Kim Richards

Kim discusses her relationship with her sister and explains her pillow in Europe.

on Apr 6, 20130

Hi everyone! Another season here, and another season gone!

This has been a great year, and one of the most amazing experiences I've gone through! I am not ashamed or embarrassed for anything that has happened this season. Of course, I may not have liked everything, and I’m sure I said the wrong thing or made mistakes. But I'm only human, and I have tried very hard to express myself as honestly as I can! Looking back at myself over this last season, I'm amazed at the changes I've seen! Thank you so much for sharing this growth with me, and for being a part of my sobriety! You have all been such a huge part of me overcoming some huge obstacles! I feel as if we have done this together, and I am forever grateful to you! OK, enough about us. You probably want to know about the reunion, so let's get started. . .

I think you all see that my sister Kyle and I are in a great place today. This season, you saw us struggling, and trying to piece our relationship back together, and we've done it! Over Christmas break, we worked on it while we did Stars in Danger, and now we’ve come full circle. At the Reunion Part 2, I just needed to tell her that moving forward, she needs to be more consistent with what she says to me, and that we need to be more upfront with one another. I want her to know I'll always have her back, and I want to know she will always have mine! The last couple years have been very challenging. I love my sister very much, and we’ve overcome these hurdles together. I truly want to thank you for the support you given Kyle and I through these times! We have really felt your support pushing us forward! Thank you!

786 comments
lisazem
lisazem

I  am happy you are FINALLY sober. it was hard watching you in past seasons, especially when you weren't making any sense or bullying brandi.  hopefully you can keep up the sobriety, it makes you a much nicer person!!

lynniepye
lynniepye

I never thought I would say this but I would rather watch Shahs the this season on rhbh

janiceh3
janiceh3

Kim looks great in the previews of the upcoming season.  Sometimes I think people watch what we say and twist every little thing and if we do not always come across soft spoken, we are criticized for that too.  I would just like to say, it is not always easy for a person to keep their mouth shut considering that they are pushed and pushed until a harsh word is spoken, as you spoke to Mr. Vanderpump, in the upcoming previews.  I realize you all have a lot of stress on you from the publicity as well.  Just remember we, your fans, love you. 

rosyposy
rosyposy

If Lisa's husband once again stepped into the middle of the wives'  business, then good for you calling him out.   Some of the husbands on the wives franchise are such beatches.  No man constantly sticks his mouth into the ladies  misunderstandings.  The old fool seems only good for standing around holding onto the mutt and parroting Lisa's every word.  I have yet to hear one of you stop and say "Ken, what do you think of the situation?".  He needs a life, a hobby, ....SOMETHING.

rzanna
rzanna

I saw the clip in which you are attacking Lisa's husband.  I hope that got resolved, because he is the loveliest man on the show, one who actually supports his wife and is trustworthy.

lolalola1977
lolalola1977

so glad all is well with the two of you. hope next season is wonderful for you and kyle.

talaura13
talaura13

I am so proud of you........It must not be easy growing up child actors but both you and your sister have come through it very well much luck and love for happiness and serenity for years to come. I love the show.

hans.hausen.31
hans.hausen.31

I just saw Game Night from season two and i forgot how much dislike you and your sister! And in the end Brandi won all over you guys, she is the one who is most lovable  by the audience !

wonetah.einfeldt
wonetah.einfeldt

kristy s you nailed it. brandis a lady like vodka is gin. aint happening, go leann

kristy.s
kristy.s

good luck in your sobriety Kim.  for being the 2 growing up in the spotlight,  you and Kyle are the only real people on this show.  The others are entertaining to watch but just fake.  Brandi disgusts me. What "LADY" uses the F word every other sentence then complains that people do not treat her like a "LADY."   Kim, keep your sanity by staying away from her.

kennybob52
kennybob52

just watched a re-run of game night in a marathon from 2011...had forgotten just how nasty you and your sister really were....stop playing the victim....part of recovery is accepting responsibility for your past actions.....

luciano
luciano

REALLY WISH YOU WOULD LEAVE THE SHOW.  HATE YOUR VICTIM MENTALITY

Gigi1971
Gigi1971

Kim, you are beautiful. Hang on to your sobriety like it is God's greatest gift.

