During the Real Housewives of Miami cast's Season 6 trip to Mexico, Kiki Barth and Lisa Hochstein had a screaming match regarding Lisa's perceived obsession with money and getting everything she feels she deserves in her divorce settlement. After the blowup, the drama continued on Episode 615, "Get Me off this Gondola," after Lisa felt Kiki and the rest of the cast weren't supporting her through the divorce. Kiki furiously explained that Lisa never cared about her personal life, including her kids' names.
"You don't know my son's name," she told Lisa. "What is my son's name?"
The comment from Kiki, who joined RHOM as a “friend of” in Season 4, shocked many longtime viewers who had no idea Kiki, a model and philanthropist, is also a mom of two. That’s because the Season 6 MVP has kept her children away from the show, at least for now.
While speaking with Distractify, Kiki shared if fans will see more of her life as a mom on the Bravo reality show.
Kiki Barth from 'The Real Housewives of Miami' has two kids from previous relationships.
While Kiki, who was born on June 17, 1989, is incredibly unfiltered on RHOM, she isn't the type of mom to give her fans and social media followers daily updates on her kids. Kiki’s son’s name is something she chooses to remain private. She also has a younger daughter named Summer, who has appeared on RHOM and has her own Instagram account (how can you not stan?).
Although she’s unafraid to share photos and videos of her kids, she said her “friend” title prevents her from showing them on the show, but she’s not opposed to doing it if or when she receives her mojito.
“I never have any issues bringing my son or my daughter [on RHOM],” she told us. “I just feel like, as a friend, you don't really get your personal story out like that.”
Although Kiki isn’t able to show her day-to-day life as a mom on RHOM, she said it’s hurtful when her co-stars don’t ask about them or how she’s handling being a single mom. It's unclear who the kids' fathers are, as Kiki isn't married and doesn't discuss her past romances much on screen. Kiki said while some women know her son’s name and details about her kids, others fail to ask about them when they’re not filming the show.
“I feel like as a friend group, some of the girls know my kids' names, but some of the girls just didn't really care even to ask,” she explained. “They know I have kids, but they think, ‘oh, she's a friend, who cares?’ But I'm looking at it like it's not just a show; we’re really friends. I want you to learn more about my life.”
Kiki continued: “If my son is on [RHOM], you're going to want to know more about him. But when he's not on, a real friend will still want to know what's going on, you know? Some of these girls really didn't know [his name], and it's true, they don't really, they still don't know.”
Kiki Barth discussed her difficult childhood on 'RHOM.'
In addition to opening up about her kids in Season 6 of RHOM, Kiki, born Widline Barthelemy, shared during her fight with Lisa that there was more of her backstory that Lisa didn’t know because she never asked her. Kiki told the group in Mexico she had been on her own since she was 15 after her stepmother kicked her out of her father’s home two years before she arrived in the U.S. from Haiti.
The exchange caused Lisa to tell Kiki she wasn’t responsible for her “childhood trauma,” which further drove a wedge in their relationship.
Kiki admitted to us that discussing her childhood on camera is “very emotional” every time she has to do it, stating that it “reopens an old wound."
She also said she doesn't have much of a relationship with her siblings as an adult is strained because her stepmother kept her from them.
“It's so sad because I kind of like don't even have a good relationship with my siblings because she just didn't want me around them,” Kiki told us of her stepmother. “And to this day, I'm like, I don't really know what they're about, what their favorite color is, it's sad. But hey, things happen for a reason. What can I do?”
What is Kiki Barth's net worth?
Despite her past hardships, Kiki never let her circumstances deter her from her goals. Since entering the modeling industry, Kiki has graced countless runways and magazine spreads. Kiki's website states she "walked the runways for the most influential designers, graced the covers and inside pages of major magazines," earning her a reported net worth of $2 million.
Additionally, Kiki continues working as a model and philanthropist who has a non-profit organization, Kiki’s Kids Foundation. The foundation directly works to educate kids in Haiti and inspire them to follow their dreams.
Kiki told us she hopes her story inspires girls who are going through similar things she endured in her childhood and lets them know they, too, will thrive.
“I'm glad that I have a platform where I can speak on it now,” Kiki said of discussing her past. “Because I know so many other girls from Haiti, just like me, who were going through the same problems that I was going through. And if someone from a third-world country is watching this, [I hope] they can get inspired by my story.”
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