Kim Richards seemed to be at the center of a lot of the drama in the preview for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Richards was even accused by her cast mates of relapsing… and a new report reveals what Kim has been secretly going through behind-the-scenes. An insider shares that Kim’s ex-husband Monty Brinson, the father to her adult daughter, Brooke, is in the final stages of cancer.
Brinson and Richards were married in 1985, had one child together, Brooke, and divorced just one year after being married. But the insider explains Monty and Kim have always remained very close since their divorce.
“But Monty and Kim have always remained close, years after their divorce,” an insider tells RadarOnline. “They had joint custody of their daughter, and co-parented very, very well together.”
“When Monty was diagnosed with cancer, it was a kick in the stomach to Kim. He has always been the constant in her life. They moved in together so Kim could take care of Monty during his illness,” the source revealed. “Sadly, Monty has been told the cancer is terminal. His voice is very raspy, and it’s extremely hard for him to talk.”
“Kim is taking all of this very, very hard, and she has indeed been self-medicating to deal with the stress of it,” the source claims. “Her medication has been prescribed by a doctor that is fully aware of Kim’s addiction issues. This is being very strictly monitored.”
The insider claims that Kim’s family, including sister, Kyle, “are all very concerned about her… They don’t want her to fall off the wagon,” the source added.
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