Things are looking up in Beverly Hills. Back on Monday, December 5, it was reported that Kim Richards entered rehab. The 47-year-old "housewife" received treatment at an undisclosed location.
Kim previously entered rehab after the first season of the show, but checked herself out a week later. This season, Adrienne Maloof's husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, noted that Kim's bizarre behavior was likely due to her mixing of the drugs Lexapro, Trazadone and Topamax. It has also long been suspected that Kim abused alcohol following an apparent drunken episode at the airport.
The next day, a source finally put us out of our agony and revealed the "offical" word on why Kim entered rehab. "Kim's alcohol addiction along with other substance abuse problems has been obvious for quite some time, but it's really good that she's finally getting help," one source told Us.
"It became really obvious that Kim was not herself," the source says of the former Disney child star. "It was really just a matter of when she would enter rehab. I think everyone is actually pretty happy she's taking the proper steps forward to deal with her issues."
"The relationship with everyone is so strained and it was because they weren't going to coddle Kim - she had to know when she was ready to do this…She's making the right decision."
Radaronline went and gathered its on sources who claimed it was Bravo who pushed Kim to enter rehab. They apparently didn't want any craziness on its watch. It has clearly dealt with more than its share of issues this season with the suicide of Russell Armstrong.
“Kim was told by the people at Bravo that she had to get help and that help meant going into rehab immediately,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “The network people were worried about her and wanted her to try and fix her problems.”
“After Russell Armstrong’s suicide Bravo is trying to making sure that nothing bad happens to the people on their shows,” the source said. “They don’t want any more tragedies on their hands.”
“The pressures the women face being on the show are enormous. Kim was basically told that if she wanted to stay on the show then she had to get help, so she did. Kim doesn’t have any other significant source of income and she needs to keep her job on the show.”
Kim left rehab earlier this week, completing the 30-day program. Today, Thursday, January 12, Kim was spotted leaving Mr. Chow with her big sister, Kathy Hilton. Kim looked radiant, healthy, and happy.
Meanwhile, last season's troubled character, Camille Grammer, is so over the totally messed up way her divorce went down. She's moved on to this talk dark, curly haired man, Dimitri Charalambopoulos. The couple was spotted together Wednesday, January 11 making their way through LAX airport.
Kyle Richards was having a good time of her own this week. Yesterday, January 11, Kyle hit up Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood to celebrate her birthday. Kyle wore black jeans, a purple shirt, and black open toed shoes. It's good to be a Richards this week!