Pheobe
Pheobe

Kim, I grew up watching you on Disney.  When I saw that you were on Housewives I was thrilled to be able to "catch up" with you again. You are beautiful.  Just please stay focused on you, your children and your health.  You are strong.  You can do whatever you set your mind to.  I think it is interesting that young stars end up using substances and going down the wrong road.  Did you ever think about writing a book that describes a child stars life and the expectations that you endure?  You are not alone in your journey.  I would love to read a book about your life during that time.   While I thought you were so cute and I wanted your voice, I wonder now, what were you going through at that time.  I love ya! Best wishes to you and yours!

twiddledeedum
twiddledeedum

OMG, I just watched this seasons reunion again and I think my level of shock keeps getting worse. Everyone on the show looked haggard and tired except for Kyle and Brandi. I find it incredible that you hold grudges for ever but expect everyone to support you and not be offended by the mean things you say. If you think staying sober comes from strength you are wrong. It comes from surrender and a place of being humble. You cannot control anyone but yourself no matter how much you boo hoo or shake your finger at them, making bizarre claims that they are mean and naughty. To stay sober you have to admit culpability on your part and then make amends. This requires a tremendous  amount of honesty without self pity or exaggeration. Just the honest facts. What happens then is a slow road to better thinking, relationships and finally the keys to the kingdom. This is very hard for me to say but I now believe that I was very mentally ill. Wow. Things have changed for me but I wanted it so bad.

Good luck to you and hope this message helps.

MzChrizti
MzChrizti

Kim, I am such a huge fan of yours. Sorry that some can't get over game night. I really think calling Brandi out for her accusations that night served her right. If she doesn't want people to get mad at her, she should watch what she says. Unfortunately, she seems to love to attack others and then cry victim constantly. Lets remember that so far, when she cries foul, it has been her instigating the issues. Unfortunately, Yolanda seems to have an opinion about everyone even if she doesn't really know them. She takes sides even when she doesn't have the full story, which is never a good thing. Some day, Yolanda will learn not to believe everything Brandi says. She will see Brandi's true colors and how she always downplays her responsibility in so much.

alma13
alma13

Dear Kim, Brandi is extremely rude. She's very selfish and disrespectful. She's outta control. I'm from Hawaii and non of us here is a fan of hers. She should be removed from Beverly Hills Housewives. She's not a good role model. That's why her husband left her. Seriously she has a mental problem. I just wish you and Kyle the best. Friends just come and go but families are always forever. Good luck!

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

Hi Kim, 

 

Everyone was worried about you this season especially Kyle.  I say mess with them and act drunk.  Maybe then they will unclench their asses for a second.

 

You have a powerful story and life to live.  And living it publicly has the possibility to teach a lot of people what it is like.  Keep your head up and have fun.  You only get one life so Learn it, Love it, Live it.

 

XOXO

George Sand

skylark
skylark

Good luck on your sobriety! Just don't count on Kyle. She is a jealous wreck , an addiction to wanting to be "the one who is liked". The nicest ones on the show are Lisa and Yolanda who helped you. Then you dissed Yolanda. And shaking your finger calling Brandi a naughty girl was to immature and painful to watch. Look at how awful you and Kyle treated her on game night. That episode still makes me feel so bad for Brandi with you two jumping on her, acting crazy in the bathroom , the hostess didn't stop you, later we find out you DID have an addiction and still you can't let go of Brandi. Is it because Kyle hates her and Kyle manipulates you ? I think you should drop Kyle and build a relationship of trust with your daughters who are older now and realize Kyle may have been jealous of your childhood suc- ess and her lack  of it. She is extremely competitive and going up against Lisa was a big mistake. She is no Lisa and never will be. Mauricio was a prick to Brandi and no gentleman. Ken was kind. So Kyle and Mauricio , yuk. The only nice one in that house is Portia and Kyle already is teaching her not to like you (the phone epsiode when Portia says "How annoying' when Auntie Kim won't answer. If I saw Kyle on my caller id I wouldn't pick up either. And face it, we don't all carry cell phones 24/7. They need charging sometimes! Anyway good luck and find hope and growth in your own house and with your own kids and maybe older sister Kathy if she is nicer than Kyle.

miny
miny

I am proud of your for being strong and sober Kim. don't forget other people come and go and you sisters will always have each other.

I was sad to see you get manipulated so easily by Brandi though. you started fighting with your sister over an accusation Brandi made. It seemed as if you believed what she said. You know that's not true. You know deep down in your heart that your sister would never wish for you to fail. 

You went right under Brandi's scam and did exactly what she wanted, for you to fight and disbelieve your sister, 

keep up the hard work

 

mgoodw4
mgoodw4

Shame helps no one, but you need to start working harder at TRUTH.  The core of addiction is lies and I am pretty sure you have been party to several this last year.  I cannot believe no one took you to a doctor in Paris - you were clearly not well.  And what random medications do you have lying around to confuse nevertheless how do you expect anyone to believe you continued to confuse them and didn't notice how they were messing you up?  You don't owe any of us an explanation, but get real with yourself AND don't get mad when people express concern or even disbelief at your behavior on several occasions during the season.  

