As part one of this season's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion premiered last night, fans couldn't help but think as much about the cast members clashing on stage as the one who was noticeably absent - Kim Richards.
Kim sat out the reunion, focusing instead on facing her alcohol addiction, and sister Kyle Richards reports that she's "healthy and strong" and that their relationship is growing stronger as well.
Kyle recently told Good Morning America that Kim's decision to get treatment was based on "an accumulation of things," and that it was very much Kim's decision. "It was our family and sitting down, and she really felt it was time. I have to give her credit for making that decision on her own."
And after Kim made that decision and pursued treatment, Kyle says she couldn't be more pleased with her sister's back-on-track progress. "I'm proud of her. I know that's the biggest step in recovery, to admit that."
And now their often-strained relationship is likewise on the mend. "I am coming from a very different place now because my sister Kim is now sober. I am proud, happy, and relieved that she took the initiative to go get the help she needed," Kyle wrote in her blog. "I know there are many moments she regrets, but I don't want her to beat herself up over them. What matters now is that she is healthy and strong and she needs to stay that way."
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Kim, you are useless. I hope you don't come back to the show. I look forward to the day everyone else realizes you contribute nothing to the show...
God bless Kim and give her the bravery to carry on. Having said that...let her leave the show. She and Taylor are just TOO much.
I think it's sad when you find a group of women that support one another , have to get in front of cameras and nit-pik and find fault with one another for the sake of ratings. I think it hurts each other's feelings and brings out the ugliness in all of them. I will still watch, tho!
Would you please stop talking about your sister! If or when she wants to talk about HER own personal life, it should come from her own mouth! Enough already!
What is kyle going to do for a story line next year? This year it was all about her codependency. She outted Kim in .the limo last year showing us all how much she loves her. She talks about nothing else. Does Kyle exist outside her smothering and criticising of her ? Stay tuned. Maybe Dr. Phil could move her into his Dr. Phil house and help her.
Not buying it. All those trips to the bathroom? I still think Brandi nailed it the night you two crucified her at Dana's.
Kim, I am so happy for you. You look so beautiful.
Kyle you will behave yourself untl she starts getting a little attention, then you will start drama with poor me or cry. You will do anything to get attention and make her look bad. You have done it every since I watched to the show.
It's great about Kim...honestly Kyle i cannot even watch you anymore.....just seeing this blog with your picture on it is irritating .
Being in a secure environment for treatment is the easy part, it is going back to your day to day life that will be the hardest recovery. Kim, Get a good supposr tgroup not just your family. sometimes they can't see or dont want to see what is going on. Good luck ....
Kyle just saw the reunion.... boy with a friend like you, people would not need any enemies.
God Bless and one day at a time, Kim. Hold your head high; society supports celebs with every illness/disease but addiction. Recovering addicts are treated with pity; no one wants pity. Kim, take pride in your courage and ignore the rest! Stay on your path and surround yourself with your sober family and friends! Your Housewife FRIENDS should not have any liquor around you if they truly love you! You wouldn't ask someone with lung cancer to be in a room with people smoking (Food For Thought!) ...Don't look back, look forward. It takes Courage ...for you to believe what you know you can achieve, But first you must concieve the idea to be Real. It takes Courage! If you have courage Kim, you have everything. Be real...To thine own self be true! Best advice I ever got from my grandmother! God Bless and Prayers
Nobody gets better in 27 or 28 days, it takes years !!! I don't believe for a minute that you knew who Bobby Fisher was before the Reunion, talk about a calculated comment !!
Brandi is a breath of fresh air! Hopefully Kim can find what she's looking for outside of clawing and biting at others. It would be nice to see the show change the focus to how to build positive relationships amongst females and problem solving for win-win situations instead of the getting really old way of beating people down.
Kim...keep your kids close. Don't let Kyle drag you into anything you don't want to do. Kyle loves to be front and center at any cost I noticed. You are what we all want to see and I pray good opportunities come you way.
I felt so bad for Kim when she first went into rehab. But then I watched reruns of her at Game Night and the White Party, and it made me so irritated. Alcohol is not her only problem. She is intensely insecure and there is nothing that can change what is fundamentally a flawed character trait. Teamed up with her sister Kyle, Kim can be really mean and vicious...not to mention stubborn.
Kyle owes Brandi an apology. Kim is her sister and I don't know how she could not see that Kim was having problems all season. Just lookimg at the promo via TV & the above photo I could see that Kim was having substance abuse problems (take a look at her eyes). Hopefully she (Kim) is fine and stable enough to come back next season so she can make some money and not have to move in with Kyle and her family. God Bless
I have enjoyed every episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. With each persons personality coming out in each scene it has been very enjoyable to watch I look fprward to each weeks show. I guess I'm in the minority but I have enjoyed it all from the bickering to the fabulous wedding it has all been entertaining amd a pleasure to watch. Thanks for the show!
