Kim Richards did an interview on Entertainment Tonight that airs tonight that is kind of disturbing. She was on the show to publicize her new show, The Mother/Daughter Experiment which premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on Lifetime. This is the show that caused Farrah Abraham to get physical with her production team and to refuse to film Teen Mom OG. Teen Mom would not allow her to do the show because it would cover the same storylines as Teen Mom. Farrah lost her ever-loving mind over it so apparently it was a nice paycheck. Kim confirms the rumors that she gets in a physical altercation with Heidi Montag on the show.
The worrisome part of this interview is that Kim refuses to say when the last time she had a drink was. I get that everyone is different, but most people, particularly in AA that I know seem to manage to drop their sobriety date into many conversations. Especially when a milestone anniversary date comes up, and especially when they are in their first year. The hosts of the show don’t seem to believe she is sober. The interviewer refers to her as “troubled” in the teasers.
The new show seems like a really bad idea for many reasons. She is on there with daughter Kimberly who has been through enough without playing it all out on TV. But they are on the show nonetheless. Kim never ever mentions her drinking problem or her sobriety on the show. Clearly, that would have to have been mentioned in the contract for none of the therapists to bring it up directly. Kimberly seems very distraught in most clips I’ve seen. Kim seem confrontational with both Heidi Montag and Natalie Nunn. There is just as much brawling as a housewives show if not more.
Kim was recently back in the news for failing to meet her probation requirements in a timely manner. This could very likely have to do with her on this show and her physical confrontations. She told the judge that she had a foot injury that would keep her from doing community labor, yet seems to have no physical impairments anymore. She is scheduled to return to court for the judge to review her progress, or lack thereof. The ET host says Kim is going to weekly meetings. Those were required by the judge. I hope she is attending. I doubt once a week is enough.
As for Kim’s claims that her “recovery is going amazing!.” We’ve heard that before.
Kim will also be guesting on RHOBH tonight for an emotional scene with Kyle.