, Dorit is dealing with PTSD from her home robbery that happened last season. And Erika is preparing to revive her music career – but first she faces off against Denise.
What The Cast Has Said
Before filming on season 13 began, Kyle told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she was “looking forward to moving on” from the dark drama from season 12. “Last season was a very, very difficult season,” she said. “So I just want to move on from the negativity and the toxicity. And get back to you know, having a good time. And our relationships and growing more together as a group.”
Towards the end of filming, Garcelle told PEOPLE how the show is “different” without Lisa Rinna. “It’s fresher. It’s a little… not as… I don’t want to pin that on her, but it’s definitely fresher,” Garcelle shared. “The friendships, we’re figuring it out. There’s, of course, drama because there’s always going to be, but it’s just different.”
After filming wrapped, Sutton told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY what fans can expect from season 13. “I think you’re going to see individual stories, [and] friendships grow. There’s a lot of drama. People have been nervous that there’s not drama because Lisa’s gone. There’s plenty of drama, don’t worry,” Sutton shared. “And I think it’s just a great group of women this season. I’m happy.”
Andy Cohen has also teased the next season of RHOBH. “It’s light, it’s surprising and there’s kind of a shift in the platelets,” Andy told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY on June 21. “There’s new beginnings for a few of the women and new friendships and I’m excited.”
Kyle & Mauricio’s Split
News of Kyle and Mauricio’s alleged separation broke on July 3, weeks after season 13 wrapped filming. PEOPLE reported that the longtime couple — who got married in 1996, and have three daughters together — were separated, but still living together. Hours after the news broke, Kyle and Mauricio denied that they were getting divorced, but they didn’t deny the separation claim.
“In regards to the news that came out about us today… Any claims regarding divorcing are untrue,” the reality stars said. “However, yes, we have had a rough year. The most challenging one of our marriage. But we both love and respect each other tremendously. There has been no wrongdoing on anyone’s part. Although we are in the public eye, we ask to be able to work through our issues privately. While it may be entertaining to speculate, please do not create false stories to fit a further salacious narrative,” they added.
Before the split news, Kyle told Page Six that her and Mauricio’s marriage was a topic of conversation during filming. “When this stuff would come up before, I would like, cry and I was devastated. But now, I’m more like, ‘OK, I’ve done this before. Let’s do this. Bring it on. Come on. Let’s see what you got for me here,’ ” Kyle said.
Kyle and Mauricio’s marital issues will play out on the new season of RHOBH. Even Andy Cohen told a radio listener on July 10, “I want to say that I think that [their split] will be included next season of Beverly Hills in some way, shape or form. That’s all I will say.”