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Kim Richards' Ex-Husband Defends Her: 'She Has a Great Heart'

Kim Richards' Ex-Husband Defends Her: 'She Has a Great Heart'

Originally posted 08/17/2015 10:00PM

Kim Richards' ex-husband has come to her defense for the second time this month.

Monty Brinson, who previously spoke out after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at the beginning of August, wrote a long, heartfelt Instagram post about his ex-wife on Monday.

"One day the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you. That quote is in honor of @kimrichards11," he wrote. "All I will say at this time besides being best friends, and personally a person who has a great heart is thankful to all her fans and friends for believing in her."

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Lisa Vanderpump on Kim Richards Leaving RHOBH: 'Her Sobriety Is More Important Than Any Reality Show'

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Lisa Vanderpump on Kim Richards Leaving RHOBH: 'Her Sobriety Is More Important Than Any Reality Show'

Originally posted 08/14/2015 12:45PM

Though they've clashed in the past, Lisa Vanderpump only wishes Kim Richards well in the wake of her second arrest in five months.

Because of her ongoing struggles with sobriety, Richards is not returning for the next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – a decision Vanderpump supports.

"I'm sorry that Kim's not here because of the situation. That's the thing, but I think that her sobriety is more important than any reality show," she told PEOPLE at her luncheon benefiting the American Humane Association and the Hero Dog Awards (Sponsored by Vanderpump Pets) at PUMP in West Hollywood on Thursday. "I think a lot of people recognize that fact, and that's probably why she's not in this season."

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Inside Kim Richards' Embarrassing Downfall: 'She Mismanaged Her Money and Is Wrecking Her Life,' Says Source | The Dr. Phil Show, Kim Richards, Phil McGraw

Inside Kim Richards' Embarrassing Downfall: 'She Mismanaged Her Money and Is Wrecking Her Life,' Says Source

Originally posted 08/04/2015 06:35PM

It's been a bumpy year for Kim Richards.

The former star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, who left rehab in June, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly shoplifting close to $600 from Target, and a source close to Richards says her behavior of late has been increasingly bizarre.

"No one understands what she's doing," says the source, who adds that Richards is still not speaking to sister Kyle. "Her family is so concerned. And they're fed up. She's cut herself off from friends and family who care about her."

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Kim Richards' Ailing Ex-Husband Monty Brinson Is in 'Complete Shock' After Her Arrest

Kim Richards' Ailing Ex-Husband Monty Brinson Is in 'Complete Shock' After Her Arrest

Originally posted 08/04/2015 09:50AM

In the wake of Kim Richards' arrest for shoplifting, her ex-husband Monty Brinson – who has been living with her as he battles cancer – is defending the mother of his child.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kim Richards Arrested for Shoplifting: Reports

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Star Kim Richards Arrested for Shoplifting: Reports

Originally posted 08/04/2015 01:40AM

Troubled reality star Kim Richards was reportedly arrested for shoplifting in Los Angeles over the weekend.

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Kim Richards Talks About Struggles with Alcohol: 'I've Always Loved Sobriety' | The Dr. Phil Show, Kim Richards, Phil McGraw

Kim Richards Talks About Struggles with Alcohol: 'I've Always Loved Sobriety'

Originally posted 07/23/2015 10:20AM

Kim Richards addressed her issues with alcohol abuse and sobriety in an interview Wednesday with Entertainment Tonight. The reality star also talked about her infamous Dr. Phil interview and the night of her arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Why Brandi Glanville Is Off RHOBH: 'She Was a Diva,' Source Says

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Why Brandi Glanville Is Off RHOBH: 'She Was a Diva,' Source Says

Originally posted 06/18/2015 06:40PM

After seasons at the center of the drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi Glanville's exit isn't exactly surprising.

The former model and mom of two won't return as a regular cast member, PEOPLE confirmed Thursday. The news comes after Glanville fought with costars Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna throughout season 5.

"Brandi got too big for her britches. She was a diva, and it came around to bite her," a source tells PEOPLE. "By the end, she couldn't get along with anyone, and no one wanted to shoot with her."

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Kim Richards Leaves Rehab

Kim Richards Leaves Rehab

Originally posted 06/16/2015 08:05AM

Kim Richards has left rehab for the second time this year, PEOPLE has confirmed.

The troubled former star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills initially checked into a rehab facility in April, following a public arrest, after which she was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on a cop.

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Kim Richards Ordered to Stay Away from Beverly Hills Hotel | The Dr. Phil Show, Kim Richards, Phil McGraw

Kim Richards Ordered to Stay Away from Beverly Hills Hotel

Originally posted 06/11/2015 07:40PM

Kim Richards has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges and must stay away the Beverly Hills Hotel, the scene of her drunk arrest in April.

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