Kim Richards opened up about her sobriety during an interview earlier this month.
Ahead of the seventh season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the sister of full-time cast member Kyle spoke to press about her hardships and offered an update on her current health.
“Before I started the show, life was really good and then, you know, things happened and it wasn’t,” she told reporters at show's premiere party last week, via a report by People Magazine. “And it wasn’t just my relapse that was hard, but I went through a depression as well after that.”
“I’m just so grateful to be where I am today, and to be this happy and have life this good and have the relationships that I have … I feel so blessed,” she continued. “I feel powerful. I feel so grateful. Honestly. Life is so amazing today. I wake up happy. I go to sleep happy…”
Although Richards will be seen during season seven, she is not featured in a full time role and explained, “I was really busy this season with my home, my daughters, my son and my grandchild... My focus was really on my family.”
“She looks great,” Kyle added to reporters. “She’s healthy. She’s happy. Her daughter had a baby so I mean we have two new babies in our family who are the cutest things.”