The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" gossip train began on Wednesday, when Daily Mail reported that the two had been seeing each other from early 2019 until the middle of the year. The report claimed Denise told Brandi she and husband Aaron Phypers were in an "open marriage," but that apparently wasn't the case and Aaron was "hurt" by the relationship.
According to the publication, after Denise was confronted about the "affair" during a cast trip in Rome, she "basically walked away from" the show. Richards' rep said the report was false.
So far, Brandi hasn't commented on the story publicly, but did send out a series of tweets about being "Denised" in December.
It does appear something has gone down between Denise and the other women, after Lisa Rinna called her out for missing filming an event at Dorit Kemsley's home back in December.
At the time, Denise revealed to her Instagram followers that she experienced some health issues "a couple months ago." After trying her best to "power through" the pain, she said doctors discovered she had two femoral and two inguinal hernias.
Rinna, who's known Denise for over 20 years, commented on the post, "Denise are you ok? You never showed up to Dorit's Sat night we were all so worried about you. What happened?! You said you were coming, you were meeting [newcomer] Garcelle [Beauvais], We never heard from you. What happened?"
She added in a second comment, "Is everything ok? Is everyone ok?"
Camille called Lisa out at the time, tweeting, "Rinna you throw your friend under a bus. How about calling her to see how she's Doing and stop tweeting about it." Rinna replied, "I did reach out to her privately. Thank you for your concern, Camille."
"There's some stuff going down. It's not gonna be PC, I'll tell you that," she revealed. "Everyone's like, 'Oh, everyone loves each other.' Not true. Shit's going down right now and we'll all figure it out soon enough."