Kim Richards

Kim doesn't blame Adrienne or Brandi for starting drama at dinner, and she's just sorry she started crying.

on Nov 29, 20120

Whenever all of us get together in a car and Camille is with us, it seems like there's always some sort of discussion about bleaching or tattooing. . .mmmm! Interesting right? As long as it's not before a meal! Right?

Arriving at the house it was absolutely beautiful! When we took the tour and Sean dropped "five-bedrooms for seven girls bomb" on us everyone froze. I knew we'd figure it out as the house and the room were so beautiful. When Lisa and Brandi arrived it was definitely uncomfortable for a moment. A bit tension in the room. But that went away quickly and we were off to dinner!

I wanted this dinner to be different with no special seating. Everyone got to sit next to who they wanted to sit next to! And it created an opportunity for Brandi and I to sit across from one an another. No it wasn't planned this way, it's just the way it ended up! This gave us an opportunity to get to know each other a little.

In talking with Brandi, I felt like I really began to understand her and that we were connecting! She started talking about how when she's alone in her home that she drinks, and I did too. And then she said when her kids are gone she's lonely and she drinks, and I said I did too. And then she said all her friends are married and she's lonely and she hasn't had a lot of people to talk to and she drinks, and I said I did too! I completely related to her in this whole conversation! And it triggered some real emotions in me, reminding me of how painful some of these experiences have been.

218 comments
bonngunk
bonngunk

Oh and I WAS proud of you...not anymore

bonngunk
bonngunk

Nice move Kim. Throwing Brandi under the bus. She is nicer to you than all the other 2 faced people on the show and you HAD to go and be like Kyle and stir up a hornets nest. I can tell you and Kyle are sisters. You are both mean girls. Brandi was the most real friend you could have had in that group and YOU BLEW IT.

NJGuyBravoFan
NJGuyBravoFan

Hi Kim!  It was great for you to put this trip so the ladies could bond!  It was also great to see you and Brandi head towards the right direction and move on from your past problems.  I just wish your sister, Kyle, was more supportive.  It seems that the other ladies are rooting for you more to recover than you're own family.  I can be wrong, but this is what I see.  Either way, I'm rooting for you!  Wish you the best Kim and keep it up!  :-)

FanOfCaroleHousewives
FanOfCaroleHousewives

Kim, I miss your blog. I hope you are doing well. I know I can only speak for myself, but your all your fans have probably already forgiven you repeating Brandi's conversation to Adrienne and Paul. You were and still are at a fragile state. But I am pulling for you. Sending you positive energy for everything good and wonderful in your life. You deserve the best!

dragonslayer
dragonslayer

Kim  - You are the sweetheart of the show. You are doing great and you look lovely. I'm praying for you that you find your voice again. I am a mom, and I understand that as a woman we have so many roles to fulfill  - life can be very stressful at times. I believe you can be a postive  inspiration to the women on this show and in mainstream - you are definately not a B and you have a fun-loving honesty; you're just good natured, which is priceless. Stay strong...don't let anyone ruffle your feathers. I was happy to see that you and Brandi were able to have a heart to heart talk. She wants to be your friend, it's obvious and she is very regretful for your previous unpleasant exchanges...she is a wild chilld - maybe the two of you could help each other - who knows? She needs more of your softness and you need a little of her fire (not too much).

Also, I know this is a touchy subject...but please let your bitterness towards Kyle go - you will receive a tremendous amount of healing once you do that...and believe me when i say I know that you have made great sacrifices in your lifetime and there are things from those years that she never repay, you.   Forgive her, she's you sister (so forget all the stuff you harbour) and start over with her too.  You will see that once you do that  - your life will get better.     All the best to you - love you. Merry Christmas!!!   .   .

SallyAnne
SallyAnne

Kim,I just have to say that you handled the entire weekend with a lot of class.  I wish you nothing but the best and hope the peace that you've found in your sobriety continues to keep you strong and happy.  You deserve it!

