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Kyle Richards Says Sister Kim Richards Is "In Her Element" as a Grandma
The #RHOBH mom gushed about having two new little ones in the family.
These are exciting times for the Richards family. Kim Richards became a grandmother for the very first time when her daughter, Brooke Wiederhorn, gave birth to son, Hucksley Andrew Wiederhorn, on September 28, 2016.
We're seeing how eager Kim was to welcome her grandson into the world this season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but that's nothing compared to the joy she feels now that she's officially a grandma. "Kim is so happy. She's loving having a grandson. I still cannot say that. I can't even believe that's coming out of my mouth," Kim's sister, Kyle Richards, recently told The Daily Dish. "She's in her element with that baby. The other day she posted a picture of her with her grandson on Snapchat with a filter. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen. Oh my God."
We're just going to leave that photo Kyle is referring to here and let it melt your heart.
Of course, Hucksley, as well as niece Nicky Hilton Rothschild's baby girl, Lilly, are blessed with some amazing genes. "Kim's grandson is the cutest thing. Sometimes I look, and I think, 'Oh my God. He looks just like Brooke.' And then the other night, I was like, 'Gosh, he actually looks like Kim. His eye color and his hair. It's crazy.' So that part is really exciting," Kyle gushed. "You know, my niece Nicky, she has a baby too, and I look at this baby, and I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, the baby looks like Paris [Hilton]. It's so weird.' I love genetics."
Having two new little ones has been a blast for the whole family, Kyle said. "It's so fun," she shared. "This Christmas, we were in Aspen, and my room was right next door to Brooke and Nicky's room. So I got to be with the babies every morning and run over and see them wake up and play with them and lay with them."
Kyle said her youngest daughter, Portia Umansky, especially loved getting to know her baby cousins during the Aspen ski trip. "Portia, that's all she wanted to do. She did not want to ski; she only wanted to be with her cousins. So it was really, really sweet to see her helping with the babies and the diapers and the bottles," Kyle said. "It was really fun, because she didn't get to have a little sister or a little brother, so this is the next best thing."
So do these little ones have Kyle wanting to follow in her sisters' footsteps and become a grandmother soon, too? "I don't know if you can be inspired to have a grandson. It has to be someone else's choice. That's the odd thing. You decide to become a parent; you don't decide when you're gonna be a grandparent," Kyle said. "So my husband [Mauricio Umansky] and I, being that we're younger than Kim and my sister Kathy [Hilton], he's always saying to me, 'That is not happening to us for a while.' I don't even know what I would have my grandchild call me. I've already thought about this. I don't think I could do the 'grandma' thing."
The fact that Kyle's late mother, Kathleen Richards, became a grandma at 40 years old hasn't made Kyle warm up to the idea at all. "When my niece, Paris, was born, my mom was 40. And my mom used to look at me and say, 'Do you realize what a young grandmother I am?' And I used to think, 'You don't look that young to me,'" Kyle said with a laugh. "But now that I think about it, I'm like, 'Gosh, she was so young. I had no idea.' But I just can't imagine being a grandmother in my 40s. That seems crazy."
Watch Kyle dish more on her family's traditions, below.