Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has checked into a secret rehab facility for her widely known alcohol problems. Fans of the show are all too familiar with Kim Richards‘romance with the bottle, but co-star Taylor Armstrong has actually been there and promises to support Richards in her efforts to get clean.
‘I adore Kim and I stand behind her, and if there’s anything I can do to supper her I will, but if she’s getting healthy, what more could we ask?’Armstrong said on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens: Live on Bravo.
Armstrong’s problems shot tragically to national attention when her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, committed suicide last August. Armstrong’s death caused a national reflection on the toll taken on reality stars by the often degrading public image that evolves from having their ‘real’life shortcomings broadcast to millions. Of course, the subject also played into the Real Housewives series itself.
No doubt it has been a very tough year for Kim Richards, so it is encouraging to see her trying to put her demons behind her. Privately.