According to Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards has used a recent tragedy to turn her life around.
On January 24, Richards' ex-husband, Monty Brinson, passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Richards and Brinson shared both a child and a strong connection to each other, even if they had not been married since 1988.
In a farewell message to Brinson the day after he died, Richards referred to her ex-husband as the "best friend" she ever had.
Considering Kim's well-documented battle with addiction, it would have been easy for her to fall even further off the wagon as a result of this sad development.
But Brandi Glanville offered a positive update on her friend during a recent appearance on Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss’ podcast Allegedly.
“Kim is great. I just saw her,” Glanville said. “She is sober, day by day. She is doing really well."
Brandi admits that she “didn’t know what to expect” from Richards after Brinson’s passing… and also admits that she may not have helped the cause.
Glanville drank alcohol at Brinson’s wake, saying that if one wants to “be sober” and “can’t handle being around someone who drinks, then don’t do it.”
Ah, yes. There's the nice and sensitive Brandi Glanville we've grown not to love.
Still, Brandi claims she'll be there for Kim if her former The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmate falls into trouble down the line.
“I hope [Kim] will [stay sober], but she doesn’t even know if she will,” the reality star told Von and Weiss.
“She’s really at this point of saying 'It’s day by day and I’m not going to make any promises to anyone else,’ and I think that is what she should’ve said the whole time.”