Kim Richards

She explains how she managed to fit in Portia's birthday party and some needed quality time with her kids.

Nov 16, 20120

Well I hope you are enjoying your week so far! I really had a great time watching Maurice and Paul run around in those shoes! I wish ALL men could give it a try, have a little more understanding for us girls!

For those of you you who know Portia's birthday fell on the same weekend that my children and I had planned to spend our very first weekend together in over a year in (OUR NEW HOME!). Last year I had moved in with Ken and my children did not want to come to his house. So coming home from post-rehab living at the BH Hotel, and then finding a home, mean it's been well over a year since we've had a place to call our own. This was something we have all been looking forward too! When Portia's birthday came up last minute I found myself up against the wall, but thought I would leave it up to my kids. It did not surprise me when they didn't want to go! They were happy to be home and wanted to stay put. The moment seemed OK for me to run up to say "hi" without taking away from special time so I threw on a sundress and did just that!

I didn't want to make any commitment to Kyle that I may not keep! Right now, my children are my first in healing in my recovery and are my number one priority!

132 comments
Canton2003
Canton2003

Kim just do what is best for you. If you do not want to do something do not be bully by anyone even your sister Kyle to do what they want.  Everyday is a brighter day and enjoy life.

lilylily
lilylily

Really loving you this season Kim-  you are the best!

Sam64
Sam64

The prom scene was just strange to me. You making chicken salad (with your fingers...yuk). Putting it in a pretty bowl, putting out cupcakes, etc. Who were these for? If you have already done this 3times you know the couple goes out to dinner before prom. Maybe it was a set up for the show? Right after they left you started putting things away. Personally the set up scenes drive me crazy. Just be real.

lizzie69
lizzie69

So happy for you Kim.  You are my favorite.  Your sister, well let's just say I don't give a damn about a huge kiddie birthday party.  You did the right thing. Have fun with your kids. I only have one and she is growing up way too quickly.

071260
071260

donna

kim you are the best one on the show. you are honest and real. You are dealing with so much in front of the cameras I applaud your bravery!!!! you go girl!!!!

 

shantel27
shantel27

You and Taylor disappointment me. In a world that you live in you have been blessed and you can't be happy. You blame others for your problems and then you abuse drugs. So sad! you sad little women. Stay sane and drug free this time.

tjjpt
tjjpt

(1) About Kyle, I know why you are leary and weary of her. She acted holier than thou, howling that she cares for you but you did not appreciate all the while she was so full of herself and putting you down (2) About Brandi, you are in the wrong. You and Kyle had been very mean to her in the beginning so she fought back. You needed to look at the video and apologize to her. How cruel to make fun of someone on the crutch. Well she was inaccurate about meth instead of alcohol but whatever for the general audience, it basically means that you are or were an addict. So own it and stop blaming everything on Brandi.

dkopf
dkopf

Kim, I am rooting for you everyday.  I know you can do it! Keep up the fight girl!  Stand up for yourself and don't feel like you have to explain your actions to anyone.  Looking forward to seeing you more this season.

wendymolson
wendymolson

Kim - it's nice to seeing you blog this time around.  I support your sobriety and doing what's best for you at this time.  Making amends with the people you need to is important to you and try to be above what you can.  I enjoy watching the show and seeing how you interact with any negativity, in the hope that you can rise above any negativity from anyone in the future with grace!   You got it!

mmel602
mmel602

"I missed out on everything as a child,"  Kim, I hope that you really get help dealing with your past.  You harbor a lot of resentment and now entitlement that is not serving you well as an adult.  Get active in your own life and get some distance from your sister. 

chapis2201
chapis2201

you made me cry tonight so so much !!!!!! i lost my parents recently and just was so so cute and adorable you making sure your daughter prom was perfect !!!! she and all your kids are very luck to have you close and be there for her in this day so so special  !!!!! i love this episode love love love and I m so happy for you!!! seeing you happy health and stunning !!! very excited for the season and love you Kyle 

margaret.goldbach
margaret.goldbach

Kim, SOo PROUD of you!!!Keep Keeping it simple and it willll fal into place..God Bless..

spicymango
spicymango

I don't understand why you still have a problem with Brandi? You need to take responsible for your actions so that you can move on with your sobriety. I think that if you would take a look at last season you would see that you were the problem not Brandi. Stay strong and be honest with others so that you can be honest with yourelf.