Pixiestuf
Pixiestuf

You're courage & honesty is amazing, inspiring & beautiful to see!

mariannabare
mariannabare

Kim, I wish you the best in your sobriety.  I know it can be done because I did it.  I believe you need to watch the episode where you and Kim attacked Brandi at that party (when she was on crutches).  If you do, you'll see that her reaction was justified and understandable.  Not watching it is pure avoidance and denial on your part and it's not good for your recovery.

sbhb
sbhb

Hi Kim

I have never written like this, but the housewives is a guilty pleasure! I think you are very cool and strong to not be annoyed with all the drinking going on around you when you are just newly sober. That is more than a lot of people could deal with and you did not throw an attitude etc. I wish you well. Keep strong. Life is hard sometimes and I can see how anyone can turn to alcohol etc for support. I think I heard someone say that a glass of wine was the only friend they had when they were alone and lonely. Take care.

jantoine
jantoine

I do not know what an addict goes through, so this question comes with ignorance in search of knowledge: Isn't revisiting the past necessary for  healing and a more successful recovery? I would think bringing up the game night event would be an okay thing to do. Kim and Kyle were inappropriate with their behavior and should be held accountable for the hurtful things done to Brandi as well.

pjbnoel
pjbnoel

Kim, This is the first time I have signed in on the Bravo site. I loved you as a child actress way back when...we are about the same age. I have been reading other people's post and it seems the general consensus is that everyone thinks Kyle minipulates you and does not have your best interest at heart. I don't know the whole story but I will say that a couple of seasons ago when you were talking about being the main income for your family when you were younger which I believe completely; I remember Kyle getting on there and accusing you of making that up. I also remember her saying that she was a child actress as well... as if comparing herself to you......LOL gotta say I don't remember her and maybe she did guest spots or something but she definitely did not have the career that you had. Anyway.....I'm glad to see that you have a lot of support from fans, I think you deserve it! Thrilled that we have gotten to catch up on what your doing and about your life in the present. Keep pushing on!!!!!!

OCDisp1
OCDisp1

Did you ever stop to think if your sister and Adrienne cared so much about you why weren't they there for you the last two seasons, if I recall a few seasons back they were all trying to throw you under the bus, don't you remember what it felt like???  What you and your sister Kim did to Brandi (the crutches) that was unexcusable behavior!!  I don't care what she said, wrong or right that was was uncalled for.  So before you start throwing rocks at her take a look at your past and if you can't remember it because you were drunk then watch the shows from the past season.  I wish you luck on your sobriety I think it's a wonderful.  It's nice to see you sober.  Stop acting like your sister Kyle and judging everyone else for everything they say and do.  Kyle is one evil chick and would throw you under the bus, again, in a heartbeat.  At least from what I've seen.  She doesn't want you to succeed it's so obvious..P.S. If see truly cared about you she would not have let her husband say and do the things he has done to embarrass you........

Kirosebud54
Kirosebud54

Oh my.  I was just totally warmed up to you, but in watching the previews, it looks like you might be throwing Brandi under the bus.

 

YIKES!!!!  Maybe you were just looking out for your closer friends, but I hope you have proof that Brandi did something low down and dirty.

 

Inserting yourself into drama while you are probably still not in the most strengthened position with your sobriety might now be a good idea.  They say it takes at least a year of sobriety to be mentally healthy...maybe your perceptions are still a little off.

 

I really want to see you succeed, and I hope you do stay mostly focused on YOU rather than what Brandi is up to.

xxxemxxx
xxxemxxx

You planned a nice get-away and for the most part it was a good time for everyone. You look amazing and hope you continue to do well. You are really funny I want to see that side of you more.

X0

oliviabell
oliviabell

You were one of my favourite actresses when I was little (we're about the same age).  Now, you're becoming one of my favourite people.  Keep it simple. You know the rest.  Instinct is everything when you get sober.  

putyourself1
putyourself1

Kim stop focusing on what Brandi said about Paul an focus on the fact that your self centered sister and her husband stole your house from you. I know it must be painful to see her going around pretending that she has this perfect life when she has done some mean and inconsiderate things to you. I completely understand why you're not comfortable being around her and her husband because they are completely trying to down play what they did to you. If you have the strength to speak on what Brandi said you should have the strength to confront Kyle for being so insentive towards you! I wish you all the best!

