It made news last week that Kim Richards’ ex husband and best friend Monty Brinson lost his battle to lung cancer. While this is a difficult time for family members and Kim herself, an insider spoke with People about how the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is coping with the loss.
“It’s Kim who is taking it the hardest, Monty knew what was happening. He was prepared,” a source told the site.
The funeral was just last Thursday and while the family is grieving, they are worried about Kim. “The wake was very sad and emotional. Everyone is just trying to be there for Kim and hope that she stays safe.”
Family, friends and fans come into question about the former child star’s sobriety. As Kim had a rough summer with two arrests the source shared that she is still sober.
“She is sober right now which is the best thing she can, If [Kim] didn’t have her kids, everyone is worried what would happen. She is incredibly fragile right now, and with her history, it’s a scary place for her to be.”
Another question raises about sister Kyle’s involvement with her sister’s loss, the source says,
“Kyle is supporting Kim throughout all of this. No matter how strained their relationship, Kim and Kyle are sisters and family is more important than anything. Nothing else matters when a tragedy like this happens.”
Our thoughts are with Kim and Monty’s families during this time.
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