In a sneak peek of the season 7 premiere of The Real, which airs on Monday, September 21, Denise reveals to her longtime friend, RHOBH co-star, and new host of The Real, Garcelle Beauvais, why she decided to leave Real Housewives.
Denise tells Garcelle, “it was actually a really tough decision” to leave RHOBH ahead of season 11.
“I’ve been a fan of the show and had a lot of fun doing my first season. Obviously, my second season was very challenging,” Denise explains. “You know, I went back and forth with it, and at the end of the day, I decided it was time for me to move on and focus on other projects that I have. I’m glad that I did it, though.”
She also thanks Garcelle for standing by her throughout all the season 10 drama.
“Garcelle, it almost makes me want to cry,” Denise says. “I truly could not have gotten through the season without you, honestly. She is a girl’s girl, a good friend. Your loyalty is beyond, and I really could not have gotten through this season without you.”
As for Garcelle, who said she would leave RHOBH if Denise left, she seems to have a change of heart.
“Well Garcelle, you actually said that if Denise left the show, you would too. So I gotta ask: are you leaving the show?” host Adrienne Houghton asks her new co-host, Garcelle.
“Well, I did say that,” Garcelle replies. “I had a really great time doing the show. It’s up to Bravo, but I’m definitely up for another season.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 11 in mid-2021.
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