 

Most everyone wants to see you well, but everyone has a duty to remember there is a difference between support and enabling.  Heck, so often people moved straight to overt apathy  - turning a blind eye to a fellow human being's lack of lucidity.  And, your addicted mind is still quite strong as was evidenced by your manipulative attempts to villainize those who expressed understandable concern at your behavior peppered with paranoia.  Don't be exploited anymore - get real help and stick strongly to the program.  You are loved....

annieMT
annieMT

KIm, know you don't want to hear it, but your sister DOES want you to fail in your sobriety; do yourself a favor and stop trying to repair an irreparable situation.  You sister stole your house. I believe that 100%.  I have no respect for her or her husband because they have SO much, yet they scammed you out of your house.  EVERYONE knows it.  Your sister Kathy keeps her mouth shut, but the viewers can read between the lines and notice how she never shows up at Kyle's events; that is her way of showing her disapproval, because she knows what Kyle did to you.  Keep on truckin' with your sobriety, Kim.  You can do it! 

twiddledeedum
twiddledeedum

Kim , not sure if you read these but I have to say how disappointed I was with you shaking your finger at Brandi and calling her a naughty little girl. What the heck. Did it think it was game night where you can be mean and cruel again? Why can't you be honest? Watching you spew your nonsense is just too much. And when you tried to tell Taylor she had a drinking problem was hysterical. What high horse are you on? Stop playing the victim and start apologizing. Think about doing something for someone else without expecting something back. Learn some morals and values and quit bulldozing people.

eml8786
eml8786

As an individual coping with alcoholism, which is a disease in its own right, I am so disappointed in you for being horribly insensitive about Yolanda's disease, which, might I add, is an extremely serious one that she has absolutely NO control over (unlike alcoholism).

FanViewerNJ
FanViewerNJ

Everyone kkeps talking about Kyle and Lisa on here--Lisa is not UN-FORGIVING. She was friends with Kyle after the "in friendships, every-move-is-calculated" comment wasn't she? That took enormous forgiveness. The problem is, Kyle continued all this season to not back Lisa up, and to underhandedly set up the love affair that the audience has with Lisa/Brandi by going after Brandi with set up topics. AND hit Lisa through the back door for defending Brandi. SO transparent. Of COURSE Kyle can't defend Lisa. The entire point has been to make the audience hate Lisa like they did her (kyle) out of extreme jelosuy over the popularity contest. Lisa gave her chance after chance, but Kyle wants to win BAD--she thinks we're stupid, and doesn't see what she subtly did all year. Wrong! 

caitrin
caitrin

     Of COURSE you don't understand Brandi: she was loyally standing up for her FRIEND, who you attacked on the reunion---friendship being a concept I doubt you understand, just as I doubt you know how to be an actual friend. Shame on you for your inability to own up to doing anything wrong, but to be the first to condemn others for perceived misbehavior, and for your ugly attack on Yolanda, both at the reunion and in your blog.

Meldoy98
Meldoy98

Not that I'd ever defend Kim or Kyle, but the episode did air where Yolanda was slamming Lisa. It wasn't aggressive so most people don't seem to remember it. It wasn't a lie, possibly an exaggeration. She didn't say exactly  or fully, what Kim or Kyle claimed she said, however, I wouldn't be surprised if that was just not filmed or not put in the episode.

Plus Yolanda was being rude to Kim at the reunion, regardless of whether or not she carried her pillow. She was rude.

kleemzz@yahoo.com
kleemzz@yahoo.com

Kim you should be proud of yourself, and kick that Yolonda to the curb, Camille defended you against Yolonda, on Whats Happening Live with Andy Cohen, stating that you and Kyle were telling the truth when Yolonda said that Lisa was full of Crap, and Camille has no reason to lie. Keep up the good work, remember your worth, and look forward to seeing more of you!

Lizgurl10
Lizgurl10

@hans.hausen.31 I agree with you completely. The Richard Sisters were so mean to Brandi and she turns out to be the fan favorite. Without Brandi no one on the RHOBH are someone you turn the TV on to see. Kim, if you are still sober I am happy for you.

