FINALLY! The moment we’ve been waiting for… the trailer for season 8 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave are this season’s full-time Housewives, but Camille Grammer is back part-time and entertaining the idea of getting married again.
Press Release: “This season, the ladies are busier than ever, juggling life at home and in the boardroom. In addition to wrapping production on her series ‘American Woman’ and expanding her retail business, Kyle is at a crossroad when she has to decide whether to renovate or move out of the home where she’s raised her daughters. Dorit gives herself just a couple months to re-launch her swimwear line, which proves to be a nearly impossible task. Erika pours herself into Erika Jayne’s meteoric rise, back in the recording studio and opening up in shocking ways as she writes her autobiography. Meanwhile, Lisa Rinna is a focused “momager” to her two model daughters, who are poised to be the next “it” girls, but struggles to keep them grounded as they continue to travel the world and grow up very fast. Lisa Vanderpump is knee-deep in rescue dogs, as her new business, Vanderpump Dogs, continues to thrive, but will she be able to do it all once she also takes on editor of a magazine? From casual lunches to luxurious escapades, there’s no doubt that living this large has its ups and downs, but these housewives have their famed zip code – and then some – in the palms of their hands.”
At 19, Dorit Kemsley left her hometown of Woodbridge, Connecticut, to fulfill her childhood dream of traveling the world. She ended up in Italy, where she put her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Design and Communication to use working at a global swimwear company for ten years. Dorit decided to move to New York to start her own business in the fashion industry, Dorit, specializing in Italian resort and swimwear. While living in the Big Apple, she met her husband, Paul “PK” Kemsley, at a restaurant. They moved to Los Angeles in May 2015 and today share two young children, son Jagger and daughter Phoenix. There is never a dull moment in their 10,000 square foot home that is filled with staff, children and the company of PK’s live-in client and music icon, Boy George. A dedicated full-time mom, this business-savvy fashionista also works alongside her husband in overseeing all aspects of their management agency Nixxi Entertainment. Dorit expertly juggles her home life with sensitive business dealings, even managing to co-host glamorous events with PK. Outside of this, she is an active philanthropist dedicated to preventing children’s injuries by supporting Safe Kids. Dorit is stepping back into the fashion game, re-launching her swimwear line in a big way.
At 18, Erika Girardi left her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and performer. Two years later, Erika was married and had a son. After divorcing his father, she moved to Los Angeles where she met and married her current husband, famed trial attorney Tom Girardi. Erika made her smash debut on the music scene in 2007 with her first single “Rollercoaster,” which went number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. Since then, she’s had several number one Billboard singles, toured the world, and has collaborated with the likes of Flo Rida. When Erika Jayne is not performing, Erika Girardi can be found “living a big life” at her five acre, 1920’s estate. As Erika Jayne’s success continues to soar, she is back in the recording studio and penning her inspiring autobiography.
Kyle Richards, a California native, was born into an acting family in Hollywood, California. She landed her first role at age four in Disney’s Escape to Witch Mountain, where she played the younger version of her sister, Kim Richards. Kyle’s television credits include Little House on the Prairie, Carter Country, Down To Earth, and E.R. Her film credits include Halloween and The Watcher in the Woods. Additional acting credits include Deadly Sibling Rivalry, and a guest appearance on CSI and Days of Our Lives. Kyle most recently appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice. Her husband, Mauricio Umansky, is one of the nation’s top realtors, and founder and CEO of The Agency, representing clients around the world. Kyle keeps busy running her successful business, the high-end boutique Kyle by Alene Too, that continues to expand, as well as working as a producer on her series American Woman. Kyle’s greatest passion, however, is being a mother to her four daughters: Farrah, Alexia, Sophia and Portia.
Raised in small-town Medford, Oregon but always dreaming of a more fabulous life, Lisa has used her exotic looks, infectious energy and savvy business acumen to become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. Lisa is known to many as Billie Reed, the free-spirited character she played on NBC’s daytime hit Days of Our Lives, as well as love-to-hate Taylor McBride on Fox’s long-running hit, Melrose Place. Never one to turn down good work, Lisa’s list of credits is long and varied. She has been seen on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and Sing Your Face Off and the hit NBC reality show, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. She also starred as Roxie in Broadway’s long running hit musical Chicago. Other credits include Veronica Mars, Entourage, and the Lifetime Original movies, Sex, Lies and Obsession and Another Woman’s Husband, which boasted one of the highest ratings for any film on the network. From 2002-2006, she hosted her own successful talk show, Soap Talk, for which she earned four Emmy nominations in the “Outstanding Talk Show Host” category. An accomplished New York Times best-selling author, Lisa has released three books, entitled The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book, Starlit, and Rinnavation. A longtime lover of fashion, Lisa’s Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna collection for QVC was a tremendous success. Lisa is married to Harry Hamlin and they live in Beverly Hills, navigating life with their two daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray, who are taking modeling world by storm.
Lisa Vanderpump was born and raised in London, but lived in Monte Carlo and the South of France before moving to California. She and her husband Ken Todd have two children, Pandora and Max, plus their numerous pets that they also consider their babies. While living in Europe, she designed various homes, yachts and all 26 of their bars and restaurants. Lisa hasn’t slowed down since moving to the states. She and her husband own three restaurants: Villa Blanca, a so-called celebrity hangout described as “the sexiest restaurant” in Beverly Hills, SUR, which is featured in “Vanderpump Rules” and PUMP, which was named one of the “top 100 hot spot restaurants in America by Open Table” in West Hollywood. An advocate for the local and national LGBT community, Lisa is a spokesperson for GLAAD, plays an active role in the Trevor Project and has led the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Most recently, Lisa took on the role of editor-in-chief at Beverly Hills Magazine. Her true passion lies in her canine charity work, and she continues to lead the charge with her newly established foundation, Vanderpump Dogs.
Born in Bloomington, Indiana and raised in Hilton Head Island, SC, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave made a name for herself at a young age as a competitive Equestrian. Her love of the sport started at age 4, and she found herself competing throughout the country with the venerable Don Stewart Stables. After winning the stakes class in her final year competing, Teddi relocated to Los Angeles at 17 where she worked at CAA and UTA. She returned to her passion of equestrian riding but went from professional to amateur after having children and currently competes on horses owned by Balmoral Farms. Teddi’s profession as an accountability coach and fitness influencer arose from her desire to help others achieve healthier lifestyles, stemming from her passion in achieving her own goals. LA Workout Junkie started out with Teddi reviewing various fitness classes in Los Angeles and morphed into her offering fitness advice to her followers looking to be the best versions of themselves through self-accountability. While not a certified fitness instructor or nutritionist, Teddi holds her clients accountable with daily check-ins and support as they work to achieve their goals. Teddi and her husband Edwin Arroyave, CEO and founder of Skyline Security Management, Inc., live in Los Angeles and have two children: daughter Slate and son Cruz. Teddi is also stepmother to Isabella, Edwin’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Camille is back and with a new outlook on life. In a healthy relationship for over a year now, she is finally able to entertain the idea of remarrying. Camille recently purchased a new home in Malibu and continues to be very involved in the fight against cancer through her charitable efforts. While her daughter Mason is finding success modeling in the teen fashion world, Camille is working to get her “sexy” back.
Watch the trailer below:
RHOBH season 8 premieres Tuesday, December 19 at 9/8c.
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