Family Drama Has Kept Kyle Richards From Meeting Her Niece, Paris Hilton’s Baby


Kim Richards, Kyle, and Paris' mother, Kathy, have experienced many ups and downs throughout the years.

Amid the continuing controversy with the heiress’ mother, Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards recently admitted that she has not yet met her niece Paris Hilton’s son, Phoenix. The 54-year-old star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” speaking to Access Hollywood at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on Sunday night, said, “I have not met him yet.”

“I have not met him yet. I’ve only seen pictures, and he’s beautiful,” the “RHOBH” star said. Even though Richards and Paris are at odds, she still sends Paris’ newborn son an expensive present.

“I had to go more classic, like a gift from Tiffany’s,” she explained. “I did a fork and spoon and a little thing where you collect baby teeth when they come out. So, you know, just more classic. He’s gonna have everything in the world, so what are you gonna do?”

Paris has shown that she supports Kathy Hilton in the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” drama. When “RHOBH” first aired, housewife Kyle was outspoken about the drama in her family, including her and her sisters Kim Richards and Kathy.

During season one, Kyle and Kim, who were also full-time housewives, wasted no time airing their grievances. In the early seasons, fans witnessed numerous clashes between the sisters.

Kyle revealed to Page Six a month ago that she had not spoken to Kathy since the explosive Season 12 reunion shoot. “I haven’t seen her in a while,” she lamented. “Things are not great.”

The episodes of season 12 were being filmed in Beverly Hills when reports started coming out about a significant altercation during the cast’s trip to Aspen. It was announced that Kyle and Kathy would be involved in the anticipated drama that will take place in this season of “RHOBH.”

After what Lisa Rinna called a “psychotic break” off-screen in which Kathy made derogatory comments about Kyle and her family, Season 12 was not a good one for the fan-favorite “friend of” Kathy, Kyle was still saddened despite Kathy’s strenuous denial of Rinna’s version of that night.

Even though she and the rest of the cast “always want to have fun and bring the glamor,” she pointed out that there’s “inevitably always going to be drama.” She continued, giggling nervously; it’s “already started.”

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