Denise Richards cries while opening up about daughter Eloise's health struggles

Georgia Slater

Denise Richards is opening up about her daughter's health struggles, and she's not having an easy time.

The reality TV star told Andy Cohen during the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" reunion that her daughter Eloise, 8, who was diagnosed with a chromosome disorder , is "doing really good."

“She has a deletion in chromosome 8 which has caused many delays with her and it’s caused a lot with speech development,” she said. 

Eloise was unable to sit up on her own for a long time, and didn't start walking until she was 2, even with physical therapy, Richards told People in an interview earlier this year. She can only say a handful of words, she added.

Richards told Cohen they only received a diagnosis two years ago.

“It was a very difficult thing to diagnose,” she continued. “She went through a lot of (expletive).”

To which Richards' RHOBH co-star Erika Jayne responded: “So she was missing a lot of milestones?”

“Yes,” Richards said, beginning to cry.“It was really hard. When I saw what was written on the medical report ... it was hard to see it in black and white.”

"It's just hard to see it with your kid, you know?" she continued.

The emotional moment also had co-stars Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley in tears, with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and Lisa Rinna upset as well.

Richards has past described finding the best care for her daughter "challenging."

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However, she told People she is "learning every day," as her daughter's particular case is not very common. Despite the struggles, Richards said "you take care of your children, no matter what is going on with them."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Denise Richards cries talking about daughter Eloise's health issues