'RHOBH' Recap: Kim Richards Admits She Has An Eating Disorder

Mon, December 12, 2011 10:52pm EDT by 16 Comments
Kim Richards

After Taylor Armstrong almost got into a fist fight with Camille Grammer last episode, the drama continues with the return of Kim Richards — and she reveals what may have actually caused her to enter rehab

The Dec. 12 episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills opens with the emotional breakdown Taylor Armstrong experienced in the last episode and her speaking to Lisa Vanderpump about what happened. Taylor admits, “I had a little too much to drink and when my anxiety revs up, that’s the first thing I look for.”

Luckily, Lisa recognizes this is a problem and says, “To me, this looks like a cry for help.” Lisa asks Taylor if she remembers it, and Taylor admits she doesn’t have any recollection of it.

Camille Grammer and Brandi Glanville discuss the events of the last episode and are still in shock at what occurred with Taylor, and they also feel she may have drank too much. Camille says, “[Taylor] was in dire need of an exorcism that night.”

Lisa goes dress shopping with her daughter, Pandora, and sees her try on a wedding dress for the first time. Meanwhile, Adrienne Maloof appears on a talk show with her husband to discuss health matters.

The housewives head to Las Vegas separately, with some staying at Planet Hollywood and others staying at the Palms Resort and Casino. Taylor celebrates her 40th birthday with Lisa, along with Pandora’s bachelorette party, while Adrienne, Camille, and Brandi party at the Palms. Kyle Richards stays home to pose for a photo shoot for her new book cover.

Adrienne, Camille and Brandi have an extravagant night of drinking and dancing, complete with a grinding session brought to you by Camille and Brandi.

Lisa has her first Chippendales experience, and is called on stage along with Pandora and Taylor to give the men a “sexy lap dance” as part of a contest. Pandora and Taylor refrain and give a modest lap dance, but Lisa does not hold back and wins the contest easily.

Kyle goes shopping with her mother-in-law, Estella, when she runs into her sister Kim Richards, looking frail and fragile, and who hasn’t made an appearance on the show since before checking into rehab.

Estella makes small talk with Kim and asks her where she is moving, and Kim is hesitant to answer and simply responds, “not far.” Kim asks to speak to Kyle alone and she has an emotional breakdown.

Kyle can’t help but notice Kim’s frail figure and says, “You look really thin.” Kim does not even try to deny this and admits, “I know.” Kyle continues to question this and asks her if she is eating to which Kim responds, “Not a lot.”

Kim is crying about her boyfriend Ken Blumenfeld and says, “This is not something I chose to do with him and lose my three kids… I pick someone and I lose my kids.” Kim seems unhappy with Ken and continues, “This is not what I had in mind at all.”

Kyle finishes by saying, “[Kim] needs to be working on herself and not jumping into something like this.”

Since Kim’s recent check-in to rehab, these new revelations regarding her struggles with eating disorders bring rise to some pretty important issues. What did you think of the Dec. 12 episode of RHOBH, HollywoodLifers?

Lauren Kalma

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Janice Edwards

Posted at 12:32 AM on January 17, 2012  

Taylor is boring and horrible to look at. That gaping mouth is scary.Dump her and maybe they can use her as a zombie on that zombie show. I turn the chanel when she is on.I Like all the others, even Kim.

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jj

Posted at 9:28 PM on December 15, 2011  

Stirring the pot already , eh numbskulls

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Julie

Posted at 3:20 PM on December 14, 2011  

Wow…that is a super irresponsible statement by a reporter who has no idea what an eating disorder is. Kim has a severe anxiety disoder…most people with that problem have trouble eating because of “fight flight” feelings all the time. Trying to start rumors about someone who is clearly suffering a lot is foul.

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Elayne

Posted at 1:35 PM on December 14, 2011  

Taylor is not to be trusted the way she is trying to manipulate Lisa.

Kim does not have an eating disorder. She’s just stressed and on drugs.

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beth

Posted at 9:05 AM on December 19, 2011  

I totally agree. Enough with Taylor already…ugggghh

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SuzieQ

Posted at 5:28 PM on December 19, 2011  

And you know this because you’re her treating physician!

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Robert

Posted at 1:47 PM on January 5, 2012  

Totally: Her meth-addled, drucken attack on poor Brandi was unwatchable. What I dont get is how could the other girls NOT see her behavior for what it is? Everytime Kim is on-camera she’s a irresponsible, rambling mess. And what’s with that BF Ken–he looks like a thug & appears controlling–sure the 2 of them sit around snorting crank & behaving badly.

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Danielsan

Posted at 11:25 AM on December 13, 2011  

This hardly qualifies as an eating disorder. She isn’t eating alot due to stress and anxiety. It’s not something she does on purpose.

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Babette

Posted at 10:42 AM on December 13, 2011  

Taylor is sickening. What an ego. One minute she’s screeching insults at Lisa in her own home, then kissing @ss big time tagging along to her daughter’s Bachelorette party like they are the best of friends. I think Lisa is just trying to humor her for the show. I doubt anyone as rich and powerful would be so dumb. (I’ve also read that Taylor had a former husband named Jeremy Sipes. Hmmmm, ANOTHER skeleton in her closet?)
I’m still mad at the rude way she treats Brandi, but Kim’s situation is still heartbreaking. She seemed so happy just a few weeks ago with this guy and now she’s homeless and broke? What happened to her money from the show for God’s sake? I hope it didn’t all get wasted on drugs or ripped off by her ex-boyfriend.
If nothing else, maybe some of us (older) women out here can learn from her mistakes and not throw away our lives and ourselves just because a MAN comes along.

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Amy

Posted at 9:34 AM on December 13, 2011  

Dump Taylor–wretched woman….

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susan williams

Posted at 6:56 AM on December 13, 2011  

MY HEART GOES OUT TO KIM . she was a child star and from what i have read abd heard she was the money maker. yes kyle did a show but she was very little. kyle i like her but she seems to boss her sister around .saw a moive with kyle in it its a 2011 and she was ok in it. she had a small part .taylor there are no words for her. she uesd her husband and she is using the women. she needs to remember where she came from . she was not born rich.i really can do without her on the show.she makes a fool out of herself and her little girl will see this one day. thats why when you sign up to have your ever move watch by the world you need to make sure if you have kids what they will see when they grow up. i am sure taylor will say mommy was having a bad day. its eem she has alot of bad days.

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YouTwistThings

Posted at 1:54 AM on December 13, 2011  

Wow, talk about gross, disgusting exaggeration. She merely said she hadn’t been eating because she was stressed. How did you get “eating disorder” out of that?

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Anne K.

Posted at 12:58 AM on December 13, 2011  

Taylor is just along for the free ride. She doesn’t have a pot to pee in and uses others. Kim has issues and needs help. She is very immature and has never grown up or held accountable because of always wanting to please others – especially Kyle.

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Jamie

Posted at 12:56 AM on December 13, 2011  

Kim did check into rehab though… reportedly for alcohol and “other issues”.

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Pam

Posted at 12:47 AM on December 13, 2011  

Taylor seems to turn tears & emotions on & off when convenient. Tired of her story line. Shes caused trouble last year w/ Kim at her own B-Day party & now again this yr. I wouldn’t invite her to another party!
Kim is upset & unable to eat. That doesn’t appear to be an eating disorder to me.

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Renee

Posted at 11:47 PM on December 12, 2011  

Kim Richards said she wasn’t eating, seemingly because she’s stressed and emotionally upset…not because she has an eating disorder. This is sensationalism and yellow journalism.

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