Kim Richards could be returning to the Real Housewives franchise.
Richards joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in its first season and was a full-time cast member for five seasons. Richards appeared in a “friend of” role for the next two seasons before canceling season 8 entirely. She had a few appearances in seasons 9 and 10, mainly because her sister, Kyle Richards, was still on the show.
In recent years, Richards has focused on her family life and sobriety. According to Entertainment Tonight, the former reality TV star has been in rehab four times since 2019.
It’s been a few years since Richards has performed at RHOBH, but it sounds like she’s poised for a comeback of sorts; There is a rumor that Richards will star in Season 3 of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip.
Here’s what you need to know:
While it’s not clear whether or not Ultimate Girls Trip will be picked up for a third season, there are already rumors that the production is working on a brand new cast.
“I know on good authority that this happens! Can not Hardly Wait!! Wonder who else is leaving, rumor has it the cast is full,” read a caption on a post from Instagram fan account Your Moms Are Watching.
In a subsequent post on the account’s feed, all eight rumored women for the spinoff’s third season were revealed. These include Lisa Rinna, Lisa Barlow, Karen Huger, Erika Jayne, Gizelle Bryant, Shannon Beador and Heather Gay (alongside Richards).
“Word on the street is that these women are about to leave for Thailand to film RHUGT3,” read the caption.
Ultimate Girls Trip streamed on Peacock, but the first season was so popular that Bravo ended up airing it too. Season 2 will stream on Peacock on June 23, 2022.
It didn’t take long for the rumors about Richards to surface on Reddit, and fans have wondered about her possible involvement.
“There’s literally zero credit behind this, some fan threw it up and I don’t see how anyone could even believe they would invite Kim over for a week of drunken debauchery with an actor she absolutely hates. I’m sick of these posts and the gullible people eating them up. Use your thinker a little harder,” one Redditor commented on a thread about the potential cast.
“Kim seems like an outsider. Everyone else is in their cast right now… And then Kim? And 3 from BH not just one from OC? It just doesn’t make any sense to me. They would have a second OC person before they would have a third BH person who isn’t even a housewife anymore,” added another.
“Kim Richards shouldn’t be on TV. I don’t mean that in a bad way. Genuine concern for her mental/emotional well being,” a third person interjected.
“I really have a soft spot for Kim, but I think being on a reality show is the worst thing for her. I think she and Rinna finally fixed fences and Robyn sang the praises of Erika and how she treated her and Gizelle and she should benefit when in doubt so all those drooling about Kim vs Rinna and Gizelle vs Erika would probably its disappointed lol,” read a fourth comment.
Interestingly, many fans think this information is nothing more than an Instagram rumor, and some consider it “fake” news.
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