Although many women on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are respected celebrities and socialites, some come from mysterious and enigmatic backgrounds. Out of all the stars on the show, Faye Resnick has lived one of the most turbulent lives. She’s well-connected, beautiful, and intelligent – but was also an important figure in one of the most controversial murder cases in the United States. Resnick was a good friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, wife of OJ Simpson before her murder in 1994. However, she has remained strong in the face of adversity and managed to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle with support from her friends and family.
Faye Resnick Net Worth – $3.5 million
Faye Resnick appeared as a guest on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in seasons 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. Her friendship with longtime cast member Kyle Richards granted her this opportunity. Her exact salary has not been disclosed, but she is likely getting paid somewhere in the high five figures per episode. Resnick often finds herself involved in some sort of drama on the show, yet still finds her way on the show time after time regardless. Resnick is also popular on Instagram and Twitter and receives many endorsements from various brands.
Faye Resnick has also written two books about her involvement in the OJ Simpson murder trial, which she received large advances for. She has also been interviewed many times about her friendship with Nicole Brown Simpson. Resnick is also friends with Kris Jenner and appeared in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Season 10, Episode 6. Despite her controversial reputation, Resnick is still well-connected to ensure she is relevant in the celeb world.
How Did Faye Resnick Earn her Money and Wealth?
Faye Resnick was born Faye Denise Hutchison on July 3rd, 1957. She grew up in Brentwood, California. Her mother abandoned the family when she and her three siblings were still quite young. While her father remained in the picture, he was angry and abusive to Resnick and her siblings. While her mother became a successful author, she also was a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Her religious fanaticism made Resnick’s life even more chaotic. Resnick ultimately moved out of the home as a teenager due to her father’s savage treatment and her mother’s hysteria.
After moving out, Faye Resnick moved in with her Aunt in the Bay Area. She kept herself afloat with various odd jobs and modeling. Resnick was crowned the “Maid of Hayward” in a modeling competition. This moment made her realize she could turn her circumstances around, prompting her to study law at a local community college and network with professionals around the area. She became the director of a John Robert Powers Modelling agency for a brief period of time, and also worked as a manicurist.
Wanting to settle down after a hectic life, Faye Resnick married business Rick Barnett in 1978 but divorced him less than a year later. After the divorce, she moved to London to pursue her modeling career and lifelong dream of living in Europe. While in London, she met Fadi Halabi, whom she described as an “eccentric heir”. She had one daughter with Halabi. Their marriage was also short-lived – they wed in 1984, but divorced just two years later in 1986.
Faye Resnick married the entrepreneur Paul Resnick in 1987. Paul made a fortune as a hotel refurbisher in Los Angeles. Faye and Paul lived together in Los Angeles until they divorced in 1991. Faye was reportedly granted $194,000 by her former husband even though the divorce was settled amicably. The couple remained friends after their split.
Faye Resnick Personal Life and FAQs
- How was Faye Resnick involved in the OJ Simpson murder trial?
Resnick befriended Nicole Brown Simpson in 1990 in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They became good friends and often spent time together. The friends even vacationed in Mexico together. Unfortunately, Resnick had also begun to abuse cocaine around this time. When her addiction brought her to her lowest point, Nicole Brown Simpson staged an intervention and persuaded Faye to check into rehab – just 4 days before she was murdered.Resnick wrote two novels about her involvement in the case. Her first book, Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted was released at the height of OJ Simpson’s trial in 1994, and sold over 750,000 copies. The book was highly controversial – but Resnick had partnered with National Enquirer writer Mike Walker to make it just that. The book detailed the experiences Resnick had during her friendship with Brown, but also offered a terrifying window into Brown’s life during her marriage with OJ Simpson.Resnick released a second (and significantly less salacious) novel, Shattered: In the Eye of the Storm in 1996. It offered a more subdued and objective view of the case. Having studied law herself, Resnick analyzed both legal teams and reflected on her past actions as well.
- Faye Resnick and the “Dinner Party From Hell”
Unlike other stars on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Faye Resnick wasn’t necessarily well received initially. In fact, she’s most known for causing the “Dinner Party From Hell” when she got into an argument with co-star Allison DuBois during a cast party. Resnick also topped off season 1 with a massive argument with the other stars. However, she remains friends with Kyle Richard and many of her other co-stars.
- Is Faye Resnick Married?
Resnick has been married three times. Her earlier marriages have been short-lived, unfortunately. Her first marriage was to businessman Rich Barnett, whom she married in 1978. The couple divorced a year after. She was then married to heir Fadi Halabi in 1984 but divorced him only two years later. Her third marriage was to hotel refurbished Paul Resnick in 1987. The marriage lasted until 1991. After a string of failed marriages and a cocaine addiction, Resnick decided to focus on rebuilding her life.In 2015, Faye Resnick married longtime boyfriend Everett Jack Jr. The pair married at Kris Jenner’s house in a private ceremony. The pair purchased a 1.5 million dollar, 2500 square foot home in Los Angeles shortly after.
- Does Faye Resnick have any children?
Faye had one daughter, Francesca with her ex-husband Fadi Halabi. Francesca generally avoids the spotlight but is a talented florist who creates beautiful arrangements. She owns a Los-Angeles based floral arrangement company called Francesca Blume. Francesca designed the arrangements for Kyle Richard’s Great Gatsby Party in early 2017.