Kim Zolciak Weighs in on Kim Richards and Being a 'Real Housewife': 'It's Difficult'

The former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star is speaking out about the pressures of the franchise.

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak is weighing in the sobriety struggles of Beverly Hills housewife Kim Richards, sitting down with ET to talk about the pressures of reality TV and the popular Bravo franchise.

"I don't know Kim personally," Zolciak said of the reality star who has struggled publicly with alcohol and drug abuse and was rumored to have relapsed during her most recent season. "I do know her sister Kyle, and I adore her. I don't know the whole story and I definitely don’t feel like I'm in a position to comment, I just know the toll being on any Housewife franchise can take on you. It's difficult."

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Zolciak has recently been the target of media scrutiny over her waist training routine and claims of plastic surgery and Photoshopping. While she admits she doesn’t know Kim Richards personally, the pressures of the spotlight are something she is far too familiar with.

"The people don’t realize that the cameras do add pressure. The media and the comments that people say, he said, she said, causes the drama," Kim added. "I mean, I've been there and it's difficult."

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