Kim Richards: ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Enters Rehab

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards has entered rehab at an undisclosed treatment center.

The news that the 47-year-old reality TV star and aunt to fellow TV personality Paris Hilton entered the facility was first reported by "Entertainment Tonight," which said that multiple sources confirmed the news.

The drinking problems suffered by Richards, who is a former child star, became a focal point of the hit reality series that follows, amongst other wealthy socialites, sisters Kim and Kyle Richards and Kelsey Grammer's former wife Camille Donatacci.

During the shows first season Kim and Kyle Richards argued while in a limousine, with Kyle calling Kim "sick" and "an alcoholic." This season new cast member Brandi Glanville accused Kim of being "wasted out of her f***ing mind."

As a child, Kim Richards starred in hit films like "Escape to Witch Mountain ," and "No Deposit, No Return." In November she revealed on the smash reality series that she is currently taking anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications.

The season premiere of the series made headlines earlier this year when "Real Housewife" Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband Russell committed suicide in Augus t.