Kim Richards Speaks Out About Brandi Glanville’s Drinking
Kim Richards has stayed off The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season, even though she’s made a few appearances throughout the episodes. Kim decided to stay off the show after she was arrested in April for public intoxication. Maybe her children thought it would be best to keep her away from the show, and one can imagine she agreed. But then she was arrested over the summer for shoplifting at Target. Many people are wondering if she has relapsed completely. But Richards is reassuring everyone of her health.
According to a new Bravo report, Kim Richards is now revealing how she handles Brandi’s drinking. It is no secret that Kyle Richards has been worried about her sister, as Kim continues to be great friends with Brandi. And Glanville is currently sporting T-shirts that promote daily drinking, plus she has her own line of wines. But Kim doesn’t see this as a problem whatsoever.
“She’s not constantly drinking,” Kim has revealed of her friendship with Brandi Glanville, adding, “She likes to drink when she goes out. When we’re together, she doesn’t drink. When we hang out and do our thing, she doesn’t drink around me.”
It is clear that not everyone thinks Brandi is a great influence on Kim Richards. Kyle doesn’t think her sister can handle her friendship with Brandi, and for some reason, she may feel that the single mother-of-two wants to bring Richards out to the bars and clubs to party. But it sounds like Richards is thankful for her relationship with the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.
“When we’re [social] and we go out, all the girls drink. I’m just curious, why is it bad for Brandi, but it’s not bad for all the other girls because when we go out to a thing, they all drink,” she said. “So, when I’m with Brandi, she doesn’t drink. So, why is Brandi a bad friend but they’re all not bad friends?” Kim Richards questions of her friend, who she feels is often held against a double standard.
Glanville has often been criticized for her drinking, especially since she’s the mother of two children. And she does have a bit of a party image, something that Kim Richards may respect – as long as it’s not around her. The two have stayed in touch over the past couple of years and it sounds like the single mother-of-two have been a great support system for Kim. In addition to talking about her friendship with Brandi, Kim also talked about her arrest back in April.
“I drank that night, no excuses,” Richards has revealed about her arrest back in April, according to ABC, adding, “I stopped focusing on myself. I stopped taking the time for me and going to meetings because I was taking care of other people and stopped taking care of myself.”
Kim has revealed that she was going through a stressful time last year, as she had moved in her ex-husband, Monty Brinson, who was diagnosed with cancer. In addition, Chad Davis was sick and was sent away to a facility. In addition, she was getting various accusations from her co-stars, including Lisa Rinna, who hinted she was doing drugs and drinking again. And the pressure may have been too much for her, as she went to the Beverly Hills Hotel and started drinking. Maybe it’s a good thing that she’s staying away from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so she can get healthy again.
What do you think of Kim Richards’ candid conversation? What do you think of Brandi Glanville’s decision to drink when Kim isn’t around and keep it sober when they are hanging out?
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