Kim Richards was greeted with open arms at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion last week, RadarOnline.com has learned, but did cause drama during filming.
Looking sober and healthy, "Kim made a triumphant return to film the reunion and everyone was very happy to see her,” said a source. “Her sister Kyle was very emotional and so happy to see Kim received with such an outpouring of love. Kim said she was sober and had been going to AA meetings."
"It was clear that Kim was using this as the opportunity to make the case for her return next season. She kept saying how good it was to be back and how much she missed everyone,” the source said.
The occasion wasn't drama free for Richards, though, as she "lit into Lisa Rinna about comments she had made in the past...and took exception to statements made that Lisa was scared of Kim. It was clear that Kim was hoping to get a reaction from Lisa,” the source claimed.
“But Lisa took the high road and refused to let Kim get the reaction she was clearly hoping for. Lisa apologized to Kim for any pain she caused her, which was the last thing she was expecting," the insider added.
The reunion also featured Yolanda Hadid storming out, after the women confronted her about perceived inconsistencies regarding her Lyme disease.
At one point, feeling overwhelmed by Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards questioning her about Lyme disease, "Yolanda was getting very defensive, and started crying, as if that might stop the barrage of questions," the insider previously told Radar. "It didn't, and it ended with Yolanda storming off the set."
As for Richards, the source added, "Kim just wants to be offered a formal contract to come back because she needs a paycheck. There are bills to pay!"