Kim Richards Opens Up About Life After Rehab and Season 7 Of RHOBH


Kim Richards is opening up about her past struggles in a new interview and sharing new ones on the upcoming season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kim came out for the premiere party for season seven of the show and opened up about life after rehab and she shared she feels “so happy” now.

“Before I started the show, life was really good and then, you know, things happened and it wasn’t,” she told People. “And it wasn’t just my relapse that was hard, but I went through a depression as well after that.”

“I’m just so grateful to be where I am today, and to be this happy and have life this good and have the relationships that I have … I feel so blessed,” she said. “I feel powerful. I feel so grateful. Honestly. Life is so amazing today. I wake up happy. I go to sleep happy…”

But her happiness followed a very dark time. Kim entered rehab after her April arrest for public intoxication. She decided to leave her Malibu treatment facility for her daughter’s nuptials in May 2015. She checked herself back in two weeks later. Kim also entered rehab back in 2011.

“I was really busy this season with my home, my daughters, my son and my grandchild,” she said, when asked about her presence in the new season. “My focus was really on my family.”

As for the drama on the show this year, Kim says it’s hard to avoid.

“Well I really wouldn’t go that far!” she said, when asked if there was less drama in season 7. “I managed to make a little time to get by to say ‘Hi’ to everybody, but I don’t know if I squeezed out leaving out the drama. It wasn’t my doing, but you know, leave it to the [Lisa] Rinna!”

Kim’s sister Kyle Richards also spoke about her sister’s happiness.

“She looks great,” Kyle told reporters. “She’s healthy. She’s happy. Her daughter had a baby so I mean we have two new babies in our family who are the cutest things.”

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14 Replies to “Kim Richards Opens Up About Life After Rehab and Season 7 Of RHOBH”

    1. Maybe she realizes the show wasn’t the cause…? Hopefully rehab but things in perspective.
      I like Kim’s goofy side…I wish her great success and nothing but strength and happiness.

  1. I guess Kim needs the money. She really looks her age, and that is not to criticize, but with years of heavy drinking and drug usage, it takes a toll on the body and the mind as well.
    I think it is the wrong move for her to go back to reality TV, since it is stressful, and she may turn to the bottle again, or be more pressured to maybe consider it a bit more, considering her past.
    If she can afford to live without this show, she should just do that. Enjoy the grandchild and just stay out of it. Then again we are talking about a woman who was a pretty famous child star and made a fortune as a young woman, and maybe she feels it is owed her to earn it back now..considering there is not much left of it after her (mother and sisters) family lived off her earnings for so long when she was young. She also married at least 2 very wealthy men, and maybe that money ran out now too.
    I wish her well whatever she does, but she has to do it and keep clean and sober.

  2. I think Kim is doing the show cuz she needs the money. She doesn’t have income – all kids are grown and no child support, etc. I wish her the best – just don’t want to see the bs she creates – it was so ugly in seasons past. Lisa R. will probably egg her on. Keeping my fingers crossed that Kim’s buddy Brandi doesn’t show up…. ugh..

  3. 1. This addict NEEDS to be in the spotlight so she’ll do anything she can to appear relevant.
    2. She’s had addiction problems for years. It’s not a surprise to her or anyone else.
    3. She’s not the brightest bulb, so don’t expect her to change.
    4. She needs to NOT be on this show.

    1. I am so totally bummed that she is back after only what, one year? I haven’t liked her from day one. She is cruel and spiteful. He segments are always zipped by me, but I try to read the
      CC, in case she says anything worth hearing, though that’s not damn likely.

  4. I agree, she’s on again, because she needs the money. After seeing how messed up she was, while running around with that boyfriend she had for a while, I think it’s pretty obvious that’s the way she lived her life and raised her kids, for the most part. I also saw how entitled and in denial she was, on the Dr.Phil episode. The best thing for her, would be to go live someone inconspicuously, away from the glitz and glitter. But I highly doubt that she would ever be willing to do that. She blew threw MILLIONS of dollars on her own. It wasn’t just from supporting her mother and sisters.

    1. Hi Queenie, even Kyle said how much money Kim spent on clothes etc. She is a mess and should stay away but like you said I guess she needs the money. She should keep away from Rinna! Xxx

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