The Real Housewives support each other, even if their shows are on opposite coasts!
We recently caught up with The Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black at a party for her new book Red Carpets & White Lies. The reality TV queen gave some advice to her embattled Beverly Hills counterpart, Kim Richards.
Kim is currently in rehab after suffering a relapse and drunken arrest.
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Lea had these words of encouragement:
"I feel for her because [addiction] is a very difficult disease. And people fight it for years. And I think she has a good heart. She's a good girl."
But she also gave Kim a warning, especially since there are conflicting reports that she's been kicked off the show:
"Reality TV is stressful. Maybe a little time out will be good for her. On the other hand, I'm sure it's a great income source for her. So you know, I feel bad for her. When you're on that show, everyone's looking for that 'A-ha, caught you' moment. And if they don't find it, they'll make it up. So, it's a challenge."
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Lea definitely knows about drama; she starred on the Miami franchise for three seasons. She's used all her experiences in her new novel:
I love the characters in this book. They are all complex, complicated, fabulous, crazy, exotic, sexy, scandalous — they got it all. It's a great summer read, it's a great airplane read.
For now, we agree with Lea that Kim needs less scandal and more calm in her life, and we wish her a speedy recovery!
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