'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