Watching Kim sit across from Andy and say "I'm an alcoholic" touched me beyond words. For Kim to put herself out there in front of millions of people and admit that was a huge step in her recovery. Since the beginning of Season 1, all of the girls in the cast have been kind and supportive towards Kim. Although, they knew of her struggles, they respected her choice to deal with it privately. That is something I will never forget.
This was such a draining and emotional season. I have cried so much in the past year that I'm embarrassed. I am a very emotional person, and it has been a trying time. Thank you all so much for your tweets, e-mails, and letters of support. Kim and I sat together yesterday and read through so many heartwarming e-mails from all over. Kim is doing so well. Each day she is stronger, happier, and moving forward, one day at a time. . .
With love and gratitude,