Kim Richards

Kim explains why she forgave Taylor and what she wanted going into the Reunion.

on Mar 31, 20130

Hi everyone! Part 1 of the Reunion is here!

As far as Adrienne not coming, I think she needed to take some time to figure out how to handle such a sensitive situation and think about what to discuss or not to discuss. I do wish is that she would eventually come back on board with all of us! Most of the season revolved around Adrienne's situation and how we were dealing with this issue, and what we could and couldn't say about it! I only wish she would have come to the Reunion to let people know she feels!

When asked if I had any regrets about telling Paul and Adrienne about Brandi comments, I said that I didn't and I think I did the right thing! Could my timing have been better? Well. . .sure! But I did call them before Mauricio's event, and no one called me back! What Brandi said would effect them and their children (obviously it had an effect on Adrienne). I took Adrienne and Paul into the corner, and I figured they would take in this information and discuss it before talking to Brandi!! I did not think that they would react the way they did! I really do regret the situation turned into a shouting match at Mauricio's event. Certainly this could have been handled differently all the way around!

My big question remained. . .was there a lawsuit filed? Brandi said she's being sued! Adrienne said she wasn't suing anybody! Finally, Brandi cleared it up for me. Adrienne sent a letter to Brandi’s friend Geneva, which discussed what Brandi had said. In return, Brandi had her divorce attorney respond, hence this is where her legal bills came from. The exact story with all the details seemed so confusing to all of us during the season!!!

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jmbgmom
jmbgmom

Kim Richards, you need to stop blaming your problems on your sister, or your timing. You need to take reponsibility on EVERYTHING you did wrong, on your alcoholism. You have been an alcoholic for years, and all the pills your doctor has you on are not helping. When u told Paul what meds you are on, I couldn't believe you are still alive. You HAVE to stop the drinking and all the pills you are on. to stop drinking is NOT enough!! No wonder your kids run away from you. Both my parents were alcohics, they were in denial, just like you are. Your are old enough to take responsivility for what you have done, and hopefully Kyle's husband will stop helping you. It is no wonder all your husbands ran away from you! YOU ARE A DISCRACE to yourself and ur family!!

smerc1949
smerc1949

This is your change for a new beginning Kim, and you are doing so well. Please don't let your lister Kim or anyone else stand in the way of your dreams. I really don't think you will ever do anything that pleases her. She is so quick to find fault with everything you do. She is a very pretty person on the outside, but so cold on the inside. She also has a problem with relaying events that happened and telling the truth about them. Don't be like her Kim. Find your happiness and don't become dependent on her. Don't let people tell you what to do with your life. Its too short and its yours 

nhgal
nhgal

Kim

I think sometimes, because you are a caring, good-hearted person, that you want to see the good in your sister and believe it all whole heartedly - that she only has your best interests in mind, she puts you first, she has your back, etc., etc., etc.  If that was true then so many things would not have been said or done - and therefore aired, edited or not edited.  If they didn't have the footage then they wouldn't have been able to air it.  All I'm saying is that yes, I think Kyle cares for you as a sister but with that said, her first concern is with her own family and her own status and her own social position and her own happiness.  She's scraping for her 2 minutes of fame but she will never match your accomplishments.  Stay strong Kim - everyone is pulling for you !!!  xoxo   

 

 

 

 

bbgarrett
bbgarrett

Kim...I pray for your continued success being sober.  And I just want to say about the "lawsuit" Brandi said she was being sued but sending a letter doesn't sound like a person being sued.  I think she made WAY more out of the letter than there was just for the attention, especially for the attention from Ken and Lisa.  Anyway....I just love you and Kyle.

DT71
DT71

Kim, I'm glad you are sober this season. I wish you continued success. I do believe you want to blame someone for your alcoholism and there's no one to blame but you. It's not Brandi's fault, it's yours. You and Kyle need to apologize to Brandi for your actions last season. You and Kyle started the problems with Brandi and you two have never apologized to her. You should stop blaming her and apologize. Also, you and Kyle need weekly counseling sessions to move past all of your issues.

TheMCFR
TheMCFR

Oh my goodness! Do yourself (and us) a favour and quit the show! It is exceedingly detrimental to your mental health and excrutiatingly boring for the viewers. Seriously, you are NOT emotionally stable enough to deal with all the crapola that goes on - get out now and focus on getting your LIFE together, not your stupid TV career.

