Kim Richards opted not to return to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but instead chose to join another reality show. After her incredibly bad year, there was a huge downward spiral she was trying to rebound from. Without Brandi Glanville to support Richards on the show, she decided to go another route. Lifetime offered her and her daughter a spot on The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition. While Richards may have hesitated at first, she decided to go ahead with filming late last year.
Tonight, Kim Richards will have a breakdown on The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition. She is going to be forced into participating in her own faux funeral. Her daughter will be the one talking to her as she plays dead. According to E! Online, Kim Richards had a particularly hard time with this episode. She wanted to leave the show immediately following the experiment. This was filmed just around the same time Monty Brinson took a bad turn health-wise, and passed away just a few days later. Richards didn’t want the reality check she desperately needed. After threatening to quit the show, fans will be left hanging and wondering whether or not she will be back next week.
This year has also been tough for Kim Richards. Aside from dealing with everything that happened last year with two arrests and being estranged from her sister, she was also watching her ex-husband die. Richards and Monty Brinson shared one child together, and while they were no longer romantically linked, they were still incredibly close. It seemed like Richards wasn’t going to catch a break anytime soon. In the weeks following Brinson’s death, Richards has taken steps to better her life. Agreeing to do The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition seems to be a step in a good direction for Richards, even if it was harder than she would have liked.
Fans have been concerned about Kim Richards for a long time now. When she was acting out of character on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there was plenty of red flags. They had addressed Richards’ sobriety, but it still seemed odd that she was hanging out with the ladies while they were drinking. Adding Lisa Rinna into the mix was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and it went spiraling out of control. Last April, Kim Richards was arrested at a hotel for being publicly intoxicated. According to Us Weekly, Kim Richards admits she drank the night of her arrest. She insists it was only one drink, but reports were indicating it was more. Richards did speak out about her arrest on Watch What Happens Live, but didn’t divulge any information that wasn’t already known.
Going forward, Kim Richards seems to be in a better place. She has made cameos on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season, and things seems to be getting better with Kyle Richards. While everything is a process, Richards insists she is currently sober. It is clear Brandi Glanville and Yolanda Hadid are still a part of her life, and that will help her in the long run. Participating in The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition was an odd choice for Richards to make, but it has helped her realize how important she is to her daughter and other children. Battling an addiction is hard, but it amplified when other things in your life are falling apart. The faux funeral episode of the reality show airs tonight, and Richards is incredibly uncomfortable. Fans will want to tune in to see how she reacts when the challenge is revealed, and whether or not she will return next week. Kim Richards is doing well, and things are finally looking up for the reality star.
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