Everyone has heard of Faye Resnick — whether it’s as Nicole Brown Smith’s close friend or as the frequent guest star on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’ But here’s some things you may not know about her.
At 58, Faye Resnick has been a household name since the ’90s when her friendship with Nicole Brown Smith was exposed in a book after Nicole’s murder. Now, you can see her on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and you can see Connie Britton play her on the new upcoming series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. But what else should you know about her?
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She was close with Nicole Brown Simpson until the day she died
They met in 1990 and they became close friends and went on vacation together. She stayed with Nicole for several days before heading to rehab — only four days before she was murdered.
She’s a published author, thanks to her friendship
After Nicole was murdered, she pared up with gossip columnist, Mike Walker, to write Nicole Brown Simpson: The Private Diary of a Life Interrupted in 1994. It became a best seller but many accused her of making money off her friend’s death in a “trashy” way. She wrote another book with Jeanne V. Bell, Shattered: In the Eye of the Storm in 1996, describing her experience during the trial.
She totally loves doing TV
She is a frequent visitor to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as she is one of Kyle Richards‘ BFFs. She also appeared in season 10 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians as a guest at Kris Jenner‘s birthday party.
She has posed for Playboy
In another attempt to gain fame, she did many interviews following the death of Nicole, and then posed nude for Playboy in March 1997, appearing on the cover and in the inside spread.
She has a drug past
On June 9, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and other friends held an intervention for Faye and she checked into the Exodus Recovery Center in Marina Del Rey, California for drug abuse.