It doesn’t matter whether you’re famous or not – tragedy doesn’t discriminate! Just ask these 8 reality stars. Before they were famous, they experienced some serious tragedies. From abusive homes to alcohol and drug addicted parents to losing a loved one in a catastrophic way, these celebs have seen it and have lived to tell the tale. If you think you have it bad, just take a look at these 8 reality TV stars tragic pasts!
8. Kim Richards
Kim Richards hasn’t had it easy. She’s struggled with substance abuse problems, has been to rehab a number of times and has squabbled with her sister Kyle through her five seasons on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. However, none of that really compares to the tragedy that occurred in her past. Back in 1991, she was engaged to a man named John Collett, a securities broker who was involved in one of the country’s largest scam and was under investigation at the time. One day, while Kim was on the phone with him, he was gunned down outside a San Fernando Valley deli. His murder really affected former Real Housewife and she has always carried around a lot of pain because of it.