At the start of the first season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards was the only unmarried woman in the bunch. Kim hasn’t been single her whole life, however. In fact, Kim has been married and divorced twice, and only two of her four children share a father.
In July of 1985, Kim married the heir to a supermarket franchise, G. Monty Brinson, who is now a professional poker player. Seven months later, in February 1986, Kim gave birth to daughter Brooke. The couple started a production company, Richards-Brinson, and worked on the 1990 movie Escape together, which, despite its misleading title, is not related to the more successful Escape to Witch Mountain franchise. Kim’s sister Kyle also had a role in the forgettable film. Although divorced, Kim and Monty shared custody of Brooke and have remained friends.
Gregg Davis, son of oil tycoon and Dynasty inspiration Marvin Davis, was Kim’s second husband. The two were married for only a short time, and Gregg is the father of daughter Whitney and son Chad. It was interference from Gregg’s parents that drove Kim and the scion apart: Marvin and his wife continually threatened to cut the couple off if they moved out of town. Unlike the amicable split between Kim and Monty, her second divorce was much messier, full of custody and alimony battles.
In 1991, tragedy struck when Kim’s fiance, commodities salesman John J. Collett, was murdered by a hit man in a business deal gone bad. The ordeal had a deep impact on Kim, but she eventually moved on. She gave birth to her fourth child Kimberly — whose father is an ex-boyfriend, aircraft-parts supplier John Jackson — in 1995.
With so much heartache in her past, it’s easy to see why Kim is hesitant to get involved with more romance. In Season 2 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim did get involved with Ken Blumenfeld, a man she said she met at her mailbox. Following Kim's stint in rehab in late 2011/early 2012, the two have since broken up.
Now that Kim is happy and healthy, we hope she can get some romance back in her life!