On Wednesday, Denise confirmed to Variety that she would not be returning to RHOBH for season 11.
This comes amid Denise’s season 10 long drama with Brandi Glanville, who alleges the two slept together and that Denise and her husband Aaron Phypers have an open marriage. Denise has and continues to deny both claims.
Back in July, Denise told The Washington Post she would return for season 11 if “it makes sense.”
She explained: “I actually had so much fun my first season, and I formed genuine friendships. This season was very different, but I would never say I regret anything. I just roll with the punches.”
Meanwhile, Garcelle Beauvais, Denise’s closest friend and ally on RHOBH, revealed that she would only return for season 11 if Denise did.
“She’s like, ‘If you don’t come back, I’m not coming back,’” Garcelle said on SiriusXM’s EW Live in August. “And I’m like, ‘And if you don’t come back, I’m not coming back.’”
Speaking of Garcelle, she seemingly reacted to Denise’s exit announcement on Instagram.
The RHOBH newbie shared a photo that read: “PLOT TWIST” along with the caption, “#plottwist Things just got interesting…”
Erika Girardi, on the other hand, had a much sassier and shady reaction to Denise’s exit from RHOBH.
On Twitter, Erika shared a savage gif from the 80s show Small Wonder showing a boy rudely slamming the door in a little girl’s face.
“Bye,” Erika wrote along with a waving hand emoji.
Bye ?? pic.twitter.com/mq3xN28tbd
— Erika Jayne (@erikajayne) September 10, 2020
Erika’s send-off to Denise didn’t sit well with some RHOBH fans who felt the post was mean.
“What has Denise done to you specifically that warranted this post? I’m still trying [to] wrap my head around what exactly you are so mad about in all sincerity,” one fan wrote.
Another commented, “You are such an incredibly awful person. No compassion.”
“Classless. You were one of my favs until this season. You used to stand up for what was right,” another fan replied.
“It’s just shocking that people find you cold and mean,” a fan also added.
If all of that weren’t enough drama, there’s more.
Deux Moi and Best of Bravo are reporting that Denise left RHOBH because Bravo “wouldn’t give her the money she wanted.”
This claim is unconfirmed at this point, but it would be an interesting twist in the season 10 drama.
Part 3 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 10 reunion airs on September 16.
Are you surprised by Denise’s is leaving? Why do you think Denise decided to go? Will Garcelle be announcing her departure next? Was Erika’s reaction to Denise’s exit mean? Sound off below!