- Erika Jayne and Crystal Kung Minkoff clash in a new “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” trailer.
- The trailer also introduces new faces to the group like Diana Jenkins and Sheree Zampino.
- “RHOBH” returns to Bravo for season 12 on May 11.
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is returning with more diamond encrusted drama. Bravo released the trailer for season 12 of the series, featuring several fights between returning cast members Crystal Kung Minkoff, Erika Jayne, Kyle Richards, Garcelle Beauvais, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, and Sutton Stracke.
The most jaw-dropping moments in the trailer center around Jayne confronting the other housewives about their attitudes toward her amid her current legal and marital woes.
Jayne has been dealing with legal drama related to her estranged husband, Tom Girardi. The 82-year-old former lawyer has been accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the widows and orphans of plane crash victims to fund the couple’s lavish lifestyle. Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020, which a December 2020 lawsuit filed by the law firm Edelson PC said was a “sham” to hide the couple’s assets.
Most recently, a new $50 million racketeering lawsuit from Edelson PC named Jayne a “frontwoman” in Girardi’s alleged fraud.
Jayne has continuously maintained her innocence, denying she had any awareness of Girardi’s alleged embezzlement and that she was “kept away from the books” that recorded the couple’s finances.
“What about the people? What about the facts?” Jayne is heard yelling at one point in the trailer.
Many of the cast members have expressed sympathy for the victims in the alleged crimes. “You wanna be on the side of the victims ’cause you think that’s cool,” Girardi shouts at Minkoff in one scene in the trailer. “I don’t think it’s cool,” yells Minkoff in response.
“What I’m telling you,” continues Girardi during Minkoff’s rebuttal. “I don’t give a fuck about anybody else but me.”
In another scene, she goes head to head with Beauvais, asking if her actions are “to make Erika look bad” or “out of genuine concern.”
“I don’t have to make you look bad. You can do that on your own,” Beauvais replies to Girardi. Richards appears to drop her jaw in response to the clapback in the clip.
In addition to the standard cat fights, chic parties, and ski trips, the clip shows the cast grappling with personal tragedies. Kemsley recalls pleading for her life during a hone invasion, and Rinna grieves her mother Lois Rinna, a fixture on the reality show.
The trailer also showcases new faces joining the series this season, including freshman cast member Diana Jenkins and new friend of the show Sheree Zampino, who is Will Smith’s ex-wife. In one scene, Jenkins volunteers to be the new “villian” for Stracke. In another, she listens to Jayne tell her “If we’re gonna talk about Erika’s behavior, oh, we’re gonna talk about everybody in this group.”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” returns to Bravo on May 11.