The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (RHOBH) season 13: Premiere recap and more details explored

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RHOBH Season 13 Starts with Shaman-Led Retreat and Revealing Confessions (Image via: Instagram/Bravorhobh)

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back again for its 13th season, and it is already breaking the mold. Aired on October 25, 2023, on Bravo, instead of the usual individual check-ins with each cast member, the premiere episode kicked off with a spiritual retreat led by a shaman named Eaglewoman.

The setting is an abandoned Malibu mansion, and the atmosphere is charged with the tension of unresolved issues from the previous season.

Kyle Richards is grappling with marital challenges, Erika Jayne is undergoing a transformation, and Garcelle Beauvais is facing parenting struggles. Dorit Kemsley is dealing with the fallout from a controversial comment made by Erika Jayne. The retreat serves as a catalyst for the women to confront their issues head-on, setting the stage for a season that promises to be anything but predictable.

Spiritual retreats and marital struggles kick off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13

Spiritual retreat and Eaglewoman

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 begins in an empty Malibu mansion where the cast gathers for a spiritual retreat.

Blue Raven breaks the silence with drumming and a chant, "Breathe. Just breathe through me." She's followed by Eaglewoman, her mentor, who mentally guides the women to follow her.

The retreat aims to mend fences among the cast members, who have been estranged since the last reunion. Eaglewoman's ceremony serves as a unique starting point for the season, steering the women toward confronting their issues.

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky's marriage

Kyle Richards is going through a challenging year, both personally and professionally. Her marriage to Mauricio Umansky is strained due to conflicting work schedules and emotional distance.

A point of contention is Kyle's new tattoos, which Mauricio openly disapproves of. Kyle, however, feels she doesn't have to answer to anyone anymore, signaling a potential shift in her marriage.

Erika Jayne's transformation and apology

Erika Jayne is back in this The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season with a noticeable change in her appearance. She attributes her weight loss to "good hormones," steering clear of any speculation about other methods. But the most significant moment comes when Erika offers an apology to her fellow cast members for her past behavior.

This is a departure for Erika, who has been resistant to showing vulnerability in previous The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills seasons. Her apology marks a pivotal moment, suggesting a possible new direction in her relationships with the others.

Garcelle Beauvais and parenting struggles

Garcelle Beauvais opens up about the challenges of balancing a demanding career with being a mom to her teenage sons, Jax and Jaid.

During a beach picnic, Jax makes a poignant comment that he needed her more two years ago. This revelation brings to light the emotional toll of Garcelle's frequent work-related absences on her relationship with her sons.

Dorit Kemsley and PK's marriage

Dorit Kemsley finds herself in a difficult spot in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premiere, particularly due to a comment made by Erika Jayne at BravoCon, suggesting that she and PK might be the next couple to divorce.

This comment left Dorit visibly upset and questioning Erika's intentions. To add another layer to the situation, Dorit and PK are currently in therapy, working on their relationship.

In the premiere, Erika also apologized for what she said at BravoCon:

“I was getting hit on all sides and I just needed a moment to catch my breath in this group…But as your friend, I would like to apologize if I was rough, if I was vicious. I have never felt so low. I have never felt so hurt. I love you all and I am very sorry.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premiere has set the stage for a compelling series of episodes. With a spiritual retreat as the backdrop, the women are already confronting deep-seated issues, from marital struggles to personal transformations.

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Edited by Upasya Bhowal
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