Kim Richards Says Sober Life Is Amazing; Blames Lisa Rinna For Starting Drama With Her On RHOBH

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02: Reality TV Personality Kim Richards attends the premiere party for Bravo Networks' "Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills" Season 7 at Sofitel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills on December 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Kim Richards has finally gotten a handle on her sobriety and is “so happy” with her new alcohol-free life – “Honest!”

After publicly relapsing on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Kim was arrested twice and had numerous rehab stints, but she promises that now she’s truly sober and guess what?! Her life is better than ever!

But the more things change, the more they stay the same, because in between family-time and sober success, Kim still managed to continue her drama with Lisa Rinna.


“Life is so amazing today,” Kim shared. “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. I feel powerful.”

Kim has also mended things with Kyle, who gushed about Kim: “She’s healthy. She’s happy.” And with two new babies in the Richards-Hilton fam (Kim and Kathy Hilton both became grandmothers this year), their entire family is back together.

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However, Kim hasn’t completely turned her back on the past. Despite begging Bravo to rehire her, and Kyle claiming the show is good for Kim, Kim continues to blame Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills for her substance abuse issues.

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

Kim is too busy focusing on herself and her family for full-time reality TV, but she did find a bit of extra time to flare up old reality TV feuds, which she blames on someone else, of course.

“I was really busy this season with my home, my daughters, my son and my grandchild,” Kim tells People at the Season 7 premiere party. “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!”

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Alternately, Lipsa opines that her situation with Kim is “really complicated,” adding, “from the start my goal is to move on and forgive and move through that’s my goal, so you’ll have to watch and see how that plays out.”

“You know I lost my father this year in January and that changes your life and it really puts everything in perspective and you’re like you know what life’s too short to deal with this petty b——t,” continues Lisa, “and that’s really kind of my through line this season it’s like you know what? I don’t have time.”


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