Crystal Kung Minkoff joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as a friend of Kathy Hilton, whom she has known for 15 years. At the time, Crystal wasn’t interested in being in reality TV, but took up calls with producers anyway. She revealed that when Kathy signed on as a friend, she convinced her to change her mind and join the show as a full-time housewife.
Shel admitted she was very hesitant to join the cast because she was an avid Real Housewives fan, so Crystal knew what she was getting into. But knowing that she had Kathy by her side, she knew she had at least one friend who would always support her.
Now rumors are circulating about it Kathy has had a tough seasonand Crystal shows the same support for her as she struggled with media reports of other housewives shooting at Kathy.
Kathy “inspires” close friend Crystal
Crystal continues to gush about her friend Kathy as stories circulate about the Season 12 drama. She attended Sutton Stracke’s Cashmere & Caviar Party in West Hollywood and was asked how Kathy deals with the criticism.
“I talk to her a lot and I can say that Kathy is staying very positive and holding her head up through it all,” Crystal said, adding, “It’s very inspirational to me. I want to be like that!”
Although it is reported that Kathy was out with Lisa Rinna, Erika Girardi and even her sister Kyle Richards, Crystal said that Kathy is in a good place with the cast. Crystal revealed: “I know she’s still friends with all her friends. So that hasn’t changed. She’s still my girlfriend and that’s all that matters to me.”
Crystal discusses tensions between Kyle and Kathy
Crystal admitted her friendship with Kyle really blossomed this season, but when Kathy and Kyle started having challenges in their relationship left Crystal in a strange place.
“Getting friends among friends is one thing. But Kathy, Kyle and everyone in the cast knows I’m the family’s greatest supporter,” Crystal said, adding, “I feel like a good friend always encourages a family to work things out. No matter how tense things got, I always encouraged Kathy and Kyle to work out what was going on.”
Crystal said she understands because her brother is so important to her and she considers him her best friend. “My brother and I fight harder than anyone I’ve ever seen, but we also love each other harder than anyone. family has conflicts. It’s just natural,” she said.
Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres Wednesday, May 11 at 8:7c on Bravo.
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