Some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers have strong opinions on how this particular cast conducts themselves in a hostile environment. Having disagreements is just part of the job, but it seems like events of an inorganic nature have invaded this franchise more often than not. Exhibit A: the ridiculous Puppygate saga or Exhibit B: the Brandi Glanville and Denise Richards alleged affair.
Playing a key role in both of these occasions was Lisa Rinna. Rinna identifies as more of a follower than a leader in that she’ll follow whatever Kyle Richards does, because worker bees have to stay close to their Queen. RHOBH lost two big players and rumor has it, one of them would consider coming back. On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Garcelle Beauvais intimated Denise might entertain a return if “someone” left. Now Denise sets the record straight and “someone” thinks it’s real knee-slapper.
Cries of fraud are certainly not reserved for Erika Jayne. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is bringing the drama and the ratings to the new season thanks to dumping poor old Tom Girardi when he burned through all of his money. Erika probably feels like people are criticizing her every move, and she would be exactly right, but EJ isn’t the only one trying to stay out of court.
Denise Richards left RHOBH after the cast who never gangs up on people ganged up on her and turned her personal life into stunt gossip with some help from Brandi Glanville. After quitting the show, Denise endured multiple cleansing rituals to rid her body of toxins absorbed through Lisa Rinna’s personality and life has been relatively peaceful – until now. It’s time for Denise to fire up the sage and wave it towards her former landlords because they are suing her for fraud and over $100k.
During the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the cast was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Erika Jayne. She was finally going to spill the tea about her divorce from Tom Girardi. And Brandi Glanville wasn’t there because she isn’t part of Season 11, even though she did all the heavy lifting last season.
Brandi created all the drama for RHOBH Season 10 when she alleged that she had a sexual rendezvous with co-star Denise Richards. During the anxiety-inducing cast trip to Rome, the Beverly Hills ladies confronted Denise and demanded that she address her relationship with Brandi. Teddi Mellencamp, Lisa Rinna, and Kyle Richards led the gang-up. Then Teddi had to pop back into her father’s shadow.
We’re off to the races with yet another season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and it seems like this season has a chance of being as great as the good old days. Last year, despite the show successfully attracting plenty of viewers, was hard to watch. The group ganged up on everyone’s favorite raggamuffin Denise Richards after she wouldn’t admit to hooking up with Brandi Glanville. Brandi really finally thought she had a shot at getting a diamond back in her hand by outing Denise. But in the end, Denise has the last laugh (with a Casamigos in hand) because she’s a real-life successful actress with a happy family. And Brandi is just begging for Bravo to give her a check any way they can. And now blaming the whole rumor on her only friend Kim Richards.
Denise graced us with her presence on RHOBH and while she didn’t always tell the truth, she was a lot of fun. Whether it was talking about her husband Aaron Phypers getting happy endings or screaming the iconic words “Bravo Bravo F–king Bravo,” she was good housewife material. But after the mean girl gang made her hookup rumors the only storyline of the season, it’s no wonder she said “peace” and left the show for good. At least Garcelle Beauvais was there to be a kind and true friend to Denise, or she would’ve been alone to fend for herself.
There’s really a lot of untapped potential with the househusbands of Bravo. The men on the Real Housewives of New Jersey could have their own spin-off because they’re just as involved in the drama as the women are. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City could do a deep-dive on Mary Cosby and Jen Shah’s husbands alone. And then we have the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where the men never shy away from the drama — remember how Denise Richards let Aaron Phypers run wild to defend her against her castmates last season?
Two of the most-loved RHOBH men are undoubtedly Kyle Richards’ husband Mauricio Umansky and Dorit Kemsley’s hubby PK Kemsley. They have an adorable friendship, get into hilarious antics and sometimes, in M’s case, get a little stoned now and again.
Bless her damn heart. Brandi Glanville still doesn’t have a diamond. After slapping Lisa Vanderpump and causing multiple controversies on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Brandi found herself out of a job. The second she received a #pinkslipbybravo, Brandi started a campaign to try and get her gig back. Always finding herself in rather questionable situations, it seemed Brandi’s only shot was to create drama with people still actively employed on the show.
Most of the cast treated Brandi like a pariah, until they needed her for something. That “something” was a scandalous storyline with Denise Richards to pump up the drama on an otherwise lame season. In an attempt to throw the scent off the alleged affair with Brandi, Denise implied Brandi hooked up with yet another cast member. While we still don’t know if that is a fact, what we do know is it wasn’t Kim Richards. Thank God.
On Season 10 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, “OG” Kyle Richards wasn’t shy about sharing her opinions about her co-stars’ looks. Kyle lost her mind when Dorit Kemsley was late to Teddi Mellencamp’s retreat. Dorit showed up late after obviously being glammed up, and Kyle didn’t appreciate it.
RHOBH viewers were treated to even more trash-talking from Kyle when she attended Denise Richards and her husband’s Aaron Phypers’ low-key pizza party. Kyle discovered that Dorit was late to Teddi’s function because she did an Instagram photo shoot. When Denise defended Dorit, Kyle said that Denise looked like a “ragamuffin.” Gasp!
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Denise Richards announced in September that she was exiting the show. She had a pretty rough season. RHOBH viewers saw Brandi Glanville allege that she had a sexual liaison with Denise. Denise, whose husband Aaron Phypers was annoying all season, denied the hookup.
The accusations divided the cast, and “OG” Kyle Richards sided with Brandi. But that wasn’t Kyle’s only issue with Denise. Kyle called out Denise for not engaging with her fellow Housewives and for walking away repeatedly. Denise did not want to discuss these hookup allegations on camera, but Kyle and her bestie Teddi Mellencamp would not be denied.