UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 13: Denise Richards visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 13, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Denise Richards Explains Why She Joined Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills & What She Will Share On The Show


Now that Denise Richards is a confirmed cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, there are so many questions. Why did she decide to join the show? What is she willing to share? What will her tagline be?

The cast and crew are currently filming Season 9, so there’s no word on that tagline will be, but the actress did recently open up about her decision to return to reality TV.

In an interview with Extra, Denise explained why she decided to be a Housewife: “I went through a lot and have been really private about a lot of things, and just in a really good place right now… and thought it would be fun, so I thought why not?”

She also revealed how this all came together: “Lisa Rinna is a very good friend of mine.  I just asked her about it, she just loves it and has so much fun, so I just thought it would be fun to do.”

So what is Denise willing to share with the audience? At this moment, it doesn’t seem like anything is off the table. She claimed, “I am very open when talking about certain things and what I love about the women is they’re a strong group of women with really strong opinions.”

She has no issue sharing her relationship on the show, unlike many well-seasoned Housewives. Denise revealed, “I actually have a boyfriend. He’s going to be on the show too. His name is Aaron [Phypers] and he’s a great guy. He is game for being part of it.”

She is OK with her three daughters being on the show, but only if they’re genuinely interested. Denise shared, “I told them if they want to, they can. If they don’t, it’s up to them. I don’t ever want to pressure.”

And there’s that major elephant in the room: Denise’s infamous ex-husband Charlie Sheen. He’s going to be mentioned no matter what. Whether it’s on the show or by the fans on social media, he will be a topic of conversation at some point next season. Denise remarked, “I think anyone that’s gone through a divorce… or has a partner that they’re no longer with and there’s kids, there’s a lot of emotions. I think people will be able to also relate. It’s not always gonna be rainbows, cupcakes, and ice cream all the time. That’s alright.” Maybe Charlie will appear on the show? Or she will have a speaker phone conversation with him while she’s en route to Lisa Rinna’s house? Now, that is something that people would want to see.

Aside from that interview, the only other comment that Denise has made so far is in response to a tweet from Andy Cohen. The king of Bravo wrote, “Very excited to welcome @DENISE_RICHARDS to #RHOBH – this is gonna be GREAT.” Denise replied with “Thank you!! Thrilled to be part of this wild journey.” Let’s see if she still feels that way once the season wraps, the episodes start airing, and she gets feedback from the fans.


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