Kim Richards

Kim shares how proud she is of Kimberly and the struggle of having a child make the decision of where to go to college.

on Dec 2, 20130

I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Personally, I have so much to be thankful for -- which leads me right in to Kimberly's graduation. Growing up as a child actress, there was much I got to do and yet so much that I missed out on. Therefore when I had kids I made it a point to make sure that they could do anything and everything that they dreamed of. A great education was definitely right at TOP of my list!

Kimberly and I had two very different ideas about what she was going to wear to graduation. However, since it was her special day I left it up to her decide. She came home with what looked to me like a t-shirt dress. . .not exactly what I had in mind. I was a little confused at first and thought to myself, "Wow, things sure have changed since I was young." I do have other children who have also have graduated and I knew that she was missing the mark on this one. Kimberly always has beautiful taste, but this time it was time for Mommy to take charge. So off we went to look for a dress to see if we could compromise! We did it! We finally found a dress that was just perfect and made us both happy.

When I saw Kyle talking with her girls about where Alexia should go to schools, I had a flash back to last year with my kids when we had the very same conversation with Kimberly. We were all sitting in my den and discussing where Kimberly should go to school. My oldest daughters were encouraging her to go out of state and experience a new city, while I sat there and encouraged her to stay in California. I didn’t know how I would handle her moving somewhere far way. I totally understood what my sister was saying. Kimberly got accepted to colleges far away in Oregon and even Boston -- and I couldn’t be happier that she chose to stay in state and is just a train ride away. Our family is so close and I would love to see our daughters get to go to school close to each other.

136 comments
sehart
sehart

How dare you be so RUDE to lisa and ken in their own home. They RSVP'd , sent a gift. What more do you want. When someone gives you a RSVP no and then sends a very nice gift, that's is more than enough enough. Think of all the times you have been inappropriate socially in the past few year. Alcoholism is not an excuse, it was your choice just as it is your choose to now be sober. Take responsibility.

kcat
kcat

Kim,

goddam, back off from Lisa & Ken!  Jeez!  Your daughter might be your whole world but other people have lives too and they were polite about it -- jeez!  back off!!

MaureenHobbs
MaureenHobbs

You are clearly still using. Whether is is prescription medication or something else.  You slur your words, your eyes are cookoo and you act like a fool.  You were never this chatty in your first season.  The meds give you courage but you are still a mess.

Exodus
Exodus

Kim, you have such an amazing family. You can tell you are a fantastic mother.  I am so happy for you for all the positive things you are doing with your life.  I hope you stay on the show.  I don't think I could watch it, if you were gone.

 

You are truly an inspiration for others that have been through substance abuse issues.  I hope that maybe with your strength and wisdom you can get through to Brandi that she needs help.  I respect, although I don't understand, your friendship with Brandi.  I hope you can be the example she needs to get her life and self together.

 

Back to your daughter's graduation--that was beautiful and I wish her and you the best of luck for the future.  I actually kinda giggled at your sister, Kathy.  LOL.  She's brutally honest but in a tactful way.  That is refreshing.  I would love to see more Kathy on the show.

bearlovesmouse
bearlovesmouse

Kim we need to hear more from you girl. Speak up more at these dinners and stuff with your calm reasoning manner. Show your classy self. Love to you.

fgunter7
fgunter7

Kim, I'm so proud of how you seem to have really embraced sobriety and turned your life around for the better. Last season really resonated with me, as I had been and was going through the same exact situation with my younger sister, also named Kim. It was tough watching those painful exchanges between you and Kyle and I cried through most of them. It was so real and genuine. And it's clear that you and Kyle love each other, even when you don't like each other. Like you, my sister seems to be on her way back up and is making her way back to her true self. You have worked very hard to where you are today, and you look happy. Much luck in your continued sobriety and success in this life.

hazywazy
hazywazy

Kim your career is just beginning! You are the new   Chelsa H. of the BH Housewife..You and Andy should do a duo segment weekly...You are funny in such an unassuming way....Your best is yet to come!

xoxo

MoniLA
MoniLA

Kim, Yolanda is after you. She has been since last reunion. Don't let her bring you down or let her think she's right by being rude to you. Screw her. Keep being strong and don't change who you are. You are funny and very young at heart. Very genuine and congratulations on your sobriety.

