In the wake of Kim Richards' arrest for causing a drunken scene and kicking a cop at the Beverly Hills Hotel, many have wondered about what may have caused the proudly sober Housewife to fall off the wagon in such disastrous fashion.
Rumors about what drove Richards to drink have ranged from her distress over her ex-husband's medical problems to her anger with Lisa Vanderpump over comments made on the recent Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show.
In reality, there probably wasn't any one thing that led Kim to seek solace at the bottom of a bottle, but new facts about her financial situation may point to yet another trigger that contributed to Richards' inability to stay sober.
Kim's daughter Brooke Brinson is about to get married for the second time, and it seems that Kim is humiliated by the fact that she and her ex-husband are both unable to contribute to the cost of the wedding.
“For Brooke’s weddings, both of them, the groom’s family paid and is paying,” a source tells Radar Online.
The insider adds that Kim has always been embarrassed by the fact that she's not nearly as well-off as the other women on the show, and her inability to help pay for her daughter's wedding underlined her humiliation at a time when she was already feeling overwhelmed and insecure.
Fortunately, there's some good news on the horizon for Kim:
He new son-in-law's family owns the Fatburger fast food chain, so at least her daughter will be financially secure.
Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online to relive Kim's battle with the bottle.