Kim Richards

Kim explains why she didn't feel it was appropriate for her to attend Adrienne's vodka party.

on Mar 23, 20130

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a great week! Well, we're almost to the end. 

Adrienne's vodka launch party looked absolutely amazing, and way over the top, but there are certain things at this point in my life, that I do not feel are appropriate for me to attend.

When I first heard about it, many people said, "It's just a party, why not?" But there are certain things I just feel comfortable going to, and a vodka party is one of them. I just can't jeopardize my sobriety in that way. It was a beautiful party and I was glad I was able to watch the episode. I thought it was great to see Paul all dressed up in the tree!

I was very excited I got the opportunity to go to Lisa's new home. Walking in, Villa Rosa had a beautiful flow! Lisa's taste is quite beautiful.

No, I did not get the long black dress memo. Haha! I thought I was going to a housewarming, but I was surprised and excited to find out it was a ceremony to renew their vows. It was lovely and I was so excited to be there.

Thanks and talk to you next week!

xo
Kim

383 comments
DangleParticiple
DangleParticiple

Kim, you were part of the reason why I tuned into this show in the first place. I grew up watching you! I am an adult child of an alcoholic and wish you nothing but the best. But I'm concerned at your lack of accountability for so much that we see. Last night, for the heck of it, I re-watched the Game Night episode. The reason why the evening took a turn was not because of Brandi's "crystal meth" comments, but because you started talking about not liking her, not wanting to befriend anyone new, etc. Of course that was really hurtful, and the way you and Kyle huddled together cackling on the couch made it even moreso. If Kyle can own up how "mean girl" that was, why can't you? Brandi's apologized to you so many times for that comment, but I've yet to see/hear you take any ownership for your own actions. Perhaps if you actually watch the episode you'll see what I'm talking about?

mzzzz915
mzzzz915

Kim.. I wish you all the best in your healing, I grew up with a sibling that is also an alcoholic and it is necessary to take one day at a time. What I did for my sibling (my brother) is I chose to not drink anymore and not bring him into situations where there was alcohol and then gradually after each day he grew stronger. He has now been sober for 16 years. He can now be with other people drinking and is strong enough to let them know he does not drink. I still do not drink. I know your sister loves you but  I wish that your sister supported you better in your sobriety it seems like she does not know what to do. I know that a positive environment is best for your situation and that she needs to acknowledge your feelings and just be there. My advise to you is not to get involved with problems that other people have and what I mean by that is do not speak about other people, do not advise other people and try to just except these people for who they are, they are not your problem to solve. At this point I feel you need to heal yourself and be happy within yourself. I do wish you the best...One day at a time.

mp.212
mp.212

Kim,  I have never gone back and forth this much with one of the housewife... ever! I didn't mind you in season 1 really, and I thought your sister Kyle was way out of line and psychotic. Season 2 I wasn't fond of you, but more-so I started feeling bad for you because it was so obvious you had a problem and really needed help, though I felt you and Kyle were mean to Brandi first and her comment to you at game-night was her defending herself. So, now in season 3 I have to say congrats on your sobriety but GET OVER IT! I thought part of your recovery was to forgive those you felt wronged you? Then you should stop bringing up how Brandi "hurt you" was "mean to you" and so on and so forth. How was what Brandi said worse than what your own SISTER literally yelled to the world about you being an alcoholic in season ONE?! I think you should be telling Kyle how KYLE hurt you, not Brandi. At least Brandi is TRULY making an effort to become better in her relationship with you, unlike your sister, whom ONLY has negative things to say about you and your sobriety. Also, I think you were completely out of line with how you treated Yolanda at the reunion. She has been nothing but a good, true, caring friend to you and you have repaid her with nothing but rudeness, and contempt. Also, didn't you admit that plans for the master cleanse thing was in fact made through production?? If so than is it really any worse that you missed that than if you and Yolanda had spoken on the phone and made plans that way? I think it's the same thing, personally. You still missed it. Stuff happens, but don't play victim and point fingers when you are clearly at fault. Yolanda wasn't trying to make you look bad, she was simply stating the truth, something that you and your sister seem to have trouble dealing with, neither of you like it when the truth is told when it doesn't agree or go along with what you say. Very childish. Friends come and go but family is forever. You can't not be sisters, and why would you decide to try and not be when all you have to do is talk to each other about your feelings? It's so simple.

