Are the rumors true?
Did Kim Richards pose for nude photos? Being a Real Housewife means your daily life is filled with long workouts with your personal trainer, “lunching” with your besties, sending your kids off to the nanny, and having to schedule yoga in between massage sessions.
But the life of a Housewife also includes constantly being in the tabloids, with rumors about your marriage, family, career, appearance, and any demons you might be hiding in your closet. Such is the case for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, Kim Richards.
Over the years, Richards has had her fair share of heartbreak and public scrutiny, some of which she discussed while on the Bravo series. She’s spoken about the murder of her fiancé, John J. Collett, in 1991, who was shot twice in the head while Richards was on the phone with him.
She’s fought with her sister, Kyle Richards, who also currently appears on the show, and has publicly gone through a series of run-ins with the law.
In 2015, she was arrested for trespassing, public intoxication, resisting an officer, and battery on a police officer. She was arrested again later that year for allegedly shoplifting.
Both her sister and her castmates voiced their concern for Richards and her alcohol problems, as her behavior on the show became more and more bizarre. She’s gone through public mental breakdowns as well.
There’s no doubt that she’s been through hell and back. With two failed marriages, the murder of her fiancé, the loss of her first husband, Monty Brinson, to cancer, a second divorce from Gregg Davis, and a broken relationship with her long-term partner, John Jackson, Richards has always made a comeback for herself.
And she’s no stranger to drama (may we remind you of “the bunny” incident?), there are new rumors she’s facing: that she posed nude.
Though posing nude is nothing new for Real Housewives — Camille Grammer, Bethenny Frankel, Kelly Bensimon, Kim Zociak, and Tamra Judge have all done it — where did these rumors even come from?
Yes, Richards has posed before, but she was modeling bathing suits back in the late 80s, and she was clothed. She appeared topless in the 1985 movie, Tuff Turf, but as of now, there are no nude photos of Richards circulating the internet. Maybe it’s just another attempt to tear her down.
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