Sexymike69
Sexymike69

Lovely KIm,

 

Stay stong. You are the Best of the Best! Never forget that. You are a princess. A daughter of the only King, our Father, God himself. You have struggled and fought. Now it's time to rest in his strength.

 

Kim, you and Kyle have restored my faith in women and in my self. I have a sister that doest love me. Because you have now been honest with yourself and Kyle, it's helped me be honest with my relationship with my sister.  I've learned to accept it. I'm no longer punishing myself for her not wanting to love herself or me. You are the 1 in 1000000000 that come back!! Stronger than ever. You are my HOPE. I hope one day, I have my sister again.

 

Thank you, but I have to go, not only because of the pain and tears I cry but because I'm so hurt that Bravo has decided to bring some one so distructive to the show. I'm sad and will miss you but will be back when Bravo takes the trash out.

 

Kim, you talented, lovely and motivating WOMAN, stay strong. Keep developing the persona you want and don't settle. You are my inspiration for HOPE. You are the reason I dream of my sister coming back to me one day. I hope she doesn't hate me for the sadness I feel but I don't know how else to feel. She's been this other person for so long, I just want to know her again.  Please keep doing your best, I would hate another disappointment in this show, but I would love you though it and will be here if and when you fought to get back.

 

I don't expect anything but the best from you!!! God bless you. My lovely Kim, my precious Hope.

RNPhD
RNPhD

I meant to say, Have you ever thanked KYLE and her entire family for not turning their back on you?  

Allisonpeach
Allisonpeach

Kim, You have come so far. You are beautiful, inside and out. You now hold your own, and won't let anyone make a fool of you. You should be very proud of yourself. God bless you. Have a wonderful summer.

et3
et3

Kim = The Victim

 

Kim, Kim, Kim...you continually use your weakness as a manipulative tool--blaming, lecturing, attacking--using all your emotions to try to control the situation or others.  

You are childlike and thus, people pity you when you cry and dislike you when you're mean....but watch you with a concern about what will come out next.

 

 

kat666
kat666

Kim you were so wrong at the reunion.  You said it yourself that wow Brandi is nice and her best part of the trip to Paris was me....... I'm sure your not used to comments like that.  Then you go on the reunion show and call Brandi a "mean naughty little girl".  I think you were trying to quote Faye which is wrong on so many levels.  You are the mean naughty little girl.

erica8123
erica8123

I am glad to see Adrienne go and think it is long overdue.  I wish you the nothing but the best and support your sobriety.  I think you look amazing and the dress you wore to the reunion was adorable in my opinion.  However, I think you are the new Taylor turning everything into all about you.  I can admit I am not the #1 Kim fan, but I am proud of you for getting the help you needed and deserve.

My new fiancé can't stop saying "I love frogs" after walking in the room when I started the reunion LOL!

All and all hope to see you and your progress next season :)

SisterlyLove2
SisterlyLove2

Dear Kim,

I hope you consider activating a blog or Facebook page to allow your Fans and Supporters to interact with you... moderated of course.  I find myself wanting to share uplifting songs and quotes.  Thousands of people supporting your health journey through prayer!  *smiles"

Jenziena
Jenziena

First, I hope you continue to do well with yourself and health. Clearly your sister cares about you. It seems she went through some tough times with you also. It is perfectly OK that she might slip on her words--she is also learning and healing from when you were not sober, your actions etc.. you are both learning...

CarmenE
CarmenE

CarmenE

WOW I guess perception is delusional when your as dis functional as the  Richard sisters. If I were here defending the Richards sisters, Adrienne's  and/or Faye's bad behavior, I would really search within my self to see why I  agree with such bad behavior. There is a huge difference in what all four did  and the motive behind it compare to what and why Lisa, Yolanda and Brandi have  done in having to defend them selves against those four.

rebeca
rebeca

Dear KIm, In first season, to me you were a litlle bit award and taught that you were a private person ,an then came the last episode in the limousine, and to me it was chocking to see kyle calling you out about such a private matter , go girl you can do it the day you admit your own faults, truth will set you free lots of love and luck

Lynnscats
Lynnscats

Your sister cares about you and wants you to be happy and healthy.  She is exhausted from worrying about  you and taking care of you.  It's time to grow up Kim and stand on your own two feet.  You should be very grateful to Kyle and Mauricio and your sister Kathy and the fact that they have the means to help you emotionally and financially.  You have a chronic disease that you will have to battle your whole life.  I hope to see you in a better place next year confident and independent. 

