Kim Richards has had a rough year onscreen and off, battling substance abuse and enduring a tumultuous relationship with now-ex-boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld. It’s easy to let the television career of the former child star, now 46, overshadow her other super important job: mom to Brooke, Whitney, Chad, and Kimberly. Here’s more about the Reality Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s four kids:
Brooke Ashley Brinson
Brooke Ashley Brinson is the daughter of Kim Richards and professional poker player G. Monty Brinson. Brooke, 25, appeared on four episodes of cousin Paris Hilton’s show, The World According to Paris. Back in 2007, Brooke was busted for driving under the influence of a sizable amount of alcohol; TMZ reports her blood alcohol level to be 0.15 at the time of arrest.
Brooke is currently in a relationship with Thayer Wiederhorn, who is the Director of Marketing for Fatburger North America, run by his father, Andrew Widerhorn. In 2004, Andrew pled guilty to filing a false income tax return and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, according to The Portland Business Journal. According to Brooke’s Lockerz photo stream, she has known Thayer since childhood.
Not much is known about Kim’s second-eldest daughter. Whitney Davis is reportedly living with aunt Kathy Hilton while attending college. Whitney, 21, is the daughter of Kim and ex-husband Gregg Davis, son of oil tycoon and Dynasty inspiration Marvin Davis.
Chad Davis is Kim’s only son and also the child of Gregg Davis. In a bizarre twist of reality, Chad, 20, is rumored to be dating Kim’s ex-boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld’s daughter Gaby. When RumorFix asked if he found it strange to be dating his mom’s then-boyfriend’s daughter, Chad quipped, “That’s the way we do it around here.” Touche!
Kimberly Jackson, 16, is Kim Richards’ youngest child. Her dad is Kim’s former boyfriend John Jackson, an aircraft-parts supplier, according to People. Kimberly’s Twitter stream indicates she spends a lot of time with her sisters and her mom.
Sources: TMZ, The Portland Business Journal, RumorFix