Sayen
Sayen

 @wonetah.einfeldt  Seriously? All of them have sworn at one point or another. I don't know how you judge people but action speaks louder than words. Brandi is all mouth but lacks the vindictive nature Kyle and Kim have. As for leann...well...just another sad case not worth thinking about  

Malika9.19
Malika9.19

 @twiddledeedum

 Beautifully said...You should be commended on insightful post. I respect the honesty and the passion. I, too, struggle with demons. And yes, it's a tough road to hoe. You are correct at pointing out Kim's grudge holding. That is as much a poison as alcohol. Danger Will Robinson-Danger. Stay strong my cyber friend!

Nightengale
Nightengale

 @MzChrizti

 Yolanda is called (get this) a human being. Of course she takes sides, isn't that what you are doing right now? Someday she will figure out she is too intelligent for this show and get back to normal people who know how to hold a conversation. Brandi has never ever, ever, ever cried victim. She is not the one who instigates problems, that would be Kyle who brought up Brandi's blunder at every episode and prodded others to berate Brandi at every single episode. Kyle showed her true colors for 2 seasons now. She puts down her sister, Takes up defense of Adrienne when Adrienne never asked for help and clearly kept the issue of what Brandi said alive. Season 2 showed Kim and Kyle's  true colors on game night and Kim was  Clearly doing drugs in the bathroom all night so Brandi was right about the drugs, just wrong about which ones.

twiddledeedum
twiddledeedum

 @MzChrizti

 Are you for real? You are putting the cart before the horse. Brandi said what she did only after allowing Kyle and Kim to laugh at her out loud within hearing distance for far too long in my opinion. They humiliated her thru on game night and then she said what she said. Is it possible to get over game night? Yes, Brandi did, but after having something similar happen to my loved one I cannot tolerate such hateful, vile and ugly abuse. Whatever sin's Brandi commits are forgiven in my opinion because she hasn't even come close to the level of crap the witchard sisters threw at her, including slut pig.

 

Give Yolanda a break for being new and pretty astute. She had everyone's number by the end of the season and what ever happens from here on out won't change how she figured out who were the real creeps on the show. Bravo to Brandi and Yolanda.

 

We have seen Kyle and Kim's true colors for the past three seasons so Brandi has to go 3 seasons of pure venom before she catches up to Kyle and Kim's venom.

twiddledeedum
twiddledeedum

 @alma13

 I think it is funny that her husband leaves her for another woman with more money and yet she is the one at fault and is a poor role model.

Being a good role model is not required for the show.

suze1
suze1

 @miny

 kim is the most screwed up chick on the show. I really wish she'd leave because I can't stand watching her crap. you can't tell me she's sober. she must think we're all stupid. sorry kim no ones buying it!!! go away!

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

 @mgoodw4 This is great advice and observations.  I didn't think Kim should have been so defensive.  Its obvious the people who really know her or care about her want her to succeed.  But she doesn't often give them credit.

Robinlynn
Robinlynn

 @Meldoy98

 Meldoy, there is no film on the so-called trashing of Lisa.  It happened at the airport.  Evidently Kyle and Kim made another scene at the airport.  Kyle totally ignored Kim.  Since we all know Kim was not acting sober, Yolanda sat with Kim and carried her bags and pillow for her.  Brandi helped!  This sort of thing is always Kyle and Kim's motive.  They turn on the ones that help them and accuse them of things by saying it happened off camera.  There is no proof anything was said so the public takes sides on who they believe.  Kyle does it all the time!  Long story short, Kyle lied again!  She can't seem to portray the truth!  She has proved her 'tales' on the show.  Kyle's version of Game Night portrayed to Lisa was untrue.  Lisa saw the show and made a comment later re how horribly Kyle and Kim treated Brandi!  Lisa also said the version she heard from Kyle was not acturate!

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

 @Meldoy98 I remember it as do many people. Kyle said the conversation they had was at the airport. The conversation we saw didn't happen at the airport.

bsbfankaren
bsbfankaren

 @Meldoy98 The problem here is that Kyle said it happened at the airport.  The scene you are talking about involved Yolanda responding to what Kim was saying and in which she made clear as she did to Lisa that she was not happy about Lisa continuing to discuss what happened with Kim, in front of Kim.  While Kyle might have been putting two conversations together, what she said occurred, if she is telling the truth, it didn't make it on camera.

terrypv
terrypv

 @kleemzz@yahoo.com

 Camille wasn't there so how does she know who was telling the truth when all she knew was hearsay.

Meldoy98
Meldoy98

 @bsbfankaren Oh right, I see. Forgot she did talk to Lisa about that too.  I don't see Kyle lying, but I dont see Yolanda saying exactly what they said that she said. I feel like it was exaggeration of truth then. We might never know then.