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Denise Richards Reflects on Her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Experience

Denise Richards was kind of like a flash of lightning on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was there until she wasn’t and abruptly quit after being ganged up on by most of the cast.

Viewers only got two seasons of Denise, who was a pretty good get for the show. Maybe too good because fans enjoyed Denise and her co-stars did not. After Brandi Glanville came in during Season 10, a season that was treading on thin ice due to the disappearance of Lisa Vanderpump, she accused Denise of having a sordid lesbian affair.

Lisa Rinna was a big factor in the big mouth that did a lot of nasty talking Denise’s way. Now that Rinna is out, would Denise consider coming back in? She talked about it on an episode of Just B with Bethenny Frankel.

The door is open

Denise isn’t counting out an RHOBH comeback, though it’s safe to say it helps that Rinna is out of the picture. We already know she’s popping up at Kyle Richards’ infamous weed dinner from hell and calling Erika Jayne evil.

When speaking with Beth on her podcast, Denise mentioned she attended a film screening of Garcelle Beauvais’ new flick that was taped for the show. Garcelle wants Denise on RHOBH again immediately and the invite to rejoin came from her mouth. “I didn’t ask to be paid to go to her screening, I didn’t expect it, I was truly going to support her [Garcelle] and they were filming it,” Denise said.

While Denise had 99 problems during her RHOBH tenure, Garcelle was not one of them. “Garcelle, I was friends with her before the show. I will continue to be friends with her. I love her,” she shared. I’m actually a tad shocked Bethenny was quiet for so long and allowed Denise to speak.

Rinna was the worst, allegedly

According to Denise, in summary, her experience on the show was shitty. Largely in part to Brandi and Rinna. “My experience with Lisa Rinna was so bad that I thought, ‘OK, what would happen next season?’”

Denise continued, ”I did have a shitty experience. It wasn’t good with Lisa Rinna and it was sad to me. I had a 20-year friendship with her. And to see how she could sacrifice a friendship of 20 years for a show that isn’t gonna last forever — obviously, she isn’t on it anymore — like, at what cost?” The answer to that is Rinna’s diamond because she’s gone with the wind.

Will Denise come back full time? Never say never. “We’ll see whatever happens. I don’t know if they’ll ask me back, I just did a few episodes. I didn’t call to say, ‘Hey, can I come back?'” Denise said. “After my second season, I also — because I wanted it to be real — thought, ‘How would this make sense, if all the women f**king hate me?’”

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills continues on Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.