salesagent2001@aol.com
salesagent2001@aol.com

Kim YOU ARE DOING SO GREAT!!!  You are a wonderful mother and sister - I wish you well

donnaharvey
donnaharvey

Good for you.I thought your response was honest. You took the time to make the party while still making clear what your own needs and priorties were. Nice to see you looking so well.

andebrown70
andebrown70

Good for you!  I love seeing you!  I am glad you showed up to Portia's party. 

downtowner
downtowner

basically, with Brandi, YOU started it.  She has owned up to her part, but you played the biggest part....saying "I don't like her" in your buzzed state.  You and Kyle started the whole feud.  You did.  Own up to it, or you won't ever be able to recover.  I hope you do cause I do wish you the best.

 

Beesbad
Beesbad

Good for you for getting sober, it must be very difficult in the environment you socialize in. I also understand why you might have been hesitant to attend a child's birthday party, I don't get why all these people think your adult and nearly adult children should have to attend a preschooler's ridiculously over-the-top birthday party.

 

However, I have watched some of the videos of upcoming shows and I hope as the season progresses you display more maturity regarding Brandi. You and Kyle were vicious to her last season, you need to accept that and you owe her an apology as much or more than she owed you one. If you can be friendly with that crass Dana (why is she even getting a second of air time) you can certainly tolerate Brandi.

MommaJ
MommaJ

Portia has a birthday every year Kim - you should have been aware of that at least and knowing Kyle assumed there would be a party. So Portia's birthday didn't come up at the last minute. Her party might have - but not her birthday itself.

xxxemxxx
xxxemxxx

It was nice that you did show up to the beautiful portia's b-day. Family is so important to kids. You look good it looks like you have your sparkle back. I can't believe the girls asking you all those questions about Ken, but I'm sure that they are just meaning well but you should've told them "None of your business:" but you handled it well and again you are really look good and happy. It takes time to fix all that went on before you went to rehab but it'll come,,your on your way. So keep going the way you are and all will fall into place. I give you a lot of credit for getting the help its not easy. We have a brother going through much worse than you and he got help and we are almost back to what we were before. It just takes time.                Keep going your doing great from what I can see. I still have'nt seen you be silly this season, you'd really make me laugh when you'd get into your silly mode. Good Luck to you and Take Care of yourself.

X0X0

Sam64
Sam64

I'm sure that Kyle came to your girls parties when they were little and hauled all her kids there too. Portia deserves her cousins to be there. I think it was selfish that they were home and didn't come. I hope that I don't hear how all season your recovery prevents you from participating in the show.....why did you sign on again so soon after your treatment? I don't want to sound so unsympathetic but if your recovery and-kids are your number #1 concern now...why do the show? All the girls do is drink on the show. I can only think you must need the money to put yourself and family through this. Don't still be mad at Brandi for calling you out on your substance problem...it was not news to us watching or your family. I do hope recovery is successful for you.

KatiainHB
KatiainHB

So awesome to see you this season Kim!  :)  i think you found your self worth.  Good for you keep up the good work!!!  I am sure your sister has good intentions but stay strong and don't let her get to you.  You may love her with all of your heart but that doesn't mean she has to be in your life.  Stay Strong ~ Stay Healthy! 

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

Thats the way to do it, spend a little time with your niece and then your own kids. Don't live for your kids though, you first now.

kjones0160
kjones0160

Hi Kim I'm glad that your bloging this season. Please try to get Brandi out of your system, It would show that your healthy and able to be a forgiving person. Watch out for Taylor she was the problem between you and your sister.

lwhitaker
lwhitaker

Keep doing the hard work, you are doing great!!!

christmastreelady
christmastreelady

Congrats on getting help!  That is such a difficult and courageous thing to do.  Now you need to apologize to Brandi.  You were in the wrong and you owe her an apology.  Brandi is so much fun, not a gossip and could really be a good friend to you.  If you can handle her honesty - i think you two could really enjoy each others company and have lots of laughs.

sandy47
sandy47

My view is I think you are really not nice to anyone, I never see you doing anything nice for anyone or even having a pleasent conversation with anyone. I think Brandi helped you by telling you the truth,  I hope and pray you are in recovery. I would not even hastitate to going to one of my family memebers Birtday party, I thought it was mean of you to act like it was so much trouble to go to your own nieces party. I  hope we see you doing good things for people this season instead of the poor Kim all season

myfairlady12
myfairlady12

Kim - congratulations, we are seeing a "new you"!  I noticed when Brandi was gossiping about Taylor, you didn't really react. Good for you! That shows how far you've come. I think it's disgusting that Taylor came up to you, clearly drunk, slurring her words. She should be ashamed of herself. 

