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Kim Richards Says She Reportedly Started Drinking After ‘Disorienting’ First Season Of ‘RHOBH!’

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Mar. 23 2016, Published 6:59 p.m. ET

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The person Kim Richards is today is a vast difference from the person she was according to an interview where she revealed the real reason why she spiraled out of control.

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Kim, 51, told People magazine that she felt “terrible” for her children but she needed to find stability in her life.

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“Yes, I’ve made mistakes, but I try, and I try again. Because I do love myself, and I love my children,” she explained. “And I want to get his right.”

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The former child actress cites her second “painful” divorce as the starting point of her drinking. “I started having a glass of wine at night,” she said, which eventually led to her “drinking more and more” over the next decade.

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By 2010, Kim insisted she had been sober for four years when her sister, Kyle Richards, approached her about a new reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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Cameras documenting her whereabouts and conversations were “a little disorienting” for Kim. “Then the drama started, and there was fighting and traveling, and I got overwhelmed,” she told the magazine.

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Brandi Glanville, Carlton Gebbia and Kim Richards from the 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' with Mario Lopez at Universal City Walk for a taping of 'Extra'.

Brandi Glanville, Carlton Gebbia and Kim Richards from the ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’  with Mario Lopez at Universal City Walk for a taping of ‘Extra’.
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And in December 2011, she hit rock bottom and entered rehab after an explosive season and an intense limo fight with Kyle where she exposed her sister’s true, hidden behavior.

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‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ stars Kyle Richards and Kim Richards attend REVOLT and NCTA Host VIP Gala For Talent and Cable Execs
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The negative scrutiny from the public was “horrible” and Kim admitted to feeling “depressed” and helpless. What do you think about Kim's confessions? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section!

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