Lala Kent Says 'You Can't Put a Price' on Daughter Ocean Never Seeing Her Under Influence of Alcohol (Exclusive)

"Sobriety's the best gift I've ever given to myself, and I can't allow my daughter to ever see that version of me," she said

<p>Lala Kent/Instagram</p> Lala Kent and daughter Ocean

Lala Kent/Instagram

Lala Kent and daughter Ocean
  • Lala Kent says that she stays sober so that her daughter Ocean will "never see that version of me"

  • The Vanderpump Rules alum has been sober for almost five years and is mom to daughter Ocean, 2½

  • Kent shares her daughter with ex Randall Emmett

Lala Kent is opening up about why she stays sober.

While chatting with PEOPLE exclusively at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular, the Vanderpump Rules alum, 33, revealed that although she stays sober for herself, she also stays sober for her 2½-year-old daughter, Ocean.

"Sobriety's the best gift I've ever given to myself, and I can't allow my daughter to ever see that version of me," Kent tells PEOPLE.

"I am approaching one day at a time, but I'm approaching five years of sobriety and my daughter's 2½, so I stay sober obviously for me, because if you stay sober for someone else, that's just a recipe for relapse," she says.

"But to think about the fact that my child is always going to see me in this form and never under the influence, you can't put a price on that," Kent adds. "I am very grateful I found sobriety when I did."

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Related: Lala Kent Hits Back at ‘Mom Shaming’ Over Swimsuit Pic: 'Leave Me Alone'

She also notes that her daughter has reached a few important milestones recently, including potty training.

"Oh, she's pottying number one and two on the big girl potty," the reality TV star reveals. "I don't know if my baby is a baby genius. I'm biased, so I'm just going with that. She's just the most magical human I've ever encountered in my life."

Kent shares her daughter with ex Randall Emmett.

In July, the star hit back at negative comments she'd received on a Fourth of July Instagram post, which showed a photo of her daughter Ocean and then a picture of herself in a bodysuit with her hands on her butt.

“I’m so over the mom shaming from some of you women. I’m a parent, I work full time, rarely have a moment just for me, and for just a second on the 4th of July I felt hot and wanted a picture," she wrote.

She added, “Anything but praise is unwelcome. If you have anything negative to say go f— yourself. Leave me alone.”

The reality star went on to note that Ocean and Scheana Shay's 2-year-old daughter Summer, who was featured in a separate photo in the initial post, weren’t present during the photo shoot.

“For the record, the kids weren’t watching me take this picture,” she wrote. “And even if they were, we all have butts. Take time to love on yours.”

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