There was a time when Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Brandi Glanville and Kim Richards didn't even want to be in the same room with each other, let alone hang out together. So that's why we're loving the latest news about their burgeoning friendship!

E! News reports that Brandi took Kim out for a steak dinner last week to celebrate Kim's birthday after they spotted each other at an event. 

"Both of them had been at the Life & Style party," a source says about their October 9 run-in. "After that, Brandi took Kim to dinner at Fleming's in Beverly Hills to celebrate Kim's birthday." 

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"Kim drank soda and smoked vapor cigarettes during dinner," the source continues. "She's really committed to her sobriety." And the fancy steakhouse was in a celebratory mood as well, as they gave Kim a free set of steak knives for her special day.

This story is so cute! We knew that Kim and Brandi have become true friends these days, particularly now that Brandi and Lisa Vanderpump are on the outs. Heck, Kim and Brandi even shared a kiss at a party last month! But the fact that they're going on dinners together means they're much better friends than we could have ever imagined.

"Kim really appreciated Brandi's efforts," an insider says about their dinner together. "She's enjoying their new friendship." Indeed, Kim was gushing about Brandi just last week, telling E! News, "I think I love her." Crazy, right?

Let's not forget that these to got off to a very rocky start on Season 1 of the show, with Brandi accusing Kim of doing crystal meth in the bathroom (oy!) and then Kim hiding Brandi's crutches from her. Even last season, they were up-and-down, with Brandi telling Adrienne Maloof to "shut the fk up" when Brandi tried to make amends with Kim.

We can't wait to hear more news about Brandi and Kim's friendship. Steak knives for everyone!

Source: E! News