Since the beginning, Kim Richards has had a rough experience on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She along with her sister Kyle tried their best to keep her alcoholism private but as time went on, the truth came out. Throughout her time on the show Kim has been in and out of rehab, arrested twice and has done several heart-wrenching interviews… but now she has changed things up a bit by joining a new reality show, The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition.
She filmed the show with her youngest daughter Kimberly and throughout the season fans will be able to see them work on their relationship. During filming the mother-daughter duo spoke out about Kim’s experience on the show and how it affected her in a negative light.
“There’s been good moments, there’s been not so good moments,” she told Radar. “It’s been a roller coaster ride. Being a part of the Housewives has been an experience. It really hurt me because I was struggling with certain things. It is tough to watch me get beat up by some of the girls on the show.”
Kimberly also opened up about her own struggles with her mother on the show.
“Being on the show and hearing people talk bad about her, it’s affected her a lot,” she said. “So I feel like somebody needs to protect her.”
She continued, “I feel like I have to take care of her. She’s fragile physically and emotionally. And I think I’ve kind of taken over the role of like not the husband, but I’ve always felt like I have to be helping her, and it does overwhelm me.”
The Mother Daughter/Experiment: Celebrity Edition can be watched on Lifetime.
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