Denise Richards is the latest addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Denise recently told the Chicago Tribune she joined because, “I’ve been a fan of the show for a long time, and I’m very close to (cast member) Lisa Rinna and she had fun on the show, and I thought it would be fun to be a part of it.” Denise is an actress and she previously starred on her own reality series, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, that premiered months after her 2006 divorce from actor Charlie Sheen. Charlie was mentioned quite a bit during the premiere of the RHOBH this season. He was shown in a clip from a movie that he co-starred in with Denise. However; it turns out that we won’t be seeing Charlie on the show except for a cameo.
Charlie, former star of hit show Two and a Half Men, had implied over the summer that he may appear on the RHOBH with his daughters and Denise. However; he recently revealed he will not be appearing. Charlie told Extra, “You’re gonna see the girls. I don’t appear on shows I don’t watch.”
There had been discussions about whether Denise would join the RHOBH prior to this season. Denise told the Chicago Tribune, “There were talks in the past, and I, personally, to do a show like this, I would want to be able to be honest and open, and I was going through a lot of stuff personally and it wasn’t the right time for me to do a show where I could be that honest and open at the time. So I think it’s all in timing, and also, I’m in a really good place and able to take that time out.”
Denise is good friends with Lisa Rinna, and she also knew many of the RHOBH stars prior to joining the cast. Denise explained, “I met quite a few times Camille (Grammer), and I was briefly in a mommy-and-me class with Teddi (Mellencamp Arroyave), but I didn’t get to know her. So really the only ones I really knew were Lisa (Rinna) and Kyle (Richards) — we had met years ago. We did an episode together of Watch What Happens Live and we had dinner the night before. Our paths have crossed quite a few times.”
Denise feels really welcomed by the group. Denise shared, “Honestly, the women have been so welcoming of me, and I right away really liked all of them. I had such a great time, and I think they’re beautiful, strong women, and no matter what goes on, any sort of discord between any of them at any time, they’re still there for each other to support one another, and I love that about them. And so right away, I felt very comfortable and immediately liked them.”
Denise is busy as a working actress, so we will see that on the show. She said, “I’m working a lot as an actress. Cameras follow me on location. They see me with my children. They see me navigate juggling teenagers, and my youngest daughter also has special needs. They’ll see an ex-boyfriend of mine, whom I’m very close to. He’s a big part of my life. He’s on the show a bit. It’s everyday slice-of-life and me also integrating with the other women.” Denise added that she had fun on the show, which is why she joined. Initially Denise wasn’t going to film her wedding on the show, but she ended up letting the cameras be there. “This is a fun show and it’s very also entertaining and we’re all pretty open. That’s why I chose to even film my wedding. We didn’t set out to film the wedding. We weren’t sure when we were going to get married and we both said, my husband and I, if we’re filming the show we would do it because otherwise, how could I say that I’m doing a reality show if I’m not going to show certain parts of my life? So I’m pretty open on it,” she said.
Is Denise worried about the Real Housewives ‘marriage curse?’ No! Denise said, “I think those relationships probably wouldn’t have lasted anyway. I don’t think the show will make or break a relationship. I think if a relationship fails, it will fail regardless. There are many that are still married too.”
Denise summed up, “I’m who I am on the show. People will either love watching me or they’ll hate watching me. I didn’t set out to try and be something I wasn’t, and I just hope that people watch the show and are entertained by it. I think it’s a great season. I’m a fan of the show, and this season is filled with so much ups and downs and drama and a lot of laughter. We have a good time together, so I think that people who are fans of the show and people who have never seen it, if they tune in, I think they’ll really enjoy watching it.”
I’m so excited that Denise is now on the RHOBH! I think she’s the perfect addition. I was a fan of her as an actress before, and I think she’ll be great on the RHOBH as well. Even if Charlie only appears in a cameo on the show, that’s still winning! I’d like to see him on the show with Denise but I understand why he wouldn’t want to. Perhaps next season he will, you never know. I’ll take a cameo of him on the show. I’m looking forward to this season!
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