Kim Richards

Kim shares why Kimberly's prom was so special and discusses Taylor's singing voice.

on Nov 20, 20120

Here we are week 3 of RHOBH! Kimberly prom has been so much fun to prepare for! When she was little I dressed her, fed her, and did her hair everyday knowing one day she would do these things for herself. So when Kimberly asked me to help her find her dress and be a part of this experience I was more than excited

When Kasey arrived I gave my input and then stepped back, allowing Kimberly her time as young lady preparing for prom, while I worked on the chicken salad and things and things and things (Haha).

Kimberly and I really enjoyed each other through this time. We were already close, but this was definitely a bonding experience! The most memorable moment: well of course when my beautiful daughter walked into the room all dressed! That face! That smile! I was speechless! My special name for Kimberly is "Magic Butterfly." When I look at her, I am sure she has wings. She is an angel.

She had a great time at the prom! Kimberly called from the limo! (Or did I call) either way she was already having fun! She and all her friend got home around 1 am. The pool was heated. They had fruit, chicken salad, and I baked some goodies. It was a success, but the best part of all was when Kimberly came in, laid down next to me, and gave me a kiss and said "Thank you for making this so special for me. I love you Mommy" I held her arms and whispered, "Thank you God." It's moments like that I will never forget. I hope she won't either!

OMG! So funny watching Kyle and Alexia in the car. It brought back soooo many memories for me as I have taught all four of mine, another bonding experience. Patience was also a number one requirement, as was humor. We laughed a lot as I saw Kyle and Alexia did as well (the best way to get thru those "Oops I hit the curb!" moments). Haha.

172 comments
robynpflepsen
robynpflepsen

looking good, thoughts clear , words of wisdom , from here you are looking great ! 

deborah.kanic
deborah.kanic

Kim, I remember you as a young actress and when I first saw you on Real Housewives I knew who you were. I am so happy for you that you are doing well on your addiction. It is nice to see you stepping up this season and making choices and not letting your sister run over you. You are truely a breath of fresh air. I do believe that Brandi was trying to mend fences with you and make things right. I think, her nerves got the best of her. I believe the two of you could become best friends. Good luck my friend.

malibutls
malibutls

Hi Kim, just wanted to say well done!  You are doing great, and I do think you and Brandi will be friends.  Funny how things work out.  Stay sweet kiddo.  

trh
trh

I have to say, that watching you the past few seasons has been an experience. The first season, I believe went down hill for not only your personal dilemmas, but adding Taylor into it, escalated the problems... The second season, was hard to watch, as your behavior and inability to take responsibility for your own actions. Now, watching you take responsibility and "trying" to mend fences (Brandi deserves this). I think this is you, the vulnerability. IT is wonderful to watch you on your journey of recovery. I truly wish you the best!

abeliever
abeliever

Kim, I commend you for your efforts for your incredible commitment to remaining sober.  My family recently discovered my father was again addicted to something else.  This is the second time in his marriage to my mother this has happened.  His focus on controlling his addiction is less than a five year old's patience.  When I watched this week's episode (11/27/12), I cried when I saw you order water.  Thank you for showing the world it is possible.  Thank you for showing everyone that it is tough, that it's not easy, but that if it's something that YOU truly want, YOU make it happen.  I hope one day, my dad sees you and sees that it's possible.  He's not getting any younger so hopefully it's soon.

Yours truly,

A believer

cupcakediva
cupcakediva

It's so nice to see you happy and comfortable in your own skin.  Rooting for you from the sidelines!  Keep up the amazing work, Kim.

theyogahottie
theyogahottie

You seem so much happier sober.  Acknowledging one's weaknesses is the first step to overcoming them.  You should be VERY proud of yourself.  

Hubbchick
Hubbchick

Thanks for blogging, it's entertaining and enlightening to see you back into the RHOBH fold.

