02:36 PM EDT 09/03/2015
Originally posted 04/28/2015 03:40PM
Kim Richards came clean about her ongoing battle with alcoholism Tuesday, telling Dr. Phil McGraw that she was driven to drink because she was upset about being estranged from her family.
And she admitted that the night of her arrest earlier this month wasn't the first time she'd broken her sobriety – despite her denials at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion.
"I did have drinks a couple other times over the past few months. It was wine. I was ashamed to say anything at the reunion, embarrassed," the reality star said in the interview, which was filmed before she checked into rehab and aired Tuesday. "I would have loved to say to the girls, 'You know what, you're right,' but the way they were coming at me, they didn't make it easy."
Originally posted 04/27/2015 05:55PM
Days after Kim Richards entered rehab, details of the night that led to the reality star's arrest are coming to light.
In a new preview for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills personality's interview on Dr. Phil, Richards explains that she drank a glass full of about 2 in. of liquor before getting behind the wheel April 16.
"I pulled in [to the Beverly Hills Hotel] because I'm comfortable there, I've been going there since I'm a little girl," she says in the clip. "The bar was closed. It was empty."
Originally posted 04/26/2015 09:35AM
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has entered rehab, PEOPLE has learned.
"Kim went to rehab finally because she got arrested, she humiliated her kids and she wants to avoid jail," a source tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/23/2015 07:00PM
Dr. Phil McGraw raised eyebrows Wednesday night during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live after he jokingly suggested Bruce Jenner's life-changing decision to transition into a woman at age 65 was pointless.
Originally posted 04/20/2015 08:40PM
Despite concern about her sobriety and her arrest last week for public intoxication, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards is holding off going to rehab right now, a longtime family friend tells PEOPLE.
"As of now, she is saying no to rehab," says the friend. "People are trying to get her to go. A lot of people are worried about her."
Richards, 50, was arrested early Thursday morning after officers responded to "a report of a possible fight" at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel at around 1:30 a.m.
Originally posted 04/20/2015 11:45PM
Kim Richards has already booked her first TV appearance since her arrest for public intoxication – but it won't be for a special edition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Dr. Phil has snagged Richards for an interview following her arrest Thursday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
"I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done," Richards told Dr. Phil, according to an early transcript. "The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink."
Originally posted 04/17/2015 04:45PM
After her arrest for public intoxication on Tuesday, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards must confront whether continuing her life in the spotlight is healthy.
Though Bravo has yet to weigh in on Richards's future on the popular franchise, at least one sobriety expert suggests that dismissing the 50-year-old former actress may be the best way to help her help herself.
Originally posted 04/18/2015 03:20PM
Kim Richards's arrest for public intoxication is hurting the people she loves the most – her four children, Brooke, Whitney, Chad and Kimberly.
"Kim's children are very disappointed in her," a source tells PEOPLE. "They're so upset. This is hard for them."
According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, was arrested at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday morning, and "was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication including slurred speech and belligerent insolent behavior cursing at the officers and passively resisted arrest."
Originally posted 04/17/2015 12:55PM
In the hours leading up to her arrest for public intoxication, trespassing and more, a source at the Beverly Hills Hotel tells PEOPLE that Kim Richards, who spent time in a treatment facility for alcohol abuse issues in 2011, had been drinking.
Richards, 50, is a "frequent guest" at the Beverly Hills Hotel where she was arrested early Thursday morning, says the source. She dined in the Polo Lounge and then stayed for "several cocktails by the bar. She was drinking vodka."
Adds the source: "Later in the evening, she became aggressive, loud and insulting to other guests. It was clear that she was very drunk."
Originally posted 04/17/2015 07:40AM
Kim Richards isn't going to stay out of the public eye.
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