Despite Bravo’s attempts to hide it from the public — the secret is now out the bag that several Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members have contracted Coronavirus on the job!
Initially it was reported that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills filming was halted because a few crew members were infected — however, Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley also tested positive for COVID-19, according to TMZ.
It appears that Bravo may have tried to pull a fast one and blame the outbreak on crew members when in-fact, Kyle, Kathy and Dorit are the reason production was paused.
As AllAboutTheTea.com readers know, Kyle Richards revealed she was too sick to cook for Thanksgiving — and relied on Teddi Mellencamp, to feed her family during the holiday.
“Thank you [Teddi Mellencamp] for dropping off a Thanksgiving meal for my family (at 7 am today) knowing I am not feeling well [and] unable to cook. Thankful for you my friend (my family is too),” Kyle wrote on November 26.
Kyle posted a second story on Thanksgiving day, sharing that she had lots to be thankful for — even in 2020.
“While this is a very different Thanksgiving than we are used to, I am nonetheless so grateful for my family, friends, dogs, work… I will not allow 2020 to stop me from reflecting on all of the things that I am so thankful for,” the reality star wrote.
“I hope all of you are staying health [and] safe and have a beautiful day,” Kyle said, adding the hashtag for “this too shall pass.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills began filming season 11 in October with safety protocols in place including frequent testing of cast and crew members, and temperature checks on set. However many of the cast members had been spotted out and about — and some not wearing masks.
Production of the Bravo reality series was suspended because of positive test results for unnamed crew members. According to TMZ, cast members “did not contract COVID on set,” and “all three ladies are in the end stages of the virus and should be OK.”
The report claims that Kyle, Kathy and Dorit did not contract COVID on set, but Kathy and Kyle were hanging out together and Dorit was along for the ride.
Kyle, the only remaining original cast member of the series, was joined by her sister Kathy Hilton for Season 11. Kathy will appear as a “friend of the housewives,” and their other sister, Kim Richards, will do a few cameo appearances.
Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Garcelle Beauvais and new housewife, Crystal Kung Minkoff, will also join Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley for season 11.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns in 2021.