minnime
minnime

Kim you are sooooo boring and as stupid as your sister.....just go away both of you. You both made such a point of not sharing any family issues last season with you and your drinking but you two were the first to jump onto taylor and her drinking issues. you both are mean girls and only care about yourselves.......both of you should just crawl under a big fat rock and go to sleep forever.......

piperbeau
piperbeau

Kim you are soooo hard to figure out!! I don't know if your a mean girl, or your just clueless!! I truly can't tell... 

music
music

I am so fed up with your self pity. You have led, from all accounts, a charmed life. Own up to your responsibility for the damage you have done to your life. I cheer you in your daily fight for sobriety but I loathe the way you continually blame others for your frailties and failures. To accuse Kyle and Brandi of almost causing your death is reprehensible. It doesn't take an expert or experience in addiction to know that. What I don't know is how anyone as bitter as you will ever find enough peace in themselves to truly heal but I sincerely hope you figure it out.

denise4925
denise4925

Please stop crying and whining about ...EVERYTHING.

Lallyw
Lallyw

 You started a fight with Brandi, she stood up for herself and you came away looking like the Mean Girl you are What about the physical pain you and Kyle caused Brandi by hiding her crutches? You should apologize to Brandi. YOU are the bully, not Brandi!

ordinary1
ordinary1

Per your game night issue with Brandi...

 

...in the words of your ex, Ken: "We don't care."

manx35
manx35

Reading replies from people who don't have the slightest clue about addiction or recovery is annoying so I hope you don't,but that being said here are my two cents. You look healthy and strong Kim and even though I know it's something you work at every day you are doing it. Stay on your path and draw strength from your loved ones. I think the show can be extremely stressful but also cathartic for you, to be able to see the change from last season to this season is a vast improvement. Your girls will always have this to see how hard their mom fought to be in the present for them. Stay strong and make whatever decisions you need to that feel right for you. Peace and health to you.

 

P.S. get cracking on that book.

Missykaye
Missykaye

Listen having to go through recovery on TV is not the best option but I think it will help you to stay sober because not only are you showing the world the struggles of sobriety but you have to be accountable for your actions. Stop letting your sister bully you and stop letting others drag you into the mud where they are playing. 

MissStacy
MissStacy

When people do you wrong, you have two choices, you can either be a survivor or a victim. I sincerely hope you will be a survivor.

Ritza10
Ritza10

Kim I hope you don't return to the show get your self together your struggles are to hard to watch and you are so incoherent half the time I fell embarrassed for you and your kids, take the high rode and don't try to get cleaned up on national TV cause it isn't working for you at all

and your sister brings up your issues more than anyone on the show, someone should tell her

to stop it just negative focus on you she is not helping you out at all.  I don't believe she

is as sincere as she wants all of us to believe she is.

petras
petras

me thinks that you and Taylor should not return to the show and get some help  end of story asap !!!!!

maly
maly

You shouldn't go to a Vodka launch party after recovery, so good for you. Now, the other part is you can't keep blaming everyone else and cry that you are a victim when your addiction DID contribute to the issues. As with Brandi - you and Kyle were being mean and nasty, and she fought back, calling out your clearly and increasingly impaired behavior to defend herself from the HURT you were causing her. So she's apologized, now it's your turn - look it up in the RECOVERY MANUAL missy!

ellesea
ellesea

I sincerely hope that you will not return to the show, simply because your efforts are better focused on your sobriety and your family.  You continue to look a hot mess in front of the camera, especially at the reunion, which undermines all of the work you've done to achieve and maintain your sobriety.  Please, please, please do not return.  Focus your energies and efforts into maintaining your sobriety and being a present mother and family member.

colloctor
colloctor

Kim,

 

You need to relize the world does NOT revolve around you! Also, no one but you almost ruined your life!!  Take responsiblily for yourself.  That one remark has really turned me off of you!!  I was indifferent before but not anymore.

Xina08
Xina08

KIM! You are responsible for your own happiness, so stop blaming others for your problems. Get some help, seriously.

dottyr
dottyr

kim you need to stop saying how much brandi hurt you and your family.  you and kyle were mean girls at game night. you hurt brandi first without cause. so brandi just struck back the only way she could.  as wrong as kyle was that night,(cause you were clearly on something) she had your back. unlike you not having her back in nyc against camille!

BonG
BonG

Stop crying and acting like a big baby.

Stop blaming others for your drunken and bad behavior.

No one is responsible for hurting your family but YOU.

