Premium- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills -Everything I Learned About "Big Kathy" (Kathy, Kim, & Kyle's Mom) During One Sleepless Night
I have three passions in life. Food, sex, and finding out as much as I can about the Richards sisters. The fascination with them started before I even knew they might be anyone worthy of a deep dive, because at 11 years old, I was obsessed with Paris Hilton and The Simple Life. And not in a way that I wanted to be Paris; I was just mesmerized by her, the fame, the clothes, the personality, and the chihuahua. And Paris was my Richards gateway drug.
What started with the Simple Life led to VH1’s Fabulous Life Of which lead to, when I was in high school, meeting Kim and Kyle Richards through Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Now, almost ten years later, we're finally meeting Kathy Hilton. It's like Russian Dolls honestly; you start with one, then open another and another and finally you reach the end.
But in this case we never reach the end because the last one is an enigma, wrapped in a riddle, and cash. And that is Kathleen Dugan Avanzino Richards Catain Fenton — Kathy, Kyle, and Kim's mother — aka “Big Kathy." The Heart Of The Ocean.
In Season 1, when Kim said her famous “you stole my goddamn house” line, which she screamed from the back of a stretch limo in a very Princess-Diana-revenge-dress-style moment, chignon and all, I too, screamed. And when Kyle responded with a death stare, then said, “Mom had to die worrying about you and stressing over you... you’re a liar and sick and an alcoholic.” Chills.