Ok...
Ok...

Kim, I grew up watching you on Nanny and the Professor.  Please take care of your sobriety.  It warms my heart to see how close you and Cathy are.  Cherish that.  Don't worry if things take longer with Kyle.  You need to nurture that sobriety first.  When you're ready you'll have the words you want to say.  Sisters are special, I have three myself, each a gift in their own way.  It looks like you need time to grow stronger.  That's okay.  Perhaps she needs therapy to help her come to grips with the new Kim....the stronger, healthier, thoughtful Kim..   

jayhawkwife05
jayhawkwife05

I'm just so proud of all the progress you've made and I hope that you are proud of yourself too.  I love that at the beginning of the show you say that life is a journey and that you're finding yourself every day.  I hope things continue to go well for you and I really hope that you and Kyle continue to build a good relationship during the rest of the season.  Family is so important and it seems like she really wants the best for you, even if you guys are typical sisters sometimes! 

Eva18
Eva18

I think you need to set aside an afternoon, get a box of tissues and watch Season Two.  You told Brandi you haven't watched any of it.  What you also haven't done is accept any responsibility for your very bad behavior. While others may be willing to forget your past misdeeds you need to take responsibility for them and apologize for them. 

 

You're a parent  AND you've been to rehab and you claim you never even heard of crystal meth? Who's zooming who, Kim?

IrisDan
IrisDan

So proud of you and your sobriety!! I think its great that you have forgiven because that is a big part of moving forward. Again very proud of you and happy for your family!

4thehighheels.4therawdeals
4thehighheels.4therawdeals

Kim, I am so happy for your recovery and truly do wish you the best as you journey on to find  real peace and happiness.

 

However, I was very disappointed in this last episode.  First, Brandi apologized to you and you owe her an apology.  Regardless of the reasons for your behavior (alcohol inspired), you need to own up to it, recognize your part in it, and make amends (which means apologizing).  This is what *real* recovery is about.  If you don't take responsibility for your wrongs, it will greatly hinder your ability to stay sober. 

 

Also, I don't believe that you have never heard of meth.  That's just BS.  First, anyone who is not living in a cave in 2012 (or 2011) knows what meth is.  Second, you've been to treatment before and there is no way I will believe that you never ran across a "meth head" there.  And no, they don't all live in Appalachia. 

 

Be strong--and be true to yourself.  Denial can run very deep for those mired in addiction.  Make sure that you don't fall victim to that dangerous river because it could cost you a lot.  I wish you all the best. 

Bonz25
Bonz25

I hope today is a good day for you - day by day....

You have made great progress it's about the effort not the perfection. 

You have many supporters-  Shame Kyle does not understand  how to support your needs.  I saw the look on your face when you came back from the bathroom as you looked at your sister who never moved from her chair.  She was more intent on holding Kangaroo court to lynch Brandi than checking in on you.  Chin up you are loved by many.

Blaze5
Blaze5

Kim, I have to say That previous episodes I wasn't a fan of yours however as time went on I had the opportunity to understand or try to understand you. You have been through alot fought demons along the way and in front of the camera no less! But I have to say that watching this new Kim is great and I applaud you in every way. You have shown a lot of maturity and and willingness to forgive and move on. The breakthrough with you and Brandi was great ! I see in your eyes that you are trying to move on and be a better person. God is working in your favor and that's a wonderful thing!! I wish you much success in your sobriety and in life in general:) just one word of advice......stay positive surround yourself with positive people as much as possible and let all the drama (including Kyle sorry) take care of itself you're above that now ! Good luck and god bless Sijae :)

Always-Right
Always-Right

Kim, you look so different now that you are sober. Stay Strong. One day at a time girl. Get to know who you are, establish boundaries with people, and remove yourself from scenarios or people that do not support you or have your best interests at heart. The trip that you planned was beautiful and all of you did appear to have fun. I'm glad that you and Brandi resolved some of your issues because having that type of negativity when your trying to regain your strength is toxic. Besides, as much as viewers love drama, we all enjoy success stories too. 

