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Kim Richards With Children

Kim Richards is getting candid about her battle with sobriety and how her struggles with addiction have affected her children. 

Interestingly the former Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star is finally admitting that she has battled with alcoholism for most of adult life and has been in and out of rehab. Obviously this has majorly affected the lives of Kim’s four children, Brooke, Whitney, Chad, and Kimberly

“I felt terrible for my children,” Kim confesses. “That was the thing that bothered me most. I cried because I hurt my kids.” Oh, so that was the cause of Kim’s hysterics on Dr. Phil? Uh-huh.

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Kimberly Jackson, who appears on The Mother/Daughter Experiment alongside Kim, confesses her childhood was difficult. “Watching her go through a hard time and not being able to rely on her, it was so scary for me.” 

After getting arrested twice, and several stints in rehab (plus televised therapy), Kim promises she’s finally on the right track. 

“Things were so crazy last year,” admits Kimberly. “There were so many things going on at one time.” 

“I’m glad it happened when it did,” says Brooke Wiederhorn. “It got her strong for [when] Monty did pass away. Maybe if it hadn’t happened, things would have gotten really bad. But she went through rehab and she got stronger than ever.”

Kim believes Monty is watching over her and her sobriety. “I miss him a lot. He was my best friend. I confided in him. He knew everything. And I know he’s still up there pushing me to do what I need to do. He’s our angel.” 

Agrees Kimberly, “Everything has come to a calm. Things have never felt better.”

I’ve made mistakes, but I keep trying,” defends Kim. “I’ve never done anything intentionally to hurt my children. And I hope, for their sake and for the sake of one day my beautiful grandchildren who will come, that this is it.”

“Sometimes I put my arms around them and I say, ‘I love you, I’m so sorry,'” Kim tells People. “I know they worried about me.”

As for remaining sober for the rest of her life, Kim acknowledges, “There are no guarantees.” 

I want to say this is Kim finally taking accountability, but after watching Mother/Daughter Experiment and her recent WWHL appearance, I think this is more of Kim’s usual PR spiel of hollow promises and absolutions. I hope for the sake of her children she will stop with the denial, deflection, and excuses and truly get therapeutic help

TELL US – DO YOU THINK KIM IS FINALLY BEING HONEST ABOUT HER ADDICTION AND SOBRIETY? 

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