Reality star Denise Richards is more than willing to make a comeback to the hit Bravo reality series, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Richards initially joined the show for its ninth and tenth final season but left after clashing with another star, Lisa Rinna.
Richards recently spoke to Sirius XM’s Jeff Lewis and revealed that she’d return to The Housewives cast even with Rinna still on the show. She also discredited rumors claiming that she swore never to return to the show as long as Rinna remained on it.
Richards also revealed that Rinna had apologized and that she had accepted it but that they could never be close friends again. Earlier this year, Richards spoke about how she enjoyed her time on the show, even though she eventually chose to leave.
Read on to find out more.
Denise Richards Is Willing To Return To ‘RHOBH’
During a recent interview with Jeff Lewis of Sirius XM, Richards revealed that she would be happy to return to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She clarified that she would do it even if Rinna were still a cast member and that she has no problem “filming with her.”
Richards and Rinna were very close friends until season ten, when Rinna accused 59-year-old Richards of being a liar and having a secret affair with Brandi Glanville. Shortly after, the “Wild Things” actress walked out of the show and refused to return.
Richards never expressly stated that the fight with Rinna was the reason she left the show. She told Sirius XM, “Yeah, I’ve always said that. Never say never, you know.”
She Discredited The Rumors
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During the Sirius XM interview (via Daily Mail), Richards also commented on several rumors claiming she’d refused to return to the show until Rinna was removed from the cast. She said, “That is not true. I would be fine with working with Lisa and filming with her. I never said I wouldn’t come back with her.”
She also explained that she had no grudge against Rinna because she had already apologized after the fight. Richards said, “She reached out to me, she sent me a text apologizing. There was a rumour that I never responded but I did respond, I responded right away.”
Lisa Rinna Apologized To Denise Richards
During a recent conversation with US Weekly, Richards also spoke about Rinna’s apology after her public accusations. She said, “She did reach out to me and she did apologize and it meant a lot to me that she did.”
According to a Page Six report with a screenshot, Rinna did apologize to Richards in a text message. Her text read, “Denise, I’m deeply sorry for the way I treated you on and around the show. I hope you are doing well, and I wish you and your family nothing but the very best.”
Richards’s reply came shortly later and read, “Thank you so much for your text. It means a lot. I hope you and your family are good.” However, the “Love Accidentally” actress told Sirius XM that she and Rinna can’t be close friends ever again.
She said, “I will say this. Lisa Rinna, she plays dirty, she can be really nasty, and so I think that’s just something to know about with her being on the show… I don’t think I would ever. I could never be close friends with her after what happened… So it’s hard for me to actually believe that the apology is genuine.”
Denise Richards Enjoyed The Show Before She Left
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During a June interview with US Weekly, Richards spoke about her decision to leave “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She explained that although it was her choice to leave the show, she really enjoyed her time there.
She said, “I absolutely don’t regret going on the show. I really loved working. I love the moments that we had traveling and dinners with each other. And there’s a great camaraderie with the womanhood on the show. And that’s something that I think is really positive.”