 

Mom24-24
Mom24-24

You are ridiculous Kim Richards. YOU and YOUR SISTER are the CLASSIC MEAN GIRLS! Watch the Game Night episode. See your true colors. You can sure dish it out, but when someone fights back-YOU PLAY THE VICTIM! Grow up. You could be a sweet, likable person. I am not a Brandi fan-I just think it's sad that you trampled all over her at game night, and then cry when you got knocked off your high horse.

lindselizs
lindselizs

I think you shirk accountability. You were terrible to Brandi at that game night and she wasnt going to let you get away with it. Why have you not ONCE said you felt bad about the way you behaved. I think you are used to being spoiled so feel everyone should treat you like a sweetheart/victim. Well, you my dear, hurt people too and you need to realize that. You put people in uncomfortable and toxic situations and you need to own that. She has apologized and you need to apologize. You are not the only person who has been depressed and hurt on this planet. These things happen and you don't need to preach to everyone as though they dont know what it is to go through tough times. You also don't need to force people to "approve" of you as a responsible person. You will need to earn people's trust over time. If it doesnt happen right away that's understandable - you were not reliable for years.... I think you need to take care of yourself, make amends for what you put people through (not what they said to you when they were scared of you) and move on. You had a hard time and you put others through hard times as well. 

sheltypar
sheltypar

Kim,   Your sobriety is your number one concern now and I think you are doing great.  That being said, you need to be away from anyone that is negative, including your sister.  All season I just don't see her really helping you.  And I definitely see your reaction on the show about that.  So keep up the good work.

diana.bozeman
diana.bozeman

I guess my problem I have with you is that you feel you have been wronged by Brandi; however, you did have an alcohol/drug problem.  You feel that she owes you something when, in fact, you are the one that owes apologies.  If you went back and watched the previous season (and I am still out on this season), you would see how your behavior and actions were perceived to other people.  The fact that you keep harping on how horrible she has been to you just astonishes me....part of your rehab and 12 step program is to make amends for your, I repeat, your wrongdoings.........

AudreyEH
AudreyEH

Kim,

Watch the video of "game-night"

While the initial blame should be tacked on the hostess, (Pam, Dana, no-body, wanna-be, pseudo party planner), your sister Kyle + yourself need to shoulder your part + behaviour during the course of that evening.

Stop blaming Brandi for hurting you + your family.

What about your season of that Ken fellow who you moved in with etc.---- surely that had a greater effect on your family than anything Brandi said that one evening.

Would love to hear what you have to share about your beloved Ken, who called you his "lei" in Hawaii. Was that your 'lost weekend' yet you continue to cry over Brandi?

Seriously, get help.

 

 

Jess86
Jess86

Don't listen to these idiots Kim... You are awesome and doing amazing with your sobriety! :)

housewifefan2012
housewifefan2012

Kim you have a lot to work on. Brandy may have said you were on drugs, but you have had a problem for some time. Your sister is the one who really bought it to light in the limo. We realized you were hurt but you need to let it go. Like your sister said, you have already done the Brandy thing. Kyle does appear to want to let it go but you are still hanging on to the negativity. What you and your sister did when Brandy first came to the group was terrible. In the corner the first day talking about her at the party, talking about her parenting, alienating her at game night and hiding her crutches. That was cruel. She forgave you guys for that.Then one day you are nice to her and next thing you are stabbing her in the back telling Adrienne and her husband about the dinner party. Kyle sets her up by asking why she is upset with Adrienne and you went in for the kill by telling Adrienne what she said at the party. With friends like you guys ... who needs enemies? Like Brandy said .... she fights back .... and she did not start the Mean Girl behavior. You and your sister did.  I am glad you were not on drugs, but bad behavior in any form is just bad behavior. So get over it. Concentrate on not being on Alcohol and being a great mom to your kids. You will be at peace. Time for a new story line Kim for next season. Kinda tired of the Alcohol theme. The subject is getting old and I am sure you have other talents then getting drunk that we have not heard of. When are we going to see that side of you come out?

janeymlol
janeymlol

KIM DO STAY STRONG!  For yourself, no one else.  I drink to much as well, but my life and so many others are different then your experiences.  We all have our own story to tell.  You were a child star.  Thats a lot of pressure on a child.  You paid all the bills and for the luxuries.  I would think the only place to go from there is down, with a sister and brother in law that think you should have "gotten over all that, yrs ago"  I have a sister.  It is a definite love, hate relationship. Your not alone, its good to know that others share your pain and frustrations.  Having a perfect sister.  And always having others compare you to her.  BE KIM.  NOT KYLE.  KIM IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.  KIM IS STRONG, GUTSY AND HAS A LOT OF MOXIE!!

