Katie Rost may not be a Housewife, but she is real.
The Real Housewives of Potomac alum revealed this week that she’s working a minimum-wage job in retail after being released from rehab.
The former Bravoleb went to rehab for alcohol use disorder and Adderall dependency.
“Jesus Christ, I started working, like a real job. I just got off of an 8-hour shift working minimum wage. A guy who works at a restaurant next to where I work asked if he could give me a foot massage. I feel like a real person instead of a reality tv person; I made $14 an hour,… Keepin’ it real,” Katie wrote alongside a selfie of her working.
Most fans applauded Katie’s honesty about her new journey. However, some criticized the former reality TV star.
Katie later clapped back at the criticism, saying, “So, just want to get this right. Going to rehab and getting a job makes someone wrong? No, I’ll tell you what’s wrong.”
She later added that she isn’t really worried about “money” right now or doing charity. Instead, she is focusing on being healthy and happy. Katie adds that she is “thankful” and excited for the future.
“Money isn’t really on my mind. But there have been times when I was obsessed with making money. More in my early 20’s. I had something to prove. It showed my hustle, the income: but I was never materialistic. Just liked comfort…” she tweeted.
Katie continued, “It is a luxury to be charitable. I am not charitable right now. I’m working. I’m working on myself, and I’m motivated by something that came to me when I was at the lowest moment of my life. The lowest point was feeling sure I was going to die and that I’d totally f-ed up.”
“There is no one in this world who will not hit that point. It’s all gravy now. Like, I’m so thankful. Just pour me another helping of delicious gravy, and let’s enjoy being alive. Someday I’ll be able to watch Netflix and make out with someone, and travel. Life is good,” she added.
Part 1 of the Real Housewives of Potomac season 7 reunion premieres on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.