Kim Richards To Star In New Reality Show Amid Battle With Alcoholism

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Will a new reality show get in the way of Kim Richards’ road to sobriety?

The former Real Wives of Beverly Hills star doesn’t seem to think so, as a source close to the actress confirmed to ET that a reality show featuring Kim Richards is indeed in the works.

The source adds that Kim’s daughter Kimberly Jackson will also be starring in the show, which is said to feature famous mother and daughters undergoing counseling to address personal issues and public struggles.

It has also been confirmed that former reality star Heidi Montag will also be part of the cast as well as her mother Darlene, with whom she’s shared a tumultuous dynamic that was highlighted in numerous episodes of The Hills.

The 51-year-old former child star has long struggled with alcohol addiction, a disease that has strained many of her personal relationships. Her sister Kyle Richards had been very vocal about Kim’s continued lack of self-control, and their nearly one-year-long estrangement reportedly aggravated her downward spiral. Earlier this year, Kim Richards was arrested for public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with TV psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw in April, Richards revealed that the emotional breakdown was sparked by a heated exchange with the hotel’s maître d'.

Kim Richards Opens Up To Dr. Phil About Her Drunken Arrest In April

Kim Richards has been undergoing alcohol rehabilitation for eight months and her sister could not be happier for her. "I spoke to Kim the other day and she was confident and strong," said the 46-year-old Kyle. Kyle also confessed that she now has a greater understanding of alcoholism and that she is more appreciative of her sister’s efforts to fight it.

"I used to be very angry with Kim about her issues," said Kyle. “It made me realize, alcoholism is a disease and she can't help this. It taught me a lot."

Last month, Kim Richards was spotted shooting scenes for RHOBH’s sixth season, but her camp confirmed that she is appearing on just a few episodes as a guest.

Val Powell
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