Kim Richards, former RHOBH cast member, sometimes “friend of,” and sister to Kyle Richards, has shared her struggles with sobriety on the show.
In recent years, Kim Richards has shown up periodically at parties and mostly with her sister, Kyle Richards. At the beginning of this season, she went to Kyle’s house and requested tuna fish. The turtle lover also showed up for Farrahween, a Halloween party for Kyle’s daughter. Lisa Rinna was dressed as Erika Jayne, and said to Kim, “you know what, I wanna say one thing. You giving Lisa Rinna that bunny back was really f***** up.” Kim handled the situation well at the time, and the two eventually reconciled.
A recent update?
Recently, Kim went to the emergency room at UCLA and left against the guidance of the doctors. Her daughter, Brooke Wiederhorn, was with her but could not get ahold of her once she left.
Brooke says her mom has been in a downward spiral for a few weeks now, and everyone is worried about her. Kim eventually re-appeared at her house the following day but did not answer her after she left the hospital.
On season one of RHOBH, Kyle outed Kim’s issues with alcohol in one of the most dramatic housewives arguments to date. Eventually, Kim opened up about her issues at a later reunion and went to rehab. Kim has since relapsed and was arrested twice in 2015.
Once for shoplifting $600 worth of random items from a Van Nuys Target store, and then not long after she was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel for public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on an officer.
Kim has worked had on her sobriety, and in recent years has spent much of her free time with her children and young grandchildren. Hopefully, this was just a misunderstanding and all is okay with Kim.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is not currently airing on Bravo, but the drama never ends!