Beverly Hills housewife Kim Richards has reportedly left rehab, but was it for good? Although a new report claims Richards left rehab on Friday, the reality star may have already returned to the facility.
“I heard that Kim actually left rehab already,” former friend Kay Rozario told Radar Online on May 18, with a second source close to Richards confirming the news, as well.
The Beverly Hills housewife’s rehab exit was further confirmed by an Instagram photo posted online by Kathy Hilton, Richards’ sister, who had thrown a bridal party for Richards’ daughter, Brooke Brinson, at the end of last week in Beverly Hills.
However, just because Richards left treatment doesn’t mean it was for good. After all, she’s been photographed outside of the facility at least twice since she entered. While an actual rehab would not allow such thing, Richards appears to be receiving treatment at a sober living facility, which would.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, producers of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are reportedly happy with Richards’ decision to enter treatment, whether it be at rehab or sober living facility, and have allegedly decided to allow her to remain on the Beverly Hills-based reality show.
Earlier this month, a source revealed the following to Radar Online.
“The network is going to keep Kim on because she has adhered to everything that they’ve asked so far. She checked into rehab and has agreed to go along with everything that her bosses asked of her. Kim is not a liability if she is clean and sober and doing what is asked of her. She knows the process because she has done it several times before.
“Kim is actually starting to make progress and is not quite as resistant as she was in the beginning. It seems that her contract with the studio and her job as a housewife actually helped her get sober, because she cannot afford to lose the money.”
The source also alleged that the Beverly Hills housewife was motivated to get sober because if she didn’t, she would be at risk of losing her entire career. At this stage in her life, she is known for her role with Bravo, and if that went away, she fears she would become irrelevant.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was one of several Bravo shows renewed during the NBC Upfront last week in New York City.
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