January 17, 2012 10:00 AM by Shayla Perry
It seems as though things are going much better for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards. A week after checking out of an undisclosed rehab facility, her sister Kathy Hilton (mom to Paris), says that the Bravo reality star is doing “fabulous.”
“Kim is on her way,” Hilton told Us Weekly at Sunday’s (January 15) Golden Globes. “She is having a good time.”
But despite Kathy, Kyle Richards, and the rest of the family’s reports that Kim is “doing well,” insiders say that the Beverly Hills housewife’s latest rehab stint didn’t go as smoothly as they’d hoped.
“She tried to leave and ended up coming back,” the source told Us in December, revealing that Richards was “very defiant” during her stay.
“Kim’s alcohol addiction along with other substance abuse problems has been obvious for quite some time,” a friend of Richards’ tells the magazine. “It’s really good that she’s finally getting help.”
Kim Richards, a former child actress, checked into an undisclosed rehab facility to deal with her substance abuse problems, along with other personal issues, checking out after a month of treatment.
Richards’ ex, Monty Brinson, revealed that Russell Armstrong‘s shocking suicide also contributed to Kim’s rehab stay, but said, “Kim’s the happiest she’s been in a very long time. She’s ready to start a new life when she gets out.”
Part of that new life meant skipping the taping of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, which is usually filled with so much drama, it could drive anyone to drink.
Congrats Kim! And good luck!
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