According to a new report, sources reveal that Kim Richards’ sobriety was a constant issue behind-the-scenes this season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Veteran cast members Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster knew better than to confront Kim about her sobriety and ignoredÂ the issue, while Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna didn’t know any better.
Production sources tell TMZÂ that Kim hid her drinking and never did it where her cast mates could see her, but that it was obvious. For example, she would disappear during filming, then emerge obviously impaired.
Other sources connected to Richards say Kim believes this is the best season she’s ever had at being able to hide herÂ drinking.
The real catalyst for Kim’s relapse? Her dog Kingsley. Kim’sÂ pit bull was a threat to the Bravo crew so he had to be in a cage during filming. Production also sent a dog trainer to Kimâ€™s home to work with Kingsley. When the trainer arrived Kim was allegedly â€œsuch a messâ€ he had to actually put her to bed.
As for Kim’s daughter Brooke’s upcoming wedding? Kimâ€™s daughter is going ahead with her plans to walk down the aisle again Richards is determined to attend even after her high-profile arrest on April 16th, RadarOnline reports.
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