Charlie Sheen was invited, but he couldn't attend. Denise assured her inquiring co-stars (most of whom were there; Kyle Richards had a previous engagement) that her ex-husband "really wanted to come" and that there was no bad blood whatsoever.
Oh, did we mention Denise was hours late to her own wedding? She was walking around in sweats with curlers in her hair while Aaron was still in the shower when the wedding was supposed to start. But she didn't care. Before finally making their way out the door, her oldest daughter complained that her feet were hurting, so Denise let her change into sneakers. ("Yes, wear your sneakers. I don't give a shit!") If only more brides could be like this.
The ceremony was supposed to start at 2 p.m., and it was an outdoor wedding in the middle of the summer, meaning guests were literal puddles by the time Denise, Aaron, Denise's two daughters from her marriage to Charlie and her adoptive daughter made it to the venue.
Instead of having her father walk her down the aisle ("I'm the oldest bride in Los Angeles!" she exclaimed), Denise opted to make the trudge with her now-husband. Heavy metal blared as they made their way to the alter, where an ordained minister and a giant infinity sign made of pink roses awaited them. She was in a stunning lacy romper with chiffon overlay and looked even more gorgeous than she did 17 years ago. We didn't know that was possible.
Her father did play a very important role, though. During the ceremony, he lit a candle for his late wife, who Denise was very close to. Denise never chokes up, but she did when she talked about her mom. After she died, Denise's dad ended up moving in with her for five years to help with the girls. It was around the time Charlie was spiraling, so she's very close to her dad, too.
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All the ladies -- including Lisa Vanderpump -- got along beautifully at the event, so we really thought we were going to get through a whole episode with no mention of PuppyGate.
We were wrong. Sigh. We promise we'll keep this next part short and sweet.
After the wedding, Dorit Kemsley and husband PK stumbled upon a Radar Online article citing "sources" who knew information about PuppyGate Dorit claims only VLP and her camp would know. It said Lisa was "extra hurt" and claimed she felt she had been "stabbed in the back" by the Kemsleys.
"This has got Lisa written all over it," Dorit said, claiming that LVP has a "relationship" with the publication.
"Dorit would not be on the show if it weren't for Lisa," the article noted. It also referred to the dog as a "chihuahua mix," which Dorit said no one outside Lisa's team knew, and said the dog "nipped" at one of Dorit's kids, another red flag.
"When I had the conversation with Lisa after we gave Lucy [away] and I called her the next day, Lisa's exact words were, 'So she nipped at the kids? Well, you know, that can happen,'" Dorit recalled. "I remember thinking to myself, 'That's not a word that I've ever used.'"
"It's not nice to have stories circulating; in particular, ones that can be damaging to your reputation, to our children!" Dorit continued. "People's perception is what they read, PK, what they believe!"
"She's got it wrong," PK said calmly. "She's made a mistake."
"So you think this is Lisa?" Dorit asked.
"Who else is it?" PK replied.
Lisa was not confronted with the article Tuesday night, but she continues to deny playing any part in PuppyGate.
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