Kim Richards Explains Her Strange Behavior in Paris
We’ve watched Kim Richards struggle with her sobriety on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, so it was worrisome to watch her odd behavior in Paris during Season 3, Episode 15. Before embarking on that trip, Kim and sister Kyle spoke with Taylor Armstrong about the window’s own alcohol use. In her Bravo blog, Kim explains that Taylor’s confusion about Kennedy’s whereabouts was a “red flag.” “When I sat down with Taylor, I wanted to cry because my heart went out to her,” wrote Kim. “I understand where she's at and what she's going through. I opened up and told her how it affected me and my children and family. I was so relieved when she reacted the way she did and she was responsive!” After the emotional intervention, it was off to Paris, where the ladies were having a fantastic time until Kim’s strange behavior caused concern among Lisa Vanderpump and the other housewives.
While watching fireworks light up the Paris sky, Lisa commented that Kim didn’t seem “lucid.” Kim reveals that she was feeling nauseous and running on 24 hours of no sleep.
“What you didn't see is the morning after our first day, I called a doctor to come check on me,” wrote Kim. “It turns out I had brought the wrong medication with me on the trip!! I had been taking it since I left L.A. Throughout the entire stay in Paris, I just didn't look or feel right. I wasn't my spunky self and my personality just wasn't me.”
Kim says rewatching the episodes in Paris reminded her of how important her sobriety is to her.
“I take my recovery very seriously, and I just want to be very clear about this,” she wrote. “This is my life and I love it. I am sober and it's unfortunate the way it looked, but I am proud of who I am today.”