Kim Richards was a lead actor in the early season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Amid her highly publicized personal troubles, she retired from the show after five seasons, making occasional cameos while focusing on her family and her sobriety.
Richards did not appear at all in Season 11 of RHOBH, which was the first to feature both her younger sister, Kyle Richards, and older sister, Kathy Hilton. She did not film any scenes for the 12 currently airingth neither does the season.
Many fans would love to see Richards back on the Bravo reality show. Kyle Richards previously told Digital Spy that fans really want to see “all three” of the sisters on screen together.
In an interview with Access in July 2022, Kim Richards was asked about all the fans who would like to see her back at Bravo. “So cute,” the mother of four replied. “I just said I would never say never.”
Richards then explained that the network would have to offer her a sweet deal.
“They would have to come up to me with something that makes me feel … when I first met Bravo, they came up to me and said, ‘We love you, we want you there,'” she said. “I felt like they were full of energy and had my back. And in the end I didn’t feel that. I never want to feel that again.”
“For me to come back, I would have to feel like I’m wanted and needed and that they respect me for the job,” she added. “I gave you my entire childhood life to do what I did. I didn’t like the way it was going, so I resigned. And they were great, called and said, “When you’re ready.” You were patient. So I just want to know if I’m coming back – IF – it would be that I was really wanted.”
Richards also teased that seeing her and her sisters in action would be a hoot for fans.
“When you see us together – because you haven’t had a real dose of it yet – it’s really hilarious. We have so much fun, we really do,” she said.
This isn’t the first time Richards has teased a RHOBH return. During a fan question-and-answer video earlier this year, she revealed that she had spoken to Andy Cohen about her future on the Bravo reality show, according to a clip shared by No Filter With Zack Peter .
“I had a call,” Richards told fans. “Andy Cohen called me last week so maybe that could be one of our discussions. He said, you know, a lot of people have asked me to come back, and he said he was like, ‘I’m going straight to the source.’ He did. And I love Andy very much, he’s great. And it was time to put his baby to bed, so we cut the call. But we definitely had it.”
In a July 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Richards elaborated on what happened to Cohen.
“So [Andy Cohen] called and he was like, “You know, we want you back…” and it was very – I love Andy – and so I was like, “I thought you were calling me to offer me my own show!” Seriously!” She said.
“I have to think about it,” Richards added. “There are certain things I would wish for – or I would would not want – and that’s why I never say never. …I’m just saying it’s not for me. It wasn’t for me then and I don’t know what the future will bring.”
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