KarmaSawThat
KarmaSawThat

This season of RHoBH has been a true eye opener for me.

 

It puzzles me that Lisa would almost demand an apology from Kyle for not sticking up for her, yet, I remember when Kyle was being attacked by Camille's physic friend during a dinner gathering at Camille's home. Lisa didn't defend Kyle. Instead, Lisa sat there being stoic.

 

Lisa claims she is friends with Kim, yet, when Brandi was accusing Kim for being a drug addict, Lisa never once stood up to defend Kim. Again, Lisa stayed stoic.

 

Lisa got her apology from both Kyle and Adrienne, yet, Lisa doesn't move forward. Instead, she does in fact holds a grudge. Don't ask for an apology, if one isn't going to forgive.

 

Yolanda seems to think that if a woman is into sports (Volleyball for instance) and is athletically built for sports, then that woman is probably a lesbian. I am glad when Yolanda brought that up, her daughter gave her the glance of "That wasn't a nice thing to say..".

 

Taylor seems to like to stir the pot a lot.

 

Kim and Kyle need to work on their relationship with therapy, since nothing else seems to be working.

 

Kyle does have the tendency to bring in people to do a lot of confrontations for her, such as Faye. It never turns out good in doing such thing. But playing devil's advocate here on that topic, Lisa shouldn't have a problem with Faye, since Lisa believes friends should stand up for friends. But for some twisted reason, Lisa doesn't seem to make that connection.

 

Brandi will more than likely turn out to be the one everyone hates from the start, then loves, then back to be hated. A typical trend that Bravo (And Andy) seems to relish.

 

Adrienne blaming Brandi for Adrienne and Paul divorcing is a cop out. Also, if Adrienne did decide to sue Brandi (Not sure how that would work without any legal basis), it wouldn't be a case of friend suing a friend, since by that time, I don't believe neither one were friends.

 

Camille does have nice dresses. lol But anyway, her bad point was bringing up Lisa's restaurant ownership was an uncalled for jab. A jab that basically backfired on Camille.

 

As for Kim, I do hope for the best out of all the ladies on this show. She's the one that is facing much more demons than the rest of the ladies. To put it lightly, all the rest of the ladies are dealing with petty stuff compared to what Kim is facing in her every day life. Seriously.

 

All these women do have their good points, but their bad points truly stood out for me this season even more so.

 

 

monkeylikebanana
monkeylikebanana

Do you need a definition of that word?  You own everybody an apology.  You are beautiful and have a beautiful family, and yet you choose to dwell in the negative.  You want everbody to tiptoe around you and watch their words; it just gets old.

melinda.kolberg
melinda.kolberg

@Kim, I really hope you know how great you are.  Doing this show while confronting your own demons must be hell, and you are doing it very well.  I do hope you give Yolanda another chance, I believe she was trying to comfort you in Paris when Lisa hurt your feelings.  I don't think she meant to debase Lisa or you, but your sister makes comments that creates doubt with the castmates.  You know your sister loves you, and you love her, but sometimes you don't seem to like each other, that can be very confusing to everyone.  Your brain is still healing from the abuse it has taken, you are in my prayers, I have been a fan since we were kids, I was tickled you were on this show.  From an outsiders point of view, you are doing great, don't let others define your happiness, including Kyle (she has some mean girl in her).  You are strong, beautiful, talented, a mommy, and loved, please remember that.

Lots of love,

Melinda Kolberg

fiesta
fiesta

I wish that some of these armchair critics could offer some proactive advice. Come on girls, we're all part of the girl club! Anyone have some suggestions? Take some classes, keep yourself busy, take long walks with your dog? Anything that helped anyone out there when they were trying to heal themselves?

fiesta
fiesta

Kim, thankyou so much for sharing your struggle with us on reality TV, it must be a difficult thing for you. I look forward to seeing the real kim next year; based on some of the positive scenes bravo showed this year. I think your quirky personality will be a great addition to the new season. Be good to yourself! I like turtles too!

danieliza
danieliza

KIM-

Good luck maintaining your sobriety.  My very best wishes to you and your children.

