The Wild Things star is exiting the show amid Brandi Glanville drama after two seasons.
UPDATE 9/10/2020 2:32 AM
After news broke of Denise Richards' departure, some of her now-former co-stars on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" have started weighing in. And there clearly isn't much love lost between Richards and some of the ladies.
Erika Jayne kept her response down to one word, with a delightfully unexpected "Small Wonder" meme tossed in to add emphasis to her, "Bye."
Brandi Glanville seemed to allude to the timing of Richards' announcement, coming as it did as the "RHOBH" reunion was dropping on Bravo. "The word of the night is calculated timing," she tweeted. "Are you f--king kidding me?"
She also added in an earlier tweet that she was devastated that she had filmed Wednesday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, meaning it was less than live and she wasn't able to respond to Richards' reunion claims against her -- like saying she was harassing her with "inappropriate" messages and slept with another member of the cast -- or her departure announcement.
Sadly I shot WWHL yesterday I wish I saw the end of this reunion :/
Richards did find a little support from Bethenny Frankel, even as she admitted she hadn't watched the show at all this season. "I have just read about it & I’m happy Denise will find her privacy again."
This tweet came just seven minutes after an earlier tweet (before the announcement broke) where Frankel said of the overall drama involving Richards, "In the words of the wise prophet @CarolineManzo “if you hang out with trash you start to smell like garbage." To this, Manzo offered a simple winky-face emoji and a retweet.
I haven’t seen but I’ve heard. I know & like @DENISE_RICHARDS She should live her life BUT she is on a reality show where someone’s always winning & someone’s losing. In the words of the wise prophet @CarolineManzo “if you hang out with trash you start to smell like garbage” https://t.co/Q2QPUHVook
I am not. I don’t know her. I met her once & she was fun & sweet. I literally haven’t seen this show this year. Like you I have been in pandemic land raising my daughter. I have just read about it & I’m happy Denise will find her privacy again. https://t.co/pmtK5MQUM4
Richards joined the show in 2018, ahead of the show's ninth season. It was a mostly-fun ride her first season, which saw Denise marry husband Aaron Phypers ... and get incredibly candid about their sex life with her costars.
When she returned for Season 10, however, things were a little different between her and the other women. Though it was clear they weren't all getting along, everything really blew up when Brandi Glanville showed up with some claims of her own -- saying, on camera, they had sex.
According to Glanville, she was under the impression Denise and Aaron had an arrangement, where she could have sex with other women. After they allegedly hooked up, however, she said Denise told her she couldn't tell anyone and Aaron would "kill her" if he found out. That made Glanville, who has been cheated on in the past, feel like a home-wrecker. She also claimed Denise said nasty things bout both Erika Jayne and Teddi Mellencamp-Arroyave behind their backs.