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How Is Kyle Richards Related to Paris Hilton?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and the "Stars Are Blind" singer share a famous family tree.

By Sophie Vilensky

Having Kyle Richards as your aunt? That's hot.

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No, seriously: I'm sure many fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would agree that being related to the legacy cast member is the very definition of sliving. (That's "slaying" and "living" combined, if you don't yet speak Paris Hilton.)

Paris is the daughter of Kyle's sister (and legend in her own right) Kathy Hilton, and one of the fabulous family members lucky enough to call the former child actress "Aunt Kyle."

But how is their relationship today?

Kyle Richards and Paris Hilton pose for a photo together.

How is Paris Hilton connected to Kyle Richards?

Kyle and Paris's mom, Kathy, are sisters, making Kyle an aunt to Paris. Paris is the oldest of all her maternal cousins (Kyle and Kathy are also sisters with Kim Richards) and was beloved by her aunt as a child.

In her autobiography, Paris: The Memoir, the "Stars Are Blind" singer recounts plenty of memories with Kyle.

"I would sneak in your crib and pull you out and put you in the bed with me and I would cry because I loved you so much," shared Kyle on a March 2024 episode of Paris's I Am Paris podcast while discussing her niece as a baby. "I was obsessed with you."

When introducing Kyle on the episode, Paris sweetly said, "You might know her from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or as an actress, but more importantly she's my aunt."

Collage of Kathy Hilton with Kyle Richards at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's party and Kim Richards at a TV premiere.

Are Kyle Richards and Paris Hilton close?

While there's been a bit of drama between Paris and Kyle's estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky, everything seems good between the aunt-niece duo.

"I love you so much," said Paris to Kyle during her March 2024 podcast.

Appearing on the podcast wasn't the first time Kyle supported her niece's endeavors, either. In September 2020, she shared a message of support ahead of the release of the documentary This Is Paris.

“Paris, I am so incredibly proud of you for being so open and vulnerable in This Is Paris. I am so happy people will finally see the real Paris. The kind, thoughtful, childlike, artsy, eccentric, intelligent, driven, not-always-happy Paris,” Kyle wrote via Instagram at the time. “This documentary is so eye opening for so many reasons. I have watched you be bullied in elementary school, high school, the media, social media…watching you talk about the abuse you endured at the hands of ‘trusted adults’ hurt beyond belief. Thank you for opening people's eyes to the abuse that some 'troubled youth' have been subject to and for making people aware. You are one of the strongest people I know. I love you.” 

Kathy Hilton and Paris Hilton out in New York City together.

How many sisters does Kyle Richards have?

Kyle has two sisters: Kim and Kathy. Kathy is the oldest, Kim is in the middle, and Kyle is the youngest.

While the Richards women have had plenty of ups and downs over the years, things are going well for the family.

During part three of the Season 13 reunion, they discussed their reconciliation, which took place at their niece Whitney's bridal shower.

Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards at the RHOBH Season 13 reunion together.

Who are Kathy Hilton's children?

Kathy and her husband, Rick Hilton, share four children: Paris, Nicky, Barron, and Conrad.

Now that Paris has her own kids, she realizes why her mom was a strict parent when she was growing up.

"I can totally understand,” she said on the Call Her Daddy podcast in December 2023. “I am going to be so terrified when she becomes a teenager and wants to go on dates and wants to go out. Just because I know how it is."

At the same time, Paris said that she doesn't want to be so strict that her daughter decides to rebel.

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