Brandi Glanville says her former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-star Kim Richards is doing just fine with her sobriety. Even though Richards left the Bravo show last year because of her drinking problem, Glanville stated that her friend is still sober and doing “wonderful.”
“Kim is great,” Glanville told E! News. “She just had knee surgery. Her daughter’s pregnant. She just sent me a really cute picture from the shower they had. She’s doing wonderful and I’m so proud of her. She’s sober and amazing.”
As previously reported, Richards revealed her past struggles with drinking, telling Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” in March that she had stopped going to her Alcoholic Anonymous meetings because she was busy taking care of her family. Richards, however, realized that probably wasn’t the best decision for her.
In August 2015, she was booked by police for causing a scene at the Beverly Hills Hotel. According to staff she was also disrupting diners at the Polo Lounge and had to be forcibly removed from the premises by police. That same month, Richards got in trouble again when she allegedly stole $600 worth of items from a Target in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. At the time TMZ reported that the reality star walked into the store and filled a cart up with items from the dollar section and then walked out. Security stopped her a few feet outside the door and she was brought back in for questions. Richards reportedly said she couldn’t remember whether she had paid for the items or not.
“I stopped focusing on myself,” she explained. “I stopped taking the time for me and going to meetings because I was taking care of other people and stopped caring for myself.”