Scouters
Scouters

Keep doing what your doing. Love ya

amy.m.fudge
amy.m.fudge

You are brave and I look up to you and believe in you!

marb56
marb56

Kim you are the best now. I love the new you. You go girl.

yode456
yode456

KIM, I think you're fantastic!!!!  Continue to stand for what is right!!!

Mommythree
Mommythree

So glad to see you this season and how great you are doing--you look great! I do not know why Lisa tried to hush you in Palm Springs, but you definitely conducted yourself as a lady. I do not know how you, Kyle or Joyce stomached that group.

Sam64
Sam64

Wow...can you say inappropriate? The conversation with your daughter was so embarrassing! She does NOT want to talk about those things with her 50year old mother!!!

lovelife
lovelife

Kim seems to still be on something she really needs to detox herself from everything she acts like she had this massive career and blames her minor acting year for everything. Halle Berry , Natalie Portman , Reese Weitherspoon and the list goes on are not druggies or alcoholics and they have huge careers. I think she lives in la la land were she really thinks more of herself then others.Last time I checked the person going to college decides were they are going.

Nightengale
Nightengale

 I have nothing to forgive when it comes to Kim. She never hurt me or any other blogger. What is far more difficult is forgetting that horrible night and how anyone could be that mean and spiteful.  She was a bully to Brandi and the worst I have seen on any housewives show. It doesn't matter to me that Brandi forgave her because Brandi has a loving and forgiving nature when she is sober. People usually have opinions of other people based on how one acts or talks or treats people. I was horrified that game night and I still am. It was beyond ugly and hateful. I don't have to forgive Kim or love Brandi, because I know what Kim and Kyle's true colors are and I will never feel any support for them ever. And so far Kyle and Kim seem phony to me. They have lost their credibility. They are not sincere or honest in anything they do. 

RUBYBLUE13
RUBYBLUE13

I love this side of you Kim, it's beautiful. Kudos to you, and keep working on your demons. You're awesome.

Whatnow
Whatnow

Sorry, but I don't find you the least bit interesting. I am happy that you are sober and wish you continued success in your life.

angie0238
angie0238

, Kim, I like you. I remember watching you as a young girl on TV. Your sobriety should be paramount to speaking badly of your fellow castmates on this show. None of you are friends when those cameras are not rolling, none of you. You and Kyle are sisters, perhaps you see each other. Your own sister, Kathy Hilton, said more to you on camera to demean you on your daughter's graduation day than anyone has said to you, especially Lisa V. You need to fight Kyle's battles? Why? Does it ever occur to your women that Kyle's husband is a salesman? Salesman need to charm women into listing their houses with them. They need to charm women into buying. You don't think one of these women planted that story in the Tabloids? Why in the world does Lisa need to do that. She is on top, she has two shows, restaurants, winery, children, loving husband and she is too busy as a business woman to care about anyone other than her own family, not your love life, not your sister's marriage, not Joyce being offended by a hair being out of place, right after Lisa found out you all were calling her "fainting on DWTS as false" how can you continue to live like this? You obviously are not following the 12 Steps, if you did, you would not do your sister's fighting and you would speak up to Kathy Hilton. You are not the Mean Girl, that is your sister and her friends who, thank goodness do not appear often such as Faye Resnick, terrible woman, True Mean Girl.

 

Good luck to you but it is not good for your sobriety to be talking, on a Talk Show, about Lisa when you could do something to promote yourself and your ability to continue to act or teach acting. Go forward, don't let yourself be

whipped by your sisters. Live your own life, please for your sobriety. No one is your enemy. Your sister has made enough enemies to be disliked. 