 

Remember "Success is the best revenge"  Sobriety success that is!

countrygurl
countrygurl

Keep trying to show the rest of the ladies how to behave towards each other. <3

BrittanyJ90210
BrittanyJ90210

You lost me about the beads....sorry but that is crazy talk!

thecrows
thecrows

Kim, good job on a great weekend, wish i had a sister like you. One day at a time:)

ncgal2013
ncgal2013

Kim, you are a real sweetheart! I am glad the real Kim has come out to play!!

Phillygirl2011
Phillygirl2011

Kim - I thought you were awesome this week!  You and Brandi really seemed to be having a great conversation and making a breakthrough until Adrienne had to butt in.  I am so glad that you were willing to put your differences aside.  I liked seeing this side of you.  I wish you luck in your recovery.

anni1
anni1

I love the real YOU!  Congratulations for getting on day to day and for the GRACE that you exhibited last night!   I'm so glad you're here...I'd much prefer watching your recovery to Taylor's breakdown!  GBU!  We're all here for you dear heart!

pazsagredo
pazsagredo

Dear Kim,As the oldest sister of three girls, and I must say that I am so proud to watch you on this season of the show. Your recovery is not only great but an amazing process which is definitively felt and seen by the whole cast and viewers. So sending you a hug and much love from the bottom of my heart. Glad to see your back!!! With love,D

LizL.
LizL.

Kim - wishing you all the best.  So wonderful to see the 'real' you!  You're a gentle soul and so happy with your new path!  Keep doing it! 

lovekats
lovekats

Kim...you are getting a lot of love here and well deserved!  It is like we are getting to know you this season and you are a great person. Stay confident because it becomes you.  You seem like someone who would be so much fun to hang out with. You look fantastic and i like how much you adore your kids.

Kelly21
Kelly21

Kim, Yolanda is a great person for you to be around. I believe Yolanda and Lisa genuinely care for you and want the very best for you.I was so happy to see you and Brandi talking. I really hope all turns out good between the two of you. She seems like a very sincere person. I know she has a mouth like a truck driver but I'd rather have that in a friend than a back stabbing sister anyday.

withak
withak

Kim, You touch my heart to see you reaching out to Brandi.  She really needs it and so do you.  I think you two could be really good friends, if you gave each other a chance and were honest and kind with each other.  To see you doing such beautiful human kindnesses makes you glow!  You were such a pain last Season.  This Season you are becoming a pleasure to watch each week, getting stronger and happier each episode.  I am so happy for you and your family.

bravofan1234
bravofan1234

You are really showing the true you - it is so refreshing and good to see - I hope we see more and more - best wishes - stay strong!

 

Sweeteena1018
Sweeteena1018

Hi, Kim

Don't feel bad if you have to distance yourself from Kyle, on the outside looking in we can see how manipulative and competitive your sister is with you.  It probably has a lot to do with what went on with you guys when you where a child star.  But right now you should only focus on getting healthy and keeping your children happy and worry about your sister and what she thinks of you last, because at the end of the day she has her own family as well and it clearly shows that she has always put her family above you, so you should do the same.  When you're healthy enough to tackle the true issues with your sister than do so, but I do believe it should be the last thing on your To-Do list.  Good Luck with your sobriety.

hannah79
hannah79

Thank you for sharing your story about being an alcoholic and going through your sobriety.  It shows honesty and humility.  You appear to be a very kind person and hope your road to sobriety continues.  And thank you Bravo TV for keeping you on -- because many of us have our own demons and it is nice to see that you have your struggles like the rest of us.

oliviabell
oliviabell

Kim, I love watching you flower into a wonderful human being.  Keep having the wisdom to know what you cannot change and the courage to change the things you can. 

hatebullies
hatebullies

Yes, please be less like Kyle..  i still don't trust that u have changed (game night was just awful of you)...but.....   will see how the next episodes go.   You seems to have some issues for sure, in life, but we are from the same generation, so giving u a chance that deep down you will get better, and................   be a kinder person in the future :)

mommomo3
mommomo3

Have I gone mad? Did we not see a show last year where you met a guy at the market, he came to your house and there was a toddler you said was your youngest daughter. You were even breastfeeding her in a corner!Then we see you weepy because your youngest was going to prom. Did I fall asleep for 16 years?

