EXCLUSIVE! Lea Black Offers Advice — And A Warning — To Fellow Real Housewives Star Kim Richards!

Lea Black and Kim Richards

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.

[ Photos: Celebrities Who Have Gone To Rehab ]

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.”

[ Related: Kyle Richards Lands Another TV Show! ]

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!

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 11, 2015 12:01am PDT

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