Kim Richards continues her to speak out to the media on her sobriety and road to recovery. In the latest issue of People Magazine Kim gets real along with some random facts about her that you probably didn’t know before!
Kim starts out her interview swooning over her new favorite celebrity couple:
“Blake Shelton and my girl Gwen Stefani – those two hooking up made my day! It was as good as me walking down the aisle myself!”
Kim then gets more serious talking about her new gig on the Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition saying
“Yes I’ve made mistakes, but I try, and I try again. Because I do love myself, and I love my children. And I want to get this right.”
Kim admitted that her issues started early – most likely rooting in her untraditional childhood:
“Most kids get up, brush their teeth and go to school. I got up, brushed my teeth and went to work. I wanted to be like other kids. It definitely made me grow up faster.”
Kim revealed she had her first real drink at 24, but her real problems didn’t start until after her second divorce to oil heir Gregg Davis:
“It was a painful divorce and custody battle, and it just didn’t end. There was so much pressure. I started having a glass of wine a night.”
This glass of wine a night eventually snowballed turning Kim into an alcoholic (which we all recall was outed on a very tense episode of RHOBH.) On the drama of the show Kim states that it didn’t help with her drinking either saying:
“the drama started, and there was fighting and traveling, and I got overwhelmed.”
Her daughter Brooked chimed in saying “I was scared for her. I said ‘We need you here, and if you continue your behavior, you’re not going to be here much longer.”
Kim emphasizes she is now in a good place and understands that there is no finish line and this is something that she will have to work on:
“There is no golden key to say, ‘This is the answer.’ And I hear people say ‘Oh she’s just a problem’ but a problem is somebody who screws up and doesn’t care. I’ve done a lot of work. And I hope for my sake, for my children’s sake and for the sake of my beautiful grandchildren who hopefully will come, that this is it. I’m super blessed. I’m happy. And I don’t want to rock this boat again.”
We wish Kim the best!
Thoughts on her interview?