Sending you strength and huge bucket of patience.

J.

ilovemoosie
ilovemoosie

Kim, I'm walking the same path as you, blessings!

debikk
debikk

Stay sober Kim I am rooting for you!

jane.anonimo
jane.anonimo

Amen Bravolicious...exactly my thoughts and in fact I suggested Yo watch that episode & how the Richards sisters were the 2 nasty frothing foaming at the mouth schoolyard bullies that started it all with Brandi...Kim tonight throwing her temper tantrum to Kyle about Brandi's comment (which btw Brandi only said what all the viewers thought, Kim) & how it made her suicidal and sunk her into one of the worst depressions of her life. No...Ms. Kim, I beg to differ, your addiction had nothing to do w/Brandi. You were where you were at that point in time because of you, and only you.  You, and your choices. Brandi wasn't even a blip on the radar screen in your intoxicated world & yet here you are, demanding respect for your sobriety while you're still in denial of your previous inebriation...holding another hostage & responsible for your failings and poor choices.  Claiming she was responsible for your depression. You have learned nothing. The day you accept everything, the good and the bad the came with your addiction, regardless of the negativity attached to it and the consequences without conditions IS the day you will have owned your addiction.     

Whatever123
Whatever123

Wish you the best always Kim in your sobriety. :-)

KimC
KimC

Kim I am very happy for your sobriety, but I sure wish you'd let the Brandi incident go and really you should go back and watch the first season Brandi was on the show. You and Kyle really instigated the whole incident with Brandi. If anyone owes an apology it would be you and your sister for starting that crud. So you constantly talking about how bad Brandi hurt you is getting real old now....let it go!

lulugriffin
lulugriffin

Kim,

It's clear you are very fragile and need tons of support. I hope you are getting it..on a professional level.  The slightest little  minor point and you go of, f example: your tirade wtih Kyle about the phrase "in addition to".  Kyle gets it ...we all got it.... but you just kept hammering the point. Enough already. How many times must Kyle acknowledge that you were hurt.  Put on your big girl panties and  move on. Stop it!!!

Pat1188
Pat1188

It almost killed you come on Kim .....Brandi saved your life

JenPincha
JenPincha

@piperbeau How about both ...mean and clueless

miss-melissa
miss-melissa

 @music I wholeheartedly agree with you. I want to be on Kim's side so badly but blaming Brandi for nearly killing her was WAY over the top. She seems to be so overly sensitive about herself that it causes little regard for anyone else, not to mention the fact that she and Kyle instigated Brandi's initial comments at last year's game night by being bullies! Get a clue, Kim! You were rude and came up against someone who doesn't pull any punches and went for the jugular. YOU caused the pain in your life by drinking and taking drugs. Brandi merely held up a mirror. If her comment really caused you that much grief - you should thank her for shocking you into reality to get some help. 

RHWvwr
RHWvwr

 @petras

 I agree that Kim shouldn't...her sobriety is allowing her to fine tune the Richard's manipulative attributes. Both women will take anyone down to look better. So self entitled....uhg. 

RHWvwr
RHWvwr

 @colloctor

 AMEN!! Implying that Brandi's words that were brought on by Kim's vile behavior "almost killed her"?  Come on. I can't stand watching The Richard sisters anymore,. Bravo-help!!!!!!

mp.212
mp.212

 @RHWvwr  @colloctor  Exactly! Also, I could not believe when Kim went off at Lisa's housewarming/vow renewal AGAIN about how Brandi "hurt" her. What Brandi said really wasn't that big of a deal. Was it right? No, but they went after her first, so she fought back. 2 against 1, seems to be how they ALWAYS operate. And how is it that what Brandi said was SO hurtful and SO painful to Kim, but when Kyle (prior to Brandi) yelled at Kim in the limo, hit her AND blurted out that she was an alcoholic somehow wasn't wasn't nearly as bad?? Really, Kim?? Your sister is a b*tch, she's the one out to get you NOT Brandi, Wise up already!

doxyroxy
doxyroxy

 @ccwriter  @Jess86 Enablers = idiots.  Most of us aren't going to enable Kim to slide by.  We're calling her on her behavior.  Sorry if you don't like it Jess 86.

pj243
pj243

 @mp.212  @RHWvwr  @colloctor IT was not that far off the mark what brandi said about kim on game night and looking back at the disappearances to the bathroom on many many occasions i cant help but wonder if brandi really did call it right !