abuh2009
abuh2009

I am really enjoying you this season, you are seeming less and less like Kyle which is great! best wishes with your recovery!

msrotti
msrotti

Wishing you all the very best

MissLizz1
MissLizz1

Kim:

It's good to see you taking so many positive steps in your life.  It appears though, that you still need to recognize your role in the fight with Brandi from last season.  Her comments were uncalled for but so were yours.  The comment you made about your daughters not liking her was completely unnecessary.  I'm sure Brandi's sons don't or won't think too highly of you either, and they'd be justified.

JRoc85
JRoc85

For the sake of Kim's sobriety, I really don't think she should have been on the show this season. I think it's wonderful that Kim is trying to rebuild her life and strengthen some of her weakened relationships (but not on camera)!!!!! Kim seems to be a in a more peaceful state of mind, I just want her to stay that way.

TulaneMom
TulaneMom

You look great, so happy to see you in a good, peaceful, healthy  place.

I think you are wise to pursue a friendship with Yolanda, she is a strong, caring woman who seems to genuinely care about you.

It is important for you to surround yourself with healthy, strong women , like Lisa, Yolanda, Camille and Brandi.

As for Taylor, and Adrienne, they are both toxic, and  only interested in how much camera time they get, be careful to not get sucked into any drama they will try to create.

Hope to see a lot more of you this season.

sonnyboy
sonnyboy

Its good seeing you as yourself this season.  I see you struggling to be your own person and not just kyles sister.  Your sister seems to feel the need to control and I see you breaking free from this...this is sooooo wonderful to see and you sooo need this.  You seem stronger and its good to see you taking the girls on your trip to ojai.  You and brandy talking and trying to work through some of your problems was nice to see.  Adrienne interfering was typical and we all know how outspoken brandy is so a nice moment was ruined...sorry!  Stay strong and keep being yourself and don't let other decide who you should be or how you should act...you do it your way.  You look very pretty and your hair is lovely!  I love your relationship with your children and its good to see you interacting with them on the show. 

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

You looked great. Your personality in last nights show was glowing. You interacted well. I hope things are still going strong and positive for you.

Your a good woman.

JeniferH
JeniferH

Kim I'm so happy for you! Your recovery seems to be going well. I feel like I'm watching you come back to life and its so wonderful. You're so beautiful and your overall look and vibe is happy and peaceful. Best of luck to you and your family in the future. I think your future is going to be very bright. Jen - Dallas

Kirosebud54
Kirosebud54

You are so very inspiring to me!! I am sure you are to many others as well! I'm wishing you well on your journey of recovery. Also, it would also be great when you are strong enough to get back into acting. You are still wonderful to watch on television, especially when you have your light shining from within again!

whyidontknow
whyidontknow

Kim,

Stick with your sister, Lisa, Brandi, Camille and Yolanda. Stay away from Taylor, Dana and Adrienne! Taylor is a drunk with a big mouth and Dana is her sidekick as for Adrienne she seems to stir the pot and doesn't keep her mouth shut. You have a long road and you need the people who you can lean on. Taylor, Dana and Adrienne are all about themselves

dkopf
dkopf

Your speech was so sweet.  Good for you Kim, still here rooting you on!

tanntannj
tanntannj

I love your blog, your sobriety lets your great sense of humor show! You are the better sister and more fun to watch! I too believe that Kyle did steal your house, and she contributes majorly to your addiction! I am an addict in recovery as well, so I know how hard it is! Keep up with the good work, we all love you, the true you that is coming through this season!

cjl1029
cjl1029

Kim,

I started watching this show because of you.  I used to watch all of your movies, and loved watching Nanny and the Professor.  Now I wish you would stop being on the show.  How can blame Brandi for thinking you were on drugs.  You still look like you are on something .  Brandi has tried more than once to apologize to you.  You and your sister Kylie are bullies you both think this is your own personal show.  Get over it.

