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Christina Applegate Was Asked To Be on RHOBH

Christina Applegate was almost a Housewife! But Christina and Jamie-Lynn are both big fans, watching way more reality TV than they should.

On the latest episode of Christina and Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s podcast Messy, they interviewed Only Murders in the Building star Martin Short. Martin admitted that he’s not a fan of reality TV. During the conversation, Christina admitted that she was once offered her very own diamond on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“I was asked to be a Housewife for Beverly Hills,” the Married with Children star announced, to the surprise of both Martin and Jamie-Lynn. “They asked me to be one 10 years ago … I ended up becoming really good friends with the executive producer of it because our kids went to school together.”

“The worst Housewife”

The Dead to Me star further shared that when she asked her friend if he thought she would make a good Housewife, he told her, “It would have been the most boring sh*t I have ever seen in my life.” She agreed wholeheartedly.

“I wouldn’t have shown up to any dinners,” she says. “I would have been in my sweatpants, and I’d be laying in bed. What fun is that? No. I would be the worst Housewife.”

What I wouldn’t give to see her take on Erika Jayne or make fun of pretentious Dorit Kemsley, though. And I could see her being besties with quirky Sutton Stracke. What a missed opportunity!

Even though she never became a star of reality TV, she loves watching it. “In the two years that I have been watching from my bed,” she laughs, “I have probably watched 300 hours of reality television.”

When Martin asked whether she would be friends with any of the Housewives in real life, Christina said she prefers the Below Deck people.

“I’m kind of friends with some of them now,” she said. “The stews and stuff like that. I have slipped into their DMs and become friends with, like, Captain Lee [Rosbach] — he’s amazing — Kate Chastain, and Daisy [Kelliher]. I’m more [attracted to] the Below Deck people because they are interesting.”

Bette wants her diamond

While Christina would rather watch the show than be part of it, another Hollywood star would love her very own diamond. Adding the great Bette Middler to the RHOBH cast would really be the Wind Beneath My Wings. 

In March, Bette put her longing to join the cast out into the universe when she posted on X (formerly known as Twitter): “Is it too late for me to become a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills? I’ve never watched it, but I am in the mood to talk some sh*t. And to get paid for it? A dream! #RHOBH.”

Andy Cohen said he was all in if only she were serious. “She would be the grand dame of Beverly Hills in a second,” Andy predicted. But, realistically, he questioned whether she would enjoy the lack of privacy after working with her on a 48 Hours profile back in the ’90s.

“She did not care for this process of ours at all,” Andy recalled. “My only concern, as I was really thinking this through, is I don’t know that she would love us just showing up with cameras running, gunning her.”

Still, Andy says, “I will be very excited for Bette Midler to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … Also, I mean, Bette Midler is a superstar. How much would that cost because she said she wants to make a lot of money to sh*t talk?”

Sadly, Crystal Kung Minkoff was stripped of her diamond this week. We’ve got one available if either of these Hollywood icons would like to claim it.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is currently streaming on Peacock.