Credit: Martin LePire/Bravo © NBC Universal, Inc. Photo: Beverly Hills Housewife Kim Richards Is Stricken in Season 1, Episode 9: "The Dinner Party From Hell"

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills like their drinks like they like their drama: often. But we can’t but help but notice there’s one housewife who is almost always spotted drink-in-hand. Who? None other than Kim Richards.

The child-star-turned-Bravo-lebrity’s drinking habits first caught our attention when she ditched her date — who was cute by old man standards — to wander around the dinner party thrown in Lisa Vanderpump’s honor in Season 1, Episode 7, “My Mansion is Bigger Than Your Mansion.” Granted, the house was huge and probably worth exploring … but perhaps if she wasn’t so inebriated she would’ve remembered to invite her date along?

Then, there’s this doozy of a video of Kim hanging out (read: falling over) in front of Trousdale in West Hollywood back in October. Not only can Kim not find her sea (er, drunk) legs, she’s also so incoherent she keeps misunderstanding the interviewer’s questions. We gotta admit, it’s a tad distressing.

Now, don’t get us wrong; we don’t blame anybody for wanting to have a good time. But this isn’t just a few isolated incidences of drunken debauchery; it kinda seems like a regular thing. Kyle clearly doesn’t think it’s all fun and games. After Kim’s seen downing a drink in the limo with practiced expertise, Kyle drops the “a” bomb in Season 1, Episode 13, “Unforgivable,” outing Kim for her alcoholism.

What do you think? Is Kim RIchards a party animal – or an alcoholic?

Source: PopCandies

Credit: Bravo Photo: Kim Richards and Kyle Richards' Limo Fight in Season 1, Episode 13: