Kathy Hilton reveals if she asked her famous daughters to appear on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, plus she and her sister Kyle Richards open up about their late mother, Big Kathy.
Though Kathy’s daughters, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton, have made brief appearances on the show alongside their aunt Kyle, the mother of five recently dished about whether she’s asked them to film with her.
“I wouldn’t ask them because I feel that that would be taking advantage,” she told Footwear News last month during a joint interview with Paris and Nicky. “They’re very, very busy.”
Nevertheless, Kathy went on to hint that fans may see her daughters pop in if she films “something important” for the show.
“I want to do one charity event for dogs and then for this other very special group, but I want to keep it a secret,” she teased.
If fans recall, Paris and Nicky weren’t initially thrilled about their mom joining the show, and they previously claimed she “lied” to them about her involvement in the beginning. However, they’ve since changed their tune since Kathy has become somewhat of a fan favorite.
“I’m so proud,” Paris told the outlet. “It makes me laugh, and all of my friends are calling me. I’ll see them kind of obsessed with my mom. And then just all the fans writing, and on social media sending me memes and videos.”
Though Kathy had reportedly been asked to join the show for years, she finally agreed to sign on as a “friend” in order to spend more time with her sister Kyle, which she explained to PEOPLE in June.
“I never would have thought I’d say yes to this,” she told the outlet. “I stopped watching it after the first season. My sister Kyle and I had our ups and downs so it was nothing that I wanted to watch. But Kyle convinced me to do it. And I was flattered. I thought it would be an opportunity for us to spend time together. I really missed her.”
Speaking of Kyle, both she and Kathy opened up about their late mother in a deleted scene for the July 14 episode. Their mom, affectionately known as Big Kathy, passed away in 2002 following a battle with breast cancer. But according to Kyle and Kathy, she makes a point to visit them in the form of a hummingbird.
“Every time I see a hummingbird, and it usually happens every month or so, I’m always happy ’cause I know it’s my mom,” Kathy said in the clip, which has been reshared by Queens of Bravo on Instagram.
“I will be sitting there and one will come to the window and won’t leave, like over and over, and I’ll think, ‘oh my God,’ my mom is checking on us,” Kyle shared as the clip cut to a video of her chasing a hummingbird inside her home.
Kathy then gushed over their mother while claiming she, Kyle, and Kim Richards all believed they were Big Kathy’s “favorite” child.
“When she passed away — this is how you know when you know you have a wonderful mother — all of us thought we were her favorite,” she revealed.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesday nights on Bravo at 8/7c.