Original cast member Kyle Richards returns along with sister Kathy Hilton in a “friend” role. Joining Richards are Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, and Crystal Kung Minkoff.
In addition to Jenkins, Sheree Zampino is new to the cast as a “friend.”
‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Season 12 trailer introduces ‘the villain’
Jenkins is introduced to the group through Minkoff and is ready to take down anyone who gets in her way, including Stracke. “I think you’re a soulless person,” Stracke is seen telling Jenkins in the season 12 trailer.
Completely unfazed, Jenkins replies, “You need a new villain? Here I am.”
While Jenkins may put on a tough front, she is dealing with pain. “Much like her friend Crystal, Diana Jenkins is a formidable match for anyone who attempts to cross her. A Bosnian war refugee who married into an astonishing banking fortune, she is no stranger to Beverly Hills’ most elite circles. Following a traumatic miscarriage, Diana is focused on having another baby to complete her family,” according to Bravo.
But is Diana Jenkins the real season 12 ‘villain’ on ‘RHOBH’?
RHOBH fans will witness the horror and pain Kemsley faces after her home is robbed and she faces a scary attack. The incident is chilling and Kemsley was left completely traumatized. “After intruders break into Dorit Kemsley’s home in a traumatic and life-changing attack, she begins working through the healing process with help from her friends. All but one, that is, whose lack of sympathy leaves ripple effects amongst the group,” Bravo teased.
And while one cast member isn’t as supportive of Kemsley, Richards and Hilton have their own problems. “You said some things about this beautiful sister of yours,” Rinna says to Hilton. Meanwhile, Richards sits nearby, expressionless. Hilton nods.
“I’m sorry Kathy you’re not gonna get away with it,” Rinna says.
A tearful Richards says to her sister, “I feel like you hate me or something. How could you say those things?”
Big highs and lows this season of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12 trailer also gives viewers a peek into the pain Rinna faced after her beloved mother Lois died. “Lisa Rinna’s world is rocked as she loses a beloved member of her family. Attempting to cope with her new normal, she struggles to keep her emotions in check and her friends are on the receiving end,” Bravo shared.
Plus, Jayne’s legal saga and divorce fallout continue to spiral. Her friends are also worried she’s drinking too much while taking antidepressants. “Erika Jayne is looking for a fresh start, despite ongoing legal pressures and rumors aplenty in the press following her divorce. When her friends grow concerned that she has gone too far in her quest to move forward, tensions boil over.”
Stracke rented one of Richards’ homes last season and has apparently finally found her forever home. She’s also dating, while her pal Beauvais seems to be putting in too many hours at work. “She realizes that long hours dedicated to her talk show and writing her memoir are taking a toll on her relationship with her teenage boys.” Zampino comes into the group via Beauvais and brings some “strong opinions” about the cast.
Minkoff returns for her second season and is getting a lot more comfortable with the ladies. Maybe too comfortable. “She quickly realizes that the secrets she has held onto may cost her some hard-earned friendships.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12 premieres Wednesday, May 11 at 8 pm ET on Bravo.