Andy Cohen reveals that Bravo paid for former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards’ 2011 rehab stint after her drunken exploits aired on season 2 of the show.
“When it was clear that it was a real problem, we wanted to be responsible and we didn’t want to put her in a situation where anything could be exacerbated,” Andy told author Dave Quinn in the new “Real Housewives” tell-all book, “Not All Diamonds and Rosé.”
“We considered her family and wanted to work with her to get her better. Bravo paid for her rehab,” he added.
RHOBH executive producer Kathleen French noted in the book that “Kim had mostly kept her shit together through Season 1. Season 2 was the beginning of the spiral down.”
During season 2 Brandi Glanville infamously accused Kim of doing “crystal meth in the bathroom all night” at a game night hosted by Dana Wilkey. Kim denied the accusations.
Kim’s alcoholism played a major role during the first few seasons of RHOBH. Many of the cast members, including her own sister Kyle Richards, questioned Kim’s odd behavior as a result of her drinking.
The actress turned reality TV’s star’s battle with alcohol wasn’t officially confirmed until the season 1 finale when Kyle screamed at Kim, “You act like an insane person. You are a liar and sick and an alcoholic. That’s right. I said it and now everybody knows.”
In a one-on-one interview with Andy post-rehab, Kim admitted that she was an alcoholic.
“I’m an alcoholic,” Kim revealed in her first interview since rehab. “I’m an alcoholic.”
She found herself back in rehab in 2015 after going on a drunken rampage at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
“I love sobriety,” Kim told Entertainment Tonight in July 2015. “I’ve always loved sobriety and relapsing was very hard for me. I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home.”
Part 4 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion airs on Wednesday, November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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Source: Page Six