Kim Richards is no longer in rehab. The former star of Bravo's hit reality TV series, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," has been receiving treatment for alcoholism at a Malibu facility for just about one month. She first sought treatment in late April after relapsing and being arrested for public intoxication.
According to TMZ, Kim has decided she no longer needs to be at the rehabilitation center. Sources say the 51-year-old held out for more than 30 days, but was finally fed up. She was reportedly not getting along with the doctors, nurses and other staff members employed by the facility. Although TMZ's sources say she was unhappy, an Instagram photo taken by ex-husband Monty Brinson during a Fourth of July weekend family visit shows the former reality star smiling while posing alongside another ex-wife of his, Terri Lynn Doss and his daughter Madelyn Brinson
Kim's ex-husband Monty uploaded another photo of himself locked in a warm embrace with the ex "RHOBH" cast member. In the caption her wrote that he was "so proud" of his ex-wife for being strong and determined through this journey toward sobriety. He called Kim "a fighter" and wrote that he hoped she would one day find true happiness. According to E! News, Monty had uploaded yet another photo, showing he and Kim sharing a passionate kiss, but it appears the photo has been deleted. In the caption he made reference to an upcoming movie release of Kim's that he was looking forward to adding that he wished he "could tell everyone all the things that you have lined up in your life to fulfill your happiness inside."
Kim has been in and out of rehab since April 26. She first checked herself into a facility after appearing on "Dr. Phil" for an interview in which host Phil McGraw spoke candidly with her about both her addiction and her arrest, which had taken place just days prior. Kim was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel and charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer. She has been barred from the hotel following the incident and was fired from "RHOBH."
As we previously reported Bravo and their parent company, NBC Universal," gave Kim an ultimatum following her arrest: seek treatment or give up her full-time role on the show. While she opted to enter rehab, her lack of commitment to getting better appears to have forced the hand of network executives. On June 3 it was announced that Kim would not be returning to "RHOBH" in Season 6. It is not clear whether she made the decision on her own or was fired.
Kim has not returned to social media since being arrested. Neither she nor her famous sisters Kyle Richards or Kathy Hilton have spoken out about her situation.