"Someone is desperate for a diamond," says Grammer.
UPDATE at 10:20am PT on January 9, 2020: Brandi Glanville responded to the rumors by simply saying she's not "allowed" to respond.
When you want to respond but are not “allowed” to... pic.twitter.com/PKl5cgMWYx— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) January 9, 2020
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And Richards has some backup in Camille Grammer.
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.
I just got “Denised”— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) December 29, 2019
Seriously bitch???? You wanna play-— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) December 29, 2019
Going into 2020 like... pic.twitter.com/EJi7LJ0gD8— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) December 29, 2019
1-blackmail is illegal— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) December 30, 2019
2-I have no skeletons in my closet (they’re all on the internet)
3-slut shaming is soooooo last year
Bravo also isn't talking.
Camille Grammer, however, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share her two cents -- also saying none of it happened.
It’s BS. It didn’t happen. Somebody is desperate for a diamond.— Camille Meyer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 8, 2020
The story isn’t true. It may play out this season.. I don’t know? She didn’t do anything with BG.— Camille Meyer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 8, 2020
It may come up... a desperate person looking to start drama to get back in the show full time. Some people will lie about anything SMH— Camille Meyer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 8, 2020
Spoiler alert. She didn’t hook up with BG.— Camille Meyer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 8, 2020
I would like to see the diamond holders actually carry a season instead of guests or friends.— Camille Meyer (@TheRealCamilleG) January 8, 2020
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."
Brandi teased some of the upcoming drama back in November as well, before the rest of the women went on their apparently-explosive trip to Rome.
"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."