Many couples have been presented to viewers over the course of 15 years and hundreds of Real Housewives programs. If you’ve been a fan of the cultural phenomenon for a long time, you’ve seen the highs and lows of your favorite reality stars’ personal lives, from meeting their soulmates and getting married to nasty and stressful divorces.
Several Real Housewives couples have divorced over the years, adding to the “reality TV curse.” But it doesn’t mean the cast members didn’t have their happy endings. Kathy Hilton and her husband, Richard Hilton, are one pair that has endured the test of time. Kathy was introduced to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers in 2021 as a cast member’s acquaintance.
This was not her first appearance as a guest on RHOBH. She appeared on the program in seasons one, three, four, and five, as well as seasons nine and ten. Despite the fact that her spouse has never featured on the program, they are one of the show’s longest-married couples.
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Kathy Hilton and her husband have been married for many years.
Kathy and Richard married in 1979, so they have been together for over four decades. They met roughly five years before they married at a party when she was 15 and he was 18. They were both students at Montclair College Preparatory School in Los Angeles at the time of their encounter.
In July 2021, the socialite revealed to Bustle how she and her hubby met. “I thought he was very adorable,” Kathy remarked of Richard when she first met him. They did not date right away since they were dating other individuals. When Richard was at college, he and Kathy went on dates when he was in town. Her mother originally believed the scion was overconfident, and Kathy agreed, stating, “he’s arrogant and audacious, he’s a Leo!”
Her Aries mother eventually learned to embrace him. They began a relationship after Kathy turned 18 and relocated to New York. In Tahoe, when they were in bed together watching The Flintstones, the real estate broker proposed to the reality star.
Kathy Hilton’s Life After Divorce
Kathy and Richard had their first child, Paris Whitney Hilton, two years after they married. Paris rose to prominence after co-hosting her own reality show, The Simple Life, with Nicole Richie from 2003 to 2007. Her current boyfriend is Carter Reum.
Nicholai “Nicky” Olivia Hilton, Kathy and Richard’s second child, was born in 1983. In 2015, she married billionaire James Rothschild. They have two daughters together. Kathy gave birth to her first son, Barron Nicholas Hilton II, in 1989, after having two girls.
Milou Alizée Hilton is the daughter of Barron and his wife, Tessa Hilton. In 1994, the reality star and her husband had their fourth and last child, Conrad Hughes Hilton III.
With all of their children grown and busy with their own lives, the couple travels and spends time together, much of which they document on their own Instagram profiles.