Kim Richards has entered a new phase in her life. Not only did the former child star and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills veteran recently become a grandmother, but she is launching a new jewelry and accessories collection.
For her first bit of good news, Richards’ oldest daughter, Brooke Weiderhorn, gave birth to her first child last week and Kim has been over the moon about it. Kim’s first grandchild, a baby boy, is named Hucksley Andrew Weiderhorn. The RHOBH star posted a pic of the baby to Instagram and wrote that she is proud of her firstborn daughter, who married Fatburger heir Thayer Weiderhorn in 2014.
Our little Hucksley has arrived! ???????? I'm am so proud of my little girl ???? watching her bring life into this world was buy far the most incredible most amazing experience of my life! He is beautiful and perfect! I loved him before he arrived… and now… I'm over the top .. this feeling is unbelievable!! I'm so in love ???? I look at Brooke.. ????I look at him..???? and I just feel so unbelievably grateful…! @brookewiederhorn @thayerwiederhorn I love you all so much!! Congratulations Your new little prince is here.. and now You are a Family and the real joy & happiness begins!!???????????????? I love you mom
“Watching her bring life into this world was by far the most incredible, most amazing experience of my life!” Richards wrote of her daughter. “He is beautiful and perfect! I loved him before he arrived… and now… I’m over the top … this feeling is unbelievable!” Kim also congratulated Brooke on the arrival of her “new little prince.”
In a separate post, Kim Richards wrote that she couldn’t stop looking at her grandson’s precious face.
“I am so in love,” Richards wrote. “God has truly blessed our family.”
Kim Richards will be keeping busy with her new role as a doting grandmother, but that’s not the only thing she has on her plate. Kim recently announced the launch of her new collaboration for Twine and Twig, a company headed by two of her nieces.
Kim posted to Instagram to announce her new Twine and Twig West Coast jewelry and accessories collection, which she helped to design.
“Such an exciting week for me,” Kim wrote. “First, I’m a Grandma and second, the launch of my collaboration with my nieces, Introducing the Twine & Twig West Coast Collection, designed with Kim Richards.”
Such an exciting week for me, first, I'm a Grandma ????AND second, the LAUNCH of my collaboration with with my nieces @TwineandTwigStyle, WEST COAST Collection designed with me, KIM RICHARDS! For the month of October 20% of all West Coast Collection sales will be donated to ????@ThePinkAgenda for Breast Cancer Research awareness month ????. SHOP the collection – Link in my bio! #KimRichards #TwineandTwig #BreastCancer #ThePinkAgenda #family ????#grandma
Kim’s jewelry collection features blush suede and rose quartz, which symbolizes love and strength, two things she knows a lot about. In addition to necklaces and bracelets, Kim’s stylish collection includes wristlet clutches, ponchos, hats and more.
The arrival of baby Hucksley and the West Coast collection launch comes just as the rest of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars have resumed shooting their show. Kim took a break from the Bravo reality show last season to seek treatment for her issues with substance abuse. Also, Richards spent a lot of time caring for her ailing ex-husband — Brooke’s dad Monty Brinson — who passed away earlier this year. Kim Richards has had a lot of unpleasant things to deal with over the past few years, but things are finally looking up for her as she enters this exciting new phase of her life.
Kim Richards’ status on the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been unclear. While she was a full-time Housewife for five seasons before scaling back to just a few cameos in Season 6, her sister, Kyle Richards, told E! News that she hoped to see her back on the show for Season 7.
“I would like to see her back and I know a lot of people would,” Kyle said of Kim’s role on RHOBH.
“It gives her purpose and accountability and somewhere to be every day. I feel like it was a good thing for my sister.”
Luckily, Kim has several good things going on right now, so hopefully, RHOBH fans will get to see some scenes from her new life play out on the new season.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns later in 2016 on Bravo.
Take a look at the video below for more on Kim Richards’ happy news.
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