 

goddessdianna
goddessdianna

keep up the good internal work. i am so happy to see you sober, healing and getting to know yourself again. that takes courage. the journey your on is amazing a very spiritual one with yourself and those around you. good trip to Ojai. to your health, sobriety, and happiness....your on such a wonderful path an inspiration to others, thank you Kim

berry_interesting@
berry_interesting@

Lovely hostess for a fun vacation! 

Question... have you watched the episode from when Brandi was on crutches? It may be worth a peek to recap ALL behaviors involved. Brandi is sweet to reach out, and it would be beautiful to see you addressing your actions that night as well.

Congrats on your sobriety, I know that making amends and being accountable is a huge and difficult step.

You are a dear one, for sure.

Keep on!

zgma
zgma

Kim Adrienne did mean to start trouble for she is mean spirited and self centered. 

shelly1011
shelly1011

could these women recognize anything positive?  so self involved.  disgusting --they should be ashamed of themselves.

shelly1011
shelly1011

i'm just catching up.  i'm so offended by the "someone's crying" episode.  shame on almost everyone.  i always thought kim was a disaster who was playing the victim.  she put this trip together and most of the other ladies were divas.   specifically, lisa said i'm not a diva. seriously woman. the fact that kim got out of her shell, real friends that want her to heal and succeed would have kept their mouths shut. jeez can't imagine hanging with those women who cannot appreciate the beauty of a slumber party.  doesn't anyone remember being a teenager.  so disgusted with most of the girls.  Hail KIm--sorry the you didn't get what you deserve from the other girls. you got screwed.  although i'm glad you and brandi were able to heal.    shelly1011Edit profileSign outcann

lachihuahua
lachihuahua

Kim, congratulations on the work you have done to become sober.  I am incredibly proud of your courage in this journey.  I am really lookwing forward to more of your growth and serenity.

 

BTW, The Ojai Valley in an Spa is a very special place for me as well, particularly the "pink moment".  Great choice!

Bonzi
Bonzi

Kim...It's so nice to see you become the person you are meant to be, without alcohol!  Keep it up!

justmee
justmee

Kim, We are all wondering when you are going to take responsibility for your part in the whole "Brandi and Kim" debacle. SO Brandi lashed out and said you were on meth. The truth is, you were on something. How about everything leading up to that point? You said and DID some pretty crappy things. If Brandi were my daughter or sister and you hid her crutches from her, I would have come unglued. SO let's not forget your part in it, Kim. With that said, as a fan of RHWOBH, i have to say that I am proud of your sobrity, thus far. You handled yourself well as the ladies were drinking away. Kudos to you! It's not easy. I know this.  I wish you the best of luck and stop being so hard on Brandi. You never know, she could be the best friend you'd ever have if you would give her a chance.

donnakay47
donnakay47

Kim:  I am so proud of your accomplishment with sobriety. You have such a wonderful presence and grace surrounding you and I love watching you on the show. I wish you nothing but joy and love. I hope you and Brandi will work on building a relationship, because the past is the past.

maidofthemist
maidofthemist

Hey Lady! i have loved you since Little house( PEGLEG)yah know,You have found your strength Kim dont let it go, you are a bright soul,a good woman.

Sam64
Sam64

I saw a trailer for next week and you really shake things up by telling Adrienne and Paul something Brandi says. They don't say what she said but geez....do you really have to tattle secrets? I'm wondering if this is set in the 7th grade!

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

I guess you take no responsibility for your actions at that party. You were drunk and you and your sister were very mean to someone new. The two of you (Kyle) picked on someone that had no friends at the event and was on crutches. 

For you to say that you have never heard of meth is crazy. I hope that you have started owning your part of situations in your addiction. She was completely wrong for saying that to you and I believe she apologized to you before at a party. 

I wis you luck and love on your lifetime road to recovery... but you have to be honest , at least with yourself in order to go forward.

NJstrong
NJstrong

Congratulations on your sobriety Kim!!! Wish you good health and happiness. Keep your distance from Kyle shes not supportive and toxic.

