Crystal Minkoff, a cast member of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, spoke about the absence of Lisa Rinna in the upcoming season, stating that Kyle and Erika have been different since Rinna’s departure. Minkoff feels lighter this season, although she does not know if it relates to Rinna’s absence. While Minkoff did not share details about the season’s drama, she stated that relationships among the cast have become tighter, and the upcoming season is expected to return in late 2023 or early 2024.
Crystal Kung Minkoff discusses Lisa Rinna’s departure and the upcoming Season 13 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, stating that some relationships have become “much tighter” while hinting at “messy” drama.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) star Crystal Kung Minkoff recently attended an event, P.S. ARTS’ Express Yourself, which aimed to raise funds for art programs in public schools. Bravo caught up with Crystal and asked her about the upcoming season 13 of RHOBH. This season will be the first one without Rinna since she joined the cast in 2014. Lisa announced her departure in January, following alleged attempts to negotiate a massive pay bump.
When asked if her close pals Kyle and Erika have been different filming this season without Rinna, Crystal answers positive. She believes everyone is different when someone is not there, including herself. She did, however, express that she feels lighter this season, but it is uncertain if it is due to Lisa’s absence. Crystal stated that she needs a whole year cycle to experience a show, as she is now walking in as a different person for the upcoming season.
Crystal revealed that she did not hear about Lisa’s departure from Rinna herself. She also stated that Kathy Hilton has yet to film with the rest of the cast, and they are already halfway through with production. Despite being tight-lipped about the season’s drama, she hints that things are getting messy between the ladies. Crystal also shared that some of her relationships have gotten much tighter, but did not reveal any further details.
RHOBH is currently filming, and the new season is expected to return in late 2023 or early 2024. Production has announced that ex-stars Kim Richards, Teddi Mellencamp, and Denise Richards would join their former Housewives on-camera for Season 13.