Kim Richards won't watch past 'Housewives' seasons
'Beverly Hills' star unwilling to relive past alcohol abuse
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards has revealed she hasn't been able to watch previous seasons of the show because of her past alcohol abuse. A series regular since the first season, the 48-year-old let cameras follow her day to day activities, showing both the highs and lows of her life, including her struggle with alcohol and how it affected her relationships.
But now Richards is sober and better than ever, telling Us Weekly that, looking back on her past, she can't watch the dark time in her life play out on TV. She explains, "I didn't want to watch the other seasons, because it was hard for me. But yet I filmed the other seasons knowing I was doing not the right thing. And that was a choice I made. I knew I wasn't doing the right thing, and I did it anyway." However, this time around, Richards has gone through a successful stint in rehab, making for a season of "Housewives" that she can proudly look back on.
She said, "This season I'm sober and I feel great! ... Being sober and coming home from treatment, reconnecting with my kids, was not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I came home thinking, 'Gosh, everything's back to the way it used to be.' We've worked together through this, and we've come out way ahead of the game. I've grown a lot, they've grown a lot, and you will see that through the season. It's been an amazing journey, for sure."
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.