With all of the circus following the arrest of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” star Kim Richards, bff and co-star, Brandi Glanville, (finally) spoke out about it, saving her comments for her recent podcast, For Crying Out Loud.
“I feel bad for her,” Brandi said. “It’s a disease you fight every single day. Every day you have to make the choice not to drink, not to do drugs. It’s tough… I know every day’s a struggle.”
During the podcast, Brandi talked about her experience helping other friends who have dealt with substance abuse.
“My thing is, you can’t help somebody that doesn’t want help. And if they say, ‘I’m fine,’ then in their head, they’re fine,” Brandi continued. “And there’s nothing you can do until they say ‘I want to get help. I think I have a problem.’ … Until she says it herself: ‘I need help,’ I’m just her friend. Period.”
Many of us are probably scratching our heads as we try to envision Brandi in the function of “sponsor” or “healthy role model” but she was a “friend” to Kim last season when Kim felt judged and attacked by the other ladies. Brandi said,
“I never saw her drink, I never saw her do anything. I never saw her do a drug. Did I see odd behavior? I did.”
For now, Brandi says that her “main priority” is to not abandon Kim in her time of need, however, Brandi defends her choice of not pushing to the topic of sobriety with Kim.
“Until she says to me, ‘There’s something wrong. I need help,’ it’s not my place to go and say, ‘You have a problem,’ because all that does is shut me down to her, she walks away from me and then she has nobody.”
One more week y’all…just one more.
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