Bez
Bez

Why is it Lisa fault? Lisa didn't out you as an alcoholic your sister did. This show is a 'JOB' do it accept that others see it as such or jump off the train!!!!!!!!!M #so annoyed by the propaganda

judy@london
judy@london

Kim,it was nice to see you so happy for a change,I do think you're a great mom.One thing I'm curious about: where is your children's father?Who is he,anyone we would know?and is he involved in the kids' lives? 

CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Hi Kim, Congrats on your sobriety! That and your new look have certainly added clarity and a new spark to you! Have an enjoyable Holiday Season-and keep enjoying life with all senses intact. It truly becomes you!

p-note
p-note

I'm so confused!! So you were a such a famous actress you didn't attend regular high school?! Wasn't witch mountain filmed when you were  younger?! I'm sorry but I don't  recall you being in any other movies??!!

Bez
Bez

I just watched the Bethany interview. This season you shovel blame on Lisa, two seasons before it was Bandi. You have never addressed the fact that Kyle 'outed' you. You have never addressed Kyles behaviour highlighting and over dramatising your behavioural problems. Quit nip picking at outsiders to your issues. Grow up.

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

Kim, there are so many haters on this blog - I hope you are able to ignore the mean stuff.  You are doing such a great job of showing how much better a life lived sober can be.  As someone who has watched you from the beginning - and not always liked what I saw at all - it is nice to see how hard you have worked and how grateful  you are for the healthy life you are now living.  That is what folks walking the same fine line need to see - that it can get better.  The other stuff doesn't really matter very much, so just ignore the people that hate you (yes, it goes all the way back to Game Night, which says more about the people who cannot forgive you than it does about you.  Heck, Brandi has been able to let it go, so how strange that folks who don't know either of you personally simply cannot do the same?) and continue to focus on the stuff that really matters.  I am completely rooting for  you!

elaineolivia
elaineolivia

Why is Kim on the show?  She is so nervous and antsy.  Have a hard time watching her. She is getting nasty with her new found sobriety but then anger is another addiction.  You and your sister are really annoying.

fiesta
fiesta

If you're going to use your substance abuse as a storyline, you have to stop the denial!  It's apparent from film clips that other housewives tried to connect with you & you were incapcitated!  Accept it!  Don't spin off it!  Take responsibilty for you! 

zoeyblu
zoeyblu

Why you are on this show I do not get !     You bring nothing to the show !

Janel55
Janel55

You are an exquisitely sensitive soul. If you were my mother I would consider myself so blessed. 

ifuonlyknew
ifuonlyknew

There must be something I am not understanding. It's only HIGH SCHOOL! Sure, it's an accomplishment and a proud moment, but it's still only HIGH SCHOOL. A tear or two is appropriate, but choking up? It's not like it is a surprise. It's a given. 

And, who has ever heard of getting a make up artist for a HIGH SHOOL graduation? Keep it in perspective.

And, by the time graduation rolls around seniors have already decided where they want to go and have committed to the college they will attend. Weird. We're missing something here.

 

Siukey
Siukey

Even though you are a goof, I find you extremely boring for this show!

trishmum
trishmum

You didn't go to school you didn't do college omg stop with the pity party . You could suck the life out of anything . It is so hard to watch you .you seem to be two steps behind everybody else and have a permanent confused look on your face . You jump in and overreact at the wrong time making things worse or sit and say nothing when you should

Constance1
Constance1

Kim, I honestly thought from the way everyone was carrying on over the graduation that Kimberly was a college or law school graduate.  It's wonderful that she graduated from high school but for heaven's sake, isn't that the very least of what all children should accomplish?  Set the bar higher and let's see her reach for the stars.

free2000
free2000

I am so glad Taylor is gone and wished Kim left the show also.  She is hard to watch because I do not think she has the mental capacity to play "herself" on TV.  I would be more comfortable with her in a regular acting job.

MoniLA
MoniLA

 @Nightengale OK so Kim has been sober 2 seasons now and Brandi continues her horrible antics. Whose the one still being stupid and mean? Your #1 star Brandi is. Check yourself, girl.

