Jan. 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM ET
There was no shortage of real-life drama and shockers on the second season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," and it seems the same will hold true for the upcoming, three-part reunion special.
The biggest jaw dropper in store for regular viewers of the 90210 action might just be one simple statement from embattled "Housewife" Kim Richards.
In a sneak peek for the episodes, a serious Richards can be seen telling host Andy Cohen, "I'm an alcoholic."
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The sentiment isn't shocking — not to fans, who've watched Richards' troubling behavior on-screen, or to castmates, some of whom, including her sister Kyle, have said as much themselves. But the blunt statement marks a first for Richards, who's long denied the problem.
As for that rehab experience, fellow "Housewife" Adrienne Maloof applauds Richards for taking action.
“It takes a lot of courage to do what she has done," she said. "It’s a step in the right direction."
For more from the Beverly Hills gang, tune into "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion." Part one airs Jan. 30, part two on Feb. 6, and the final installment hits Bravo on Feb. 13.
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