BE HAPPY!!!

la12ce
la12ce

This show may be very bad for you and your recovery. You need to spend time And be very introspective about your behavior. Mean girls at game night ganging up on a person who can't escape, taking cameras to confront Taylor,etc. wagging your finger at Brandi and calling HER a mean girl? You And Kyle were like a pack of dogs after her. Your behavior time and time again Causes people to make judgments of you. Your behavior is odd especially In Paris. So who do you and your sister turn on....Yolanda of course. Constantly defect onto the innocent. Couldn't ne you and Kyle could it? Wish you well but this may not be the place for you. You are ultra sensitive. Reality shows and that don't work out well.

SouthernPeanut
SouthernPeanut

Kim, hold up... I have given you a littler credit . Yolanda asked if you remembered. Obviously, she had been helping you in Paris & then here comes your attacks. Stop......

WhoGonCheckMeB00
WhoGonCheckMeB00

You throw pity parties for yourself regularly. While everyone else may see you as a victim, I see it as you being manipulative. Not only are you looking for sympathy, but you don't want to be perceived as the only screw up in your family. I believe you are happy that everyone thinks poorly of Kyle and has turned against her, because you milk it every opportunity you get. I was shocked and appalled when Brandi said that Kyle wanted you to fail. I just knew you were going to rip into Brandi for saying that and trying to come in between you and your sister. But instead you chose to give us a theatrical performance of a lifetime and had another pity party for yourself. You and others blame Kyle for throwing you under the bus, but you do it to Kyle all the time. In fact, you broke sister code first back in Season 1 when you knew the truth and refused to back Kyle up with Camille. Then you turned around and accused your sister of stealing from you on national tv. But somehow Kyle became the monster because, in retaliation to your slanderous accusation, she called you an alcoholic. The fact is, you rarely appear to be lucid or sober, even when you're supposed to be in recovery, so I don't blame Kyle for being fearful or doubting your sobriety. Your only concern is you, but you have to recognize the effect your addiction has on the people around you, the feelings it creates and why you're treated the way you are. It's a mixture of fear, sadness, frustration, EXHAUSTION, and anger. I get annoyed and I've only been watching you for a few minutes weekly for 3 seasons. I can only imagine what it's like dealing with you on a daily basis for decades.

charleswor
charleswor

Doctor Phil may tell you and your sister 

"You can't change what you don't acknowledge so put everything on the table dammit"

"You girls are right fighters and you two are really pissing me off"

Ok, so he may not quite put it that way but I'm just saying...

kimrfan4ever
kimrfan4ever

Kim-I have been a fan of yours since I watched you in "Escape to Witch Mountain" at the movie theater!  We are about the same age.  So, been awhile.  I wish I could meet you.  I have enjoyed watching you on "Housewives" also.  I sincerely wish you all the luck in the world at beating this addiction....not easy I know.  Have faith in God, surround yourself with people who love and care about you, and try to just take it one day at a time.  Good luck, and PLEASE don't give up!

bsailors
bsailors

Kim don't worry about what Lisa, Bandi or Yolanda thinks are does they are very mean people and don't understand real friendship. As for talking to Taylor on the show about her problem it's ok all the other women do the same to you.  Just work on yourself and be close to your siser

pyin
pyin

 @erica8123

 I agree. Kim even made the "intervention" with Taylor about herself!! And all the effort to get it on camera! Kim projected herself onto Taylor. Taylor is clearly not an alcoholic. "Normal" people can drink to get through hard times and then slow down and stop as things get better. Kim is assuming that Taylor is the same as her and that is clearly not the truth. The comment about the turtles made her look high that day too! "I love turtles" was so overboard!! She is not honest. I think she is still sneaky!!

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

 @SisterlyLove2 I hope that you are doing the same for people in your community who could also need the support.

karenmom
karenmom

 @CarmenE Please leave your negative comments off Kim's blog. Kim doesn't need you putting bad thoughts out to her. Let's all just have her back while she gets through her troubles. Post on Yo, Brandi, and Lisa's blogs. Lots of people love them and you can be among friends.

