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RHOBH's Kim Richards is reportedly living out of her car

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The latest details about Kim Richards are even more sad than her arrest

More sad news about Kim Richards.

The reality TV star was reportedly living out of her car at the time of her recent arrest for shoplifting.

According to reports from TMZ, a source close to the former Real Housewives star said Richards has been drifting from place to place ever since she voluntarily checked herself out of her rehabilitation facility in June. Richard had reportedly been staying with various friends and family members, and found herself without a home after wearing out her welcome with whoever would take her in.

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She has since been living in her car. TMZ also claims that Richards has been "self-medicating," although it is unclear what that might mean or if she was under the influence of anything while she was arrested for shoplifting.

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Richards previously told the tabloid website that she had been driven back to drinking due to her chaotic home situation, caring for her cancer-fighting ex-husband as well as her sick son. She claimed that those stressful situations led her back to the bottle.

So we can only imagine what the stress of being homeless and living in her car could be doing for her fragile sobriety. We can only hope that she finally and for good is able to get the help she so clearly and desperately needs.

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The latest details about Kim Richards are even more sad than her arrest

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