 

Meanwhile, you are sober, beautiful and dignified. That's one of sobriety's biggest rewards - not having to look at yourself and cringe. Trust me, I know!

 

Only other recovering alcoholics "get it", and understand how hard it is in the beginning. I promise you it will get easier and don't do anything you're not ready to do! You and your sobriety come first for now because without out it you can't be anything to anyone. My heart is with you and I wish you all the happiness in the world! 

gulfcoastgirl1
gulfcoastgirl1

Kim,

 

Glad to see you moving in the right direction. . .now why don't you make some real progress and apologize to Brandi?  I still don't understand where all of your anger and angst regarding her comes from as you were horrid to her from the very beginning.  Jealousy does not become you, and it will stop your wonderful momentum in its tracks. . .  do the right thing, we are all waiting for it.

linda.reinhardt.752
linda.reinhardt.752

man, I am going out on a limb here, against what most fans are saying. Kim, I only wish you the best as I am sure most of the fans do.  But I do think Kyle wishes you the best as well, unlike most of the fans here think.  It just seems to me she doesn't know how to do that.  Is she opinionated as well as her husband?  YES!  They both need alnon, maybe you should "delicately" suggest it to them, saying it comes from fans.  Which it does.

Valerie1969
Valerie1969

Kim, so glad you are taking the steps to recovery ...kudos to you...Kyle has to realize that older kids/teenagers don't want to hang out at a four year old's party (heck most adults don't) when I see you be nice to Brandi then I will be team Kim again .......

FanOfCaroleHousewives
FanOfCaroleHousewives

I hope Bravo shows more of you interacting with the other women, and your kids. And less of Kyle trying to take your spotlight. I so enjoyed watching you and your daughter with Kathy, until Kyle showed up. I feel she tries to out do you every chance she gets, and undermind every opportunity of camera time you get. Its so frustrating to watch. Unfortunately there is not a nice way of putting it. You are a movie star, she is not. She is very transparent with her envy of your accomplishments and it shows. She doesn't like being the less popular of the three sisters, so she dominated you constantly and makes you her main story line because she needs your fame. I just hope she can get a grip, and come to terms with her anger towards you because if its this hard to watch from a fans point of view, it must be way harder on your mind set.

 

So glad you are putting yourself first, and that you have her number. I'm sure that will help in your recovery.  

 

BTW, morally she owes you YOUR house back. Hopefully at some point she will develop a good heart and a strong set of principle. You were the star that brought the money into that home growing up. I wonder how she would feel being constantly reminded of how much you helped her, and provided for her growing up?  Anyway, I hope she does the right thing by you. Someday your children deserve the house their mother paid for!  Its only right!   

lilylily
lilylily

 @Sam64 That was a very ugly comment.  Apparently you have never had to host a prom party for the current generation.  The kids go together in a group and come over with their parents for pictures before going out to eat.  I have hosted two of these and we had food (including cupcakes) for the kids to nibble and their parents as well.  Just because you didn't see anyone else doesn't mean there were not there.  Maybe just not on camera

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

 @spicymangoMy guess is that Brandi exposed her. I mean, we as viewers could see what Brandi saw. Kim probably hates the idea that Brandi cried out what was obvious.

 

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @Bethy2012

 

all this being said....Kim didn't meet Brandi until "game night" ..Kyle, (Mrs. Jellie)  of course, shared her own impressions of Brandi with Kim beforehand. Kyle cackled, along with Taylor and Faye at that charity party. Kim wasn't present at the event where one of Brandi's son's "relieved himself" after getting out ot the pool at Adrienne's event.

 

Kyle isn't Mrs. Switzerland ---- she's Mrs. Swizzle Stirrer.

 

Kim...please be the smart cookie we know you are. So happy to see the scenes with you and your sister Kathy. It was so clear that you care for eachother dearly!

lizzie69
lizzie69

 @MommaJ That bday party for Portia was a month after her real birthday. Bet she had two parties.