Vthom
Vthom

@Lynnscats....it would help is she actually completed her step work, but I'm just seeing a manipulator continue to manipulate. I agree very much with you on your assessment of Kyle. This is one area that I've felt really bad for Kyle, and what's she's going through, as Kim continues to paint Kyle as the bad guy....

Vthom
Vthom

@KarmaSawThat ....Kim IS a drug addict. It confuses me that she's upset with Brandi over a truthful statement...

kiwi4me
kiwi4me

 @KarmaSawThatLisa wasn't there when Brandi accused Kim of doing drugs.  They didn't become friend until later in the show.  Also, Kyle and Kim started the whole "mean girl" theme with Brandi the first night they met her.  Just my opinion 

kristinaski
kristinaski

@monkeylikebanana They're are people trying to overcome REAL obstacles.....hunger, medical diseases.....things out of their control. You simply lack self control. You have resources and can afford fancy rehabs!!! Or even better.... When walking by the liquor store, just keep going!!!!!!. Sooooo tired of your story and how everyone should watch what they say????? Get a pair of cheater glasses and know what meds you are popping each day!!! I find it hard to believe that you thought a water or potassium pill could be confused with something that clearly altered your mind set. You were full of bologna in Paris ( don't know the French word for cheap meat) ...... You were taking something. PS..... I have been here for daaaaaays.......

piscesgirl33
piscesgirl33

 @fiesta

 I have some advise for her! She should start practicing gratitude daily and stop pointing fingers!! It's that simple.

Gatorgirl1
Gatorgirl1

@fiesta Viewers who are recovery addicts, family of recovering addicts, therapists, addiction specialists have been giving her advice. I have learned more about addiction from reading this blog that I know feel educated. It's been very informative and a learning experience. I hope Kim is learning from these educated viewers as well.

CarmenE
CarmenE

 @fiesta

 Maybe that is the whole problem, you see your self as a "girl" just as Kim does, when most here are women, mature women that can see Kim doesn't take advise because she loves living in selfpity.  She is the only one that can change that.  Hopefully for her own sake and the sake of her family she will get that.

SisterlyLove2
SisterlyLove2

 @Beckymgrey I do.  It starts at home and goes out from there! 

 

The 2nd part of my message (which hasn't appeared yet) includes some of the things that I do everyday for the body & mind and a few of the songs that have been incredibly uplifting in my life.

 

 

CarmenE
CarmenE

 @karenmom  

 First of all who are you to have the audacity to feel you have the right to tell people what to do.  This site belongs to BRAVO NOT YOU.  You probably go through life trying to boss everyone around you but it doesn't work her. By the likes on my comment verses yours "0" proves I have many here that agree with me so worry about what you are doing NOT ME.  Give me a break, those of you that try to police these sites, you're a joke!!!!!!!

Eva18
Eva18

 @karenmom  @CarmenE Sorry Karenmom but Kim doesn't get a free pass. She's lied and manipulated the truth and refuses accountability. Pretending no one notices just plays into delusions.

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

 @kiwi4me  @KarmaSawThat Add to that Kyle told Lisa that Brandi was mean at "Game Night"  and what Brandi said to Kim. It wasn't until she saw it on TV that Lisa saw the real incident. I don't think she felt the same about Kyle since.

Vthom
Vthom

@kristinaski ....you're not helping Kim by allowing her to remain the victim

pyin
pyin

 @CarmenE  @fiesta

 Exactly!!! Self Pity!!! It goes on and on and on!!! Not someone who is growing in sobriety. More like someone dry and not sober. If she keeps up with this victim mentality she WILL drink again! I can't believe she doesn't have a sponsor telling her this!!

Vthom
Vthom

@CarmenE @karenmom ...the posters are right.... Kim is a very good manipulator. She does need to work the steps. It's very obvious to me she hasn't. She's still not taking responsibility. She's still blaming everyone else. And she's still not answering very easy questions, like "what medications are you taking..."

Beckymgrey
Beckymgrey

 @Eva18  @karenmom  @CarmenE Exactly. This is the reason she will never be truly recover. She has "yes" people who feed into her addiction (enablers). Kim needs tough love and accountability. She can defiantly approach and call for others to be accountable . Step up and work the steps.