@Michelle, were you watching the reunion? because kyle was not talking about her sister, as a matter of fact..when Andy ask her the reason why Kim went to rehab, she said "let kim answer that question, I don't want to talk for Kim" so please stop being such a hatter!! I do not understand all the sudden people are acting so mean and sound such airhead, she already apologyze for her behavior to Brandy, and is not like Brandy is an innocent girl for god sake!! she has a potty mouth and can be extremely annoying sometimes. You all decided to jump on Kyle and jealousy is not pretty. I read the blog and I can't believed how inmature you all sound. This is a reality TV show, and remember what happen to the ones that don't bring in the drama!...THEY GET CUT from the show. So please use your brain, that's why is there.
Glad Kim is getting the help she needs, but if you truly care about her and her recovery you shouldn't publicly discuss the situation. The timing of this post sounds like a means to deflect attention away from your despicable behaviour at the reunion more than anything. Perhaps you should consider therapy for your own insecurity issues.
You and Taylor are my least favorites. You are a mean girl and irritating. Taylor is just plain annoying..Leave your sister alone.. Your constant smothering is too much. Glad she got help. But crawling on the bathroom floor tweeked out? Numerous trips to the bathroom? More than alcohol.. Hope bravo replaces you
Kyle, hope all turns out well for Kim. Probably one of the biggest problems for Kim is how you relate to her. You are more embarrased by her than actually concerned with her well-being. You want her to get well so that you don't have to always be explaining her behavior. You care more for what people think about you and for some reason you think Kim's behavior affects how people think about you. Actually, it's your behavior that is in question. You are not much of sister or friend to anyone, except for Taylor. The reason you cling to Taylor, besides the fact the she is financially inferior to you, is that by being her supposed friend you think you come off as a hero to a poor, abused and supposedly helpless woman. Taylor has real problems but she also stayed with Russell for what he could give her at the cost of her daughter's well-being. Your real friend Lisa, you have stabbed in the back so many times during both seasons. What nerve you have confronting her about the "needs attention" comment when you have said much worse about her behind her back. You betrayed during the reunion as well. You know damn well that Adrienne's focus was to discredit Lisa but it backfired on her. Watch your back, because when Lisa get her on show and is off RHOB, Adrienne will target you next. Both of you need to be the center of attention and Adrienne (the real princess of the group) is going to make sure she's queen bee of the show. Your attacks on Brandi were childish and uncalled for. You were clearly jealous of her youth and beauty. Your sister also abetted in her bad treatment.Both of you are not really nice people. Nonetheless, I wish Kim a speedy recovery, I hope you reexamine your motives for your bad behavior and I hope Adrienne one day acquires a sense of humor.
Kyle's comments are so lovely; forgiving and moving forward are the keys to life, love, and sobriety.
I cannot believe how you and Andrienne treated Kim. You are not a friend and if I was your husband I would tell you to shut up before you cost him mucho business..luv.
@cream in my coffee: Your Bobby Fisher comment was priceless!!! TOTALLY premeditated. Pretty much confirms what Brandi said about all the "ladies" getting together to gang up on Lisa.
That being said, I find it hilarious that the only blog updates posted right after Part 1 of the reunion were by Lisa and Brandi. Everybody else is MIA.
The PR Machine will have to work REALLY hard to make them look a little better.
I was disappointed in Lisa this year. Her pettiness with Adrienne and some others showed a side of her that was not pretty. Whats with her son? Does he opt out of this circus? Still my fave of all the RH franchises. Watching Taylor fall apart was painful, as the continuing Kim saga. Hope the gang is back with more uplifting story lines...but I guess they do call it REAL housewives...uh huh.
Kyle, you came across as very mean spirited this season. My best advise to you is to apologize profusely to Brandi. She's a hell of a gal and would most likely forgive you.
I think part of Kim staying sober is staying off the show and setting up boundaries with Kyle. Oh sure, Kyle claims to be sugar and spice and everything nice....but her claws really showed this year.
I do hope Kim makes an apology to Brandi. Brandi stood there like a lady and took what Kim had to dish out.
I realize Kim has admitted to being an alcoholic...but I think she mixed some pills in there too!
This will never get posted so I guess I'm wasting my time except for just getting it off my chest.
What exactly is Kyle so proud of? That she and Kim are still drowning in a river of denial? what a joke if they want the public to believe Kim's only problem is alcohol. I wish them both well. I hope they both get help!
You should really lay off your sister---she is a grown woman and you treat her like a child. Your behavior leaves alot to be desired. I really think you need more therapy for that anger / insecurity issue you have. You should take big lips with you and andrienne. You and Adrienne acted like junior high girls at the reunion part 1. Please, just be quiet and go away and learn the word appropriate---splits at a party really?? Grow up loser..
I am very pleased to see that Kim has chosen to get help for her addiction, as so many choose not to do so. Clearly though, this was not just about alcohol. Tweaking on the floor and finding baggies in the limo....?