Kim Richards: Former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Star Talks Last Words She Shared With Ex Monty Brinson Before He Died

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Kim Richards was with her ex-husband, Monty Brinson, when he passed away at the age of 58 in January. Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shares the last words she spoke to Brinson before he died.

"I said, 'I love you,' and then I felt him just kind of leave, and it was shocking," Kim Richards explains. "I just didn't expect it."

Kim Richards and Monty Brinson were only married for three years--from 1985 to 1988--but they shared a daughter, 29-year-old Brooke. Brinson moved in with Kim Richards when he became ill, and he was a huge support to her as she battled substance abuse issues.

"He was glad that he was going first because he didn't think he could bare it if it was me and he had to be left here," she says.

A few of Kim Richards' former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast mates feared when Monty Brinson died that Kim might relapse, but so far that hasn't been the case.

"I'll just say my recovery is going amazing," she tells ET.

Did you realize Kim Richards' ex-husband lived out his last months in her home? It's a part of her life that remained fairly quiet in light of her life in the spotlight.

Fans of Kim Richards can check her out on Tuesdays on Lifetime, as she is appearing in The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition at 10:00 p.m.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.