As Yolanda Hadid's health continues to improve, RadarOnline.com has learned the Lyme disease advocate has found a new cause: Kim Richards! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is telling friends she's been pleasantly surprised by how well Richards has coped with death of her ex-husband, Monty Brinson. And now, sources say she is telling producers that Paris Hilton's aunt should be welcomed back with open arms for the next season of the Bravo hit show.
Friends were concerned about Richards relapsing after Brinson died at the age of 58 on January 24, following a long cancer battle. But so far she's stayed on the straight and narrow.
"Yolanda has been so impressed with Kim's commitment to her sobriety," an insider told Radar. "Watching Monty suffer for so very long was the hardest thing for Kim to deal with. She basically put her life on hold for the last two years to take care of Monty."
"But Kim has been absolutely committed to her sobriety and promised Monty that she would stay on the path to maintain it," the source explained.
So now, "Yolanda wants Kim to rejoin the cast of the show for next season," the source revealed. "Kim has also been a great support for Yolanda during her divorce from David and her recovery from Lyme disease."
Hadid could benefit from having a close friend on the show, after recently sparring with Lisa Rinna, Lisa Vanderpump and Kyle Richards when they questioned her Lyme disease diagnosis.
Hadid, 52, scolded Rinna— "You labeled Kim last year, you labeled Brandi, and now you're labeling me and it's wrong." She demanded the source of the malicious rumor. "You're the messenger," she said. "Tell me who said it."
Rinna, 52, eventually admitted her hair stylist was the source of the rumor.
Rinna and Richards, 51, will once again square off in front of the cameras when they are reunited for the first time since shooting the reunion last year.
"Expect tons of fireworks. There is no love lost between Kim and Lisa. Yolanda has proven to be the good friend that Kim needs," the source added.