Diana Jenkins and Sheree Zampino are joining RHOBH for Season 12, E! News revealed earlier today.
Who is Sanela Diana Jenkins?
According to her Wikipedia page, Jenkins is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who was born in Bosnia before relocating to Beverly Hills, California. She is the founder and CEO of D Empire Entertainment which is a full-service music label that represents “emerging and established artists within the intersection of traditional and innovative media strategy, branding, publicity, recording, distribution and licensing.”
In 1999, she married Roger Jenkins, a prominent executive at Barclays Bank. They have two children together but have since divorced.
Friend of the Housewives
Ever since Jenkins was spotted filming with the cast a few weeks ago, rumours have been swirling that she would be featured on RHOBH Season 12 in some capacity.
While a few outlets have tied Sanela to Dorit Kemsley, we hear that she is also quite friendly with Lisa Rinna, Crystal Kung Minkoff, and Kathy Hilton, and will be introduced to the group as someone who is familiar with many of the Housewives. Currently, all of the Housewives follow Jenkins on Instagram… except for Kyle.
Who is Sheree Zampino?
Sheree Zampino, described by E! News as an artist and entrepreneur, is a close friend of Garcelle Beauvais and is the ex-wife of actor Will Smith, so expect her storyline to be quite juicy.
While an official announcement was originally planned for yesterday, December 20, we hear that production company Evolution Media wasn’t aware that the RHONJ Season 12 trailer was also scheduled to drop and after RHOBH rumours started leaking over the weekend, anything official was delayed… until now.
With the addition of Zampino and Jenkins to the cast, that means RHOBH Season 12 is set to have EIGHT full-time Housewives: Diana Jenkins, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Jayne, Sutton Stracke, and Garcelle Beauvais. Kathy Hilton and Sheree Zampino will be featured as official Friends Of the Housewives. Despite being spotted filming, former Housewife Teddi Mellencamp was not included in today’s report.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will return with Season 12 in 2022.