The Hiltons stick together.
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kathy Hilton’s youngest daughter, Nicky Hilton, cast a bit of a shadow over her mother’s co-stars over an incident dubbed the “tequila gate.”
Nicky’s aunt, Kyle Richards, was among the reality stars who mocked Kathy for promoting her tequila brand, Casa Del Sol, on a recent episode of the Bravo show.
“I think all women go ahead and promote their products,” Nicky, 38, told Page Six Tuesday at the God’s Love We Deliver ice cream event in New York City.
“I don’t see why she should be an exception.”
Kathy, 63, first gathered the women together after a group dinner and encouraged them to “get down to earth” on the tequila she had invested in with Nicky and James Rothschild.
“I want you guys to try,” Kathy said, before Nurse Kyle, 53, interrupted her with a buzz and continued her conversation with Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne.
Fuel was added to the fire when Rinna, 59, asked for a shot of her “friend’s” Kendall Jenner’s Tequila 818 in front of Kathy, who informed her the bar was stocked with Casa Del Sol.
“Can I try a little shot of that 818 tequila? I want to see what that tastes like,” Rinna said during the cast’s recent trip to Aspen.
“I just want to try it because it’s my friend Kendall Jenner’s tequila. I just haven’t tried it,” she added.
The former soap star later said in a confessional: “Of course they have Kathy’s tequila and I have a sneaking suspicion that Kathy put it there herself. Kathy made sure tequila was there and was good for her.”
The socialite then slammed her co-star for her “fucking disgusting” behavior and told the group she was leaving.
“[Rinna says that] Right here in front of me and Kyle isn’t doing damn things,” she continued, referring to her half-sister.
“Come on, she doesn’t say anything and I’m pissed.”
Kathy’s eldest daughter, 41-year-old Paris Hilton, also chimed in when she took to Twitter and described her aunt’s actions as “so unkind”.
Others were quick to point out that Rinna had received a special tasting of her Rinna Wines brand on RHOBH. Also, her husband Mauricio Umansky is regularly featured on the reality show with his real estate company, The Agency.
Nicky, a newly appointed board member of the food and nutrition services charity God’s Love We Deliver, said she had no idea about her mother’s future reality TV plans.
“I have no idea,” said the mother-of-three when asked if Kathy would return for another season of “RHOBH.”
“We didn’t really talk about it.”