Kim was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Staten Island. Unlike her immediate family, who are primarily involved in the family car wash business, Kim is a stay-at-home mother to her two children, Richie and Toni Ann. Kim met her husband, Paul, through a mutual friend at the age of 20, and they were married three years later. She is particularly sensitive and blunt, and she worries about everyone and everything. Although she’s known to be quite strict with her kids, she adores them and cherishes the very close family bond they have. Whether it’s weekly Friday night movies, playing Monopoly, or simply being together, the Cantarellas don’t stray too far from one another.