Pete333
Pete333

Kim,  I'm glad to see you doing well.  Stay away from your sister as she likes to stir the pot nd cause trouble!  I'm also happy to see you and Brandi getting along.  I like Brandi (even if she is rough around the edges) she is not phony and tells it like it is.

alleylovesbravo
alleylovesbravo

I wish you the best and I am so glad that you and Brandi talked. I don't care for your sister and thought that game night was b/s! Brandi felt attacked and she attacked in return. I was really mad at that episode as you guys bullied her until she got mad as a hornet. You alienated her and then picked on and bullied her. Often when you back someone into a corner they sometimes knock you out, not everyone bows down! Brandi didn't and never will, I respect her for that. I was proud of Brandi and agreed with all that she said,  you were clearly high as a kite. However, it has greatly raised my opinion of you that you talked to her. I didn't like you at all before and you are fast becoming a favorite! I hope you have wonderful success in the future, best of luck to you Kim!

Hulali
Hulali

After watching you get so upset about Brandis' game night comment after all this time and several apologies from her, where is YOUR apology to her for being cruel and inapropriate as well?? I think it would do you a world of good to realize that Brandi's commet was not an unprovocted attack but a defensive response to being bullied by you and Kyle the entire night.  You of all people know what its like to be on Kyle's bad side.  You owe Brandi an apology too

bookdiva
bookdiva

 @Kirosebud54

 You are so right on the money with this one. I think she would be better off the show to get her life together.

Sam64
Sam64

@putyourself1 Kyle didn't really steal her house. Kim sold her share to Kyle and then years later wanted to buy back in and Kyle said no....rightfully so. A deal is a deal. It was in a drunken stupor Kim said that.

BeNice
BeNice

@justmee I completely agree with you! Kyle AND Kim were down right cruel to Brandi and I've yet to hear Kim apologize. Brandi was only reacting to being bullied for an entire evening on game night. I've known many addicts; none have used it as an excuse to be spiteful. Cannot believe that Kim has gone through the rehab process and still fails to take accountability for her behavior.

dani1111
dani1111

 @justmee Exactly!   It's not like Brandi just attacked Kim on "Game Night" for no reason!   Everything Brandi said that night was a direct result of the horrendous way Kim and Kyle were treating here first, for absolutely no reason.  They were so awful and childish to her.  It was like watching the "Mean Girls of Junior High." I wish Kim would acknowledge her role in things.  Why is Brandi expected to always apologize for every little thing she does, but nobody ever apologizes to her??

 

 

Windsor
Windsor

 @Sam64

 One step forward and two steps back.

 

Just when I think I can like you, you start stirring the pot again.

 

The way you and Kyle tortured Brandi, it seems you should apologize as well. Own up to your mistakes and stop with the high school tattling.

artist25
artist25

 @Sam64 Yeah it seems like Kim was the one that started the whole mess between Paul and Brandy next week. Kim you  may want to stay out of the drama giving the fragility of your mental state. I don't think you're the type to deal with conflict well. Anyway wishing you the best with your sobriety.

tacobell1
tacobell1

 @Sam64  I just watched that trailer too and was extremely disappointed in Kim for doing that.  Why?  What good will come from tattling between friends, Kim???? Really happy for your sobriety and wish you much success.  However really thought you rubbing the mud under your towel to be a bit strange and cray cray, with the moaning - Too much....

 

Fanofshow
Fanofshow

 @bookdiva  @Kirosebud54

 With the exception of Lisa, I'm not sure if any of these ladies have their lives "together"   I like having her on the show getting support from viewers and proving to others with similiar problems, that sobriety can only improve one's life.   I'm sure during the season Kim will make bad decisions.  I believe she will recognize these mistakes to make her life even better than before. . .Good luck Kim!

Hulali
Hulali

 @Sam64  @putyourself1  Thats not exactly right... Kim needed money and borrowed $20,000 from Kyle and gave her the interest in the house as collatral, when she paid her back (months later not years) she wanted the interest back too.  If she had legitamately sold her 1/3rd interst in this beautiful house, it would have been much much more that $20,000.  Besides... Kim finacially supported her mother and the sisters for years, Kyle could have shown a little appreciation for that and been upfront about the house issue when she borrowed the money. They took advantage of Kim's distress to get a total bargain on the property!