Reality wife Lisa Vanderpump, star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, recently revealed her thoughts on Kim Richards’ possible return to the show. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Vanderpump spoke to Entertainment Tonight, explaining Richards should move on from the series if it was going to have a negative impact on her sobriety.
During a charity event over the weekend, the reality wife explained the following to Entertainment Tonight.
“I think she’s battled these demons for years. She kind of said it was the show, so clearly she shouldn’t be part of it.”
Also speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil McGraw revealed his thoughts on Richards’ future as a reality wife.
“According to her self-analysis, the trigger for this was reading a lot of tweets. If you’re one of those people that feels the need to be loved by strangers, I’m not sure the public arena is the place you need to be. You need to inoculate yourself from that.”
During his interview with Richards on Dr. Phil, McGraw was told by the reality wife that her on-screen family drama with her sister Kyle was what ultimately upset her so much that she drank. She also credited backlash from fans as a reason behind the end of her sobriety.
On Twitter and blogs, the reality wife has faced a lot of backlash regarding her Season 5 behavior, which included a decision to take one of her ex-husband’s pain pills and end her relationship with her sister after being advised to do so by Brandi Glanville.
On April 28, the reality wife confirmed her statement with fans online, after being accused of calling for Richards to quit.
“It wasn’t quite like that, it looks like creating trouble, I have every sympathy for KR, if the show makes her drink, that’s a worry.”
While Vanderpump may not have literally called for Richards to leave The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the reality wife certainly believes it would be a good idea — and for good reason. Richards is clearly unstable in her recovery, and with four children to look after, her sobriety needs to come first — not the show. If Richards truly wants to become a better person and a better mother to her children, perhaps quitting the series would be the best thing for her.
The reality wife is expected to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for Season 6, although the franchise has yet to be officially renewed.
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