SMD66
SMD66

 @Sam64 Lucky for you that you've never had to deal with trying to stay sober. The first year is so crucial, and they do have to put themselves first. Supportive families have to respect that. Aside  from the fact that she needs the money, Kim has stated that she hoped that she could help to inspire others that are suffering from alcoholism.

 

Brandi didn't 'call her out' on her drinking problem. Brandi accused her of being a meth-head. Huge difference. That's what Kim was angry about, and I don't blame her. Brandi loves the attention she gets from playing the victim.

pink93
pink93

 @sandy47  Your comment is not nice and her kids should come first. If she had made plans for her children to come and visit her so they could all be together for the FIRST TIME IN A YEAR why should she back out for a party that she learned about last minute?

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @myfairlady12

 i don't understand....Brandi was never gossiping about Taylor...it was the other way around...and when Taylor was doing that, Kim called for Adrienne "you gotta hear this".

Hulali
Hulali

 @FanOfCaroleHousewives

 Thats right!! Kim's income supported their family for many years and essentially provided the ground work forher mother's purchase of that house.  I'm sure the $20 she borrowed against her 1/3rd interets  (and tried to pay back) in that house was worth muc hmore!!  Shame on Mauricio and Kyle for taking advantage of her like that!

skye8844
skye8844

 @FanOfCaroleHousewives 

I totally agree about Kyle.  I am sick of her bossing Kim around and making Kim feel insecure.  Kyle has to have all the attention or she is miserable.  Kim stick up for yourself and stay as far away from Kyle and her silly husband as possible.  She would cause me to drink too. 

Sam64
Sam64

@lilylily I just indicated that the whole set up was strange to me....my opinion. Nobody else came to the house....no food was eaten (you can see at the end), they didn't even stick around for a glass of lemonaide.

Brem
Brem

 @Bigwednesday  @spicymango Brandi didn't expose her.  Kyle did.  If Kyle hadn't said what she did at the end of season 1, Brandi's comment wouldn't have had any relevance.  Brandi's comment hurt because it wasn't far from the truth.  I'm not saying that it was right for Brandi to say what she said, but if Kim is going to hold a grudge against someone for exposing her, it should be Kyle.

jellybeanjeannie
jellybeanjeannie

 @shantel27  @salesagent2001@aol.com I don't think she has to 'know' her personally to make this comment.  she's just commenting on what she sees in the show.  Just like the rest of us... I'm sure near none of us know any of these women personally, yet look at the 1000's of comments.. its a blog.  that what a blog is for

Brem
Brem

 @SMD66  @Sam64  I'm not saying that what Brandi did was right, but I have to disagree.  Kim and Kyle started it.  They are the ones who made it about Brandi; they made her a victim the minute they started picking at her (Kyle started at her charity event).  They shouldn't have been surprised when Brandi fought back (especially considering the fact that Kyle had been bullying her in a passive-aggressive manner for a few episodes already...).  Then they had the nerve to demand an apology as if Brandi was solely to blame. 

 

Also, Brandi's "meth-head" comment wouldn't have been given any air if it didn't hit so close to home.  The reason Brandi's comment hurt so badly was because Kyle 'called Kim out on her drinking problem' back on season 1.  Remember?  Kyle.  Kim's sister. 

 

Kim seems to be holding onto resentment and she doesn't want to take responsibility for anything at all.  If Kim wants to blame anyone for the mess her life was in last season (and prior) it should be herself--> and her dear sister for making her personal issues public. 

myfairlady12
myfairlady12

 @AudreyEH My BAD! I meant it the other way around! TAYLOR was gossiping about BRANDI! And, yes, she did call Adrienne over, but she look uncomfortable and didn't jump all over it like she used to. I think they are going to become friends.... They should all rid Taylor Trash from their lives for good! Why is she on this show?!!!

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

 @AudreyEH  @myfairlady12I think the o.p. got the two confused. Rewatch the episode as it was Taylor playing the gossip role. The only thing I noticed Brandi say about Taylor was that Taylor ignored her.

 

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

 @myfairlady12

 good call myfairlady---and thanks for clearing that up:O)

Kim did look uncomfortable, and thinking about it now...most likely called Adrienne over to rescue her from that Trashed Taylor.

Yikes.. if I was in that spot, I'd have shouted for anyone to please step over here...listen to this... (please help me end this conversation...)