The third time is definitely the charm for Kim Richards! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is sober this season (after her third stint in rehab) and couldn’t be happier telling US Weekly: ”This season I’m sober and I feel great!”
Her battle with alcohol has been well-documented on the reality show that saw episodes where she was incoherent and slurring her words (a typical day for me sans alcohol). The biggest challenge the former Disney star had was reconnecting with her daughters. When she was under the influence she didn’t notice the change in the lives of Brooke, 26, Whitney, 22, Chad, 21, and Kimberly, 17 as she wasn’t ‘present’, so the transition hasn’t been easy:
“Being sober and coming home from treatment, reconnecting with my kids, was not as easy as I thought it was going to be,” the Escape to Witch Mountain actress said. “I came home thinking, ‘Gosh, everything’s back to the way it used to be.’”"We’ve worked together through this and we’ve come out way ahead of the game. I’ve grown a lot, they’ve grown a lot, and you will see [that] through the season,” Richards, 48, told Us. “It’s been an amazing journey, for sure.”
She looks really healthy and at peace in the video (like a different person, really). So much different than she has in the past. I don’t know about you, but it was awful seeing her ‘out of it’. She was such a mess.
“I didn’t want to watch the other seasons, because it was hard for me. But yet I filmed the other seasons knowing I was doing not the right thing. And that was a choice I made,” she said. “I knew I wasn’t doing the right thing, and I did it anyway.”"I’m so grateful today for the relationships I have with my kids, my sister and my friends, God, my higher power,” Richards told Us. “Spiritually, I’m super blessed.”
She is super blessed and it’s great to see her sober and has taken this step in her life. We wish her great success on her road of sobriety!
You can catch sober Kim on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Mondays at 9 p.m. EST. on Bravo. Do you watch? Share your comments with us below!
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