 

CtViewer01
CtViewer01

Kim,

I think all of us are so very happy to see you happy and healthy.  You are and were brave to tell the world your problems and then face them head on.  It is so great to see your funny, quirky, sometimes a little goofy side - it is so endearing!  You have so much to offer and the work you are doing is fantastic.  I wish you nothing but all the very best, one day at a time.

LisaPH
LisaPH

Keep going Kim! I'm really pulling for you! You look amazing and SOOO healthy!

MicRLane
MicRLane

I grew up watching you in the movies and on TV and think you are still beautiful and absolutely wonderful as an adult. It is sad to me that your sister Kyle acts the way she does. However, I am really happy to hear that you and your sister Kathy are very close. I wish you all the best, and admire your immense talent.

crb012971
crb012971

As a boy in the 70s and teen in the early to mid 80s, my heart jumped everytime I saw Kim on Hello Larry, Diff'rent Strokes, and later in Tuff Turf. She took the "girl next door" look to another level. When you watched her on TV you felt like you actually knew her off the set. The same cannot always be said of others like Jodie Foster. When I see her today and what she's going through I can't help but wish I could jump through the TV and give her a hug. I really hope she finds happiness in her life and soon! From a character standpoint, she is the most genuine of all the housewives. Kim has more fans out here then I think she'll ever realize. If getting back into real acting is what she desires, she needs to get away from the people constantly dragging her down. Namely, her sister IMO. Kyle has unresolved issues of her own and jealousy at Kim's greater success as a child actress seems to be one of them. Kyle can't stand being #2 at anything--especially to Kim. Just my observation anyway.

hwfan12
hwfan12

Love it that you are blogging this year Kim.  I'm glad we can see the real you this year which is clearly funny and kind.  Best wishes to you.

MBbeachbabee
MBbeachbabee

I think Kim needs to get off the show temporarily and finish her sobriety and I do believe that the house that Kyle is living in was bought by Kim for her parents/mother...Kim needs to get sober and then she can come back on the show...Stay in treatment...I've been there...It takes years...I do see that Kyle has to be the Queen and nosy and into Kim's business too much...Kim take control over your life and kids, etc., and distance yourself from anyone of your many controllers in your life...You are yourself, not Kyle and that is a good thing...Keep on your own path which is not Kyle's and you don't have to live up to anyone but yourself and your goals and aspirations...I say take care of yourself First, then your children and do your own thing...Best wishes Kim!!!  Come back on later if the arrogant show stays up, if not, you are talented and made the Money in your family from an early age on...I think Kyle ought to give you back Your house and let her husband buy her One...Not take your family home that you bought! 

countrygurl
countrygurl

 @Sweeteena1018 I agree with this Kim, you are happier and healthier when your not around Kyle that much and keeping a healthy boundary at least while this shows filming. Thank God you have Kathy. God bless you Kim you are amazing! I enjoy watching you! You are the reason I've stuck it out for 3 season.

DebbieinPhila
DebbieinPhila

And how about how her and her sister acted during game night? That's something I won't forget. They both showed their true colors that night.

klarcinese
klarcinese

 @crb012971 I truly agree.  I first saw Kim on Nanny and was immediately taken with the precious little girl.  She blossomed into a beautiful woman and my heart goes out to the heartbreaks she has suffered in life.  It makes one wonder if her alcoholism would ever have taken root if her fiance hadn't been killed.  I guess it is one of the mysteries of life why bad things happen.  I also agree that Kyle seems to be a negative influence on Kim and that jealousy is the root of their problems.  Kim mentioned once that she bought Kyle's first car.  Kyle likes to portray that SHE was a famous child star but I doubt she would have appeared in the hand full of shows she did if her sister hadn't been a star.  She knows that and "punishes" Kim at every opportunity.