According to insiders close to the reality star, it was stress that pushed Kim Richards over the edge at the Beverly Hills Hotel early Thursday morning.
And boy, did she have a lot of things going on in her life. In reality, the 50-year-old probably just needed to find comfort in a friend — unfortunately that didn't happen.
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Sources close to Kim and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills production say certain things got to be too much for her.
Apparently Kyle's older sister was dealing with her ex-husband, Monty, who still lives with her and is dying of stage four cancer; her son Chad being released from UCLA Medical Center hours before her meltdown; financial stress — according to reports, Kim is supposedly not receiving any money for child support; and the stress from planning her daughter Brooke's wedding.
That's definitely a lot for just one person to handle, however, the thing that reportedly pushed her to the destructive behavior was none of the above — it was re-watching the RHOBH's three-part reunion.
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Insiders say earlier Wednesday evening, Kim went over to Brooke's house to binge the Bravo reunion to fulfill her obligation to blog about the shows. Sadly, reliving the drama was not good at all.
Kim was supposedly upset with Lisa Vanderpump and Lisa Rinna. While on-camera, it looks like the British restauranteur is trying to get the reality star to reconcile with her sister — Kim is claiming it was the opposite after the cameras turned off.
The mother of four believes her co-star intentionally drove a wedge between her and Kyle. Kim is claiming that off-camera, the 54-year-old told Kyle that the former child star didn't want her at Brooke's wedding — which obviously caused tension between the two.
The source close to Kim said all the stress was too much for her to bear, so she left Brooke's home, ended up at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel alone, and the rest was history.
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As of now, it's unclear if the RHOBH star had anything to drink, the erratic behavior that caused her to get arrested suggests otherwise.
Hours after the star was taken in by police, she was released from the Beverly Hills Police Department and was seen trying to keep a low profile out in public. Check out the sighting (above)!
After this public meltdown, we do hope Kim's family is doing everything they can to help her cope with the stress and deal with her issues.
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