Crystal Kung Minkoff says all is well with her girlfriend Kathy Hilton.
In an exclusive interview with Page Six, the ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star says the reality show’s quirky ‘friend’ was in high spirits despite the drama that seemingly surrounded her in season 12. .
“I talk to her a lot and I will say that Kathy remains very positive and holds her head up high through it all,” she told Us at Sutton Stracke’s ‘Cashmere & Caviar’ party in West Hollywood, California. California, Tuesday.
“It’s very inspiring to me. I want to be like that!”
In the trailer for the next episode of ‘RHOBH,’ Erika Jayne – last season’s villain – is seen admitting she wants Hilton – last season’s fan favorite – to have her turn on the saddle.
The ‘Pretty Mess’ singer laments that she’s been ‘pushed’ for more than a year about her ongoing legal struggles and tells Kyle Richards that she now wants to see Richards’ sister Hilton arraigned for behavior that has yet to be revealed.
Elsewhere in the clip, Lisa Rinna sits down with Richards and Hilton to mediate the apparent discord between siblings. “You said some things about your sister-in-law,” Rinna told Hilton. “I’m sorry Kathy, you’re not going to get away with this.”
A tearful Richards then tells Hilton that she feels there was “hate” behind Hilton’s alleged verbal attacks. Finally, the extended preview ends with Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, and series debutant Diana Jenkins refusing to let Hilton into what appears to be a ski shop in Aspen.
Regardless of the growing friction, Kung Minkoff — who was celebrating Stracke’s new cashmere line at boutique SUTTON — told Page Six that Hilton was able to find a solution among the cast.
“I know she’s still friends with all her friends. So nothing has changed that way,” she noted. “She’s still my friend and that’s all that matters to me.”
The Real Coco founder – who attended Stracke’s fashion event alongside Garcelle Beauvais – entered the world of ‘RHOBH’ last season via Hilton, a close friend of several years.
While filming its second season, Kung Minkoff also developed a stronger relationship with Hilton’s sister, Richards, which ultimately created a “tough” dynamic when the siblings clashed.
“Friends hanging out with friends is one thing. But Kathy, Kyle and everyone in the cast know that I’m the biggest supporter of family,” she said, adding that she was the “best friend” of her Chinese pop star brother, Jeffrey Kung.
“I feel like a good friend always encourages their family to work through anything. No matter how tense things got, I always encouraged Kathy and Kyle to work through whatever was going on” , she explained.
“My brother and I fight harder than anyone I’ve ever seen, but we also love each other harder than anyone. The family is in conflict. It’s just natural.
Season 12 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” premieres Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.