Nightengale
Nightengale

 @Fromtheshowmestate

 I have nothing to forgive when it comes to Kim. She never hurt me or any other blogger. What is far more difficult is forgetting that horrible night and how anyone could be that mean and spiteful.  She was a bully to Brandi and the worst I have seen on any housewives show. It doesn't matter to me that Brandi forgave her because Brandi has a loving and forgiving nature when she is sober. People usually have opinions of other people based on how one acts or talks or treats people. I was horrified that game night and I still am. It was beyond ugly and hateful. I don't have to forgive Kim or love Brandi, because I know what Kim and Kyle's true colors are and I will never feel any support for them ever. And so far Kyle and Kim seem phony to me. They have lost their credibility. They are not sincere or honest in anything they do. 

Nightengale
Nightengale

 @Fromtheshowmestate

 I have nothing to forgive when it comes to Kim. She never hurt me or any other blogger. What is far more difficult is forgetting that horrible night and how anyone could be that mean and spiteful.  She was a bully to Brandi and the worst I have seen on any housewives show. It doesn't matter to me that Brandi forgave her because Brandi has a loving and forgiving nature when she is sober. People usually have opinions of other people based on how one acts or talks or treats people. I was horrified that game night and I still am. It was beyond ugly and hateful. I don't have to forgive Kim or love Brandi, because I know what Kim and Kyle's true colors are and I will never feel any support for them ever. And so far Kyle and Kim seem phony to me. They have lost their credibility. They are not sincere or honest in anything they do. 

Nightengale
Nightengale

 @Fromtheshowmestate

 

 I have nothing to forgive when it comes to Kim. She never hurt me or any other blogger. What is far more difficult is forgetting that horrible night and how anyone could be that mean and spiteful.  She was a bully to Brandi and the worst I have seen on any housewives show. It doesn't matter to me that Brandi forgave her because Brandi has a loving and forgiving nature when she is sober. People usually have opinions of other people based on how one acts or talks or treats people. I was horrified that game night and I still am. It was beyond ugly and hateful. I don't have to forgive Kim or love Brandi, because I know what Kim and Kyle's true colors are and I will never feel any support for them ever. And so far Kyle and Kim seem phony to me. They have lost their credibility. They are not sincere or honest in anything they do. 

suze1
suze1

 @trishmum

 quit waving your finger around too! that makes you appear really stupid. you are always jumping in where you don't belong.

jdrflorida
jdrflorida

 @Constance1.

 EXACTLY my same reaction! And then the crying, I mean, the absolute minimum achievement in education. I thought it was college also.

She's turning into Taylor, with the emotional mess &crying all the time.

suze1
suze1

 @free2000

 I just want her to leave and to take kyle with.

Jacquelyne
Jacquelyne

 @free2000

 I agree with you and quite honestly, I have wondered if she's drinking again.  I hope not, but she has a difficult time putting her words together.  IMO

Fromtheshowmestate
Fromtheshowmestate

 @Nightengale Well that is just sad for you.  Forgiveness is important, at least where I come from.  Much has been made over the years about the fact that a lot more happened at Game Night than we ever saw.  Clearly Kyle didn't like Brandi from the start because of the whole Cedric deal, and according to both Taylor and Camille, Brandi was whispering about Kim's afflictions before she ever showed up.  I am in no was condoning their behavior, I wrote some harsh comments to both ladies at the time - they were just plain vicious from what we saw.  Of course, there was much that we didn't see.  Everyone has agreed to this.  The one thing I would caution folks to remember is that no matter what you might think of Brandi, she does apply a scorched earth policy.  If she feels she has been wronged in any manner, she will "cut a bitch".  She has done this to most everyone she thinks has betrayed her.  It was always interesting to me that she didn't do that to Kim and Kyle, and I believe it is because she knows there was more to that night, and that there is some lost footage that would show it.  As I said before, I think it is strange for folks to hold on to something and not be able to see past it when the person who was wronged has managed to do so. 

 

I have never been able to forgive Brandi for what she did to Adrienne (a HW I couldn't stand in the least), but let me assure you, should Brandi ever actually act like she was sorry for what she did, and if Adrienne was able to forgive her and move past it, I certainly would be able to let it go.